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08/21/2014 12:28 AM
Rural Sheriffs Refuse to Enforce Federal Gun Laws
A growing numbers of sheriffs are saying they won't heed U.S. restrictions on guns, saying they violate constitutional guarantees.







08/20/2014 11:44 PM
Some New York Sheriffs May Not Enforce SAFE Act
In Otsego County, New York, population 62,000, Sheriff Richard Devlin says he enforces the SAFE Act but doesn’t make it a priority. "I feel as an elected official and a chief law enforcement officer of the county it would be irresponsible for me to say, ‘I’m not going to enforce a law I personally disagree with,’” he said. “If someone uses a firearm in commission of a crime, I’m going to charge you with everything I have, including the SAFE Act.







08/20/2014 11:28 PM
SeaWorld Trainers Won't Swim With Orcas in Shows
The drop of the appeal means trainers will not swim with killer whales during shows, although they still may swim with orcas behind the scenes.







08/20/2014 11:23 PM
Gun Advocates Work to Nullify Federal Authority
Gary Marbut wrote the nation's first "Firearms Freedom Act," which challenged the federal government's authority over firearms made and kept in Montana. A federal court eventually overturned the law.

08/20/2014 11:21 PM
Ferguson Protesters Hopeful Holder Can Bring Peace
"With Holder, you now have an eagle eye on the whole situation," one protester said after the attorney general promised a thorough investigation.







08/20/2014 10:01 PM
'Indefensible': UNM Women's Soccer Team Hazed Freshmen
The entire team took part in the alcohol-fueled incident but the school's athletic director denied a claim the girls were forced to strip naked.







08/20/2014 09:36 PM
'Bless You' Leads To High School Suspension
A Tennessee student says she was suspended for saying "bless you" to a classmate. She says the "bless you" led to an argument with her teacher over freedom of speech. WMC's Michael Clark reports.

08/20/2014 09:36 PM
"Bless You" Leads To Suspension
A Tennessee student says she was suspended for saying "bless you" to a classmate. She says the "bless you" led to an argument with her teacher over freedom of speech. WMC's Michael Clark reports.







08/20/2014 09:00 PM
Humane Society Rescues 400 Chinchillas
More than 400 chinchillas were rescued by the San Diego Humane Society, the largest animal rescue operation ever by the humane society.







08/20/2014 08:59 PM
Eric Holder Hopes Ferguson Visit Brings Calm to Community
During a press conference in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says the federal investigation into the death of Michael Brown will be fair and thorough.







08/20/2014 08:57 PM
California Officer Who Beat Woman Stripped of Duties
Officials have stripped CHP Officer Daniel Andrew of his badge and gun, effective immediately, CHP officials said.







08/20/2014 08:35 PM
U.S. Mission to Rescue James Foley in Syria Failed, Officials Say
The U.S. tried to rescue James Foley and other hostages held in Syria by Islamist militants, but the mission failed because the hostages weren't there, officials said.







08/20/2014 07:36 PM
Father Tries to Bring Home ISIS' Foreign Fighters
Dimitri Bontinck says only two percent of those who left home to fight in Syrian can be persuaded to return to their home countries.







08/20/2014 07:31 PM
What is Justice in the Michael Brown Police Shooting Case?
Missouri residents describe their vision of justice in the case of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager who was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri.







08/20/2014 07:28 PM
Bold Names Like 'Bush' Join the Ice Bucket Challenge
The ALS 'Ice Bucket Challenge' has raised over $30 million in donations and a former president joins the craze.







08/20/2014 07:12 PM
Slain American Journalist James Foley Mourned Around World
His mother said he was strong, courageous and loving to the end. President Obama vowed to pursue his killers, the militant group ISIS.

08/20/2014 07:09 PM
Attorney General Eric Holder Visits Ferguson Unrest
The nation's top cop has promised a fair and thorough look into Officer Darren Wilson's fatal shooting of unarmed Michael Brown 11 days ago.

08/20/2014 07:09 PM
Schools Remain Closed for Students in Ferguson, Missouri
Officials have postponed school for nearly 12,000 students in a district where streets have erupted into violence after Michael Brown’s death.

08/20/2014 07:08 PM
Are You a Work Martyr?
Fears of work piling up could be putting a dent in vacation plans. A new survey says 40 percent of Americans don’t take all of their time off.

08/20/2014 06:49 PM
Pentagon Says Hostage Rescue Mission in Syria Failed
The U.S. tried to rescue some hostages held in Syria by Islamist militants, but the mission failed because the hostages weren't there, officials said.







08/20/2014 06:29 PM
Holder Meets With Brown's Family in Ferguson
The attorney general has promised a “fair and thorough” federal inquiry.







08/20/2014 06:03 PM
Teens Charged With SoCal School Shooting Plot
The boys, aged 16 and 17, are each charged with one count of making criminal threats.







08/20/2014 05:56 PM
Michigan Police Give Up Armored Vehicle
Police in Saginaw, Michigan have decided to give up their heavily armored Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) personnel carrier, saying that they do not have a need for it. WEYI’s Walter Smith-Randolph reports

08/20/2014 05:56 PM
Michigan Police Give Up Military Tank
Police in Saginaw, Michigan have decided to give up their heavily armored Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) personnel carrier, saying maintenance for the tank is costly and that they do not have a need for it. WEYI’s Walter Smith-Randolph reports







08/20/2014 05:45 PM
GlobalPost CEO: Jim Foley Was 'Brave To The Very End'
The CEO and president of GlobalPost, the news service which Jim Foley was freelancing for when he was kidnapped speaks out on his execution.







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