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Central Valley judge removed for violating judicial ethics

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Central Valley judge who hatched a deceptive scheme to woo his court clerk and showered her with gifts that included a car was ordered removed from the bench Tuesday by the state's judicial disciplinary commission.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


California man pleads guilty to trying to join extremists

SACRAMENTO (AP) - A 22-year-old California man pleaded guilty Tuesday to trying to join Islamic extremists in Syria and could face up to 15 years in prison, federal prosecutors said.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Fresno Democrat Perea resigns from California Assembly

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Assemblyman Henry Perea of Fresno, who has led a group of moderate Democrats in the state Legislature this year, announced Tuesday he is resigning to pursue another job, likely in the private sector.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


California sues 2 car charities over administrative costs

SACRAMENTO (AP) - The state attorney general and county prosecutors on Tuesday sued two Southern California car donation charities that they say lie to donors about how much goes to charitable causes.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Planned Parenthood shooting: Domestic terrorism?

WASHINGTON (AP) - The man accused of killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic brought several guns, ammunition and propane tanks that officials say he assembled around a car.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


FBI: Background checks for gun sales peak on Black Friday

WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI processed a record number of firearms background checks on Black Friday, the agency said Tuesday.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Police investigate death of Alaska’s capital city mayor

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Police in Alaska's capital city have tentatively ruled out gunshots, drugs or suicide in the death of the newly elected mayor but have not determined whether he died from a natural event or foul play.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


In slap at Obama, GOP-led House moves to block climate rule

WASHINGTON (AP) - As President Barack Obama worked to hammer out a global climate agreement in Paris, Republicans in Congress moved to block his plan to force steep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Detroit-area priest who stole money gets 27 months in prison

DETROIT (AP) - A Detroit-area Roman Catholic priest who said he "stained" his profession by embezzling more than $500,000 was sentenced Tuesday to 27 months in prison.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Chicago mayor fires police chief in wake of video release

CHICAGO (AP) - Rahm Emanuel sought for months to keep the public from seeing a video that shows a white police officer shooting a black teenager 16 times.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


North Carolina’s 2016 candidates begin filing, eyes on March

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina officially launched its 2016 campaign season Tuesday as candidates filed to appear on ballots in March, moving the state's traditional primaries up by two months to have more influence on the presidential nominations.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Soldier who lost all 4 limbs hopes book inspires others

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A soldier who lost all four limbs during an explosion in Afghanistan hopes to inspire others with his story of how he recovered from his injuries and got on with his life partly by helping other amputees.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Coroner: Remains from Kansas are from a juvenile

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Human remains found at a Kansas barn are those of a juvenile, but tests to determine whether the remains belong to a missing 7-year-old boy could take weeks, a coroner said Tuesday.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Officer says he told boy to show hands before fatal shots

A white Cleveland patrolman who shot a 12-year-old black boy carrying a pellet gun told investigators that he and his partner continuously yelled "show me your hands" before he fired the fatal shots, according to the officer's statement released by prosecutors Tuesday.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


Board changes residency rules for legal pot businesses

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The board tasked with writing rules for Alaska's recreational marijuana industry backtracked Tuesday and adopted stricter residency requirements for applicants for pot business licenses.

December 01, 2015 | | Nation


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County considers special tax for Trump’s Mar- a-Lago visits

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Commissioners in a Florida county are so tired of spending money on President Donald Trump's frequent visits to his ...

April 10, 2017 | | Nation


Video of passenger getting dragged off flight sparks uproar

CHICAGO (AP) - Video of police officers dragging a passenger from an overbooked United Airlines flight sparked an uproar Monday on social media, but United's ...

April 10, 2017 | | Nation


Oregon set to shield pot user data from US officials

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Oregon state lawmakers who fear heightened marijuana enforcement by federal agents overwhelmingly approved Monday a proposal to protect pot users from having ...

April 10, 2017 | | Nation


States debate tuition break for students in US illegally

NEW YPRK (AP) - Twenty states already offer cheaper in-state college tuition to students who are in the United States illegally. Legislation making its way through ...

April 10, 2017 | | Nation


NY makes tuition free — with catch

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - There's a big string attached to New York's free middle-class college tuition initiative: Students must stay in the state ...

April 10, 2017 | | Nation


Trump says US stands ready to act alone on North Korea

POTOMAC FALLS, Va. (AP) - President Donald Trump says that the United States is prepared to act alone if China does not take a tougher stand ...

April 02, 2017 | | Nation


Scientists see expansion of US grizzly bear habitat

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - Grizzly bears continue to expand their range amid an ongoing effort to turn over management of the bears from the U.S ...

April 02, 2017 | | Nation


Some balk as Seattle seeks to spend more on homeless

SEATTLE (AP) - Sixteen months after he declared a state of emergency on homelessness, Seattle's mayor is asking voters in this liberal, affluent city for ...

March 27, 2017 | | Nation


Now what? Options for consumers in flux as health law drama fades

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - As the political drama over health care legislation in Washington fades, the rest of the country faces a more immediate concern ...

March 26, 2017 | | Nation


46 dogs saved from being used for food

NEW YORK (AP) - Forty-six dogs were flown to New York from South Korea after being rescued at a farm where they were to be slaughtered ...

March 26, 2017 | | Nation


Wall proposal faces many obstacles

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has now laid out exactly what he wants in the "big, beautiful wall" that he's promised to build on ...

March 26, 2017 | | Nation


Blaming conservatives for failure, Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump on Sunday attacked conservative lawmakers for the failure of the Republican bill to replace former President Barack Obama's health ...

March 26, 2017 | | Nation


Brown vows to fight border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown likened President Donald Trump to a strongman whose goal of walling off the U.S.-Mexico border conjures other ...

March 26, 2017 | | Nation


Accelerated executions: Arkansas plans eight over 10-days

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - After nearly a dozen years without an execution, Arkansas is racing to put eight men to death next month over a ...

March 21, 2017 | | Nation


Trump to GOP: Pass health care bill or seal your fate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Time for talk running out, President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned wavering House Republicans that their jobs were on the line in next ...

March 21, 2017 | | Nation


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