By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 02/20 — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that the Constitution’s ban on excessive fines applies to the states,
CHICAGO (AP) 02/20 — The Latest on the attack reported by Jussie Smollett (all times local): 8:25 p.m. A California misdemeanor complaint against Jussie Smollett shows the actor was accused of identifying himself as his younger brother in 2007 when a Los Angeles police officer pulled him over on suspicion of driving under the influence.Read more »
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. (AP) 02/18 — A rattlesnake in Florida ended up in the back of a police car.
The snake was being carried by a homeless man claiming to be ‘an agent of God’
By YANAN WANG and DAKE KANG, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) 02/19 — The Chinese database Victor Gevers found online was not just a collection of old personal details.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) 02/19 — North Dakota’s House has shot down a bill that would allow authorities to seize guns from a person who a family member or law enforcement believes is a danger.Read more »
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) 02/18 — A businessman has been charged with fatally stabbing a Minneapolis woman in 1993 after investigators ran DNA evidence from the murder scene through a genealogy website and obtained his DNA from a discarded napkin.Read more »
By DON BABWIN and CARYN ROUSSEAU, Associated Press AURORA, Ill. (AP) 02/17 — An initial background check five years ago failed to flag an out-of-state felony conviction that would have prevented a man from buying the gun he used to kill five co-workers and wound six other people,
By MARY HUDETZ, Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) 02/15 — A handful of rural counties in New Mexico are passing resolutions saying they will not require their sheriffs to enforce a sweeping slate of gun-control proposals that have gone before state lawmakers.
By CARRIE ANTLFINGER and AMANDA SEITZ, Associated Press AURORA, Ill. (AP) 02/16 — The frantic calls started pouring in at 1:24 p.m. A gunman was shooting people inside a sprawling manufacturing warehouse in Aurora,
By DON BABWIN, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) 02/16 — Chicago police released without charges two Nigerian brothers arrested on suspicion of assaulting “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett and said they have new evidence to investigate as a result of questioning them.
By JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) 02/15 — A lead investigator lied in an affidavit justifying a drug raid on a Houston home in which two residents were killed and four undercover officers were shot and wounded during a gun battle,
By DON BABWIN, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) 02/15 — The investigation into black actor Jussie Smollett’s account of being beaten in a racist, anti-gay attack took a sharp turn Friday when police announced the arrest of two black men they believe assaulted the “Empire”
By CARRIE ANTLFINGER and AMANDA SEITZ, Associated Press AURORA, Ill. (AP) 02/15 — A gunman opened fire at a manufacturing plant in suburban Chicago on Friday,Read more »
DALLAS (AP) 02/13 — The FBI has released sketches drawn by an admitted serial killer of some of his victims, along with other information on a string of unsolved cold-case homicides to which investigators say the man confessed.Read more »
By ANITA SNOW, Associated Press TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) 02/14 — Aaron Francisco Chavez swallowed at least one of the sky blue pills at a Halloween party before falling asleep forever.
CHICAGO (AP) 02/14 — A white Chicago police officer who fatally shot black teenager Laquan McDonald was assaulted by inmates in his cell at a Connecticut prison,Read more »
By MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 02/13 — A robbery suspect with a long rap sheet and a habit of bizarre stunts was charged Wednesday with murder in the death of a New York City police detective struck by friendly fire while responding to a stick-up Tuesday night.
HOUSTON (AP) 02/13 — A woman who called Houston’s non-emergency dispatch line after discovering a tiger inside a cage at an abandoned home told the shocked dispatcher: “I’m not lying.”Read more »