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Slew of police reform bills headed to Gov. Jay Inslee's desk

Apr. 14, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — As Washington lawmakers began wrapping up their work on an ambitious package of police accountability legislation in the past week, reminders of the cause were not hard to come by. In Minneapolis, prosecutors were concluding their murder case against...

Man accuses NFL's Aaron Donald of assault at Pittsburgh club

Apr. 14, 2021 13:20 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A lawyer and his 26-year-old client told Pittsburgh police Wednesday that Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald and others assaulted the man at a nightclub last weekend, causing multiple injuries Attorney Todd J. Hollis said his client,...

Bill letting students opt out of LGBTQ material heads to gov

Apr. 14, 2021 13:20 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee bill requiring school districts to alert parents of any instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity and let them opt their student out is heading to Republican Gov. Bill Lee. The legislation cleared its last hurdle in the...

Oklahoma Legislature OKs bill to crack down on protesters

Apr. 14, 2021 13:20 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican-backed bill aimed at cracking down on protests by increasing penalties for blocking roadways and granting immunity to motorists who kill or injure rioters received final legislative approval on Wednesday. The state Senate voted 38-10,...

Pima County to get $2M to cover costs of asylum seekers

Apr. 14, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — County officials in southern Arizona have said the federal government will provide $2.1 million to cover the costs of supporting people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border seeking asylum. County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry said the Federal Emergency...

Browns sign Jadeveon Clowney to pair with Garrett on D-line

Apr. 14, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Free agent defensive end Jadeveon Clowney signed a one-year, $10 million contract with the Cleveland Browns, who will pair him with All-Pro Myles Garrett to chase quarterbacks and maybe get them deeper in the playoffs. Clowney, the No. 1 overall pick in...

To retain workers, Walmart moves more of them full time

Apr. 14, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is moving more of its workers full time, with the goal of having two-thirds of its U.S. store hourly jobs be full time with more consistent work schedules by early next year. That’s up from 53% five years ago but still below the average of 71%...

Protests over man shot dead at hospital reach police station

Apr. 14, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio's capital city used pepper spray on a small group of people who briefly breached the outer doors of the agency's downtown headquarters Tuesday night, following protests over the fatal police shooting of a Black man at an emergency room on Monday. ...

Indiana lawmakers send abortion 'reversal' bill to governor

Apr. 14, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers on Wednesday approved a bill that would require doctors to tell women undergoing drug-induced abortions about a scientifically dubious option that the bill's proponents claim could halt an abortion midway through the process. The...

Stocks add to records after strong start to earnings season

Apr. 14, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are tacking a bit more onto their record highs in afternoon trading Wednesday after big banks kicked off a highly anticipated earnings reporting season with profits that thundered past Wall Street’s expectations. The S&P 500 was...