Texas teen Ethan Couch was found in Mexico with his mother after fleeing the US while on probation for killing 4 people in a drunk driving wreck. Couch's lawyers invoked an "affluenza" defense during court proceedings, claiming the teen was coddled into a sense of irresponsibility for the crime.
A white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the 2014 fatal shooting of a black teen Laquan McDonald pleaded not guilty on Tuesday. Jason Van Dyke faces 6 counts of first degree murder in the 17-year-old's death. His next hearing is set for January 29th.
US Defense officials say that considerable success was made in Ramadi after Iraqi forces drove Islamic State militants out of the city center. The Iraqi flag was flown over the government complex in the city. Military officials say the clearance is a significant milestone for the fight against the Islamic State.
And one Hawaiian had a close call with President Obama's security detail after flying a drone near Obama's motorcade. The man was unaware the motorcade would be traveling through the area, Obama was on his way to a round of golf.
Emily Roseman, Associated Press with AP News Minute.