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No prosecution in Black man's 2018 custody death

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 4:58pm

No criminal charges will be filed against any of four sheriff's deputies in connection with the 2018 asphyxiation and beating death of a Black man during an arrest in 2018, a suburban New Orleans prosecutor said Tuesday.

Tennessee gov to do 'whatever it takes' in abortion fight

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 4:22pm

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said Tuesday that he will do “whatever it takes in court” to defend one of the strictest abortion bans in the country currently blocked from being implemented.

Minneapolis cops required to report de-escalation efforts

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 4:05pm

The Minneapolis Police Department is changing its policy on reporting use of force incidents to require that officers document their attempts to de-escalate a situation in all incidents, whether or not they end with force being used, the mayor and police chief announced Tuesday.

Victims' lawyer: Drug-diluting pharmacist set to be released

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 3:55pm

A former Missouri pharmacist who pleaded guilty in a scheme to dilute tens of thousands of prescriptions for seriously ill patients to boost profits is being released from prison early because of the coronavirus, according to an attorney for the victims.

Parson: Trump 'focused' on situation with St. Louis couple

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 3:46pm

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said President Donald Trump is focused on and concerned about the possibility that a white St. Louis couple could face criminal charges for displaying guns as they defended their home during a racial injustice protest.

Oklahoma school board forms panel to address Redskins mascot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 3:42pm

An Oklahoma school board decided to appoint a committee that would reevaluate the district's Redskins mascot amid conversations about removing controversial names and images across the country.

Florida urges US Supreme Court to keep stay on felon voting

Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 3:39pm

The state of Florida is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a bid by voting rights advocates to lift a stay on a lower court's ruling that allowed Florida felons to regain the right to vote, regardless of unpaid fines and other financial obligations.

Justice Ginsburg treated in hospital for possible infection

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 3:37pm

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was being treated for a possible infection and was expected to stay in the hospital for a few days following a medical procedure, the Supreme Court said in a statement Tuesday.

Woman pleads not guilty to charges in Texas soldier's death

Acacia Coronado/Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 3:26pm

A 22-year-old woman accused of helping hide the body of a slain Texas soldier pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges related to the crime.

First COVID-19 vaccine tested in US poised for final testing

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 3:12pm

The first COVID-19 vaccine tested in the U.S. revved up people’s immune systems just the way scientists had hoped, researchers report and the shots are ready to begin final testing.

Oklahoma man charged with murder in deaths of 3 in car crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 3:03pm

The man accused of drunkenly crashing into a suburban Oklahoma City high school cross-country team and killing three student athletes has been charged with second-degree murder, an upgrade from his initial manslaughter charge.

'Mythbusters' star Grant Imahara dies from brain aneurysm

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 2:38pm

Grant Imahara, the longtime host of Discovery Channel’s “Mythbusters,” died from a brain aneurysm, the network said Tuesday.

Report: Inmate wore janitor's uniform to escape from prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 2:06pm

An inmate who escaped from a North Carolina prison last week put on a janitor’s uniform and followed another employee out the door, according to a report from a state agency.

Trump administration rescinds rule barring foreign students from taking all classes online this fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 1:49pm

The Trump administration rescinds rule barring foreign students from taking all classes online this fall.

Virginia judge upholds much of new gun background check law

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 1:49pm

A Virginia judge on Tuesday upheld much of a new state law that expands background checks for gun buyers but issued an injunction preventing it from being enforced on buyers between 18 to 20 years old.

Officer's actions toward Black Indiana senator under review

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 1:42pm

Indiana State Police are reviewing allegations that a white Capitol Police officer reached for his handgun while confronting a Black state senator inside the Statehouse over the weekend, an agency spokesman said Tuesday.

Attorneys ask Floyd judge to hold AG Ellison in contempt

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 1:40pm

Attorneys for two former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's death are asking a judge to hold Attorney General Keith Ellison in contempt for violating a gag order.

No bodies found yet in search for Tulsa massacre victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 1:38pm

Archaeologists resumed searching a Tulsa cemetery on Tuesday but found no signs of human remains from victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, state Archaeologist Kary Stackelbeck said.

Florida sees another day of record-breaking deaths as UK, France mandate masks

Terry Spencer and Adam Geller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 1:33pm

Florida surpassed its previous one-day record for coronavirus deaths Tuesday and Britain and France announced they will require people to wear masks in public indoor spaces, amid rising global worries about a resurgence of the pandemic.