The "Empire" actor claimed he was beaten in Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs, but the inquiry shifted in recent days.
San Francisco public defender Jeff Adachi calls new gun-possession charges against Jose Ines Garcia Zarate "ridiculous" and politically motivated.
Two civilians are also hurt as deputies respond to noise-related disturbance south of Denver.
The verdicts could affect the government's strategy for prosecuting more than 150 others charged with rioting and destruction of property on Jan. 20.
The odds of becoming a homicide victim in dense and diverse New York City this year were about the same as in Wyoming, Montana and South Dakota last year.
Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer interviews director Peter Nicks, whose new documentary "The Force" chronicles changes within the Oakland, Calif., law enforcement agency.
It is unclear if the president knew about the activities in the skyscraper, but Newsweek reports he has made "tens of millions" from the deals.
Widening legalization of marijuana possession is no help to many convicts. One Louisiana prisoner has been locked up since 2008 because of a $20 deal.