Thousands expected at memorial for slain California officer
DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Police officers from across the country are expected at Friday's memorial service for a 22-year-old rookie who had long dreamed of being an officer and was slain just weeks into the job in a Northern California college town.
Ailing US worker: Government needs to reactivate insurance
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An ailing U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service worker in Oregon said she can't learn why her federally paid insurance lapsed months ago or get it reinstated because of the partial government shutdown, leaving her scrambling to find a way to pay for nutrients that keep her alive.
California dries off after storms batter state for days
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Californians were cleaning up and drying off Friday after a series of storms dumped heavy rain and snow throughout the state, caused at least six deaths and forced the rescue of more than a dozen people in rushing rivers.
Strike by Los Angeles teachers enters fifth day amid talks
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles teachers will walk picket lines for a fifth day Friday after the union and school district officials returned to the bargaining table with hopes of ending the massive strike in the nation's second-largest school district.
California storm moving out after battering state for 3 days
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The storm that pummeled much of California for three days began moving east Thursday after causing at least six deaths, forcing wildfire victims threatened by floods to flee their homes and plunging nearly 300,000 utility customers into darkness.
Talks resume in effort to end strike by LA teachers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new round of contract negotiations started Thursday between Los Angeles school district officials and a teachers union as thousands of educators picketed in the rain.
Total lunar eclipse meets supermoon Sunday night
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Here comes a total lunar eclipse and supermoon, all wrapped into one. The moon, Earth and sun will line up this weekend for the only total lunar eclipse this year and next.
Federal workers caught in the middle apply for unemployment
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Thousands of federal employees and their families are applying for unemployment and food stamps to get by as the longest government shutdown in U.S.
Judge acquits 3 Chicago officers of Laquan McDonald cover-up
CHICAGO (AP) — A judge on Thursday acquitted three Chicago officers of trying to cover up the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald, dismissing as just one perspective the shocking dashcam video of the black teenager's death that led to protests, a federal investigation of the police department and the rare murder conviction of an officer.
Woman, testifying against El Chapo, details affair
NEW YORK (AP) — Lucero Guadalupe Sanchez Lopez was already trapped in an impossible extramarital relationship with Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman when she found herself in an even crazier bind — fleeing with Guzman and others from authorities through an underground tunnel, her outlaw love interest in the buff.
AP Explains: Trump says wall will stop drugs, facts differ
PHOENIX (AP) — In his demands that Congress set aside $5.7 billion for a border wall, President Donald Trump has insisted that a new physical barrier would stop heroin entering the U.S.
Low-profile administrator replaces Engler at Michigan State
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University ousted its interim president on Thursday, a week ahead of his scheduled departure, as the school stepped up efforts to finally move beyond the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal.
Opioid crisis brings unwanted attention to wealthy family
BOSTON (AP) — The Sackler name is emblazoned on the walls at some of the world's great museums and universities, including the Smithsonian, the Guggenheim and Harvard.
US shutdown stalls training, other prep for wildfire season
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Just two months after a wildfire wiped out Paradise, California, officials are gearing up for this year's fire season and fear the government shutdown could make it even more difficult than one of the worst in history.
Microsoft pledges $500M to tackle Seattle housing crisis
SEATTLE (AP) — Microsoft says it will devote $500 million to address a problem its own success helped create: the severe need for affordable housing in the Seattle area.
FBI: Man wanted to attack White House with antitank rocket
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia man who traded his car for an antitank rocket, guns and explosives in a plot to storm the White House is under arrest, authorities said.
In limbo: Leftover embryos challenge clinics, couples
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Tens of thousands of embryos are stuck in limbo in fertility clinics, leftovers from pregnancy attempts and broken dreams of parenthood.
Falling tree kills man as storm lashes California
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A falling tree killed a man in Oakland on Wednesday as a powerful storm lashed Northern California with high winds and rain, authorities said.
Michigan State President Engler says he'll resign next week
DETROIT (AP) — The former governor brought in to help Michigan State University recover from the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal resigned Wednesday as the school's interim president amid backlash over his comments about some of the ex-sports doctor's victims.
Outpouring of generosity for TSA workers, others without pay
The partial government shutdown is a double-whammy for Cara and Philip Mangone, a married couple from Philadelphia. Both are agents with the Transportation Safety Administration, both working full time at the Philadelphia airport.
ACLU: Government mistakenly wanted to deport US veteran
DETROIT (AP) — A Marine veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder was held for three days for possible deportation before federal authorities learned that he was a U.S.
Robert Durst defense: Evidence could be 'game over' for heir
LOS ANGELES (AP) — New York real estate heir Robert Durst is charged with one count of murder, but will have to defend himself in three killings at trial later this year in California.
Chicago awaits 2 historic hearings in fatal police shooting
CHICAGO (AP) — Three Chicago police officers will learn this week whether a judge thinks they lied about the 2014 killing of Laquan McDonald to protect another white officer who shot the black teenager 16 times.
Battles expected in many states over abortion-related bills
NEW YORK (AP) — On each side of the abortion debate, legislators and activists emboldened by recent political developments plan to push aggressively in many states this year for bills high on their wish lists: either seeking to impose near-total bans on abortion or guaranteeing women's access to the procedure.
The Latest: Michigan State president says he'll quit Jan. 23
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the resignation of Michigan State University's interim president (all times local): 6:40 p.m.

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