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Michigan authorities drop all criminal charges relating to Flint water crisis

Officials effectively rebooted a criminal investigation that began in 2016. → Read More

Former Broward sheriff’s deputy who did not confront Parkland shooter arrested, charged with neglect

Scot Peterson, the ex-deputy, has been charged with 11 counts related to his actions that day. → Read More

Fearing active shooters, employers turn to workers to monitor their peers

How companies are trying to prevent, not just react to, attacks in the workplace → Read More

New Hampshire abolishes death penalty after lawmakers override governor

The vote makes New Hampshire the 21st state to abandon capital punishment. → Read More

Prison and jail populations decline again, Justice Department report shows

The incarceration rate in 2017 fell to its lowest level since 1997, the report stated. → Read More

‘Infatuated’ with the Columbine shooting, she flew to Colorado and bought a gun

But instead of hurting others, authorities say, 18-year-old Sol Pais killed herself. → Read More

Chinese woman who breached Mar-a-Lago security expected in court after indictment

Authorities say Yujing Zhang lied to a Secret Service agent, and the hearing may decide whether she will stay in jail as her case progresses. Her ability to enter the club heightened questions about security in a place where guests can be in the same room as the president. → Read More

New Hampshire, after failed attempts, looks poised to abolish the death penalty

The state is the only one in New England to retain capital punishment. → Read More

After Pittsburgh synagogue attack, Jewish groups, security officials prepare to confront future violence

Amid the rise in white nationalism, a novel planning exercise asks: ‘When again?’ → Read More

Supreme Court declines to stop Trump administration’s ban on bump stocks

The justices had been asked to delay the ban, which outlaws devices like the ones used in the 2017 Las Vegas massacre. → Read More

Jussie Smollett case prompts criticism from prosecutors and Trump amid questions about dropped charges

Prosecutors have defended their decision to drop charges against the ‘Empire’ star. → Read More

Bump stock ban takes effect as opponents await word from Supreme Court

While one justice rejected a request to delay the ban, another was still pending Tuesday, the day it took effect. → Read More

Cesar Sayoc expected to plead guilty to mailing explosive devices to Trump critics

Federal authorities have accused the Florida man of committing “a domestic terrorist attack.” → Read More

False alarms, real fear: Even without gunfire, active shooter alerts create terror

In an age of massacres, false reports still traumatize people worried about becoming victims in the next attack. → Read More

Emergencies declared across Midwest amid ‘historic’ flooding

Forecasters warned of 'major and historical river flooding' as governors declared states of emergency. → Read More

Echoes of prior bloodshed seen in New Zealand massacre

In mass attack after mass attack, perpetrators studied their predecessors before the carnage. The latest is no exception. → Read More

Most states have the death penalty. Few actually carry out executions.

California’s moratorium on executions highlights a growing resistance to the death penalty in many states. → Read More

Judge: Prosecutors’ deal with Jeffrey Epstein in molestation case violated law, misled victims

The ruling is sharply critical of how prosecutors, including future Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, handled a non-prosecution agreement with billionaire Jeffrey Epstein. → Read More

Trump’s emergency declaration to pay for border wall faces a lengthy court battle

Judges will probably decide how much deference to give presidential power and what, if any, evidence Trump needs to support his claims. → Read More

After Parkland massacre, a death penalty case and multiple investigations examine what happened

The rampage led to multiple examinations of what happened before, during and after the carnage. → Read More