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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hundreds of people filled a north Minneapolis church on Wednesday to pay their respects to a man whose death in a confrontation with police sparked more than a week of ongoing protests, as charges were pending against four men suspected in a melee that left five protesters with gunshot wounds.
CHICAGO (AP) — The white Chicago police officer charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a black teenager was the subject of 18 civilian complaints over 14 years, including allegations that he used racial epithets and excessive force, police and court records show.
Hurricane Sandra became the strongest storm on record for this late in the Pacific hurricane season after it surged to Category 3 off the coast of Mexico on Wednesday. The storm has rapidly grown since it formed Tuesday, but the National Hurricane Center in Miami said it was expected to weaken before nearing land. At 2100 GMT, the storm was packing 115 mile (185 kilometer) an hour winds and moving northwest towards Mexico.