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Police: Woman killed after charging officer with knife

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 7:17pm

A woman armed with a butcher knife was fatally shot Friday after charging police officers outside a Florida government building, authorities said.

Arrest made after California homeless fed poisoned food

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 7:01pm

One person was arrested after eight homeless people were given poisoned food that sent several to the hospital, Southern California authorities said Friday.

Partygoer at Missouri's Lake of Ozarks positive for COVID-19

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 5:55pm

Health officials said Friday that they were seeking to “inform mass numbers of unknown people” after a person who attended crowded pool parties over Memorial Day weekend at Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks tested positive for COVID-19.

DA: Bad time to drop charge of ex-cop in black man's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 5:10pm

A local Mississippi prosecutor said Friday that the state attorney general had bad timing in dropping a manslaughter charge this week against a white former police officer in the 2015 killing of a black man, given protests erupting across the U.S. over similar killings.

Ex-Indiana prisons worker charged with murder in stabbings

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 4:45pm

A former Indiana Department of Correction worker is charged with murder and other offenses in the stabbing earlier this month of three people, two of them fatally, according to documents released Friday during a hearing.

Michigan sheriff: Woman hit by deputy had bitten him first

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 4:31pm

A black woman who was seen on video being punched by a Michigan sheriff's deputy bit the officer before she was struck, the sheriff said Friday.

Minneapolis protest misinformation stokes racial tensions

Amanda Seitz, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 4:28pm

The false social media posts started just hours after protesters first began chanting and carrying banners around the Minneapolis neighborhood where George Floyd, an African American man, died handcuffed in police custody.

Man struck and killed trying to rescue turtle on interstate

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 4:21pm

A tow truck driver attempting to rescue a turtle Friday on an interstate highway in southeastern Wisconsin was struck and killed by a semi-trailer driver who then fled the scene, authorities said.

Woman sentenced for supporting Islamic State

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 4:17pm

A Florida woman was sentenced Friday to five years and 10 months in federal prison for attempting to send cellphones to the Middle East to be used as bomb detonators by the Islamic State terrorist group.

Analysis: Trump fuels new tensions in moment of crisis

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 3:39pm

Over 48 hours in America, the official death toll from the coronavirus pandemic topped 100,000, the number of people who filed for unemployment during the crisis soared past 40 million, and the streets of a major city erupted in flames after a handcuffed black man was killed by a white police officer.

Ex-Minneapolis officer faces 12-plus years on murder count

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 3:08pm

A former Minneapolis police officer who was seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, who died in custody after pleading that he couldn't breathe, was charged Friday with two of the same counts that led to a 12 1/2-year prison sentence for another former officer from his department.

Officers in violent arrest to face NYPD disciplinary charges

Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 2:54pm

A New York City police officer will face disciplinary charges for a violent arrest during a social distancing enforcement action that ended with him kneeling on a man's back or neck, a technique similar to the one that led to George Floyd's death in Minneapolis.

Charged Minn. cop used 'overkill' tactics as nightclub guard

Bernard Condon, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 2:49pm

A white Minneapolis police officer and the black man he's charged with killing both worked as security guards at the same Latin nightclub as recently as last year, but its former owner says she’s not sure if they knew each other.

Virus ignited in US no earlier than mid-January, study says

Mike Stobbe and Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 2:33pm

The spark that started the U.S. coronavirus epidemic arrived during a three-week window from mid-January to early February, before the nation halted travel from China, according to the most comprehensive federal study to date of when the virus began spreading.

'I can't breathe' a rally cry anew for police protests in US

Colleen Long and Deepti Hajela, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 2:04pm

“I can’t breathe.”

Trump cuts WHO ties over virus, takes action against Hong Kong

Ben Fox, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 2:02pm

President Donald Trump said Friday the U.S. will terminate its relationship with the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus outbreak in China and will begin the process of withdrawing special trade benefits for Hong Kong because of the Chinese government’s imposition of a new security law in the semi-autonomous city.

Man charged with 2 counts of murder in Grand Forks shooting

Dave Kolpack, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 1:52pm

A North Dakota man accused of fatally shooting a woman inside his home and initiating a firefight that killed a police officer was charged Friday with two counts of murder.

FDA finds contamination in several brands of diabetes drug

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 1:45pm

U.S. health regulators are telling five drugmakers to recall their versions of a widely used diabetes medication after laboratory tests found elevated levels of a contaminant linked to cancer.

Trump's tweet about rioters echoes 1960s Miami police chief

Aamer Madhani and Rhonda Shafner, Associated Press  |  Posted May 29th - 1:45pm

President Donald Trump's tweeted warning Friday amid unrest in Minneapolis that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts” echoes the language of a Miami police chief in 1967 who made clear his distaste for civil rights activists and his belief that violent protests should be met with deadly force.