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Passengers sit on a train while police officers work the scene where two officers were killed after they were struck by a South Shore train near 103rd Street and Dauphin Avenue on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, in Chicago. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi posted on Twitter that the "devastating tragedy" occurred when the officers were investigating a shots-fired call. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune via AP)
Chicago police: 2 officers die after being struck by trainChicago police say two officers have died after being struck by a train while investigating reports of gunfire
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2018, file photo, United States Surgeon General Jerome Adams addresses an audience during a national summit focused on police efforts to address the opioid epidemic at Harvard Medical School in Boston. The U.S. surgeon general says swift action is needed to prevent millions of teenagers and adolescents from becoming hooked on Juul and other high-nicotine electronic cigarettes. Adams said Tuesday, Dec. 18, that parents, teachers and physicians must take aggressive steps to address an epidemic of underage vaping. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
US surgeon general warns of teen risks from e-cigarettesUS surgeon general urges swift action to prevent nicotine addiction amid surge in teenage vaping
The Associated Press2 hours ago
A Honduran asylum seeker embrace an activist for migrant rights on U.S. soil at San Diego's Otay Mesa port of entry, seen from Tijuana, Mexico, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
Asylum seekers stake claims on patch of US soil at borderSeveral asylum seekers, waited on a small patch of U.S. soil for hours demanding that their claims be processed immediately, challenging a U.S. policy to make people wait in Mexico if there are capacity constraints
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2018 file photo, taken from the Tijuana, Mexico, side of the border, Honduran migrants react as they surrender to the U.S. Border Patrol after crossing the border wall in to the United States. Federal judges in California have challenged more of the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy on illegal immigration. Their decision in Sept. 2018 to no longer accept pleas at initial appearances led to the dismissal of many cases because the government deported defendants before they could return to court. The judges' stance is another example of how the judiciary, in ways large and small, has put the brakes on some of the administration's efforts to curb immigration. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
'Zero-tolerance' immigration policy hits snag in California'Zero-tolerance' policy on prosecuting illegal entry hits snag in California, an example of how judges have challenged Donald Trump's immigration policies in ways both large and small
The Associated Press6 hours ago
This undated photo provided by the Tulare County, Calif., Sheriff's Office shows Gustavo Garcia. Central California authorities say Garcia, who went on a robbery, shooting and carjacking rampage, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, in a high-speed crash during which he intentionally tried to smash into other cars. (Tulare County Sheriff's Office via AP)
Man dies in crash following deadly California rampageCentral California authorities say a man who went on a deadly robbery, shooting and carjacking rampage has died in a high-speed crash during which he intentionally tried to smash into other cars
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2009 file photo, Marc Sageman, of the Foreign Policy Research Institute, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing. Sageman, a former CIA employee who studies terror networks, says Amer Alhaggagi, a California man convicted of attempting to support the Islamic State does not have the attributes of an Islamic extremist. Sageman described Alhaggagi at a sentencing hearing on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, as an Internet troll who talked about making bombs and conducting terror attacks in the San Francisco Bay Area, but was a coward who took little action. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
Expert: California man convicted in terror case no extremistA former CIA employee who studies terror networks says a California man convicted of attempting to support the Islamic State does not have the attributes of an Islamic extremist
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Groups sue to block oil production in Alaska's Beaufort SeaConservation groups sued Monday to block an oil-drilling project in federal Arctic waters
The Associated Press13 hours ago
FILE - In this May 11, 2017, file photo, Dutch innovator Boyan Slat poses for a portrait next to the anchors of his plastic collecting system, suspended from the roof of a building in Utrecht, Netherlands. The trash collection device deployed to corral plastic litter floating between California and Hawaii in an attempt to clean up the world's largest garbage patch is not collecting any trash. Slat, who launched the Pacific Ocean cleanup project, told The Associated Press in an interview Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, he is confident the 2,000-foot (600-meter) long floating boom will be fixed.(AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
Huge barrier isn't trapping plastic waste in Pacific OceanA floating device sent to corral a swirling island of trash between California and Hawaii hasn't swept up any plastic waste
The Associated Press13 hours ago
File - In this May 24, 2018, file photo, a man sleeps on the sidewalk as people behind line-up to buy lunch at a Dick's Drive-In restaurant in Seattle. A new federal report says the number of people living on the streets in Los Angeles and San Diego, fell this year, suggesting possible success in those cities' efforts to combat the problem. Meanwhile, homelessness overall was up slightly across the country, including Seattle, although the report did not provide a complete picture of the problem. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
US homeless count up slightly, but declines in key citiesThe national homeless number ticked up in 2018, but declined slightly in some West Coast cities that have experienced the worst of the homelessness crisis
The Associated Press14 hours ago
FILE - In this photo taken on Thursday, March 24, 2016, Archbishop Bernard Hebda speaks during a news conference at St. Paul Cathedral after being appointed as Archbishop of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis in St. Paul, Minn. Hebda wrote a remarkable letter to his flock Friday in which he revealed he sent the Vatican in 2016 a new allegation of improprieties with minors against retired Archbishop John Nienstedt. (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUT
Vatican urged to reveal status of ousted US archbishopA prominent U.S. archbishop is asking the Vatican for answers about the status of an investigation into alleged sexual misconduct against his predecessor
The Associated Press14 hours ago
A heart-shaped sign displays the name of Jakelin Amei Rosmey Caal in Raxruha, Guatemala, on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. The 7-year-old girl died in a Texas hospital, two days after being taken into custody by border patrol agents in a remote stretch of New Mexico desert. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
Girl's death shows communication issues on US-Mexico borderThe death of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl has shown the struggle to communicate with migrants who speak limited English and Spanish along the U.S.-Mexico border
The Associated Press15 hours ago
FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2018, file photo, a mural by artist Beau Stanton of actress Ava Gardner is displayed at the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools complex school in Los Angeles. Artist Shepard Fairey will insist that one of his murals be removed from the Los Angeles school if officials follow through on plans to cover up Stanton's mural that some community activists find offensive, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. Both murals are in Koreatown at the Robert F. Kennedy Schools complex on the former site of the Ambassador Hotel where Kennedy was fatally shot in 1968. Stanton's mural depicts actress Ava Gardner against sun rays. Korean activists say it looks like the Japanese imperial battle flag. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
Prominent artist defends colleague's disputed school muralA prominent artist will insist that one of his murals be removed from a Los Angeles school if officials follow through on plans to cover up another artist's mural that some activists find offensive
The Associated Press16 hours ago
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