• Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22.5 years in death of George Floyd

    [Breaking news update, posted at 3:58 p.m. ET] Derek Chauvin, the former police officer who killed George Floyd on a Minneapolis street last year, was sentenced Friday to 22 and half years in prison. Chauvin, in a light gray suit and tie and white shirt, spoke briefly before his sentencing, offering his “condolences to the […]

  • Officer charged with kneeling on George Floyd’s neck posts bail

    Derek Chauvin, the ex-Minneapolis police officer facing murder charges in George Floyd’s death, has posted $1 million bail, his attorney, Eric Nelson, said Wednesday. “I can confirm he is no longer in our custody,” said Sarah Fitzgerald, spokeswoman for the Minnesota Department of Corrections. He was released just after 11 a.m., the Hennepin County Jail roster […]

  • New Zealand approves new gun laws just weeks after mosque attack

    All but one member of New Zealand’s parliament voted Wednesday to change gun laws, less than a month after shooting attack targeting two Christchurch mosques that killed 50 people. The gun reform bill passed 119-1 after its final reading in Parliament. It must now receive royal assent from the governor general before it officially becomes law. Brenton Tarrant, 28, a […]

  • Slain Man Brutally Beaten, Dumped Off Mountain Road

    Four men face capital murder charges in connection with the killing of a man whose body was found entangled in brush off an Angeles National Forest road in California. Hercules Balaskas, 18, of Glendora; Jacob Hunter Elmendorf, 19, of La Verne; and Francisco Amigon, 19, also of La Verne were arrested in the death of […]

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