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Japan envoy pick Emanuel: Chicago teen shooting weighs heavy

Oct. 20, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he did nothing improper but still fell short in his handling of the fatal police shooting of a Black teenager in the city seven years ago, a dark moment in his tenure looming large now as he hopes to win Senate confirmation...

Chair of New York Democrats faces criticism over KKK remark

Oct. 19, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The chairman of the New York Democrats is facing condemnation and calls to resign from members of his own party after he invoked the Ku Klux Klan and its former leader while explaining why he didn't endorse a New York Democratic mayoral candidate. State...

Police shooting looms over Emanuel in confirmation battle

Oct. 19, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fatal police shooting of a Black teen in Chicago seven years ago is looming large over the city’s former mayor, Rahm Emanuel, as he looks to win confirmation as President Joe Biden’s ambassador to Japan. Several liberal House lawmakers and...

Today in History

Oct. 13, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 13, the 286th day of 2021. There are 79 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 13, 1792, the cornerstone of the executive mansion, later known as the White...

Trump endorses Geoff Diehl for Massachusetts governor

Oct. 06, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump has endorsed Geoff Diehl, a former Republican state representative, for governor of Massachusetts in 2022. The state’s current governor — fellow Republican Charlie Baker — hasn’t yet said if he plans to seek a third...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Oct. 06, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Oct. 4 The Guardian on the Pandora papers — bringing tax havens to heel: Five years after the Panama papers exposed the vast scale of offshore banking and business...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Sep. 28, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

Bloomington Pantagraph. September 25, 2021. Editorial: Jelani Day, family deserve answers Many people have already done their best for Jelani Day. For their sake and his, we must insist on coming to a conclusion about his story. ...

House votes to protect abortion rights amid state challenges

Sep. 24, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed legislation Friday that would guarantee a woman’s right to an abortion, an effort by Democrats to circumvent a new Texas law that has placed that access under threat. The bill's 218-211 approval is mostly symbolic, as Republican...

12th inmate dies as New York City's jail crisis intensifies

Sep. 22, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An inmate on a New York City jail barge died Wednesday after a medical emergency, the city’s Department of Correction said. It is at least the 12th death of a city inmate this year and the second this week amid what some elected officials and advocates have deemed a...

Rikers Island should close, say 4 House Democrats from NY

Sep. 21, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Four members of Congress from New York demanded the release of inmates and closure of New York City's troubled Rikers Island jail complex after another inmate was reported dead at the facility. Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jerry Nadler,...