Eric Tucker, Associated Press | Posted Sep 29th - 4:11pm
The Drug Enforcement Administration does a poor job overseeing the millions of dollars in payments it distributes to confidential sources, relies on tipsters who operate with minimal oversight or direction and has continued paying informants who were no longer supposed to be used, according to a government watchdog audit issued Thursday.
A former Ohio policeman who spent over a decade behind bars for his wife's death before his conviction was overturned pleaded guilty Thursday to charges alleging he hired her killers, under a deal that lets him remain free on probation and maintain innocence.
Tom Foreman Jr. and Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press | Posted Sep 29th - 3:52pm
A Charlotte, North Carolina, police officer calls for backup, saying he has spotted a man with a gun and a marijuana joint in his SUV. In follow-up radio traffic, the officer says a suspect has been wounded and is lying on the ground.
The government's key witness in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal says people close to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie gathered on a conference call to prep a cover story for the gridlock prosecutors contend was political revenge against a Democratic mayor.
Ben Nuckols, Associated Press | Posted Sep 29th - 3:51pm
A black motorcyclist posed no threat to the life of the District of Columbia police officer who shot and killed him, an attorney for the man's relatives said Thursday as he called for city officials to release more information about the circumstances of the shooting.
Jonathan Drew, Associated Press | Posted Sep 29th - 3:51pm
A judge said that federal wildlife officials have failed to protect the world's only wild population of red wolves in a preliminary ruling that restricts the government's ability to remove the animals from private property.
Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press | Posted Sep 29th - 3:33pm
Rebuked for further eroding public confidence in government, a former high-ranking official in Kentucky government was sentenced to nearly six years in prison Thursday for orchestrating a kickback scheme that netted him more than $200,000.