Jay Reeves, Associated Press | Posted Sep 28th - 11:02am
Before he became known as the police officer who fatally shot a black man, sparking days of protests in North Carolina's largest city, friends knew Brent Vinson as someone who naturally ascended into leadership, a former college football player with a peacemaker's heart.
Secretary of State John Kerry threatened on Wednesday to end all cooperation between the United States and Russia to stop Syria's civil war, unless Russian and Syrian government attacks on Aleppo end. More than 250 people are believed to have been killed in the besieged city in the last week.
Richard Lardner, Associated Press | Posted Sep 28th - 10:51am
The Senate acted decisively Wednesday to override President Barack Obama's veto of Sept. 11 legislation, setting the stage for the contentious bill to become law despite flaws that Obama and top Pentagon officials warn could put U.S. troops and interests at risk.
The lead spokeswoman for North Dakota's Health Department has resigned over acknowledged "inappropriate" comments she accidentally posted on the agency's Twitter account during Monday night's presidential debate.
A black man reportedly acting erratically at a strip mall in suburban San Diego was shot and killed by police after pulling an object from his pocket, pointing it at officers and assuming a "shooting stance," authorities said.
Current and former world leaders mourned the passing of Israeli statesman Shimon Peres on Wednesday, praising him as a visionary who committed his life to the elusive goal of lasting peace in the Middle East.
New Orleans has the right to remove Confederate monuments that are the center of a heated debate, the city's attorneys told an appeals court Wednesday, but opponents who want a delay said removing them could cause irreparable harm.
Jim Suhr, Associated Press | Posted Sep 28th - 10:41am
A Missouri man is suing an imprisoned police officer convicted of violating his civil rights two years ago, when the officer repeatedly shot him with a stun gun during a traffic stop and gave him a heart attack that he says nearly killed him.
Michael Astor, Associated Press | Posted Sep 28th - 10:33am
An independent press is emerging in Cuba despite a constitutional requirement that media be controlled by the one party communist state, the Committee to Protect Journalists said in a report issued Wednesday.