• Products made of threatened African wildlife sold at US expo

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Photos and video taken by animal welfare activists at a recent trophy hunting convention show an array of products crafted from the body parts of threatened big-game animals, including boots, chaps, belts and furniture labeled as elephant leather.

  • Strike by Los Angeles teachers enters fifth day amid talks

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Striking teachers and the nation’s second-largest school district are set to continue renewed negotiations Saturday following a fifth day of passionate protests in Los Angeles.

  • The Latest: No deal yet in Los Angeles teachers strike

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Los Angeles teachers strike (all times local):

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  • After cover-up trial, officer who shot teen to be sentenced

    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.”

  • Officers pack memorial service for 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.

  • Paul’s lawyers want his political views excluded from trial

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul never shies away from speaking his mind, but his attorneys are asking a Kentucky judge to make the Republican lawmaker’s political beliefs off-limits at his upcoming trial against the neighbor who tackled him while he was doing yard work at his home.

  • As shutdown drags on, a ‘Coast Guard City’ rallies

    NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — If the uniformed cadets milling about the local movie theaters and pizza joints didn’t make it obvious enough, a banner hanging from a downtown parking garage makes it crystal clear: New London is an official Coast Guard City.

  • The Latest: Van Dyke barely reacts to prison sentence

    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):

  • Tennessee governor grants parole in murder-for-hire case

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is granting parole to a man serving a life sentence in a 1994 murder-for-hire, saying the inmate has “undergone a transformation” behind bars. But a woman he shot and partially blinded in the attack says she’s terrified she might encounter him again once he’s out.