Family begins healing, focus turns to ex-officer's sentence

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Relatives of Walter Scott differ on how much time a white former officer should spend in federal prison for gunning down the black motorist, with one brother suggesting Michael Slager should go away for life.

  • Written by MEG KINNARD and JEFFREY COLLINS , Associated Press

Family want officer who shot black teen charged with crime

BALCH SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — Police in suburban Dallas fired the officer who shot and killed a black 15-year-old boy riding in a vehicle leaving a party, and family members of the teenager said they want criminal charges filed against the officer.

  • Written by CLAUDIA LAUER and NOMAAN MERCHANT , Associated Press

AP Sources: Justice will not charge Baton Rouge officers

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has decided not to charge two white Baton Rouge police officers in the death of a black man whose fatal shooting was captured on cellphone video, fueling protests in Louisiana's capital and beyond, The Associated Press has learned.

 

  • Written by SADIE GURMAN and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN , Associated Press

Yates to say she expressed alarm to White House on Flynn

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former acting attorney general Sally Yates is expected to testify to Congress next week that she expressed alarm to the White House about President Donald Trump's national security adviser's contacts with the Russian ambassador, which could contradict how the administration has characterized her counsel.

  • Written by ERIC TUCKER , Associated Press

Government-wide spending bill headed for a House vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government-wide spending bill that President Donald Trump seemed to criticize Tuesday morning but now calls "a clear win for the American people" is headed for a House vote.

  • Written by ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press