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BOLINGBROOK, Ill. (AP) — A longtime suburban Chicago mayor is facing the fight of his career after he angered some residents by hosting a September fundraiser for Donald Trump. Roger Claar (KLAIR) has been mayor of Bolingbrook for 31 years. Now a union organizer and county board...
NEW YORK (AP) — The mayor said Friday that he wants to close the city's troubled Rikers Island jail complex, though he cautioned that doing so would be difficult and take at least a decade. "It will take many years and it will take many tough decisions along the way, but it will...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California and several other states will honor Cesar Chavez by closing schools and state offices Friday, the 90th anniversary of the birth of a man who went from a grape and cotton picker to an enduring hero for laborers, Latinos and justice seekers of all...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas prison officials asked the state's highest court Friday to stay a judge's order that they must disclose more information about one of the drugs they plan to use in the executions of eight men over a 10-day period in April. The attorney general's...
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on lawsuits involving the now-defunct Trump University (all times local): 9:35 a.m. A judge has approved an agreement for President Donald Trump to pay $25 million to settle lawsuits over his now-defunct Trump University. The decision Friday by U.S...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ferguson, Missouri, has become "an emblem of the tense relationship" between law enforcement and those it serves, especially minority communities, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Friday during a visit to St. Louis. Sessions, speaking to a gathering of law...
BOSTON (AP) — Hotels offer congee and other Chinese staples for room service. Casinos train staff members on Chinese etiquette. Restaurants, tourist sights and shopping malls translate signs, menus and information booklets into Mandarin. The American hospitality industry is...
CHICAGO (AP) — Police say two people have died in a drive-by shooting in the same Chicago neighborhood where separate shootings several hours earlier left five people dead, including a pregnant woman. The latest shooting happened late Thursday when a vehicle pulled alongside a...
ATLANTA (AP) — A major effect on traffic in a city already known for gridlock is expected after a massive fire caused a bridge on Interstate 85 to collapse in Atlanta. Georgia's top transportation official said there's no way to tell when the highway, which carries 250,000 cars...