The city of Chicago, which has seen weeks of protests calling for Mayor Rahm Emanuel's resignation over police shootings of black citizens, said on Wednesday it had dropped its opposition to the release of videos showing the killing of a black teenager. The videos, which could be released on Thursday, show the shooting death of Cedrick Chatman, 17, in January 2013. Chatman's mother sued the city in federal court, and a judge was set to rule on Thursday on whether or not to allow the release of the videos.
Omar Faraj Saeed Al-Hardan, 24, was charged with offering his services and material support to the militant group, according to an indictment unsealed last week. Al-Hardan was granted legal permanent residency status in the United States in August 2011, though he is not yet a U.S. citizen.
BURNS, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon rancher whose cattle graze next to the national wildlife refuge that an armed group is occupying says he didn't give them permission to enter his property and remove part of a fence.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although crimes including murder and rape are up across the board in Los Angeles, the city is still far less violent than it has been in the past, city leaders said Wednesday as they released citywide statistics for 2015.
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Bernie Sanders casts himself as the voice of anti-establishment politics, fueling his insurgent rise in the Democratic primaries as a principled fighter unwilling to compromise for political gain.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The mentally unstable gunman who shot up a Louisiana movie theater last summer left a rambling, hate-filled journal in which he called the U.S. a "filth farm," railed against women, gays and blacks, and thanked a man accused of killing nine churchgoers in South Carolina for his "wake up call."
The fate of the 390 inmates on Florida's death row was uncertain after the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down the state's capital punishment sentencing process. Two upcoming executions, scheduled for February and March, could be affected as the Florida Supreme Court agreed to consider arguments on whether the ruling by the U.S. high court applied retroactively. The American Bar Association said Florida should hold off on pending executions until the courts and lawmakers have addressed the fallout from the ruling.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — In a story Jan. 12 about developments in the case of Tonya Couch, The Associated Press reported erroneously that her son is contesting his extradition from Mexico. Ethan Couch is contesting his deportation from Mexico.