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BOSTON (AP) — Some police officers involved in tracking down the Boston Marathon bombers days after the attacks showed a lack of "weapons discipline" during a firefight with the brothers and in the eventual capture of one of them, resulting in dangerous crossfire, according to a...
SEATTLE (AP) — Finally cleared of involvement in her roommate's 2007 murder in Italy, Amanda Knox says she will work on behalf of the wrongly convicted. Knox writes in a letter published Friday in The Seattle Times ( http://is.gd/60SJWa ) that the kindness of friends, family and...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia woman was arrested Friday on charges she tried to join and martyr herself for the Islamic State group, a day after two women in New York were charged with plotting to wage jihad by building a bomb and using it for a Boston Marathon-type attack...
Since 1975, the General Social Survey has tracked attitudes toward police using the following series of questions. Here's how Americans answered them in the 2014 survey: ___ "Are there any situations you can imagine in which you would approve of a policeman striking an adult...
BOSTON (AP) — A report by Massachusetts' emergency management agency cites a "lack of weapons discipline" among some police officers during the chaotic events that unfolded when the Boston Marathon bombers were tracked down several days after the April 2013 blasts. The report,...
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A man who spent nearly 30 years on Alabama's death row was freed Friday after prosecutors finally acknowledged that the only evidence they had against him couldn't prove he committed the crime. Ray Hinton, 58, walked out of the Jefferson County Jail in...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Whites in the United States approve of police officers hitting people in far greater numbers than blacks and Hispanics do, at a time when the country is struggling to deal with police use of deadly force against men of color, according to a major American trend...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia woman was arrested Friday on charges she tried to join and martyr herself for the Islamic State group, a day after two women in New York were charged with plotting to wage jihad by building a bomb and using it for a Boston Marathon-type attack...
CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel campaigned across Chicago one day this week, moving from a lunch for roughly 1,400 African-American women to a rally with Latino voters. With a runoff election between Emanuel and Jesus "Chuy" Garcia set for Tuesday, Chicago voters are being...