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Tucson voters on course to reject sanctuary city measure

Nov. 6, 2019 12:04 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Voters in one of Arizona's most liberal cities appeared Tuesday to be overwhelmingly rejecting an initiative that would make Tucson the state's only sanctuary city. The measure was opposed by the city's Democratic elected officials, who said it went too far in restricting police...

Chicago police superintendent considering retirement

Nov. 4, 2019 3:52 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says he is considering retirement. Johnson was at City Hall on Monday for a budget hearing when he told reporters he's thinking of leaving the job he's held for more than three years and a department he joined more than three decades ago. He says...

SC sheriff guilty of misconduct, faces up to 1 year in jail

Oct. 24, 2019 11:44 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina sheriff faces up to a year in prison and will lose his job after a jury found him guilty Thursday of misconduct in office. A Greenville jury deliberated more than four hours before splitting its verdicts, finding suspended Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis guilty...

As teachers strike, Chicago mayor offers $838M deficit fix

Oct. 23, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who's still trying to settle a nearly week-old teacher's strike, proposed a combination of debt refinancing, tax and fee hikes and assistance from the state Legislature on Wednesday to close a massive $838 million budget deficit. As Lightfoot spoke, thousands of...

The Latest: Chicago classes canceled for 6th day amid strike

Oct. 23, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Chicago's budget woes and ongoing teacher strike (all times local): 4:35 p.m. Chicago Public Schools have cancelled classes for a sixth day as a teachers' strike remains unresolved. The nation's third-largest school district has kept school buildings open since the Chicago...