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.
Michael Graczyk, Associated Press | Posted
Feb 21st - 2:09pm
The fate of a convicted Texas killer was in Gov. Greg Abbott's hands Wednesday after the state parole board recommended sparing the prisoner's life at the urging of his father, who survived the attack.