Attitudes, legal standards help make police convictions rare

Former Milwaukee police officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown, center, speaks with his attorney Jonathan Smith in Milwaukee County Court on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Milwaukee after being acquitted on first-degree reckless homicide charges in the killing of Sylville Smith. (Michael...

Juror: 2 holdouts in Bill Cosby’s trial refused to convict

FILE – In this Saturday, June 17, 2017, file photo, Bill Cosby exits the Montgomery County Courthouse after a mistrial was declared in his sexual assault trial in Norristown, Pa. Judge Steven O’Neill who presided over Cosby’s sexual assault trial is weighing...

Swift acquittal for former Milwaukee cop charged in shooting

Former Milwaukee police officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown appears in Milwaukee County Court on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Milwaukee. A jury on Wednesday acquitted Heaggan-Brown of first-degree reckless homicide in the killing of Sylville Smith, a 23-year-old black man, on Aug....

US airport stabbing investigated as terror; Canadian charged

Police officers gather at a terminal at Bishop International Airport, Wednesday morning, June 21, 2017, in Flint, Mich. Officials evacuated the airport Wednesday, where a witness said he saw an officer bleeding from his neck and a knife nearby on the ground. On Twitter, Michigan...

IS destroys iconic al-Nuri mosque in Mosul

FILE – In this Monday, June 8, 2009 file photo, residents walk past the crooked minaret in a busy market area in Mosul, Iraq. Iraq’s ministry of defense says Islamic State militants destroyed the al-Nuri mosque in Mosul and the adjacent iconic leaning minaret when...

Hockey great Dionne compliments Aly Raisman’s legs on stage

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Three-time Olympic gold medal gymnast Aly Raisman endured an awkward moment on stage at the NHL awards show after Hall of Fame hockey star Marcel Dionne complimented her legs. Raisman and Dionne were on stage together Wednesday night to present the Lady...

In Iowa, Trump rallies base, celebrates GOP resilience

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. This is Trump’s first visit to Iowa since the election. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Struggling to advance his agenda in...

Tyson adopting video checks, animal rights groups want more

AP Photo/Kelly Kissel PLUMERVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Tyson Foods on Wednesday unveiled a plan to stop abuses down on the farm, but an animal rights group that routinely distributes videos of disturbing practices of agricultural abuses said monitoring slaughterhouses won’t...

San Francisco to ban sales of vaping flavored liquid

AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco city supervisors unanimously approved a measure that bans the sale of flavored nicotine-laced liquid used in electronic cigarettes and flavored tobacco products – with city supervisors saying nicotine masked in...

Oklahoma officials, others dispute California climate claim

AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Officials from Oklahoma and several other states are asking California’s insurance commissioner to stop pressing companies to publicly disclose fossil fuel investments and divest from the coal industry, saying it only confuses...