Amy Forliti, Associated Press | Posted Aug 24th - 1:30pm
The Minnesota police officer who fatally shot a black man during a traffic stop last month is back on administrative leave after briefly returning to limited duty last week, the city of St. Anthony said in a statement Wednesday.
Robert Burns, Associated Press | Posted Aug 24th - 1:23pm
The U.S. military picture in Syria is getting more chaotic and complicated by the day, putting new strains on the Obama administration's strategy of partnering with a hodgepodge of local fighters against the Islamic State group without getting pulled deeper into Syria's civil war or rupturing relations with Turkey.
Steve Karnowski, Associated Press | Posted Aug 24th - 1:21pm
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar has criticized the sharp price hikes for EpiPens, the emergency drug injectors for severe allergic reactions, saying it's outrageous that the manufacturer is making money off the backs of kids and adults who have few alternatives.
Melinda Deslatte and Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press | Posted Aug 24th - 1:11pm
Thousands of south Louisiana residents remain stuck in shelters, living in hotels or staying in the spare bedrooms of family and friends after flooding ravaged their homes, creating a housing crunch that may bring back temporary housing units like those that dotted the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina.
Amy Taxin and Deb Riechmann, Associated Press | Posted Aug 24th - 12:51pm
Overseas reaction to President Richard Nixon's resignation in 1974 was mixed: The Soviets expressed worry about the future of detente. North Korea reacted brashly, calling Nixon's exit the "falling out" of the "wicked boss" of American imperialists. South Vietnam put its forces on high alert because it feared the North Vietnamese would take advantage of the vulnerable U.S. political situation.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is detecting high levels of lead in samples of dust and dirt tracked inside homes at a northwest Indiana public housing complex where soil is tainted with industrial contaminants.
Matt Volz, Associated Press | Posted Aug 24th - 12:21pm
The sponsor of a proposed initiative to repeal Montana's medical marijuana law said Wednesday he won't appeal a judge's refusal to place the measure on November's ballot, but instead will focus on defeating a separate initiative to expand medical pot distribution.
Black students and students with disabilities attending public schools in Virginia's capital city are more severely and more frequently punished than their classmates, according to a complaint filed Wednesday with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights.