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  • Six Baltimore Police officers indicted in death of Freddie Gray

    Six Baltimore Police officers indicted in death of Freddie Gray
    A Baltimore grand jury returned indictments against the six officers charged earlier this month in the in-custody death of Freddie Gray, State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced Thursday. Prosecutors presented evidence to the grand jury over the...
  • Nigerian senator-elect indicted in Chicago for allegedly smuggling heroin arrested

    Nigerian senator-elect indicted in Chicago for allegedly smuggling heroin arrested
    Nigerian drug agents Saturday surrounded the house of a senator-elect wanted by the United States in a nearly 20-year-old heroin deal that was the alleged basis for the TV hit "Orange is the New Black." Buruji Kashamu is under house arrest, according to...
  • Things to know about the Cleveland Police Department

    A white Cleveland patrolman who participated in a 137-bullet shooting that left two unarmed black people dead in their car was acquitted of criminal charges on Saturday, leading to angry but peaceful protests. The acquittal of officer Michael Brelo...
  • Comments on officer's acquittal in Cleveland police killing

    Michael Brelo, a white Cleveland patrolman, was acquitted Saturday in the deaths of two unarmed black motorists, Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams, who were killed in a 137-shot barrage by several officers. Some reaction to the judge's verdict and...
  • California governor pitches amnesty on traffic debt for poor

    Calling California's traffic court system a "hellhole of desperation" for the poor, Gov. Jerry Brown is proposing an amnesty program for residents who can't afford to pay off spiraling fines and penalties that have resulted in 4.8 million driver's license...
  • Mississippi hospital whistleblower gets $3.5M in settlement

    A former employee of a Mississippi hospital is getting almost $3.5 million as part of a string of settlements where 18 hospitals in seven states have agreed to pay $20.4 million over allegations they broke federal law by receiving Medicare...
  • Baltimore to continue limiting comments about police brutality settlements

    Baltimore to continue limiting comments about police brutality settlements
    Baltimore officials have rejected policy changes that would provide the public and news media with more information about legal settlements, including those related to alleged police brutality. The city Law Department proposed modifications Friday to...
  • Tobacco firms get partial win over claims on smoking effects

    America's largest tobacco companies must inform consumers that cigarettes were designed to increase addiction, but not that they lied to the public about the dangers of smoking, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday. The ruling from the U.S. Court of...
  • Clinton received sensitive info on private email account

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email account about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that was later classified "secret" at the request of the FBI, according to documents...
  • Senate blocks House surveillance bill, 2-month extension

    The Senate struggled unsuccessfully to prevent an interruption in critical government surveillance programs early Saturday, blocking a House-passed bill and several short-term extensions of the USA Patriot Act. The main stumbling block was a House-passed...
  • Senate blocks House surveillance bill, 2-month extension of Patriot Act

    The Senate struggled unsuccessfully to prevent an interruption in critical government surveillance programs early Saturday, blocking a House-passed bill and several short-term extensions of the USA Patriot Act. The main stumbling block was a House-...