BEND, Ore. (AP) — The Facebook page of a local brewery lit up with condemnations: Loyal beer drinkers said the brewers were greedy "sellouts." Some fans threatened to boycott the brand. One declared he would stop wearing a T-shirt promoting the beer.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In one version of a story Dec. 9 about the first death of a female Philadelphia firefighter in the line of duty, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a female firefighter killed last year in Houston was also that department's first to die in the line of duty. At least one other female firefighter died battling a blaze in Houston, in 2000.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio lawmakers on Wednesday removed a provision from a death penalty bill that doctors and drugmakers warned could have led to shortages of a key drug and set anesthesiology back 20 years.
By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Civil rights activists and some police chiefs are warning that the Obama administration's proposal to help local police departments buy 50,000 body cameras must come with firm rules on how to use the equipment. They say that without proper oversight to address potential misuse, such as when police turn off their cameras during brutal acts, the wide deployment of the equipment could undermine efforts to build trust in police departments across the country. Last week, President Barack Obama announced a $75 million plan to help police departments buy body cameras after a state grand jury decided not to indict a white officer in Ferguson, Missouri, for the shooting death of an unarmed black teen, sparking protests and conversations about excessive force and racial bias in policing. Obama's plan, which requires congressional approval, calls for departments to undergo training, receive guidance on best practices from the Department of Justice and submit a plan of use for approval.