SPOKANE, Wash. - The City of Spokane's Use of Force Commission released its initial recommendations to improve the Spokane Police Department (SPD) on Thursday afternoon. The recommendations include a culture audit, more independent authority for the police ombudsman, and body cameras for
By The Associated Press
The community of Newtown, Conn., is in the thick of funerals and memorial services for the 26 children and adults killed Friday at an elementary school. A look at the services held Thursday:
Amid grim-faced mourners hurrying through a packed parking lot, a
By EDITH M. LEDERERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council on Thursday authorized military action to wrest northern Mali from the control of al-Qaida-linked extremists but demanded progress first on political reconciliation, elections and training African troops and police
By KEN RITTERAssociated Press
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A grand jury in Las Vegas decided not to indict a police officer who shot and killed an unarmed, disabled Gulf War veteran in his car a little more than a year ago, officials said Thursday.
The decision in the controversial slaying of Stanley LaVon
By ANN SANNER and KANTELE FRANKOAssociated Press
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A federal judge upheld Ohio's new restrictions on exotic animals on Thursday after several owners sued the state over the law, which was enacted after a man released dozens of his wild creatures including lions and tigers
WASHINGTON (AP) - A judge has ruled that a German man is competent to stand trial in the beating death of his much-older wife inside their Washington home.
The Washington Post (http://tinyurl.com/d5l3mv4 ) reports that the decision by D.C. Superior Court Judge Russell Canan followed nearly a week
By MARK STEVENSONAssociated Press
MERIDA, Mexico (AP) - Dec. 21 started out as the prophetic day some had believed would usher in the fiery end of the world. By Friday afternoon, it had become more comic than cosmic, the punch line of countless Facebook posts and at least several dozen T-shirts.
By MICHAEL MELIAAssociated Press
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - While the people of Newtown do their best to cope with loss and preserve the memories of their loved ones, another class of residents is also finding it difficult to move on: the emergency responders who saw firsthand the terrible aftermath of
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Rock and pop stars with a successful solo career are about twice as likely to die early as those in famous bands, according to a new study.
The study also found that rock and pop stars who died of drug and alcohol abuse were more likely to have had a difficult
PRIEST RIVER, Idaho - 27-year-old Jeremy Swanson remains in custody at the Bonner County jail charged with the murder of his wife and their unborn child. Prosecutors officially charged Swanson Wednesday with two counts of first degree murder.Court documents just released detail disturbing