MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A Department of Homeland Security employee has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from entering his agency's Washington headquarters with a gun, knife, infrared camera, pepper spray and handcuffs.
U.S. District Judge Paul Friedman said Hinckley, 61, who was found not guilty by reason of insanity in a 1982 trial, no longer posed a danger to himself or others. “Since 1983, when he last attempted suicide, he has displayed no symptoms of active mental illness, exhibited no violent behavior, shown
Freddie Gray, a young black man, entered a police van in April 2015 — shackled, but alive. He died a week later, his neck snapped during what turned out to be a deadly 44-minute ride that sparked riots and a nationwide debate over race and policing.
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the case against officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who was injured in police custody (all times local):
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (AP) — The chief of Harvard University's $37 billion endowment is resigning after less than two years at the helm.
HONOLULU (AP) — Community members and an environmental group sued the U.S. Navy, the Department of Defense and the secretary of defense Wednesday over a plan to turn two Pacific islands into live-fire testing sites.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Documents show the $100,000 that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton accepted from the head of a company his office was investigating came despite internal agency rules that prohibit such gifts.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's police union is asking officers to not volunteer to work overtime during the Labor Day weekend to protest the "continued disrespect" toward officers and the killings of law enforcement personnel nationwide.
CUSHING, Okla. (AP) — Investigators are trying to determine how a Kansas skydiver was separated from her parachute and harness during a jump in Oklahoma.
The girls, Anissa Weier and Morgan Geyser, have been in custody since they were charged with attempted first-degree homicide in the May 2014 attack in Waukesha, a suburb of Milwaukee. Weier and Geyser are now 14, according to Wisconsin media.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Prosecutors on Wednesday dropped all remaining charges against the three Baltimore police officers who were still awaiting trial in Freddie Gray's death, blaming police for a biased investigation that failed to produce a single conviction.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Court of Appeals on Wednesday reversed a portion of the fraud convictions of a former lottery official accused of fixing a Hot Lotto game in Iowa in 2010 but upheld a second conviction.
JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (AP) — In a story July 23 about a mountain guide who fell to his death in Grand Teton National Park, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Gary Falk was a native of Ouray, Colorado. Falk was born in Illinois and had lived in both Colorado and Wyoming when he died.
BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — The operator of a bulldozer was killed when it rolled over during the fight against a wildfire near Big Sur that has destroyed 20 homes and spread across more than 36 square miles (93.24 sq. kilometers), California fire officials said Wednesday.
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Crews battling a deadly wildfire in rugged, drought-stricken terrain north of Los Angeles made steady progress in containing the blaze on Wednesday, after a bulldozer operator helping to fight a smaller wildfire in central California died overnight when the
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Small protests popped up around downtown Philadelphia on Wednesday and no marches were planned, making for quieter streets on Day 3 of the Democratic convention.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated rape and kidnapping charges against a Cleveland man who argued that a 20-year delay in indicting him was unconstitutional.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a judge's ruling that the man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan, John Hinckley Jr., can live full-time outside a mental hospital (all times local):
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — The United States Coast Guard is searching for four boaters who failed to return home from a snorkeling trip off of Key West.
SALEM, Oregon (AP) — All charges have been dropped against a young Oregon woman arrested in Northern California with a wanted Oregon man after a shooting and kidnapping rocked a small town, authorities said Wednesday.