Ferguson shooter: It was ‘an accident’

Williams is accused of shooting the two officers early Thursday outside Ferguson's police station.

Ferguson shooter: It was ‘an accident’

A man accused of shooting two officers last week in Ferguson was not targeting police or aiming at demonstrators at a late-night protest, his attorney said as he countered an earlier police description of the crime. Defense attorney Jerryl Christmas also suggested Monday that St. Louis County police may have used excessive force when arresting […]

Appeals court considers Marshals shooting case

Appeals court considers Marshals shooting case

An appeals court is deciding whether deputy U.S. marshals who shot and wounded a teenage driver eight years ago may be sued in federal court, a case that’s unfolding amid a national debate about police use of force and the legal protections afforded to law enforcement. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of […]

More security at Fort Bliss after VA clinic shooting

More security at Fort Bliss after VA clinic shooting

Four months after security was revamped at Fort Bliss, the sprawling West Texas Army post is again ramping up efforts after a shooting at a veterans clinic in which a former worker killed a psychologist before committing suicide. Fort Bliss increased random vehicle searches and checks of proper registration Wednesday, one day after the attack, […]

Memorial in the works for Giffords’ shooting

Memorial in the works for Giffords’ shooting

The rows of flowers, teddy bears and inspirational posters that once lined a parking lot where six were killed and 13, including former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords, were injured in a mass shooting have found a temporary home in a Tucson museum. But four years after the shooting of which Giffords was a target, a […]

Two open fire on LAPD police car

Two open fire on LAPD police car

Two men opened fire on a police car patrolling a tough part of Los Angeles, but the two officers inside were not injured and one was able to shoot back, authorities said. One suspect was later arrested and the other was on the loose. The shooting occurred Sunday night amid heightened tensions over attacks on […]

Prosecutor under fire for Ferguson outcome

Prosecutor under fire for Ferguson outcome

He criticized the media. He talked about witness testimony that didn’t match physical evidence. And he did it at night, as a city already on edge waited to learn if a grand jury would indict a white Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old. St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch […]

Obama urges calm, says law has spoken

Obama urges calm, says law has spoken

President Barack Obama appealed for calm and understanding in Ferguson on Monday after a grand jury decided not to indict in the death of Michael Brown, pleading with both residents and police officers to show restraint. “We are a nation built on the rule of law, so we need to accept that this decision was […]

Fifth teenager dies from Washington state shooting

Fifth teenager dies from Washington state shooting

A fifth teenager has died as a result of a Washington state high school shooting two weeks ago that began when a student opened fire in the cafeteria. Harborview Medical Center in Seattle said 15-year-old Andrew Fryberg died Friday evening of his wounds. Zoe Galasso, 14, was killed during the shooting Oct. 24, by a […]

Another victim dies from Washington school shooting

Another victim dies from Washington school shooting

Another of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting has died, raising to four the number of fatalities after a student opened fire in a cafeteria a week ago. Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, 14, died late Friday afternoon, officials at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett said. Zoe Galasso, 14, was killed during the […]

9-year-old guns down firearms instructor

Indoor shooting ranges with high-powered weapons have become a popular attraction.

9-year-old guns down firearms instructor

The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in the U.S.: gun tourism. With gun laws keeping high-powered weapons out of reach for most people — especially those outside the U.S. — indoor shooting […]