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Race and the death penalty: Arguments ongoing in N CarolinaFour death row prisoners will argue to North Carolina's highest court that racial bias so infected their trials that they should be resentenced to life in prison as attorneys revive arguments about a repealed law on race and capital punishment
The Associated Press39 minutes ago
In this Wednesday, June 12, 2019 photo, Andy Vila, right, sits at Domino Park, where elderly men at left play dominoes, in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami. Although the 21-year old was raised in a politically conservative Cuban American household, he is part of a wave of young Americans who are embracing socialism. His political beliefs have caused deep rifts within his family and social circles. (AP Photo/Ellis Rua)
Young Americans embrace socialism, even among Miami CubansA wave of young Americans is beginning to openly embrace socialism
The Associated Press49 minutes ago
A police officer in tactical gear stands positioned near an Illinois State Police S.W.A.T. vehicle outside a building on 42nd Street near Van Buren Avenue, on Friday, Aug 23, 2019, in East St. Louis, Ill., after a state trooper was shot while serving a warrant at the address. Illinois State Police Acting Director Brendan Kelly says 33-year-old Trooper Nicholas Hopkins, a 10-year veteran, died from gunshot wounds in St. Louis University Hospital. (Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
Man charged with murder in shooting of Illinois trooperA man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of an Illinois state trooper who was shot while serving a search warrant
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Tropical storm watch issued for Barbados as Dorian nearsThe government of Barbados has issued a tropical storm watch as the fourth tropical storm of this year's Atlantic hurricane season gets closer to the Lesser Antilles
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Sheriff's office: LA deputy lied about being shot by sniperAuthorities say a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy who said he was shot in a station parking lot was lying
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Police: 7 adults shot at child's birthday party in MarylandA Maryland police chief says seven adults were injured when shots were fired at a child's birthday party a few miles southeast of the nation's capital
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Ex-congressman Gary Ackerman accused of violating a teenagerFormer U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman is accused of violating a teenager at a Boy Scout camp more than five decades ago
The Associated Press10 hours ago
8-year-old killed, 3 others injured in St. Louis shootingPolice say an 8-year-old girl has been killed and three others injured in a shooting near a high school in St. Louis
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Married only minutes, Texas newlyweds killed in crashA Texas newlywed couple still wearing a suit and wedding dress was killed in a collision with a truck just minutes after they were married
The Associated Press12 hours ago
In this Tuesday, June 4, 2019 photo, Dakota Reed consults with his attorney before he is sentenced to a year in jail at Snohomish County Courthouse in Everett, Wash.  Reed discussed plans on Facebook for a mass shooting at a synagogue, police in Washington used a new law to quickly seize his 12 firearms, long before he was convicted of any crime.  (Andy Bronson/The Herald via AP)
'Red flag laws' offer tool for preventing some gun violenceFrom California to Florida, 'red flag laws' are showing promise to prevent some suicides and mass shootings, supporters say
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Appeals judge in Georgia dies; DA says homicide unlikelyAn appeals judge in Georgia has been found shot dead behind his Albany home, but officials do not believe it was a homicide
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Texas man accused of fatally shooting boss after being firedAuthorities allege a 22-year-old suburban Houston man fatally shot his boss after being fired
The Associated Press16 hours ago
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