OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Hours after investigators interviewed the Olympia, Washington, police officer who wounded two men suspected of trying to steal beer, about 100 people demonstrated outside the Olympia City Hall in response to the recent shooting.
The Olympian reports (http://is.gd/c6TG6C) many held signs and banners with messages such as "Black lives matter" and "Black youth is not disposable." Other demonstrators showed up in support of police.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Community policing is one of the key elements in an agreement between Cleveland and the U.S. Department of Justice on how the city's troubled police department will be reformed.
The settlement calls for the creation of a community policing commission consisting of 10 city residents and three police union officials to make recommendations about policies and practices aimed at making policing in Cleveland free of bias and more transparent....
BOSTON (AP) — Authorities say federal prosecutors are preparing to distribute nearly $822,000 seized from former crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger to the families of his murder victims and people he extorted.
The Boston Globe reports (http://bit.ly/1LHDsdZ ) prosecutors filed documents in federal court on Tuesday indicating that Bulger's cash, guns, jewelry and other items are in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service in preparation for a final forfeiture order. They...
NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for two chimpanzees are heading to court to argue that the animals have "personhood" rights and should be freed from the Long Island university where they are kept.
The Nonhuman Rights Project has filed the petition in Manhattan on behalf of Leo and Hercules. The chimps are kept at Stony Brook University, where they are used in locomotion studies. Stony Brook is part of the state university system.
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Orphaned, unwanted and some only days old, these fragile foals will need a lot of tender, attentive care to survive.
At The Last Chance Corral, they get that opportunity to live and grow without their mothers. The 2.75-acre horse rescue farm says it has saved thousands of foals and full-grown horses over the past three decades.
A handful of staffers are helped by a stream of volunteers who navigate the peaceful barns to monitor...
NEW YORK (AP) — The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is giving 20 jails of all sizes $150,000 each to come up with ways to reduce the number of people unnecessarily behind bars.
The jails announced Wednesday to receive planning grants include the nation's biggest jails in Los Angeles, New York City and Chicago. But they also include smaller systems such as Boise, Idaho, and Mesa County, Colorado.