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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — After a 2007 report showed that Iowa had the nation's highest disparity for sending blacks to prison, state lawmakers took a novel step: They passed a law requiring analysts to draft "racial-impact statements" on any proposals to create new crimes or...
BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — Another videotaped police killing is raising tensions in another town, this time in New Jersey, where a tense traffic stop ended with a passenger shot to death as he stepped out of a car with his hands raised at shoulder height. The newly released footage...
CHICAGO (AP) — Melvin Gordon, who led Tootsie Roll Industries Inc. for more than five decades, has died at age 95. Gordon, the company's chairman and CEO, died Tuesday in Boston after a brief illness, said Brooke Vane, a spokeswoman for the company's public relations firm...
WASHINGTON (AP) — One person is dead after a Border Patrol shooting in South Texas. A federal law enforcement official briefed on the incident says one person was shot and killed on the U.S. side of the border when agents came under fire Wednesday morning. The official was not...
CHICAGO (AP) — Melvin Gordon, who led Tootsie Roll Industries Inc. for more than five decades, has died at age 95. Gordon, the company's chairman and CEO, died Tuesday in Boston after a brief illness, said Brooke Vane, a spokeswoman for the company's public relations firm...
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A notorious Pennsylvania inmate brutally beat and strangled a pharmacist and the pharmacist's girlfriend, then stole tens of thousands of dollars the druggist had given to his father for safekeeping, a prosecutor told jurors Wednesday. Hugo Selenski...
BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — A newly released video shows a man stepping out of a car and raising his hands as he was fatally shot by police in New Jersey last month. Video from the dashboard camera of a police car shows Bridgeton officers Braheme Days and Roger Worley in a traffic...
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the life prison sentence for Osama bin Laden's one-time secretary after his conviction in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said Wednesday that Wadih El-Hage (WAH'-dee...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Three California lawmakers are promoting right-to-die legislation with the family of a terminally ill woman who moved to Oregon to legally end her life. Brittany Maynard's mother and husband will be at the state Capitol on Wednesday to support a bill...