Protests erupt after acquittal of Ohio officer

A Cleveland police officer was found not guilty in the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and a woman. […]

Pipeline that leaked wasn't equipped with auto shut-off

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pipeline that leaked thousands of gallons of oil on the California coast was the only pipe of its kind in the county not required to have an automatic shut-off valve because of a court fight nearly three decades ago, a county official said. […]

Ireland gives resounding 62.1 percent 'yes' to gay marriage

DUBLIN (AP) — Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday after the world's first national vote on the issue. […]

Cleveland protests erupt after officer found not guilty in fatal shooting of two unarmed suspects

By Aaron Josefczyk and Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A Cleveland police officer was found not guilty on Saturday in the shooting deaths of an unarmed black man and a woman after a high-speed car chase in 2012, one in a series of cases that have raised questions over police conduct and race relations in the United States. Judge John O'Donnell said Officer Michael Brelo, 31, acted reasonably in […]

Motorist arrested for killing Colorado cadet, injuring officer: police

By Keith Coffman LONGMONT, Colo. (Reuters) - A Colorado State Patrol cadet was killed and his training officer critically injured on Saturday when a motorist they tried to stop struck them with his car, authorities said. The cadet, 21-year-old Taylor Thyfault, died at the scene on Colorado Highway 66 outside the town of Longmont, about 35 miles (56 km) north of Denver, State Patrol spokesman […]

Drenching rains force scores of rescues in Oklahoma City

(Reuters) - More than 70 people were rescued on Saturday after severe storms soaked Oklahoma during a month of record rainfall, authorities said. The Oklahoma City Fire Department said in a statement it had rescued more than 70 people after the drenching storms triggered flash floods in the city. The National Weather Service in Norman, Oklahoma, said Oklahoma City was just .11 inch shy of the […]

Senate blocks House surveillance bill, 2-month extension

The Senate struggles unsuccessfully early Saturday to prevent an interruption in critical government surveillance programs. […]