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The Latest: Officer in chokehold death case is 'gratified'

Jul. 16, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the decision not to bring civil rights charges in the death of Eric Garner (all times local): 2:15 p.m. A lawyer says New York Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo (pan-tuh-LAY'-oh) is "gratified" that the Justice Department carefully reviewed his case rather than what he calls the...

Judge overseeing opioid lawsuits orders release of some data

Jul. 16, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A look at how the opioid crisis grew and spread may be much clearer soon after a federal judge overseeing nearly 2,000 lawsuits filed against manufacturers, distributors and retailers of prescription painkillers ordered the release of data showing where those drugs were distributed...

Appeals court: NYC can ban ads in Uber and Lyft cars

Jul. 16, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Drivers for companies like Uber and Lyft in New York City can be banned from displaying advertisements in their vehicles, a federal appeals court said Tuesday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the ban does not violate the First Amendment as it reversed a February 2018 lower-court...

Minneapolis suburb reinstates Pledge at council meetings

Jul. 16, 2019 8:23 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. (AP) — A suburban Minneapolis city council has voted to reinstate the Pledge of Allegiance at its meetings after the decision to drop it generated a firestorm of criticism, including from the White House. The St. Louis Park City Council voted to drop the pledge June 17 in an effort to...

Hong Kong protests challenge China with no end in sight

Jul. 16, 2019 6:16 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Colin Wong has come to know the sting of pepper spray well. After more than a month of demonstrations in Hong Kong's sweltering heat, memories of the burning sensation are a constant reminder of what protesters call an excessive use of force by police. Each time he felt the now-familiar...

Making an immigration arrest requires hours of surveillance

Jul. 16, 2019 3:07 AM EDT

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — Two immigration officers had been parked outside a home well before dawn when their target — a Mexican man convicted of driving under the influence in 2015 — appeared to emerge as the sun illuminated a gray sky. "I'm going to do a vehicle stop," an officer radioed....

The Latest: Toxic bacteria keep Mississippi beaches closed

Jul. 16, 2019 1:55 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Barry (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Beaches along the Mississippi Gulf Coast remain closed because of toxic bacteria detected before Barry blew ashore. Polluted Midwest floodwaters have fed an outbreak of cyanobacterium. Commonly known as blue-green algae, it can cause...

Con Ed: Relay protection system failed, leading to blackout

Jul. 15, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A relay protection system that should have isolated a faulty distribution cable but didn't led to the loss of power that darkened Manhattan for several hours, Con Ed said Monday in a preliminary review. The relay system at a West 65th Street substation should have kept the problem that...

Yemen's warring sides meet over flashpoint port city

Jul. 15, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's warring sides concluded an overnight meeting on Monday that discussed the redeployment of forces from the flashpoint port city of Hodeida, officials said. This was the first meeting since February between the Shiite rebel group, known as the Houthis, and the forces loyal to the...

Ex-governor to lead push Sands' push for casino in NYC

Jul. 15, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former New York Gov. David Paterson is joining Las Vegas Sands to lead the casino and resort developer's push for a casino in New York City. Voters have already authorized up to three casinos for the nation's largest city, but under state law they can't be approved until 2023 at the...