California police chief says bank robbery hostage was killed by officers' gunfire

A hostage kidnapped during a Northern California bank robbery was killed by police in an ensuing chase and shootout, likely during a final gunbattle where the lone surviving suspect used her as a human shield, authorities said Monday.

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Police use tear gas on demonstrators in Missouri town rocked by unarmed teen's shooting

Police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse crowds near a burned-out convenience store in St. Louis suburb as a second day of protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager turned violent.

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IRS submits declarations to federal court to explain missing Lerner emails

Lerner, who has since retired, headed the IRS unit that reviews applications for tax-exempt status, at the time when the agency was accused of subjecting conservative groups to additional scrutiny.

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Lawyer: 18-year-old 'executed in broad daylight' by police officer in suburban St. Louis

The attorney for the parents of an unarmed black teenager fatally shot by police in suburban St. Louis says he was "executed in broad daylight." Benjamin Crump joined the parents of 18-year-old Michael Brown during a news conference Monday.

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Navy removes Bibles from guest rooms

There is growing outrage among sailors and religious liberty advocates over a directive that calls for the removal of Bibles from lodges and hotels run on US Navy bases.

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