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  • The Latest: Police union head blasts firing over chokehold

    7 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Eric Garner case (all times local): 1:30 p.m. The head of New York City's main police union is criticizing the police commissioner's decision to fire an officer who placed an ...

  • Top US CEOs rethink the meaning of shareholder value

    16 minutes ago

    (AP) The "shareholder comes first" has for years been the mantra of the Business Roundtable, a group that represents the most powerful CEOs in America and their thinking. A new principles on the role of a corporation released Monday implies a ...

  • California governor to sign law to limit shootings by police

    26 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom says he plans to sign a measure aimed at deterring shootings by police. His office says the bill he will approve Monday will modernize the state's standards for the use of deadly ...

  • Zimbabwe court bans anti-government protest in Bulawayo

    31 minutes ago

    (AP) BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's courts upheld a police order banning an anti-government demonstration Monday in Bulawayo, the country's second largest city. Police prevented representatives the Movement for Democratic Change, the opposition party that had tried to organize the protest, ...

  • APNewsBreak: US prisons chief removed after Epstein's death

    31 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting director of the federal Bureau of Prisons has been removed from his position more than a week after millionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein took his own life while in federal custody. Attorney General William Barr announced ...

  • NBA's Steph Curry helps Howard U. start Division I golf team

    34 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry is helping Howard University launch a Division I golf program. The Golden State Warriors star guard and the school announced the six-year partnership Monday. The specifics of his contribution were not disclosed. ...

  • Elton John slams media for criticizing Harry, Meghan

    37 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Singer Elton John says he's "deeply distressed" by media accounts that criticized the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for taking a private jet to go on vacation despite the flight's carbon impact of the planet. John took ...

  • More charges likely in standoff that injured 6 officers

    40 minutes ago

    (AP) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say more charges are likely in the case of a Philadelphia man accused of barricading himself inside a house and shooting six police officers during a long standoff last week. But District Attorney Larry Krasner also ...

  • Texas man who killed boy to make room in house gets life

    43 minutes ago

    (AP) LUFKIN, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors say a Texas man who told police he drowned a 3-year-old boy because his girlfriend was pregnant and they needed room in the home, has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Authorities say ...

  • Greece scraps legal need for lay-off justification

    52 minutes ago

    (AP) ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's new center-right government has scrapped legislation that required employers to provide a "well-founded" reason for dismissals. Labor Minister Giannis Vroutsis signed the change into effect Monday, abolishing the rules approved just three month by the ...

  • Redshirt freshman Strong named Nevada starting QB vs. Purdue

    1 hour, 1 minute ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Carson Strong, a redshirt freshman who appeared in one game last season, will start at quarterback for Nevada in its Aug. 30 season opener at home against Purdue. The Reno Gazette Journal reports Wolf Pack Coach ...

  • Dolphins RB Walton gets probation for weapons charge

    1 hour, 1 minute ago

    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins running back Mark Walton has been sentenced to six months' probation after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor weapons charge. Court records show Walton entered the plea Monday. In addition to probation, Walton must take ...

  • Solo business owners struggle for profits, report says

    1 hour, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The majority of small business owners who work solo struggle to make their companies profitable. That's one of the findings of a report released last week by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York that gave ...

  • Bubba Hiers, brother of Paula Deen, dies of cancer at 65

    1 hour, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Bubba Hiers, who helped his celebrity sister Paula Deen expand her Savannah restaurant during her rise to fame, has died at age 65. Funeral home owner Ed Gamble confirmed Hiers died Thursday from cancer. Hiers sold ...

  • Census figures show economic gap narrows with citizenship

    1 hour, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — New figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show that citizenship appears to narrow the economic gap between the foreign-born and native-born in the United States. The 2018 figures released Monday offer a view of immigrants' education, ...

  • Trump calls on Federal Reserve to cut interest rates

    1 hour, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling on the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates by at least a full percentage point "over a fairly short period of time," saying such a move would make the U.S. economy even ...

  • Detained immigrants sue over conditions, medical care

    1 hour, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigrants held in U.S. detention facilities filed a lawsuit Monday demanding adequate medical care and treatment and accommodations for disabilities. In the suit filed by disability and civil rights advocates in U.S. District Court, immigrants said ...

  • Decision near on officer involved in 2014 Eric Garner death

    1 hour, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A decision on whether to fire a police officer involved in the 2014 death of an unarmed black man appears imminent. New York City Police Commissioner James O'Neill said he would make an announcement at 12:30 ...

  • Palestinian leader fires advisers, wants bonuses returned

    1 hour, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has laid off all of his advisers and ordered a former prime minister and other ex-Cabinet ministers to return tens of thousands of dollars from a pay raise he secretly approved ...

  • Another first for Clemson: No. 1 in AP preseason Top 25

    1 hour, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) Cross off another milestone for Clemson, college football's newest superpower. For the first time, the defending national champion Tigers are No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 presented by Regions Bank . Clemson won its second national title ...

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