Kevin McGill, Associated Press | Posted Jan 19th - 3:21pm
Close to 60 recent recruits were accepted into New Orleans Police Department training academy classes despite red flags for several "risk factors," including possible drug use, unpaid child support and domestic abuse, federal monitors said.
Matthew Lee, Associated Press | Posted Jan 19th - 3:04pm
Secretary of State John Kerry left the State Department for the last time as America's top diplomat on Thursday, urging the agency's employees to carry on their work with enthusiasm and appealing to the incoming Trump administration to embrace creative diplomacy and international engagement.
Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press | Posted Jan 19th - 3:00pm
Psychologists who designed the CIA's harsh interrogation methods for the war on terror want a lawsuit from three former detainees dismissed, but a federal judge said Thursday that he was inclined to allow it to move to a trial that was expected to include classified information.
Michael Graczyk, Associated Press | Posted Jan 19th - 2:50pm
Doctors treating former President George H.W. Bush for pneumonia considered Thursday whether to take out a breathing tube while his wife, Barbara, said she was feeling much better after undergoing treatment for bronchitis.
Josh Lederman, Associated Press | Posted Jan 19th - 2:43pm
In a last major act as president, Barack Obama cut short the sentences of 330 federal inmates convicted of drug crimes on Thursday, bringing his bid to correct what he's called a systematic injustice to a climactic close.
Brendan Farrington, Associated Press | Posted Jan 19th - 2:41pm
One of three teenagers who fatally beat one homeless man and severely injured two others in a booze- and pot-fueled rampage will get a new trial because a judge erred in his jury instructions before the teen was convicted of murder, the Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press | Posted Jan 19th - 2:31pm
An Arkansas legislative committee voted Thursday to outlaw an abortion procedure that opponents call "savage" and "barbaric" while others deem it the safest way to end a pregnancy in the second trimester.
Darlene Superville, Associated Press | Posted Jan 19th - 2:31pm
President Barack Obama on Thursday blamed Congress for his failure to keep a promise to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, saying there's "simply no justification beyond politics" to keep it open.