Cleveland police say two officers told a 12-year-old boy with a pellet gun to show his hands three times before he was shot to death. Authorities on Wednesday also released video and audio evidence from the shooting.
More gun sales than ever are slipping through the federal background check system – 186,000 last year, a rate of 512 gun sales a day, as states fail to consistently provide thorough, real-time updates on criminal and mental histories to the FBI. At no time of year is this problem more urgent. This Friday opens the busiest season for gun purchases, when requests for background checks speed up to nearly two a second.
A University of Virginia board on Tuesday honed in on alcohol as a contributing factor in sexual assaults on campus, with one member calling for more aggressively enforcing the law banning underage drinking.
A New Jersey hiker killed by a bear in September took a series of photos with his cellphone before the bear mauled him to death. Police in West Milford have released photos taken by 22-year-old Darsh Patel before he was killed by the 300-pound black bear while hiking in the Apshawa Preserve.
Twenty-four hours after Ferguson, Mo., erupted in a spasm of violence and looting when a grand jury refused to indict a white police officer in the killing of an unarmed black man, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said Tuesday night’s unrest was far less intense.
Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson told ABC News in an exclusive interview Tuesday that “all I wanted to do is live” in the moments before he shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown. The interview, with “Good Morning America” co-host George Stephanopoulos, aired less than 24 hours after St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch announced that Wilson would not face criminal charges for the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.
Seventy percent of Americans who have HIV do not have the disease in check, and many of them are no longer receiving treatment, according to a study published Tuesday. The study also revealed that younger people were more likely not to have HIV under control. Just 13 percent of people between ages 18 and 24 had suppressed the virus, and fewer than half had been diagnosed.
In the latest sign that the anti-immigrant sentiment has faded in conservative Utah, state officials agreed Tuesday to scrap three key provisions in its controversial 2011 immigration law and limit another in a settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union.
Lame duck lawmakers are closing in on an agreement to renew dozens of expired tax breaks for businesses and individuals, including permanent enactment of a generous tax breaks on investments in new equipment and research and development.
Students at a Southwest Florida high school told administrators that two teens tried to recruit them into a "prostitution ring" and that one 15-year-old boy had been "pimping out girls," according to an arrest affidavit.
A Florida judge has ruled that a Pakistani-American man cleared of terrorism support charges is entitled to examine hundreds of classified FBI phone intercepts as part of his malicious prosecution lawsuit against the U.S.
St. Louis County police are investigating after a man’s body was found inside a car in Ferguson, but it isn’t immediately clear if the death is related to unrest that followed the grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson.
Singer Garth Brooks has canceled a Thanksgiving appearance on NBC's "Tonight" show because he said it "seemed distasteful" given the reaction to the decision not to prosecute Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown this summer.
Bill Cosby testified under oath in 2005 that he gave the National Enquirer an exclusive interview about looming sexual-assault accusations by a Canadian woman against him in exchange for the tabloid spiking a second accuser's story.
The two friends' morning intersected by chance in the parking lot of the Canfield Green apartment complex. Dorian Johnson had been up since 7 a.m. on this overcast August Saturday and after getting dressed, he was ready for a smoke — on any other morning a carefree ritual for easing into his day's routine in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.
Some holiday travelers are giving thanks for the cheapest gas prices in years. But that's cold comfort to those beating a path through stormy weather, including a nor'easter affecting a wide swath of the East Coast.
He criticized the media. He talked about witness testimony that didn't match physical evidence. And he did it at night, as a city already on edge waited to learn if a grand jury would indict a white Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old.