By ERIC TUCKER and CHAD DAY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 04/11 — Former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig was indicted Thursday on charges of making false statements and concealing information in a federal foreign lobbying investigation that intersected with the Russia probe.
By DON BABWIN, Associated Press, CHICAGO (AP) 04/02 — Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx was elected in 2016 mainly because of anger that the prosecutor she ousted had waited a year to charge a Chicago police officer in the killing of black teenager Laquan McDonald.
By GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) 03/28 — Federal legalization of hemp arrived in the U.S. late last year and expanded an industry already booming because of the skyrocketing popularity of CBDs,
By AMANDA SEITZ and HERBERT G. McCANN, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) 03/29 — City officials have ordered Jussie Smollett to pay $130,000 to cover the cost of the investigation into his report of a street attack that Chicago police say was staged to promote his career.
By MICHAEL TARM and AMANDA SEITZ, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) 03/27 — Prosecutors still insist Jussie Smollett faked a racist, anti-gay attack on himself in the hopes that the attention would advance his acting career.
By AMANDA SEITZ and MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) 03/26 — Infuriating Chicago’s mayor and police chief, prosecutors abruptly dropped all charges against Jussie Smollett on Tuesday after the “Empire”
By JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) 02/21 — An Islamic State follower asked a Phoenix-area sheriff’s sergeant during a violent encounter six weeks ago to shoot him after he threw rocks at the officer and walked toward him with a knife in hand,
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,
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) 01/26 — The man who bought two rifles that terrorists used to kill 14 people in a 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino wants to withdraw his guilty plea.Read more »
By KEN RITTER and SCOTT SONNER, Associated Press RENO, Nev. (AP) 01/25 — A 19-year-old from El Salvador admitted killing a married couple in Nevada and used a handgun that he said he stole earlier from their Reno home to do it,
By TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) 01/18 — A grand jury in Tennessee indicted a white police officer on a charge of first-degree murder for killing an armed black man who ran when he saw police,
By DON BABWIN and MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) 01/18 — The white Chicago officer who gunned down a black teenager in 2014 was sentenced Friday to nearly seven years in prison,
By DON BABWIN and MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) 01/17— A judge on Thursday acquitted three Chicago officers of trying to cover up the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald,
By IVAN MORENO, Associated Press 01/16 – An Illinois judge acquitted a man of murder Wednesday, more than two decades after jurors convicted him by relying on ballistics that proved to be wrong.
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) 12/22 — A man once accused of plotting to kidnap retired talk show host David Letterman’s son and nanny has been released from a Montana prison for a second time after serving additional years for violating parole.Read more »
By ANGIE WANG and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) 11/14 — Prosecuting an Ohio family of four arrested in the gruesome slayings of eight people from another family could take years to conclude,
By KATHLEEN FOODY, Associated Press DENVER (AP) 09/29 — Evidence against an Uber driver charged with shooting a passenger shows the driver was outside the car when he fired a handgun 10 times,
By ANDREW SELSKY, Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) 09/11 — The discovery of a black Labrador named Lucy led to the unraveling of a criminal case Monday against an Oregon man who had begun serving a 50-year prison sentence.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) 09/05 — The extensive criminal and drug abuse history of Parkland school suspect Nikolas Cruz’s biological mother could be a key factor in whether he is sentenced to die for the massacre that killed 17 people,
By MORGAN LEE, Associated Press SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) 09/01 — The FBI on Friday arrested five former residents of a ramshackle compound in New Mexico on firearms and conspiracy charges as local prosecutors dropped charges in the death of a 3-year-old boy at the property.