Officer charged with murder in teen's death; video released

CHICAGO (AP) — A white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times last year was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, hours before the city released a video of the killing that many people fear could spark unrest.

  • Written by DON BABWIN, Associated Press JASON KEYSER, Associated Press

Chicago cop charged with murder in killing of black teen

CHICAGO (AP) — A white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times was charged with murder Tuesday, just a day before the deadline a judge set for the city to release a squad-car video of the killing that officials fear will spark unrest.

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

US traffic deaths rise sharply after small decline in 2014

DETROIT (AP) — After declining for most of the past decade, traffic deaths spiked 8 percent in the first half of this year, prompting a call from the nation's highway safety chief to find ways to reduce the human errors that cause most fatalities.

  • Written by TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer

In Mexico, fear as victims vanish at hands of police

TELOLOAPAN, Mexico (AP) –€” Carlos Sanchez lay in the backseat of a Honda sedan with his head in his wife's lap, an oxygen tube in his nose, IV in his arm and three bullets in his body. The 36-year-old taco vendor cried out in pain at every bump on the pitch-dark highway to the city of Iguala.

Hang on, his cousin Armando implored, just 10 more minutes to the hospital.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, Associated Press