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Man had object in hands when officer fired, Calif. police say

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:58:43 GMT

Protesters have gathered near the scene of an officer-involved shooting in El Cajon, California.(image)

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Opinion: What cops need

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:00:15 GMT

The two major party presidential candidates have very different views on how to address the use of deadly force by police officers in situations like the recent shootings in Tulsa and Charlotte. Hillary Clinton wants national standards for how and when police officers should use deadly force. Donald Trump wants more "stop and frisk." One proposal will likely reduce the improper use of deadly force, the other will almost certainly increase it.(image)

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Changing how cops respond to mental illness

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:02:20 GMT

At 18, Keith Vidal was a normal teenager, his mom said -- a good kid and funny guy who liked basketball, played the drums and enjoyed the beach.(image)

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Cops get less training than these other jobs

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:03:19 GMT

While covering the recent protests in Charlotte, we met Derrick Jacobs, who said he had to go through more training to become a barber than a police officer does.(image)

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What we now know about the Charlotte killing

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:00:17 GMT

It's been a week since a Charlotte, North Carolina, police officer shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott.(image)

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Opinion: Was it necessary to shoot Keith Lamont Scott?

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:52:21 GMT

To say the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott is a difficult case for even the most responsible prosecutor is an understatement, writes Laura Coates.(image)

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At least 2 children shot at SC elementary school

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 03:00:12 GMT

At least two children were shot Wednesday at an elementary school in Townville, South Carolina, Anderson County EMS Director Scott Stoller told CNN.(image)

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Pepe the Frog named hate symbol

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:35:28 GMT

Beloved internet meme Pepe the Frog has gone through various incarnations over the years, reflecting a range of emotions.(image)

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Senate votes to overturn Obama veto

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:56:39 GMT

The Senate voted Wednesday to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill that would allow victims and families of 9/11 to sue Saudi Arabia for its alleged role in the terrorist attack 15 years ago.(image)

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Kaepernick: America's not yet great

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:41:08 GMT

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick didn't hold back Tuesday when he was asked by CNN about the first presidential debate.(image)

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Federal and state lapses allow illegal gun sales

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:00:21 GMT

Shortcomings at federal and state agencies allow sales of firearms to people prohibited from buying them, a Justice Department inspector general probe found.(image)

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65 tons of chicken nuggets recalled

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:19:05 GMT

Tyson Foods is voluntarily recalling more than 130,000 pounds of cooked chicken nuggets because they may contain hard plastic, the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety Inspection Service said Tuesday.(image)

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DHS: 18 states seeking help securing elections

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:29:53 GMT

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told a Senate hearing Tuesday that 18 states have taken up his agency's offer to help improve cyber security for their election systems, in the wake of suspected breaches blamed on Russian hackers.(image)

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Firefighter killed in house explosion

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:28:10 GMT

A 17-year New York fire department veteran was killed Tuesday after an explosion sent parts of a home's roof raining down onto firefighters, police officers and utility workers, authorities said.(image)

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Obama's clean power plan challenged in court

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:14:29 GMT

Ten judges on a powerful federal appeals court in Washington heard three and a half hours of arguments Tuesday morning concerning a cornerstone of President Barack Obama's legacy on the environment: the Clean Power Plan.(image)

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Dozens rescue girl from flipped SUV

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:58:42 GMT

Dozens of strangers, wearing everything from suits to shorts and flip-flops, came together over the weekend to rescue a 9-year-old girl trapped beneath a flipped-over SUV near Tampa, Florida.(image)

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These states block access to police body cam footage

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:30:45 GMT

Just because an officer videotapes a controversial encounter doesn't necessarily mean you'll ever get to see it.(image)

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Thousands evacuate Cedar Rapids

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:11:15 GMT

Thousands of Iowans are taking no chances in advance of what could be one of the worst floods in the state's history.(image)

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Gunman with Nazi emblems injured 9

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:12:03 GMT

The suspect in a shooting in southwest Houston was pronounced dead after a shootout with police, Acting Police Chief Martha Montalvo told reporters.(image)

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Trump's trouble with women

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:51:35 GMT

As Hillary Clinton on Monday night reeled off a litany of insults he had leveled against women through the years, including some nasty nicknames for a former Miss Universe, Donald Trump leaned into his microphone and asked repeatedly, "Where did you find this? Where did you find this?"(image)

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Is Clinton winning over Obama's coalition?

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:37:54 GMT

Hillary Clinton had a question for the energetic, young and diverse crowd she greeted at a North Carolina rally Tuesday: "Did anybody see that debate last night?"(image)

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The first debate in under 2 minutes

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:05:42 GMT

The best moments from the highly anticipated first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.(image)

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