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A photo provided by the Louisiana State Police shows Trooper George Baker, 33, who died Sunday, May 24, 2020, days after he was struck by another law enforcement vehicle as he aided in a pursuit of two suspects. (Louisiana State Police via AP)

Trooper dies of injuries suffered in on-duty death

May. 24, 2020 8:23 PM EDT

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — A Louisiana state trooper injured last week during a vehicle pursuit died Sunday morning, state police and the governor's office said. Trooper George Baker, 33, was assisting the Hammond Police Department with the pursuit around 2:15 a.m. Wednesday. State police said Baker and another...

Sheriff: Deputy shot armed man who disrupted church service

May. 24, 2020 2:10 PM EDT

WAXHAW, N.C. (AP) — A sheriff’s deputy shot and wounded a man who was armed with a knife when deputies responded to a complaint that he had disrupted an outdoor church service in North Carolina on Sunday, authorities said. Investigators were trying to determine why the man, whose injuries...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, wearing a face mask in line with public health restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, looks at his lawyer inside the court room as his corruption trial opens at the Jerusalem District Court, Sunday, May 24, 2020.  He is the country’s first sitting prime minister ever to go on trial, facing charges of fraud, breach of trust, and accepting bribes in a series of corruption cases stemming from ties to wealthy friends. (Ronen Zvulun/ Pool Photo via AP)

Israel's Netanyahu attacks justice system as trial begins

May. 24, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — To the sounds of his impassioned supporters chanting outside, a defiant Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu strode into a Jerusalem courtroom Sunday to face corruption charges in a long-awaited trial that has overshadowed three inconclusive elections and deeply divided the country....

FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2019, file photo, Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok speaks at a news conference in Khartoum, Sudan. A statement from Hamdok’s office says deadly tribal clashes between Arabs and non-Arabs in the country's South Darfur province that erupted on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, and continued into Wednesday have since subsided. (AP Photo, File)

Sudan to establish police force to protect health workers

May. 23, 2020 11:14 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's transitional authorities are working to create a police force to protect health facilities, the prime minister's office said Saturday, as attacks against health workers and hospitals increase amid the coronavirus pandemic. The move came after doctors across the country threatened...

Moscow police detain man who threatened to blow up bank

May. 23, 2020 8:42 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Police in Moscow have detained a man who threatened to blow up a bank with explosives he claimed to be carrying. The man, carrying a bag from a food delivery courier service, entered the Alfa Bank branch office on a main Moscow thoroughfare on Saturday afternoon. Alfa Bank said its employees...

Prosecutor to drop charge against Breonna Taylor's boyfriend

May. 22, 2020 5:02 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky prosecutor is moving to dismiss an attempted murder charge against the boyfriend of Breonna Taylor, who shot a police officer as they entered Taylor's home. Tom Wine, Louisville's top prosecutor, announced Friday that the case needs more investigation and he wants to let...

Bosnia to probe alleged police brutality in migrant camp

May. 22, 2020 9:09 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian authorities will hold an internal investigation into police conduct at a U.N.-run migrant camp in the country after a video emerged this week allegedly showing a group of police savagely beating a camp resident. In a statement Friday, the United Nations resident...

Police: Man killed in shoot-out after shooting officer

May. 22, 2020 7:53 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man suspected of shooting an off-duty police officer in Tennessee was later killed in a shoot-out with officers along an interstate, Nashville police said. The unidentified man shot Officer Darrell Osment while the officer was walking his dog in plain clothes Thursday night,...

FILE - In this March 19, 2020, file photo, Bianca Austin composes herself before making remarks during a vigil for her niece, Breonna Taylor, outside the Judicial Center in downtown Louisville, Ky. A high-profile civil rights attorney says, Taylor, a black emergency medical worker fatally shot by police in Kentucky was “executed” in her home. Benjamin Crump made the comment Wednesday, May 20, 2020, to the Louisville public safety committee, which heard testimony about Breonna Taylor's death. (Sam Upshaw/Courier Journal via AP, File)

Louisville chief, under fire in black woman's death, retires

May. 21, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky police chief is abruptly retiring as calls for his ouster intensified in the wake of a fatal shooting by officers of a black woman in her home. Louisville Police Chief Steve Conrad sent out a letter to officers Thursday afternoon, saying there have been “a lot of...

FILE- This undated file photo provided by the Houston Police Department shows Gerald Goines in Houston. Prosecutors say they expect to dismiss at least 91 more drug convictions tied to Goines, a former Houston police officer whose cases are being reviewed following a deadly drug raid. The Thursday, May 21, 2020, announcement comes after the Harris County District Attorney's Office had said in February it would dismiss 73 cases connected to ex-officer Goines.(Houston Police Department via AP, File)

DA: 91 more drug cases tied to ex-Texas cop to be dismissed

May. 21, 2020 2:14 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Prosecutors announced Thursday they expect to dismiss at least 91 more drug convictions tied to an indicted ex-Houston police officer whose cases are being reviewed following a deadly drug raid. This comes after the Harris County District Attorney’s Office had announced in February...