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Judge dismisses criminal charges against Park Police officers in Bijan Ghaisar slaying

Nearly four years after the shooting of Ghaisar, a federal judge rules the two Park Police officers' actions were reasonable because of Ghaisar's erratic driving.

Brandon Lee was killed by a prop gun on ‘The Crow,’ decades before Alec Baldwin shot Halyna Hutchins

One actor has been repeatedly mentioned in the fallout from the recent fatal incident: Brandon Lee, the 28-year-old son of martial artist Bruce Lee. Brandon Lee was killed in 1993 after a co-star on "The Crow" fired a prop gun during the filming of a murder scene.

A ballot initiative on reforming the police after George Floyd’s death is tearing Minneapolis apart

What is the prop gun Alec Baldwin used, and why are they still on film sets?

As firearms experts, writers and producers wondered aloud how Baldwin firing a prop gun ended up killing Halyna Hutchins while filming "Rust," there’s a renewed spotlight on their history in film and TV, and why firearms are still showing up on set.

Jerry Pinkney, children’s book illustrator who celebrated African American people and culture, dies at 81

Mr. Pinkney brought new life to old fairy tales — and to children’s literature as a whole — with his radiant illustrations in more than 100 picture books.

Police said bystanders saw a rape on the train but failed to stop it. The DA now says that didn’t happen.

Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer said that narrative — that train riders callously ignored a violent crime as it unfolded before their eyes — is “simply not true.”

Texas GOP Lt. Gov. Patrick offered $25,000 for election-fraud tips. The first payout was for a Republican’s illegal vote.

After the 2020 election, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, a Republican, said he would pay rewards to tipsters who found voter fraud. The first reward went to a Democratic poll watcher.

A Seattle store owner ran a LEGO trafficking operation, authorities say. Police took it down ‘brick by brick.’

Seattle police said one "prolific shoplifter" boosted more than $10,000 in merchandise over three months, much of it Star Wars LEGOs.

She was named Miss America in 1958. Now she’s auctioning her treasured crown to benefit teachers.

The starting price for Marilyn Van Derbur's crown is $20,000. She said she's selling it because she was awed by the dedication of teachers during the pandemic.

In this California county, one town has no water. Another has enough to share.

California’s drought has had such an uneven effect statewide — even within one county.

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