Author: ELIOTT C. MCLAUGHLIN, CNN

Botham Jean's brother accepts award from police group

Brandt Jean, who redirected the national conversation on police violence when he embraced the ex-Dallas police officer who killed his brother, Botham Jean, accepted an ethical courage award from a law enforcement organization Tuesday -- but not without reservations.

Chicago mayor fires city's top cop

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired retiring Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson Monday, saying Johnson lied about an October incident in which he was found sleeping in his car after supposedly having drinks with dinner.

Hawaii man cyberstalked Utah family for months

A Hawaii man is accused of conducting an elaborate cyberstalking campaign against a Utah woman and her father by sending unwanted repairmen, food deliveries and other visitors to their home.

Florida man wanted ISIS to bomb deans at colleges

A man who had been suspended or expelled from two South Florida colleges asked an FBI informant he thought had ISIS connections to bomb the schools, targeting specific deans, a federal prosecutor says.

Kam Moore wants return to NFL

Former New York Giants safety Kamrin Moore is asking to be reinstated to the NFL after a grand jury cleared him of the assault allegation that prompted his suspension, his agent said Wednesday.

'Cupcake' McKinney to be laid to rest in Alabama

Mourners packed the pews of a Birmingham, Alabama, church Sunday for the funeral of Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney, the girl who was kidnapped from an outdoor birthday party before her body was dumped in a landfill.

Astros deny exec taunted women reporters

The Houston Astros' front office ought to be talking about World Series preparations after a thrilling win brought them the American League crown. Instead, the team is dealing with one of its executives verbally accosting women journalists.