Feds give scathing review of California border town's police

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department issued a scathing review Wednesday of a small town's police practices in a big drug and immigrant smuggling corridor on California's border with Mexico, finding a lack of basic controls and oversight of criminal investigations, unstable leadership and other red flags.

  • Written by ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press

NATO formally invites Montenegro as 29th member

BRUSSELS (AP) — Over Russia's angry objections, NATO agreed Thursday to expand for only the seventh time in its history, inviting the Balkan nation of Montenegro to become its 29th member.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

APNewsBreak: Victims demand whereabouts of theater shooter

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Several victims of the Colorado theater shooting have filed complaints alleging the state corrections department violated their rights by refusing to reveal where the gunman is serving his life sentence, prosecutors said Wednesday.

  • Written by SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press

Sugar tax, spaceports meet pageantry in UK Queen's Speech

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II donned an ermine-trimmed robe and diamond-studded crown Wednesday to announce government promises to put Britain at the cutting edge of technology and social progress in the 21st century.

  • Written by JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press