By Jennifer Coates 

Dirt bike riding in Baltimore is unlawful and so is skateboarding on monuments and fountains downtown. Not all dirt bike riders tote guns and run over and kill people, as is currently being reported in the Baltimore Sun. Nor do all skateboarders destroy property and assault pedestrians. Most are children trying to find enjoyment in a sport they love. The fact that many...

DALLAS (AP) — At least two snipers opened fire on police officers during protests in Dallas on Thursday night, killing four officers and injuring seven others, police said.

Dallas Police Chief David Brown told reporters the snipers fired "ambush style" upon the officers. He said police had a suspect cornered and were negotiating with him. Brown said 11 officers were shot, three of them...

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana police officer shot and killed a black man during a confrontation outside a Baton Rouge convenience store, authorities said, prompting hundreds to protest at the site where the man died.

An online video that surfaced purporting to show the killing of Alton Sterling, 37, of Baton Rouge on Tuesday added to protesters' outrage. The protest lasted into the...

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — It took more than 40 years for Leonard Barefield to finally get to choose where he lived.

The intellectually-disabled Texas native moved to a group home in Lubbock in September after he had first lived in near slavery conditions for more than three decades in a squalid house in Iowa and worked at a turkey processing plant there for 41 cents an hour. After being freed...

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