CHICAGO | The Latest: McDonald relative calls sentence partial victory

CHICAGO —January 18, 2019— The Latest on the sentencing of the Chicago police officer who fired the shots that killed black teenager Laquan McDonald (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Laquan McDonald’s great-uncle says that although it’s a partial victory that the former Chicago police officer who killed the black teen received any prison time, it’s still … Continue reading CHICAGO | The Latest: McDonald relative calls sentence partial victory

BOGOTA, Colombia | Colombia asks Cuba to arrest ELN negotiators for car bombing

BOGOTA, Colombia—January 18, 2019—  Colombian President Ivan Duque on Friday pressed Cuba to arrest 10 peace negotiators from the National Liberation Army after his government blamed the leftist group for a car bombing against a police academy that left 21 dead and dozens more wounded. In a televised address, Duque said he had revoked a … Continue reading BOGOTA, Colombia | Colombia asks Cuba to arrest ELN negotiators for car bombing

CHICAGO | Officer who shot black teen sentenced to nearly 7 years

CHICAGO —January 18, 2019—  The white Chicago officer who gunned down a black teenager in 2014 was sentenced Friday to nearly seven years in prison, ending an explosive case that was centered on a graphic dashcam video and added fuel to debates about race and policing and law enforcement’s “code of silence.” Jason Van Dyke … Continue reading CHICAGO | Officer who shot black teen sentenced to nearly 7 years

PHOENIX | Facility where comatose woman gave birth faces new complaint

PHOENIX  —January 18, 2019— A long-term care facility where an Aizrona woman in a vegetative state was raped and gave birth said Friday that it’s investigating another patient’s allegation of physical abuse. Hacienda HealthCare officials said in a news release that the female patient accused a registered nurse and a certified caregiver, both women, of abuse. … Continue reading PHOENIX | Facility where comatose woman gave birth faces new complaint

WASHINGTON | Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to hold 2nd summit

WASHINGTON—January 18, 2019— President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try to broker a deal to coax the North to give up its nuclear weapons, the White House announced Friday. News of a second meeting with the reclusive North Korean leader came after Trump’s 90-minute meeting in … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to hold 2nd summit

CHICAGO | The Latest: Prosecutor says goal was justice, ‘not revenge’

CHICAGO—Jan 18, 2019— The Latest on the sentencing of the Chicago police officer who fired the shots that killed black teenager Laquan McDonald (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Jason Van Dyke’s lead attorney says the former Chicago police officer “truly felt great” and “was happy” with the nearly seven-year prison sentence he received for fatally … Continue reading CHICAGO | The Latest: Prosecutor says goal was justice, ‘not revenge’

TEMPE, Ariz. | Arizona police chief: Withhold judgment in death of teen

TEMPE, Ariz.—Jan 18, 2019— A suburban Phoenix police chief offered her condolences Friday to the family of a 14-year-old burglary suspect who was shot and killed by an officer, calling the boy’s death “tragic” but asking the public to withhold judgment until an investigation is completed. Tempe Police Chief Sylvia Moir said she called the … Continue reading TEMPE, Ariz. | Arizona police chief: Withhold judgment in death of teen

DAVIS, Calif. | ‘Perfect cop’: Thousands mourn rookie California officer

DAVIS, Calif. —Jan 18, 2019— A young Natalie Corona would run around the house in police gear and loved watching the show “Cops.” She always knew she wanted to be a police officer, her sister said Friday. Even before Corona joined the force a few months ago, she posted a Facebook tribute to the men … Continue reading DAVIS, Calif. | ‘Perfect cop’: Thousands mourn rookie California officer