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  • Officer who shot black teen sentenced to nearly 7 years
    Associated Press

    Officer who shot black teen sentenced to nearly 7 years

    CHICAGO (AP) — The white Chicago officer who gunned down a black teenager in 2014 was sentenced Friday to nearly seven years in prison, ending an explosive case that arose from one of the nation's most graphic dashcam videos and added fuel to debates about race and policing and law enforcement's "code of silence."

  • Strike by Los Angeles teachers enters fifth day amid talks
    Associated Press

    Strike by Los Angeles teachers enters fifth day amid talks

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Teachers picketed and rallied Friday as a strike against the giant Los Angeles Unified School District extended to a fifth day with a new round of contract negotiations underway.

  • 'Perfect cop': Thousands mourn rookie California officer
    Associated Press

    'Perfect cop': Thousands mourn rookie California officer

    DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — A young Natalie Corona would run around the house in police gear and loved watching the show "Cops." She always knew she wanted to be a police officer, her sister said Friday.

  • Video shows Arizona officer opening fire as teen runs away
    Associated Press

    Video shows Arizona officer opening fire as teen runs away

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A suburban Phoenix police officer investigating a car break-in shot and killed the 14-year-old suspect as the boy ran away, according to video released Friday.

  • Weekend winter storm sweeping from Midwest to New England
    Associated Press

    Weekend winter storm sweeping from Midwest to New England

    CHICAGO (AP) — A winter storm started sweeping across the Midwest on Friday, leading to slick roads and runways, as it inched its way toward New England, where it was forecast to dump up to 2 feet (0.61 meters) of snow.

  • The Latest: McDonald relative calls sentence partial victory
    Associated Press

    The Latest: McDonald relative calls sentence partial victory

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of the Chicago police officer who fired the shots that killed black teenager Laquan McDonald (all times local):

  • Facility where comatose woman gave birth faces new complaint
    Associated Press

    Facility where comatose woman gave birth faces new complaint

    PHOENIX (AP) — A long-term care facility where an Arizona woman in a vegetative state was raped and gave birth said Friday that it's investigating another patient's allegation of physical abuse.

  • A timeline of the Chicago police shooting of Laquan McDonald
    Associated Press

    A timeline of the Chicago police shooting of Laquan McDonald

    CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County Judge Vincent Gaughan sentenced former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke on Friday to six years and nine months in prison in the 2014 shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald.

  • Scientists ID another possible threat to orcas: pink salmon
    Associated Press

    Scientists ID another possible threat to orcas: pink salmon

    SEATTLE (AP) — Over the years, scientists have identified dams, pollution and vessel noise as causes of the troubling decline of the Pacific Northwest's resident killer whales. Now, they may have found a new and more surprising culprit: pink salmon.

  • Threatening Flyers Fail to Derail Ben Shapiro Campus Event
    The National Review

    Threatening Flyers Fail to Derail Ben Shapiro Campus Event

    Flyers with a threatening message that were distributed around the campus of George Washington University failed to discourage a conservative youth organization from hosting speaker Ben Shapiro on Thursday. On the morning of the event, students spotted flyers around GW’s campus with a red “X” through a photo of Shapiro. “Sadly, yet unsurprisingly, liberal authorities at GW dismissed the threat and refused to investigate,” YAF said in a press release.

  • The Latest: Police chief calls 14-year-old's death 'tragic'
    Associated Press

    The Latest: Police chief calls 14-year-old's death 'tragic'

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on the police shooting of a 14-year-old burglary suspect in Arizona (all times local):

  • California dries off after storms batter state for days
    Associated Press

    California dries off after storms batter state for days

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thoroughly saturated and muddied California was drying out and cleaning up Friday in the aftermath of Pacific storms that dumped heavy rain and snow throughout the state.

  • Winter storm disturbs travel as it rolls toward U.S. Midwest, Northeast
    Reuters

    Winter storm disturbs travel as it rolls toward U.S. Midwest, Northeast

    A major winter storm was expected to clobber a large swath of the northern United States with heavy snow, gusty winds and frigid temperatures making travel difficult and dangerous starting on Friday and through the weekend, forecasters said. The storm system will dump 6 to 10 inches (15 to 25 cm) of snow in the Plains and Midwest on Friday night and Saturday and as it moves east at least a foot of snow in parts of the Northeast on Saturday and Sunday, the National Weather Service (NWS) said in several advisories. The system was expected to also bring freezing rain, wind gusts of 35 miles (56 km) per hour and quickly dropping temperatures that will to dip into the teens and even below zero Fahrenheit in several areas, the service said.

  • Police make 2 arrests in triple slaying in Kentucky
    Associated Press

    Police make 2 arrests in triple slaying in Kentucky

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two arrests were made Friday in the deaths of three people found shot a day earlier at a home in western Kentucky, and police said the investigation was "far from over" as they sought more people to question.