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  • NY took quick precautions after in-custody death

    NEW YORK (AP) — The police killings of two unarmed black men came barely three weeks apart, generating immediate and potentially volatile outrage. But compared with the violent aftermath of Michael Brown's shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, the fallout from the chokehold death of Eric Garner in New York now seems notable for what's been absent:...

  • Sheriff: Ex-Marine inquired about body disposal

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A former Marine charged Tuesday with murder after the body of his alleged lover was found in an abandoned California mine shaft had been looking into how to dispose of a human body, a sheriff's investigator said. Christopher Lee, 24, admitted conducting Internet searches on human body disposal, and a witness told...

  • Rights groups call for openness in Brown case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a dozen civil and human rights groups are appealing for openness in the investigation of the police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Members of the coalition, including the ACLU and National Bar Association, have filed lawsuits seeking the incident report in the shooting of Brown by Ferguson, Missouri,...

  • Mexico says mine firm lied about chemical spill

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's top environmental official said Tuesday that a mining company lied about a spill of millions of gallons of acids and heavy metals that contaminated two rivers and a dam downstream. Environment Secretary Juan Jose Guerra Abud said the mine falsely claimed the spill earlier this month was caused by unusually heavy...

  • Teens arrested in plot after Web activities eyed

    SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Investigators acting on a tip unraveled a plot to carry out a mass shooting at a suburban Los Angeles high school, arresting a pair of students who planned to target three school staffers and kill as many people as possible, police said Tuesday. School officials learned of the plot on Thursday and notified...

  • Ferguson arrests include at least 10 journalists

    NEW YORK (AP) — A photographer for the Getty agency and two German reporters were among the latest journalists arrested while covering protests in Ferguson, Missouri, over the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. At least 10 journalists have been arrested or detained since Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old, was killed Aug. 9 by officer Darren...

  • Fighter War Machine won't contest extradition

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — War Machine, a mixed martial arts fighter accused of brutally beating his porn star girlfriend in Las Vegas and fleeing to a Los Angeles suburb, told a California judge Tuesday he won't contest his return in custody to Nevada, a sheriff's official said. The man born Jonathan Paul Koppenhaver waived extradition in Ventura...

  • Mississippi man shot after cross burning in yard

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi sheriff says a man was beaten and shot two weeks after calling authorities to report a cross burning in his yard, and investigators are trying to determine whether the attack was prompted by people being upset that the man was visited by his mixed-race grandchildren. Deputies were called to a disturbance...

  • Man who killed woman on porch sued for millions

    DETROIT (AP) — A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch is being sued for more than $10 million. The parents of 19-year-old Renisha McBride filed their lawsuit against Theodore Wafer on Tuesday in Wayne County Circuit Court. A jury convicted the 55-year-old Wafer of second-degree murder on Aug. 7. He'll be sentenced...

  • Prosecutor: Killing of drunk driver an 'execution'

    ANGLETON, Texas (AP) — A drunk driver did not deserve "execution" by a Texas father accused of taking the law into his own hands in a fit of rage over the killing of his two sons in a wreck, a prosecutor told jurors on Tuesday. David Barajas is accused of fatally shooting Jose Banda in December 2012, minutes after Banda plowed into a pickup...

  • Police: St. Louis officers kill knife-wielding man

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A large crowd, some chanting "Hands up, don't shoot," gathered Tuesday at the site where St. Louis police officers shot and killed a knife-wielding man after a reported convenience store robbery. The shooting happened just a few miles from Ferguson, where the fatal shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old, Michael Brown, by a white...

  • Man wins release after '90 arson-murder rap tossed

    SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A New York City man who has spent 24 years in prison for setting a fire that killed his daughter will be released from custody while prosecutors decide whether to retry him. U.S. District Judge William Nealon on Tuesday granted 79-year-old Han Tak Lee's request to be released from prison. The judge has already thrown out...

  • Man sought in police killing returned to Mexico

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A man wanted for allegedly killing a police officer in Mexico a decade ago has been returned to that country from the U.S. Immigration agents on Tuesday handed over 39-year-old Flavio Camacho Hernandez to Mexican authorities at a San Diego-area border crossing. Camacho, a Mexican national, was arrested June 4 outside his...

  • Youth groups get $65k from swim club bias case

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Funds from a swim club discrimination settlement have been distributed to six youth groups in the Philadelphia area. The $65,000 in funding is part of a $1.1 million court settlement involving the now-closed Valley Club in Huntington Valley. A Justice Department investigation found the suburban club had been racially...

  • Drug czar promotes updates to northern border plan

    MINOT, N.D. (AP) — The nation's acting drug czar promised more coordination with Canada on drug trafficking issues Tuesday and highlighted his northern border strategy by touring an area in North Dakota where authorities say heroin and other drugs are being pushed by motorcycle gangs and Mexican cartels. Michael Botticelli, acting director of...

  • At least 57 arrested overnight in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The number of people arrested Monday night and Tuesday morning in Ferguson, Missouri, far exceeds what police originally said. A St. Louis County spokeswoman says 57 people were booked at the county jail. Spokeswoman Candace Jarrett says that does not include people taken to municipal jails elsewhere in the region. She did...

  • $1 million Powerball ticket goes unclaimed

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Powerball ticket sold in West Virginia that was worth $1 million from the Feb. 11 drawing has gone unclaimed. West Virginia Lottery spokesman Randy Burnside says no one stepped forward by the Aug. 11 deadline. Ticketholders have 180 days from the drawing date to claim their prizes. The ticket matching five of the six...

  • How can authorities restore order in Ferguson?

    They've lined the streets with police in riot gear, brought in a new black commander with an empathetic manner, imposed a curfew, lifted it and deployed the National Guard. But violence is still erupting nightly in Ferguson, Missouri. After nine days of unrest following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black...

  • WWII bomb found near Frankfurt airport

    BERLIN (AP) — A World War II bomb found Tuesday next to a highway near Frankfurt airport was disposed of in a controlled explosion, causing some disruption to flight operations. A stretch of the A3 highway near Offenbach, outside Frankfurt, was closed Tuesday after the 500-kilogram British bomb was found. Police shut off a 1,000-meter...

  • Tens of thousands march on Pakistani parliament

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters armed with wire cutters and backed by cranes broke through barriers protecting Pakistan's parliament and other government buildings Tuesday night, demanding the country's prime minister resign. Government authorities had warned they would not allow protesters to enter Islamabad's "Red Zone," but...