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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco named a new police chief Tuesday, a black police veteran from Los Angeles who officials and community activists hope can restore trust and reform a department reeling from racially charged scandals. William Scott, a deputy chief with the Los...
DETROIT (AP) — A widely shared story that claimed in headlines that Michigan had mass Democratic voter fraud and that more than half of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's Detroit vote faces disqualification is false. State election officials say there is no proof to back...
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A 300-pound metal sculpture of a satanic pentagram, erected as an atheist protest to a public park's Nativity scene, was severely damaged on Tuesday when it was pulled to the ground by vandals. Atheist Preston Smith's 10-foot tall sculpture lay broken in...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A story claiming former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin called for boycotting the Mall of America in Minnesota over its black Santa Claus is false. The story, posted by Newslo and some affiliated websites, claims Palin told the Star Tribune of Minneapolis, "Santa was...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker asked President-elect Donald Trump in a letter delivered Tuesday to give his state more authority in determining how many refugees can come from countries with ties to terrorism. Walker also asked for help to allow the state to...
NEW YORK (AP) — The stunning image rocketed around the world, via Facebook and Twitter and other social media: an Associated Press photographer's close-up of an agitated gunman just moments after he had assassinated Russia's ambassador to Turkey. Gun in his right hand, his left...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri appeals court ordered a new trial Tuesday for a former college wrestler sentenced to 30 years in prison for infecting another man with HIV and endangering four other sexual partners. A Missouri Court of Appeals panel overturned the conviction and...
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — The man accused of setting off bombs in New Jersey and New York, injuring more than 30 people, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to attempted murder charges in his first in-person court appearance. Ahmad Khan Rahimi, who was injured in a shootout with authorities...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Volkswagen reached a deal with U.S. regulators and attorneys for car owners for the remaining 80,000 diesel vehicles caught in the company's emissions cheating scandal, a federal judge announced Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer in San Francisco...