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Chicago charges show challenge of police code of silence

Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:12pm

Since late 2015, the public has known that police who witnessed the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald described a scene starkly different than the one that later emerged on video of a white officer pumping 16 bullets into the black teenager.

Try as it may, Trump administration can't avoid Qatar crisis

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:12pm

It's the geopolitical crisis the Trump administration just can't quit.

Perjury case dropped against ex-trooper in Sandra Bland case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:12pm

A misdemeanor perjury charge has been dismissed against a fired Texas state trooper in a case arising from his 2015 arrest of Sandra Bland, a black woman who was later found dead in a county jail.

The Latest: ACLU condemns destruction of Arkansas monument

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:10pm

The Latest on the destruction of Arkansas' Ten Commandments monument outside the state Capitol (all times local):

Arizona wildfire forces thousands of people from their homes

Matt York and Astrid Galvan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:04pm

A wildfire burning Wednesday through a dense Arizona forest has forced thousands of people from their homes, closed a major road and created a huge plume of smoke over the same area devastated by a blaze that killed 19 firefighters four years ago.

Prosecutor: No crime committed by officer in man's death

Dave Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:02pm

A Connecticut police officer was justified when he shocked a man with a stun gun for 20 seconds shortly before the man died of a heart problem and blunt injury to his head, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

The Latest: House panel seeks Pentagon climate change review

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:02pm

The Latest on deliberations by the House and Senate Armed Services committees over the 2018 defense budget (all times local):

Inmate fatally shot, deputy wounded inside Tennessee clinic

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:02pm

Officials say an inmate was killed and an officer wounded after the prisoner attacked one of his escorts inside a Tennessee clinic.

Iowa ACLU wants new rules on schools use of seclusion rooms

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:00pm

The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa wants the state to change rules regarding public schools' use of padded seclusion rooms and physical restraints.

The Latest: Officials: Scare at Army base was false alarm

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:00pm

The Latest on a lockdown at an Alabama military post (all times local):

The Latest: FBI agent charged with lying pleads not guilty

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:00pm

The Latest on an FBI agent charged with lying about shooting at a key figure in the armed standoff at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local):

Missouri sheriff faces robbery trial; assault charge dropped

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 2:57pm

A judge has dismissed an assault charge against a southeastern Missouri sheriff being investigated in an inmate's death, but ordered a trial for him on a robbery charge.

Man guilty of Vegas hammer attack avoids charges in killings

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 2:55pm

A Nevada man who pleaded guilty in a hammer attack on a mannequin that was posed as a sleeping homeless person is also believed to be responsible for similar attacks that killed two men and injured a third in downtown Las Vegas, police said Wednesday.

Trump urges passage of House immigration bills

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 2:55pm

President Donald Trump is urging the House to pass legislation that would stiffen punishments on people who re-enter the U.S. illegally and for "sanctuary" jurisdictions that refuse to cooperate with federal deportation forces.

The Latest: Governor frees emergency funds for Arizona fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 2:55pm

The Latest on wildfires burning in the Western U.S. (all times local):

Complaint: Woman blames video stunt for boyfriend's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 2:50pm

A Minnesota woman charged in the fatal shooting of her boyfriend told authorities it was a video stunt gone wrong.

Aide: Prosecutor spent campaign funds on posh social clubs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 2:47pm

A campaign finance manager for Philadelphia's top prosecutor has testified the prosecutor spent campaign funds on ritzy social clubs, facials, massages and a $2,600 birthday party for his girlfriend.

Dead Niagara Falls daredevil might have plunged with snake

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 2:46pm

A daredevil who died after plunging over Niagara Falls in an apparent stunt with an inflatable ball might have brought a boa constrictor along for the ride.

FBI agent in court on charge of lying about rancher shooting

Steven Dubois, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 2:46pm

An FBI agent was set to appear in court Wednesday on charges that he lied about shooting at a key figure in last year's armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge just before the man was killed by Oregon police.

Appeals court ruling opens door to Ohio resuming executions

Lisa Cornwell and Kantele Franko, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 2:46pm

Ohio moved a step closer to resuming executions as a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday in the state's favor in a case over its lethal injection process.