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Police use new tool to source crowds for evidence

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An annual spring party in a Southern California beach town devolved into a riot last month when revelers turned violent, rocking cars, smashing windows and throwing rocks. Dozens were injured and about 50 people ended up in the hospital, including several police officers.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 May 2014

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2 Alaska State Troopers killed, person detained

 

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two Alaska State Troopers have been shot and killed during an investigation in a remote village, including at least one who had appeared in a television show about Alaska officers on the job.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 May 2014

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55 colleges face federal sex assault investigation

DETROIT (AP) — Some of the 55 colleges and universities facing federal investigation for their handling of sexual abuse allegations say they're cooperating with the U.S. Education Department, though few are offering details about what information the agency is seeking.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 May 2014

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White House denies memo was about Benghazi attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Wednesday denied that a staff member's email three days after the deadly attack on the U.S. mission at Benghazi, Libya, was actually about the attack. Critics have branded the electronic missive as evidence that the Obama administration sought to deceive the public about the true circumstances surrounding the deaths of four Americans during the final months of the 2012 presidential campaign.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 May 2014

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Florida starts cleanup amid receding floodwaters

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — As Florida Panhandle residents and business owners started the long process Thursday of cleaning up as flood waters receded, a food pantry with no space to store canned goods begged donors to give money instead.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 May 2014

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Victim's kids hope Adams charged in Belfast murder

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — For most of her life, Helen McKendry has demanded that Sinn Fein chief Gerry Adams come clean about his alleged leadership role in the Irish Republican Army — and about the outlawed group's abduction, slaying and secret burial of her mother in 1972.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 May 2014

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Botched execution could renew 'cruel' challenges

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The botched execution of an Oklahoma inmate is certain to fire up the debate over what constitutes cruel and unusual punishment — the phrase written into the U.S. Constitution and defined by the courts, piece by piece, over two centuries.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 May 2014

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Malaysia releases preliminary report into MH370

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Air traffic controllers did not realize that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was missing until 17 minutes after it disappeared from civilian radar, according to a preliminary report on the plane's disappearance released Thursday by Malaysia's government.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 May 2014

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