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New black officers, court officials rethinking US policing

Nov. 17, 2018 10:33 AM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Veteran Alabama law enforcement officer Mark Pettway grew up in a black neighborhood called "Dynamite Hill" because the Ku Klux Klan bombed so many houses there in the 1950s and '60s. Now, after becoming the first black person elected sheriff in Birmingham - on the same day voters...

Attorney: Prosecutors stalled Kansas prison recordings probe

Nov. 16, 2018 11:30 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A court-appointed attorney investigating whether federal prosecutors in Kansas improperly listened to recorded conversations between prisoners and their attorneys testified Friday that he was stunned and disappointed when he realized months into the investigation that the U.S....

Fire deaths rise to 71 ahead of Trump's California visit

Nov. 16, 2018 10:18 PM EST

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — With the confirmed death toll at 71 and the list of unaccounted for people more than 1,000, authorities in Northern California on Friday searched for those who perished and those who survived the fiercest of wildfires ahead of a planned visit by President Donald Trump. The president on...

Tijuana mayor: Caravan influx to last at least 6 months

Nov. 16, 2018 8:10 PM EST

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — With about 3,000 Central American migrants having reached the Mexican border across from California and thousands more anticipated, the mayor of Tijuana said Friday that the city was preparing for an influx that will last at least six months and may have no end in sight. Juan Manuel...

Baltimore mayor picks Fort Worth chief as next top cop

Nov. 16, 2018 6:46 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's mayor announced Friday she has chosen a Texas police chief as her nominee to lead the city's troubled force, seeking to rein in a soaring pace of violent crime and boost public trust in a tattered department where instability has become the norm. In an op-ed published late...

Finger pointing, frustration in eastern US storm's aftermath

Nov. 16, 2018 6:05 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Exhausted commuters pointed fingers and demanded answers Friday, a day after a modest snowstorm stranded motorists on slippery roads for hours, paralyzed the public transit network serving New York City and its suburbs and even forced some New Jersey children to stay overnight in their...

Iraq resumes Kirkuk oil exports after yearlong pause

Nov. 16, 2018 12:04 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq began piping oil from its fields around the disputed city of Kirkuk on Friday, more than a year after exports were halted over troubles with the autonomous Kurdish administration north of the country. The region will export between 50,000 to 100,000 barrels of crude oil per day through...

2 small airlines protest price of Kansas City airport plan

Nov. 16, 2018 11:07 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two small airlines are protesting the price tag for the new single terminal project at Kansas City International Airport. Executives at Spirit and Allegiant airlines outlined their concerns in letters to the Kansas City Council Airport Committee, citing the $1.6 billion project...

Kelly senses 'momentum' in Kansas toward medical marijuana

Nov. 16, 2018 8:53 AM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Could Kansas soon join the growing list of states allowing medical marijuana? The election of Democrat Laura Kelly puts a medical marijuana supporter in the governor's seat, and she recently said she senses "some momentum" among legislators to legalize medical marijuana with strict...

Snowstorm slows evening commute in New York City

Nov. 15, 2018 11:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The first snowstorm of the season to hit the New York City area brought several inches of snow, slowing Thursday's evening commute to a crawl, after contributing to at least seven deaths as it swept across the country. From St. Louis to the South and into the Northeast, snow, freezing rain,...