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Before 2 p.m. Eastern time, flight-tracking service FlightAware.com reported that 1,500 Thursday flights within the U.S. had been scrapped, with the largest numbers at Fort Lauderdale and Miami.
The Oregon Supreme Court on Thursday dealt a blow to the practice by Portland police and U.S. postal inspectors of pulling packages from the mail stream to investigate them for drugs or drug money.

NORWOOD, Mass. - The U.S. Attorney was on foot patrol in Norwood Thursday, seeing what the police department is doing to build better relationships with residents.
FILE - In this April 20, 2013 file photo, members of a crowd numbering tens of thousands smoke marijuana at the Denver 4/20 pro-marijuana rally at Civic Center Park in Denver.
The Chattanooga police Department was recognized for its retention efforts, using community partnerships and stakeholder engagement to help retain officers of color and women by better understanding the unique challenges they face in the profession.

Outrage over the deaths of Terence Crutcher in Tulsa, Okla., and Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C., had barely begun to subside when yet another police shooting, of Alfred Olango in El Cajon, Calif., again generated national headlines. A familiar ...
Kayden Culp, a 10-year-old special needs boy from Kerrville, Texas, was set on fire this past Sunday, October 2, and police have charged another juvenile with first-degree arson, the Associated Press reports.
NASHUA - New Hampshire's opioid crisis took center stage Wednesday night when U.S. Attorney Emily Gray Rice addressed members of the neighborhood crime watch group meeting at Temple Beth Abraham on Raymond Street.
In India, police say they have unearthed a massive scam that involved bogus call center workers in Mumbai masquerading as U.S. tax officials and duping American citizens of millions of dollars. police believe there is a possibility of similar frauds ...
During the annual event on Tuesday, the rapper performed "We Will Not" from his latest his EP "Us or Else," which addresses issues surrounding social justice and police brutality. T.I. paid homage to the Black Panther Party by wearing all black and a ...
"If anything, it's just distracting us from the real ordinary threats that we face in our everyday lives." Rich Hanley, a journalism professor and social media expert at Quinnipiac University, which also had a clown scare this week, said the fear is ...
"It is unacceptable that the Washington Post and the Guardian newspaper from the U.K. are becoming the lead source of information about violent encounters between (U.S.) police and civilians," FBI Director James Comey said in 2015. "You can get online ...
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Monday that Dallas police are getting $3.1 million from a Justice Department community policing grant to hire 25 officers.
With about five weeks to go before the November election, the Cleveland police Patrolman's Association is looking to make its own endorsement in the U.S. Presidential race. The organization's members (1450, according to their website) are due to ...
U.S. authorities tried twice to deport the unarmed black man fatally shot by police in El Cajon, California, but his native Uganda refused to take him.

The police video footage of the last moments of 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis's life shows deputy marshals firing a barrage of bullets at his father's S.U.
A police officer in the Californian city of San Diego shot and killed a mentally ill black man who was unarmed after his sister called authorities for assistance when he began acting strangely.
There have been reports since this summer from around the US of people dressed in clown costumes yielding weapons and trying to lure children.
The strike in Nangarhar province, on the eastern border with Pakistan, killed 18 people, 15 of them militants and three civilians, said Mohammed Ali, police chief of Achin district where the attack occurred. "They were in a house to visit someone who ...
police officers sometimes must make split-second decisions, under pressure, about whether or not to fire their weapon. It's not an easy job.
In this image made from an Oct. 11, 2011 video made available by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Florida highway patrol Officer Donna Watts arrests Miami police Department Officer Fausto Lopez who was traveling at 120 ...
Mass surveillance of citizens without their knowledge is on the rise in America. This is the story of how one city fought back - and is teaching others how to do the same.
All of his victims survived but one person was critically wounded and five others hospitalised, Houston's Acting police Chief Martha Montalvo said. She described the shooter as a lawyer who was having problems at his law firm. When police responded to ...
And the head of the U.N. Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent has compared police killings of African Americans in the United States to lynchings. The comments come as protests continue in Charlotte, North Carolina, over the police ...
The amount of video footage capturing US police officers on the job is about to grow exponentially. The Department of Justice (DoJ) announced on Sept.
A drag on police morale stemming from the Laquan McDonald police shooting scandal is at least partly to blame for the surging gun violence in Chicago this year, U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon said in a speech Monday. Speaking to the City Club of Chicago, ...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott here on Tuesday afternoon has sparked outrage and concern, and set off, once again, a national conversation about the treatment of minorities by the police. The details of the case have ...
police killings of black people in the United States are reminiscent of lynchings and the government must do far more to protect them, a United Nations working group says in a report that will be debated at the U.N.
Mourners exit funeral services for Tyre King, the 13-year-old Ohio boy who was fatally shot by Columbus police, Saturday, Sept.
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. - For years, Tyshawn Marshall had dreamed of a life of service in the military, a relative said in tears. The 20-year-old was at the parking lot of ...
In Charlotte, North Carolina, police announced Saturday they would release body cam and dash cam footage from the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott ...
They saw marijuana and a weapon in Scott's car and said believed, "this is a safety issue for us and the public," the police chief said. He said Scott was shot after he did not follow police commands to drop his weapon. "At every encounter, people can ...
police cordoned off at least three city blocks late Saturday and were keeping bystanders away as the police commissioner stood with detectives at the scene.
Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a duo that impersonated police officers, pulled people over, and robbed them.
the suspect in the Washington state mall shooting immigrated from Turkey, but is a legal permanent resident in the United States, authorities said. .... "We went in the back where we have a door ... and we just stayed there until they told us to ...
police in Charlotte have released video footage of the fatal shooting of Keith Scott, the 43-year-old father of seven whose killing sparked days of protests in the US city and reignited rage over the use of lethal force against black men. A dashboard ...
Periodically police violence involving an African-American victim garners national attention. Many believe the police treat them unfairly, and police violence is at the heart of their concern about unequal justice. A spate of questionable fatal ...
The suspected gunman entered the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington, about 65 miles north of Seattle, and 10 minutes later, at about 7 p.m.
Last week, not far from where those haunting events took place, the streets of Tulsa were calm after a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black motorist.
police killings of black people in the United States are reminiscent of lynchings and the government must do far more to protect them, a United Nations working group says in a report that will be debated at the U.N.
As far back as 1896, the U.S. Supreme Court in Allen v. United States stated that "the law is entirely well settled that the flight of the accused is competent evidence against him as having a tendency to establish his guilt.
Kevin Lane, left, and Kenny Eaves take part in a vigil for the victims of the Thomas & Betts plant shooting, Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, in Athens, Tenn.
Kentucky police have arrested a man dressed as a clown lurking in a wooded area amid a wave of clown reports in at least six US states. Jonathan Martin, 20, was charged with wearing a mask in a public place and disorderly conduct in Middlesboro. He was ...
Chicago - Faced with intensifying pressure to solve this city's cascading violence, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday evening laid out what he described as a comprehensive plan for public safety: more police, more mentors, more jobs. Rarely in Mr.
police killings of black people in the United States are reminiscent of lynchings and the government must do far more to protect them, a United Nations working group says in a report that will be debated at the U.N.
As the nation's unrest continues over police brutality, T.I. has released his Us or Else EP addressing the repeated deaths of unarmed black citizens in America at the lawman's gun.
Eleven cities across the US have partnered with 13 organizations to push for community control over police surveillance, seeking to restrict or ban the use of snooping technology.
police in Washington are investigating reports of a vehicle containing a possible explosive device parked a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol. Few details were immediately available. Police and security personnel have sealed off streets near the vehicle ...


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