5 stabbed at rabbi’s house on Hanukkah; suspect arraigned

New York 12/29/19, 08:54

A knife-wielding man stormed into a rabbi's home and stabbed five people as they celebrated Hanukkah in an Orthodox Jewish community north of New York City, an ambush the governor said Sunday was an act of domestic terrorism fueled by intolerance and a “cancer” of growing hatred in America. Police tracked ...

Debate update: Biden asks Sanders to put his hand down for a second

Politics 12/19/19, 18:00

The Latest on the Democratic presidential debate (all times local): It came at the tail end, but the fieriest back-and-forth at Thursday's Democratic presidential debate came in the form of former Vice President Joe Biden's renewed criticism of the estimated costs of the “Medicare for All” health care proposals of some ...

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 minorities, according to four people in contact with government employees ...

Michael Bloomberg formally launches Democratic presidential bid

2020 Campaign 11/24/19, 05:01

Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the world’s richest men, has formally launched a Democratic bid for president. Ending weeks of speculation, the 77-year-old former Republican announced his candidacy Sunday, Nov. 24, in a written statement posted on a campaign website describing himself as uniquely positioned ...

Ex-Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announces Dem presidential bid

2020 Campaign 11/14/19, 04:56

Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced Thursday he is running for president, making a late entry into the Democratic race less than three months before primary voting begins. In an announcement video, Patrick highlighted his poverty-stricken childhood on Chicago’s South Side, saying he’s running for the “people who feel left out ...

Removing King’s name in Kansas City opens wounds, discussion

U.S. 11/06/19, 20:39

Kansas City leaders and residents on Wednesday began what is likely to be a challenging conversation about how to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and recover from wounds inflicted during a nearly yearlong debate over naming a street for the civil rights icon in the majority white city. On Tuesday, ...

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 vote showed the proposal to remove King's name received nearly ...

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 commissioner — which began with a pipe bomb blast on ...

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 that he was a victim of a racist and homophobic ...

US moves 2 British IS members known as ‘Beatles’ from Syria

Politics 10/09/19, 19:36

Two British militants believed to be part of an Islamic State group that beheaded hostages and was known as "The Beatles" have been moved out of a detention center in Syria and are in American custody, U.S. officials said Wednesday. President Donald Trump said earlier Wednesday that the U.S. has moved ...

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, said Officer Thomas Tomasic, a police spokesman. He said the ...

Diahann Carroll, Oscar-nominated, pioneering actress, dies

New York 10/04/19, 11:20

Diahann Carroll, the Oscar-nominated actress and singer who won critical acclaim as the first black woman to star in a non-servant role in a TV series as "Julia," has died. She was 84. Carroll's daughter, Susan Kay, told The Associated Press her mother died Friday in Los Angeles of cancer. During her ...

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 he would "renegotiate" the Trans-Pacific Partnership but not simply rejoin ...

Analysis: Biden’s viability, party’s future face questions

2020 Campaign 06/28/19, 09:26

The Democratic Party is in no mood for a coronation. Joe Biden stepped onto the debate stage Thursday night as a front runner by default more than depth of support, and walked away with a more fragile standing atop the sprawling Democratic field. His rivals showed little deference to the former ...

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 moment, it did not go well. Kamala Harris of California, ...

Vice President Pence launches ‘Latinos for Trump’ coalition

2020 Campaign 06/25/19, 12:57

Vice President Mike Pence told a Latino crowd Tuesday that President Trump has been "a great champion of Latino and Hispanic Americans," touting the president's economic policies while warning Democrats want to bring socialism to America. "Tomorrow night, many of (the Democratic Party's) leading candidates, and the night after that, are ...

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 wrapped around his neck that he told detectives was a ...

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 (BOO'-tuh-juhj) said he would call for an outside investigation of ...

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 for James Alex Fields Jr., 22, said in a sentencing ...

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