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DALLAS (AP) — The recent release of dashboard camera video and booking records have answered some questions in the case of a Chicago-area woman who died in a Texas jail, but others remain. Bland, who was from Naperville, Illinois, was stopped July 10 after coming to Texas to...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby, once the very public pride of Temple University, parted ways with the school last year amid allegations that he had drugged and sexually assaulted women. Now that his own words show behavior that was at least unsavory, his lawyer is feeling heat...
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A former Baltimore police officer said Wednesday that he plans to perform an Al Jolson routine in blackface to raise money for the six Baltimore officers who have been indicted in the death of Freddie Gray. Bobby Berger, whose performances as Jolson created...
NEW YORK (AP) — A year after Ikea chests tipped over and fatally injured two boys, the Swedish furniture giant and safety regulators say consumers should keep the furniture — 27 million chests and dressers — away from children unless the products are mounted to a wall. Ikea is...
CHICAGO (AP) — Federal judges who tossed several of Rod Blagojevich's corruption convictions endeavored to answer a question legal observers said Wednesday had gone largely unanswered: Just when does an elected official cross the line between legal and illegal political horse-...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Obama administration has given Royal Dutch Shell PLC approval to begin limited exploratory oil drilling off Alaska's northwest coast. The two permits issued Wednesday clear the way for drilling in Chukchi Sea, but with conditions. Shell can only...
HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — When Sandra Bland refused to put out her cigarette, the police officer flung open her car door and tried dragging her out of the vehicle. She asked at least four times why she was being arrested and got no answer. When she told him she had epilepsy, he...
SUWANEE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man who was having relationship troubles with his wife killed her, two of her sons and himself Wednesday, less than a day after police had visited the home on a domestic violence call, authorities said. Matthew Fields, 32, wasn't there when deputies...
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Two killers who escaped last month from a maximum-security prison in northern New York bushwhacked, tramped through swamps and put pepper in their boots to elude the army of searchers on their tail, according to the coordinator of the manhunt. Details...