CHICAGO -- The Chicago Police Department engages in a pattern or practice of using force, including deadly force, in violation of the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution, the U.S. Justice Department said in a report released Friday.

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department’s inspector general announced Thursday that he will initiate a review of allegations regarding certain actions by the Department of Justice (Department) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in advance of the 2016 election.

NEW YORK --President-elect Donald J. Trump has selected a holdover from the Obama Administration to be head the VA and “lead the turnaround” of the much criticized agency.

WASHINGTON – The Senate opened the first hearing into the confirmation of President-Elect Donald Trump’s cabinet Tuesday morning with Atty. Gen.-designee Jeff Sessions, a former chairman of the Judiciary Committee, facing questions from the committee he once chaired.

Meryl Streep used her acceptance speech to slam US President-elect Donald Trump at the Golden Globe awards, though she didn't mention him by name.

Mechanization, markets may limit job recovery — even under a pro-coal administration.

NEW YORK — The Trump-Pence Presidential transition team on Thursday announced the build out of the White House policy team.

NEW YORK -- President-elect Donald J. Trump announced Wednesday he intends to nominate Jay Clayton to be chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

WASHINGTON – House Speaker Paul Ryan quickly endorsed a Senate budget resolution introduced Tuesday – the first day of the new Congress – aimed at repealing the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.

ST. LOUIS — Angelica Thompson was working part time and earning her college degree in genetics when she got a serious boyfriend. Thompson sought care at the campus health clinic, where she chose a hormone implant under her skin that prevents pregnancy for up to thee years.

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon on Tuesday confirmed that at least 15 civilians were killed by coalition air strikes in November during the battles to drive ISIS out of Iraq and Syria. The 15 deaths raised the total death count since Operation Inherent Resolve began earlier this year to at least 186 civilians.

Despite scientific agreement that pollution is causing climate change, the DNR asserts there is ‘debate.’

WASHINGTON – Three of the nation’s intelligence agencies have issued a report confirming allegations that Russian intelligence services have conducted a “decade-long campaign of cyber-enabled operations directed at the U.S. government and its citizens.”

TALLADEGA -- It appears the Talladega College Marching Tornadoes band has been invited to participate in President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20, but college officials are not confirming and social media is offering a mixed response on whether the band should perform.

The Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge in Holt County, Mo., will have a name change.

Ballwin native is now archbishop of Diocese of New York 

PALM BEACH, Fl. -- President-elect Donald J. Trump announced Wednesday the appointment of a long-time friend and business associate to serve as United States special representative for international negotiations.

Florissant woman is replacing her subdermal implant two months early and hopes it lasts through Trump's term.

WASHINGTON -- Real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 3.5 percent in the third quarter of 2016, according to the  revised estimate released Thursday by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

NEW YORK – President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday announced the appointment of fellow billionaire Carl Icahn to be as a special adviser to the President on issues relating to regulatory reform.

State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) plans to introduce legislation that would join Pennsylvania into the National Popular Vote Compact, an agreement between states pledging to award their electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote in presidential elections.

Fatal attacks by apparent terrorists occurred Sunday and Monday in Germany, Turkey, Libya, and Jordan. An attack in Switzerland resulted in three persons wounded by gunshots.

NEW YORK – In the aftermath of the Electoral College confirming his election as president of the United States, President-elect Donald J. Trump Tuesday issued a statement thanking voters.

NEW YORK -- President-elect Donald J. Trump announced Monday that he intends to nominate former Virtu Financial Founder and Executive Chairman Vincent “Vinnie” Viola as Secretary of the Army.

NEW YORK – The  United Nations Security Council on Monday unanimously requested the U.N. and other relevant institutions to carry out “adequate, neutral monitoring and direct observation on evacuations from the eastern districts” of the war-battered city of Aleppo.