- LA council passes gun magazine ban by majority 12-0 vote Updated: Jul-28-15 7:17 pm
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles City Council has voted to ban possession of high-capacity gun magazines in the wake of several deadly mass shootings around the country.
- EXCHANGE: Years often pass before stolen guns are recovered Updated: Jul-28-15 8:22 am
BLOOMINGTON, Illinois - The summer of 2012 was a dangerous one on Bloomington's streets as clusters of teens picked up handguns and went outside to settle disputes with rivals who also had access to bullets and weapons.
- Theater shooting: No red flags reported at time of gun sale Updated: Jul-28-15 5:23 am
CARROLLTON, Georgia - John Russell Houser's mental problems were well known to many, though perhaps not to the store that sold him the .40-caliber handgun used in a deadly attack on a Louisiana movie theater. A federal background check came back clean, the pawn shop said, with no red flags raised at the time of sale.
- Snohomish County pays $620,000 over inmate's death Updated: Jul-27-15 8:30 pm
EVERETT, Washington - Snohomish County has agreed to pay $620,000 over the death of a severely allergic jail inmate who died after being served oatmeal that contained dairy.
- 2 New Rochelle men sue NYC over shooting attack last year Updated: Jul-27-15 6:43 pm
NEW YORK - Two New Rochelle men sued New York City on Monday, saying its police department's lax attitude toward alcohol was partially to blame for an off-duty officer shooting repeatedly at their car.
- 11 killed in violence in northeast Mexico Updated: Jul-27-15 3:43 pm
CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico - Eleven people, including two state police officers, have been killed in northeast Mexico along the Texas border, a state security official said Monday.
- University of Cincinnati wants police review after shooting Updated: Jul-27-15 2:40 pm
CINCINNATI - The University of Cincinnati plans an independent review of police department policies after one of its officers fatally shot a man whose car was missing a license plate.
- Ex-Oklahoma officer charged with sex assaults back in jail Updated: Jul-27-15 1:41 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A former Oklahoma City police officer charged with sexually assaulting women while on duty has been ordered to serve 15 days in jail for violating terms of his bond.
- 2 prisons on lockdown for violence amid staffing shortage Updated: Jul-27-15 12:11 pm
TIPTONVILLE, Tennessee - Two Tennessee prisons are on lockdown because of violence amid a severe shortage of correctional officers.
- Woman sues Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace Updated: Jul-27-15 11:40 am
EDMONDS, Washington - A woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by a former Edmonds police officer is suing the city and Mountlake Terrace.
- 8 prisoners stabbed amid gang tensions, staffing shortage Updated: Jul-27-15 10:17 am
TIPTONVILLE, Tennessee - Eight prisoners have been injured in stabbings at a prison in northwest Tennessee amid tensions between gangs and a shortage of correctional officers.
- Chicago-area high school creates anti-bullying scholarship Updated: Jul-27-15 4:54 am
PALATINE, Illinois - A suburban Chicago woman has left $50,000 to a scholarship fund at a Palatine high school honoring her son, who endured bullying when he attended 40 years ago.
- Dozens rally in Providence against street violence Updated: Jul-25-15 6:05 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Dozens of people have gathered in Providence for a rally against street violence in the city this summer.
- AP Exclusive: Teen's killing by friend goes to special jury Updated: Jul-25-15 3:53 am
BILLINGS, Montana - The parents of a Montana teenager who shot and killed a friend knocking on his bedroom window late at night say he shouldn't face criminal charges over what they describe as a tragic accident.
- Conference aims to unite efforts of black activist groups Updated: Jul-24-15 5:20 pm
CLEVELAND - Leaders of black activist groups from around the country are gathering in Cleveland this weekend to share thoughts, ideas and stories at a conference aimed at furthering the creation of a modern-day civil rights movement to address systemic problems of police brutality and socio-economic deprivation.
- Threats at Detroit community college lead to mother's arrest Updated: Jul-24-15 4:13 pm
DETROIT - A woman accused of making verbal threats at the Wayne County Community College District campus in downtown Detroit has been arrested.
- Feds: 5 sold heroin that killed 3 in western Pennsylvania Updated: Jul-24-15 1:25 pm
PITTSBURGH - Five men sold heroin that caused the overdose deaths of two men and one woman in western Pennsylvania earlier this year, federal authorities said Friday.
- Law enforcement seeks to curb gang violence in Ypsilanti Updated: Jul-24-15 6:25 am
YPSILANTI, Michigan - Law enforcement officials in and around Ypsilanti are stepping up efforts to deal with gangs following recent in violence in the area.
- Long Island man's lawsuit says cops beat him 'relentlessly' Updated: Jul-23-15 8:59 pm
CENTRAL ISLIP, New York - A Long Island man who claims he was pummeled by police officers during an April 2014 traffic stop that was caught on video has filed a federal lawsuit against the officers involved.
- Man convicted in Seattle police slaying gets life in prison Updated: Jul-23-15 8:55 pm
SEATTLE - The man convicted of killing a Seattle police officer in 2009 has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
- Transgender youths show hardship, resilience Updated: Jul-23-15 8:22 pm
MIAMI - The transgender community has gained a degree of acceptance in recent years with the help of such celebrities as Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox from "Orange is the New Black." But for those who are less known it can be more of a struggle. Many young transgender people, wrestling with their identities, find themselves shunned by family, friends and co-workers. Episodes of homelessness, alcoholism, drug abuse and violence often follow.
- Man accused of threatening 2 Kansas students Updated: Jul-23-15 7:49 pm
OVERLAND PARK, Kansas - Authorities say a 19-year-old man has been arrested after two students attending a Kansas summer program said he threatened them.
- Activists for police reform rally ahead of panel meeting Updated: Jul-23-15 5:11 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Maryland activists for civil rights and police reform urged a panel of lawmakers Thursday to take stronger action to increase police accountability, and they criticized lawmakers for not going far enough this year.
- Father of school shooter pleads not guilty to gun charges Updated: Jul-23-15 4:30 pm
SEATTLE - The father of the Washington state teenager who fatally shot four high school classmates and then himself in October pleaded not guilty in federal court on Thursday to five new firearms charges.
- Judge dismisses Northern Illinois University civil lawsuit Updated: Jul-23-15 3:46 pm
DEKALB, Illinois - A federal judge has ruled that the civil rights of a former Northern Illinois University police officer accused of raping a student weren't violated by three other officers who he accused of mishandling evidence in the case.