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North Carolina police chief says release of police shooting video footage to be made within half hour

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 2:51pm

North Carolina police chief says release of police shooting video footage to be made within half hour.

North Carolina police chief says black man shot by police was 'absolutely in possession of a handgun'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 2:51pm

North Carolina police chief says black man shot by police was 'absolutely in possession of a handgun'

The Latest: Obamas officially open black history museum

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 2:51pm

The Latest on the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (all times local):

New Smithsonian museum chronicling black history opens

Jesse J. Holland and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 2:51pm

America's first national museum dedicated to African-American history and culture opened Saturday with emotional but joyful words from the country's first black president, who said he hoped the stories contained inside will help everyone "walk away that much more in love" with their country.

After an assault trial, alleged victim faces her own lawsuit

Darcy Costello, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 2:50pm

As Yee Xiong prepared to leave the sentencing hearing for a man she said sexually assaulted her at an off-campus apartment when they were students, she felt ready to finally put the case behind her after four years. Then, she was handed a $4 million defamation lawsuit.

The Latest: Charlotte police says he'll release video

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 2:43pm

The Latest on protests in Charlotte, North Carolina, over the fatal police shooting of a black man (all times local):

Charlotte police chief says he's decided to release video footage of police shooting of black man

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 2:41pm

Charlotte police chief says he's decided to release video footage of police shooting of black man.

The Latest: Cedar Rapids leaders ask onlookers to stay away

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 2:31pm

The Latest on flooding along rain-swollen rivers in Iowa (all times local):

Refugee Soccer program gives young athletes an outlet

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 2:21pm

A soccer league started for refugees living in Salt Lake City is designed to push young people toward successful lives in the United States.

Video demand dominates 5th day of protests in Charlotte

Meg Kinnard, Jonathan Drew and Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 2:21pm

Charlotte's police chief announced Saturday that he would release body and dashboard camera footage of the shooting of a black man after several days of demonstrations that have coalesced around demands that the public see the video.

Man charged with hitting mayor with pie is released on bail

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 2:11pm

A man who was charged with assault and battery after Sacramento, California, Mayor Kevin Johnson was hit in the face with a pie has been released from jail after bail was posted.

Iowa braces for flooding with more rain on the way

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 1:41pm

Volunteers filled sandbags and homeowners began moving things out of their basements on Saturday in preparation for flooding along the Cedar River in Iowa.

Idaho woman enters guilty plea in child's meth overdose

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 1:13pm

An Idaho woman who prosecutors say caused her 6-month-old baby to overdose on methamphetamine has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter.

Hundreds at funeral for Ohio boy, 13, fatally shot by police

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 1:10pm

A 13-year-old Ohio boy fatally shot by a police officer investigating a report of an armed robbery was remembered at his funeral Saturday as someone with a special glow.

2 firefighters killed in Wilmington, Del., rowhouse fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 1:01pm

Two firefighters have died and four have been injured in Delaware while battling a pre-dawn fire in a rowhouse.

Air ambulance service shuts down operations in Sheridan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 1:00pm

A helicopter air ambulance service serving Sheridan Memorial Hospital has left Sheridan.

Police: Teen driver crashes into parade-goers; 8 injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 1:00pm

Authorities say a teenage driver in suburban St. Louis struck another vehicle and then spun into people who were waiting for a homecoming parade to begin, injuring several of them.

Police: California stabbing suspect lashed out at party

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 12:50pm

A 21-year-old man stabbed six people early Saturday at a California house party, lashing out after he bumped into someone and a fight erupted, authorities said.

The Latest: 'Thankful for my life' after mall shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 12:31pm

The Latest on a fatal shooting at a mall in Washington state (all times local):

Experts: May be hard convicting Tulsa cop of manslaughter

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 12:21pm

Prosecutors moved quickly to charge a white Tulsa, Oklahoma, police officer with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man whose vehicle broke down in the middle of a street. Now, they have to prove it.