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Officer drops appeal of suspension in black man's shooting

Sep. 19, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A police officer is dropping his appeal of a three-day suspension over a confrontation with a black man whose shooting death prompted widespread protests in Baton Rouge in 2016. News outlets report attorney Kyle Kershaw announced Thursday morning that client Howie Lake II was...

NOAA scientist: agency likely broke science integrity rules

Sep. 9, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — The acting chief scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said his agency likely violated its scientific integrity rules last week when it publicly chastised a weather office that contradicted President Donald Trump's claim that Hurricane Dorian threatened...

Little Rock commission won't reinstate Little Rock officer

Sep. 4, 2019 10:04 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A city commission has decided a white Little Rock police officer who was previously fired for fatally shooting a black motorist should not be reinstated to the police force. The Little Rock Civil Service Commission made its decision late Wednesday to uphold the termination of...

Utah moves to scrap state-run pot dispensary system

Aug. 22, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah legislators were moving Thursday to scrap a planned state-run medical marijuana dispensary system after county attorneys said it would put public employees at risk of being prosecuted under federal drug laws. Under the revised plan being written by Republican Senate Majority...

5 arrested for stealing millions from elderly, disabled vets

Aug. 21, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Federal prosecutors say five people have been arrested on charges they obtained social security and other identifying information to steal millions of dollars from mostly elderly and disabled veterans. Authorities say the five face several charges including aggravated identity theft,...

People, companies forced to save water in parched India city

Aug. 14, 2019 2:56 AM EDT

CHENNAI, India (AP) — For retired Indian civil servant R. Devarajan and his wife, Chennai's acute water shortage has reinforced the wisdom of their decision years ago to install a rainwater harvesting system in the three-story home where they live and rent out units to others. For months, their neighbors...

Democrats tussle over health care at Nevada labor forum

Aug. 4, 2019 6:29 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates' tussle over health care reform continued Saturday as they pitched themselves to Nevada union members, with former Vice President Joe Biden declaring he's "against any Democrat who wants to get rid of Obamacare" and Sen. Kamala Harris saying no Democrat...

The Latest: Harris says health care plans should cover all

Aug. 3, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential contenders in Nevada (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Sen. Kamala Harris says "no Democrat" should be on the debate stage without a "health care plan that covers everybody." The California senator's remark is likely aimed at former Vice President Joe...

Civil servants join Hong Kong protests as Beijing accuses US

Aug. 2, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong civil servants and supporters crowded into a public park Friday to join a pro-democracy movement that China's top diplomat accused Western nations of provoking. Several thousand joined the rally for government workers in solidarity with protesters who have called for greater...

Pocketbook issues prevail in recession-scarred Nevada

Aug. 2, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The pack of Democratic presidential candidates made it through five hours of debating this week without diving deep into two major issues: the economy and labor unions. That won't be the case this weekend. The candidates' next stop is Nevada, an early primary state and battleground state,...