Georgia sheriff charged in shooting of real estate agent

AP Photo LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia sheriff has been charged with reckless conduct in the shooting of a real estate agent as prosecutors look into his statement that he was conducting police training exercises at the time. Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill was charged...

States watching Medicaid standoff between Florida, Obama

MIAMI (AP) — The Obama administration rebuffed Florida’s Gov. Rick Scott’s proposal to extend federal funds for hospitals that treat the uninsured, increasing the pressure on states that have refused to expand coverage for low-income people under the president’s...

States watching Medicaid standoff between Florida, Obama

MIAMI (AP) — The Obama administration rebuffed Florida’s Gov. Rick Scott’s proposal to extend federal funds for hospitals that treat the uninsured, increasing the pressure on states that have refused to expand coverage for low-income people under the president’s...

Georgia sheriff charged in shooting of real estate agent

AP Photo LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia sheriff has been charged with reckless conduct in the shooting of a real estate agent as prosecutors look into his statement that he was conducting police training exercises at the time. Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill was charged...

In Seattle, ‘kayaktivists’ take on Arctic oil drilling

AP Photo/Elaine Thompson SEATTLE (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell wants to park two massive Arctic oil drilling rigs in Seattle’s waterfront – but the petroleum giant will have to get around protesters in kayaks and a mayor determined to take on climate change. The fast-approaching...

Author faces heckler at forum about book on Missoula rapes

AP Photo/Brennan Linsley MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Missoula audience gave the best-selling author of a book about the city’s mishandling of rape cases a standing ovation Wednesday and then booed a heckler who had elbowed his way to the stage and called Jon Krakauer a liar....

Los Angeles chief concerned after police kill homeless man

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Wednesday he has yet to see evidence that would justify one of his officers fatally shooting an unarmed homeless man near Venice Beach. Beck cautioned that his department’s investigation was just underway but...

Honolulu police use sex assault charge in prostitution sting

HONOLULU (AP) — About a dozen women arrested over the weekend in a Honolulu prostitution sting at massage parlors won’t be charged with prostitution. Instead, they face the more severe charge of sex assault. If convicted, the women would have to register as sex offenders...

Driver locks kids on school bus, lectures them on behavior

EL MIRAGE, Ariz. (AP) — A school bus driver has resigned from a suburban Phoenix district a week after he locked dozens of young students on the vehicle, berated them for their behavior and drove off while angry parents pounded on the door, demanding their children be let off....

Man accused of robbing bank posted video on social media

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A man arrested for robbing a bank posted a photo and videos of the theft on social media – but said he shouldn’t have been charged because he didn’t threaten anyone and politely asked for the money. Dominyk Antonio Alfonseca, 23, was...