Tom Hays and Colleen Long, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 21st - 3:14pm
It was a tally so impressive that President Donald Trump touted it at his State of the Union address: Since May, agents cracking down on the violent gangs terrorizing the working-class suburbs of Long Island had swept up 428 gang suspects, including 220 members of the notorious MS-13.
Anthony Izaguirre, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 21st - 3:10pm
Philadelphia's top prosecutor said Wednesday his office will stop jailing people who cannot afford to pay cash bail in minor criminal cases, affirming the commitment of the country's fifth-largest city to a national movement that argues the practice targets poor Americans.
David McFadden, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 21st - 2:50pm
A trial exposing a unit of wildly corrupt Baltimore detectives has wrapped up in a courtroom, but federal and police investigators are still digging into possible offshoots of one of the worst police corruption scandals in memory.
Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 21st - 2:45pm
The number of Ku Klux Klan chapters in the U.S. is plummeting as a new generation of khaki-clad racists rejects hoods and robes for a "hipper" brand of hate, according to a report Wednesday by an organization that tracks far-right extremists.
Jim Salter, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 21st - 2:44pm
An attorney for a man scheduled to be put to death in Missouri next month said Wednesday that she has "very serious concerns" about the state's lethal injection method after an online news outlet reported that Missouri bought execution drugs from a compounding pharmacy with a troubling record.
Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 21st - 2:30pm
A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a former Arkansas judge to five years in prison after he admitted giving young male defendants lighter sentences in return for sexual favors — a stiffer punishment than prosecutors recommended.
Matthew Brown, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 21st - 2:29pm
A senior official at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service broke the law with his involvement in awarding $324,000 in conservation grants to a nonprofit where his wife worked as a contractor, according to federal investigators.
Michelle L. Price, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 21st - 2:10pm
A Republican state lawmaker's plan to repeal the death penalty in deep-red Utah cleared its first test Wednesday, winning approval from a legislative committee as Utah's GOP governor said he's open to signing the ban.