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June 27, 2017 - 9:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from a U.S. citizen who tried to sue a group of FBI agents over claims they falsely imprisoned and tortured him for several months in Africa. The justices on Tuesday left in place lower court rulings that said Amir Meshal can't go forward...
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June 27, 2017 - 8:37 am
LEWISVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina have identified a home invasion suspect who was shot to death apparently by a neighbor. The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that 23-year-old Horace Wayne Vanlue Jr. of Winston-Salem died in the shooting early Sunday...
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Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, front right, leaves U.S. District Court on the first day of his contempt-of-court trial Monday, June 26, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
June 26, 2017 - 7:36 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's criminal trial opened Monday over his defiance of the courts in traffic patrols that targeted immigrants, marking the most aggressive effort to hold the former lawman of metro Phoenix accountable for tactics that critics say racially profiled Latinos. In...
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FILE - In this Friday June 16, 2017, file photo, Valerie Castile, mother of Philando Castile, a black motorist who was killed by Officer Jeronimo Yanez, speaks about her reaction to a not guilty verdict for Yanez at the Ramsey County Courthouse in St. Paul, Minn. Valerie Castile reached a nearly $3 million settlement in Philando Castile's death, announced Monday, June 26, by attorneys for Valerie Castile and the city of St. Anthony. (Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via AP, File)
June 26, 2017 - 5:13 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mother of Philando Castile, a black motorist killed by a Minnesota police officer last July, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement with the city that employed the officer, avoiding a federal wrongful death lawsuit that attorneys said could have taken years to resolve...
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June 26, 2017 - 3:13 pm
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on a police shooting in South Carolina (all times local): 2:30 p.m. The family of a man killed by an officer working for a South Carolina police department that received heavy scrutiny in a fatal shooting two years ago wants any video of the latest shooting...
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June 26, 2017 - 12:11 pm
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina police officer has shot and killed an armed robbery suspect. North Charleston police spokesman Spencer Pryor said the shooting happened about 11:30 p.m. Sunday after an armed robbery at a convenience store. Pryor says the suspect was taken to a...
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FILE-In this Thursday, July 29, 2010 file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks in Phoenix announcing his crime suppression sweeps. The former longtime sheriff of metro Phoenix will go to court Monday, June 26, 2017, to defend his reputation at a trial in which he's charged with purposefully disobeying a judge's order. Arpaio is charged with criminal contempt-of-court for prolonging his immigration patrols 17 months after a judge ordered them stopped. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
June 26, 2017 - 11:08 am
PHOENIX (AP) — The immigration rhetoric and crackdowns pushed by President Donald Trump have a familiar ring in Arizona, where former Sheriff Joe Arpaio once used similar tactics to become a national figure. Now, Arpaio is going on trial on a criminal charge stemming from those immigration...
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June 26, 2017 - 7:11 am
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina police officer has shot and wounded an armed robbery suspect. North Charleston police spokesman Spencer Pryor said the shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. Sunday after an armed robbery at a convenience store. Pryor says the suspect was taken to a...
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June 25, 2017 - 3:14 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police Chief Charlie Beck told graduating cadets on Saturday to "be strong. Be ethically correct. Do the right thing" after a scandal in the youth program involving allegations of stolen police cars and underage sex. During a ceremony at the University of Southern California,...
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June 25, 2017 - 3:13 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has told graduating cadets to be ethical and "do the right thing" in the wake of a scandal involving the youth program. Speaking to about 2,000 cadets Saturday, Beck also promised to protect them. The ceremony came two days after the chief...
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