AP Exclusive: China tightens up on info after Xinjiang leaks

World 12/13/19, 20:25

The Xinjiang regional government in China’s far west is deleting data, destroying documents, tightening controls on information, and has held high-level meetings in response to leaks of classified papers on its mass detention camps for Uighurs and other predominantly Muslim ...

Kansas City votes to remove King’s name from historic street

U.S. 11/05/19, 23:30

Kansas City voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved removing Dr. Martin Luther King's name from one of the city's most historic boulevards, less than a year after the city council decided to rename The Paseo for the civil rights icon. Unofficial results ...

NYPD commissioner James O’Neill to step down

New York 11/04/19, 14:26

New York City's police commissioner is retiring after three years in charge of the nation's largest police department, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday. James O'Neill, 61, will be replaced by Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea, the mayor said. O'Neill's tenure as ...

Judge allows Chicago suit against Jussie Smollett to proceed

U.S. 10/22/19, 11:02

A federal judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss Chicago's lawsuit against former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett. U.S. District Virginia Kendall's ruling means that Chicago's suit that seeks to recoup $130,000 that city officials say the police department spent investigating Smollett's claim ...

Police look for 2 men in Kansas bar shooting that killed 4

U.S. 10/06/19, 12:25

Two men opened fire inside a bar in Kansas City, Kansas, early Sunday, killing four people and wounding five others in a shooting believed to have stemmed from an earlier dispute, police said. Authorities were searching Sunday for the two gunmen, ...

Update: Biden distances himself from Obama’s trade deal

2020 Campaign 07/31/19, 21:39

The Latest on Wednesday's Democratic presidential debate (all times local): __ 10:15 p.m. Former Vice President Joe Biden is distancing himself from a trade deal that was a centerpiece of the Obama administration. Biden said on the debate stage in Detroit on Wednesday that ...

Biden takes some hits over race, age in debate number 2

2020 Campaign 06/27/19, 22:27

The roster for Thursday night's Democratic presidential debate demonstrated some of the party's major divisions — even before the candidates started talking. __ BAD MOMENT FOR BIDEN Former Vice President Joe Biden entered Thursday's debate with the most to lose. In one powerful ...

Police release more than 1,000 files from Smollett probe

U.S. 06/25/19, 01:05

Chicago police on Monday released more than 1,000 files from the investigation into claim of Jussie Smollett he was attacked by two men, including video footage that for the first time shows the "Empire" actor with a thin, white rope ...

Buttigieg criticized at emotional town hall after shooting

U.S. 06/23/19, 22:34

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg faced criticism Sunday from angry residents of South Bend, Indiana, at an emotional town hall meeting a week after a white police officer fatally shot a black man in the city where he is mayor. Buttigieg ...

Sentencing looms in Charlottesville attack; man seeks mercy

U.S. 06/23/19, 09:47

The avowed white supremacist who plowed his car into counterdemonstrators opposing a white nationalist rally in Virginia two years ago, killing one person and injuring dozens, has asked a judge for mercy and a sentence shorter than life in prison. Lawyers ...

President Trump says his support among Latino voters is rising

Politics 06/20/19, 21:07

President Donald Trump asserted that his policies to stop illegal immigration are helping his standing with Latino voters, and taking credit for uniting families who were separated at the border. Trump made the statements in a sometimes combative interview airing Thursday ...

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