DALLAS (AP) — Pity Jefferson Davis, if you will. Vandals have defaced his statue on the University of Texas campus, most recently with the words "Davis must fall" and "Emancipate UT." Student leaders are also seeking to remove from the Austin campus the century-old statue that recognizes the president of the Confederacy.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Libya's ambassador to the United Nations is largely rejecting a European Union plan to fight the growing migrant crisis that is centered in his crumbling country, saying his Western-backed government hasn't even been consulted and ruling out EU forces on Libyan soil "at this stage."
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Autopsies show that two men killed when a small plane crashed into the Spokane River died of blunt impact chest injuries, the Spokane County medical examiner's office said Friday.
San Diego's police chief, already conducting a probe into why a body camera worn by one of her policemen was not turned on when he shot and killed an Afghan immigrant, has ordered all of the department's officers to turn them on before arriving at calls. San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman on Thursday promised a full investigation into why Officer Neal Browder did not have his camera turned on when he shot and killed Fridoon Rawshannehad in an alley behind an adult bookstore on April 30. "We are revising our body-worn camera procedure and officers will now be trained to start recording prior to their arrival on radio calls that are likely to result in an enforcement contact," Zimmerman said in a written statement.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Attorneys for six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of a man who died of a spinal injury he received while in custody asked a judge Friday to dismiss the case or assign it to someone other than the city's top prosecutor, who they say has too many conflicts of interest to remain objective.