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Farmers stand at La Boquilla Dam, where they wrested control on Tuesday from National Guard troops in order to close the valves and reduce the flow of water toward the United States, in Chihuahua State, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. Tuesday's clash between hundreds of farmers and National Guard troops was the latest flashpoint in a months-long conflict over the Mexican government's attempts to pay off its water debt with the United States over objections of local farmers. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez)

Mexico official: Woman's death at water protest was accident

Sep. 18, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The commander of Mexico’s National Guard said Friday the death of a woman shot by guard members at a water protest in northern Mexico earlier this month was “a regrettable accident.” Protesters had fought guardsmen and taken over a dam that is releasing water to pay...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 18, 2020 4:15 PM EDT

Recent editorials of regional and national interest from New England’s newspapers: CONNECTICUT Lawmakers must think big on utilities New Haven Register Sept. 17 A month later, with tempers having cooled, it would be easy to assume that everything is back to normal with Connecticut’s electric...

Police dept charged with abuse overhaul narcotics unit

Sep. 18, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The police department in Massachusetts' third-largest city announced an overhaul of its narcotics unit and other policy changes two months after a federal investigation found its officers routinely used excessive force without consequences. The Springfield Police Department has...

5 charged with damaging US courthouse during Vegas protests

Sep. 18, 2020 3:18 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Five people are facing felony charges of damaging a downtown U.S. bankruptcy courthouse during protests May 30 following the death of a Black man in police custody in Minneapolis, federal officials in Las Vegas said. U.S. Attorney Nicholas Trutanich labeled defendants Alejandro Avalos,...

In this screen grab from video shot by Juanita Davis and provided by The Cochran Firm, a Clayton County, Ga., sheriff’s deputy holds down Roderick Walker while another deputy punches him while on the ground, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, following a traffic stop. (Juanita Davis/Courtesy of The Cochran Firm via AP)

Georgia man says he couldn't breathe during arrest on video

Sep. 18, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Black man who was pinned down and repeatedly punched by a white Georgia sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop that was caught on video said Friday that he couldn’t breathe and lost consciousness during the arrest. “I was scared. I feared for my life, and I just pray, just...

5 officers recommended for dismissal after death in custody

Sep. 18, 2020 2:09 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Five Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers have been recommended for termination for their handling of a man who died after being taken into custody earlier this year. At a press conference Friday, Police Chief Johnny Jennings said the four officers and a sergeant had knowledge that...

Utah state rep could face arrest in defiance of US attorneys

Sep. 18, 2020 12:12 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge has ordered Utah Rep. Phil Lyman to appear in court after prosecutors say he repeatedly ignored requests to hand over his tax records. U.S. law enforcement officials are prepared to arrest him should he be found in contempt of court, said Utah District Judge David...

Man shot by officer is charged with attempted murder

Sep. 18, 2020 10:21 AM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A man who authorities say was shot by a Connecticut police officer to stop him from stabbing another person has been charged with attempted murder and other crimes. Bridgeport police charged Juan Villa, 27, while he was being treated at a hospital for a gunshot wound to the right...

Suspects sought after shots fired at police officers' home

Sep. 18, 2020 6:50 AM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities on Friday were offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrests of two gunmen who opened fire on a home where two New Jersey police officers and their newborn live. The Camden County officers and their 10-day-old infant were inside their home when six bullets...

Takayoshi Yamaguchi, the 78-year-old former chairman of now defunct Japan Life, is arrested and led by police  in Tokyo, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. Japanese police arrested Yamaguchi, who was invited to one of annual cherry blossom viewing parties hosted by the former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in a massive fraud involving thousands of elderly customers.(Kyodo News via AP)

Japan police arrest fraud suspect linked to ex-PM's event

Sep. 18, 2020 5:40 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police on Friday arrested a man on fraud charges linked to annual cherry blossom viewing parties that were hosted by former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, but the new government ruled out an investigation into how the party and its budget were used. Abe's annual cherry party came into...