Michael Tarm, Don Babwin and Sophia Tareen, Associated Press | Posted Nov 30th - 4:30pm
Federal authorities said an online threat that led the University of Chicago to cancel classes Monday targeted whites and was motivated by the police shooting of a black teenager, video of which was released last week and led to protests.
The latest on the aftermath of the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer and the online threat that led the University of Chicago to cancel classes on Monday (all times local):
Juliet Linderman, Associated Press | Posted Nov 30th - 4:21pm
Jury selection for the first police officer to go to trial in Freddie Gray' s death began Monday with a judge questioning potential jurors about their knowledge of the explosive case, which led to widespread protests and rioting and added fuel to the Black Lives Matter movement.
The mother of a black Cleveland boy who was carrying a pellet gun when he was shot and killed by a white police officer has testified before a grand jury that is deciding whether to charge the officer.
The Senate has confirmed President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the U.S. Agency for International Development after months of delay rooted in a separate dispute over the international nuclear deal with Iran.
Larry Neumeister, Associated Press | Posted Nov 30th - 4:11pm
Former state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was convicted Monday in a $5 million corruption case that took down one of New York's most powerful politicians and stunned a capital that had become accustomed to scandal.
Michael Graczyk, Associated Press | Posted Nov 30th - 4:11pm
A team of special prosecutors has nearly completed its investigation of the arrest and subsequent death of a black woman in a Texas jail, and it plans to finish presenting its evidence to a grand jury by the end of December, one of the prosecutors said Monday.
Sean Murphy, Associated Press | Posted Nov 30th - 4:10pm
At least seven earthquakes rattled north-central Oklahoma on Monday, including one felt 300 miles away in Iowa, prompting concern from local residents and policymakers that the state isn't doing enough to curb the quakes that scientists have linked to oil and gas activity.
Alan Fram, Associated Press | Posted Nov 30th - 3:50pm
A Republican congressional leader on Monday defended a House investigation of Planned Parenthood's provision of fetal tissue to researchers, offering no suggestion that last week's shooting deaths at one of the group's clinics will cause the GOP to retreat from that probe.