LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Wire" and "Treme" actor Wendell Pierce's home was destroyed by flooding in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 11 years after his childhood home was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.
The 52-year-old Louisiana native revealed the news Sunday on Twitter. He says the response to his loss reminded him of "the generosity given to my family during Katrina." Pierce's parents' home was damaged when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005.
Police in the nation's capital say they're investigating videos circulating on social media that appear to show a male officer pinning a young female against a patrol car with her feet dangling several inches above the ground.
The series of videos was posted Monday via Twitter.
The Associated Press couldn't immediately confirm the videos' authenticity. They appeared to show the person pushed with her face toward the vehicle and an officer could be...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Thousands of Elvis Presley fans have made their annual pilgrimage to Graceland for a candlelight vigil marking the 39th anniversary of the singer's death in Memphis.
Despite pouring rain, Presley fans from around the world are holding candles and walking slowly through the gravesite of the rock 'n' roll icon, who died on Aug. 16, 1977. Since his death, devotees have come to pay their respects at Presley's grave, which is located on the grounds of...
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police commander who signed off on officer reports that the 2014 shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by police was justified has retired.
One day after Officer Jason Van Dyke shot McDonald 16 times, Deputy Chief David McNaughton found the shooting complied with department policy. Video of the shooting released last year contradicted initial statements that McDonald lunged at police.
A Chicago-based communist revolutionary group blamed by Milwaukee's police chief for stoking a second day of violence says that some of its members did go there to "support a revolution."
The protests began Saturday evening after a black police officer shot and killed 23-year-old Sylville Smith, who was also black. Police said Smith fled a traffic stop and turned toward the officer with a gun before he was shot.