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May 3, 2017

Woman drove around with newborn’s corpse: Cops

Tweet Police say and autopsy couldn’t determine if the baby was born alive. Online court records don’t list an attorney for Wheeler, but police say Wheeler told them she drove to an out-of-town hospital because she feared doctors would find out she had smoked crack cocaine and used heroin the …

North Korea confirms detention of U.S. citizen

It said he was being detained while authorities conduct a detailed investigation into his alleged crime. Kim Sang Dok, an accounting instructor at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, was “intercepted” at Pyongyang International Airport on April 22, according to the Korean Central News Agency. Tweet Kim previously taught Korean …

Two Chicago cops shot, wounded in drive-by

“I thought it was fireworks maybe, but around here you hear gunshots a lot,” he told the Chicago Sun-Times. “Next thing, cops are everywhere.” Print this story Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson was headed to the hospital. Report an error CHICAGO — Two Chicago police officers were shot and wounded late …

Officer who killed teen leaving party with brothers is fired

Tweet The police department’s latest statement, released Tuesday night, says officers entering the house heard gunshots ring out during a “chaotic scene with numerous people running away from the location.” As officers exited the house, they encountered the vehicle backing out onto a main road and driving away despite their …

Leak in line from gas well blamed in fatal Colorado blast

Fast-growing Colorado cities sometimes overlap with highly profitable oil and gas fields. The Legislature killed a proposal this year that would have increased the minimum distance between schools and new oil and gas facilities. Tweet The state will also investigate whether anyone broke laws or regulations in connection with the …

White ex-cop pleads guilty in black man’s slaying

Change text size for the story CHARLESTON, S.C. — A white former police officer whose killing of an unarmed black man running from a traffic stop was captured on cellphone video pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal civil rights charges that could send him to prison for decades. Slager, who has …