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Riot cop wears "Wilson" badge at City Hall protest, chief promises disciplinary action

A St. Louis City officer dressed in riot gear wore a "Wilson" name badge on his right bicep while standing in front of protestors at City Hall on Friday morning.

2 children in Georgia home without adults die in fire

Two children -- who were among five in a suburban Atlanta house without any adults -- died and another is in critical condition following a fire, a fire department spokesman said Saturday.

Police arrest man in connection with Portland, Oregon, high school shooting

A gang task force arrested a man early Saturday in connection with a shooting near a high school in Portland, Oregon, police said.

Adrian Peterson's season-long suspension appeal denied

Adrian Peterson's appeal to his season-long suspension has been denied.

Protesters gear up for weekend marches against police violence

After days of descending on cities coast to coast, protesters demanding an end to alleged police brutality are expected to get loud again on Saturday.

Twitter declares 2014 year of the selfie

The Twitter-verse has spoken. 2014 has officially been declared the year of the selfie. According to Twitter's top trends of 2014, that is.

Cleveland police's fatal shooting of Tamir Rice ruled homicide

The death of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy who was fatally shot last month by Cleveland police after allegedly brandishing what authorities say was an air gun, has been ruled a homicide, the Cuyahoga County medical examiner's office said

Paul Revere's 1795 time capsule unearthed

A time capsule buried by patriots Samuel Adams and Paul Revere more than two centuries ago was unearthed Thursday in Boston.

5 church members accused of beating gay parishoner

A Grand Jury indicted five members of a church in North Carolina for beating a fellow church-goer, allegeldy because he's gay.

Brazilian man says he killed 39 women in Rio de Janeiro region

A Brazilian man has confessed to killing 39 women in the Rio de Janeiro region, police said Thursday -- shocking claims that, if confirmed, would make him one of the most prolific serial killers in the country's history.