• St. Louis braces for more protests over cop’s acquittal

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protests turned violent for the second night on Saturday in reaction to the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man, as a small group of demonstrators refused to disperse, breaking windows and throwing objects at police in riot gear, who eventually moved in and made arrests.

  • Is there a suspect in prostitute deaths? Prosecutor is coy

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — For years, the thicket along a beach highway on Long Island held a horrible secret. Hidden from passing drivers were the skeletal remains of 10 people, mostly young women who had worked as prostitutes. Who killed them, and why, is a mystery that has vexed a slew of seasoned homicide detectives.

  • Sandusky’s son pleads guilty to child sex abuse allegations

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A son of former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky pleaded guilty Friday to charges he pressured a teenage girl to send him naked photos and asked her teen sister to give him oral sex.

  • University appeals order allowing Ohio man to play football

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday declined a university’s request to stop one of its football players convicted of rape as a teenager from playing on the team.

  • Latest: Chief appeals for calm after officer’s acquittal

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on acquittal of a white former police officer in the shooting death of a black man in St. Louis (all times local):

  • Entire Philippine city police sacked over killings, robbery

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine official on Friday ordered the relief of an entire city police force in metropolitan Manila after some of its members were suspected in the gruesome killings of three teenagers and were caught by closed circuit television robbing a house.

  • The Latest: Suspect in school shooting shows guns in videos

    ROCKFORD, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly school shooting in Washington state (all times local):

  • Ex-Hoosier Camion Patrick charged with criminal homicide

    ALCOA, Tenn. (AP) — Former Indiana football player Camion Patrick is one of four men facing criminal homicide charges in connection with the fatal stabbing of an 18-year-old from Tennessee.

  • Student sues Ohio college to play football this season

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A man convicted of rape as a teen who served nearly a year in a juvenile prison in a highly publicized Ohio case has sued Youngstown State University in federal court after the school allowed him to join the football team and then told him he couldn’t play this season after a female student circulated a petition asking that he be kept off the team.

  • School shooting: A gun jams, and a student tries to help

    ROCKFORD, Wash. (AP) — Caleb Sharpe rode the bus to his high school in a tiny Washington state town, carrying a black duffel bag. The 15-year-old walked to a second-floor hallway, pulled an assault weapon from the bag and tried to load it, authorities said.