Agency: 2nd US case of person who got virus from community
VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) — THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP'S EARLIER STORY IS BELOW: Health officials have confirmed the second case of novel coronavirus in the United States believed to have been transmitted to a person who didn’t travel internationally or come in close contact with anyone who had it.
Court temporarily halts Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dealing a significant blow to a signature Trump administration immigration policy, a federal appeals court ruled Friday that the government can no longer make asylum-seekers wait in Mexico while their cases wind through U.S.
2 charged in attack on Spanish-speaking woman, daughter
BOSTON (AP) — Two women were charged Friday with beating a woman and her daughter, who say they were targeted for speaking Spanish in public, prosecutors in Boston said Friday.
US schools start planning for possible spread of coronavirus
Schools across the United States are canceling trips abroad, preparing online lessons and even rethinking “perfect attendance” awards as they brace for the possibility that the new coronavirus could begin spreading in their communities.
Dad gets 72 years in death of boy found encased in concrete
DENVER (AP) — The father of a 7-year-old boy whose body was found encased in concrete in a storage unit in 2018 was sentenced to 72 years in prison on Friday in his death.
Michigan gets more than 100 complaints against former doctor
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A University of Michigan hotline has received more than 100 “unique complaints” about a late physician accused of sexual abuse by former patients, including athletes who encountered him as a team doctor, the school announced Friday.
Mass killings database: Workplace shootings remain rare
The mass shooting at a brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was the 13th in the U.S. since 2006. Workplace mass shootings remain a rare event but there are some trends among who carries them out and why.
After obesity surgery, more patients returning for another
NEW YORK (AP) — As more Americans turn to surgery to lose weight, more of them are also returning for a second operation because the first isn't working.
Panel seeks censure, coaching for foul-mouthed Kansas judge
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A foul-mouthed Kansas judge who cursed at courthouse employees so often that a trial clerk kept a “swear journal” documenting his outbursts should be publicly censured and receive professional coaching, but not kicked off the bench, a disciplinary panel recommended Friday.
Liberal gun owners face dilemma in 2020 field
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Like many liberals, Lara Smith considers herself a feminist, favors abortion rights and believes the nation’s immigration policies under the Trump administration have just been “vile.” But when it comes to guns, Smith sounds more like a conservative: She opposes reviving the nation's assault weapons ban, enacting red-flag laws or creating a registry of firearms.
Report: Los Angeles deputies shared Kobe Bryant crash photos
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether deputies shared graphic photos of the helicopter crash scene where Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others were killed, according to a newspaper report.
Weinstein juror: #MeToo movement was not a factor in trial
NEW YORK (AP) — The jury that convicted Harvey Weinstein of rape and sex assault did not consider the trial's implications for the #MeToo movement, one of the jurors said in an interview aired Friday.
‘Into the Wild’ lures the unprepared to Alaska wilderness
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — For nearly a quarter-century, the old bus abandoned in Alaska’s punishing wilderness has drawn adventurers seeking to retrace the steps of a young idealist who met a tragic death in the derelict vehicle.
Immigration courts seek steep fee hikes for appeals, filings
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. immigration courts on Friday proposed raising fees on filings and appeals by hundreds of dollars in a move that immigrant advocates said would block their clients' ability to access justice.
High-tech Chicago exhibit puts visitors eye-to-eye with MLK
CHICAGO (AP) — Imagine being so close to Martin Luther King Jr. as he gives one of the world's most famous speeches that you notice the creases in his face and then realize the late civil rights leader is looking you square in the eye.
St. Louis officer gets 7 years in Russian roulette shooting
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis police officer accused of accidentally killing a female colleague while playing a variation of Russian roulette pleaded guilty Friday and was sentenced to seven years in prison.
Census hiccups in Alaska may offer preview for rest of US
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — More than a month into the start of the 2020 census in rural Alaska, some workers going door to door have grown frustrated by not knowing when they will get their next assignments.
Wayfaring sea turtles survived cold; now pneumonia threatens
WEST ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — A dozen sea turtles that nearly froze when they were too far north last fall as water temperatures abruptly plunged in New Jersey survived that ordeal but remain threatened by the pneumonia most of them developed afterward.
Whistleblower: Feds helping evacuees lacked virus protection
WASHINGTON (AP) — A government whistleblower has filed a complaint alleging that some federal workers did not have the necessary protective gear or training when they were deployed to help Americans evacuated from China during the coronavirus outbreak.
Grandfather, Navy vet among 5 victims of Wisconsin shooting
The five men who were killed by a co-worker at a Milwaukee brewery include an electrician, a Navy veteran, a father of two small children, a fisherman and a grandfather who is being remembered as someone who "always put his family's needs before his own.” Authorities said the five men were working at Molson Coors Brewing Co.
A Baltimore scandal ends as ex-mayor gets 3 years in prison
BALTIMORE (AP) — Yet another embarrassing chapter in Baltimore's troubled history ended Thursday when the city's ex-mayor was sentenced to three years in federal prison for fraudulently selling her self-published children’s books to nonprofit organizations to promote her political career.
Former Michigan wrestlers urge more victims to 'speak up'
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — The whistleblower whose letter to University of Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel alleging sexual assault sparked an investigation into a former school doctor says he was inspired by the women who testified against convicted Michigan State physician Larry Nassar.
Neighbors: Brewery gunman a 'gentleman'; no motive yet known
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee electrician who police identified Thursday as the man who fatally shot five co-workers at one of the nation's largest breweries enjoyed building guns, according to neighbors.
Idaho targets transgender people, birth certificate changes
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers moved forward Thursday with legislation banning transgender people from changing the sex listed on their birth certificates despite a federal court ruling declaring such a ban unconstitutional.
Guam residents compensated for war atrocities decades later
HAGATÑA, Guam (AP) — For Antonina Palomo Cross, Japan's occupation of Guam started with terror at church. The then-7-year-old was attending Catholic services with her family when the 1941 invasion began, setting off bomb blasts, sirens and screams.