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Woman shot, killed by Boise police

Oct. 21, 2019 9:51 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise police say a woman who was shot and killed in her car by officers Sunday morning had a gun and pointed it at law enforcement. The shooting happened after police responded to a report around 6 a.m. Sunday that a woman was acting suspiciously and knocking on doors. The police...

California relishes role as liberal trendsetter, Trump foe

Oct. 20, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Democrats who rule California took on homegrown tech giants Uber and Lyft over their workforces, convinced some of the world's biggest automakers to buck the president on fuel emissions and passed a law that could change college sports nationwide. On issues big and small...

Grant to help renovate 'Jim Crow' rail car in North Carolina

Oct. 16, 2019 4:27 AM EDT

SPENCER, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has received a federal grant to renovate a 1920s rail car that was built to comply with the racist Jim Crow laws of the 20th century. State officials say the National Park Service awarded a grant of more than $287,000 to renovate the railroad car that's now at the N.C....

Suit challenges Michigan regulator over $250,000 benefit cap

Oct. 15, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The administrator of a plan that covers the medical expenses of uninsured non-drivers who are injured in car crashes is suing the state of Michigan, alleging that a regulator's recent orders conflict with the state's new auto insurance overhaul. The lawsuit was filed Monday in the...

Police say Greenville man hit brother-in-law with car, pole

Oct. 15, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a Greenville man is facing attempted murder charges after he allegedly hit his brother-in-law with a car and then went after him with a pole. The Deseret News in Salt Lake City reports that 30-year-old Jacobson Jacob Pelt was charged Monday with two counts of attempted...

British man gets life for driving into people by Parliament

Oct. 14, 2019 9:37 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A man who deliberately drove his car into several people outside Britain's Parliament in a bid "to kill as many people as possible" was sentenced Monday to life imprisonment for attempted murder. During a hearing at London's Central Criminal Court, Judge Maura McGowan said Salih Khater must...

The Latest: Donelon wins 4th term as insurance commissioner

Oct. 12, 2019 11:09 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on Louisiana's election (all times local): 10:10 p.m. Jim Donelon has reached a fourth term as Louisiana's insurance commissioner after a hard-fought, intraparty battle to hang on to the job. Voters on Saturday reelected the Republican incumbent to another four-year stint...

More fetal remains found as probe of late doctor continues

Oct. 11, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The discovery of more than 2,400 sets of fetal remains in the Illinois garage and a car owned by a late doctor who performed abortions in Indiana for decades has left authorities in the two states trying to figure out what happened, if any laws were broken, and why he held onto the...

German regulators question emissions of Mercedes vans

Oct. 6, 2019 8:09 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German automaker Daimler is facing questions about the possible illegal manipulation of diesel emission readings, focused on its popular Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans. Bild newspaper reported Sunday that Germany's KBA vehicle regulatory authority has written the company warning that 260,000...

Lawsuit accuses used car dealer of racial bias in loan terms

Sep. 30, 2019 2:52 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland used car dealership racially discriminated against black customers by offering them less favorable terms on auto loans than white customers, the Justice Department claims in a lawsuit filed Monday. The department's lawsuit accuses Glen Burnie, Maryland-based Guaranteed Auto...