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Man Cops Killed With Arms Raised May Have Had Knife

Authorities believe the Texas man fatally shot by deputies last week while holding his arms up was holding a knife at the time, Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau said today. One video of the incident appears to show Gilbert Flores, 41, holding up his hands, but one hand is obscured...

Prosecutor Gives 87-Year-Old Man a Pass

Howard Arthur Klein lived 87 years without so much as a blot on his criminal record. In truth, the elderly Michigan man didn't have a record at all until a night in June when he was nabbed in a sting, accused of soliciting a prostitute who was actually an undercover...

Cops: Would-Be Robber Foiled by Translation Error

A suspect walked into a San Antonio bank yesterday morning, asked for a teller who spoke Spanish, and then handed the teller a deposit slip with the words "dame dinero" written on it. That's Spanish for "give me money," the San Antonio Express-News reports, but the Wells Fargo teller thought...

Liberals, Brace for an Ugly Supreme Court Session

Liberals had reason to cheer the most recent Supreme Court session, with victories on same-sex marriage and ObamaCare. But Jeffrey Toobin at the New Yorker thinks things are about to get very ugly for those on the left when it comes to the court. He ticks off pending cases on...

Woman Denied Child Custody, Visitation After Same-Sex Divorce

A Maryland appeals court has ruled that a lesbian woman has no right to visitation or custody of a child whom the woman's former partner gave birth to before the couple married. The Daily Record of Baltimore reports that the Court of Special Appeals has upheld a ruling by a...

Brothers Cleared of 1983 Murder Each Get $750K

Two North Carolina brothers were awarded $750,000 each in compensation today for the three decades they were wrongfully imprisoned in the killing of an 11-year-old girl. Henry McCollum, 51, appeared calm as a North Carolina commission formally awarded the money to him and half-brother Leon Brown, 47, during a...

Judge Refuses to Drop Charges in Freddie Gray Case

Written motions finally evolved into verbal arguments this morning in Baltimore, where defense attorneys for two of the six officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray tried to have said charges dismissed and the office of State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby recused from the case—attempts that were...

Day Care Workers Accused of Running Child 'Fight Club'

Investigators say they've uncovered a disturbing fight club at just about the last place you'd expect to find such a ring: a day care. Prosecutors allege teacher's aide Erica Kenny, 22, and teacher Chanese White, 28, encouraged about a dozen boys and girls, aged 4 to 6, to battle each...

Man Who Killed Teen Waiting for Bus in 1989 Is Executed

A man convicted of kidnapping, raping, and murdering a 15-year-old Missouri girl from the Kansas City area more than a quarter-century ago was executed last night, becoming the state's sixth person to be put to death this year, the AP reports. The lethal injection for Roderick Nunley, 50, began a...

Man Shot With Arms Raised Threatened 'Suicide by Cop'

Minutes before two police officers shot and killed 41-year-old Gilbert Flores in San Antonio on Friday, a 911 dispatcher said the suspect was "threatening suicide by cop." Officers arrived at a home after reports of a 38-year-old woman with a head injury and a 2-month-old child with a black eye,...

Chemical Sleuthing Adds Another Clue to Baby Doe Puzzle

The "first big break" in Boston's Baby Doe case came earlier this month when tests discovered local pollen on the dead girl's clothing and blanket. Now another clue has emerged, thanks to the chemical detective work of a Utah lab: After analysis that compared oxygen isotopes in the girl's hair...

School Shooter Texted Family Before Opening Fire

Jayden Fryberg sent a text message to his family before opening fire in a high school cafeteria last year—but it didn't explain why the popular 15-year-old was killing four friends and himself and after an investigation that runs to 1,400 pages, authorities still aren't sure why he did...

Slain Cop 'GI Joe' Was Father of Four

Police north of Chicago continued to hunt for three men accused of murdering a police officer this morning. The slain officer has been identified as Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewitz, 52, a 30-year veteran of the Fox Lake police force and a father of four. "He's got four sons who are...

California to End Unlimited Solitary Confinement

Thousands of inmates will soon be moved out of solitary confinement in California, after years of court battles and hunger strikes against the controversial practice. The state's decision was revealed in a legal settlement filed today—which still must be accepted by the court—with a group of inmates who...

Manhunt Underway After Officer Fatally Shot Near Chicago

A police officer was shot and killed during a traffic stop in the Chicago suburb of Fox Lake this morning, and a manhunt is currently underway for the shooter, CBS Chicago reports. Details of the shooting are scant, but sources say the officer was shot after deploying pepper spray. The...

Guy Applies for Job, Sends Naked Pics to HR: Cops

An Illinois job applicant either has terrible follow-up skills or terrible texting skills, but either way, he's out of a new gig. Elmhurst police say they took in a report on Aug. 14 from the HR manager of a St. Charles company that alleged one of the candidates for a...

In 'Troubling' Video, Cops Kill Suspect With Arms Raised

A disturbing video shot Friday in Texas appears to show the fatal police shooting of a suspect while his arms are raised in surrender. The KSAT video, which runs more than four minutes and was shot from a distance, shows two Bexar County Sheriff deputies, Greg Vasquez and Robert Sanchez,...

He Was Handed Life in Prison for Pot; Now He's Free

After 21 years behind bars, served as part of a life sentence for three marijuana convictions, one of Missouri's rarest inmates will finally walk out of prison. Jeff Mizanskey —sentenced to life without parole in 1994—will be greeted by family members as he leaves Jefferson City Correctional Center this...

Cop Shot, Dog Killed After Officers Go to Wrong House

An Atlanta-area police officer was shot and critically wounded last night when he responded to a call of a suspicious person and showed up at the wrong house, authorities say. The homeowner was also shot in the leg and his dog was killed in what DeKalb County police Chief Cedric...

Supreme Court Rules on Clerk Who's Against Gay Marriage

The Supreme Court today ruled against the Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, and the clerk will arrive at work tomorrow morning to face her moment of truth. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis will have to choose whether to issue marriage licenses, defying her Christian...

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