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  • Police chief resigns, NM force has gone to the dog

    VAUGHN, N.M. (AP) — The police chief of the small eastern New Mexico town of Vaughn resigned Wednesday, leaving the town with just one certified member on its police force …


  • Amputee shot by police had battled mental illness

    HOUSTON (AP) — Mental illness prompted Brian Claunch to get rid of his own left arm and leg. Then, despite his disabilities, he spent the better part of a decade …


  • Chemist’s inflated resume gives lawyers new doubts

    BOSTON (AP) — Revelations that a chemist at the center of a scandal at a Massachusetts drug lab might have lied about her educational background have given defense attorneys new …


  • 2 sheriff’s deputies injured in San Diego shootout

    LAKESIDE, Calif. (AP) — Two sheriff’s deputies and a suspected child molester have been injured during a 15-minute shootout in suburban San Diego, authorities said. Daniel Robert Witczak, 30, opened …


  • 2 sheriff’s deputies, suspect shot near San Diego

    LAKESIDE, Calif. (AP) — Two sheriff’s deputies and a suspected child molester were injured Tuesday during a 15-minute shootout in suburban San Diego, authorities said. Daniel Robert Witczak, 30, opened …


  • Chemist’s education questioned in drug lab scandal

    BOSTON (AP) — A chemist whose alleged mishandling of drug samples has thrown thousands of criminal cases into question testified under oath that she holds a master’s degree in chemistry …


  • Mass. lab probe starts with 1,140 inmate cases

    BOSTON (AP) — Faced with the daunting task of evaluating more than 34,000 drug cases handled by a Massachusetts chemist accused of misconduct, prosecutors and defense attorneys are starting with …


  • Work by Mass. lab could taint 1,100 inmates’ cases

    BOSTON (AP) — Faced with the daunting task of evaluating more than 34,000 drug cases handled by a Massachusetts chemist accused of misconduct, prosecutors and defense attorneys are starting with …


  • FBI to investigate officer shooting double-amputee

    HOUSTON (AP) — A caretaker at a group home for the mentally ill called police in the middle of the night because a one-armed, one-legged man in a wheelchair was …


  • Mich. police reprimanded over homeless man’s death

    SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — A Saginaw police supervisor has been demoted and two officers have been disciplined for their roles in the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding, mentally ill homeless …


  • FBI asked to keep data on anti-Sikh hate crimes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The son of a massacre victim at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin asked the Obama administration on Wednesday to begin collecting statistics on hate crimes against Sikhs. …


  • Feds: NC sheriff and deputies targeted Latinos

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A two-year investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice has found that a North Carolina sheriff and his deputies routinely discriminated against Latinos by making unwarranted …


  • Anger for Islam ties players behind prophet film

    DUARTE, Calif. (AP) — The shared belief that radical Islam threatens the world brought together an ex-convict, an insurance salesman and a Christian charity in production of a crudely crafted …


  • Anger for Islam ties players behind prophet film

    DUARTE, Calif. (AP) — The shared belief that radical Islam threatens the world brought together an ex-convict, an insurance salesman and a Christian charity in production of a crudely crafted …


  • Feds ID California man’s role in anti-Islam film

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities have identified a southern California man once convicted of financial crimes as the key figure behind the anti-Muslim film that ignited mob violence against U.S. …


  • US investigates: Attacks coordinated to mark 9/11?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration, roiled by the first killing of a U.S. ambassador in more than 30 years, is investigating whether the assault on the U.S. Consulate in …


  • 6 officers cleared in mentally ill man’s shooting

    SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — Michigan authorities said Wednesday that they have cleared six Saginaw police officers in the fatal shooting of a homeless, mentally ill man in a parking lot. …


  • Colleagues mourn officer killed in Obama motorcade

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The danger in seemingly banal police work of directing traffic and shutting down roadways gained new attention Monday as colleagues mourned an officer who …


  • Ex-Mexican official to be sentenced in San Diego

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jesus Quinonez traveled often to San Diego to discuss cross-border investigations of organized crime with U.S. law enforcement officials. He didn’t know he was the target …


  • APNewsBreak: Border Patrol halts Mexico flights

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. government has halted flights home for Mexicans caught entering the country illegally in the deadly summer heat of Arizona’s deserts, a money-saving move that …


  • Officer charged in Arkansas teen’s shooting death

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A police officer who fatally shot a 15-year-old Arkansas boy was charged with felony manslaughter Friday after investigators determined his account of the incident didn’t …


  • NY police accidentally shoot shop worker to death

    NEW YORK (AP) — A police officer shot and killed a convenience store worker who plowed into him on a sidewalk while frantically fleeing an armed robbery early Friday, a …


  • Jet returns to Philly over tip about explosives

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A US Airways flight to Dallas was called back to Philadelphia on Thursday morning and surrounded by police after law enforcement officials received an anonymous tip that …


  • Secret Service probing theft of Romney tax records

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service says it’s investigating the reported theft of copies of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s federal tax records before 2010. A letter sent anonymously to …


  • Sheriff describes Ohio Amish beard-cutting scene

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The sheriff in a county with one of the nation’s biggest Amish settlements testified Wednesday that residents were upset and screaming after a community leader had his …


  • NYPD: Empire State victims hit by police gunfire

    NEW YORK (AP) — All nine people wounded during a dramatic confrontation between police and a gunman outside the Empire State Building were struck by bullets fired by the two …


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