Mumia Abu-Jamal, a man serving life in prison for killing a Philadelphia police officer in 1981, has been selected as a commencement speaker at his Vermont alma mater.
A school principal said Tuesday that members of his high school’s football team were subjected to racist taunts from among a group of adults in an eastern Connecticut town where his team had just played an away game and lost.
In the small, modest Los Angeles suburb of Bell Gardens, neighbors of Mayor Daniel Crespo struggled Wednesday to come to terms with how the friendly, outgoing political leader could have been shot to death by his wife of 28 years.
Authorities in central California are searching for one or more suspects who broke into a Foster Farms chicken ranch and killed more than 900 birds with a golf club.
A 50-year-old nationally recognized speed trap in north central Florida came to an end as of midnight Wednesday after the city of Waldo voted to disband its police department.
The family of a 6-day-old Pennsylvania boy who was wounded by a hunter’s stray bullet said the infant is expected to survive, but will be blind.
Pacific walrus that can’t find sea ice for resting in Arctic waters are coming ashore in record numbers on a beach in northwest Alaska.
Authorities in Northern California have arrested a fraud suspect accused of evading police for more than four hours by befriending a homeowner who invited him into his home for a meal.
A worker at a waste collection site near Los Angeles found human remains on a conveyor belt at the facility, marking what local media called the fourth such grisly find in two years, police said on Tuesday.
Generally, when people receive bad service at a restaurant, they leave a terrible tip or nothing at all. One couple left their server $100 for a $66.65 bill.
A student was shot by a fellow classmate outside a North Carolina high school just minutes before classes began Tuesday morning, and the shooting suspect then waited for police to arrive, authorities said.
Arron Michael Lewis, accused of abducting and killing a real estate agent in rural Arkansas, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to preliminary charges of kidnapping and capital murder, hours after the woman’s body was discovered in a shallow grave.
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