CHICAGO — The county prosecutor investigating the death of a black woman at a Texas jail days after her arrest during a traffic stop said on Monday outside attorneys will help with the probe, which likely will go to a county grand jury in August.
ORLANDO — The search for two missing 14-year-old boys from South Florida whose empty boat was found adrift in the Atlantic Ocean has been extended north beyond Jacksonville to encompass an area the size of Maine, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday.
NEW SHOREHAM, R.I. -- Rhode Island’s Deepwater Wind will start installing the foundations for North America’s first offshore wind farm on Monday, a milestone the company says could pave the way for an industry long established in Europe but that is still struggling with opposition in the United States.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A plan being drafted for closing the Guantanamo military jail will call for the transfer to U.S. prisons of possibly dozens of inmates deemed too dangerous to release, President Barack Obama’s counter terrorism adviser said, setting up a fight with congressional opponents.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Thirteen big name American companies on Monday were to announce $140 billion in low-carbon investments to lend support to a global climate change deal in Paris in December, the White House said.
A federal judge has ruled that hundreds of immigrant women and children in holding facilities should be released, finding their detention “deplorable” and in grave violation of an earlier court settlement.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Hillary Clinton says she will testify in October at a public hearing of the House committee investigating the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya. The committee says that’s not necessarily so, because Clinton’s lawyer is still demanding conditions for her appearance.
LISLE, Ill. — Hundreds of people on Saturday attended the funeral of Sandra Bland, a black woman found dead in a Texas jail cell days after she was arrested following a minor traffic offense, an incident said by activists to be yet another example of police brutality toward minorities.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits last week dropped to its lowest level in more than 41-1/2 years, suggesting the labor market maintained a sturdy pace of job growth in July.
NEW YORK — The website where friends of the Tennessee shooting suspect said he had purchased guns before last week’s attack denied on Thursday that it was in the business of selling weapons, saying it instead offered “a free speech forum.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday mounted a furious counterattack against critics of the Iran nuclear deal, telling skeptical lawmakers it would be fantasy to think the United States could simply “bomb away” Tehran’s atomic know-how.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Turkey has agreed to allow U.S. planes to launch air strikes against Islamic State militants from the U.S. air base at Incirlik, close to the Syrian border, U.S. defense officials said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Barack Obama departed for Kenya on Thursday, his first trip to his father’s homeland as U.S. president, kicking off a swing through Africa that will also include a stop in Ethiopia.
CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Jurors in the Colorado movie massacre trial found on Thursday the prosecution had proved aggravating factors which, the state has argued, make the 2012 rampage so heinous that gunman James Holmes deserves to be put to death.
HEMPSTEAD, Texas — The dashboard video camera of a traffic stop in Texas of a black woman later found hanging dead in her jail cell was not edited but efforts are being made to repost it, Texas officials said on Wednesday, citing technical issues.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The white man charged in South Carolina with killing nine blacks at a Charleston church faces federal hate crimes and firearms charges that could lead to the death penalty or life in prison, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Wednesday.