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LOS ANGELES — A jury awarded a female Los Angeles police captain $4 million in damages Friday in her sexual harassment lawsuit against the city over a nude photograph that was doctored to look like her and shared around the department. In reaching the verdict after a day of deliberations, the Los Angeles County Superior Court jurors found that the sharing of the photo of a bare-breasted woman ...

DENVER — A former National Security Agency employee in Colorado has been charged with violating the Espionage Act for allegedly trying to send classified national defense information to a foreign government. Federal prosecutors don’t identify the government in question, though court records say the suspect — Jareh Sebastian Dalke, 30, of Colorado Springs — was trying to make contact with ...

OAKLAND — At least six people were injured in a shooting near an East Oakland school campus on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. Lt. Ray Kelly of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office confirmed three adults were taken by ambulance to Highland Hospital and another three people were taken to Eden Medical Center. Two of victims at Highland Hospital are in critical condition, Kelly said. A ...

HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. — Ken Beyer can’t think of a day in the past few months when his phone didn’t flutter with calls, text messages and emails from a police department, a sheriff’s office, or a fire station seeking help for an employee. A patrol officer threatening to kill himself with his service weapon before roll call. A veteran firefighter drowning in vodka until he collapses. A deputy ...

DULUTH, Minn. — Minnesota's general waterfowl season started last Saturday, Sept. 24, with generally favorable reports from conservation officers across the state who were out patrolling marshes, lakes and rivers for opening weekend. As usual, the number of ducks and hunters varied greatly depending on location. But most reports said ducks were plentiful, especially blue-winged teal, and that ...

CHICAGO — Shots were fired at a Chicago Police Department facility in Homan Square around midday Monday, officials said. Police spokesman Tom Ahern wrote in a tweet that shots were fired at the facility, located at 1011 S. Homan Ave. The shooting occurred on the fifth floor of the facility, shortly before noon, police sources said. At least one person is in custody according to those sources. ...

PHILADELPHIA — A Delaware County judge rejected a bid to throw out manslaughter charges brought against three former Sharon Hill police officers facing trial in the death of 8-year-old Fanta Bility after a high school football game last year. Prosecutors had opposed this for months, saying that the former officers — Brian Devaney, Patrick Dolan and Devon Smith — knew the risks of firing toward ...

PITTSBURGH — An amusement park outside of Pittsburgh remained closed Sunday after three people were injured in a shooting and others suffered what Allegheny County police described as “trample injuries” in their scramble to escape the chaos during the Saturday night opening of Kennywood's Phantom Fall Fest. Shots rang out in front of the Musik Express ride near the Lost Kennywood area of the ...

LOS ANGELES — Richard Lathan wasn’t sure how to react when he got a letter in July informing him that the Los Angeles police detective who helped put him in prison for murder had made a racist remark about Black people. A glimmer of optimism that the revelation could win him a new trial collided with the profound anger he felt about the more than three decades he has spent in prison for a ...

NEW YORK — Out of public safety concerns, Mayor Eric Adams’ administration is likely to surge more cops into the Bronx neighborhood where it plans to soon start housing hundreds of Latin American migrants in tent camps, according to the local Council member. Councilwoman Marjorie Velazquez, D-Bronx, whose district includes the Orchard Beach parking lots where the tents will be erected, told ...