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FILE - In this June 7, 2020, file photo, Alondra Cano, a City Council member, speaks during

Proposal to disband Minneapolis police blocked from ballot

Aug. 5, 2020 9:16 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis commission decided Wednesday to take more time to review a City Council amendment to dismantle the Police Department in the wake of George Floyd’s death, ending the possibility of voters deciding the issue in November. Members of the Charter Commission expressed...

Baby dies month after mother fatally shot in Minneapolis

Aug. 5, 2020 8:46 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A prematurely born baby has died a month after her mother was shot and killed in Minneapolis, police said. Minneapolis police were notified early Wednesday that the 4-week-old hospitalized girl had died. The Star Tribune reports her death came exactly one month after her mother,...

FILE - This combination of file photos provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, shows Derek Chauvin, from left, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. Prosecutors say they may revisit the issue of audio-visual coverage of the trials of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd.  Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by him and the other Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Kueng, Lane and Thao have been charged with aiding and abetting Chauvin. (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Defense: Ex-officer at Floyd arrest only did crowd control

Aug. 5, 2020 7:30 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An attorney for one of the four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd argues his client only handled crowd control. Defense attorney Robert Paule filed a memo Wednesday supporting his earlier motion to dismiss charges against Tou Thao for lack of...

Minneapolis commission stalls on proposal to dismantle Police Department, ending its chances of making November ballot

Aug. 5, 2020 6:34 PM EDT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis commission stalls on proposal to dismantle Police Department, ending its chances of making November ballot.

No charges against Brooklyn Center police in fatal shooting

Aug. 5, 2020 6:19 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — No charges will be filed against Brooklyn Center police in the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old man last year, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Wednesday. Prosecutors concluded that the two officers who fired six shots at Kobe Dimock-Heisler had a “reasonable fear”...

Fatal shooting is 42nd homicide in Minneapolis this year

Aug. 5, 2020 8:23 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police are investigating a fatal shooting in the Ventura Village neighborhood. Officers responded to a report of shots fired about 5:15 p.m. Tuesday and found a man in his 30s who was suffering from gunshot wounds, according to police spokesman John Elder. He was not...

People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus pass on a crosswalk on a street in Tokyo, Tuesday, Aug, 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

The Latest: Japan governor touts gargling product for virus

Aug. 4, 2020 11:22 PM EDT

TOKYO — A governor in Japan is drawing skeptical criticism after he touted a gargling product as effective against the coronavirus, an assertion that, despite its dubiousness, emptied some store shelves of the medicine. Shares of Shionogi & Co. and Meiji Holdings Co., which make Isojin, soared in Tokyo...

FILE - In this July 29, 2020 file photo, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey speaks during a press conference in Minneapolis. In an interview with the Minneapolis Star Tribune Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, Frey said that Gov. Tim Walz hesitated to send in the National Guard to quell the growing violence after the death of George Floyd and then blamed him for allowing the city to burn. (Evan Frost/Minnesota Public Radio via AP File)

Minneapolis mayor: City seeks right mentors for new officers

Aug. 4, 2020 3:22 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said the city is working to pair new police officers with “the right individuals” for field training following George Floyd's death, in which a senior officer rejected a younger colleague's question about how Floyd was being restrained. In an...

Walz again requests federal help to rebuild after unrest

Aug. 3, 2020 6:20 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is again asking for federal help to rebuild from the unrest that followed George Floyd’s death. Walz said Monday he has requested a U.S. Small Business Administration disaster declaration that would free up low-interest loans to help property owners...

FILE - This combination of file photos provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, shows Derek Chauvin, from left, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao. Prosecutors say they may revisit the issue of audio-visual coverage of the trials of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd.  Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by him and the other Minneapolis police officers on May 25. Kueng, Lane and Thao have been charged with aiding and abetting Chauvin. (Hennepin County Sheriff's Office via AP)

British paper publishes police bodycam video of Floyd arrest

Aug. 3, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota court is investigating how a British newspaper obtained police body-camera footage showing the arrest and death of George Floyd. The Daily Mail on Monday published parts of videos from two Minneapolis police officers involved in Floyd's arrest on May 25. A Hennepin County...