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NYC police hold trial for officer who killed unarmed man

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:30am

A disciplinary trial has begun for a white New York City officer in a case that was an early catalyst for outrage over police use of deadly force against black men.

Ex-legislator gets 15 months for taking money to back Paul

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:30am

A former Iowa senator has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for accepting payment to endorse presidential candidate Ron Paul in 2012.

Utah man wounded by Nevada police had crude bomb in vehicle

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:20am

Authorities allege that a Utah man who was wounded after a police chase and shootout in November near the Nevada-Utah state line also had a homemade bomb in his vehicle.

White deputy in Tennessee suspended for using racial slur

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:20am

A white sheriff's sergeant in Tennessee has been suspended after he used a racial slur while talking to a black deputy.

Cop: Bill to corroborate sex assault would shield pedophiles

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:13am

A police officer says a New Hampshire bill that would require corroboration in sexual assault cases in which the defendant has no prior convictions amounts to the nation's "first pedophile protection act."

University of Wyoming to hire diversity coordinator soon

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:11am

The University of Wyoming plans to hire a diversity coordinator soon.

Mom gets 20 to 40 years for death of toddler found in ravine

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:11am

A Pittsburgh-area woman who wrote on Facebook that "Mommy loves you, my angel" after her 3-year-old daughter was found dead in a ravine was sentenced Tuesday to 20 to 40 years behind bars for killing her.

Supreme Court hears case over deportations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:11am

The Obama administration tried to persuade the Supreme Court Tuesday to retain a federal law that makes it easier to deport immigrants who have been convicted of crimes.

Police: 2 children taken in 1985 found, mom arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:11am

Rhode Island State Police say two children reported missing in 1985 have been located in the Houston area and their mother has been charged with snatching them.

4 siblings critical after rescue from Los Angeles house fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:03am

Four siblings ranging in age from 2 to 7 were in critical but stable condition after being rescued as flames ripped through their small Los Angeles home, fire officials said Tuesday.

Lawmakers urge Detroit-area mayor to resign over recordings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:51am

Federal, state and county lawmakers are calling for a Detroit-area mayor to quit after unverified audio tapes surfaced purportedly featuring him making racist and sexist comments.

Airport shooting suspect blamed 'mind control,' IS ties

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:51am

The man suspected of fatally shooting five people and wounding six others at a Florida airport told investigators initially he was under government mind control and then claimed to be inspired by Islamic State websites and chatrooms, authorities said at a hearing Tuesday.

Obama praises outgoing press secretary for 'integrity'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:40am

President Barack Obama has made a surprise visit to the final daily press briefing with White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest.

Nicodemo Scarfo, ex-Philadelphia mob boss, dies in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:31am

Nicodemo "Little Nicky" Scarfo, whose reign over the Philadelphia Mafia in the 1980s was one of the bloodiest in its history, has died at a federal medical center in North Carolina, a prison spokeswoman said Tuesday. He was 87.

Maine governor to Rep. John Lewis: You need a history lesson

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:30am

Democratic U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights leader who says he doesn't see Donald Trump as a "legitimate president," should be grateful for all that Republican presidents have done for black people, GOP Gov. Paul LePage said Tuesday.

Postal worker who hid piles of mail in home gets probation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:21am

A former Tennessee postal worker who kept nearly 2,700 pieces of undelivered mail inside her home won't have to spend time behind bars.

Should children get their tonsils removed? 2 new studies weigh in

Jacqueline Howard, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:21am

If you're questioning whether tonsillectomy — a surgical procedure to remove the tonsils — can really improve sleep and throat health in children, new research suggests to cut it out.

2 California officers cleared in fatal shooting near LA

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:11am

Prosecutors have concluded two California Highway Patrol officers acted properly when they shot and killed a man and injured another during an undercover operation into illegal street racing near Los Angeles last year.

3 killed in overnight Jersey City shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 10:11am

A shooting in an apartment in New Jersey's second-largest city has left two men and a woman dead.

Wal-Mart adding 10K US jobs

Chris Isidore, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 9:57am

Wal-Mart, the nation's largest business employer, plans to add 10,000 U.S. jobs this year.