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California pushes talks on 1st-in-US police shooting rules

Apr. 23, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers worked to find common ground Tuesday between law enforcement groups and reformers intent on adopting first-in-the-nation standards designed to limit fatal shootings by police. A state Senate committee tied together a police-backed measure requiring more...

Prosecutors: No charges for teen who deputies slammed down

Apr. 23, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors aren't filing charges against a Florida teen arrested after deputies pepper-sprayed him and slammed his head into the ground. The Broward County State Attorney's Office released a statement Tuesday that no charges would be filed against the 15-year-old following...

Seattle-area rideshare driver charged with sexual assaults

Apr. 23, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle-area rideshare driver is facing criminal charges following the sexual assault of passengers, authorities said. The case is the latest in a series of assault allegations against ride share drivers or men posing as drivers. Detectives in Bellevue, Washington, arrested Ghassan Shakir...

The Comey firing, as retold by the Mueller report

Apr. 23, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was seething. The FBI director, James Comey, had privately reassured him that he was not personally under investigation. But on May 3, 2017, when Comey was summoned to Capitol Hill to explain his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, he denied the...

The Latest: Prosecutor: Retired detective shot man 10 times

Apr. 23, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on criminal charges against a retired Las Vegas police detective who told authorities she fatally shot her son-in-law while he was visiting his child at her house (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Relatives of a 32-year-old man slain while visiting his son and estranged wife gasped...

Ex-GE engineer charged with stealing trade secrets for China

Apr. 23, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A former General Electric engineer and his business partner in China were indicted Tuesday on charges they stole the company's trade secrets from a New York plant for the Chinese government in what federal prosecutors called "a textbook example" of industrial espionage. The Department...

The Latest: California seeks compromise on police shootings

Apr. 23, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on use of force legislation (all times local): 11:30 a.m. California lawmakers are working to find common ground between law enforcement groups and reformers intent on adopting first-in-the-nation standards designed to limit fatal shootings by police. A state Senate...

Man gets life in prison in death of runner found in NYC park

Apr. 23, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man convicted of murder in the 2016 death of a New York City runner was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday. Chanel Lewis was convicted earlier this month of killing Karina Vetrano in a case that stirred urban fears, helped change the state's DNA-investigation rules and raised...

Thai Election Commission to investigate popular politician

Apr. 23, 2019 11:45 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's state Election Commission has agreed to investigate whether the leader of a popular new political party that ran a strong third in last month's general election may not have been qualified to run as a candidate. Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, leader of the progressive Future...

Prosecutor asks state police to investigate arrest

Apr. 23, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A prosecutor says he has asked West Virginia State Police to investigate the death of a man who slipped into a coma hours after his arrest and never regained consciousness. Wayne County Prosecuting Attorney Thomas Plymale told news outlets that he understood a Kenova police...