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A Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles drivers license service center is shown, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, in Hialeah, Fla. The U.S. Census Bureau has asked the 50 states for drivers' license information, months after President Donald Trump ordered the collection of citizenship information. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Census Bureau seeks state data, including citizenship infoThe U.S. Census Bureau has asked the 50 states for drivers' license records that typically include citizenship data, months after President Donald Trump ordered the collection of citizenship information
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this April 26, 2019, file photo, Maine Gov. Janet Mills signs a bill to establish Indigenous Peoples' Day at the State House in Augusta, Maine. A handful of states, including New Mexico and Maine, are celebrating their first Indigenous Peoples' Day as part of a trend to move away from a day honoring Christopher Columbus. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
Some US states marking their first Indigenous Peoples' DayNew Mexico is celebrating its first statewide Indigenous Peoples' Day
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2018, file photo, smoke billows around power transmission lines as the Camp Fire burns in Big Bend, Calif. Experts say it's hard to know whether keeping millions of Californians in the dark prevented a catastrophic wildfire. The question takes on new significance after authorities said Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, that a man in his 60s who relied on oxygen died 12 minutes after losing electricity in a planned outage by Pacific Gas & Electric Co., east of Sacramento. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
Do California power shutoffs work? Hard to know, experts sayExperts say it's hard to know whether keeping millions of Californians in the dark prevented a catastrophic wildfire
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, file photo, Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Newsom has signed a law giving child sexual assault victims more time to file lawsuits. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
Law gives child sex assault victims more time to file suitsCalifornia governor signs law giving child sex assault victims more time to file lawsuits
The Associated Press3 hours ago
In this Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, image made from a body camera video released by the Fort Worth Police Department an officer shines a flashlight into a window in Fort Worth, Texas. A black woman was fatally shot by a white Fort Worth, Texas, officer inside the home early Saturday after police were called to the residence for a welfare check, authorities said. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office identified her as 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson. (Fort Worth Police Department via AP)
Family seeks answers after police kill Texas woman at homeAn attorney for the family of a 28-year-old black woman who was killed by police inside her Texas home says the white officer who shot her didn't have time to perceive a threat.
The Associated Press4 hours ago
In this Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, photograph, Kyla Hines, assistant director of the LGBTQ Student Resource Center, poses for a photo outside her offices in the student union on the campus of Metropolitan State College in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
In or out? Court case on job bias casts pall on LGBT festsNational Coming Out Day festivities were tempered this year by anxiety over the Supreme Court deliberations about job discrimination law
The Associated Press6 hours ago
This photo provided by WWL-TV shows several construction standing after a large portion of the Hard Rock Hotel, under construction suddenly collapsed Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 in New Orleans. It was not immediately clear what caused the collapse or if anyone was injured. Upper floors began to fall on top of each other before one side of the building fell to the ground below. It was not immediately clear what caused the collapse or if anyone was injured. (WWL-TV via AP)
New Orleans hotel collapse: Search on for a missing workerAuthorities still searching for a worker missing in the weekend collapse of a hotel under construction in New Orleans; body of 1 of the 2 dead recovered
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Family ends search for missing CEO after a body is foundThe family of a missing Utah tech executive has called off a search for her after police reported that a body was found inside a parked car in the San Francisco Bay Area
The Associated Press10 hours ago
In this Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 photo, Tonya Maslar holds an old photograph of her mother Roberta Tandarich taken before her death in 1991 in Ravenna, Ohio. Tandarich's body was found dumped at Firestone Metro Park in 1991. A sketch of Tandarich drawn by serial killer Samuel Little, who claims Tandarich was one of his many victims, lies in the background. (Jeff Lange/Akron Beacon Journal via AP)
Serial killer's victim portraits could help crack cold casesThe FBI is hoping that portraits drawn by a California inmate will help law enforcement crack cold case homicides around the country
The Associated Press11 hours ago
A view of electrical power lines near Moraga Way in Orinda, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. Business continue to be closed due to the recent Pacific Gas and Electric shutdown. The utility began restoring power to Bay Area residents Thursday, taking the first steps in what could be a days-long process to end an outage that left many homes and businesses in the dark. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/East Bay Times via AP)
California power outages highlight economic disparityThe power blackouts in California are highlighting growing income disparity, with access to electricity increasingly available to those who can afford to pay.
The Associated Press14 hours ago
FILE - In this July 6, 2017, file photo, Asian elephant Thursday, July 6, 2017, file photo, Shaunzi, the Zoo's newest elephant, kicks up dust while making her first appearance at the Los Angeles Zoo. The 46-year-old Asian elephant came to Los Angeles from Fresno after its longtime companion died.  California will be the first state to ban the sale and manufacture of new fur products and the third to bar most animals from circus performances under a pair of bills signed Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 by Gov. Gavin Newsom. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
Correction: California-New Laws storyCorrection: California-New Laws story
The Associated Press14 hours ago
FILE - This Sept. 10, 2012 file photo shows Chicago teachers walk walking a picket line outside a school in Chicago. A threatened strike in 2019 by Chicago teachers would carry on the city's historically significant role in education labor disputes, including the 2012 strike cited by teachers around the country as inspiration for walkouts and other protests in recent years. That seven-day strike was a dramatic test of the Chicago Teachers Union's effort to force expanded negotiations into social issues beyond the typical give-and-take over pay and benefitsAP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
Chicago teachers may test unions' 'social justice' strategyA threatened strike by Chicago teachers would be the latest test of teachers' unions strategy to expand contract talks beyond members' pay or benefits and into broader classroom issues
The Associated Press16 hours ago
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