Florida Senate apologizes for 68-year-old racial injustice

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida Senate formally apologized on Thursday to the families of four black men accused of raping a white teenager nearly seven decades ago in a case now seen as a racial injustice. The Senate also is asking Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet to posthumously pardon the men known as the Groveland Four. The Florida House issued the same apology last week. Both votes were unanimous.

The Latest: Witness describes arrest of UK terror suspect

LONDON (AP) -- The Latest on the arrest of a man with knives near Britain's Parliament (all times local): 6:30 p.m. A witness to the arrest by counterterror police of a man near Britain's Parliament says that he saw several knives on the ground. Chris Kacyk says that he had just arrived to the area when he saw the suspect "standing with his back toward the public and his face against the wall.

North Carolina SBI investigates shooting involving deputies

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation has been asked to look into a shooting which involved two sheriff's deputies in Pitt County. According to a statement from the sheriff's office, two deputies responded to call on Wednesday of a person threatening someone with a gun. When the deputies reached the home, they encountered the person wielding the gun.

APNewsBreak: Witness says he lied about casino gang killing

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- The star witness who helped convict the triggerman who killed a high-ranking Hells Angels' boss at a Nevada casino in 2011 says he was lying when he testified that the shooting was an assassination plot orchestrated by a rival motorcycle gang, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

Update on the latest sports

NBA-PLAYOFFS 2 Game 6s tonight UNDATED (AP) -- The Toronto Raptors can finish off the Bucks in Milwaukee tonight and move on to a rematch with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Toronto has won two straight after getting blown out in Game 3. And the Spurs can knock out the Grizzlies and secure a Lone Star State tussle with the Rockets if they can win on the road in Memphis.

UK anti-terror police detain man with knives near Parliament

LONDON (AP) -- Armed police carrying out a counterterrorism operation Thursday swooped in on a man they said was carrying knives in a bag near Britain's Parliament and arrested him on suspicion of planning terrorist acts. A European security official familiar with the individual said the suspect was known to British security agencies and was thought to have been inspired by the Islamic State group.

Man charged after shovel attack leads to skull fracture

CASSATT, S.C. (AP) -- Authorities say a man has been arrested on charges of assaulting another man with a shovel. The State reports (http://bit.ly/2q9fvrF) 26-year-old Thomas Richard Johnson Jr. of Cassatt turned himself in and was charged Wednesday in connection with the attack April 15. Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews says in a news release that Johnson "nearly killed" the victim.

North Carolina prison guard dies after inmate attack

WINDSOR, N.C. (AP) -- A prison guard in North Carolina has died after she was attacked by an inmate. North Carolina Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Pamela Walker said in a news release the attack happened late Wednesday afternoon at the Bertie Correctional Institution in Windsor. Walker said prison medial staff and first responders were unsuccessful in the attempt to save 29-year-old Sgt. Megan Lee Callahan of Edenton.

2 police wounded in shooting on French island of Reunion

PARIS (AP) -- A man suspected of links to radical Islam and of glorifying terrorism shot two police officers on the French island of Reunion during an arrest Thursday, officials said. Police managed to detain the man and his mother, and found weapons and material for making explosives in their apartment in the town of Saint Benoit de la Reunion, according to the Interior Ministry.

Police: Trooper slaying suspect shot dead after standoff

MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) -- A man suspected of fatally shooting a Delaware state trooper was shot and killed by officers after a 20-hour standoff at his home, state police said Thursday. The man, who has not been identified, walked out of the home about 9:15 a.m. He had been holed up there since the fatal shooting of the Cpl. Stephen J. Ballard a day earlier.

The Latest: Fire company to serve as temporary shelter

BEAR, Del. (AP) -- The Latest on the shooting of a Delaware state trooper (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Authorities say a local fire company has opened its doors to serve as a temporary shelter for residents prevented from returning to their homes while police continue to try to negotiate with the suspect in the fatal shooting of a Delaware state trooper.

Jury sentences ambush killer to death in Pennsylvania

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) -- A bell tolled the fate of a gunman after a jury on Wednesday condemned him to die for shooting two Pennsylvania troopers at their barracks in a late-night ambush, killing one and leaving a second with devastating injuries. Eric Frein, 33, was sentenced by a jury to death by lethal injection a week after his conviction on charges including murder of a law enforcement officer and terrorism.

The Latest: Jury gives death penalty to ambush killer

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) -- The Latest on the trial of a survivalist who ambushed two troopers at a state police barracks, killing one (all times local): 10:20 p.m. A jury has given the death penalty to a gunman who targeted Pennsylvania state troopers at their barracks, killing one and leaving a second with devastating injuries.

Delaware trooper fatally shot outside convenience store

MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) -- A man shot and killed a Delaware state trooper outside a convenience store Wednesday and later barricaded himself inside his house, where he continued to fire shots at officers, police said. The trooper was shot multiple times and died at a hospital, state police Superintendent Col. Nathaniel McQueen said at a news conference.

Hollywood producer testifies in Robert Durst murder case

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A Hollywood producer testified Wednesday that a friend claimed to have impersonated the first wife of real estate heir Robert Durst in a telephone call that prosecutors say took place after the wife was dead. Lynda Obst, whose films include "Sleepless in Seattle" and "Interstellar," took the stand during a pre-trial hearing for Durst, who is charged with shooting Susan Berman in 2000 at her Los Angeles home.

North Carolina DA says police justified in 2016 shooting

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A North Carolina district attorney says two police officers involved in the shooting death of a man last August acted in self-defense. Wednesday's statement from Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman said Raleigh police officers B.F. Burleson and B.S. Beausoleil believed Burleson's life was in danger and that the shooting was a matter of last resort.

Suspect charged with 3 counts of murder in Fresno rampage

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- The black suspect in a racially motivated shooting rampage in Fresno was charged Wednesday with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of white men he targeted randomly on the street, prosecutors said. The charges come just over a week after Kori Ali Muhammad was charged with killing a white motel security guard days before the rampage.

White man gets 15 years for shooting 5 black men at protest

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A white Minnesota man who was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison Wednesday for shooting and wounding five black protesters said he'll live with the consequences of his actions for the rest of his life, but stopped short of apologizing. Allen Scarsella's sentence of 15 years and two months was short of prosecutors' request for the maximum 20 years but within state guidelines.

Police: Woman accused of spraying teacher with lighter fluid

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- A North Carolina woman has been arrested and accused by police of spraying a teacher with lighter fluid and threatening to burn her. Durham police told local media organizations that 30-year-old Shequella Sheala Leonard went to her child's school for a meeting Monday with the teacher. Police said the woman became irate over accusations about her son's behavior and that the principal asked her to leave.