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Trump advocates 'stop-and-frisk' to curtail Chicago crime

Oct 08 2018

CHICAGO/ORLANDO, Fla. U.S. President Donald Trump pledged on Monday to end a "crime spree" in Chicago and called for loosening restrictions on police in the third-largest U.S. city to allow stopping and frisking suspects for weapons and other contraband. | Video

Chicago police officer guilty of murder in 2014 shooting of black teen

Oct 05 2018

CHICAGO White Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was found guilty of second-degree murder on Friday for the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald, touching off celebratory street demonstrations in a case that had laid bare tensions between the black community and police. | Video

Chicago police killing of black teen was unjustifiable: prosecutor

Oct 04 2018

CHICAGO The white Chicago policeman who shot a black teen 16 times in 2014 committed an act of unjustifiable murder, a prosecutor told jurors on Thursday, while the defense argued that the officer had seen the youngster carrying a knife and feared for his safety. | Video

Chicago policeman defends shooting of black teen at trial

Oct 03 2018

CHICAGO The white Chicago police officer who shot to death a black teenager in 2014 told jurors at his murder trial on Tuesday that he felt threatened when he opened fire, as he took the witness stand in his own defense.

Whereabouts of more than 1,200 Missouri sex offenders unknown: auditor

Oct 01 2018

Local authorities in Missouri do not know the locations of more than 1,200 sex offenders, including nearly 800 who would be classified as the most dangerous, according to a report by the state auditor released on Monday.

Fugitive New Mexico priest pleads not guilty to abuse charges

Sep 21 2018

A former Catholic priest who fled the United States after allegations he sexually abused a child in the 1990s has been extradited from Morocco and faced charges in New Mexico on Friday, U.S. officials said. | Video

Chicago officer unjustified in killing black teen, prosecutor says

Sep 17 2018

CHICAGO The white police officer who shot to death a black teen in 2014 fired 16 shots without justification, prosecutors told a Chicago jury on Monday, as the trial began in a decisive case for race relations and policing in the United States' third-largest city.

Trial begins Monday for Chicago officer accused of murdering black teen

Sep 17 2018

CHICAGO The trial of white Chicago policeman Jason Van Dyke, accused of murder in the 2014 shooting of a black teen, was set to begin on Monday in a decisive case for race relations and policing in the United States' third-largest city.

North Carolina challenges 'unreasonable' U.S. subpoenas for voter data

Sep 07 2018

North Carolina's elections board voted on Friday to challenge federal subpoenas seeking years' worth of voter information from state and local officials, saying the timing, scope and unknown nature of the inquiry were cause for concern.

Chicago mayor Emanuel says he will not seek a third term

Sep 04 2018

CHICAGO Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said on Tuesday that he would not seek re-election next year, throwing open the top job in the third-largest U.S. city after facing widespread criticism over his handling of gun violence.

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