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AP source: US to investigate Ferguson police

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department plans to open a wide-ranging investigation into the practices of the Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department following the shooting last month of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb, a person briefed on the matter said Wednesday night.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 September 2014

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Family says slain reporter gave voice to voiceless

PINECREST, Fla. (AP) — The family of a journalist slain by Islamic State militants says Steven Sotloff dedicated his life to portraying the suffering of people in war zones, but was "no hero."

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 September 2014

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More trouble at Nashville youth detention center

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A violent disturbance involving 28 teens and injuring two staff members broke out Wednesday night at a Nashville juvenile detention center — the same facility where dozens of detainees escaped from the yard just two nights earlier.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 September 2014

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Cobra loose in Los Angeles suburb can be deadly

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Southern California animal control officers hunted Wednesday for a highly venomous cobra that bit a dog and then slithered off into a suburban Los Angeles neighborhood.

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 September 2014

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Detroit-area man gets 17 years in porch shooting

DETROIT (AP) — A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch instead of calling police was sentenced Wednesday to at least 17 years in prison after telling the victim's family he would carry "guilt and sorrow forever."

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 September 2014

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Number of child immigrants at border declining

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of immigrant children caught alone illegally crossing the Mexican border into the United States continued to decline in August, according to figures disclosed Wednesday by the Homeland Security Department.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 September 2014

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After 3 decades, NC man freed from prison

 

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's longest-serving death row inmate and his younger half brother walked out as free men Wednesday, three decades after they were convicted of raping and murdering an 11-year-old girl who DNA evidence shows may have been killed by another man.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 September 2014

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Warming Gulf of Maine imperils lobster, fish catch

FRIENDSHIP, Maine (AP) — Imagine Cape Cod without cod. Maine without lobster. The region's famous rocky beaches invisible, obscured by constant high waters.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 September 2014

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