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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A fired Florida police officer was indicted Wednesday on manslaughter and attempted murder charges in the fatal shooting of a legally armed black musician who was waiting for a tow truck, prosecutors said. Officer Nouman Raja has been arrested in the...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two people were shot and killed on the UCLA campus Wednesday, and it was possible one of them was the gunman, authorities in Los Angeles said. Officers were still searching for any other victims and suspects who could be on the loose, said James Herren, chief...
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. death rate rose slightly last year — the first increase in a decade, health officials reported Wednesday. Researchers think the increase is due to a combination of factors. The death rate from heart disease — the nation's leading killer — leveled off,...
WACO, Texas (AP) — Ken Starr resigned as Baylor University's chancellor on Wednesday, a week after he was removed as president of the Texas school amid a scandal over its handling of sexual assault cases involving football players. Starr, who will continue to teach at the law...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at the University of California, Los Angeles (all times local): 10:55 a.m. A campus official says two people have been shot at UCLA. Media relations officer Rebecca Kendall confirmed the shooting occurred Wednesday and there are two...
WACO, Texas (AP) — Ken Starr has resigned as Baylor University's chancellor, a week after he was removed as president of the Texas school amid a scandal over its treatment of sexual assault cases involving football players. Starr told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" for an interview...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Black drivers in Missouri were nearly 70 percent more likely than whites to get stopped by the police last year, marking a slight improvement from the year before but showing there still are significant racial disparities in such stops. State Attorney...
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman who did groundbreaking work as a spy for America in post-World War II Poland has finally received government honors — but not until after her death. Stephanie Rader, who died in January at age 100, was laid to rest Wednesday at Arlington...
NEW YORK (AP) — Five elderly women who refused to leave their assisted-living home after its closure was announced will finally vacate as part of a $3.35 million settlement, attorneys said Wednesday. The holdout residents, ages 91 to 101, will be required to leave Prospect Park...