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  • Human rights group slams U.S. over Afghan civilian deaths

    Human rights group slams U.S. over Afghan civilian deaths
    A new Amnesty International report criticizes the U.S. government for not properly investigating civilian casualties its forces inflicted in Afghanistan. The report, called "Left in the Dark" and released at a Kabul news conference on Monday, calls on...
  • Seven people shot and wounded at Moreno Valley house party

    Seven people shot and wounded at Moreno Valley house party
    At least seven teenage partygoers were shot just after midnight at a moving-out house party in a Moreno Valley neighborhood, and the gunman remains at large, authorities said Sunday. None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening, although...
  • West Garfield Park: Chicago's highest homicide rate, lowest life expectancy

    West Garfield Park: Chicago's highest homicide rate, lowest life expectancy
    On a recent Friday night, Gary Thomas threw an outdoor party at a hotspot in his West Side neighborhood. There were no crowds or Solo cups or blaring stereos, though, on the corner of Kostner and Maypole avenues. And when a police officer arrived to say...
  • Police use tear gas, detain reporters in Ferguson, Mo.

    Police use tear gas, detain reporters in Ferguson, Mo.
    Police in Ferguson, Missouri, fired several rounds of tear gas to disperse protesters late on Wednesday, on the fourth night of demonstrations over the fatal shooting last weekend of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer. Clouds of smoke lingered...
  • LAPD fatally shoots man; family calls it unjustified

    LAPD fatally shoots man; family calls it unjustified
    An unidentified person shot Monday night by a Los Angeles police officer in the Florence neighborhood has died, authorities said Tuesday. An officer with the Los Angeles Police Department's Newton Division conducted "an investigative stop" in the 200...
  • Protesters use hands-up gesture defiantly after Michael Brown shooting

    Protesters use hands-up gesture defiantly after Michael Brown shooting
    Yet again, the protesters took to the sidewalks and streets, facing a row of police guarding the St. Louis County prosecutor's office. "Hands up!" they chanted, their arms aloft. "Don't shoot." "This is how the boy died!" Kendrick Strong, 42, hollered...
  • Easton woman shot in neck by stray bullet; investigators seize 2 cars

    An Easton woman was wounded in the neck Monday afternoon when a stray bullet shot from the outside into her house, police said. Shots also were fired a few blocks away, city police said. The 43-year-old woman was shot at 3:37 p.m. in the 1200 block of...
  • A mother's lament: For young black men, high stakes and hard rules

    A mother's lament: For young black men, high stakes and hard rules
    Christine Ewings learned in a phone call from a friend that her street had been closed because a young black man had been shot by police. Ewings was not surprised. Months earlier, she was so worried about police stopping her 16-year-old son that she...
  • Protesters and police face off in St. Louis suburb over shooting

    The protesters, almost all of them black, raised their fists and chanted, “We shall not be moved!” Down the hill, advancing against them late Monday night, were police officers in gas masks and riot gear, most of them white. “Don&...
  • Justice Department to conduct second autopsy of Ferguson shooting victim

    Justice Department to conduct second autopsy of Ferguson shooting victim
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday ordered the Justice Department to conduct an autopsy of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, a spokesman said. Justice Department spokesman...
  • Social media with a message

    ATLANTA In the newfound arena of social media as activism, few hashtags have generated as much buzz as "IfTheyGunnedMeDown," which has been circulating around Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Still, the trending hashtag was several hours old before...