Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press | Posted Dec 7th - 3:11pm
Authorities on Wednesday charged two juveniles in an East Tennessee wildfire that killed 14 people and destroyed or damaged more than 1,700 buildings in an iconic tourism spot at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Mark Scolforo, Associated Press | Posted Dec 7th - 3:01pm
A case before Pennsylvania's highest court on Wednesday could soon produce new sentencing rules for juvenile homicide defendants in the state who are facing the possibility of life in prison without parole.
Jonathan Drew and Jessica Gresko, Associated Press | Posted Dec 7th - 2:33pm
Before he was charged with firing an assault rifle inside a Washington restaurant, where he had been drawn by an online hoax, Edgar Maddison Welch was known as a well-meaning father of two girls who unnerved some with his religious fervor and sometimes had trouble detaching himself from the internet.
A man fatally shot one Georgia police officer and wounded a second before fleeing an apartment complex near a college campus that went on lockdown as a precaution, authorities said. They said the suspect is believed to be armed and dangerous.
Paul Elias and Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press | Posted Dec 7th - 2:30pm
The fire that killed 36 people during a dance party at an Oakland warehouse grew rapidly and was raging by the time people on the second floor of the building detected it, trapping them upstairs, investigators said.
Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press | Posted Dec 7th - 2:30pm
Authorities investigating the California warehouse party fire that killed 36 people have said they are considering a criminal case — even murder charges. But as relatives learned after a nightclub fire killed 100 people in Rhode Island, any prosecution would be a long and complicated road that may not end with a feeling of justice.
Jim Salter, Associated Press | Posted Dec 7th - 2:21pm
Eight Chicago residents have been indicted by a federal grand jury for the smash-and-grab theft of $60,000 worth of handbags at a Saks Fifth Avenue in suburban St. Louis, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.