Police video footage shows the violent arrest of a black elementary school teacher and also a scene afterward, when another white officer tells the teacher that cops are wary of blacks because of their "violent tendencies" and "intimidating" appearance.
Americans increasingly favor tougher gun laws by margins that have grown wider after a steady drumbeat of shootings in recent months, but they also are pessimistic that change will happen anytime soon, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.
The Associated Press-GfK poll on guns was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications July 7 to July 11. It is based on online interviews of 1,009 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel.
Leslie Van Houten, the youngest member of the Manson "family" to take part in a series of gruesome California murders in 1969, has been denied freedom again — her past overshadowing her decades as a model prisoner.
California Gov. Jerry Brown denied parole Friday for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson who is serving a life sentence for killing a wealthy grocer and his wife more than 40 years ago.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's sweeping executive order restoring the voting rights of more than 200,000 felons is unconstitutional, the state's highest court ruled Friday, siding with Republican lawmakers who said the governor overstepped his authority.