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BALTIMORE (AP) — The latest on the firing of Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts (all times Eastern): ___ 7:45 p.m. Hours after he was fired as Baltimore's police commissioner, Anthony Batts sent a short statement to the Baltimore Sun. "I've been honored to serve the...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Catholic Church, often out of step with California's liberal Legislature, notched a prominent win at the statehouse this week after aligning with advocates for the disabled and medical groups to defeat a proposal to allow terminally ill patients to legally...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby has painted many of his accusers as star-struck gold-diggers — aspiring models and actresses trying to shake him down to get ahead in Hollywood. Yet the first woman known to have told police she was drugged and violated by the comedian was a...
NEW YORK (AP) — It was a rough day for tech: The nation's biggest airline, its oldest stock exchange, and its most prominent business newspaper all suffered technology problems that upended service for parts of the day. Government officials said that it did not appear that the...
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore mayor fired the troubled city's police commissioner Wednesday, saying that a recent spike in homicide rates weeks after a black man died of injuries in police custody required a change in leadership. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake thanked Police...
BALTIMORE (AP) — The latest on the firing of Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts (all times Eastern): ___ 4:38 p.m. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has used a news conference to thank Anthony Batts for his service as police commissioner to her city. Yet she has...
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the midst of a war against the Islamic State that the Obama administration says will last many years, the Army is moving ahead with big troop cuts. And they could grow even larger unless Congress and the White House find a way to stop further across-the-...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The long-expected moment when Latinos surpassed whites as California's largest racial or ethnic group has come and gone. Hispanic Californians began to narrowly outnumber white Californians sometime in the first half of 2014, according to U.S. Census Bureau...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has fired Police Commissioner Anthony Batts. Rawlings-Blake announced the firing in a news release Wednesday afternoon. She said Deputy Police Commissioner Kevin Davis will become interim commissioner. Rawlings did not...