Strong storms rumbled through the Southern Plains early Thursday, missing major population centers but offering a preview of bad weather that could hit Chicago, Detroit and other big cities in the Midwest later in the day.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A second New Hampshire man who helped kill Pamela Smart's husband 25 years ago in a lurid case that inspired sensational media coverage was granted parole Thursday after being warned to stay away from the victim's family at all costs.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Eddie Murphy, famous for his standup routines, films and his early breakout on "Saturday Night Live," will be awarded the nation's top prize for humor this year by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, officials said Thursday.
The white South Carolina police officer charged with murder for shooting an unarmed black man in the back was allowed to stay on the force despite a 2013 complaint that he used excessive force against another unarmed black man.
MIAMI (AP) — Prosecutors are looking into the fatal shooting of a mentally ill man by a Florida police officer, but his family called this week for an independent investigation of the incident, releasing footage from a police dashboard camera to bolster their case.
(Reuters) - Former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee said on Thursday he was mulling a run for the White House, becoming the first Democrat to publicly challenge presumed front-runner and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Chafee served eight years in the U.S. Senate as a Republican, then changed his party affiliation to independent when he ran for governor of Rhode Island in 2010. In 2013, his last year in office, he changed his party affiliation to Democrat.