The Mexico-based parents of 35-year-old Antonio Zambrano-Montes filed the claim with the city of about 68,000 residents on Thursday on behalf of the undocumented immigrant's two teenage daughters. The February shooting death of Zambrano-Montes triggered steady protests in a Latino majority farming community less than 200 miles (322 km) southeast of Seattle, where activists likened his death to police slayings of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York that led to massive protests across the country. Police have said officers responding to a report of a man throwing rocks at passing cars shot Zambrano-Montes 17 times after he began pelting them with rocks and ignored commands to surrender.
By Mark Hosenball and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chief of the U.S. federal hiring office resigned on Friday after massive computer hacks at the agency that put the personal data of more than 22 million Americans at risk, including people seeking sensitive security clearances. The White House said Katherine Archuleta had stepped down as head of the Office of Personnel Management and that OPM was enhancing cyber-security measures, such as limiting the number of "privileged users" of computer data. Archuleta, facing a chorus of demands from Congress for her ouster, said in a statement she had told President Barack Obama it was "best for me to step aside and allow new leadership to step in." Beth Cobert, who works in the White House budget office, will become acting OPM director, the White House said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The gunman charged in the Charleston, South Carolina, church massacre should not have been allowed to purchase the weapon used in the attack, FBI Director James Comey said Friday as he outlined a series of "heartbreaking" missed opportunities and background check flaws that allowed the transaction to take place.
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The defense in the Colorado theater shooting trial rested its case Friday after trying to show James Holmes was legally insane when he opened fire at a midnight movie and was suffering from delusions that each person he killed would increase his self-worth.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina pulled the Confederate flag from its place of honor at the Statehouse on Friday, marking a milestone in how America commemorates the war that tore the United States apart 150 years ago.
McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Kevin Sutherland died in the first-ever homicide aboard a Metro train in the subway system's nearly 40-year history, stabbed to death after resisting a robbery attempt. The attack stunned passengers who watched it unfold.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the U.S. government's personnel office is rejecting bipartisan calls for her resignation following revelations that hackers stole the personal information of more than 21 million people on her watch.