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Nashville officer chided for not using gun in prior shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 3:11am

Newly revealed police records show a white Nashville police officer charged with fatally shooting an armed black man who was running away had been reprimanded by supervisors months earlier for not shooting another armed suspect in a similar case.

Bryant and Philly: From hero to traitor to beloved

Dan Gelston, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 1:28am

Jeered like a traitor just a few miles from the high school where he won a state title, Kobe Bryant stewed on the bench as the final minutes of the 2002 All-Star game ticked away. Nearly every fan in Philadelphia had booed the hometown guy whenever he touched the ball.

$20K raised to help man who survived 1952 lynching attempt

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 1:17am

A North Carolina man who survived an attempted lynching in 1952 has been helped by hundreds of people to move to a new home Tuesday so a highway can be expanded.

In #metoo era, Kobe and other athletes often get a pass

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 1:13am

Folded conveniently into the narratives about his “complicated past” was the detail about Kobe Bryant that could’ve wrecked him.

Police: Handcuffed man shot and killed inside cruiser

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 1:08am

A man who had been handcuffed with his arms behind his back by police in Maryland was shot and killed inside an officer's cruiser.

Analysis: NBA made a good call moving Lakers-Clippers game

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 28th - 12:58am

without question — as a finalist for enshrinement in this year’s class of inductees to the Basketball Hall of Fame. The playoffs are less than three months away. There’s an Olympics after that. The Hall induction comes in the fall, where someone will have the arduous task of giving a speech on Bryant’s behalf.

Appellate court weighs Florida law on felon voting rights

Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 11:19pm

Lawyers for the electoral battleground state of Florida are asking a U.S. appellate court to set aside a ruling that let some impoverished felons regain access to the ballot box, despite owing fines and other legal debts.

Harvey Weinstein NYC sex assault trial picks up pace

Tom Hays and Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 11:14pm

The closely watched #Metoo era rape trial of Harvey Weinstein is moving at a faster pace than predicted, with three more of his accusers expected to testify against the disgraced movie mogul before the end of the week.

Pilot of Bryant helicopter tried to avoid heavy fog

Stefanie Dazio, David Koenig and Bernard Condon, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 11:08pm

A veteran pilot who plunged into a Los Angeles-area hillside, killing Kobe Bryant and eight others, had tried to avoid fog so heavy that it had grounded police choppers, authorities said.

'Palm Springs' sets a Sundance record in $17.5M sale

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 11:06pm

The “Groundhog Day”-esque comedy “Palm Springs,” by Andy Samberg and the Lonely Island, has set an acquisition record at the Sundance Film Festival by 69 cents.

Pence visiting Wisconsin's capital city, liberal stronghold

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 10:48pm

Vice President Mike Pence's planned visit on Tuesday to Wisconsin's liberal stronghold of Madison may signal the opening of a new front in the hotly contested campaign to win the battleground state.

Search suspended for missing crew in Louisiana barge crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 7:38pm

The search for three men who went missing on the Mississippi River when two barge towing vessels collided has been suspended, The U.S. Coast Guard said Monday night.

Washington Post places reporter on leave after Bryant tweet

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 6:36pm

The Washington Post has placed a political reporter on administrative leave after she tweeted a link to a story about rape allegations against NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, who was killed Sunday. Dozens of journalists at the newspaper criticized the decision.

Man pleads guilty to killings of San Diego homeless men

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 6:21pm

A man with a criminal record and history of mental illness pleaded guilty on Monday to four counts of murder in a string of deadly attacks on sleeping homeless men in San Diego, two of whom were set on fire.

Man who shipped gun parts to Swedish Nazis gets 7-plus years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 5:37pm

A Washington state man convicted of gun crimes that included shipping firearm parts to neo-Nazis in Sweden was sentenced Monday to more than seven years in prison.

Man accused in assault of four women, teen, out of jail

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 5:34pm

A North Carolina man accused of kidnapping and assaulting four women and a teenage girl was released from jail on Monday after a judge changed his bond status.

US investigator: Final transmission from pilot of Kobe Bryant’s helicopter said he was climbing to avoid cloud layer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 5:29pm

US investigator: Final transmission from pilot of Kobe Bryant’s helicopter said he was climbing to avoid cloud layer.

Grandson’s pitch coaxes Redford out of retirement, briefly

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 5:23pm

Midway through the film festival he founded more than four decades ago, Robert Redford hopped out of a car and hollered to his grandson. The 28-year-old Dylan Redford was later that evening to premiere at Sundance a film he co-directed.

Documents: Prison official misled probe about missing keys

John O'Connor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 27th - 5:11pm

A former assistant prison warden, at the center of an explosive 2012 government email in which a lobbyist alludes to a rape cover-up and illegal hiring, gave false information during an investigation four years earlier into whether he misplaced a bulky ring of keys at a state lockup, documents obtained by The Associated Press show.