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NICE, France — The toll of a terrorist attack on a Bastille Day fireworks celebration in the southern French city of Nice rose on Friday to 84 dead and 202 injured, as the government identified the attacker as a 31-year-old native of Tunisia, extended a national state of...
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Thursday she regrets remarks she made earlier this week to CNN and other news outlets criticizing presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. "On reflection, my recent remarks in response to press inquiries were ill-...
Donald Trump’s poll numbers have crept up on Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, with Trump now within the margin of error in the three swing states of Florida, Pennsylvania and Ohio. The latest Quinnipiac University polls, released today, show Trump leading in Florida and...
A new study confirms that black men and women are treated differently in the hands of law enforcement. They are more likely to be touched, handcuffed, pushed to the ground or pepper-sprayed by a police officer, even after accounting for how, where and when they encounter the...
The ambush began with gunshots that killed five officers and sent screaming crowds scrambling for cover. It ended when a Dallas police bomb squad robot killed a gunman after negotiations failed. Now investigators are trying to piece together answers to key questions: Who was...
As Philando Castile's head slumps backward while he lies dying next to her, Diamond Reynolds looks directly into the camera and explains that a Minnesota police officer just shot her fiancé four times. The nation is, by now, accustomed to grainy cell phone videos of officer-...
Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie Jr. vowed authorities would conduct a transparent and independent investigation into the shooting death of 37-year-old Alton Sterling. "Like you, there is a lot that we do not understand, and at this point, like you, I am demanding answers...
A meeting this week between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton is creating headaches for Hillary Clinton's campaign. Lynch and Bill Clinton met privately in Phoenix Monday after the two realized they were on the same tarmac, an aide to the former...
The Austin City Council narrowly gave final approval to increasing the city’s homestead exemption Wednesday, which will save the typical Austin homeowner about $23 a year while the city takes in $3.8 million less revenue. The measure will knock 8 percent off the value of a home...