Lawsuit: NY prisoners punished over false drug results

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of New York state prisoners were wrongly subjected to sometimes harsh punishments after drug tests erroneously showed that they had used narcotics while incarcerated, accordin...

Sculptor crafting first women’s statue for Central Park

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A sculptor known for trying to redress history through her art is creating the first statue of real-life women for New York’s Central Park, where the only females so honored u...

Sculptor crafting first women’s statue for Central Park

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A sculptor known for trying to redress history through her art is creating the first statue of real-life women for New York’s Central Park, where the only females so honored u...

Ex-Houston officers face federal charges in deadly drug raid

HOUSTON (AP) — Two former Houston police officers are facing federal charges related to providing false information in a January drug raid that left two people dead and several officers injured, autho...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Nov. 20 The Los Angeles Times on a plan that would have pulled flavored electronic cigarettes from ...

Analysis: Deval Patrick revives debate over ‘electability’

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick’s late entry into the presidential race offers Democrats a fresh — and perhaps last — chance to reassess who they think is the strongest candidate to take on Pr...

Ex-Massachusetts Gov. Patrick announces Dem presidential bid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced Thursday he is running for president, making a late entry into the Democratic race less than three months before primary voting begi...

Ex-Missouri police chief who rescued baby indicted

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a former northwest Missouri police chief accused of striking a handcuffed man after the chief helped rescue the man’s infant daughter from a p...

Grand Rapids to pay $190K to Latino US citizen held by ICE

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Grand Rapids will pay a $190,000 settlement to a Latino American war veteran who was wrongfully detained by federal immigration officials. The City Commiss...

Woman says Denver arena guard told her to remove hijab

DENVER (AP) — A Muslim civil rights group is protesting after a Colorado arena security guard told a woman to remove her hijab before she could enter to see her 8-year-old daughter sing the national a...

Maya Angelou, RuPaul among California Hall of Fame class

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Author Maya Angelou and performer RuPaul are among the inductees for the next class of California Hall of Fame. Gov. Gavin Newsom and his wife Jennifer Sieb...

County agrees to pay $10M to settle Oklahoma jail death suit

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Officials have agreed to settle a lawsuit over the death of a 37-year-old man, who died in 2011 after lying naked in a Tulsa County, Oklahoma, jail cell for five days with a broken...

Officer: I quit Proud Boys over fears of ‘far-left’ attacks

A Connecticut police officer accused a civil rights organization’s leader of trying to “silence conservative voices” by raising concerns about his membership in a far-right group known for its violent...

Powerful ex-prosecutor on trial for police beating cover-up

NEW YORK (AP) — NEWSNOW A powerful former Long Island prosecutor is going on trial for allegedly helping cover for a former protege turned police chief who punched a handcuffed man s...

Supreme Court weighs whether Mexican family can sue in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fate of a lawsuit brought by the parents of a Mexican teenager shot to death across the U.S. border by an agent may rest on whether the family can convince a conservative Supreme...