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Probe into police hospital shooting referred to prosecutor

Aug. 04, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state investigation into the fatal police shooting of a Black man in an Ohio emergency room is being referred to the county prosecutor, the attorney general announced Wednesday. The state completed its probe into the April shooting death of...

Over half NY Assembly wants to oust Cuomo if he doesn't quit

Aug. 04, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A majority of state Assembly members support beginning impeachment proceedings against Gov. Andrew Cuomo if he doesn't resign over investigative findings that he sexually harassed at least 11 women, according to an Associated Press count Wednesday. ...

Man who fatally stabbed Pentagon officer had troubled past

Aug. 04, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As officials seek clues about what prompted a Georgia man to fatally stab a Pentagon police officer, details of the suspect’s troubled past emerged Wednesday through interviews and court records. Austin William Lanz, 27, was arrested last April for a...

AP: Police brass eyed in probe of Black man's deadly arrest

Aug. 04, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are investigating whether Louisiana State Police brass obstructed justice to protect the troopers seen on long-withheld body camera video punching, dragging and stunning Black motorist Ronald Greene during his fatal 2019 arrest. It...

Police wound man who fired at them during shooting probe

Aug. 04, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Police officers wounded a man in suburban Denver on Tuesday after he allegedly fired on officers questioning a person suspected of being involved in earlier fatal shooting nearby, police said. A bullet went through the sleeve of one officer's...

Police: Decomposed body of woman found in western Iowa park

Aug. 04, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — The badly decomposed body woman has been found in a Council Bluffs city park in western Iowa, police there said. The discovery was made late Tuesday morning in Fairmont Park, and officers were called to the area, Council Bluffs police said...

Florida teen held in choking, beating of boy left in woods

Aug. 04, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

LEESBURG, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida teen is accused of choking and beating a boy and leaving him naked and unconscious in the woods, officials said. The 16-year-old teen from Leesburg told Lake County Sheriff's investigators he intended to kill the boy because of...

Cuomo investigation: What we know and what's next

Aug. 04, 2021 09:25 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s monthslong fall from grace reached a nadir Tuesday, when investigators said they substantiated sexual harassment allegations against him from 11 women, many of whom have worked for him. Cuomo, once widely beloved for his...

Officer dead, suspect killed in violence outside Pentagon

Aug. 03, 2021 21:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pentagon police officer died after being stabbed Tuesday during a burst of violence at a transit center outside the building, and a suspect was shot by law enforcement and died at the scene. The Pentagon, the headquarters of the U.S. military, was...

Kentucky woman dies, caught in flash flood in Arizona canyon

Aug. 03, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a Kentucky woman who was caught in a flash flood in a canyon near the Arizona-Utah border. Coconino County Sheriff’s officials said they received a call Saturday evening about a possible drowning at...