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Courts Sidestep the Law, and South Carolina’s Poor Go to Jail

SUMTER, S.C. — Larry Marsh has a history of mental illness and drug addiction. Homeless, he has no place to go. The police in this city have arrested or cited him more than 270 times for trespassing. In December, they got him four times in one day.<p>For this misdemeanor offense, Mr. Marsh, 58, has …

South Carolina

A 'dreamer' dies trying to save Harvey victims, days before Trump plans to end DACA

As Harvey’s wrath descended on Texas, Alonso Guillén’s father begged him not to make the 120-mile trek to the Houston area to rescue those stranded in floodwaters.<p>“It is too dangerous,” his father pleaded, Guillén’s brother recalled.<p>But when it came to helping others, Guillén, a 31-year-old Mexican …

Immigration

Video shows Utah nurse arrested on the job

A Utah police detective is under investigation after arresting a nurse when she refused to let him draw blood from one of her patients.

Turner Broadcasting

Drinking Water Database: Put in Your ZIP Code and Find Out What's in Your Water

What's in your drinking water? Whether you're wondering if your water is safe or just what that weird smell is, a new tool is now available that …

30 Recipes Sure to Make Any Father Feel Special

More by Pam<p>As the saying goes, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. What better way to celebrate the important man in your life than by …

Portland Republican says party should use militia groups after racial attack

County GOP chair James Buchal says security forces may be appropriate as tensions rise after two people died in a racial attack on public transport<p>As tensions continue in Portland following the racially charged murder of two men on Friday, the top Republican in the city said he was considering …

Justice report rips Chicago police for excessive force, lax discipline, bad training

In perhaps the most damning, sweeping critique ever of the Chicago Police Department, the U.S. Department of Justice concluded Friday that the city's police officers are poorly trained and quick to turn to excessive and even deadly force, most often against blacks and Latino residents, without …

AP investigation: Hundreds of officers lose licenses over sex misconduct

<i>Editor's note: Former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw, covered below, was convicted on Dec. 10, 2015 on 18 of 36 counts of rape and other sexual offenses against women he encountered on patrol. He will be sentenced in January. [7:17 a.m., Dec. 11, 2015.]</i><p>Flashing lights pierced the …

Oregon shooter's dad: 'That's what guns are, the killers'

<b>(CNN) —</b> The father of the Roseburg, Oregon, shooter said he doesn't know where his son got his weapons, and he declined to comment much on his son's mental state, but he was quick to say what he thought was to blame in the deadly college attack: Guns.<p>Who were the victims?<p>Ian Mercer, during an …

The Ferguson Commission won't bring social change. Black Lives Matter will | Steven W Thrasher

The commission took its cue from the social movement. So let’s not expect it to lead it<p>It’s going to get a lot harder to pretend that the suffering in Ferguson, Michael Brown’s death and the explosive reaction after his shooting weren’t all about race now that the Ferguson Commission has bluntly …

Three Americans Hailed as Heroes For Stopping Train Attack

Three Americans, including two servicemen, who tackled a gunman aboard a train from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday are being hailed as heroes for thwarting what could have been a massacre.<p>Airman First Class Spencer Stone, Oregon National Guard Specialist Alek Skarlatos and college senior Anthony …

University of Cincinnati Cop Indicted in Killing of Unarmed Black Man

University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing has been indicted on murder charges for the shooting of Samuel DuBose, an unarmed black man, …

Crime

Sandra Bland's family 'infuriated' at video of her arrest

<b>(CNN) —</b> The family of Sandra Bland, whose death in a Texas jail has drawn national attention, expressed anger Wednesday over a newly released video they say offers further proof that her arrest was unnecessary.<p>"I'm infuriated and everybody else should be infuriated," Bland's sister, Sharon Cooper, …

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Charleston Church Shooting: Suspect Dylann Roof Captured in North Carolina

The 21-year-old white man suspected of having gunned down nine people at a historic black church in South Carolina, was back in Charleston Thursday after a sweeping manhunt that spanned two states.<p>Dylann Roof was caught after 11 a.m. ET following Wednesday night's massacre at Emanuel African …

Cleveland officer not guilty in killing unarmed pair

<b>(CNN) —</b> Yes, Cleveland police Officer Michael Brelo stood on a car and shot the unarmed black occupants 15 times just after officers first riddled it with bullets. But a judge ruled Saturday that, partly because Brelo reasonably believed he was in danger, he's not guilty of a crime.<p>Concluding just …

Hundreds march across Brooklyn Bridge for stricter gun laws

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of men, women and children including fashion designer Donna Karan marched across the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday demanding …

Boston bombing trial opens with visceral emotion

BOSTON – Jurors dabbed their eyes and held back tears Wednesday at the opening of the Boston Marathon bombing trial, a day when Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyer said bluntly, "It was him."<p>Lawyers' arguments and survivors' testimony established a tone of gut-wrenching emotion.<p>It also answered key …

Isil frees 19 abducted Christians

Activist says hostages arrived on two buses after ransoms were paid for some of the 220 Assyrians captured in Syria last week<p>The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) on Sunday freed 19 of the 220 Assyrian Christians they took hostage in Syria last week, after a ransom was paid for their …

Nigeria's president vows to defeat Boko Haram

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has vowed to defeat Boko Haram, the armed group that has killed thousands of people in his country's northeast.<p>In an exclusive interview with Al Jazeera's Yvonne Ndege in Lagos, he denied allegations that his government has mishandled the threat from the …

India's Sanitation Crisis Is Trapping Women In A Cycle Of Violence

Last week, the Thomson Reuters Foundation outlined how Bangladesh, India’s much poorer and flood-prone neighbor, has had more success building bathrooms for its citizens. In just over a decade, Bangladesh managed to decrease the percentage of people defecating in the open from 19% in 2000 to just …

Three men and one woman accused of 'China 9/11' massacre on trial

Group suspected of rampage through a Chinese train station, which saw five masked attackers use knives to slaughter 31 civilians, appear in court for the first time<p>Heavily armed anti-terror forces surrounded a court in southwest China on Friday as four people went on trial for allegedly …

FBI Seeking More Victims of Serial Child Molester

The FBI hopes to identify potential victims of a traveling salesman accused of videotaping himself raping girls.<p>Matthew Coniglio, 46, was arrested April 10 at his Georgia home on a child pornography charge. His house held a hoard of child pornography, including more than 50,000 images and videos …

Crime

Utah woman admits killing 6 babies inside home, authorities say

Authorities say a Utah woman accused of killing six babies that she gave birth to over 10 years told investigators Monday that she either strangled or suffocated the children immediately after they were born and then put them inside boxes in her garage.<p>According to a probable cause statement …

Kansas shooting suspect had no record of violence

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Never one to keep his hatred to himself, Frazier Glenn Cross for decades sought out any soapbox to espouse his …

Scores killed in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram fighters have killed at least 60 people in Nigeria's troubled northeastern Borno state close to the border with Cameroon, according to a local official.<p>"The attackers, who are no doubt Boko Haram insurgents, attacked Amchaka and nearby villages this morning, hurling IEDs …