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AP source: US to investigate Ferguson police

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department plans to open a wide-ranging civil rights investigation into the practices of the Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department following the shooting last month of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb, a person brief…

September 04, 2014 6:16 am

Reports: FBI probes JPMorgan Chase hack

NEW YORK (AP) — The FBI is investigating a hacking attack on JPMorgan Chase and at least one other bank, according to reports citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter.

August 28, 2014 9:11 am

Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

Indiana needs more complete data on school bullying

August 16, 2014 12:00 am
Criminal charge possible for Stewart in Ward death

Criminal charge possible for Stewart in Ward death

Tony Stewart could still face criminal charges for running down Kevin Ward Jr. with his sprint car, even if the three-time NASCAR champion didn't mean to kill Ward, hurt him or even scare him.

August 12, 2014 5:04 pm
Criminal charge possible for Stewart in Ward death

Criminal charge possible for Stewart in Ward death

Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero, left, at a news conference Sunday  in Canandaigua , N.Y., says that investigators don't have any evidence at this point to support criminal intent in the fatal crash that killed Kevin Ward Jr., and involved racing superstar Tony Stewart. At right is Serg…

August 12, 2014 5:04 pm
Clinic owner tied to MLB scandal to plead guilty

Clinic owner tied to MLB scandal to plead guilty

MIAMI | The former clinic owner accused of selling performance-enhancing drugs to Alex Rodriguez has agreed to plead guilty in what prosecutors called a wide-ranging conspiracy to distribute steroids to both major league ballplayers and high school athletes.

August 05, 2014 3:28 pm
Clinic owner tied to MLB scandal to plead guilty

Clinic owner tied to MLB scandal to plead guilty

Anthony Bosch, center, is escorted by Drug Enforcement Administration officials in Weston, Fla., Tuesday. The owner of a now-defunct Florida clinic was charged Tuesday with conspiracy to distribute steroids, more than a year after he was accused of providing performance-enhancing drugs to Ne…

August 05, 2014 3:28 pm

Know sex trafficking when you see it

EL PASO, Texas | The world of sex-trafficking is complicated and complex, yet the solution may be as simple as education.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am

MLB suspension talks drag; 14 players targeted

NEW YORK | The names are mostly known and so are the possible penalties — 50 games for most, perhaps a lifetime ban for one.

July 31, 2013 6:30 pm
Documents: Hernandez told pal he fired fatal shots

Documents: Hernandez told pal he fired fatal shots

Ernest Wallace, of Miramar, Fla., center, mouths words to people sitting in Attleboro District Court, in Attleboro, Mass., while standing next to his attorney David Meier, left, during his arraignment, Monday. Wallace, who pleaded not guilty, is facing an accessory to murder charge in the ca…

July 09, 2013 6:18 pm
Documents: Hernandez told pal he fired fatal shots

Documents: Hernandez told pal he fired fatal shots

ATTLEBORO, Mass. | A man linked to the murder case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez told police Hernandez admitted firing the fatal shots, and a vehicle wanted in a double killing in Boston a year before had been rented in Hernandez's name, according to documents…

July 09, 2013 6:18 pm
Illinois police agency investigating Farrakhan son's work as Harvey cop

Illinois police agency investigating Farrakhan son's work as Harvey cop

CHICAGO | A state law enforcement agency is investigating the son of Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan after a newspaper determined he is a part-time Harvey police officer who uses an unmarked squad car to provide traffic control for his father, an official said Monday.

April 22, 2013 4:45 pm
Illinois police agency investigating Farrakhan son

Illinois police agency investigating Farrakhan son

In this March 2, 2011 photo, Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan, left, and his son Mustapha Farrakhan, are seen during ceremonies honoring Virginia seniors, including Mustapha's son, at an NCAA college basketball game in Charlottesville, Va. A state law enforcement agency is investigat…

April 22, 2013 1:26 pm

Five days of fear: What happened in Boston

BOSTON | In the tight rows of chairs stretched across the Commonwealth Ballroom, the nervousness — already dialed high by two bombs, three deaths and more than 72 hours without answers — ratcheted even higher.

April 21, 2013 12:15 pm
Ex-Penn St. president charged in Sandusky case

Ex-Penn St. president charged in Sandusky case

Attorney General Linda Kelly announces new criminal charges related to an ongoing child sex crimes investigation against former Penn State President Graham Spanier and added charges against two former underlings, Timothy Curley and Gary Schultz during a news conference Thursday at the state …

November 01, 2012 4:00 pm
Ex-Penn St. president charged in Sandusky case

Ex-Penn St. president charged in Sandusky case

HARRISBURG, Pa. | The "conspiracy of silence" that protected Jerry Sandusky extended all the way to the top at Penn State, prosecutors said Thursday as they charged former university President Graham Spanier with hushing up child sexual abuse allegations against the former assistant football coach.

November 01, 2012 4:00 pm

Correction: Sikh temple shooting story

Sikh temple shooting story: A wire story published in some editions of The Times and on nwi.com on Aug. 5 and 6 contained incorrect information about the Sikh Coalition and bias attacks. The Sikh Coalition is based in New York. The coalition did not say it blames anti-Islamic sentiment for m…

August 10, 2012 12:00 am

Penn State president vows continued cooperation

Joe Paterno's family on Monday vowed their own investigation of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, rejecting the findings of a special investigator who concluded the late football coach and other top Penn State administrators concealed Sandusky's sexual abuse of children in order to shield the scho…

July 16, 2012 4:21 pm

Armstrong team stumbles as it takes USADA to court

AUSTIN, Texas | A federal judge handed Lance Armstrong a quick setback Monday as he went to court to save his seven Tour de France titles and his reputation as one of the greatest cyclists ever.

July 09, 2012 7:30 pm

Closure of Armstrong probe could affect feds

LOS ANGELES | Now that the federal government has closed its investigation of Lance Armstrong, some legal experts are wondering whether the effort to prosecute superstar athletes over doping claims is worth it.

February 04, 2012 12:40 pm
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