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Arizona governor, GOP lawmakers end sanctuary city ban push

By BOB CHRISTIE | February 21, 2020

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Republican lawmakers have pulled a contentious proposal to enshrine an existing ban on so-called “sanctuary cities” in the state constitution.The decision announced late Thursday night came on the eve of...

States step up funding for Planned Parenthood clinics

By SUSAN HAIGH | February 21, 2020

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Severalstates have begun picking up the tab for family planning services at clinics run by Planned Parenthood, which last year quit a $260 million federal funding program over a Trump administration rule prohibiting clinics from...

South Korea ups emergency response as viral cases surge

By KIM TONG-HYUNG and HYUNG-JIN KIM | February 21, 2020

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's government banned major rallies in its capital and declared a health emergency in its fourth largest city as 100 new virus cases were reported Friday, bringing the country's total to 204.The spike forced officials...

Tech boom, suburban growth drive Nevada’s Democratic shift

By SCOTT SONNER | February 20, 2020

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Twenty years ago, long before Nevada was part of the early presidential selection process, the phone typically rang unanswered at Washoe County Democratic Party headquarters in Reno during mid-term elections."We had a small conference...

The Latest: Warren says Bloomberg NDA refusal disqualifying

February 20, 2020

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on presidential campaign developments (all times local.):6:30 p.m.Elizabeth Warren says that if Mike Bloomberg isn’t willing to release his former employees from any non-disclosure agreements they’ve signed, he should...

New video shows details from fatal shootout at kosher deli

By MIKE CATALINI | February 20, 2020

Newly released video from a fatal shootout at a kosher grocery store in Jersey City shows the moment one of the shooters exited the van he drove there, took three steps and raised a long gun before entering the market, sending passersby scattering away...

Family of man killed by trooper seeking more than $10M

By DAVE COLLINS | February 20, 2020

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Relatives of a black Connecticut man killed by a state trooper are seeking more than $10 million in wrongful death damages from state and local police, according to legal notices filed Thursday.Lawyers for the family of Mubarak...

1 trillion euros: EU leaders get into big fight over budget

By RAF CASERT and ANGELA CHARLTON | February 20, 2020

BRUSSELS (AP) — European leaders argued into the early hours of Friday about how to spend and share some 1 trillion euros ($1.1 trillion) over the next seven years. Their first summit since Britain quit the EU last month has been bruising, long —...

Weinstein jurors focus on Sciorra as deliberations drag on

By MICHAEL R. SISAK and TOM HAYS | February 20, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Deliberating for a third day, the jury at Harvey Weinstein's trial continued Thursday to focus a lot of attention on actress Annabella Sciorra’s linchpin allegations that the once-heralded Hollywood mogul raped and sexually assaulted...

Paranoia, racism: German killer drew on conspiracy tropes

By LORI HINNANT and FRANK JORDANS | February 20, 2020

BERLIN (AP) — He mixed extreme paranoia about secret state surveillance with far-right conspiracy tropes, misogyny and racist vitriol.The gunman who killed nine people in the Frankfurt suburb of Hanau left behind a 24-page rambling screed calling for...

German gunman calling for genocide kills 9 people

By DAVID McHUGH, DAVID RISING, and FRANK JORDANS | February 20, 2020

HANAU, Germany (AP) — A German who shot and killed nine people of foreign background in a rampage that began at a hookah bar frequented by immigrants had posted an online rant calling for the “complete extermination” of many “races or cultures...

NFL Saints backed by church in effort to keep emails secret

By JIM MUSTIAN | February 20, 2020

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An attorney for New Orleans' Roman Catholic archdiocese Thursday strongly defended the New Orleans Saints' behind-the-scenes help in dealing with the clergy sex abuse crisis, saying the legal effort to release hundreds of confidential...