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Texas sheriff indicted after probe into Black man’s death

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas sheriff has been indicted on charges of destroying or concealing video in an investigation into the death in custody of a Black man, Javier Ambler, that was filmed by the police reality TV series “Live PD,” prosecutors said Monday. Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody was booked Monday into his […]

Patriots owner Kraft cleared of massage parlor sex charge

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida prosecutors dropped a misdemeanor charge against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft on Thursday after courts blocked their use of video that allegedly shows him paying for massage parlor sex. Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg said during an online press conference that without the video recordings of […]

Solicitation charges against Patriots owner Robert Kraft dropped

Florida prosecutors dropped a misdemeanor charge against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft on Thursday, saying they couldn’t go forward after courts blocked their use of video that allegedly shows him paying for massage parlor sex.

Pageant powerhouse Venezuela to hold virtual beauty contest

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — For the first time in decades of Miss Venezuela competitions, the pageant powerhouse’s so-called “most beautiful night” will not be live as organizers try to put on a compelling contest virtually amid a pandemic lockdown. The storied beauty contest – Miss Venezuela has produced seven Miss Universe winners, six Miss Worlds […]

Executive leaves mine project amid recorded comment fallout

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The man helping lead efforts to develop a copper and gold mine near the headwaters of a major salmon fishery in Alaska has resigned following the release of recorded comments in which he “embellished” relationships with elected and regulatory officials, Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. said Wednesday. Tom Collier served as CEO […]

Prosecutor: Bar owner wanted to ‘ambush’ people stealing

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A white Nebraska bar owner who killed himself after being charged with manslaughter for fatally shooting a Black man during May protests had been waiting to “ambush” people who were breaking into businesses and stealing, a special prosecutor said Wednesday. Special Prosecutor Frederick Franklin detailed more of the evidence against Jake […]

Man United recruit Heath eager to play at Old Trafford again

LONDON (AP) — Stepping back inside Old Trafford this week took Tobin Heath back eight years, to one of the wildest Olympic soccer matches ever played. Heath remembers it as an “epic.” Three times the United States trailed Canada. Three times the game was leveled by the Americans before Alex Morgan sealed their passage to […]

Report: Video refutes trooper who denied unmasking protester

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Tennessee state trooper’s insistence that he never yanked the mask off a protester near the state Capitol has been refuted by surveillance footage and an eyewitness account from a fellow law enforcement officer, state records show. A public records request by The Associated Press also revealed a lengthy disciplinary […]

Police release footage after officers shoot 13-year-old boy

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 13-year-old Utah boy with autism was shot by police after his mother asked for help getting him hospital mental-health treatment and officers agreed to talk with him, police footage released Monday showed. The videos show Salt Lake City officers chasing him down an alley after they arrive at his […]

Florida decision likely clears Pats owner of soliciting sex

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida prosecutors said Monday that they won’t appeal a court’s decision blocking video that allegedly shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying for massage parlor sex, making it likely the charges against him will be dropped. If the state challenged the decision to the Florida Supreme Court and lost, […]

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