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LAPD killed a man after mistaking his cellphone for a gun. Now his family gets a $1.9-million settlement

The Los Angeles City Council agreed Tuesday to pay $1.9 million for the fatal shooting of an unarmed man by police.<p>Dontaze Storey's son and the boy's attorneys will receive the settlement and fees in connection with the 2008 shooting.<p>In 2014, a civil jury found that a Los Angeles Police Department …

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America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail

At Cook County, where a third of those incarcerated suffer from psychological disorders, officials are looking for ways to treat inmates less like prisoners and more like patients.<p>It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their …

Baltimore gangs call for peace after riots

Two major street gangs have apparently joined forces with the Nation of Islam to take part in peaceful demonstrations and even try to discourage violence, a stark contrast to officials' grim announcement that the gangs had teamed up to "take out" police officers.<p>The below picture shows Bloods (in …

Obama decries Baltimore riots, speaks with frustration on underlying issues

President Obama forcefully condemned the riots in Baltimore as "counterproductive" on Tuesday, labeling the rioters as "criminals and thugs" and striking a new tone of frustration with the cycle of allegations of deadly police abuse followed by violent protests.<p>Such an emotional response has been …

Mischa Barton Accuses Mom Nuala Barton of Stealing Her Earnings

LOS ANGELES — Mischa Barton has sued her mother, alleging she stole money that the former star of the television series "The O.C." earned throughout her career and made endorsement deals that damaged the actress' reputation.<p>The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles also accuses Nuala Barton of …

How the U.S. thinks Russians hacked the White House

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Russian hackers behind the damaging cyber intrusion of the State Department in recent months used that perch to penetrate sensitive parts of the White House computer system, according to U.S. officials briefed on the investigation.<p>While the White House has said the breach only …

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The world’s must-visit islands

With draws including Jurassic Park-like scenery, hand-blown glass and thousand-strong king penguin colonies, these five islands don’t need tropical beaches to thrill.<p>Often featuring unique geography, wildlife and culture, islands can easily become a world unto themselves. But to find the most …

22 Wall Art Ideas You’ll Want To Steal Immediately

Today is the day you finally make that gallery wall.<p>From gallery walls to DIY pieces to framing your accessories (just go with it), we've got plenty of wall art inspo to spark your creativity.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Has the Most Ferocious Lawyer in America Defending Him

Judy Clarke, the publicity-shy anti-death-penalty attorney, has defended the Unabomber, Susan Smith, and Jared Loughner, and successfully spared them capital punishment. Mark Bowden provides an in-depth portrait of her startling career.<p>We do not often think of a defense lawyer as someone who wars …