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In this Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, photo, Belith Ariza, a barista trainer at Starbucks, opens the doors to the community meeting space at a local Starbucks Community Store, in Phoenix. The Seattle-based company plans to open or remodel 85 stores by 2025 in rural and urban communities across the U.S. That will bring to 100 the total number of community stores Starbucks has opened since it announced the program in 2015. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Starbucks, home of the $4 latte, is moving into poor areas

Jan. 16, 2020 8:07 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Starbucks has a point to prove: There's more to the company than selling $4 lattes to rich people. The Seattle-based coffee giant that has cultivated a reputation for being socially responsible said Thursday it is expanding its effort to put more coffee shops — and create more jobs...

Attorney General William Barr speaks to reporters at the Justice Department in Washington, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, to announce results of an investigation of the shootings at the Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida. On Dec. 6, 2019, 21-year-old Saudi Air Force officer, 2nd Lt. Mohammed Alshamrani, opened fire at the naval base in Pensacola, killing three U.S. sailors and injuring eight other people. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

US military training for Saudi students could resume soon

Jan. 16, 2020 12:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. training for more than 800 Saudi Arabian military students could be restarted "in the coming days," the Pentagon said Thursday, nearly six weeks after a shooting by one Saudi trainee killed three sailors at a Florida base. The Pentagon had stopped all flight and field training for...

Kelsi Deel, left,, director, explains as Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump tours a local safe haven in Atlanta, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Ivanka Trump toured two facilities on Tuesday that help survivors in downtown Atlanta. President Donald Trump has listed fighting sex trafficking as a priority, as has the Kemp administration and Marty Kemp. (Hyosub Shin/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Ivanka Trump: White House will seek to end human trafficking

Jan. 14, 2020 4:59 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Ivanka Trump says the White House is committed to ending human trafficking, which she called “modern day slavery." President Donald Trump's daughter and adviser made the comments during a trip to Atlanta on Tuesday. She visited nonprofit groups that help victims of human trafficking....

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2019, file photo, FBI Director Christopher Wray speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Washington. The FBI said Friday it was taking steps to improve the accuracy and completeness of its wiretap applications for national security investigations and to provide better training for agents. The changes were described in a 30-page filing with the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

FBI tightening up wiretap protocols after watchdog report

Jan. 10, 2020 8:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI laid out new protocols Friday for how it conducts electronic surveillance in national security cases, responding to a Justice Department inspector general report that harshly criticized the bureau's handling of the Russia investigation. The changes, detailed in a 30-page filing...

Watchdog: Officer's ruse contributed to suspect's suicide

Jan. 10, 2020 1:02 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Police Department's civilian watchdog has found that an officer's ruse in a 2018 hit-and-run case contributed to the driver's suicide. The Office of Police Accountability said that to get the suspect to turn himself in, the officer told one of the suspect's friends that the crash...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department shows Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem. A federal judge refused to toss out the entire case against Kareem convicted of providing guns to and training two friends who attacked a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest outside Dallas, but said this week he should be retried on a single count of transporting weapons across state lines.(Maricopa County Sheriff's Department via AP, File)

US judge calls for retrial of 1 count in Texas attack

Dec. 27, 2019 6:53 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. judge refused to toss out the entire case against a Phoenix man convicted of providing guns and training two friends who attacked a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest outside Dallas but said he should be retried on a a single count of transporting weapons across state lines. Judge...

College official gets 6 years for stealing $7.5 million

Dec. 13, 2019 5:18 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former St. Louis Community College employee was sentenced Friday to more than six years in prison for stealing more than $7.5 million from a program designed to provide job training. Donald L. Robison, 57, of Ballwin, Missouri, pleaded guilty to fraud and money laundering charges in...

In this Nov. 1, 2019, photo, Gabe Steele wipes his eye as he sits in his home in West Point, Iowa, and talks about the accidental fatal shooting of his wife, Autumn Steele, by a Burlington, Iowa police officer in 2015. Accidental shootings by police happen across the United States every year, an Associated Press investigation has found, and experts say it's because law enforcement officers don't get the training they need. (AP Photo/Matthew Holst)

AP Exclusive: Accidental shootings show police training gaps

Dec. 9, 2019 5:32 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — When an Iowa mother tried to take her child from her husband during an argument on a snowy sidewalk in 2015, an officer stepped in to stop the scuffle, but he accidentally fired his weapon as a dog approached. The bullet went through the woman’s arm and into her chest, killing her as...

Police vehicles block the entrance to the Pensacola Air Base, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 in Pensacola, Fla. The US Navy is confirming that a shooter is dead and several injured after gunfire at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola. (Tony Giberson/ Pensacola News Journal via AP)

US digs into Saudi shooting suspect motive in Navy shooting

Dec. 6, 2019 7:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. law enforcement officials were digging into the background of the suspected Florida naval station shooter Friday, to determine the Saudi Air Force officer's motive and whether it was connected to terrorism. As questions swirled about the shooting, which left four people dead,...

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2017, file photo, former President Barack Obama, right, and former first lady Michelle Obama appear at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago. The publisher of Barack and Michelle Obama has pledged to donate 300,000 children’s books to a leading educational organization, adding to the 1 million copies already given. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Obamas’ publisher makes new pledge to education organization

Dec. 3, 2019 12:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of Barack and Michelle Obama has pledged to donate 300,000 children’s books to a leading educational organization, adding to the 1 million copies already given. Penguin Random House announced Tuesday that it had joined with the former president and former first lady in...