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Hundreds protest police discrimination

EAST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr. pleaded for unity and cooperation Saturday after hundreds of residents and civil rights activists marched to highlight allegations of police discrimination targeting Latinos.

Four East Haven police officers were arrested last month by the FBI and accused of singling out illegal immigrants for abuse.

Marchers on Saturday carried U.S. and foreign flags, chanted slogans denouncing police abuses and called for an end to civil rights violations.

Maturo pledged to work with everyone to restore faith in the police department.

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TSA acts after 2 left detector unstaffed

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Federal transportation officials have removed two officers from screening duties at Sacramento International Airport after a metal detector was left unattended and five people were suspected of going through unscreened.

Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Ann Davis said the checkpoint was closed at around 9 a.m. Saturday, as the five people were located and rescreened.

Davis said video surveillance footage showed all five -- four passengers and an airport vendor -- had walked through the metal detector earlier without setting it off. But the detector was unattended for less than a minute at the time.

The TSA is investigating what led the detector to be unstaffed. The closure lasted about an hour.

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Man, 86, attacked, carjacked at gas station

DETROIT (AP) -- A World War II veteran says nobody helped him after he was attacked and carjacked in daylight at a Detroit gas station.

A surveillance video obtained by the Detroit Free Press shows Aaron Brantley, 86, crawling from a gas pump to the station's door as people walk and drive by him.

Brantley said a man knocked him down, took his keys and drove off in his car Wednesday morning. He said four people walked by as he crawled because his leg was broken. Station manager Haissam Jaber called 911 after a customer alerted him.