Chicago police recommend firing of 7 cops for false reports

CHICAGO (AP) — Seven Chicago police officers accused of filing false reports in the fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald in 2014 should be fired, the police superintendent said Thursday, in a move aimed at repairing the reputation of a department dogged by decades of cover-ups and scandal.

  • Written by DON BABWIN, Associated Press MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press

Obama administration to end use of private prisons

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Thursday it will phase out its contracts with private prisons, affecting thousands of federal inmates.

  • Written by EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press

Haunting image of Syrian boy rescued from Aleppo rubble

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition activists have released haunting footage showing a young boy rescued from a partially destroyed building in the aftermath of a devastating airstrike in Aleppo.

  • Written by ZEINA KARAM, Associated Press PHILIP ISSA, Associated Press