NEW YORK/CHICAGO (Reuters) - The murder case against a white Chicago police officer for killing a black teenager may turn on whether the officer can show that he feared for his life and that firing 16 times was reasonable under the circumstances, criminal defense experts said.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Several entrances and exits at the Port Authority bus terminal in New York City were briefly closed on Wednesday due to police activities, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said in a message on Twitter.
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A black college student in Washington state who said she felt threatened by racist and sexist messages targeting her on social media this week said on Wednesday she believed campus officials had not made her safety a priority.
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Barack Obama sought to reassure Americans they were safe as millions of travelers set off for the long Thanksgiving weekend on Wednesday and authorities stepped up security at airports in response to the attacks in Paris two weeks ago.
(Reuters) - A Connecticut man was found guilty on Wednesday on charges he ran a Ponzi scheme while he was a teenager in which he falsely promised high investment returns by reselling electronics online and promoting concerts.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago was calm on Wednesday, a day after the release of a graphic video showing the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white policeman who was charged with murder, a sharp contrast to the outbursts of violence in Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri, following the deaths of black people by police.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The handgun used in the slaying of a California artist killed while painting a mural in the city of Oakland had been stolen from the car of a federal immigration agent, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Wednesday.
(Reuters) - A woman who worked as a county government clerk in Ohio was fined $1,000 and given a nine-month suspended sentence for trashing a former supervisor's office cubicle with glitter, toilet tissue and "silly string," officials said on Wednesday.
(Reuters) - Bankrupt grocery chain Haggen said on Wednesday it had received court approval to sell 47 stores on the West Coast, most of which will go back to grocer powerhouse Albertsons, as part of a plan to emerge from Chapter 11.
PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - The Portland Police Bureau has taken a white patrolman off street duty after he complained on Twitter that a planned protest by Black Lives Matter civil rights activists would make him stay late at work to "babysit these fools."
MIAMI (Reuters) - A jury found a Florida man guilty of second-degree murder on Wednesday after he killed his wife and posted a photo of her blood-spattered, lifeless body on Facebook, according to a circuit court spokeswoman in Miami-Dade County.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - General Motors Co and its law firm need not turn over privileged documents to drivers hoping to show that the automaker intended to commit a crime or fraud by concealing defective ignition switches in their vehicles, a Manhattan federal judge ruled on Wednesday.
SAN JUAN (Reuters) - As Puerto Rico's debt crisis takes its toll on the U.S. territory's economy, Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla is losing support within his own party, increasing the chances he won't seek reelection next November.
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A quarter century after her disappearance in southeastern Texas, authorities said on Wednesday they have unearthed what they think are the remains of a 15-year-old girl in a shallow grave about 20 miles from the rural store where she was last seen.
MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Three white men were being held on Wednesday by Minneapolis police and prosecutors were weighing charges against them in connection with the shooting of five people protesting the shooting of an unarmed black man.
Pro-abortion Democrats continued their attack today of a Congressional panel that will begin investigating whether abortion businesses such as Planned Parenthood are illegally selling aborted babies' body parts and changing abortion procedures to harvest them. Republicans recently gave the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives, chaired by pro-life Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, a budget of $300,000 [...]