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Sheriff: Alabama man killed after pointing gun at deputies

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — An armed 20-year-old man was fatally shot early Saturday during a standoff with sheriff’s deputies and Alabama state troopers, authorities said. Alabama Law Enfo...

Amid reform movement, some GOP states give police more power

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After a year of protests over police brutality, some Republican-controlled states have ignored or blocked police-reform proposals, moving instead in the other direction by granti...

Sheriff, pipeline opponents keep the peace at Enbridge site

SOLWAY, Minn. (AP) — Clearwater County Sheriff Darin Halverson spent a lot of time in the sun. By the time folks occupying the Fire Light camp finished their ceremonies and broke camp, his clean-shave...

Hit by a ransomware attack? Your payment may be deductible

WASHINGTON (AP) — As ransomware attacks surge, the FBI is doubling down on its guidance to affected businesses: Don't pay the cybercriminals. But the U.S. government also offers a little-noticed incen...

AP PHOTOS: On patrol with police in Paris' tough suburbs

VILLIERS-LE-BEL, France (AP) — Both fuming and bragging, the man told the police officers that he used his car as a weapon during the street battle in a northern suburb of Paris, ramming the vehicle i...

NC governor again vetoes gun-rights bill for more churches

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed gun-rights legislation on Friday that would allow parishioners at more churches to be armed, marking the second year in a row that he's block...

Iowa Supreme Court bars warrantless police searches of trash

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A divided Iowa Supreme Court on Friday banned police from searching people’s uncollected trash without a warrant, outlawing an investigative technique that had been used for dec...

Newspaper sues SC police over records in mother, son deaths

ISLANDTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina newspaper is suing the police agencies investigating the shooting deaths of a mother and son from one of South Carolina’s prominent legal families, arguing that...

County where Ahmaud Arbery slain hires Black police chief

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The coastal Georgia county where Ahmaud Arbery’s slaying raised an outcry over racial injustice has hired its first full-time Black police chief. Glynn County ...

Can we talk? Gannett promotes effort at bridging gaps

NEW YORK (AP) — The conversation between Brian Roy and Brian Webb felt, at first, like a blind date. In the same way, the people who brought them together hope that it's the start of something. ...

How is Beijing reshaping Hong Kong through the national security law?

A day after 500 police officers raided its newsroom and arrested five executives, Hong Kong's pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily printed 500,000 copies featuring the raid and the arrest on its fr...

Missouri responds defiantly to Justice Dept. over gun law

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican governor and attorney general said in a defiant letter to the U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday that they stand by the state's new law that would ban po...

Migrants will replace inmates in a South Texas prison

DALLAS (AP) — Texas is transferring inmates from a state prison to make room for migrants detained by state authorities, a prison system spokesman said Thursday. The prison system be...

Elite California school discloses alleged sexual misconduct

OJAI, Calif. (AP) — An elite private high school in Southern California has disclosed allegations of sexual misconduct involving students, faculty and staff that extend back for decades and were impro...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, June 17, the 168th day of 2021. There are 197 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June ...