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Critics seek clearer guidelines for police shooting probes

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 6:27am

State police investigated all but one officer-involved shooting in South Carolina in 2018. And the one they weren't called out for was the deadliest encounter of all.

Louisiana town elects felon mayor, but can he take office?

Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 6:22am

When Louisiana voters enacted new restrictions on felons running for office, they inadvertently ensnared the small town of Ball in a new mayoral feud.

Shutdown leads to delays in lawsuits against government

Denise Lavoie, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 6:21am

Despite the government shutdown, federal courts around the country have remained open and allowed the wheels of justice to keep turning in criminal cases.

Florida's new Trump-backed governor seeks to broaden appeal

Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 6:17am

Florida's new Republican governor rode to office with the strong support of President Donald Trump, leaving some to wonder if he'd be a partisan leader.

Exhibit of important papers marks MLK's 90th birthday

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 6:17am

A collection of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s papers on display in Atlanta provides insight into the slain civil rights leader's thought processes as he drafted some of his most well-known speeches and notable sermons.

Trump paying tribute to Americans killed in Syrian attack

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 5:11am

President Donald Trump was paying tribute Saturday to the four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack in Syria this week as he set off to Dover Air Force Base for the return of their remains.

President Trump heading to Dover Air Force Base to honor the return of four Americans killed in Syria this week.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 19th - 4:59am

President Trump heading to Dover Air Force Base to honor the return of four Americans killed in Syria this week.

Trump fires back after Mueller disputes accuracy of report

Mary Clare Jalonick and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 10:55pm

Special counsel Robert Mueller's office has issued a rare public statement disputing the accuracy of BuzzFeed News' report that said President Donald Trump's former attorney told Mueller that the president directed him to lie to Congress.

Trump plans 'major announcement' on border, longest shutdown

Jill Colvin, Lisa Mascaro, Zeke Miller and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 10:49pm

President Donald Trump said he'll be making a "major announcement" on the government shutdown and the southern border on Saturday afternoon as the standstill over his border wall continues into its fifth week.

Black teen's family laments sentence given to white officer

Michael Tarm and Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 10:09pm

The explosive video of a white Chicago officer shooting a black teenager 16 times shocked consciences around the world with footage of Laquan McDonald getting gunned down as he walked away from police.

4 convicted of entering refuge in quest to aid migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 9:58pm

A federal judge has found four women guilty of entering a national wildlife refuge without a permit as they sought to place food and water in the Arizona desert for migrants.

Utah politicians remain mixed over US involvement in Syria after recent attack

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Jan 18th - 9:11pm

Wednesday’s suicide bombing attack that killed four Americans in Syria didn't change the minds of three Utah politicians in Washington who either spoke out for or against the decision to pull troops from the country.

Off-duty deputy shot by Colorado officer after chase dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 8:29pm

An off-duty sheriff's deputy who was shot by a police officer in Colorado following a car chase died Friday.

The Latest: Off-duty deputy shot by Colorado officer dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 7:27pm

The Latest on an off-duty sheriff's deputy who was shot by a police officer following a car chase (all times local):

The Latest: Trump: 'Great day' for US after report disputed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 6:37pm

The Latest on a disputed report that President Donald Trump directed his personal attorney to lie to Congress (all times local):

Mueller disputes accuracy of BuzzFeed report on Trump, Cohen

Mary Clare Jalonick and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 6:29pm

Special counsel Robert Mueller's office on Friday issued a rare public statement disputing the accuracy of BuzzFeed News' report that said President Donald Trump's former attorney told Mueller that the president directed him to lie to Congress.

The Latest: Another migrant group smuggled to New Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 6:11pm

The Latest on groups of immigrants apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local):

Officer who shot black teen sentenced to nearly 7 years

Don Babwin and Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 5:44pm

The white Chicago officer who gunned down a black teenager in 2014 was sentenced Friday to nearly seven years in prison, ending an explosive case that arose from one of the nation's most graphic dashcam videos and added fuel to debates about race and policing and law enforcement's "code of silence."

Video shows Arizona officer opening fire as teen runs away

Anita Snow, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 5:29pm

A suburban Phoenix police officer investigating a car break-in shot and killed the 14-year-old suspect as the boy ran away, according to video released Friday.

A timeline of the Chicago police shooting of Laquan McDonald

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 5:15pm

Cook County Judge Vincent Gaughan sentenced former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke on Friday to six years and nine months in prison in the 2014 shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald.