ST. LOUIS -- A 9-year-old boy was conscious and breathing at a hospital after he was shot Sunday afternoon in St. Louis.
The boy's mother said she was waiting with her three sons -- ages 1, 3 and 9 -- at a bus stop near the intersection of North Grand Boulevard and Montgomery Street about 3 p.m. when she heard gunshots.
The 9-year-old boy was ...Read more
SEATTLE -- A street sweeper Monday morning backed over and killed a pedestrian who was walking on the side of the road because of construction, Bellevue, Wash., police said.
There is no sidewalk at 120th Avenue Northeast near Northeast 12th Street, where a large apartment building, taking up a city block, is being built, according to Officer ...Read more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Shackled and wearing a red jump suit, school shooter Nikolas Cruz made his first live appearance in a Broward County circuit court five days after he walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High and fatally shot 17 people in the worst school shooting in Florida history.
Cruz, a slightly built teen, did not say anything and...Read more
Evacuation orders were still in effect Monday morning as firefighters tried to gain ground on a wind-fueled, 2,800-acre blaze burning in rural Inyo County.
About 400 firefighters worked to contain the so-called Pleasant fire, which broke out Sunday afternoon near the Pleasant Valley Reservoir and Highway 395. But Monday's forecast -- ...Read more
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper should consider deploying the North Carolina National Guard to provide emergency help for the state's critically understaffed prisons, two lawmakers say.
A recent Observer investigation found that staff shortages in the state's prisons have climbed to dangerous levels over the past two years, ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The White House said Monday that President Donald Trump was "supportive" of efforts to improve the system of background checks for people who seek to buy guns in the United States.
In a statement, the White House said Trump spoke to Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) on Friday to discuss a bipartisan bill Cornyn is co-sponsoring that ...Read more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Defense lawyers for Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz attempted to keep documents sealed Monday, in a Fort Lauderdale court hearing held without the defendant's presence.
At issue was a motion filed under seal Friday by Cruz's defense team, two days after the shooting that left 17 dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas ...Read more
A former staffer to Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia (D-Bell Gardens) said the lawmaker discussed vulgar topics in the office and once encouraged her aides to play "spin the bottle," according to a filing submitted to the state.
David Kernick alleged in a complaint to the state's Dept. of Fair Employment and Housing that he was terminated from his...Read more
VIENNA -- The climate rulebook being drafted to keep a lid on Earth's rising temperatures should be finished by the end of the year -- with or without the U.S. government's help.
Countries that ratified the Paris climate agreement meet in Poland in December, where they're expected to put the finishing touches on transparency and verification ...Read more
President Donald Trump on Monday announced willingness to consider a modest gun-control proposal introduced last year to strengthen the federal background-check system.
The White House said Trump would consider backing a bill, which had not been opposed by the National Rifle Association, that would require states and federal agencies to produce...Read more
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A former employee of Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia filed a complaint with the state on Saturday, seeking to sue the Bell Gardens Democrat for allegedly firing him after he refused to play "spin the bottle" with her.
In the complaint to the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, which was posted online Sunday...Read more
CHICAGO -- Six people were killed and 21 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago over the weekend, including three people who ran onto a CTA bus after being shot and a man who was slain while riding in an Uber car, according to police.
A 34-year-old man was riding in an Uber car on the South Side around 2:10 a.m. Monday when a tan car ...Read more
Under pressure to reveal why they suddenly dropped charges against a former Schaumburg, Ill., police officer accused of stealing and dealing drugs, DuPage County prosecutors told a defense attorney they would share the information privately, the lawyer said.
Publicly, the state's attorney's office has remained tight-lipped about why the case ...Read more
CHICAGO -- A group of young men has surrounded and robbed people in downtown subway pedestrian tunnels at least three times in recent weeks, according to Chicago police who have released surveillance photos of four of the five robbers.
The string of attacks date to Jan. 30, according to a community alert. They have surrounded people in ...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS -- A 32-year-old central Minnesota man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the shooting death of his girlfriend as she held their baby daughter.
Tyler J. Slagerman, of Clarissa, admitted in Todd County District Court last week to second-degree unintentional manslaughter in the death of 36-year-old Lacey Kuschel on Feb. 25, 2017, ...Read more
SAN DIEGO -- Warned of possibly violent protests over construction of border wall prototypes last fall, San Diego police bought an array of less than lethal weapons, newly released city records show.
Weeks before the project began the city purchased hundreds of rounds of pepper spray, as well as crowd-dispersing grenades and tear gas.
In all ...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS -- After a four-year court battle, Anibal Sanchez's lawsuit against his former employer hinges on a highly unusual request: His lawyer is asking a district judge to let Sanchez testify via live video because he fears immigration authorities could arrest him during the upcoming trial.
Sanchez sued Dahlke Trailer Sales in 2014, ...Read more
WARSAW, Poland -- Poland's government refused to apologize on Monday for Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki's comments about "Jewish perpetrators" during World War II, escalating a row that's upended the country's relations with Israel and is alarming the U.S.
When confronted during a conference in Munich on Saturday over Poland's new law that ...Read more
CHICAGO -- The traffic death toll in Chicago is growing, and the national count remains at historic highs, despite new car safety technology.
That means it's past time to slow down, stay sober and stop trying to multitask while you drive, according to traffic safety experts.
"We're really treading water in terms of roadway safety, which is ...Read more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A teenager used social media to threaten to kill people at several Broward schools, the Broward Sheriff's Office said.
The unidentified 15-year-old from Lauderhill was arrested Friday.
"The teen appeared to be remorseful and claimed his post was a joke aimed at scaring his cousin," the Sheriff's Office said in a news ...Read more
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