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9:30 A.M. St. Louis County's top official says the shooting of two officers in Ferguson shouldn't be a setback for the community's healing process. County Executive Steve Stenger says he supports residents expressing their First Amendment rights, but in a nonviolent way. He says...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The vast majority of federal correctional officers are being equipped with pepper spray, a tool their colleagues in a pilot program say has been a game-changer in prisons where inmates have long tilted the balance of order with shivs and smuggled razor blades...
8 A.M. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar is planning a news conference to further address the shooting of two police officers during a protest outside the Ferguson Police Department. A 32-year-old officer from nearby Webster Groves was shot in the face and a 41-year-old...
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Two officers were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department early Thursday, authorities said, as demonstrators gathered after the resignation of the city's police chief in the wake of a scathing Justice Department report alleging bias in the police...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The triggerman in the sensational Pamela Smart murder trial is getting his first chance for parole, 25 years after he gunned down the husband of his lover and instructor and launched a case that became an instant tabloid sensation. William "Billy" Flynn was...
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Residents in the Atlanta area are adding their voices to a nationwide chorus of calls for increased police accountability after an unarmed, naked man was fatally shot by an officer responding to a complaint of a suspicious person at an apartment complex. More...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Nearly 80 mushers are battling it out in this year's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, and those with knowledge of the 1,000-mile contest say 30 of them legitimately could be the first to reach Alaska's western coast. Here's a look at five of the top...
ORGAN PIPE CACTUS NATIONAL MONUMENT, Ariz. (AP) — For over a decade, armed drug traffickers were so prevalent in this vast desert monument that visitors were barred from entering more than half of it. One law enforcement group dubbed it America's most dangerous park for two...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's Republican-controlled Legislature has passed a landmark anti-discrimination bill that protects gay and transgender people, and religious rights. The proposal earned a rare stamp of approval from the Utah-based Mormon church, and the state House voted...