Residents of a Native village threatened by erosion were thankful Wednesday for President Barack Obama's attention to their plight, saying they hope his visit to Alaska will help them secure funding to build a critical evacuation road to drier ground.
Eric Tucker, Associated Press | Posted Sep 2nd - 7:40pm
The police response to unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, last summer offers lessons in how not to handle mass demonstrations, according to a Justice Department report that warns such problems could happen in other places roiled by mistrust between law enforcement and the community.
An Indian man left partially paralyzed when he was slammed to the ground during a police stop in Alabama testified Wednesday that he'd been in the state only about a week when he was confronted by officers investigating a call about a suspicious person.
Donna Gordon Blankinship, Associated Press | Posted Sep 2nd - 7:41pm
As Pasco teachers walked the picket lines for a second day on Wednesday, a series of marathon contract negotiations in Spokane may be moving school employees closer to an agreement, while Seattle teachers are heading toward a strike vote on Thursday.
An Oklahoma sheriff's corporal said Wednesday that the leader of the department should have taken action after an internal memo raised questions about the training and workplace behavior of a volunteer deputy who later fatally shot an unarmed man.
Juliet Linderman and David Dishneau, Associated Press | Posted Sep 2nd - 7:30pm
A Baltimore judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss charges against six police officers in connection with the death of a black man from injuries he suffered while in custody. The judge also refused to remove the prosecutor in the case.
Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press | Posted Sep 2nd - 6:51pm
A judge on Wednesday cleared the way for a 48-year-old transgender woman to undergo gender-reassignment surgery, rejecting her parents' effort to block the operation because they say she's mentally incompetent.
By Rachel By Corte, Associated Press | Posted Sep 2nd - 6:41pm
A police officer who shot and injured two men he says repeatedly threatened him during a late night encounter on a dark street was justified in the shooting, and the men have been charged with assault, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
Ken Ritter, Associated Press | Posted Sep 2nd - 6:11pm
A Nevada jury ended a full day deliberating the fate of a former Las Vegas firefighter accused of hiring a homeless ex-convict to bludgeon his estranged wife to death with a hammer nearly three years ago.