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  • The Latest: Acting defense chief unsure on border money

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border to get financing of a wall on that border. (all times local): 5:50 p.m. The acting secretary of defense says he has not yet determined how much money he will redirect to President Donald Trump’s border […]
  • Oakland teachers announce strike over pay, class sizes

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland teachers say they will strike starting Thursday. The union representing the 3,000 teachers announced the walkout Saturday, making it the latest in a wave of educator activism that has swept the U.S. since last spring. The union wants smaller class sizes, more counselors and full-time nurses, and a 12 percent […]
  • Former Army Secretary John Marsh laid to rest in Virginia

    NEW MARKET, Va. (AP) — Former Secretary of the Army John Marsh Jr. has been laid to rest at a Civil War battlefield in Virginia where he developed a love for history and the military. Marsh, who also served four terms as Virginia’s 7th District congressman, died Feb. 4 at Blue Ridge Christian Home in […]
  • Authorities provide detailed account of Warehouse shooting

    AURORA, Ill. (AP) — Hundreds of officers swarmed the scene Friday after receiving reports that there was a man shooting people at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse. Authorities on Saturday provided a detailed account of the harrowing events that unfolded Friday afternoon at the Henry Pratt Co., when they say 45-year-old Gary Martin began shooting […]
  • Back in the Bronx, Ocasio-Cortez says to keep up the fight

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez returned to her home district in the New York City borough of the Bronx on Saturday to encourage her supporters to keep up the kind of activism that resulted in Amazon rescinding its plan to build a campus in the city. The freshman Democratic lawmaker did not mention […]
  • Florida firefighter blames coca tea for failing drug test

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida firefighter fired for a positive drug test got his job back after arguing the cocaine in his system was from a tea made with coca leaves. The Orlando Sentinel reports that public records show firefighter Kevin Reynolds told investigators he brought a box of coca tea home after hiking […]
  • Bengals RB Mark Walton arrested on battery charge in Miami

    MIAMI (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals running back Mark Walton is facing a battery charge after police say he got into an argument with a couple in Miami. The Miami Herald reports the 21-year-old football player posted bond and was released from Miami-Dade County jail. According to police, Walton’s car was blocking the entrance to the […]
  • Officer shot multiple times, suspects die in subsequent fire

    AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — A police officer in Alabama shot multiple times after responding to reports of an armed robbery is recovering, while two suspects are believed to have died in a fire following a shootout. The Opelika-Auburn New s reports the incident began about 5:30 p.m. Friday. An Auburn officer stopped a vehicle that […]
  • 1 man arrested after security incident at Florida airport

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man was arrested after he attempted to breach a security checkpoint at a Florida airport. In a tweet, Orlando Police said that as authorities attempted to arrest the man Saturday at Orlando International Airport, he reached into his pocket, prompting “unknown persons” nearby to yell that he had […]
  • 14 candidates vie to become Chicago’s next mayor

    CHICAGO (AP) — The race to succeed Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has attracted a diverse group of candidates, including businesspeople, a former federal prosecutor, an ex-police superintendent, veteran politicians and community activists. The election will take place Feb. 26. If no candidate gets more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote-getters will […]