• Donald Trump Jun 12, 2019

    Rep. Omar Filed Joint Tax Returns Before She Married Husband

    Minnesota campaign finance officials said last week that U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar misused campaign funds in violation of state rules. They also revealed that she had filed joint tax returns with her husband years before they were legally married and at a time when she was married to another man. The revelation put the freshman representative under more scrutiny from...

  • Donald Trump Jun 12, 2019

    Rep. Omar Filed Joint Tax Returns Before She Married Husband

    Minnesota campaign finance officials said last week that U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar misused campaign funds in violation of state rules. They also revealed that she had filed joint tax returns with her husband years before they were legally married and at a time when she was married to another man. The revelation put the freshman representative under more scrutiny from...

  • Donald Trump Jun 12, 2019

    Jury Deadlocked Over Activist Who Aided Migrants at Border

    A U.S. jury could not reach a verdict Tuesday against a border activist charged with conspiracy to transport and harbor migrants in a trial that humanitarian aid groups said would have wide implications on their work. Defense attorneys argued that Scott Daniel Warren, a 36-year-old college geography instructor, was simply being kind by providing two migrants with water, food and...

  • Minnesota May 3, 2019

    Minneapolis to Pay $20M to Family of 911 Caller Slain by Cop

    The city of Minneapolis will pay $20 million to the family of an unarmed woman fatally shot by a police officer when she approached his squad car after calling 911 to report a possible crime, city leaders announced Friday. Mayor Jacob Frey and City Council members detailed the settlement just three days after a jury convicted Mohamed Noor of murder...

  • Minnesota May 2, 2019

    Minneapolis Police Officer's Conviction in Deadly Shooting Prompts Questions About Race

    It’s believed to be the first time a Minnesota police officer has been convicted of murder for an on-duty shooting. With no video of Mohamed Noor shooting Justine Rusczyk Damond and conflicting testimony about the moments leading up to her death, some activists and community leaders have said race was a factor in this case from the start. The victim...

  • Governor Mar 6, 2019

    Arizona Prosecutor Says Uber Not Criminally Liable in Crash

    An Arizona prosecutor has determined that Uber is not criminally liable in a crash last year in which one of its self-driving SUVs fatally struck a pedestrian in suburban Phoenix. But it’s not known whether prosecutors are considering charges against the driver in the March 18 crash in Tempe that was first fatality in the country involving a self-driving vehicle.

  • Governor Nov 19, 2018

    ‘I Was Not Victorious”: Sen. Nelson Concedes Senate Race to Gov. Scott

    Sen. Bill Nelson has conceded the U.S. Senate race in Florida to outgoing Republican Gov. Rick Scott.

  • JUDGE Sep 28, 2018

    Trial Date Set for Murder Case Against Ex-Cop

    Prosecutors can use a former Minneapolis police officer’s psychological records against him when he goes on trial next year for fatally shooting an unarmed Australian woman who had called 911, a judge ruled Thursday. Hennepin County District Judge Kathryn Quaintance set a trial date of April 1 after finding that there is probable cause for the criminal case to proceed...

  • Arizona Sep 27, 2018

    ‘Hard-Hitting Attorney' to Question Kavanaugh, Accuser

    A sex-crimes prosecutor tapped by Senate Republicans to question Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh about allegations of sexual assault could have a tough time in such a contentious political environment, Arizona attorneys who know her said Wednesday....
    But her boss says Rachel Mitchell is a hard-hitting attorney who is used to handling high-profile cases and is one of the few prosecutors...

  • attorney Sep 16, 2018

    Man Charged with Killing of 2 Missing Arizona Girls

    A registered sex offender jailed since last year has been charged in the kidnapping and killing of two Arizona girls who went missing in 2012 and 2014, authorities announced Saturday. Christopher Matthew Clements, 36, was indicted on Friday by a grand jury on 21 criminal counts, including murder and kidnapping charges in the deaths of 6-year-old Isabel Celis and 13-year-old...

  • Governor Sep 2, 2018

    2-State Effort Aimed at Freeing Mentally Challenged Woman

    Supporters of a mentally challenged woman convicted in two states in the 1994 kidnapping and killing of two elderly women say she was actually a victim of the men involved in the crime and are pushing for her release.

  • Mayor Jul 30, 2018

    No Charges for Minn. Police Officers in Shooting of Black Man After Bodycam Footage Is Released

    Two Minneapolis police officers who shot and killed a black man were justified in using deadly force, a prosecutor announced Monday, saying the man was fleeing police and had turned toward them with a loaded gun before he was shot. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Thurman Blevins had refused commands to stop and show his hands, and was clearly...

  • Mayor Jul 30, 2018

    Minneapolis Releases Bodycam Footage of Police Fatally Shooting Thurman Blevins

    (Warning: Graphic Footage) The City of Minneapolis released body camera footage showing Minneapolis police officers Justin Schmidt and Ryan Kelly chasing and fatally shooting Thurman Blevins on June 23, 2018. Footage stabilized by the National Center for Audio & Video Forensics show what appears to be a gun in Blevins’ left hand during the chase.

  • Governor May 24, 2018

    Feds: Uber Self-Driving SUV Saw Pedestrian; Did Not Brake

    The autonomous Uber SUV that struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March spotted the woman about six seconds before hitting her, but did not stop because the system used to automatically apply brakes in potentially dangerous situations had been disabled, according to federal investigators.

  • attorney Apr 20, 2018

    Files Show Rising Alarm in Prince's Circle as Health Failed

    Some of Prince’s closest confidants had grown increasingly alarmed about his health in the days before he died and tried to get him help as they realized he had an opioid addiction — yet none were able to give investigators the insight they needed to determine where the musician got the fentanyl that killed him, according to investigative documents released...

  • California Apr 19, 2018

    Prosecutors to Announce Whether Anyone Will Be Charged in Prince's Death

    Prosecutors in the Minnesota county where Prince died will announce a decision on criminal charges following a two-year investigation into the music superstar’s death from an accidental fentanyl overdose.

  • attorney Mar 22, 2018

    Officials to Turn Over Prince Investigative Files to Family

    Prosecutors in the county where Prince was found dead have agreed to provide his siblings with investigative documents so the family can determine whether civil litigation is warranted, according to a stipulation filed in court Wednesday. The siblings and their attorneys must keep the information confidential, or could be held in contempt of court, the agreement says. A judge hasn’t...

  • attorney Mar 20, 2018

    Minneapolis Officer Charged With Murder in Shooting of Australian Woman

    A Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an unarmed Australian woman in July minutes after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault behind her home was charged Tuesday with murder and manslaughter. Officer Mohamed Noor turned himself in Tuesday after a warrant was issued for his arrest. He shot Justine Ruszczyk Damond, a 40-year-old life coach, on...

  • Law enforcement Sep 7, 2017

    Iowa Students Disciplined After Wearing Hoods, Burning Cross

    A southern Iowa high school said Wednesday it had disciplined several students who appeared in a photo on social media wearing white hoods and waving a Confederate flag next to a burning cross.

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