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Judge bars immigration policing criteria for 2 grants

Feb. 16, 2019 12:34 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge on Friday permanently blocked the Trump administration from imposing conditions that police departments cooperate with immigration authorities to receive law enforcement grants. The Department of Justice exceeded its authority and violated the constitution by requiring...

Flamengo soccer club fire in Brazil: bad luck or negligence?

Feb. 16, 2019 12:07 AM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Within hours of a fire at soccer club Flamengo's training facility that would kill 10 teenage players, the club's president called it "the worst tragedy" in the team's 123-year history. Soccer greats around the world expressed condolences, Rio de Janeiro's mayor declared three days of...

The Latest: Police say workplace gunman was being fired

Feb. 15, 2019 11:01 PM EST

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a business in Aurora, Illinois (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Police say the gunman who killed five people at a suburban Chicago business was a 15-year employee who was being fired. Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman says 45-year-old Gary Martin "was being...

Portland police texts with far-right group spark probe

Feb. 15, 2019 6:13 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The city of Portland, often in the spotlight for its liberal leanings, has been roiled by the revelation that a police lieutenant in charge of containing protests texted repeatedly with the leader of a far-right group involved in those demonstrations. The mayor asked the police chief...

Amazon dumped New York, but cities still wooing the company

Feb. 15, 2019 5:24 PM EST

Amazon's breakup with New York was still fresh when other cities started sending their own valentines to the online giant. Officials in Newark, New Jersey, one of the 18 finalists that Amazon rejected in November when it announced plans to put its new headquarters in New York and northern Virginia, sent a giant...

The Latest: Portland officer restricted following texts

Feb. 15, 2019 3:35 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on text messages between the commander of the Portland, Oregon Police Bureau's rapid response team and the leader of the far-right group Patriot Prayer (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Portland, Oregon, police say commander will not work with a specialized rapid response team...

Amazon decision a win for Democrats' rising left wing

Feb. 15, 2019 12:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — What is happening to the Democrats? Captivated by a handful of liberal superstars, they are venturing where the party has long feared to tread: Steep taxes on the rich. Abolishing an immigration enforcement agency. Proposing "economic transformation" to combat climate change. Gleefully...

NYC papers view Amazon deal's collapse as an embarrassment

Feb. 15, 2019 12:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The editorial boards of New York City's largest newspapers viewed the collapse of a deal to bring a new Amazon headquarters to New York as an embarrassment for the city and a symptom of an increasingly unfriendly political environment for big employers. A look at their editorials: The Daily...

Amazon warns Philly about proposed cashless store ban

Feb. 15, 2019 12:21 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia officials say Amazon has warned that a proposed ban on cashless stores would impact plans to open a brick-and-mortar location in the city. Philly.com reports that the City Council approved a bill Thursday that would prohibit most stores from refusing to take cash as...

Amazon dumps NYC headquarters and its promised 25,000 jobs

Feb. 15, 2019 7:26 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon abruptly dropped plans Thursday for a big new headquarters in New York that would have brought 25,000 jobs to the city, reversing course after politicians and activists objected to the nearly $3 billion in incentives promised to what is already one of the world's richest, most...