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Search intensifies for 2 missing firefighters off Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 5:03pm

Authorities say they are ramping up the search for two missing firefighters who set out by boat last week from the state's Atlantic coast.

The Latest: Philadelphia police commissioner resigning

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 4:39pm

The Latest on the resignation of the Philadelphia Police commissioner (all times local):

Air Force Academy chapel in Colorado to close in September

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 4:25pm

The U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado has announced it will close its cadet chapel for extensive renovations beginning in September.

Labor leader Dolores Huerta arrested in worker demonstration

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 4:04pm

Dolores Huerta, a social activist and labor leader who marched with Cesar Chavez, was arrested Tuesday along with seven other union members during a protest to demand a raise for Fresno county home care workers.

City: Philadelphia police head quits over bias in department

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 3:53pm

The police commissioner of Philadelphia is resigning over new allegations of sexual harassment and racial and gender discrimination against others in the department, the mayor announced Tuesday.

Suit alleges security guards had sex with Illinois students

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 3:53pm

A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges two security guards who worked at a public high school in suburban Chicago had sex with female students, and the school failed to adequately protect girls from purported predators.

Idaho officials OK $84.5 million endowment distribution

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 3:49pm

State officials have approved a 4.5 percent increase in payouts to public schools and other beneficiaries from money generated from the state's 3,750 square miles (9,700 square kilometers) of endowment lands.

Philadelphia mayor: Police commissioner resigning over harassment, bias allegations against others in department

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 3:49pm

Philadelphia mayor: Police commissioner resigning over harassment, bias allegations against others in department.

Psych exam ordered for man accused of firing gun at hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 3:39pm

A federal judge has ordered a mental health evaluation for an Indianapolis man accused of opening fire at a Chicago veterans hospital earlier this month.

'I can't breathe' case clouds de Blasio's tenure, 2020 run

Michael R. Sisak and Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 3:34pm

Mayor Bill de Blasio's relationship with New York City's police force was destined to be rocky. He took office promising to overhaul how the city's 36,000 officers interacted with the public, especially people of color.

Michigan civil rights director takes leave after comments

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 3:19pm

The embattled director of Michigan's civil rights department is taking a leave of absence after making inappropriate remarks about a woman he saw outside a meeting at a suburban Detroit middle school.

The Latest: LSU gives all-clear after armed intruder report

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 3:18pm

The Latest on reports of an intruder at Louisiana State University (all times local):

Fire that injured 6 Missouri firefighters ruled an arson

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 3:17pm

Authorities say a fire in central Missouri that injured six volunteer firefighters was intentionally set.

Trump and Maduro confirm talks between high-level officials

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 3:15pm

President Donald Trump said Tuesday his government is talking to "various representatives" of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, who also confirmed that discussions had been taking place.

Idaho officials OK big increase in logging state lands

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 3:12pm

Idaho officials are increasing logging on state lands by more than 30 percent and plan to build a seed orchard in northern Idaho to plant trees to replace those cut down.

Group seeks more details about raid on California reporter

Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 3:12pm

A nonprofit that advocates for more open and accountable government sued San Francisco Mayor London Breed and city police on Tuesday after failing to get access to records about a controversial police raid on a freelance journalist.

Judge acquits Mississippi lawmaker accused of punching wife

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 3:09pm

A judge on Tuesday acquitted a Mississippi lawmaker of a domestic violence charge in which he was accused of punching his wife in the face because she didn't undress quickly enough when he wanted to have sex.

Jury selected in Florida parking lot shooting case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 3:05pm

Jurors and alternates have been sworn in for a manslaughter trial of a white man who fatally shot an unarmed black man during a dispute over a parking space in Florida.

The Latest: Some cities recovered from ransomware attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 3:02pm

The Latest on a coordinated ransomware attack affecting Texas cities (all times local):

Arms dealer gets 30-year term in plot to buy, sell missiles

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 3:01pm

A black-market arms dealer convicted of trying to buy anti-aircraft missiles and sell them to clients in the Middle East has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.