Michael Tarm, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 5:40pm
The purported leader of Chicago's notorious Hobos street gang took the stand Thursday at his racketeering trial — one of the biggest in recent city history — to insist he didn't order a deadly hit on a gang associate-turned-informant to stop him from providing evidence that could put the gang leadership behind bars for life.
In a story Dec. 6 about the University of Illinois' decision not to designate its campuses a sanctuary for immigrants, The Associated Press reported that about 1,500 Illinois college students are in the country illegally, according to the Latino Policy Forum. The organization says that estimate applies to the number of students in the country illegally who attend public colleges and universities, but not private institutions.
Michael Balsamo, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 5:30pm
As he sat down for an interview with Time magazine for his "person of the year" profile, Donald Trump explained his tough view on illegal immigration by retrieving a copy of the Long Island newspaper Newsday and pointing to a blaring headline: "Extremely Violent Gang Faction."
Kim Chandler, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 5:11pm
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday paused Alabama's plans to execute a man convicted of killing a convenience store clerk, acting after defense lawyers argued that a judge unfairly imposed the death penalty after a jury recommended life in prison.
Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 4:50pm
An unarmed black motorist struggled with an Iowa officer and a police dog before the officer shot the driver as he tried to get away in his pickup truck, paralyzing him, dashcam video released Thursday shows.
Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 4:30pm
In the midst of his Cabinet deliberations, President-elect Donald Trump flew to Ohio Thursday to meet with victims and families after the latest U.S. outbreak of violence, a somber duty that became all too familiar to his predecessor.
Jocelyn Gecker and Juliet Linderman, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 4:20pm
As the San Francisco Bay Area's artists grieve the loss of life from a deadly warehouse fire in Oakland that killed 36 people, they are also bracing for a possible city crackdown. The city has vowed to protect artists, but many have voiced concerns and point to Baltimore where officials raided a collective called the Bell Foundry, just days after the fire in Oakland.