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.
Brady McCombs, Associated Press | Posted Jan 19th - 2:25pm
A land swap for 109,000 acres of state school trust land within the newly created Bears Ears National Monument won't happen before President Barack Obama leaves office and is on indefinite hold, federal and state officials said this week.
Colleen Long, Associated Press | Posted Jan 19th - 2:22pm
The New York Police Department has trained more than 5,000 police officers on how to handle mental health crisis calls but doesn't have a way to dispatch those officers when the calls come in, according to a report published Thursday.
Juliet Linderman, Associated Press | Posted Jan 19th - 2:01pm
The federal judge presiding over a settlement between the Baltimore Police Department and the U.S. Justice Department has asked the city's mayor to appear in court to discuss the costs of the agreement.
Michael Balsamo, Associated Press | Posted Jan 19th - 2:01pm
A legally blind man suffering from schizophrenia who was fatally shot by police at a California gas station was the victim of a "cold-blooded execution," his attorney charged Thursday, after a surveillance video was released that raises questions about whether the man advanced on officers with a knife.
Steven Dubois, Associated Press | Posted Jan 19th - 1:52pm
An Oregon man accused of groping a 13-year-old girl on a flight from Dallas to Portland pleaded guilty Thursday, accepting an agreement with prosecutors that will require him to register as a sex offender for 15 years.
On the night in 2008 when Barack Obama was elected the country's first black president, many black Americans wept. Eight years later, they weep again for the end of an era some thought they would never live to see — and for the uncertain future they face without him.
Josh Lederman, Associated Press | Posted Jan 19th - 1:37pm
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.