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By the thousands, volunteers across the United States sign up to assist their local law enforcement agencies as reserve police officers and sheriff's deputies. Most perform routine duties in unpaid anonymity; a few become known as heroes or rogues. Among those reservists was...
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City wants to make its tickets harder to ignore. That's because every year about 40 percent of the hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers slapped with the familiar pink summons for low-level offenses such as trespassing or littering miss their court...
SEATTLE (AP) — An airport worker who fell asleep and found himself trapped in a plane's cargo hold forced a Los Angeles-bound Alaska Airlines flight to return to Seattle on Monday afternoon. Flight 448 had just taken off when the pilot heard banging from down below, the airline...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 17-year-old taken into custody after her severely malnourished 4-month-old daughter was hospitalized and the corpse of a 3-year-old was found at a North Las Vegas home is a victim and won't face criminal charges, the district attorney in Las Vegas said Monday...
SEATTLE (AP) — Alaska Airlines says a Los Angeles-bound flight has returned to Seattle after the pilot heard a trapped worker banging inside the plane's cargo hold. Alaska flight 448 had just taken off Monday when the banging came from beneath the aircraft. The airline said in a...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of California's largest water wholesalers moved forward Monday on a plan to reduce the amount of water it delivers to more than two dozen cities and agencies serving 19 million people amid the lengthening drought. If approved by the board of the...
NEW YORK (AP) — A handwritten notebook by British World War II code-breaking genius Alan Turing, who was the subject of the 2014 Oscar-winning film "The Imitation Game," brought more than $1 million at auction in New York on Monday. The 56-page manuscript was written at the time...
The officer had an immediate explanation after shooting an unarmed black man during a traffic stop in South Carolina: He said he fired in self-defense after a struggle over his stun gun. But his initial claim points to a policing paradox that has civil rights advocates alarmed...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho is at risk of losing millions of dollars in federal child support funding after conservatives in the Legislature killed a measure that would have brought the state into compliance with federal rules. Conservative lawmakers were concerned that passing...