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Man charged with making threats against Dominican president

Sep. 20, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who authorities say made internet threats to kidnap, injure and kill Dominican Republic President Luis Abinader prior to the arrival of officials for this week's United Nations' proceedings was ordered held without bail on Monday as a danger to the community. ...

Deputy's shooting sends 'shock waves,' says sheriff

Sep. 20, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

NEW HARMONY, Ind. (AP) — Neighbors are shocked over a shooting in a southwestern Indiana town that involved a sheriff's deputy and a former law enforcer. Posey County sheriff's Deputy Bryan Hicks was shot in the head Saturday night in New Harmony and was recovering at...

Trial set for Texas officer who shot Black woman in her home

Sep. 20, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A date has been set for the trial of a former Fort Worth police officer who was charged with murder after shooting a Black woman through a back window of her home while responding to a call about an open front door in 2019. Aaron Dean's trial is...

Government resumes prosecution in deadly 'swatting' case

Sep. 20, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas gamer whose online dispute with another player sparked a deadly hoax call will have to face a jury after violating the terms of a diversion deal he made with prosecutors, a judge ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren granted...

Federal officer arrested at Capitol rally won't be charged

Sep. 20, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal law enforcement officer was arrested carrying a gun at Saturday’s rally at the U.S. Capitol billed to support the suspects charged in January’s insurrection but will not be prosecuted. The 27-year-old New Jersey man is an officer with...

EXPLAINER: New charge unlikely for ex-cops in Floyd death

Sep. 20, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court's decision to overturn the third-degree murder conviction of a former Minneapolis police officer likely won’t change the cases against the three former officers charged in George Floyd’s death. ...

Union condemns German police violence toward journalists

Sep. 20, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German Journalists Association on Monday condemned attacks by police against reporters covering a far-left protest in the eastern city of Leipzig on Saturday. The union, known by its German acronym DJV, said at least three journalists were physically...

Man killed in shootout with officers in northern Kentucky

Sep. 20, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

WARSAW, Ky. (AP) — Authorities killed a man who fired at officers in northern Kentucky over the weekend, state police said. Kentucky State Police said they are investigating Saturday morning's shooting in Gallatin County. The man had fired in the...

Heart disease killed ex-deputy who faced federal sentencing

Sep. 20, 2021 09:41 AM EDT

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — An autopsy has blamed heart disease in the death of a former sheriff's deputy whose body was found in his home the day before he would have faced sentencing for his role in an $11 million fraud scheme. The Fremont Tribune...

Moorhead's cadet program aims to diversify police department

Sep. 20, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — Shannon Monroe was hired as Moorhead police chief in 2018, but he’s been with the department since 1994, and he’s watched the community grow more diverse while the police force remains mostly white and male. Monroe has been frustrated with...