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TROY, Mo. (AP) — A 6-year-old Missouri boy's mother, grandmother and aunt face charges after authorities said they staged his kidnapping because they believed he was too nice to people and they wanted to teach him about possible danger from strangers. The Lincoln County Sheriff'...
Body-worn cameras are the latest must-have devices in police work and are spreading fast to departments nationwide. But the technology is raising a lot of questions, from the cost to the accessibility of the footage. Here are answers to some questions about body cameras. Q: How...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A special House committee looking into the deadly Benghazi, Libya, attacks in 2012 will interview a host of current and former high-ranking Obama administration officials as it speeds the pace of the investigation. The panel's chairman, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The rush to outfit police officers with body cameras after last summer's unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, threatens to saddle local governments with steep costs for managing the volumes of footage they must keep for months or even years, according to...
NEW YORK (AP) — An Egyptian lawyer who pleaded guilty to conspiring to kill Americans in the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Africa was sentenced Friday to the maximum 25 years in prison by a judge who decried the "horror in this world." U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In the 1970s, the environmental movement had no bigger political hero than California Gov. Jerry Brown. He cracked down on polluters, ended tax breaks for oil companies and promoted solar energy. Forty years later, in his second go-around as governor,...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Porter Alexander spent more than 20 years wondering if his daughter's killer would ever be caught. He's spent the last four years hoping he'll live to see the man brought to justice. Alexander, 74, planned to urge a judge Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court...
DENVER (AP) — As vaccine skeptics fight laws that would force more parents to inoculate their kids, they are finding unexpected allies in conservative Republicans. Though the stereotype of a vaccine skeptic is a coastal, back-to-the-land type, it's generally been Democratic-...
Hackers have stolen personal information from tens of millions of people with Anthem health insurance. The nation's second-largest health insurer, formerly known as WellPoint, said hackers stole Social Security numbers, names, birthdates, email addresses, employment details,...