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NEW YORK (AP) — After a police officer wasn't indicted in a fatal chokehold caught on video, some officials are reviving calls to entrust such cases to special prosecutors, rather than local district attorneys. The city's elected public advocate and some state lawmakers are...
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Raucous demonstrations hit Berkeley's streets for a second straight night as protesters angered by police killings in Missouri and New York clashed with officers, vandalized businesses and even fought with each other, officials said. Sunday's protest...
DENVER (AP) — Faith-based nonprofit organizations that object to covering birth control in their employee health plans are in federal court Monday to challenge a birth-control compromise they say still compels them to violate their religious beliefs. The plaintiffs include a...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The country's seven largest school districts are joining more than 50 others to start offering introductory computer science to all their students. The commitments by the school districts in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Houston and elsewhere are being...
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a year after federal regulators issued new privacy rules for kids' mobile apps, online stores are flooded with cute and silly software programs that quietly collect vast amounts of data on the youngest consumers, including a person's location and even...
GARDI SUGDUP, Panama (AP) — Solar panels glisten from every thatched hut on this crowded island, one of the largest in this remote chain off the Panamanian coast. But the tiny emblems of green energy offer no hope against climate change. They have helped the island's Guna people...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Just a few years ago, early adopters of e-cigarettes got their fix by clumsily screwing together a small battery and a plastic cartridge containing cotton soaked with nicotine. Now, the battery-powered contraptions have computer chips to regulate puffs and...
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City jail guard accused of ignoring the pleas of a dying Rikers Island inmate in 2012 after he swallowed a toxic soap ball in a now-closed solitary confinement cell for mentally ill inmates is set to go on trial in federal court. Jury selection is...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A public transit system that still uses metal tokens and paper transfers — yes, in the 21st century — appears finally to be moving into the era of debit cards and pay-by-cellphone technology. Philadelphia riders can now see evidence of SEPTA Key, the long-...