A new legal interpretation by the FBI says that only wanted people who have crossed state lines are barred from purchasing firearms. It is not clear how many people have bought guns since the change was made in February who previously would have been prohibited.
Lawyers for President Trump’s former national security adviser have stopped discussing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation with Trump’s lawyers, an indication that Flynn may be negotiating a plea deal.
Former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar pleaded guilty Wednesday to seven counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct during medical examinations. He could face prison sentences ranging from 25 years to life. Some 140 women and girls have sued the university and USA Gymnastics over his conduct.
Minneapolis is one of the first cities to give officers training in the “procedural just way” of treating suspects, even in serious crimes. The training was recommended by President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing.
A manhunt ended late Thursday for a suspect officials say shot and killed a Texas Department of Public Safety officer. Dabrett Black, 32, was captured after he allegedly fired firing multiple shots from a rifle at trooper Damon Allen two-and-a-half hours northwest of Houston.
In the latest case involving sex to roil the Capitol, longtime Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) is investigated after he breaks a relationship and the woman “threatened to publicly share my private photographs and intimate correspondence in retaliation.”
Some police chiefs, even in areas that supported Donald Trump for president, support the Justice Department’s “collaborative reform initiative” that advises local police departments. The Fraternal Order of Police, which represents rank-and-file officers, helped trim it back.
An early November shooting was reclassified as a homicide after the victim died. The change brought the number of homicides in St. Louis so far this year to 185. Last year on the same date, the city had 165 homicides.
Lawsuits name MGM Resorts International, owner of the Mandalay Bay resort; Live Nation, organizer of the country music festival where 58 people were killed; and the estate of shooter Stephen Paddock, Plaintiffs say the shooting could have been prevented, and they seek policy changes to avoid similar incidents.