By CHRISTOPHER SHERMANAssociated Press
McALLEN, Texas (AP) - Texas law enforcement agents were close enough to a pickup truck to see it was carrying people, not drugs, before one opened fire, killing two Guatemalan immigrants hiding under a cover in the vehicle's bed, a diplomat said
By JEFFREY COLLINSAssociated Press
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina used the same standards as banks and other private institutions when it decided not to encrypt Social Security numbers and other information on a database of state tax returns that was accessed by a hacker, Gov. Nikki Haley
By TERRY COLLINSAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The district attorney and the mayor said Monday they are seeking legislation to prohibit the reinstated San Francisco sheriff from overseeing any domestic violence programs in his department while he's on probation in such a case.
By MATTHEW BROWNAssociated Press
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A hitchhiker from West Virginia pleaded guilty Monday to criminal charges in Montana for falsely claiming to be the victim of a drive-by shooting, leading to another man being jailed for an offense he did not commit.
Under a plea deal with
By PETE YOSTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of violent crimes reported to police decreased 3.8 percent last year to 1.2 million, the fifth straight year of declines, the FBI announced Monday.
Meanwhile, the total number of property crimes reported to law enforcement agencies went
By DAVID B. CARUSOAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The president of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice said he is "deeply troubled" about reports that the New York Police Department sent a paid informant to spy on the school's club for Muslim students.
School President Jeremy Travis
By JULIE WATSONAssociated Press
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Move over vampires, goblins and haunted houses, this kind of Halloween terror aims to shake up even the toughest warriors: An untold number of so-called zombies are coming to a counterterrorism summit attended by hundreds of Marines, Navy special
By BEN WALKERAP Baseball Writer
DETROIT (AP) - Major League Baseball is looking at ways to protect pitchers from being injured by batted balls such as the one that struck Doug Fister in the head, and says hat liners are a possibility in the minors next year.
The safety issue is on a "fast track
By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN and JUAN CARLOS LLORCAAssociated Press
LA JOYA, Texas (AP) - A Texas state trooper who fired on a pickup truck from a helicopter and killed two illegal immigrants during a chase through the desert was trying to disable the vehicle and suspected it was being used to
By DAVID BAUDERAP Television Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - NBC News' Chris Hansen has done his share of hidden camera work, most notably confronting would-be child predators. Even for him, meeting a man willing to carry out a hit was a chilling experience.
Hansen is shown negotiating with a hit