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Chicago awaits 2 historic hearings in fatal police shooting

Jan. 16, 2019 6:25 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Three Chicago police officers will learn this week whether a judge thinks they lied about the 2014 killing of Laquan McDonald to protect another white officer who shot the black teenager 16 times. That officer, meanwhile, will learn how long he may spend in prison. Officer Jason Van Dyke was...

3 months after deadly NY crash, NTSB has yet to inspect limo

Jan. 16, 2019 6:07 PM EST

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...

Tennessee teacher who fled with student gets 20 years

Jan. 16, 2019 5:59 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee teacher who was on the run for weeks with a 15-year-old student was sentenced on Wednesday to 20 years in prison. A statement from the victim called 52-year-old Tad Cummins "disgusting" and said the effects of his actions on her were "devastating and permanent."...

Georgia candidate behind 'deportation bus' pleads not guilty

Jan. 16, 2019 5:50 PM EST

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...

Mexico to ship gas on trains, thieves siphon whole pipelines

Jan. 16, 2019 5:46 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president says that the government is acquiring 500 more tanker trucks to carry gasoline and diesel while pipelines are shut down to combat fuel-theft gangs and that officials are also arranging with private railroads to transport fuel. After taking office Dec. 1, President...

US agent: Mexican police excluded from 2014 El Chapo manhunt

Jan. 16, 2019 5:38 PM EST

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...

Trustee: Engler set to resign as Michigan State's president

Jan. 16, 2019 5:28 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Former Gov. John Engler will resign as interim president of Michigan State University amid public backlash over his comments about women and girls sexually assaulted by now-imprisoned campus sports doctor Larry Nassar, a member of the school's Board of Trustees said Wednesday. Joel Ferguson...

Report: US investigating whether Huawei stole trade secrets

Jan. 16, 2019 5:27 PM EST

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...

The Latest: UN Security Council condemns Kenya attack

Jan. 16, 2019 5:25 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on the extremist attack on a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya (all times local): 1:20 a.m. The U.N. Security Council condemns the attack in Nairobi "in the strongest possible terms" and calls for the perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors to be brought to justice....

Mayor's killing in Poland sparks anger against hate speech

Jan. 16, 2019 5:23 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poles on Wednesday heatedly condemned the power of hate speech to trigger real-life violence after the slaying of a popular liberal mayor, with many calling for stronger actions against those who threaten others. Not only did the killer, an ex-convict, take the life of the 53-year-old...