• Chicago Man charged in slaying of basketball standout

    CHICAGO (AP) — Murder charges have been filed against a Chicago man in the shooting death this week of a former Chicago high school basketball standout.

  • Ex-NY Giant Petitgout gets probation for assaulting his wife

    HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A former New York Giants player who assaulted his estranged wife at their New Jersey home has been sentenced to one year of probation.

  • Police: Girl, 14, slits teen’s throat in hope of first kill

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A 14-year-old Wisconsin girl tried to kill her brother’s girlfriend, slitting her throat and telling her during the attack that she was a psychopath looking for her first kill, according to investigators.

  • The Latest: Mother says no sign daughter was planning attack

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The latest on a 14-year-old northwestern Wisconsin girl accused of slitting her brother’s girlfriend’s throat (all times local):

  • This undated file handout photo provided by the Waller County Sheriff's Office shows Sandra Bland. A police officer in the small Texas town where Bland was pulled over and jailed says the county's top prosecutors threatened to end his career if he came forward with what he says is evidence of wrongdoing. (Waller County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

    Officer says prosecutors silenced him in Sandra Bland case

    DALLAS (AP) — A police officer in the small Texas town where Sandra Bland, a black woman who later died in a jail cell, was pulled over says the county’s top prosecutors threatened to end his career if he came forward with what he says is evidence of wrongdoing, an accusation the prosecutors deny.

  • In this Oct. 28, 2013 aerial file photo, workers use backhoes to remove rubble during the demolition of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where gunman Adam Lanza killed 20 children and six adult educators on Dec. 14, 2012. An open house for the new school, erected on the same site, is set for Friday, July 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

    Sandy Hook school opening to public, 4 years after massacre

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — When the public gets its first glimpse Friday of the school built to replace the one where 20 first-graders and six educators were massacred, they’ll see a building designed to be attractive, environmentally friendly, conducive to learning and, above all, safe.

  • Boxer Adrien Broner denied early release from Ohio jail

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Boxer Adrien Broner won’t be released early from a 30-day jail sentence for contempt of court.

  • San Diego Police heavily armed police officers surround a house about a half-mile away, urging a man inside to surrender in San Diego Friday, July 29, 2016. One San Diego police officer was killed and another was wounded in a shootout following a late-night traffic stop, Friday night. A suspect was wounded and taken into custody a short time later and hours later police surrounded the home as they searched for man described as a possible accomplice. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

    Police: 1 San Diego cop killed, another wounded in shooting

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two San Diego police officers were shot — one fatally — after a late-night stop turned into a gunfight, triggering a manhunt that led to the capture of one wounded suspect in a ravine and an hours-long SWAT standoff Friday that ended after officers detained a second man who may have been involved.

    Updated: 7:29 pm

  • Before cop shooting, 911 caller wrongly said man was armed

    AVENTURA, Fla. (AP) — The tape of a 911 call shows that a passing driver wrongly told North Miami police that an autistic man was in the street threatening to kill himself with a gun.

  • Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby, right, holds a news conference near the site where Freddie Gray was arrested after her office dropped the remaining charges against three Baltimore police officers awaiting trial in Gray's death, in Baltimore, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. The decision by prosecutors comes after a judge had already acquitted three of the six officers charged in the case. At left is Gray's father, Richard Shipley. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

    Baltimore’s far from done despite collapse of criminal case

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Many of this city’s deepest challenges remain unresolved after the collapse of the criminal case against six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, the young black man whose broken neck in police custody caused so much upheaval. Here’s a look at the to-do lists of those involved.