Poll: Police harassment familiar to young blacks, Hispanics

DETROIT (AP) — Crystal Webb cringes whenever a patrol car appears in her rearview mirror. She also never wants to see the inside of a police station again.

  • Written by COREY WILLIAMS, Associated Press EMILY SWANSON, Associated Press

Years of surveillance leads to terror charge against officer

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — For years, authorities had concerns about Metro Transit Police Officer Nicholas Young: He traveled to Libya and boasted of joining rebel groups there, and he even described his collection of Nazi memorabilia to law enforcement, according to court documents. But until last month, authorities said, he hadn't committed a crime.

  • Written by MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press

Schools receive request for after-school 'Satan Club'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — After-school religious clubs appear to be the next venture of a national group that sought to install a statue of Satan outside two state capitols to protest Christian monuments on public grounds.

  • Written by HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH, The Associated Press

Fed official says 1 rate increase might be needed this year

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Federal Reserve official who has been a leading supporter of a slow approach to raising interest rates said Wednesday that one rate increase "could be appropriate" this year.

  • Written by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer

Penalties possible for campers in massive Big Sur blaze

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As officials ask for the public's help in finding the people who started an illegal campfire that grew into a massive wildfire north of Big Sur, authorities are considering what penalties the campers could face once they are found.

  • Written by KRISTIN J. BENDER