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  • A wise decision not to charge John W. Hinckley Jr. in James Brady's death

    It’s not surprising that the U.S. attorney in Washington, D.C., has decided against trying to  prosecute John W. Hinckley Jr. in the death of former White House press secretary James Brady. The surprise is that prosecutors gave the idea any...
  • Sen. Feinstein wants law to prohibit CIA torture

    WASHINGTON The CIA could hold prisoners for only a short time and would be restricted to using U.S. Army interrogation methods under legislation that former Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein says she'll sponsor to ensure that...
  • Knowing eyes are watching could reduce police abuses

    Knowing eyes are watching could reduce police abuses
    The national outcry, debates and racial polarization that followed the decision by two separate grand juries to not indict police officers for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner made it a near certainty the public would turn its attention to more...
  • Jury selection begins in trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect

    Jury selection begins in trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect
    A federal judge began the search for a jury in the Boston Marathon bombing case, holding two preliminary sessions with jury candidates Monday and asking defendant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to stand and present himself to those who may decide whether he lives or...
  • New York Times reporter testifies at hearing ahead of trial of former CIA officer in leak case

    A New York Times reporter is providing little assistance to prosecutors as they put a former CIA officer on trial for allegedly leaking classified information about a botched operation in Iran. Journalist James Risen testified Monday at an unusual...
  • States find you can't take legal marijuana money to the bank

    WASHINGTON The nation's rapidly expanding legal marijuana industry, which operates in 23 states and the District of Columbia, enters a new year facing a multibillion-dollar question: What to do with all the millions in cash it collects each week?...
  • After torture report, Feinstein lights the way out of 'dark side'

    After torture report, Feinstein lights the way out of 'dark side'
    Dianne Feinstein's career in the U.S. Senate is far from over — her current term runs through 2018 — but it is clear that one of the California Democrat's most important legacies will be her role in exposing the stomach-turning abuses...
  • Al Delugach, Pulitzer-winning investigative journalist, dies at 89

    Al Delugach, Pulitzer-winning investigative journalist, dies at 89
    Al Delugach, a lightning-fast newspaper "rewrite man" and relentless investigator who defied his own publisher to help expose rampant corruption in a St. Louis labor union in the 1960s, has died. He was 89. Delugach died Sunday at his home in Los...
  • Mayor cites mental illness as factor in Albuquerque police shootings, calls for legislation

    Albuquerque's mayor took to the airwaves to answer questions about officer-involved shootings after a trying week for the city's police force, calling on lawmakers to take up legislation that could help reduce police encounters with dangerous mentally ill...
  • Enough with the fake service dogs and 'emotional support' pigs

    Enough with the fake service dogs and 'emotional support' pigs
    Frequent fliers offer up a silent prayer each time they board a plane: Please, God, don't let me be seated next to a gregarious blowhard or a crying baby. Soon enough, they might want to add, or a pig. In November, a woman and her "emotional support...
  • San Diego police chief gives public a role in her reform strategy

     San Diego police chief gives public a role in her reform strategy
    SAN DIEGO — Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman had just left the School Safety Patrol's annual holiday party, where she praised 2,000 elementary school students for "helping keep San Diego one of the safest large cities in the United States." She...