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Police: Prison guard beat banker, used racial slur over mask

Sep. 17, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — A California prison guard was arrested this week on suspicion of beating a Wells Fargo branch manager and calling him a racial slur after being asked to wear a mask inside the bank, police said. James Allen Jones, Jr., 50, was arrested at...

Mayor: Chicago's new schools chief leads San Antonio schools

Sep. 15, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot named San Antonio schools Superintendent Pedro Martinez Wednesday as the new CEO of the nation's third-largest school district. Martinez previously worked for Chicago Public Schools and replaces interim schools CEO Jose...

Census experts find no political influence in state totals

Sep. 14, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

Outside experts found no evidence of political interference in the state-by-state population totals from the 2020 census used for divvying up congressional seats, but their limited review didn't include demographic data or places smaller than states, according to a task force report released...

3 candidates for Santa Fe mayor clash at public forum

Sep. 13, 2021 23:50 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe's incumbent entrepreneur-turned-mayor defended his handling of conflicts over historical monuments and stewardship of a COVID-battered economy at a candidate forum Monday amid stinging criticism from two Latina challengers. Mayor Alan...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Sep. 13, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

Chicago Tribune. September 10, 2021. Editorial: What can rebuild Illinoisans’ faith in Springfield? Ethics reform. What won’t? Faux reform. Democrats in the General Assembly seem to think a swatch of ethics reform is better than none at all. ...

California voters: Less Republican and white than in 2003

Sep. 12, 2021 11:21 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — It's a familiar refrain among California's recall watchers: 2021 is not 2003. Yes, the state again is in the middle of a recall election that could remove the Democratic governor from office. But today's California electorate looks far...

California may end arrests for loitering for prostitution

Sep. 10, 2021 23:33 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Police in California would no longer be able to arrest anyone for loitering with the intent to engage in prostitution under a bill approved by state lawmakers on Friday amid debate over whether the move would help or harm sex trafficking victims. ...

Los Angeles requires COVID-19 vaccine for students 12 and up

Sep. 09, 2021 20:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles board of education voted Thursday to require students 12 and older to be vaccinated against the coronavirus to attend in-person classes in the nation’s second-largest school district. The move makes Los Angeles by far the largest of...

Beatings, buried videos a pattern at Louisiana State Police

Sep. 09, 2021 01:19 AM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — In one long-buried video, white Louisiana State Police troopers can be seen slamming a Black man against a police cruiser after finding marijuana in his car, throwing him to the ground and repeatedly punching him — all while he is handcuffed. In...

Beatings, buried videos a pattern at Louisiana State Police

Sep. 09, 2021 00:53 AM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — The most violent videos languished for years, lost or ignored in a digital vault. Louisiana State Police troopers and top brass alike would often look the other way, even as officers took to official messaging channels to banter about their brutality. ...