By ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer MUNICH, Germany (AP) 02/14 — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Friday defended his decision to divert billions of dollars in funding for Navy and Air Force aircraft and other military programs to help pay for President Donald Trump’s promised wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
By JEROME DELAY, Associated Press HOEDSPRUIT, South Africa (AP) 02/14 — Khanysia did not see the trap set by a poacher in South Africa’s Kruger National Park.
By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) 02/13 — California authorities used recently developed DNA techniques to free one man and implicate another for only the second time in the United States,
By TERRY SPENCER, Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) 02/14 — A 23-year-old man who posted on Facebook, “I don’t know why I don’t go on a killing spree.”
By JAKE BLEIBERG, Associated Press DALLAS (AP) 02/13 — A former Dallas police officer who opened fire on a 21-year-old woman driving a stolen car in January 2017 is not guilty of assault in her death,
By REGINA GARCIA CANO, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) 02/12 — A shooting at a Baltimore apartment complex Wednesday ended with the death of a former state corrections official who had been under investigation and the wounding of two fugitive task force officers,
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) 02/11 — St. Louis County has agreed to a $10.25 million settlement with a gay police lieutenant who says he was passed over for promotion 23 times and was told to “tone down” his “gayness.”
By MICHAEL BALSAMO and COLLEEN LONG Associated Press, WASHINGTON (AP) 02/11 — The Justice Department ratcheted up legal pressure Monday on local governments over “sanctuary” policies that hinder federal immigration officers,
By LINDSAY WHITEHURST Associated Press, SALT LAKE CITY (AP) 02/10 — Polygamists have lived in Utah since before it became a state. Eighty-five years after plural marriage was declared a felony,
By AMY FORLITI Associated Press, MINNEAPOLIS (AP) 02/10 — No charges will be filed against five police officers who fatally shot a man who livestreamed himself being chased by police,
BELTON, Texas (AP) 02/10 — A Central Texas police officer was charged Monday with manslaughter for the fatal shooting of an unarmed man during a traffic stop,
CHICAGO (AP) 02/10 — A former Chicago police officer convicted of murder for fatally shooting an unarmed man in 2017 was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison.
By ERIC TUCKER and MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press, WASHINGTON (AP) 02/10 — Four members of the Chinese military have been charged with breaking into the computer networks of the Equifax credit reporting agency and stealing the personal information of tens of millions of Americans,
By ASTRID GALVAN The Associated Press, URUAPAN, MEXICO (AP) 02/10 — Alejandra Uvilla fled her home city of Apatzingan because of overwhelming violence, moving 65 miles (105 km) north to bustling,
LONDON (AP) 02/10 — A former Uber driver was convicted Monday of plotting a vehicle and weapons attack on London tourist sites, just over a year after he was cleared of attacking police with a sword outside Buckingham Palace.
By DON BABWIN Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) 02/10 — Chicago recorded nine homicides between 6 p.m. Friday and midnight Sunday, a weekend police said was the deadliest of the year for a city that has seen the number of fatal shootings surge this year after a previous decline.
By SOPHIA ROSENBAUM and DEEPTI HAJELA Associated Press, NEW YORK (AP) 02/09 — A gunman was arrested after he ambushed police officers in the Bronx twice in 12 hours,
SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) 02/10— A man who stabbed a Michigan police dog in the head during a hostage situation was fatally shot by officers inside a home,
By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press, WASHINGTON (AP) 02/07 — The White House is throwing its support behind a plan to transfer the U.S. Secret Service back to the Treasury Department to better focus on the growing threat of online financial crimes.
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) 02/09 — Two more rural Arizona counties have declared themselves to be “Second Amendment sanctuary counties,” taking stances in favor of gun rights even as some supporters of the measures acknowledge they’ll have no or little real legal effect.