PASCO, Wash. (AP) — The leader of a Hispanic group in an agricultural city in Washington is asking the U.S. Justice Department to investigate last week's fatal police shooting of an orchard worker accused of throwing rocks at officers.
Consejo Latino Chairman Felix Vargas says he supports law enforcement in general, but he believes there's a conflict of interest in the investigation by a local law enforcement team. He says a federal probe could accompany the local...
EL RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say a man suspected of killing a couple and their adult son nearly four years ago tried to steal $20,000 from the family who had previously let him stay in their home.
Nicholas Ortiz is jailed Tuesday on three counts of murder and other charges after a judge rejected his parents' request to have him released. They said during a preliminary hearing Monday that Ortiz had cooperated with police.
BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors have urged a federal appeals court to reject a bid to move the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) out of Massachusetts.
In a filing Tuesday with the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, prosecutors noted that the judge has already qualified 54 people to serve as jurors. They said of those, 63 percent indicated they have not formed an opinion that Tsarnaev is guilty and 37 percent indicated they...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department is ceasing preparations for a program designed to shield millions of immigrants from deportation. That decision comes as a result of Monday's federal court ruling temporarily halting it.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh (jay) Johnson says his agency will stop working on the program to protect parents of U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents until further notice.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A spokeswoman for Los Angeles airport police says they do not know who incorrectly said an armed man was on the loose in a terminal, spurring a panic.
Sgt. Belinda Joseph said Tuesday that the police activity outside an airport terminal on Monday likely explains the misinformed announcement, and there is no continued effort to determine whether airport workers or a traveler misspoke.