By IVAN MORENO, Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) 05/03 — Police across the country have responded to hundreds of paintball fights in recent weeks, a trend that authorities say began around the time an Atlanta rapper began posting YouTube videos encouraging people to trade real guns for paintball weapons.
By JONATHAN LEMIRE and CHAD DAY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 04/27 — President Donald Trump insists he “won’t be involved” in any attempt to interfere with the investigation into Russian election meddling — unless he changes his mind.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) 04/23 — State wildlife officials say they have uncovered an international scheme in which thieves from Korea and China slip into wild landscapes in Northern California to pluck succulents to sell on the thriving black market in Asia.Read more »
By KAWEEWIT KAEWJINDA, Associated Press BANGKOK (AP) 04/24 — A report by a British-based conservation group says rising Chinese demand for products made from elephant skin is driving poaching and posing an even greater threat to Asia’s wild herds than the ivory trade.
OCALA, Fla. (AP) 04/21 — A man accused of opening fire at a Florida high school was denied bond during his first court appearance Saturday.
The Ocala Star-Banner reported that Sky Bouche appeared before Judge Willard Pope via video conference at the Marion County Jail,
By JEFF AMY, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) 04/13 — A Mississippi high school senior was jailed without bail Friday after the FBI charged him with threatening a school shooting over social media,Read more »
By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 04/13 — The chief executive of Backpage.com pleaded guilty to state and federal charges including conspiracy and money laundering,
By ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press WICHITA, Kan. (AP) 04/12 — The Kansas police officer who fired the shot that killed a man during a hoax emergency call will not face criminal charges,
WASHINGTON (AP) 04/12 — A police officer defended his partner’s decision to shoot a black motorcyclist in Washington, D.C., and said that he believed the man drove directly at his partner.Read more »
By MICHAEL CASEY, Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. (AP) 04/12 — An international crackdown on illegal logging in tropical forests has ensnared the makers of some guitars and other musical instruments,
SAN DIEGO (AP) 04/09 — A horse trailer carrying at least 18 people who entered the country illegally overturned on a Southern California highway just north of the border with Mexico,Read more »
By JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 04/05 — Asserting the situation had reached “a point of crisis,” President Donald Trump signed a proclamation directing the deployment of the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border to fight illegal immigration and drug smuggling.
By BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) 04/02 — Body cameras for state troopers and GPS vehicle locators in cruiser were among several policy changes ordered Monday for the Massachusetts state police after the agency was rocked by an overtime scandal and other recent disclosures.
By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 04/02 — President Donald Trump demanded Monday that Congress pass new border legislation using the “Nuclear Option if necessary”
By TERRY SPENCER, Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) 03/30 — The brother of the suspected Florida high school gunman pleaded no contest Thursday to trespassing on the campus where the deadly rampage occurred and was later released from jail after being sentenced to time served and six months of probation.
By NATALIYA VASILYEVA, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) 03/26 — With the fire alarms silent and staff reportedly nowhere to be seen, a fire at a shopping mall packed with children and their parents on the first weekend of the school recess killed 64 people in Russia’s Siberia.
By CURT ANDERSON, AP Legal Affairs Writer FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) 03/21 — A judge set an unusually high $500,000 bond on Tuesday and imposed a host of other restrictions for the brother of the Florida school shooting suspect who was charged with trespassing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
By SAMUEL PETREQUIN, Associated Press PARIS (AP) 03/20 — In the latest judicial setback for the former French president, Nicolas Sarkozy was placed in custody on Tuesday as part of an investigation that he received millions of euros in illegal campaign financing from the regime of the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.
MIAMI (AP) — The brother of the 19-year-old who confessed to gunning down 17 people at a Florida high school spent the night in jail after he was arrested for trespassing on the campus.Read more »
By MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 03/13 — Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have completed a draft report concluding there was no collusion or coordination between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia,