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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former police officer convicted of raping and sexually victimizing women while on his beat in a low-income Oklahoma City neighborhood was ordered Thursday to spend the rest of his life in prison. Jurors had recommended that Daniel Holtzclaw be sentenced to...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two brothers leading an armed group that has taken up residence for nearly three weeks at a national wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon plan to hold a ceremony Saturday for ranchers to renounce federal control of public land and tear up their grazing contracts...
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge again criticized the city of Chicago Thursday for how it dealt with a police-shooting video as he tossed a civil case against one of two officers involved in a fatal 2013 shooting of a black teenager suspected in a carjacking. Judge Robert...
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Ever since the full extent of the Flint water crisis emerged, one question has persisted: Would this have happened in a wealthier, whiter community? Residents in the former auto-making hub — a poor, largely minority city — feel their complaints about lead-...
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The latest on the return to the United States of former Iranian prisoner Amir Hekmati (all times local): ___ 4:40 p.m. A former U.S. Marine recently released from Iran in a prisoner-swap deal says he's grateful to be home in Michigan. Amir Hekmati emerged...
WASHINGTON (AP) — It took an act of Congress, but the children of Washington are finally welcome to sled down on Capitol Hill. With a major blizzard bearing down on Washington, the U.S. Capitol Police on Thursday said they won't be enforcing — as in years past — a longstanding...
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two brothers leading an armed group that has taken up residence for nearly three weeks at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon plan to hold a signing ceremony Saturday for ranchers to renounce federal ownership of public land and tear up their federal grazing...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on the heavy snowfall expected to hit the Washington area and the Northeast. (all times local) 2:50 p.m. Even President Barack Obama couldn't escape the rough commute that greeted Washington commuters Wednesday evening when snowy conditions prevented...
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — Here is the latest on the scheduled execution of Christopher Eugene Brooks in Alabama. (All times are local): 1:25 p.m. A federal judge is ordering Alabama prison officials to keep medical records for a state inmate set to receive a lethal injection Thursday...