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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jarrett Adams was 17 years old in September 1998 when he made a decision he would regret for the rest of his life. He and two friends decided to road trip from Illinois to Wisconsin for a night of partying. The outing ended with a student accusing all three...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers began moving Wednesday to require diversity training for law enforcement officers following two fatal shootings of black men by police in the state in the last 15 months. High-profile shootings of black men by police have touched off...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers like to ridicule Washington for its gridlock and partisan bickering, insisting that East Coast politicians should learn the "Nebraska way" of seeking pragmatic, common-sense solutions. But despite having only a single, nonpartisan chamber...
DELPHI, Ind. (AP) — Two bodies found along a northern Indiana stream are those of two 13-year-old girls who went missing Monday and their deaths are being investigated as homicides, authorities said on Wednesday. State Police Sgt. Kim Riley said autopsies performed Wednesday...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The state of Texas on Wednesday defended President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations as an assertion of presidential authority intended to protect the country from terrorists, splitting with states that have denounced...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Organizers in cities across the U.S. are telling immigrants to miss class, miss work and not patronize businesses Thursday. "A Day Without Immigrants" is meant to show how critical they are to the U.S. economy and the country's way of life. Actions are...
DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit man who spent 16 years in prison for killing his first wife pleaded guilty Wednesday in the slayings of his two daughters and two stepchildren and in the torture of his second wife. Gregory Green, 50, admitted to the slayings in...
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) — A foster parent now accused of sexually abusing boys in his care could have been stopped years earlier if not for "abysmal" communication among the child-welfare agencies involved, including one that raised serious concerns that were apparently never...
CHICAGO (AP) — A 19-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder in the killing of an 11-year-old Chicago girl who was shot in the head over the weekend. Chicago Police suspect Antwan C. Jones in the shooting of Takiya Holmes. She died Tuesday. Takiya was among at...