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Philadelphia DA drops cash bail for 'low-level' crimesPhiladelphia's top prosecutor says his office will stop asking for cash bail in a number of misdemeanor and non-violent felony cases
The Associated Press17 minutes ago
In this image made from video and released by WJLA-TV, authorities work where a police officer was shot, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Prince George's County, Md. (WJLA-TV via AP)
Police: Officer shot, killed intervening in domestic disputeAuthorities say an off-duty police officer has been fatally shot while intervening in a domestic dispute in suburban Maryland
The Associated Press22 minutes ago
Deputy Lisa Jansen displays photos of weapons and ammo at a news conference in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Authorities say they've thwarted a student's plot for a mass shooting at a Southern California high school. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Tuesday that a security guard at El Camino High School in Whittier overhead a "disgruntled student" threaten to open fire on the school on Friday, just two days after 17 people were gunned down at a Florida high school. Sheriff's spokeswoman Nicole Nishida tells The Associated Press that deputies discovered "multiple guns and ammunition" after searching the student's home..(AP Photo/Mike Balsamo)
School shooting plot suspect kept journal of plansA Vermont teenager accused of planning "to shoot up" his former high school had written in a diary he titled "Journal of an active shooter" that he had was aiming to kill as many as he could.
The Associated Press25 minutes ago
FILE - This Oct. 26, 2017 file photo shows prototypes of border walls in San Diego. The federal government has started work on a border wall in California to replace a decades-old decaying barrier. (AP Photo/Elliott Spagat, File)
Construction begins to replace border wall in CaliforniaThe federal government has started work on a border wall in California to replace a decaying decades-old barrier
The Associated Press32 minutes ago
FILE - In this May 30, 2017 file photo, William Amor, right, watches as his attorney, Lauren Kaeseberg with the University of Illinois-Springfield's Illinois Innocence Project, speaks to the media after he was released from DuPage County jail in Wheaton, Ill.  Amor, who spent 22 years behind bars on charges of arson and murder in his mother-in-law's death was found not guilty by a judge Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 in the retrial of his case. (Bev Horne/Daily Herald via AP, File)
Illinois man jailed for decades found not guilty at retrialA suburban Chicago judge has found a man who spent 22 years behind bars not guilty in his retrial on charges of arson and murder in his mother-in-law's death
The Associated Press33 minutes ago
FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows death row inmate Thomas Whitaker. The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, unanimously recommended the death sentence of Whitaker be commuted to life. Whitaker is set for lethal injection Thursday, Feb. 22, for masterminding the fatal shootings of his mother and brother at their suburban Houston home in 2003. (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP, File)
Texas governor weighs parole board's advice on inmate's fateThe fate of a convicted Texas killer nearing execution is in Gov. Greg Abbott's hands after the state parole board made the rare recommendation that the prisoner's life be spared
The Associated Press35 minutes ago
Petition calls for separating LGBT materials in Iowa libraryPetition calls on Iowa library to separate material dealing with LGBTQ issues, request public input before acquiring such material
The Associated Press44 minutes ago
Math teacher held without bail in bomb-making caseA math teacher is staying behind bars after a New York judge said he's not comfortable freeing a man who allegedly got students to help him assemble explosives at home
The Associated Press45 minutes ago
Emergency crews help evacuate residents  Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Elkhart, Ind.  Crews are using boats to help northern Indiana residents amid flooding from melting snow and heavy rain moving across the Midwest.    (Becky Malewitz /South Bend Tribune via AP)
The Latest: 17 students rescued after bus gets stuckCrews in central Arkansas rescued 17 students after a school bus drove off the road and got stuck in floodwaters
The Associated Press49 minutes ago
FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Iron County Sheriff's office shows Samuel Shaffer.  Shaffer., a onetime self-styled Utah prophet accused of secretly marrying young girls because of his beliefs in polygamy and doomsday, is pleading guilty to child rape and abuse charges after police raided his group's remote desert compound. The Spectrum newspaper reports Samuel Shaffer faces at least 25 years in prison after agreeing to the Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, plea deal in Iron County, where prosecutors said he abused an 8-year-old girl related to a group member. (Iron County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
Self-styled prophet pleads guilty to child rape in UtahA self-styled Utah prophet accused of secretly marrying young girls because of his beliefs in polygamy and doomsday is pleading guilty to child rape and abuse charges after police raided his group's remote desert compound
The Associated Press52 minutes ago
File - This file photo provided by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office in Little Rock, Ark., shows Joseph Boeckmann, who has pleaded guilty in federal court to accusations that he gave lighter sentences to defendants in exchange for nude photos and sexual acts. Court filings ahead of his sentencing Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, show that the judge was investigated two decades ago for similar crimes while a deputy prosecutor, but no charges were filed because he left his job. (Pulaski County Sheriffs Office via AP, File)
The Latest: Defense seeks home detention for ex-judgeFederal prosecutors are seeking a 37-month prison term for an Arkansas judge who admitted he gave lighter sentences to some men in return for sexual favors
The Associated Press52 minutes ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 file photo, emergency personnel work at the scene of a train crash involving a garbage truck in Crozet, Va. Witnesses told investigators that a garbage truck struck by a train carrying Republican congressmen through rural Virginia entered the railroad crossing after the safety gates had come down, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report released Wednesday, Feb. 21 2018. (Allison Wrabel/ The Daily Progress via AP)
NTSB: Truck hit by GOP train was on tracks after warningWitnesses to a collision between a train carrying Republican congressmen and a garbage truck in rural Virginia have told investigators the truck entered the railroad crossing after safety gates had come down
The Associated Press54 minutes ago
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