LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man imprisoned 16 years for rape and sex assault convictions was exonerated Monday and ordered freed after DNA evidence linked the crimes to a serial rapist on the FBI's most wanted list.
Community leaders who met with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said they expected protests on Wednesday when the city plans to release a disturbing video of an October 2014 fatal police shooting of a black teenager. Emanuel called in community leaders and pastors for meetings on Monday aimed at preparing for public reaction to the video. Also on Monday, the Chicago Sun-Times reported that the officer involved would face criminal charges, citing unnamed sources.
Authorities charged two young men with murder on Monday in the fatal shooting of a pastor's pregnant wife during a home invasion that happened after the minister left the couple's Indianapolis home without locking the front door.
Abortion providers in Wisconsin had challenged the state law, which requires doctors to have privileges at a hospital within 30 miles (50 km). A federal judge in March permanently blocked the Wisconsin law, ruling that the health benefits, if any, were outweighed by the burden on women's health caused by restricted access to abortion. The U.S. Supreme Court earlier in November agreed to take up a major abortion case for the first time since 2007.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The father of a schizophrenic homeless man who died after a brutal arrest said Monday that his mission of fighting police violence will continue despite a $4.9 million settlement of his lawsuit against the city of Fullerton.
The hashtag #BrusselsLockdown suddenly shifted from serious to humorous, tweeting a flood of pictures of all-too-innocent cats in all kinds of situations - holding their paws up as if captured, posing as police snipers with automatic weapons, and ignoring police warnings to stay away from windows.