By DAVID McFADDEN and COURTNEY COLUMBUS, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) 05/12 — A day after saying she had “full confidence” in Baltimore’s police commissioner despite federal charges of failing to pay his taxes,
By DAVID McFADDEN and COURTNEY COLUMBUS, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) 05/12 — The disgraced leader of a rogue Baltimore police unit was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to nine robberies while on the force.
By DAVID JORDAN, Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) 05/09 — The Vermont Legislature has approved a bill making it illegal to take “substantial steps” to threaten to kill or kidnap groups of people,
By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 05/10— One of the largest public pension funds in the nation voted Wednesday to use its financial might to pressure gun retailers across the country to stop selling military-style assault weapons and accessories like rapid-fire “bump stocks”
By ROD McGUIRK, Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) 05/11 — A family of seven including four children was found dead with gunshot wounds Friday at a rural property in southwest Australia in what could be the country’s worst mass shooting in 22 years,
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) 05/12 — Oklahoma’s Republican Governor Mary Fallin vetoed a bill that would have allowed adults to carry handguns without a permit and signed another that permits religious organizations to exclude same sex couples from adoptions,Read more »
LAKE PLACID, Fla. (AP) 05/07 — A Florida sheriff’s deputy was shot in the head while responding to a dispute over a cat, authorities said.
In a Facebook post late Sunday,
By DON BABWIN, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) 05/06 — Several rural Illinois counties have taken a stand for gun rights by co-opting a word that conservatives associate with a liberal policy to skirt the law: sanctuary.
PLANO, Texas (AP) 05/03 — A suburban Dallas teenager accused of planning a mass shooting at a mall inspired by the Islamic State terror group has been charged with terrorism.Read more »
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) 05/04 — Northern California detectives still trying to identify the infamous Zodiac Killer who targeted victims in the late 1960s and taunted investigators with letters say they hope to try the same DNA tracing technology recently used to arrest a suspect in another string of cold-case serial slayings — those blamed on the Golden State Killer.Read more »
By KEN RITTER, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) 05/04 — Police and hotel employees’ actions as gunfire rained from a Las Vegas resort onto an outdoor concert drew mixed reactions after newly released video showed authorities making their way through a casino and carefully checking rooms before bursting into the shooter’s suite.
NEW YORK (AP) 05/04 — New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday threw his support behind a plan to open supervised injection sites for illegal drug users as part of a pioneering yet controversial effort to combat fatal overdoses.Read more »
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.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 05/03 — A doctor hired by the family of an unarmed black man shot by California police defended his autopsy on Wednesday, a day after the coroner’s office reported different findings.Read more »
By TERRY SPENCER, Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) 05/02 — The brother of the suspect in the Florida high school shooting is being accused of violating his probation for earlier trespassing at the school where the massacre occurred.
By DAVE COLLINS, Associated Press NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) 05/03— A fiery explosion rocked a Connecticut town while police were negotiating with a man who had taken his wife hostage,
By KEN RITTER and MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) 05/03 — The jangly music of slot machines echoed through the packed room as police officers methodically made their way across the casino floor with their guns drawn.