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Chicago awaits 2 historic hearings in fatal police shooting

Jan. 16, 2019 6:17 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Two of the most significant court hearings in the history of the Chicago Police Department — both involving the fatal police shooting of black teen Laquan McDonald — are set to be held this week. On Thursday, a judge is scheduled to announce if she believes three police...

The Latest: House OKs Democratic bill to reopen government

Jan. 16, 2019 6:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 6:10 p.m. The House has passed a Democratic measure to reopen the government through Feb. 8 and provide $14 billion in emergency spending for recent hurricanes, wildfires and other natural disasters. The bill was approved...

Shutdown may upend State of the Union speech

Jan. 16, 2019 5:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A grand Washington ritual became a potential casualty of the partial government shutdown Wednesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to postpone his Jan. 29 State of the Union speech. She cited concerns about whether the hobbled government can provide adequate...

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...

The Latest: Son: Jailed Iran state TV anchor would help FBI

Jan. 16, 2019 5:14 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on detention of American-born news anchor for Iran's state television (all times local): 3:25 p.m. The son of an American-born anchor for Iran's state television broadcaster says his mother would have been willing to cooperate with the FBI and did not need to be jailed as a...

Last defendant in border agent's death gets 50-year sentence

Jan. 16, 2019 5:07 PM EST

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The last defendant to face justice in the fatal 2014 shooting of an off-duty Border Patrol agent has been sentenced to 50 years in prison. Ismael Hernandez Vallejo (vah-YAY'-hoh) was sentenced in a Texas court in Brownsville after pleading guilty Tuesday to murder in the death of...

Does Trump have to give a State of the Union speech? No.

Jan. 16, 2019 3:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Constitution mandates in Article II, Section 3 that presidents "shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the state of the union, and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient." But the Constitution offers no...

Off-duty NYPD officer killed in crash with garbage truck

Jan. 16, 2019 2:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An off-duty New York City police officer was killed Wednesday morning in a head-on crash with a city-owned garbage truck in the Bronx. Brian Kessler, 28, was found unconscious and unresponsive in a mangled sedan on the side of a two-lane road around 8:20 a.m., the New York Police Department...

The Latest: NYPD identifies officer killed in off-duty crash

Jan. 16, 2019 2:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on the death of an off-duty New York City police officer in a head-on crash with a city-owned garbage truck (all times local): 1:50 p.m. The New York Police Department has identified an officer killed in an off-duty crash as Brian Kessler. Police say the 28-year-old died...

Police: Would-be robber fatally shot after fleeing bank

Jan. 16, 2019 1:11 PM EST

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Police say a would-be bank robber who said he had a bomb and displayed a handgun was fatally shot by an officer after fleeing the bank. Montgomery County Assistant Police Chief Marcus Jones said a person walked into the BB&T bank in downtown Silver Spring on Wednesday morning...