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ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — A white South Carolina police chief has been charged with murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black man. Here is a timeline of events leading up to his indictment, according to authorities. May 2011: Bernard Bailey, 54, goes to Eutawville Town Hall...
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Attorneys for a Montana man said in court Thursday that his adrenaline was sky-high and he was defending his home when he fired a shotgun four times into his garage in April, killing a 17-year-old German exchange student. In opening statements at Markus...
HONOLULU (AP) — Some students on Hawaii's Big Island are getting a rare, close-up look at the lava that's been disrupting where they go to school. Hawaii County Civil Defense Director Darryl Oliveira said starting next week, affected students will go on field trips to parts of...
CLEVELAND (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department and Cleveland reached an agreement Thursday to overhaul the city's police department after federal investigators concluded that officers use excessive and unnecessary force far too often and have endangered the public and their fellow...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York appeals court says a chimpanzee isn't entitled to the rights of a human and doesn't have to be freed by its owner. The three-judge Appellate Division panel was unanimous Thursday in denying "legal personhood" to Tommy, who lives alone in a cage in...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland police officers use excessive and unnecessary force far too often, are poorly trained in tactics and firearm use and endanger the public and their fellow officers with their recklessness, the U.S. Justice Department said in a report presented Thursday...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Newtown has taken possession of the Colonial-style home where school shooter Adam Lanza lived with his mother in a deal with a bank that prepared the house by removing and incinerating all personal effects. The Newtown Legislative Council voted unanimously...
SARATOGA, Wyo. (AP) — Efforts to conserve a struggling species of grouse that ranges across the Western U.S. are having far-reaching effects on the region's energy industry as the Obama administration decides whether the bird needs more protections. Sales of leases on 8.1...
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — A white police chief who fatally shot an unarmed black man in South Carolina in 2011 has been charged with murder, and his lawyer says prosecutors took advantage of national outrage toward police to get the indictment. Richard Combs was indicted Wednesday...