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Man who filmed Arbery shooting video charged in his slaying

May 21, 2020

By RUSS BYNUM SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia man whose cellphone video of Ahmaud Arbery’s fatal shooting helped reignite the case was charged with murder Thursday, making him the third person arrested more than two months after the slaying. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said 50-year-old William “Roddie” Bryan Jr. was arrested on charges…

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Western Pennsylvania to escape lockdown amid growing anger

May 15, 2020

By Mark Scolforo, Marc Levy and Michael Rubinkam ASSOCIATED PRESS  LEWISBURG, Pa. — Thirteen western Pennsylvania counties, including the Pittsburgh metropolitan area, will see relief from Gov. Tom Wolf’s most restrictive pandemic orders on movement and businesses this week, joining much of northern Pennsylvania that began emerging last Friday. But frustration among counties that remain…

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Calls grow for probe of shooting that left Black woman dead

May 15, 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Calls for an outside investigation into the fatal police shooting of a Kentucky emergency medical technician are growing, two months after the 26-year-old Black woman was killed in her home. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has called for a thorough investigation of Breonna Taylor’s death and said it’s his priority that “the…

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Local prosecutors under investigation in handling of Ahmaud Arbery murder

May 12, 2020

By JEFF MARTIN and RUSS BYNUM ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia prosecutors who first handled the fatal shooting of a black man, before charges were filed more than two months later, were placed under investigation Tuesday for their conduct in the case, which has fueled a national outcry and questions about whether the slaying was…

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Budget fallout from virus hitting Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

May 8, 2020

By Marc Levy and Claudia Lauer ASSOCIATED PRESS  HARRISBURG, Pa.  — The economic hurt from measures to contain the coronavirus unfolded more last Friday, as Pennsylvania state government’s tax collections collapsed in April and, in Philadelphia, Mayor Jim Kenney proposed tax increases and layoffs. The state Revenue Department reported collecting $2.2 billion in April, half…

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Shula, winningest coach in pro football history, dies at 90

May 8, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: Don Shula (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) MIAMI  — Measuring Don Shula by wins and losses, no NFL coach had a better year. Or career. He looked the part, thanks to a jutting jaw and glare that would intimidate 150-pound sports writers and 300-pound linemen alike. Shula led the Miami Dolphins to the only perfect…

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Canada bans assault-style weapons after shooting rampage

May 4, 2020

By ROB GILLIES TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced an immediate ban Friday on the sale and use of assault-style weapons in Canada, two weeks after a gunman killed 22 people in Nova Scotia. “Canadians need more than thoughts and prayers,” he said, rejecting the reaction of many politicians after mass shootings. Trudeau…

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