Five Springfield police officers involved in a Wednesday morning shootout that killed a local man are on paid leave for a week. MassLive reports the five had a debriefing session Wednesday and will undergo counseling before they return to work. The gun battle resulted in the death of 44 year old Louis Squires, who allegedly fired at police with a shotgun after his ex-girlfriend vandalized his car.
America's annual Black Friday shopping extravaganza was short on fireworks this year.
Police swarmed an "active shooter" situation unfolding near a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs.
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The number of deaths from traffic accidents jumped 8.1 percent in the first half of 2015, suggesting smartphones and other driving distractions could be making America's roadways more dangerous.
Polls show shoppers, who got even bigger discounts closer to Christmas last year, are cautious with their spending and willing to wait for deals.