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Oversight board fires police officer for fatally shooting 2

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 7:39pm

Chicago's police oversight board has fired an officer who fatally shot two people — a teenager he said threatened him with a bat and a woman standing nearby.

Suburban Houston man shot dead during break-in at his home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 5:44pm

Investigators say a 29-year-old man has been shot dead by intruders who broke into his suburban Houston home.

Man who killed Utah student sentenced for Colorado killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 5:31pm

A man who was previously convicted of fatally shooting a University of Utah student has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing a Colorado man.

White House: Ukraine aid held up in part over election probe

Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 4:50pm

The White House acknowledged Thursday that President Donald Trump's decision to hold up military aid to Ukraine was linked to his demand that Kyiv investigate the Democratic National Committee and the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.

South Dakota teen pleads insanity in Wyoming girl's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 4:44pm

A South Dakota teenager has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to a first-degree murder charge in the shooting death of a girl from Wyoming whose body was found in his basement.

The Latest: Probe after Chicago chief found lying in car

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 4:29pm

The Latest on Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson being found lying in car (all times local):

Court issues temporary stay on flavored vaping ban in Oregon

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 4:27pm

Oregon's Court of Appeals has put a halt to the state's ban on flavored vaping products two days after it took effect.

Why Trump asked Ukraine's president about 'CrowdStrike'

Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 4:15pm

without evidence, of course — that the DNC hack was a setup based on fabricated computer records and designed to cast blame on Russia. One key figure in this supposed conspiracy: CrowdStrike, a security firm hired by the DNC that detected, stopped and analyzed the hack five months before the 2016 election.

Chicago's top cop found lying in car; requests investigation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 4:09pm

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson asked the city's police department to conduct an internal investigation on himself Thursday after he was found lying down in a car.

Man heard in strangling video charged in 2nd death in Alaska

Becky Bohrer and Mark Thiessen, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 4:03pm

A man accused of killing a woman who was seen strangled in videos on a digital memory card was charged Thursday with the death of another woman, authorities in Alaska said.

Virginia police: Officer fatally shot man who pointed gun

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 3:55pm

Virginia authorities say an officer fatally shot a man who was pointing a gun at authorities in a parking lot.

Sheriff: North Carolina mother hid newborn baby in closet

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 3:54pm

A North Carolina sheriff's office says it has charged a woman with first-degree murder and felony child abuse after an investigation showed she hid a newborn baby in a closet to conceal the fact that she had been pregnant.

Authorities: Man accused in strangling of Alaska woman seen on digital memory card is charged with another death.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 3:52pm

Authorities: Man accused in strangling of Alaska woman seen on digital memory card is charged with another death.

Charge dismissed against officer in K-9 partner's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 3:40pm

A Florida police officer has avoided conviction in the death of his K-9 partner.

The Latest: NYC to close Rikers Island jail complex by 2026

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 3:36pm

The Latest on New York City's plan to close the notorious Rikers Island jail complex (all times local):

New York City Council votes to close Rikers Island, replace massive detention center with 4 smaller jails

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 3:34pm

New York City Council votes to close Rikers Island, replace massive detention center with 4 smaller jails.

Video: Utah train operator recounts lead up to nick-of-time rescue by trooper

Annie Knox, KSL  |  Posted Oct 17th - 3:34pm

Riley Nelson, a Utah Transit Authority train operator, saw a light in the distance as he carried about 60 passengers northward away from Salt Lake City.

Person of interest in girl's abduction freed on bond

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 3:27pm

A person of interest in the abduction of a 3-year-old Alabama girl has been released from jail after being arrested on unrelated charges.

Texas prosecutor tosses charges in 1992 teen double slaying

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 3:26pm

A Texas man who was sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting two teenagers in 1992 is now a free man after a district attorney dismissed the charges.