CLEVELAND (AP) — A white Cleveland police officer had no choice but to fatally shoot a 12-year-old black boy carrying a pellet gun, an expert on police use of force said in a report released publicly Thursday by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office.
Three 19-year-old Missouri men have been charged with making terrorist threats on social media about shooting people at college campuses in the state, and two of them talked about targeting black people. One of the three, Hunter M. Park, of Lake St. Louis, who allegedly made threats against the University of Missouri, was denied bond on Thursday, and court documents said he expressed a "deep interest" in a recent Oregon school massacre. The others are Tyler Bradenberg, of St. Louis, and Connor Stottlemyre, a student at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, who police said were both charged on Thursday.
Jared Fogle's attorneys asked a judge for leniency Thursday, saying in court documents that the former Subway pitchman "is profoundly sorry" as he awaits sentencing on child pornography and sex-crime charges.
DENVER (AP) — Colorado officials say they didn't endorse an Environmental Protection Agency cleanup operation that caused a massive spill of toxic wastewater from an inactive mine, disputing a key claim by federal agencies that state experts signed off on the plan.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — One of the University of Missouri's first black law school graduates was appointed Thursday to lead the four-campus system through a tumultuous period of racial unrest, drawing praise from students who said he's well-equipped to confront the problems they felt his predecessor largely ignored.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah state officials are challenging a decision made by a Utah judge to a take a baby away from lesbian foster parents and place her with a heterosexual couple for the child's well-being.
A Cleveland police officer shot Tamir Rice after responding to a 911 call of a man brandishing a handgun outside a Cleveland recreation center on Nov. 22, 2014. Officer Timothy Loehmann shot Rice within seconds of arriving on the scene, and he died the next day. Loehmann and a second officer who responded to the call are white and Rice, who was playing with a replica gun at the time of the shooting, was black.
CHICAGO (AP) — Ford Motor Co. would invest $900 million in its assembly plant on Chicago's South Side and create about 200 new jobs under a tentative labor agreement between the automaker and United Auto Workers.