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NYPD fires officer 5 years after Garner's chokehold death

Aug. 19, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After five years of investigations and protests, the New York City Police Department on Monday fired an officer involved in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, the unarmed man whose dying gasps of "I can't breathe" gave voice to a national debate over race and police use of force....

APNewsBreak: US prisons chief removed after Epstein's death

Aug. 19, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr has removed the acting director of the Bureau of Prisons from his position more than a week after millionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein took his own life while in federal custody. Hugh Hurwitz's reassignment Monday comes amid mounting evidence that guards at...

Wide implications as Germany teeters toward recession

Aug. 19, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany, Europe's industrial powerhouse and biggest economy, with companies like Volkswagen, Siemens and BASF, may be entering a recession, according to a gloomy report from the country's central bank Monday — a development that could have repercussions for the rest of the eurozone and...

Afghanistan mourns, vows to crush militants after attack

Aug. 19, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — As Afghanistan mourned the 63 people killed in a suicide bombing at a Kabul wedding , a brother of the groom spoke through tears of his weariness at the bloodshed in the country and the crushing guilt he felt at having to face his neighbors, many of whom lost relatives in the...

Early Epstein accuser: Police could have stopped him in 1997

Aug. 19, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — More than two decades before Jeffrey Epstein took his own life, a woman went into a California police station and filed one of the earliest sex-crime complaints against him: that he groped her during what she thought was a modeling interview for the Victoria's Secret catalog....

74% of economists in survey see US recession by end of 2021

Aug. 19, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A strong majority, 74%, of U.S. business economists appear sufficiently concerned about the risks of some of President Donald Trump's economic policies that they expect a recession in the U.S. by the end of 2021. The economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics,...

Planned Parenthood leaves federal family planning program

Aug. 19, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Planned Parenthood said Monday it's pulling out of the federal family program rather abide by a new Trump administration rule prohibiting clinics from referring women for abortions. Alexis McGill Johnson, Planned Parenthood's acting president and CEO, said the organization's nationwide...

Another first for Clemson: No. 1 in AP preseason Top 25

Aug. 19, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

Cross off another milestone for Clemson, college football's newest superpower. For the first time, the defending national champion Tigers are No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 presented by Regions Bank . The Tigers won the program's second national title in three seasons behind freshman quarterback...

AP Exclusive: US talks secretly to Venezuela socialist boss

Aug. 19, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The U.S. has made secret contact with Venezuela's socialist party boss as close allies of President Nicolás Maduro's inner circle seek guarantees they won't face prosecution for alleged abuses and crimes if they cede to growing demands to remove him, according to a senior Trump...

Rueful over heritage claim, Warren woos Native American vote

Aug. 19, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren offered a public apology Monday to Native Americans over her past claim to tribal heritage, directly tackling an area that's proved to be a big political liability. "Like anyone who has been honest with themselves, I know I have...

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Planned Parenthood leaves federal family planning program

Aug. 19, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Planned Parenthood said Monday it's pulling out of the federal family program rather abide by a new Trump administration rule prohibiting clinics from referring women for abortions. Alexis McGill Johnson, Planned Parenthood's acting president and CEO, said the organization's nationwide...

Sheriff: Review begun of Texas officers who led man by rope

Aug. 19, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A Texas sheriff says his office is reviewing whether any procedures were violated in the arrest of a black man who was led by a rope through city streets by two white officers on horseback. Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset (TRAHS'-uh-set) said Monday that his office is...

Wide implications as Germany teeters toward recession

Aug. 19, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany, Europe's industrial powerhouse and biggest economy, with companies like Volkswagen, Siemens and BASF, may be entering a recession, according to a gloomy report from the country's central bank Monday — a development that could have repercussions for the rest of the eurozone and...

NYPD fires officer 5 years after Garner's chokehold death

Aug. 19, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After five years of investigations and protests, the New York City Police Department on Monday fired an officer involved in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, the unarmed man whose dying gasps of "I can't breathe" gave voice to a national debate over race and police use of force....

The Latest: Trump speaks with India's Modi about Pakistan

Aug. 19, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the disputed Kashmir region (all times local): 12:40 a.m. President Donald Trump has spoken with India's prime minister about the importance of reducing tensions between India and Pakistan amid growing tensions in the region. Pakistan said Monday that Indian...

NBA's Steph Curry helps Howard U. start Division I golf team

Aug. 19, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — What started as an innocuous conversation during a public event has evolved into a golf partnership between an NBA superstar Stephen Curry and Howard University. The two-time NBA MVP announced Monday that he is helping Howard re-establish a golf program. Curry is providing a donation that...

California university employee killed in campus stabbing

Aug. 19, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — An employee of California State University, Fullerton was killed in a stabbing in a campus parking lot Monday in what police called a targeted attack, though they were not sure of a motive. The victim was in his late 50s and worked in international student admissions at the...

Groups seek to block Tennessee voter signup penalties law

Aug. 19, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Several voter registration organizations are asking a judge to stop Tennessee's new restrictions for signing up voters from taking effect in October, saying the law has already curtailed their ability to enroll voters in communities of color and other historically disenfranchised...

Slain Chinese scholar's family to give $20K for help in case

Aug. 19, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The parents of a University of Illinois scholar from China who was abducted and killed two years ago are giving at least $20,000 to people who provided authorities with crucial information that led to the arrest and conviction of their daughter's killer. The money will come from a...

Line 3 protesters rally at Minnesota Enbridge office

Aug. 19, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) — Dozens of people rallied outside a Minnesota office of Enbridge Energy to protest the company's proposed Line 3 oil pipeline replacement. Protesters say six members of their group chained themselves to a gate early Monday at Enbridge's office in Bemidji, prompting the office to close...