FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A manslaughter charge has been dismissed against a Florida deputy who claimed self-defense in the 2014 fatal shooting of a black man carrying what turned out to be an air rifle.
A circuit judge ruled Wednesday for Broward Sheriff's Office Deputy Peter Peraza, who sought to get the case thrown out under Florida's "Stand Your Ground" self-defense law. Peraza faced 30 years in prison if convicted.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man accused of fatally shooting his young niece and wounding his nephew when he tried to "quiet them" has been indicted on charges including aggravated murder.
Franklin County's prosecutor said Wednesday that a grand jury in Columbus also indicted 59-year-old Milous Keith on charges of murder, attempted murder, felonious assault and having weapons under disability. Court records don't list an attorney for Keith, who is in jail....
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police are investigating the death of a man who collapsed in the back of a squad car.
Christiansburg town spokeswoman Melissa Powell said police arrested 59-year-old Leonard J. Karr without incident Monday afternoon after he was reportedly acting strangely outside the Microtel Inn & Suites.
Her statement says he was arrested on a probation violation without any use of force and put in handcuffs in the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's decision to identify Russia as almost certainly the culprit in hacking the Democratic National Committee and releasing politically embarrassing emails fits his administration's new penchant for openly blaming foreign governments for such break-ins.
Even as the U.S. continues to secretly hack its own adversaries, Obama is raising the stakes for countries caught behind the keyboards engaging in cyber espionage. That includes even...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers now have a new way to savor the team's NBA title.
The Cavs are being honored with butter sculptures at this year's Ohio State Fair, which opened Wednesday in Columbus.
The butter sculpture display includes life-sized Cavaliers' mascots Moondog and Sir C.C., along with the Larry O'Brien Trophy. The trophy sculpture is about 4 feet tall, much larger than the actual award.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes crept up in June, a possible indication that the recent growth in real estate sales is still on track.
The National Association of Realtors says its seasonally adjusted pending home sales index rose 0.2 percent last month to 111, regaining some ground after a dip in May. The index of upcoming sales improved 1 percent from a year ago, as buyer demand remains strong despite fewer properties being...