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Chicago • For more than a year after an officer shot and killed a black teen named Laquan McDonald, the Chicago Police Department had video footage that raised serious doubts about whether other officers at the scene tried in their …

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  • FILE - In this Feb. 18, 1992 file photo, then-Democratic presidential candidate, Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton gives the thumbs up to supporters outside a polling station in Nashua, N.H. as New Hampshire voters go to the polls for the nation’s first primary. For nearly 25 years, New Hampshire has been the backdrop for some of the most memorable Clinton comebacks, pleas, denials, hustle, glory and drama. Now those ghosts of primaries past are trailing Hillary Clinton as she tries, perhaps, one last time, to pull off another one for the history books. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File) For the Clintons, New Hampshire is the state of 2nd chances
    Manchester, N.H. • It’s their Everest. Their firewall. Their lifeboat in a frozen Atlantic. They are the Clintons. It is New Hampshire. And here we al...
    Updated Feb 08 2016 01:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • This photo provided by PolyPEDAL Lab UC Berkeley, shows the compressible robot, CRAM with a real cockroach. When buildings collapse in future disasters, the hero helping rescue trapped people may be a cheap robotic roach. Repulsive as they seem, cockroaches have the unusual ability to squish their bodies down to one quarter their normal size, yet still scamper at lightning speed.  Add to that, the common roach can withstand 900 times its own body weight without being hurt. That’s the equivalent to a 200-pound man who wouldn’t be crushed 90 tons on his head.  (PolyPEDAL Lab UC Berkeley/Tom Libby, Kaushik Jayaram and Pauline Jennings via AP) An icky new hero: Roach-like robots may help in disasters
    Washington • When buildings collapse in future disasters, the hero helping rescue trapped people may be a robotic cockroach. Repulsive as they may be,...
    Updated Feb 08 2016 04:22 pm   |     |   Share
  • Jamal Zahalka an Israeli-Arab lawmaker from the Joint Arab List, is taken from the plenum in the Knesset, Israel’s parliament in Jerusalem, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. Israel’s government is promoting legislation to ban three Arab lawmakers who met with families of Palestinians who carried out deadly attacks. The Arab parliamentarians, Hanin Zoabi, Basel Ghattas and Jamal Zahalka, met the families last week to help lobby the release of some of their relatives’ bodies. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit) Israeli parliament suspends Arab MPs who met attackers’ kin
    Jerusalem • Israel’s government on Monday temporarily suspended from parliamentary meetings three Arab lawmakers who met with families of Palestinians...
    Updated Feb 08 2016 04:35 pm   |     |   Share
  • Gov’t creates new student aid enforcement office
    Washington • The Obama administration is taking new steps to protect students amid increased scrutiny of for-profits colleges and other schools. The E...
    Updated Feb 08 2016 04:22 pm   |     |   Share


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  • FILE - In this March 8, 1984, file photo, Donald Trump shakes hands with Herschel Walker in New York after agreement on a 4-year contract with the New Jersey Generals USFL football team. The New Jersey Generals have been largely forgotten, but Trump’s ownership of the team was formative in his evolution as a public figure and peerless self-publicist. With money and swagger, he led a shaky and relatively low-budget spring football league, the USFL, into a showdown with the NFL. (AP Photo/Dave Pickoff, File) Trump: Unlikely he’d run for president if he had NFL team
    Washington • Donald Trump’s flirtation with professional football lasted for three decades. He never ended up with an NFL franchise despite repeated d...
    Updated Feb 08 2016 08:24 am   |     |   Share
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu speak after a welcome ceremony in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. Merkel is meeting Davutoglu and other Turkish officials for talks on reducing the influx of migrants to Europe. Turkey, a key country on the migrant route to Europe, is central to Merkel’s diplomatic efforts to reduce the flow.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici) Merkel says ‘horrified’ by Russian bombings in Syria
    Ankara, Turkey • Turkey and Germany agreed on Monday on a set of measures to try to tackle the Syrian refugee crisis, including a joint diplomatic ini...
    Updated Feb 08 2016 08:18 am   |     |   Share
  • Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends a ceremony while awarding medals of honor to its nuclear negotiators who helped clinch a landmark deal with world powers last year, in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016.  President Hassan Rouhani awarded the ’Medal of Merit’ to Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the ’Medal of Courage’ to Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan and Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi, who is also the country’s nuclear chief. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi) Iran awards medals of honor to its nuclear team
    Tehran, Iran • Iran awarded medals of honor on Monday to its nuclear negotiators, who helped clinch a landmark deal with world powers last year. Presi...
    Updated Feb 08 2016 08:18 am   |     |   Share
  • A recovered wedding portrait is propped up at the search and rescue staging area of a collapsed building complex in Tainan, Taiwan, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016.  More than 100 people are believed to still be under the debris in a powerful quake that struck on Saturday, Feb. 6, during the most important family holiday in the Chinese calendar — the Lunar New Year.(AP Photo) TAIWAN OUT Survivors pulled out from building 2 days after Taiwan quake
    Tainan, Taiwan • At least four people, including an 8-year-old girl, were rescued Monday from a high-rise Taiwanese apartment building toppled by a po...
    Updated Feb 08 2016 08:18 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2016 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to help fight the Zika virus. In an announcement Monday, the White House said the money would be used to expand mosquito control programs, speed development of a vaccine, develop diagnostic tests and improve support for low-income pregnant women. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File) Obama asking Congress for emergency funding to combat Zika
    Washington • President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to help fight the Zika virus. In an announcemen...
    Updated Feb 08 2016 07:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • Former Seattle IRS agent to face trial on bribery charge
    Seattle • A former IRS agent in Seattle is set to face trial this week on accusations that he solicited and received a $20,000 bribe from a medical ma...
    Updated Feb 07 2016 02:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • This image released by DreamWorks Animation shows characters Po, voiced by Jack Black, left, and his long-lost panda father Li, voiced by Bryan Cranston, in a scene from ’Kung Fu Panda 3.’ (DreamWorks Animation via AP) ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ leads on Super Bowl weekend
    New York • “Kung Fu Panda 3” remained atop the box office over Super Bowl weekend, while the Coen brothers’ “Hail, Caesar!” and the Jane Austen-monste...
    Updated Feb 07 2016 02:13 pm   |     |   Share
  • Hamas kills its own commander for unnamed ‘violations’
    Gaza City, Gaza Strip • Hamas, the Islamic militant group that rules Gaza, said Sunday that it has executed one of its own commanders over unnamed “mo...
    Updated Feb 07 2016 02:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a ’Get Out the Vote’ event at Rundlett Middle School, in Concord, N.H., Saturday Feb. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) Facing New Hampshire loss, Clinton looks ahead to counter Sanders
    Concord, N.H. • With a victory seemingly out of reach in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton is looking ahead to the next round of voting to reposition her...
    Updated Feb 07 2016 02:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, photo, coal ash is removed from the Dan River Steam Station in Eden, N.C., to be transported by rail to a permanent site in Virginia. Duke Energy Corp. is digging up and hauling away from riverbanks the toxic coal residues two years after one of the worst coal-ash spills in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) Costs of closing, cleaning toxic coal ash pits grows clearer
    Eden, N.C. • Giant earthmoving machines beep and grind as they drop 17-ton scoops of coal ash and dirt into dozens of railroad cars lined up for two-t...
    Updated Feb 07 2016 02:17 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Feb. 4, 2016, photo, teacher Jessica Ries passes out writing assessment tests to her fourth-grade students at Hayward Elementary School in Sioux Falls, S.D. Ries is one of many teachers working two jobs in South Dakota, a state that ranks last in teacher pay. (AP Photo/Dirk Lammers) Low pay forces South Dakota teachers to hold 2nd, 3rd jobs
    Sioux Falls, S.D. • Jessica Ries settles in behind the counter of Tip Top Tux and phones a couple to remind them of an upcoming fitting before their w...
    Updated Feb 07 2016 02:22 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, photo, Colerain Township Police Det. Dave Hubbard, left, and Nan Franks, CEO of Greater Cincinnati Addiction Services Council, center, meet with a heroin user, who requested to remain anonymous, five days after she nearly died from a heroin overdose in Colerain Township in Hamilton, Ohio. “I could be dead,” the woman, in her 50s, said as Judy Garland’s voice warbled poignantly in the living room: “Somewhere, over the rainbow, way up high.” (AP Photo/John Minchillo) Heroin scourge changes role of police in hard-hit areas
    Cincinnati • Forehead furrowed, a woman drags on a Camel cigarette, admitting she has only vague memories of nearly dying five days earlier. Some flas...
    Updated Feb 07 2016 02:25 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Capt. Vlatko Vodopivec, the pilot who had landed a jetliner in Somalia with a large hole on its fuselage speaks, during an interview with The Associated Press)   in Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. Vodopivec says he has never doubted it was caused by a bomb and described the security at Mogadishu airport as ’zero.’ (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic) Pilot after Somalia emergency: Airplane security is “zero”
    Belgrade, Serbia • The Serb pilot who landed a jetliner in Somalia with a three-foot hole on its fuselage said Sunday he never doubted that it was cau...
    Updated Feb 07 2016 02:26 pm   |     |   Share
  • Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., answers a question as Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump listens during a Republican presidential primary debate hosted by ABC News at the St. Anselm College  Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Rubio comes under withering criticism in Republican debate
    Manchester, N.H. • Donald Trump said he didn’t have to win; Hillary Clinton didn’t know whether she could. Marco Rubio said he was ready to lead the c...
    Updated Feb 07 2016 02:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • A collapsed crane lies on the street on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in New York.  The crane landed across an intersection and stretched much of a block in the Tribeca neighborhood, about 10 blocks north of the World Trade Center. There was damage to the roof of a nearby building, and debris littered the street. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) Manhattan crane topples into street killing 1, injuring 3
    New York• A huge construction crane being lowered to safety in a snow squall plummeted onto a Lower Manhattan street Friday, killing a Wall Street wor...
    Updated Feb 05 2016 02:17 pm   |     |   Share
  • Twitter moves to actively seek out terrorist supporters
    Washington • Twitter says it’s now using spam-fighting technology to seek out and automatically flag accounts that might be promoting terrorist activi...
    Updated Feb 05 2016 02:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • Adnan Syed enters Courthouse East in Baltimore prior to a hearing on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 in Baltimore. The hearing, scheduled to last three days before Baltimore Circuit Judge Martin Welch, is meant to determine whether Syed’s conviction will be overturned and case retried. (Barbara Haddock Taylor/The Baltimore Sun via AP)  WASHINGTON EXAMINER OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT  Lawyer: ‘Serial’ defense crippled by omission of witness
    Baltimore • An attorney told a Maryland judge Friday that a witness who could have provided an alibi for the convicted killer at the center of the pop...
    Updated Feb 05 2016 02:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • Wet weather systems increasingly more rare in Southwest
    Reno, Nev. • The southwestern United States has already begun a long-predicted shift into a decidedly drier climate, a new study looking at the last 3...
    Updated Feb 05 2016 02:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Jan. 29, 2016, photo, nearly 200 law enforcement leaders gather in Washington, to discuss 30 new guiding principles on when and how police should use force. Police across the United States are rethinking how they use force amid national outrage over questionable shootings and violent arrests. (AP Photo/Tami Abdollah) Obama, Xi discuss NKorea amid signs of rocket launch preps
    Washington • The presidents of the U.S. and China agreed Friday that a planned rocket launch by North Korea would violate U.N. sanctions, the White Ho...
    Updated Feb 05 2016 02:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • Lawmakers, magistrate want to defend gay marriage exemption
    Raleigh, N.C. • Two North Carolina lawmakers and a magistrate have asked a federal court to let them defend a religious exemption law involving civil ...
    Updated Feb 05 2016 02:12 pm   |     |   Share
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