Sharpton, family seek change a year after Stephon Clark died
Sharpton, family seek change a year after Stephon Clark died

A year after police fatally shot an unarmed black man in Sacramento, the Rev. Al Sharpton is calling for California to change the way it responds to police killings of civilians.

Tens of thousands converge on California 'poppy apocalypse'
Tens of thousands converge on California 'poppy apocalypse'

Poppy-viewing crowds anxious to see a super bloom flocked to a small Southern California city.

Ex-Peru president arrested in California for drunkenness
Ex-Peru president arrested in California for drunkenness

Authorities say a former Peruvian president wanted in connection with Latin America's biggest graft scandal was arrested in California on suspicion of public intoxication and was briefly detained.

Man accused of threatening, intimidating at a Phoenix mosque
Man accused of threatening, intimidating at a Phoenix mosque

A man has been arrested for allegedly threatening and intimidating members of a northwest Phoenix mosque.

Pirro's show not on Fox lineup, week after Omar comments
Pirro's show not on Fox lineup, week after Omar comments

Fox News weekend host Jeanine Pirro's show didn't air a week after her comments questioning U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar over her wearing a Muslim head covering.

Homes flood as Missouri River overtops, breaches levees
Homes flood as Missouri River overtops, breaches levees

Hundreds of homes have flooded in northwest Missouri after the Missouri River overtopped and breached several levees following heavy rain and snowmelt upstream.

Dick Dale, King of Surf Guitar, 'Miserlou' composer, is dead
Dick Dale, King of Surf Guitar, 'Miserlou' composer, is dead

The man who earned the title King of the Surf Guitar has died at age 81.

Facebook says service hindered by lack of local news
Facebook says service hindered by lack of local news

Facebook says that a service it established last year to provide users with local news has been hindered by cutbacks in the news industry.

Former VP of United Auto Workers charged in corruption probe
Former VP of United Auto Workers charged in corruption probe

A former vice president at the United Auto Workers has been charged with conspiracy in a scheme with Fiat Chrysler to buy meals, golf and other perks with money from the automaker.

Fox News hires Donna Brazile as political contributor
Fox News hires Donna Brazile as political contributor

Fox News says it has hired Donna Brazile as a political analyst, more than two years after she was let go from CNN after sharing debate topics.

The Latest: Ex-Peru president brushes off detention queries
The Latest: Ex-Peru president brushes off detention queries

Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo brushed off questions about his arrest on suspicion of public drunkenness during a radio interview.

Foxconn says Wisconsin factory will be operational in 2020
Foxconn says Wisconsin factory will be operational in 2020

Foxconn Technology Group says it will start building a manufacturing facility in Wisconsin no later than this summer, with production starting at the end of 2020.

Police issue 'virtual kidnap' alerts to California schools
Police issue 'virtual kidnap' alerts to California schools

Police in California issue alerts to schools about two 'virtual kidnap' cases in Laguna Beach.

Nevada considers technology to scan cellphones after crashes
Nevada considers technology to scan cellphones after crashes

A legislative proposal could make Nevada one of the first states to allow police to use a contentious technology to find out if a person was using a cellphone during a car crash.

Apple Watch may spot heart problem but more research needed
Apple Watch may spot heart problem but more research needed

Study: Apple Watch sometimes can detect a worrisome irregular heartbeat, but more research is needed.

Kansas hopes to resurrect proof-of-citizenship voting law
Kansas hopes to resurrect proof-of-citizenship voting law

A federal appeals court will consider the constitutionality of a struck-down Kansas law that had required people to provide documents proving their US citizenship before they could register to vote.

Puzzling number of men tied to Ferguson protests have died
Puzzling number of men tied to Ferguson protests have died

Six young men with connections to Ferguson protests have died, drawing attention on social media and speculation in the activist community that something sinister is at play.

Should media avoid naming the gunmen in mass shootings?
Should media avoid naming the gunmen in mass shootings?

A growing movement is urging news organizations to avoid naming the gunmen responsible for mass shootings.

More evacuations in Midwest as floodwaters head downstream
More evacuations in Midwest as floodwaters head downstream

Flooding caused by heavy rain and snowmelt is blamed for two deaths in the Midwest, and two others are missing.

Homes flood as Missouri River overtops, breaches levees
Homes flood as Missouri River overtops, breaches levees

Hundreds of homes have flooded in northwest Missouri after the Missouri River overtopped and breached several levees following heavy rain and snowmelt upstream.

Exhibit explores keen senses, abilities of man's best friend
Exhibit explores keen senses, abilities of man's best friend

A new exhibition at the California Science Center raises the question: Did people domesticate dogs or was it the other way around?.

Some lawmakers worry about allowing sports bets on phones
Some lawmakers worry about allowing sports bets on phones

As states consider whether to legalize sports gambling, some lawmakers are raising concerns about a push to allow bets to be taken on phones and other mobile devices.

University of Scandal, Corruption? USC at core of bribe plot
University of Scandal, Corruption? USC at core of bribe plot

The University of Southern California's place at the center of a widespread college admissions bribery scheme has added to the string of recent scandals at the school.

Wolves prove resilient, but proposal could curtail expansion
Wolves prove resilient, but proposal could curtail expansion

U.S. wildlife officials want to strip gray wolves of their remaining endangered species protections and declare the species recovered following a decades-long restoration effort.

Judge allows courtroom cameras for trial of R. Kelly
Judge allows courtroom cameras for trial of R. Kelly

A request by media organizations to have cameras allowed in the courtroom for R&B star R. Kelly's case is about to come before a judge.

North Carolina man wanted in wife's death caught in Arizona
North Carolina man wanted in wife's death caught in Arizona

A North Carolina sheriff says a man accused of killing his wife in that state has been arrested after a traffic stop in Arizona.

W.S. Merwin, prize-winning poet of nature, dies at 91
W.S. Merwin, prize-winning poet of nature, dies at 91

W.S. Merwin, a prolific and versatile master of modern poetry who evolved through a wide range of styles as he celebrated nature, condemned war and industrialism and reached for the elusive past, has died.

Where eagles flirt: A DC tale of love, loss and raccoons
Where eagles flirt: A DC tale of love, loss and raccoons

It's a tale with everything you'd need for a bald eagle soap opera: star-crossed lovers, a stable relationship threatened by younger suitors, pregnancy and loss, and a hungry raccoon.

Are eggs good or bad for you? New research rekindles debate
Are eggs good or bad for you? New research rekindles debate

Latest US research on eggs won't go over easy for those can't eat breakfast without them.

Scientists back temporary global ban on gene-edited babies
Scientists back temporary global ban on gene-edited babies

An international group of scientists and ethicists is calling for a temporary global ban on making babies with edited genes.

US health officials move to tighten sales of e-cigarettes
US health officials move to tighten sales of e-cigarettes

U.S. health regulators are moving ahead with a plan to keep e-cigarettes out of the hands of teenagers by restricting sales of most flavored products in convenience stores and online.

EPA bans consumer use of deadly paint stripper, in rare step
EPA bans consumer use of deadly paint stripper, in rare step

The Environmental Protection Agency is banning consumer sales of a paint stripper after personal appeals by families of men who died while using the product.

2 injured in Los Angeles explosion following gasoline leak
2 injured in Los Angeles explosion following gasoline leak

Authorities say multiple people have been hurt in an explosion following reports of an underground gas leak in South Los Angeles.

Once sanctuaries, houses of worship struggle with security
Once sanctuaries, houses of worship struggle with security

Houses of worship have traditionally been places of refuge where strangers are welcome, but attacks have made people rethink whether they are targets or sanctuaries.

Dog that completed Iditarod sled race dies of pneumonia
Dog that completed Iditarod sled race dies of pneumonia

Iditarod race officials say a dog on a racer's team has died of pneumonia, and the crew has been withdrawn from the event.

Irish pride, and dash of politics, at St Patrick's Parade
Irish pride, and dash of politics, at St Patrick's Parade

It's going to be a sea of green in midtown Manhattan for the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Dick Dale, King of Surf Guitar, 'Miserlou' composer, is dead
Dick Dale, King of Surf Guitar, 'Miserlou' composer, is dead

The man who earned the title King of the Surf Guitar has died at age 81.

Police: Body in Minnesota appears to be missing 2-year-old
Police: Body in Minnesota appears to be missing 2-year-old

Authorities say body found in Minnesota matches description of missing 2-year-old girl whose mother was killed this week.

Appeals court to hear arguments in Trump hotel lawsuit
Appeals court to hear arguments in Trump hotel lawsuit

A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments in a lawsuit that alleges President Donald Trump is violating the constitution by profiting off the presidency.

Rescues, evacuations as floodwaters breach levees in Midwest
Rescues, evacuations as floodwaters breach levees in Midwest

One person has died and at least two others are missing in floodwaters that have swamped towns and farmland, washed out roads and bridges and drowned livestock in eastern Nebraska in the wake of a late-winter storm.

Recovered de Kooning painting back in the spotlight
Recovered de Kooning painting back in the spotlight

More than 30 years after it was stolen from an Arizona museum, a Willem de Kooning painting worth millions of dollars is on display back where it all began.

Cod fishery plummets to least valuable year since 1960s
Cod fishery plummets to least valuable year since 1960s

A fishery that was once one of the most lucrative in the Northeast has declined to the point that it had its least valuable year in more than a half century in 2018.

APNewsBreak: Greyhound won't let US drop migrants in depots
APNewsBreak: Greyhound won't let US drop migrants in depots

Greyhound Lines Inc. is no longer allowing U.S. authorities to drop off immigrant families inside bus stations, forcing those who have been released from custody to wait outside until they have a ticket.

Canadian businessman pleads not guilty in admissions scam
Canadian businessman pleads not guilty in admissions scam

A Canadian businessman has pleaded not guilty to paying $200,000 to have someone take a college entrance exam in place of his two sons.

Admissions scandal unfolds amid cynicism about moral values
Admissions scandal unfolds amid cynicism about moral values

The college-admissions bribery scheme revealed this week by federal prosecutors coincides with increasing cynicism about U.S. moral values.

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