Anti-violence protesters want to shut down Chicago freeway

CHICAGO (AP) — Protesters planning to shut down a major Chicago interstate on Saturday say they're trying to increase pressure on public officials to address the gun violence that's claimed hundreds o...

Taipei City unveils first welfare facilities at public housing complex

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je inaugurated a senior citizen service and daycare center and a child daycare center which are housed inside the Jiankang Public Housing complex on May 24. ...

2 ex-cop lawmakers: Deny parole for killer of 2 policemen

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two ex-law enforcement officers-turned-lawmakers are asking state parole officials to reconsider releasing an inmate who has served 44 years in prison for killing two New York City...

Governor disagrees with parole of ex-radical who killed cops

NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he strongly disagrees with a parole board's decision to grant parole to an ex-radical convicted in the 1971 killings of two police officers. Th...

Puerto Ricans still stranded in hotels 6 months after storm

From the lobby of a hotel on the outskirts of Boston, Jesenia Flores fills out an online job application, hoping to find work that will get her small family back to normal for the first time since Hur...

Cosby jokes in 1st show since 2015 he 'used to be' comedian

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby performed in public for the first time since a sex abuse scandal embroiled him in 2015, joking that he "used to be a comedian" and playing with a jazz band in his hometo...

The Latest: Cosby says friends prompted his return to stage

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby's first public performance since 2015 while he awaits the start of his sexual assault case retrial (all times local): 10:45 p.m. ...

Puerto Rico fears post-Maria murder surge: 11 days, 32 slain

CAROLINA, Puerto Rico (AP) — Before the sun rose on the first day of 2018, someone called 911 to report the charred, bullet-riddled body of a man with a snake-like tattoo on his left hand, lying besid...

Dark, desperate life without power in Puerto Rico

MOROVIS, Puerto Rico (AP) — Three days before Christmas, Doris Martinez and daughter Miriam Narvaez joined their neighbors in a line outside city hall in Morovis, a town of 30,000 people still living ...

Mexican citizen facing execution in Texas for killing cousin

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Attorneys for a Mexican citizen on death row in Texas for the abduction and slaying of his 16-year-old cousin more than two decades ago looked to the federal courts in a last-...

3 police officers not charged in man's fatal shooting

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina prosecutor says he isn't going to charge any of the officers involved in the fatal shooting of a man. Durham District Attorney Roger Echols said ...

US agency OKs demolition of lead-contaminated housing

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has approved the demolition of a lead-contaminated public housing complex in northwestern Indiana. The ...

Houston convention center gives refuge to Harvey's survivors

HOUSTON (AP) — Patricia Cain entered the George R. Brown Convention Center barefoot and carrying two oxygen tanks. The first was empty. The second was given to her by the Houston Fire Department after...

London fire may have destroyed DNA needed to ID victims

LONDON (AP) — The devastating fire that struck a high-rise tower in London may have been so powerful that it destroyed much of the DNA evidence needed to identify its victims. As fir...

London residents demands answers in deadly high-rise blaze

LONDON (AP) — With smoke still swirling around the charred remains of Grenfell Tower in west London, residents and community leaders demanded to know Wednesday how a ferocious fire could have swept th...