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Ex-Chicago cop arrested on drug charges after 15 years on the run

A 15-year international manhunt for a former Chicago police sergeant facing federal drug conspiracy charges ended Tuesday after the man was arrested in Detroit.
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 02:39:00 GMT

Petitions calling for firing prof for provocative 'dead cop' tweet gain steam

Two separate online petitions calling for the firing of a New York professor who tweeted that it is a privilege to have “future dead cops” as students have gathered a total of more than 1,000 signatures so far.
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:15:00 GMT

Michigan sued after gay couples are rejected for adoption

The American Civil Liberties Union says Michigan is illegally allowing faith-based groups to reject gay couples who want to adopt kids or become foster parents.
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:12:04 GMT

Court asked to dismiss cases tied to former drug lab chemist

A petition is asking the highest court in Massachusetts to dismiss every case connected to a former state chemist who authorities say was high almost every day she went to work at a state drug lab for eight years.
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:06:45 GMT

The Latest: Witness: Man said blogger deserved beheading

The Latest on the trial of a Massachusetts man accused of participating in a plot to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller (all times local): 4:45 p.m.
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:06:37 GMT

Ohio State University 'privilege' workshop says only white people can be racist

If your skin color is white, only you can be a racist, and it’s impossible for you to be a victim. That’s reportedly the message coming out of a workshop held at Ohio State University Tuesday aimed to teach white students about their "privilege" and how not to act racist.
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:00:00 GMT

Hurricane Maria destroys hundreds of homes, knocks out power across Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria, now a Category 3 storm considered the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years, has left hundreds of homes destroyed and knocked out power to the entire island of 3.4 million people.
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:58:00 GMT

The Latest: Kansas shooting suspect owed $400,000 in taxes

The Latest on the shooting of a Department of Revenue employee in Wichita, Kansas (all times local): 10:35 a.m.
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:57:29 GMT

Pennsylvania man who sexually assaulted six girls 'gifted' to him sentenced

A Pennsylvania man convicted of sexually assaulting six girls he was “gifted” from the same family was sentenced to 30 to 87 years in prison Wednesday in Bucks County court.
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:53:00 GMT

Soft soil makes Mexico City shake like it was built on jelly

The soft soil that lines the ancient lake bed that Mexico City is built on amplified the shaking from Tuesday's earthquake and increased its destructive force, seismologists say as they try to better understand the quake that has killed more than 200 people.
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:51:47 GMT

Mueller investigators seek documents from the White House

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators is seeking information from the White House related to Michael Flynn's stint as national security adviser and about the administration's response to a meeting at Trump Tower last year.
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:43:45 GMT