Andrew Selsky, Associated Press | Posted Oct 28th - 5:21pm
The acquittal of seven people who occupied a federal wildlife sanctuary in Oregon was a rejection of the prosecution's conspiracy case, not an endorsement of the defendants' actions in the armed protest, a juror said Friday, a day after the stunning verdict that government officials feared could embolden other groups.
Matthew Brown, Associated Press | Posted Oct 28th - 5:11pm
A man killed during an armed confrontation with police in a Montana hotel had stopped taking medications needed for his mental illness and may have been on illegal drugs, according to the man's mother, who said she does not hold police responsible for his death.
David Porter, Associated Press | Posted Oct 28th - 3:50pm
A former staffer and former appointee of Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie were so eager to aid his rising political career in 2013 that they concocted a plan to create gridlock at the country's busiest bridge to punish a mayor who didn't want to go along for the ride, a federal prosecutor told jurors Friday in closing arguments at their fraud trial.
Dave Gram, Associated Press | Posted Oct 28th - 3:41pm
A Republican legislative candidate's tweet that Democratic President Barack Obama should be hanged and a school board member's Facebook posts widely deemed racist and sexist are generating heated debate about what's acceptable in public speech.
Sarah Brumfield, Associated Press | Posted Oct 28th - 3:40pm
Nearly a year after the curious death of a former aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin in a Washington hotel room, authorities announced Friday that he died accidentally from numerous bodily injuries after "days of excessive consumption of alcohol."