A woman who allegedly ignited a social media firestorm over a photo of a dog with a duct-taped snout now faces animal cruelty charges.
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Chicago's police chief was ousted on Tuesday following days of unrest over video footage showing the shooting of a black teenager and the filing of murder charges against a white police officer in the young man's death.
Just weeks after he took office, the mayor of Alaska's capital has been found dead, prompting a flurry of rumors that he was assaulted.
A 21-year-old man was arrested Monday, accused of threatening to kill students and staff at the University of Chicago in an apparent attempt to avenge the death of Laquan McDonald, authorities said.
A white Chicago police officer, charged with murdering a black teenager, posted bond on Monday afternoon as protests continued over a patrol car's dashboard camera video that showed the officer shooting the teen 16 times.
The man accused of killing three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs made his first court appearance on Monday.
Combating climate change will prove to be a rebuttal of terrorist efforts, President Barack Obama declared at the opening of a major climate summit in Paris.
The first of six city police officers went on trial Monday in a closely watched case involving a 25-year-old black prisoner who died after being shackled and placed without a seat belt in a Baltimore City police van.
Detroit on Monday announced a plan to boost police officers' base pay by 4 percent on Jan. 1, about a year after the city exited the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.
Senior negotiators from almost 200 nations on Sunday began thrashing out a new global deal to curb climate change as the president of China, the world's biggest polluter, landed in Paris.
From the day news got out that Freddie Gray had died, the purported goal of everyone involved -- from Gray's family to city officials, to the news media, to the people of Baltimore -- was to determine what happened to the 25-year-old man from the West Side.
What moved a man to kill three people and wound nine others at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado has not been disclosed. But the suspect accused of carrying out the shooting spree, Robert Lewis Dear, made remarks about "baby parts" to investigators after his surrender, a law enforcement official told CNN.
Flooding and wintry precipitation have led to at least 10 deaths in Texas and Kansas as a storm system moves across the central Plains, authorities reported.
Sales at U.S. brick-and-mortar stores on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday were down slightly from last year, but the performance was still seen as strong in a holiday shopping season where discounts spread well beyond the weekend and many shoppers moved to the web.
Law enforcement officials fear a Kansas man may have beaten his 7-year-old son to death and then fed his body to pigs.
The 57-year-old man with a bushy white beard who is suspected of killing three people in a shooting rampage at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado has a history of brushes with the law, including a "peeping Tom" complaint in his home state of South Carolina.
Expressing what has become regularly repeated frustration on the issue, President Barack Obama said on Saturday the United States needs to "do something" to make it harder for criminals to get guns after a shooting in Colorado killed three people and injured nine.
Three people — two civilians and one police officer — were killed in Friday's shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colo., police said. The suspected gunman has been captured.
The Oklahoma hospital that treated about 40 people after a woman driving a vehicle plowed into a crowd at a university homecoming parade last month will not bill the patients for their initial treatment, hospital officials said on Friday.
A Connecticut man charged with scaling the White House fence draped in the U.S. flag was ordered on Friday to undergo a psychiatric evaluation after officials say they found a suicide note and will.
The holidays can be the happiest time of the year. For criminals. Because of holiday shopping and traveling, thieves have more openings — and incentive — to come after your stuff.
Chicago police have arrested a suspect in the murder of a 9-year-old boy who they say was lured into an alley by gang members earlier this month and fatally shot, a department spokesman wrote on Twitter on Friday.
All across France, blue-white-red national flags flew from buildings on Friday. President Francois Hollande had asked people to hoist the tricolor in patriotic solidarity with the 130 people massacred two weeks ago in Paris.
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