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Man beaten, mugged on Syracuse walk

The victim had been walking with a woman when two men approached them from behind and began hitting him, knocking him to the ground.

Former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing, center left, glances towards his lawyer Stewart Mathews, right, after appearing at Hamilton County Courthouse for his arraignment in the shooting death of motorist Samuel DuBose, Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Cincinnati. Tensing pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and involuntary manslaughter. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Cincinnati cop pleads not guilty to murder in traffic stop

The indictment Wednesday of a University of Cincinnati police officer on a charge of murder in the traffic stop shooting was applauded by officials in a city roiled by racial violence that erupted in 2001 after an unarmed black man was killed by police.

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Judge: Land owners can’t keep public off Lake Michigan beach

A man who owns a piece of Indiana’s short stretch of Lake Michigan shoreline and said he had “complete and exclusive ownership” of its beachfront holds no such right and cannot deny the public access to that space, a judge has found.