Illinois police accused of planting gun in 1994 murder case

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois judge has ordered an investigation into allegations that Rockford police intentionally gave prosecutors the wrong gun to send a man to prison for more than two decade...

Man wants 1994 murder case tossed, alleges police misconduct

An Illinois man convicted of murder with inaccurate ballistic evidence wants his case dismissed on the eve of his retrial based on allegations of police and prosecutorial misconduct. ...

Human rights commission expresses 'concern' over Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has expressed "deep concern" over human rights in Brazil and says it will monitor what happens when the government of President-elec...

Victim's dad, NAACP criticize handling of black man's death

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A court fight over first responders' DNA has broken out in the case of a black Connecticut lawyer found shot to death in his overturned SUV. The lawyer's fathe...

Taiwan to tighten rules against migrant labor rights violations

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan's Legislative Yuan approved a third reading of amendments to the Employment Service Act on Friday, by which employers or employment agencies could be subject to a fine of up...

Civil rights group says deputy shouldn't speak at conference

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Civil rights leaders are calling for a detectives group to rescind a speaking invitation to a white Oklahoma officer acquitted for fatally shooting an unarmed black man. ...

Mourners say good-bye to 3 Girl Scouts, mother

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners are saying goodbye to three Girl Scouts and a mother who were struck and killed while collecting trash along a rural highway in northwestern Wisconsin....

Man charged in 3 killings wanted by immigration authorities

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A man who federal authorities believe is in the U.S. illegally has been charged in the fatal shooting of two former roommates and a woman whose home he moved into after his fir...

In Honduras, most returnees from caravan hope to try again

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — The Metropolitan Grand Central bus terminal in this city where the migrant caravan traveling through Mexico originated more than three weeks ago is a place of crossing ...

Charges filed in hit-and-run that killed 4 in Wisconsin

LAKE HALLIE, Wis. (AP) — Vehicular homicide charges were filed Tuesday against a 21-year-old man accused of inhaling chemical vapors before he crashed his truck into a group of Girl Scouts picking up ...

Illinois man admits giving deadly drug to Spanish teenager

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man has pleaded guilty to supplying a fatal dose of methadone to a 15-year-old student from Spain. DuPage County prosecutors say 38-year-old F...

Sheriff: 10-year-old says she stomped head of baby in panic

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — A western Wisconsin sheriff says a 10-year-old girl charged with first-degree intentional homicide dropped a 6-month-old baby and, when the infant cried, she panicked and s...

The Latest: Ex-deputy's husband convicted in deadly fight

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the case of the husband of a former sheriff's deputy charged in a deadly confrontation (all times local): 2 p.m. A jury has convicted t...

Man captured a month after Chicago crash kills 3 people

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities have captured a man who was wanted for weeks for a crash that killed a boy and two men in Chicago. Police say Christopher Carter was arrested Friday, a mon...

Deliberations resume in trial against ex-deputy's husband

HOUSTON (AP) — A jury has resumed deciding the fate of the husband of a former sheriff's deputy accused in the death of a man whom he placed in a chokehold during a confrontation outside a Houston-are...