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Deputies: Surplus military equipment helpful to agency

YAKIMA, Wash. — Military-style equipment in the hands of local police agencies. The issue has come to the forefront after this week’s violence in Missouri Continue reading

Hostage situation ends in Illinois

HARVEY, Ill. – Two suspects are behind bars Wednesday signaling the end of a 20-hour-long hostage situation in Illinois.  Two men reportedly held eight people hostage in an overnight police standoff.   Four kids were released Tuesday evening, while the other four – two kids and two adults – were released Wednesday morning.  Police say none of the hostages were injured.  “We went through the door, went to the first floor and rapidly went to the second floor where the hostages were being held, and we were able to take everyone down without injuries to anybody and shot being fired,” says Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart. Continue reading

Cleanup follows heavy storms in Phoenix area

PHOENIX — Residents began cleaning up Wednesday from devastating flooding that slammed Arizona a day earlier, trapping people in vehicles and homes and destroying up to $2 million worth of inventory at a cactus nursery north of Phoenix. The National Weather Service said some areas received more rain Tuesday than they had all last summer, and many residents were faced with a long recovery. Continue reading

Holder says he understands mistrust of police

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder sought Wednesday to reassure the people of Ferguson about the investigation into Michael Brown’s death and said he understands why many black Americans do not trust police, recalling how he was repeatedly stopped by officers who seemed to target him because of his race Continue reading

Parents of beheaded journalist drawing on faith

Diane and John Foley talk to reporters after speaking with President Obama on Aug. 20 outside their home in Rochester, N.H Continue reading

St. Louis Police Release Video Of Kajieme Powell Killing That Appears At Odds With Their Story

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department released cell phone footage Wednesday of the police shooting of Kajieme Powell, a 25-year-old black man killed on Tuesday in St. Continue reading

Girlfriend at Center of Gainesville Love Triangle Never Thought Killer Ex Was Capable of Murder

The ex-girlfriend of Pedro Bravo, the Florida college student who was found guilty last week of killing her new love in the so-called Gainesville Love Triangle trial, said she never thought the smart, charismatic student she once dated was capable of murder. “He kind of tricked us all, thinking, you know, this guy that’s shy and he wouldn’t hurt a fly,” Erika Friman told ABC’s Matt Gutman in an interview for “20/20.” “I don’t think anyone in their right mind would go as far as he has.” Watch the full story on “20/20″ Friday, Aug Continue reading

Grand jury begins hearing evidence in Brown shooting

Yamiche Alcindor, Larry Copeland and Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY 9:09 p.m. EDT August 20, 2014 Darren Wilson at a February 2014 Ferguson City Council meeting. (Photo: AP) FERGUSON, MO. Continue reading

Tommy Lasorda, 86, is still going strong at Dodger Stadium

Every once in a while, we need to revisit the soul of Dodger Blue Heaven. It should be made mandatory. It’s not because it is an easy column Continue reading

Modi’s Biggest Obstacles to Opening India Seen With His Own Camp

For Ashwani Mahajan, the key to reviving India mirrors the movement to kick out the British a century ago. Only this time foreign companies selling everything from insurance to genetically modified seeds are the colonizers. Continue reading