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CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's police union is asking officers to not volunteer to work overtime during the Labor Day weekend to protest the "continued disrespect" toward officers and the killings of law enforcement personnel nationwide. The Chicago Police Department typically deploys...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Court of Appeals on Wednesday reversed a portion of the fraud convictions of a former lottery official accused of fixing a Hot Lotto game in Iowa in 2010 but upheld a second conviction. The court concluded there was enough evidence to convict...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Prosecutors dropped the remaining charges Wednesday against three Baltimore police officers awaiting trial in the death of Freddie Gray, blaming police for a biased investigation that failed to yield any convictions. Gray was a 25-year-old black man whose neck...
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday dismissed a manslaughter charge against a Florida deputy who claimed self-defense in the 2014 fatal shooting of a 33-year-old black man carrying what turned out to be an air rifle. Circuit Judge Michael Usan ruled in favor of...
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 35 years after he tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in an effort to impress actress Jodie Foster, John Hinckley Jr. will be allowed to leave a Washington mental hospital and live full time with his mother in Virginia, a judge ruled...
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the case against officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who was injured in police custody (all times local): 9:45 a.m. Prosecutors have dropped the remaining charges against Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The man who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan will be allowed to leave a Washington mental hospital and live full-time in Virginia, a judge has ruled. John Hinckley Jr. is ready to live in the community, Judge Paul L. Friedman ruled Wednesday,...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin state appeals court ruled Wednesday that two girls accused of trying to kill their classmate in an attempt to please the fictional horror character Slender Man should be tried as adults. The 2nd District Appeals court, in a pair of rulings,...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's parole board is refusing to release a woman convicted of putting her 14-month-old daughter into a hot oven in 2002. The board rejected an early release for 40-year-old Melissa Wright of Millbrook during a hearing Tuesday. Wright pleaded guilty...