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  • Chicago awaits 2 historic hearings in fatal police shooting

    CHICAGO (AP) — Two of the most significant court hearings in the history of the Chicago Police Department — both involving the fatal police shooting of black teen Laquan McDonald — are set to be held this week. On Thursday, a judge is scheduled to announce if she believes three police officers are guilty of […]
  • 3 months after deadly NY crash, NTSB has yet to inspect limo

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — More than three months after 20 people died in a stretch limousine crash in rural upstate New York, federal safety investigators have yet to get their hands on the most crucial piece of evidence: the wrecked vehicle itself. The National Transportation Safety Board says it has been blocked from getting within […]
  • John Bogle, Vanguard founder, dies at 89

    VALLEY FORGE, Pa. (AP) — John C. Bogle, who simplified investing for the masses by launching the first index mutual fund and founding Vanguard Group, died Wednesday, the company said. He was 89. Bogle did not invent the index fund, but he expanded access to no-frills, low-cost investing in 1976 when Vanguard introduced the first […]
  • Rallies call for release of detained immigration activist

    BOSTON (AP) — Rallies at federal immigration offices across the country Wednesday called for the release of Eduardo Samaniego, an immigration activist from Massachusetts facing deportation. In New York City, Los Angles, Boston, Springfield, Massachusetts, and Hartford, Connecticut, small crowds of supporters held signs saying “Free Eduardo Now” and chanted and banged drums as they […]
  • Third party to run center where comatose woman had baby

    PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona care facility where a woman in a vegetative state was raped and then gave birth must relinquish control to an outside party. Hacienda HealthCare officials say state regulators ordered them Wednesday to hire an independent management team to run the Phoenix facility. In a statement, Hacienda’s board of directors says […]
  • US agent: Mexican police excluded from 2014 El Chapo manhunt

    NEW YORK (AP) — An American drug enforcement agent says he purposely kept Mexican police in the dark about efforts in 2014 to hunt down the drug lord known as El Chapo. DEA Agent Victor Vasquez testified Wednesday at the U.S. trial of Joaquin Guzman (wah-KEEN’ gooz-MAHN’) about how he organized an operation involving only […]
  • CSX delivers quarterly profit in line with Wall Street views

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — CSX Corp. delivered a fourth-quarter profit of $843 million, which was lower than last year when tax reforms were approved but in line with Wall Street expectations. The Jacksonville, Florida-based railroad said Wednesday it earned $1.01 per share net income in the quarter that ended Dec. 31. That’s down from last […]
  • Georgia candidate behind ‘deportation bus’ pleads not guilty

    ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate who campaigned in a “deportation bus” has pleaded not guilty to fraud charges. Ex-state Sen. Michael Williams was indicted last month in Hall County northeast of Atlanta on charges of insurance fraud and lying to investigators. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Williams requested a jury trial ahead of […]
  • Report: US investigating whether Huawei stole trade secrets

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Wall Street Journal reports U.S. prosecutors are investigating whether Chinese tech giant Huawei stole trade secrets from U.S. companies. The newspaper says investigators are looking into whether the company stole technology behind a robotic device that T-Mobile used to test smartphones. The Journal report Wednesday cites several people familiar with the […]
  • Last defendant in border agent’s death gets 50-year sentence

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The last defendant to face justice in the fatal 2014 shooting of an off-duty Border Patrol agent has been sentenced to 50 years in prison. Ismael Hernandez Vallejo (vah-YAY’-hoh) was sentenced in a Texas court in Brownsville after pleading guilty Tuesday to murder in the death of agent Javier (hahv-YEHR’) Vega […]