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  • Some states celebrate indigenous people instead of Columbus

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A handful of states are celebrating their first Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday as part of a trend to move away from a day honoring Christopher Columbus. New Mexico, Vermont and Maine are among the latest to pass measures doing away with Columbus Day celebrations in deference to Native Americans. The […]
  • Indicted California congressman argues for another term

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — At turns fiery and defiant, indicted U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter on Monday argued that he is the best candidate to hold his Southern California seat in a field of rival Republicans and suggested they should look elsewhere for political opportunities. “I’ve got this seat,” Hunter said at a San Diego County […]
  • Texas officer charged with murder, resigns after shooting

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A white Fort Worth police officer who shot and killed a black woman through a back window of her home while responding to a call about an open front door was charged with murder on Monday evening after resigning from the force. Aaron Dean, 34, was jailed on $200,000 bond […]
  • Northern California man held in quadruple killing

    MOUNT SHASTA, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California man has been arrested on suspicion of killing four people after he showed up at a police station with a body in his car. Police in Mount Shasta says the man turned himself in Monday afternoon and told authorities he had killed people at his apartment in […]
  • Cases in which police officers were charged in shootings

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A white Fort Worth, Texas, police officer who fatally shot a black woman while she was inside her home was arrested Monday and charged with murder. Here’s a look at that and other high-profile cases in recent years in which officers were charged in the fatal shootings of black people: […]
  • California is first state to mandate school start times

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The bell doesn’t ring until 8 a.m. at Lincoln High School, but by then freshman Briana Lopez has been awake for hours. The 14-year-old leaves her house in Northern California at 6:30 each morning so she can get to school for a 7 a.m. marching band practice. On Mondays, she has […]
  • Woman gets 60 years in boyfriend’s burning death

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A woman who poured gasoline on the couch where her sleeping boyfriend lay and then shut the door after seeing him jump up and yell “hot, hot” will spend 60 years in prison for first-degree murder. Saying it represents as horrific an offense as he’s ever dealt with, Anchorage Superior Court […]
  • Brazen thief steals $20,000 Dali artwork in San Francisco

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A brazen thief stole a Salvador Dali etching valued at $20,000 from a San Francisco gallery, then walked off down the street with the work in his hand. “Burning Giraffe,” a 1960s hand-colored, limited-edition surrealist work, was stolen in seconds Sunday afternoon from Dennis Rae Fine Art off Union Square. Rasjad […]
  • Los Angeles fire began under power lines, cause not known

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A destructive fire that exploded on the edge of Los Angeles began beneath a high-voltage transmission tower owned by Southern California Edison, fire officials said Monday. Los Angeles Fire Department arson investigators determined the origin of the Saddle Ridge Fire was beneath power lines on a dry, steep hillside above the […]
  • Chief: Officer shot, killed woman who charged with knife

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The police chief of a Georgia city says an officer shot and killed a woman who charged at him with a raised knife. News media report that Athens-Clarke County police Chief Cleveland Lee Spruill Sr. says the 54-year-old woman ignored repeated orders to put down the knife before running toward the […]