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  • Los Angeles teachers’ strike shows Garcetti risks in ’20 bid

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will soon decide whether to enter the 2020 White House contest. He’d anchor his candidacy to the idea that local government is where things get done in America, in contrast to the turmoil in Washington. But the televised scenes from a teachers’ strike that sent thousands […]
  • Gillibrand, in Iowa, highlights family, children issues

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is meeting Iowa Democrats on her first foray into the early presidential testing ground, and defending her role in bringing down former Sen. Al Franken. Gillibrand continues her first trip Saturday to the leadoff caucus state since announcing the formation of an exploratory committee to […]
  • Trump plans ‘major announcement’ on border, longest shutdown

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he’ll be making a “major announcement” on the government shutdown and the southern border on Saturday afternoon as the standstill over his border wall continues into its fifth week. Democrats are now proposing hundreds of millions of dollars for new immigration judges and improvements to ports of entry […]
  • Black teen’s family laments sentence given to white officer

    CHICAGO (AP) — The explosive video of a white Chicago officer shooting a black teenager 16 times shocked consciences around the world with footage of Laquan McDonald getting gunned down as he walked away from police. The graphic images of McDonald crumpling to the street while bullets kept striking him stirred expectations that the officer […]
  • Winter storm slows travel in Plains states, heads east

    CHICAGO (AP) — A winter storm is inching its way toward New England after dumping snow and slowing travel for residents in the Midwest and Plains states. The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings for the weekend from the Dakotas, across the Great Lakes states and into the Northeast. Forecasters at one point said […]
  • 4 convicted of entering refuge in quest to aid migrants

    PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge has found four women guilty of entering a national wildlife refuge without a permit as they sought to place food and water in the Arizona desert for migrants. U.S. Magistrate Judge Bernardo Velasco’s ruling Friday marked the first conviction against humanitarian aid volunteers in a decade. The four found […]
  • Jury convicts ex-Utah State football player of rape charges

    BRIGHAM CITY, Utah (AP) — A jury Friday found a former Utah State University football player guilty of sexually assaulting six women while he was in college. The jury convicted 25-year-old Torrey Green of five counts of rape, one charge of object rape, a count of forcible sexual abuse and one charge of misdemeanor sexual […]
  • Off-duty deputy shot by Colorado officer after chase dies

    DENVER (AP) — An off-duty sheriff’s deputy who was shot by a police officer in Colorado following a car chase died Friday. Deputy Jesse Jenson, 41, was removed from life support after he was shot by a LaSalle police officer late Wednesday night, according to the Adams County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities from multiple agencies were […]
  • Princeton’s Cannady suspended after swinging at campus cop

    PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Officials say Devin Cannady has been suspended from the Princeton University basketball team after throwing a punch at a campus police officer and being arrested following a confrontation at a convenience store. Daniel Day, assistant vice president of communications, says the 22-year-old Cannady, Princeton’s leading scorer who ranks fifth on the […]
  • George W. Bush treats Secret Service detail to pizza

    DALLAS (AP) — Former President George W. Bush treated his Secret Service detail to pizza to show his appreciation for their service without paychecks during the partial government shutdown. A photo posted on Bush’s Instagram and Facebook pages shows him delivering pizzas to the detail. On his posting, Bush said he and wife Laura “are […]
  • The Latest: Off-duty deputy shot by Colorado officer dies

    DENVER (AP) — The Latest on an off-duty sheriff’s deputy who was shot by a police officer following a car chase (all times local): 7:25 p.m. An off-duty sheriff’s deputy who was shot by a police officer in Colorado following a car chase has died. The Adams County Sheriff’s Office says Deputy Jesse Jenson was […]
  • Neo-Nazi publisher ordered to turn over personal information

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A judge has ordered the publisher of a neo-Nazi website to reveal his net worth and identify any phone numbers, email addresses, social media accounts and technology he used when he called for his readers to unleash a “troll storm” on a Montana woman. U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah Lynch on Friday […]
  • Arizona is only state where tribes avoid Medicaid work rules

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona has become the only state in the country where members of federally recognized tribes are exempt from work or volunteer requirements for Medicaid benefits, while 120,000 state residents risk losing health coverage if they don’t comply. The announcement came Friday from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which said […]
  • Video shows Arizona officer opening fire as teen runs away

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A suburban Phoenix police officer investigating a car break-in shot and killed the 14-year-old suspect as the boy ran away, according to video released Friday. Before making footage from the officer’s body-worn camera public, Tempe Police Chief Sylvia Moir asked people to withhold judgment until an investigation is complete. “I must […]
  • A timeline of the Chicago police shooting of Laquan McDonald

    CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County Judge Vincent Gaughan sentenced former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke on Friday to six years and nine months in prison in the 2014 shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald. Van Dyke shot McDonald 16 times, including after the 17-year-old was on the ground. A jury convicted him in […]
  • Sen. King treating prostate cancer again, won’t affect work

    BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) — Sen. Angus King of Maine says he is resuming treatment for prostate cancer, but the radiation therapy won’t affect his work. The lawmaker had his entire prostate gland and some surrounding tissue removed in 2015. His office said in a statement Friday that he has since been cancer-free and has regular […]
  • Romney backs Trump in shutdown showdown, questions Pelosi

    OGDEN, Utah (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah said Friday he supports President Donald Trump’s push for a border wall that has led to a government shutdown and questioned why Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi won’t agree to “another few miles” of barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border. Romney also said he plans to […]
  • The Latest: TSA adds personnel to Newark, N.J., airport

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the impact of the partial government shutdown on the travel industry (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Federal officials are sending extra security screeners to beef up staffing at checkpoints at the airport in Newark, New Jersey. A Transportation Security Administration spokesman confirmed the move Friday but didn’t give numbers. […]
  • Cases in which police officers were charged in shootings

    CHICAGO (AP) — A former Chicago police officer was sentenced Friday to nearly seven years in prison for the shooting death of a black teenager, Laquan McDonald. Here’s a look at that and other cases in recent years in which officers were charged in the fatal shootings of black people: JASON VAN DYKE A jury […]
  • Low-flying military plane startles downtown Nashville

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A huge military airplane buzzed low over downtown Nashville on Friday, startling the city and its workers in high-rise buildings downtown. Tennessee Gov.-elect Bill Lee says the plane was making a flyover practice run for his inauguration Saturday, even though the flyover was canceled because the event will be indoors. Lee […]