SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The ousting of Salt Lake City's police chief amid growing questions about the handling of female officers' sexual harassment claims came abruptly. But activists and the police union were left wondering Friday why it didn't happen sooner.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Utah State Board of Education member, his wife and two of their children died Friday morning and another child was hurt when their small plane crashed while taking off from a relative's grass airstrip in southwest Missouri, authorities said.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Minimum occupancy quotas at immigrant detention facilities nationwide benefit for-profit prison operators by guaranteeing the government pays for thousands of detainees, regardless of whether those spots are filled, according to a new report by a group that monitors immigrant detention.
The brazen prison escape of convicted murderers Richard Matt and David Sweat in New York state has all the makings of a Hollywood movie, but decades ago a prison escape just like it happened right here in Philadelphia.
Federal prosecutors on Friday petitioned a judge to keep secret their evidence in the case against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert, who pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges of trying to hide cash transactions and lying to the FBI about it. Hastert had allegedly paid close to $2 million to an individual to conceal past misconduct, which was reportedly sexual contact with a male student while he was a teacher and coach in the 1960s and 1970s. In a motion filed before Judge Thomas Durkin, who is hearing the Hastert case, prosecutors said sensitive information in the case should not be disseminated because it would "adversely affect ... the privacy interests of third parties" and also said that Hastert's defense attorneys do not oppose the motion.
QUARRYVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A man facing trial on child sexual assault charges fatally stabbed a woman and her 16-year-old daughter "to silence them" because they were set to testify against him, a prosecutor said Friday, calling it an "absolute attack on the system."
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio and Michigan have agreed to sharply reduce phosphorus runoff blamed for a rash of harmful algae blooms on Lake Erie that have contaminated drinking water supplies and contributed to oxygen-deprived dead zones where fish can't survive.
The U.S. Army veteran who entered the White House with a knife should be sentenced to time served followed by supervised release, his attorney said in a court filing on Friday. Omar Gonzalez, 43, of Cooperas Cove, Texas, is scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday in U.S. District Court for breaching White House security in September. Gonzalez's attorney, federal public defender David Bos, said he should be sentenced to the nine months he has been held in jail, followed by three years of supervised release.