CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press JOHANNESBURG (AP) 11/20 — The pangolin, a scaly anteater coveted by poachers, might have a new champion: rats that will be trained to sniff out trafficked pangolin parts in shipments heading from Africa to Asia.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) 11/19 — Eight people were arrested on Saturday when a small group of protesters calling themselves White Lives Matter were confronted by counter-demonstrators supporting Black Lives Matter at the Texas State Capitol near where Gov.
CLEVELAND (AP) 11/19 — A jury recommended Saturday that a young man be put to death for killing three people and wounding three others last year at a suburban Cleveland barbershop in what authorities described as a gang-related dispute.
MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) 11/18 — A woman hiding in a closet described gunman Omar Mateen spraying bullets throughout a Florida nightclub during the worst mass shooting in recent U.S.
KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) 11/18 — A white police officer in Alabama was indicted Friday on murder charges in the fatal shooting of a black man who died just yards from his front door.
Matthew Hendrickson, Chicago Sun-Times, CHICAGO, 11/18 – Four people have been charged in connection with a West Side carjacking last week that was caught on video,
LUDOWICI, Ga. (AP) 11/19 — The hunt for a fugitive accused of shooting at police in South Carolina turned deadly when law officers tracked the suspect to southeast Georgia,
Chicago Sun-Times Wire, CHICAGO, 11/19 –
Two people were killed, including the teenage grandson of U.S. Rep. Danny Davis, and at least nine more were wounded in shootings across the city to start the weekend,
LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 11/18 — Two nephews of Venezuela’s first lady who were charged with conspiring to send drugs to the United States were convicted on Friday by a jury that found evidence of the crime even though the government’s star witness came across to at least one juror as “slime.”
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) 11/16 — A Minnesota man described as a leader of a group of nine who plotted to travel to Syria to fight for the Islamic State group was sentenced to 35 years in prison Wednesday by a federal judge who said he didn’t believe the man’s tearful apologies and words of contrition.
MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) 11/18 — A case involving a 21-year-old from suburban Chicago who wanted to go to Syria to join the Islamic State highlights the quandary of dealing with impressionable young Muslims in the U.S.
BOSTON (AP) 11/18 — A bank robber dubbed the “spelling bee bandit” because the notes he’s passed to tellers contain the same misspelling is being sought for four robberies in Massachusetts.
The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that Chicago has recorded its 700th homicide for 2016.
Sun-Times Wire, CHICAGO, 11/18 –
…Shootings in the city are also far surpassing the 2015 totals,
JULIE PACE and JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 11/18 — President-elect Donald Trump is announcing his choices for three key administration jobs Friday,
By: Dakota Smith and David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times, LOS ANGELES, 11/17 –
Los Angeles city officials on Thursday began outlining a wide-ranging battle plan for dealing with the Donald Trump presidency,
ALICIA A. CALDWELL, ASTRID GALVAN and ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) 11/18 — President-elect Donald Trump will face an immigration system that is maxed out when he takes office in January as a high number of Central Americans and Haitians continue to come to the U.S.
LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 11/17 — A man charged with setting off bombs in New Jersey and New York spoke with the FBI for days after his arrest as he was recovering from gunshot wounds,
BRUCE SMITH, Associated Press CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) 11/17 — Former South Carolina patrolman Michael Slager wrestled with Walter Scott on the ground and was entangled in Taser wires before shooting Scott as he fled a traffic stop,
Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) 11/18 — A man who used a pickaxe and a sledgehammer to smash Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was charged Thursday with felony vandalism,
AMY FORLITI, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) 11/17 — When Philando Castile was shot by a Minnesota police officer, his girlfriend broadcast his final moments live on Facebook.