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BC-AP News Digest 4:10 am

BC-AP News Digest 4:10 am

The moon passes in front on the sun during the height of Thursday's partial solar eclipse in the skies above Vacaville, California. A partial solar eclipse occurs when the moon comes between the sun and the Earth but don't align perfectly straight. Today's eclipse will be the last one for 20…

October 24, 2014 3:12 am

Police: Hatchet-wielding suspect shot by officers

NEW YORK | A hatchet-wielding man attacked a group of patrol officers in a busy commercial district in Queens on Thursday, injuring two before the other officers shot and killed him, New York City police said. A bystander was wounded in the gunfire.

October 23, 2014 6:48 pm
Secret Service head takes onus for White House breach

Secret Service head takes onus for White House breach

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday that her agency failed in its mission of protecting the White House when a man with a knife entered the mansion and ran through half the ground floor before being subdued.

September 30, 2014 1:49 pm

FBI: Chicago man threatened beheadings at SIU

ST. LOUIS | Federal investigators say a Chicago man accused of mailing threats of rapes, killings, bombings and beheadings at a Southern Illinois University campus he attended brought himself to authorities' attention.

September 30, 2014 12:54 pm

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
Rallies honor people who died at hands of police

Rallies honor people who died at hands of police

Savannah McCoy, 17, right, holds up a sign as she and her friend Kimber Camgros, 16, listen to speakers during a vigil for Michael Brown of Ferguson, Mo., in San Francisco, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was killed by a white police officer on Saturday, Aug. 9, 20…

August 14, 2014 11:36 pm
Missouri shooting victim called quiet, respectful

Missouri shooting victim called quiet, respectful

A makeshift memorial sits in the middle of the street where 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by police, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. The FBI has opened an investigation into the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager on Saturday whose death stirred unrest in a St…

August 12, 2014 1:11 pm
Deterrence a goal and challenge at Texas border

Deterrence a goal and challenge at Texas border

A Customs and Border Protection vehicle patrols on the Texas border near the Rio Grande, Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Mission, Texas. Texas is spending $1.3 million a week for a bigger DPS presence along the border. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, Pool)

July 25, 2014 11:00 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

Sheriff proposes Cook County concealed-carry ordinance

CHICAGO | Cook County's sheriff is proposing a countywide concealed-carry ordinance, saying if state lawmakers don't pass a law by next month as a federal court has ordered, Illinois could turn into the "Wild West."

May 06, 2013 9:00 pm

Interrogators wait to query wounded bomb suspect

BOSTON | As the lone surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing lay hospitalized under heavy guard, the American Civil Liberties Union and a federal public defender raised concerns about investigators' plan to question 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev without reading him his Miranda rights.

April 21, 2013 11:00 am Related

Final shootout, then Boston bombing suspect caught

WATERTOWN, Mass. | For just a few minutes, it seemed as if the dragnet that had shut down a metropolitan area of millions while legions of police went house to house looking for the suspected Boston Marathon bomber had failed.

April 20, 2013 9:31 am Related
Lake County prosecutor to seek extradition of Whiting homicide suspect

Lake County prosecutor to seek extradition of Whiting homicide suspect

CROWN POINT | Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter said he will move to return a former East Chicago man here to be tried for a 13-year-old Whiting homicide.

August 07, 2012 5:45 pm

Police: Colo. suspect planned attack for months

AURORA, Colo. | The shooting suspect accused in a deadly rampage inside a Colorado theater planned the attack with "calculation and deliberation," police said Saturday, receiving deliveries by mail that authorities believe armed him for battle and were used to rig his apartment with dozens o…

July 21, 2012 4:30 pm Related

A roundup of recent Indiana newspaper editorials

Another Super Bowl? Not so fast

April 28, 2012 12:00 am
Hammond native Eric Toth on FBI's 'Ten Most Wanted Fugitives' list

Hammond native Eric Toth on FBI's 'Ten Most Wanted Fugitives' list

INDIANAPOLIS | The newest member of the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list is a Hammond native accused of possessing and producing child pornography.

April 11, 2012 6:05 pm
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