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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2014 frame from dash-cam video provided by the Chicago Police Department, Laquan McDonald, right, walks down the street moments before being fatally shot by CPD officer Jason Van Dyke sixteen times in Chicago. The video of McDonald's 2014 death prompted protests and demands for sweeping reforms. Several leading community groups filed a class-action lawsuit against the city of Chicago on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in a bid to bypass or even scuttle a draft agreement between the city and the U.S. Department of Justice that seeks to reform the nation's second largest police force without federal court oversight. (Chicago Police Department via AP File)
June 14, 2017 - 9:21 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Several leading community groups, including a local Black Lives Matter organization, filed a class-action lawsuit against Chicago on Wednesday in a bid to bypass or even scuttle a draft agreement between the city and the U.S. Department of Justice that seeks to reform the nation's...
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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2014 frame from dash-cam video provided by the Chicago Police Department, Laquan McDonald, right, walks down the street moments before being fatally shot by CPD officer Jason Van Dyke sixteen times in Chicago. The video of McDonald's 2014 death prompted protests and demands for sweeping reforms. Several leading community groups filed a class-action lawsuit against the city of Chicago on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in a bid to bypass or even scuttle a draft agreement between the city and the U.S. Department of Justice that seeks to reform the nation's second largest police force without federal court oversight. (Chicago Police Department via AP File)
June 14, 2017 - 10:14 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Several leading community groups filed a class-action lawsuit against the city of Chicago Wednesday in a bid to bypass or even scuttle a draft agreement between the city and the U.S. Department of Justice that seeks to reform the nation's second largest police force without federal...
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A person, bottom right, peers out of a window from a building on fire in London, Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Metropolitan Police in London say they're continuing to evacuate people from a massive apartment fire in west London. The fire has been burning for more than three hours and stretches from the second to the 27th floor of the building.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
June 14, 2017 - 9:25 am
LONDON (AP) — A fast-moving overnight fire engulfed a 24-story apartment tower in London on Wednesday, killing at least six people and injuring 74 others, police said. Desperately trying to avoid the flames, residents threw babies and small children from high windows to people down on the sidewalk...
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Craig Heimer, right, arrives for his preliminary hearing on charges related to the hazing death of Timothy Piazza at Penn State's Beta Theta Pi fraternity at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pa., Monday, June 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Chris Knight)
June 12, 2017 - 10:58 am
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A detective testifying at a hearing for 18 Penn State fraternity brothers accused in the death of a 19-year-old pledge said Monday the student looked like a corpse in surveillance video from the frat house. "He looked dead, he looked like a corpse," said State College Police...
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June 10, 2017 - 6:55 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Members of a Penn State fraternity facing charges related to the death earlier this year of a pledge after a night of heavy drinking are due in court Monday for a hearing about whether there's enough evidence to head to trial. Prosecutors in the case against the now-shuttered...
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June 10, 2017 - 6:52 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Penn State fraternity members are due in court for a hearing on charges related to the death of a pledge after a night of heavy drinking. The hearing at a courthouse near the university campus on Monday will determine if prosecutors have enough evidence to send the case to...
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State Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, accompanied by members of the California Nurses Association, discusses his single-payer health care bill at a Capitol news conference, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
May 31, 2017 - 4:35 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A longshot California proposal to replace insurance companies with government-funded health care for all of the state's residents could be paid for with a sales tax hike and a new tax on business revenue, according to a report released Wednesday. The report said those...
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Eric Bauman, left, who is running to head the California Democratic Party, talks with Horace Snowden, of the Placer County Democratic Party. before the start of the California Democratic Party convention, Friday, May 19, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. Thousands of California Democrats are gathering in the Capital city for the three-day convention that will see either Bauman or Kimberley Ellis succeeding current party chairman John Burton. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
May 20, 2017 - 6:26 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the California Democratic Party convention (all times local): 4 p.m. Advocates of government-funded health care for all have repeatedly interrupted speakers at the California Democratic Party's annual convention. Single-payer health care has fired up the...
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May 13, 2017 - 1:39 pm
TOMBSTONE, Ariz. (AP) — Val Kilmer, who famously played Doc Holliday in the movie "Tombstone," is making plans to visit the Arizona Old West town this summer as part of a festival that pays tribute to the gunfighter. Kilmer announced he would be coming to Arizona in August on Facebook, the Sierra...
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In this Sept. 1, 2015, photo, Lily West, left, and Logan Strong plant seeds for their school's wood-heated aquaponics greenhouse in Kasaan, Alaska. The state has released a new guidebook that other Alaska schools and community groups how to build greenhouses heated with a plentiful local resource, wood. (Colter Barnes via AP)
May 12, 2017 - 3:53 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Cold-climate greenhouses have long been an option for increasing the limited growing season in Alaska, where fresh produce is a rarity in a harsh environment. But for many remote communities that rely on costly imported diesel fuel for their power source, they're too...
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