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'I can't breathe' looms over 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.

The Latest: LSU: No shots fired after intruder reported

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: US talking to various Venezuelan officials

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

President Donald Trump is saying his government is talking to "various representatives" of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, but is refusing to say whether such dialogue is being conducted with socialist party boss Diosdado Cabello.

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 open government group is suing San Francisco Mayor London Breed and city police after failing to get access to records about a police raid on a freelance journalist.

Judge acquits Mississippi lawmaker accused of punching wife

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

A judge has acquitted a Mississippi lawmaker on a domestic violence charge after he was accused of punching his wife 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.

Trump: Any Jew voting Democratic is uninformed or disloyal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 2:37pm

President Donald Trump says any Jewish people who vote Democratic show "either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty."

US Women's National Team equal-pay lawsuit is set for a May trial

Wayne Sterling, Jason Hanna and Aimee Lewis, CNN  |  Posted Aug 20th - 2:37pm

A gender discrimination lawsuit filed by members of the US women's soccer team against the US Soccer Federation has been scheduled for trial starting May 5, a spokeswoman for the players said.

Delivery man charged in fatal attack on elderly woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 2:29pm

Authorities say a 75-year-old woman has died after being beaten and set on fire by an appliance delivery man.

LSU officials: No shots fired after armed intruder reported

Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 2:21pm

Officials at Louisiana State University said an armed intruder was reported on campus Tuesday afternoon.

Chinese woman accused of Mar-a-Lago trespass angers judge

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 2:18pm

A Chinese woman accused of trespassing at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club and lying to Secret Service agents will be tried by a jury after frustrating the federal judge hearing her case.

US official calls tent court for asylum seekers 'impressive'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 2:16pm

A top U.S. immigration official says the South Texas tent courtrooms where thousands of migrants forced to wait in Mexico will be given asylum hearings by video are "very impressive."

Top registry official fired after fatal motorcycle accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 2:09pm

The director of the state agency that stopped processing alerts from other states about Massachusetts drivers who had broken traffic laws has been fired.

Jury awards $3M to fired Planned Parenthood Arizona worker

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 2:07pm

A former Planned Parenthood Arizona employee who claimed she was wrongfully fired after she reported unsafe medical practices has been awarded $3 million.

Former VA pathologist charged in deaths of 3 patients

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 2:01pm

A pathologist fired from an Arkansas veterans hospital after officials said he had been impaired while on duty was charged Tuesday with involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of three patients who authorities say he misdiagnosed and whose records he later altered to conceal his mistakes.