NEW YORK (AP) — A series of reports by The Associated Press on Rikers Island jail inmate deaths that exposed brutality, neglect and mismanagement in the city's biggest lockup has won the top prize in the New York Press Club Awards.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The second-ranking official in the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office resigned Monday after a leaked internal investigation showed he pressured subordinates to ignore the training deficiencies of a volunteer deputy now charged in the fatal shooting of a restrained man during a sting operation.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers concerned about recent civilian deaths at the hands of police around the country held the first of several sessions Monday as they review how officers in the state use deadly force.
LARNED, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is among a number of states facing questions about whether its program that commits sex offenders to involuntary treatment rehabilitates them or, as critics claim, merely warehouses them indefinitely due to public safety concerns.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Wild birds are believed to be behind the first major widespread outbreak of bird flu in the United States. The H5N2 virus has cost Midwestern turkey and chicken producers more than 13 million birds since early March, including several new cases announced in Iowa and Minnesota on Monday. Here are some questions and answers about how wild birds remain healthy even when carrying and spreading the virus.
DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) — As torrential rain and heavy winds battered Alabama's coast Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search for four people missing after a deadly weekend storm killed two people and played havoc with a yearly sailboat race in Mobile Bay.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The state's highest court on Monday reinstated the landmark child-endangerment conviction of a Roman Catholic monsignor who was the first U.S. church official ever prosecuted over his handling of sex abuse complaints.
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York congressman, citing last year's videotaped death of Eric Garner in a police chokehold, announced Monday that he's sponsoring a bill that would make the maneuver a federal crime.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl forced by the courts to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer has finished that treatment and was released Monday from a hospital where she had been confined since December.