Ex-Florida cop charged in shooting of armed black musician

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A fired Florida police officer was arrested and charged Wednesday with manslaughter and attempted murder in the fatal shooting of a legally armed black musician after prosecutors say an audio recording and physical evidence show the musician had thrown his weapon to the ground and was running away when the lethal round was fired.

  • Written by TERRY SPENCER, Associated Press

US court says man can be forcibly medicated in terror case

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A mentally ill North Carolina man accused of trying to join al-Qaida-linked fighters in Syria can be forcibly medicated to see if that will make him competent for trial, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.

  • Written by ALANNA DURKIN RICHER, Associated Press

Federal regulators propose restrictions on payday lenders

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators are proposing a significant clampdown on payday lenders and other providers of high-interest loans, saying borrowers need to be protected from practices that wind up turning into "debt traps" for many.

  • Written by KEN SWEET, AP Business Writer