WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Relatives of a legally armed black musician who was fatally shot by a police officer while waiting for a tow truck said Thursday that after meeting with prosecutors they remain leery but are also more hopeful about the decision to present the case to a grand jury.
EASTERN DESERT, Egypt (AP) — Off the off-road tracks deep in Egypt's eastern desert, prospectors are ramping up the hunt for the treasure once revered by the Pharaohs as the "skin of the gods" — gold.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's office has received subpoenas from both state and federal prosecutors, according to the mayor's chief legal adviser, as investigators pursue a series of coordinated corruption probes that extend from City Hall to the police department. "City Hall has been subpoenaed by the New York County District Attorney's Office and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District and we are fully cooperating with the investigation," said the mayor's counsel, Maya Wiley, in a statement. De Blasio has said his administration committed no wrongdoing and is cooperating fully with investigators, a stance he repeated on Thursday.
A $1.8 million civil lawsuit filed by a victim of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert, convicted of a financial crime linked to sexual abuse of high school wrestlers decades ago, can proceed, an Illinois judge ruled on Thursday. Hastert, 74, once one of the country's most powerful politicians, was sentenced on Wednesday to 15 months in federal prison. During the sentencing hearing, Hastert acknowledged sexually abusing boys when he was a teacher and coach in his hometown of Yorkville, Illinois.
The chief of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said on Thursday her agency released 19,723 undocumented immigrants last year who had been convicted of crimes, drawing a volley of criticism from Republican lawmakers. In a heated exchange at a congressional hearing into crime committed by illegal immigrants, Republicans grilled top Obama administration immigration official Sarah Saldana. The issue is at the heart of Republican demands for tighter control of U.S. borders and has often featured in rhetoric over immigration in the 2016 presidential election campaign.
PIKETON, Ohio (AP) — From her house on Union Hill Road, Brittany Barker heard the first sirens first thing in the morning. She looked out and saw four police vehicles rush past. That was only the beginning.
By Paul Lienert DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. consumers who are under 40 are more open than older people to self-driving cars and their underlying systems, according to a survey released on Thursday by J.D. Power. The 2016 U.S. Tech Choice Study found that 56 percent of Gen Y buyers - born 1977-1994 - said they trust self-driving technology, compared with 41 percent for Gen X - born 1965-1976 and 23 percent of Baby Boomers -born 1946-1964. "'Will they pay?' is always the key question," said Kristin Kolodge, J.D. Power's executive director of driver interaction and human machine interface (HMI) research.
(Reuters) - Authorities in Minnesota obtained a search warrant in connection with the death of pop star Prince and also won a court order to keep the findings secret, documents showed Thursday. Chief Deputy Jason Kamerud of the Carver County, Minnesota, sheriff's office cited intense media scrutiny surrounding the death of the 57-year-old performer, in his request for a state district court judge to seal the warrant. Prince, whose full name was Prince Rogers Nelson, died at his home, a compound known as Paisley Park, in suburban Minneapolis on April 21.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The chancellor of the University of California, Davis says politics are driving the decision to put her on paid leave while the university investigates her treatment of relatives that work at the campus and whether she lied about the school's hiring of online image consultants.
MIAMI (AP) — The largest police agency in Florida is outfitting 1,000 of its officers with pager-sized body cameras over the next few months in the state's biggest such deployment to date, officials announced Thursday.