Attorneys for Black woman shot by cop: Firing `a first step'

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Attorneys representing a Black woman who was shot and wounded inside a vehicle by a suburban Chicago police officer who also fatally shot her 19-year-old boyfriend called the off...

FBI joins investigation into fatal Illinois police shooting

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — The FBI will join Illinois State Police in investigating a police shooting in suburban Chicago that killed a Black man who was a passenger in a vehicle and wounded the Black fema...

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___ OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to plead to 3 criminal charges WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, will...

Australian watchdog considers its own Google antitrust case

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s competition watchdog will consider its own antitrust case against Google, the commission chairman said Wednesday after the U.S. Justice Department sued the compa...

U.S. antitrust case against Google mirrors Microsoft battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's legal assault on Google actually feels like a blast from the past. The U.S. Justice Department filed an equally high-profile case against...

Cybercrime money-launders busted by European police, FBI

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — European and American officials said Thursday that they have arrested 20 people in several countries for allegedly belonging to an international ring that laundered millions of...

Van Dyke ends effort to overturn McDonald murder conviction

CHICAGO (AP) — The former Chicago police officer imprisoned for the 2014 murder of Laquan McDonald on Friday ended an effort to overturn his conviction. An Illinois appellate court ...

US asks Supreme Court to hear Boston Marathon bomber's case

BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department asked the nation's highest court Tuesday to review the case of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, whose death sentence was thrown out over concerns wit...

Judge rebuffs bid to ease pandemic-limits at private schools

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge has turned down an initial request to ease pandemic-related occupancy limits for in-person instruction at private schools in New Mexico, in a setback for a lawsui...

Tests, background checks can thwart police diversity effort

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Racism trips up Black police candidates at the very start of the application process and later as they seek promotion, complicating efforts to make law enforcement agencies more ...

Election official says no Wisconsin ballots in found mail

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's top election official said Thursday there were no Wisconsin absentee ballots amid mail that was discovered in a ditch outside of Appleton last week. ...

Race track settles with feds for manure, urine discharges

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The owners of the horse racing track in New Orleans have agreed to pay a $2.8 million penalty for letting horse manure and urine into the city’s drainage system for at least six yea...

Ex-US Rep from Florida under federal campaign finance probe

MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department is investigating a former Florida Congresswoman accused of spending at least $50,000 of campaign money on vacations and restaurant and luxury hotel bills. ...

New SUV is next step in VW's post-scandal electric offensive

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen is unveiling a battery-powered sport-utility vehicle that is headed for global markets including the United States and China, as the company takes a major step for...

'Prolific sextortionist' gets 40 years for harming 150 girls

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for coercing more than 100 girls to send him sexually explicit photos and videos. Benjamin Jenkins, 25, also fac...