KELVIN CHAN, Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) 10/23 — Hong Kong authorities on Wednesday withdrew an unpopular extradition bill that sparked months of chaotic protests that have since morphed into a campaign for greater democratic change.
By MICHAEL BALSAMO, MICHAEL R. SISAK, COLLEEN LONG and TOM HAYS, Associated Press,
NEW YORK (AP) 07/16 — After years of silence, federal prosecutors said Tuesday that they won’t bring criminal charges against a white New York City police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner,
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) 06/26 — Retired farmer Allan Phillips had been out of legal trouble for 40 years when he asked Iowa’s governor to restore the gun rights he lost in 1978.Read more »
By ANITA SNOW, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) 06/19 — Police Chief Jeri Williams promised change in her department after being booed by some of hundreds of people gathered to discuss a videotaped police encounter that has caused a national outcry.
DETROIT (AP) 05/13 — The city of Detroit has agreed to pay about $60,000 to settle a lawsuit with the owners of three dogs that were killed during a police raid.Read more »
By MATT O’BRIEN and JANIE HAR, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) 05/13 — San Francisco is on track to become the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition by police and other city agencies,
By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) 04/29 — Prosecutors in Massachusetts sued Monday to block federal authorities from making arrests at courthouses of people suspected of being in the country illegally,
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) 04/11 — A federal judge has ruled that the East St. Louis Housing Authority’s rule prohibiting public housing tenants from owning a firearm is unconstitutional.
By MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) 04/04 — A federal judge says he will rule in the near future on the constitutionality of a government watchlist that includes more than 1 million people the FBI considers to be “known or suspected terrorists.”
By NICK PERRY, Associated Press DUNEDIN, New Zealand (AP) 03/24 — New Zealanders are debating the limits of free speech after their chief censor banned the 74-page manifesto written and released by the man accused of slaughtering 50 people at two mosques in the city of Christchurch.
By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) 03/03 — Two Sacramento police officers won’t face criminal charges for the fatal shooting of a black man following a chase that ended in his grandparents’
By JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) 02/20 — Prosecutors will review more than 1,400 criminal cases that involved a Houston officer who the police chief has accused of lying in an affidavit justifying a drug raid on a home in which officers shot and killed two residents,
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.
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 NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) 02/11 — Sheriffs in a dozen Washington counties say they won’t enforce the state’s sweeping new restrictions on semi-automatic rifles until the courts decide whether they are constitutional.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) 02/05 — Police officers responding to a noise complaint at a motel weren’t justified in conducting warrant checks and physical searches of the room’s occupants,Read more »
By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) 02/01 — A federal judge on Friday ruled that a Muslim inmate’s scheduled lethal injection can proceed next week without an imam present but said Alabama must keep a Christian prison chaplain out of the execution chamber.
By KAREN MATTHEWS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 01/23 — New York City police officers charged a transgender woman with “false personation” and used pink handcuffs to mock her after they arrested her for walking through a park after hours,
NEW YORK (AP) 11/24 — A state lawmaker is proposing a change to New York’s gun laws to allow authorities to search social media for potential red flags before approving a handgun license.Read more »
By RYAN J. FOLEY, Associated Press 09/26 – Shortly after last year’s shooting massacre on the Las Vegas strip, Ohio Gov. John Kasich convened a panel to explore possible reforms to state gun laws.