By MICHAEL RUBINKAM, Associated Press 10/29 – A judge on Tuesday struck down gun restrictions that the Pittsburgh City Council imposed after last year’s synagogue massacre,
By KAREN MATTHEWS, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 10/17 — New York City lawmakers are moving a step closer to closing Rikers Island, a massive jail complex notorious for violence and dysfunction that is increasingly seen as a relic.
By LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) 09/24 — Thousands of people in Utah’s largest county would be able to clear their records of drug crimes under a push announced Tuesday that advocates say goes further than many similar efforts around the nation.
By CEDAR ATTANASIO and JULIE WATSON, Associated Press CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) 09/12 — A new level of despair spread among tens of thousands of migrants waiting on the Mexican border to seek refuge in the U.S.
By JAKE BLEIBERG and CEDAR ATTANASIO, Associated Press EL PASO, Texas (AP) 09/12 — A man accused of gunning down people at a busy Walmart in El Paso last month was indicted Thursday for capital murder,
By ELANA SCHOR and JUANA SUMMERS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 09/10 — Every top Democratic presidential contender is touting a detailed overhaul of the criminal justice system to end rules and practices that have been blamed for the mass incarceration of a generation of African Americans.
By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) 08/28 — Purdue Pharma and the thousands of state and local governments suing the maker of OxyContin over the nation’s deadly opioid crisis are negotiating a $10 billion to $12 billion settlement under which the Sackler family would give up ownership of the company,
NEW YORK (AP) 08/18 — The New York Police Department in the year ending June 30 has rejected all requests from the federal government to hold detained immigrants past their release date.
WASHINGTON (AP) 07/26 — The Justice Department said Thursday the federal government will resume executing death-row inmates for the first time since 2003, ending an informal moratorium even as the nation sees a broad shift away from capital punishment.Read more »
By CURT ANDERSON and TERRY SPENCER, Associated Press MIAMI (AP) 06/04 — The Florida deputy who knew a gunman was loose at the Parkland high school but refused to go inside to confront the assailant was arrested Tuesday on 11 criminal charges related to his inaction during the massacre that killed 17 people.
EL PASO, Texas (AP) 05/31 — The Latest on the large numbers of immigrants at the southern border(all times local):
Border officials in Texas say a group of 116 Africans was arrested Thursday after wading through the Rio Grande to enter the United States.
By BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) 05/24 — A longtime Utah judge has been suspended without pay for six months after making critical comments online and in court about President Donald Trump,
By BRENDAN FARRINGTON, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) 05/08 — More Florida teachers will be eligible to carry guns in the classroom under a bill Republican Gov.
By NICK PERRY, Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) 04/26 — A Christchurch businessman has pleaded guilty to sharing a livestream video that was recorded by a gunman last month as he began killing 50 people at two New Zealand mosques.
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 CARLA K. JOHNSON, AP Medical Writer 03/25 Five years after Colorado first legalized marijuana, a new study shows pot’s bad effects are sending more people to the emergency room.
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 RYAN J. FOLEY, Associated Press IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) 03/13 — Police departments routinely withhold video of officer-involved shootings and other incidents from the public by using a broad exemption to state-open records laws,