Derrick Valentine was sentenced Friday to 30 years to life in prison for the rape and strangulation of 35-year-old Melodie Walker, an employee with the Metro Police Department.
About 100 protesters in Cleveland blocked a bridge over the Cuyahoga River for about 20 minutes, police indicated on their Twitter feed. Protests in the growing movement against police brutality are on tap in dozens of communities across the nation on Friday, with more planned over the weekend.
The family of a 12-year-old who had a pellet gun when he was shot by a Cleveland police officer filed a wrongful death lawsuit Friday, saying two officers acted recklessly when they confronted the boy in a terrifying manner and fired within seconds.
The Grammy nominations are in for 2015, and newcomer Sam Smith is swooping in for the kill this year. Here are the nominees announced Friday in the top categories for the 57th annual Grammy Awards.
A manhunt intensified on Friday for a suspect accused of killing his wife and her friend before shooting dead a pastor at a Florida church, after police said they had found the SUV the man was last seen driving but were still searching for him.
Rolling Stone magazine apologized to readers Friday for a story it published chronicling one woman’s account of a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity house and the school’s failure to respond to that alleged assault.
Police in southwestern Ohio say a car being pursued by officers crashed into a building, which then collapsed on the vehicle, killing two suspects.
“It sounded like scaffolding crashing!” That’s what one neighbor said after a car crashed into a building in downtown Seattle early Thursday morning.
NASA’s new Orion spacecraft made a “bull’s-eye” splashdown in the Pacific on Friday following a dramatic test flight that took it to a zenith height of 3,600 miles and ushered in a new era of human exploration aiming for Mars.