• Prosecutor: 6 officers indicted in death of Freddie Gray

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A grand jury indicted all six officers charged in the case of Freddie Gray, who died of injuries he suffered in police custody, allowing the state's attorney to press ahead with the most serious charges despite criticism that she was part of an "overzealous...

  • Vermont man becomes keeper of cousin's Purple Heart

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    WORCESTER, Vt. (AP) — Paul Pike never knew his namesake but now is keeper of the man's legacy for whom he accepted the Purple Heart on Thursday. Pike accepted the medal at a ceremony in Worcester to honor his cousin who died in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. School...

  • House lawmaker issues subpoena to Fed in leak probe

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A powerful congressman is compelling the Federal Reserve to provide documents related to a possible leak in 2012 of market-moving interest-rate information to a financial newsletter. Rep. Jeb Hensarling, the Texas Republican who heads the House Financial Services...

  • Q&A: California farmers with oldest water rights face cuts

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Farmers in drought-stricken California with nearly guaranteed rights to water are bracing for historic orders to stop diverting water from rivers and streams. Regulators are expected to announce on Friday whether some farmers can avoid a total cut off if they...

  • The Latest on Waco shooting: Police defend arrests

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    7 p.m. (CDT) Police are defending themselves from suggestions that innocent bystanders might have been swept up in the arrests of about 170 people after a biker shootout at a Texas restaurant left nine dead. Waco police spokesman Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said Thursday that there were...

  • Tribune Publishing completes purchase of San Diego paper

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tribune Publishing Co. said Thursday that it completed its purchase of San Diego's dominant newspaper from real estate developer Douglas Manchester for $85 million. The San Diego newspaper immediately changed its name from U-T San Diego to The San Diego Union-Tribune,...

  • Sharper set to plead in federal rape case May 29

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former NFL star Darren Sharper, who already has pleaded guilty or no-contest to sexual assault charges in three states, is set to enter a new plea in a federal case next week in New Orleans. Sharper has entered a not-guilty plea to federal charges that he drugged...

  • Friends of man shot by deputy support outside investigation

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Bringing in an outside prosecutor to investigate the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office will help restore the public's trust in an agency that's been hounded by criticism since a volunteer deputy fatally shot an unarmed and restrained man last month, according to those...

  • Purple Heart recipient among bikers killed in Waco shooting

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    WACO, Texas (AP) — One of nine bikers killed at a shootout outside a Texas restaurant was a Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient whose family members dispute police claims he was in a criminal group. An Associated Press review of Texas court records and a database maintained by...

  • Senators offer compromise on domestic surveillance changes

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate intelligence committee floated a compromise Thursday that would end bulk collection of phone records by the National Security Agency after a two-year transition period, leaving it up to the House to accept the deal or allow expiration of...

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