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San Francisco official, restaurateur at corruption hearing

By JANIE HAR | February 6, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco official known around town as “Mr. Clean” and the charity-promoting restaurateur whom federal officials say conspired to line their own pockets at the expense of taxpayers' trust appeared in court Thursday...

New Hampshire officials confident they’ll avoid Iowa chaos

By HOLLY RAMER | February 6, 2020

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire voters rarely rubber-stamp the results of the Iowa caucuses. And they won't follow the lead of Iowa's chaotic caucuses when votes are counted and reported from the state's first-in-the-nation primary, state officials...

Mayor: ‘Senseless’ attack leaves 4 dead in Indianapolis home

By RICK CALLAHAN | February 6, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Four young people who police say were fatally shot inside an apartment in Indianapolis were killed in an apparent targeted attack “fueled by senseless violence,” the city’s mayor said Thursday.Officers were dispatched to an...

UK reconsiders plan to fly flags on Prince Andrew’s birthday

February 6, 2020

LONDON (AP) — The British government says it is reviewing the policy of raising Union Jacks atop town halls on royal birthdays, after some officials balked at flying the flag for scandal-hit Prince Andrew.The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local...

Trump courts black voters, but opposition remains deep

By COREY WILLIAMS | February 6, 2020

DETROIT (AP) — President Donald Trump took African American guests to his State of the Union speech, ran a Super Bowl ad boasting how he’s making the criminal justice system more equitable for black people and portrayed himself as the champion of...

The Latest: Biden dismayed Limbaugh awarded Medal of Freedom

February 5, 2020

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The latest on the 2020 election (all times local):8:30 p.m.The awarding of the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Rush Limbaugh has left Joe Biden almost speechless.The Democratic presidential candidate was asked Wednesday during...

Biden casts top rivals as a risk for party that wants to win

By BILL BARROW and BRIAN SLODYSKO | February 5, 2020

SOMERSWORTH, N.H. (AP) — Facing questions about his campaign's viability, Joe Biden escalated his criticism of his top Democratic rivals on Wednesday, suggesting both Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg were risky choices for a party desperate for a return...

Prada agrees to racial training after window display uproar

By DEEPTI HAJELA | February 5, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Luxury fashion brand Prada will take steps including racial equity training for its employees in New York City and executives in Milan, as well as hiring a diversity officer, as part of a settlement with the city over the 2018 display...

Rhode Island governor backs Michael Bloomberg for president

By MICHELLE R. SMITH | February 5, 2020

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Billionaire presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg snagged his first gubernatorial endorsement Wednesday, as Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo called him the right leader to take on President Donald...

Photos of ‘king tides’ globally show risks of climate change

By GILLIAN FLACCUS | February 5, 2020

DEPOE BAY, Ore. (AP) — Tourists, nature lovers and amateur scientists are whipping out their cameras to document the effects of extreme high tides on shorelines from the United States to New Zealand, and by doing so are helping better predict what rising...

Japan quarantines cruise ship as toll of new virus grows

By FOSTER KLUG and MARI YAMAGUCHI | February 5, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — Large white sheets covering them head-to-knee, people infected with a new virus were led by gloved and masked officials Wednesday off a Japanese cruise ship, while the rest of the 3,700 people on board faced a two-week quarantine in their...

The Latest: WHO seeks $675M to fight new virus

February 5, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on a virus outbreak that began in China (all times local):11 p.m.The director-general of the World Health Organization has asked for $675 million to help countries address the expected spread of the new virus that emerged in...