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Witness: Officer didn't warn man before he shot him 8 times

 

 

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — An eyewitness whose cellphone video put a South Carolina police officer in jail on a murder charge said Wednesday that he did not hear the white officer give any warning before he fired eight times at the back of a black man who can be seen in the footage running away before he falls to the ground.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 April 2015

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VA makes little headway in fight to shorten waits for care

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A year after Americans recoiled at new revelations that sick veterans were getting sicker while languishing on waiting lists — and months after the Department of Veterans Affairs instituted major reforms — government data shows that the number of patients facing long waits at VA facilities has not dropped at all.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 April 2015

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After bomber's conviction, jury to decide life or death

BOSTON (AP) — Now that a jury has convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on all charges, even more is at stake in the next phase of the federal trial: The same 12 people must decide whether the 21-year-old lives or dies.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 April 2015

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Hail, high winds, tornadoes possible for Midwest on Thursday

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Strong storms rumbled through the Southern Plains early Thursday, missing major population centers but offering a preview of bad weather that could hit Chicago, Detroit and other big cities in the Midwest later in the day.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 April 2015

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Obama lobbies Congress on Iran; Dems seek changes to bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic senators are intent on changing a bill that would give Congress a say in an emerging nuclear deal with Iran — tweaks that could make it more palatable to President Barack Obama, who called two key senators on Wednesday to lobby against undermining diplomatic efforts to end a standoff with Tehran.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 April 2015

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US ends brake-line rust probe, urges people to wash vehicles

DETROIT (AP) — If you live where salt is used to clear the roads of snow and ice, U.S. safety regulators have a message for you: Wash the underside of your car.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 April 2015

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Seattle attempt to keep addicts out of jail shines in study

SEATTLE (AP) — Gailen Lopton was in a downtown alley two weeks ago, having a buddy jab him in the neck with a heroin-filled syringe, when he suddenly found himself in the company of Seattle's finest.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2015

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Know your options when choosing birth control

With so many options now available, choosing the right method for birth control can be a challenge. Contraception methods vary in success rate, cost, how often it is taken or used and whether it is safe depending on your age and health.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2015

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