3 Chicago officers accused of lying about teen’s shooting

In an indictment approved Monday and announced Tuesday, a Cook County grand jury alleges that the three current and former officers lied about the events of Oct. 20, 2014 when Officer Jason Van Dyke shot the black teenager 16 times.

Pet of the Week: 6/27/17

Butters is an 8-month-old spayed female, yellow and white Domestic Shorthaired kitten. This pet has been at the shelter since May 1.

Peru’s human cannonball buys Ringling Bros. train car

Brian Miser and his wife, Tina, performed with Ringling Bros. as the human cannonball. The couple wanted to own and preserve what is now an authentic piece of circus history that also played an important role in his own life.

White House says Assad may be preparing chemical attack

Press Secretary Sean Spicer issued an ominous statement Monday evening that says the U.S. “has identified potential preparations” for another chemical attack by the Assad government that it says “would likely result in the mass murder of civilians, including innocent children.”