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Man charged after plowing car into Southern California gym

Mar. 21, 2019 10:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors say a Southern California man angry that a gym canceled his membership for inappropriate behavior crashed his car through the front window of the building, nearly striking an employee. The Los Angeles County district attorney's office says Thursday that 32-year-old Sergio...

Europe offers UK a little more time for Brexit

Mar. 21, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Worn down by three years of indecision in London, European Union leaders on Thursday grudgingly offered the U.K. more time to ease itself out of the bloc, delaying by several weeks — but not eliminating — the threat of a chaotic British exit. After a meeting that stretched...

A hot US job market is coaxing people in from the sidelines

Mar. 21, 2019 8:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A surprisingly strong burst of job growth over the past year has led many economists to wonder: Where are all the workers coming from? As recently as last spring, analysts had worried that hiring would slow as the pool of unemployed shrank. Many employers have complained for years that...

The Latest: Dutch PM: Britain could walk out without deal

Mar. 21, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 1 a.m. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says the United Kingdom now could walk out without a deal on April 12, but he expects it to seek more time under any circumstance. Rutte said that "they can say, in theory, that on 12th of April we are getting...

The Latest: No impairment for SUV driver who fatally hit cop

Mar. 21, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on a Phoenix police officer who died after getting struck by an SUV (all times local) ___ 4:15 p.m. Phoenix police say the driver of an SUV that fatally struck an officer wasn't impaired. Officer Paul Rutherford was hit while investigating an accident scene Thursday morning and...

Coast Guard leader: More money needed to compete in Arctic

Mar. 21, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Strapped with an aging fleet, the U.S. Coast Guard is about to award a contract for a much-needed new icebreaker to help compete against Russia and China for a presence in the Arctic, but the service needs more funding for operations and infrastructure, its commandant said Thursday. Adm....

Road rage suspect who killed deputy was in US illegally

Mar. 21, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The road rage suspect who killed a sheriff's deputy, wounded a police officer and died in a central Washington state shootout this week was living in the United States illegally, the federal government said Thursday. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Juan Manuel Flores Del...

The Latest: Man who killed deputy was in US illegally

Mar. 21, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on a sheriff's deputy killed in Washington state (all times local): 2:45 p.m. The federal government says the man who killed a sheriff's deputy and wounded a police officer in a central Washington state shootout was in the United States illegally. The U.S. Immigration and...

ISTA: Pellets hit teachers during active shooter training

Mar. 21, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's largest teachers union is urging lawmakers to make changes to a school safety bill after it says teachers at an elementary school were shot with plastic pellets during active shooter training. Members of the Indiana State Teachers Association told the Senate's education...

Tennessee House passes contentious anti-discrimination bill

Mar. 21, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's GOP-dominated House on Thursday approved an anti-discrimination business bill that some critics say is dangerous for LGBTQ people. According to the bill, cities and state agencies would be banned from taking "discriminatory action" against businesses if they have...