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Sessions says reforms of Chicago police could boost crime

Sessions says reforms of Chicago police could boost crime

CHICAGO — Attorney General Jeff Sessions warned Friday that reforms planned for the Chicago police force could cause a surge in violent crime and pointed to the recent murder conviction of a police officer as evidence that such reforms aren't necessa

Mayor came home to try to improve poor California town

HURON, Calif. — Beyond the boarded-up buildings and patchwork fences that others view as eyesores, Huron Mayor Rey Leon sees potential in this tiny central California farm town that has been mired in poverty for decades.
What's at stake if investors begin to shun Saudi Arabia

What's at stake if investors begin to shun Saudi Arabia

FRANKFURT — The disappearance of a Saudi journalist last seen entering the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul has shaken confidence in the country as a place to do business, with potential consequences for billions of dollars in investments going into a
Impoverished farm town is left behind in California

Impoverished farm town is left behind in California

HURON, Calif. — A rooster signals the start of the day as workers wearing sombreros and ball caps emerge from the shadows and shuffle past boarded-up businesses in this tiny farm town.
Train mows down crowd at India festival, at least 58 dead

Train mows down crowd at India festival, at least 58 dead

NEW DELHI — A speeding train ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India on Friday, killing at least 58 people and injuring dozens more, police said.
Feds: Child exploitation focus of Pennsylvania church probe

Feds: Child exploitation focus of Pennsylvania church probe

PHILADELPHIA — Two years ago, a federal prosecutor in Pittsburgh considered filing a racketeering lawsuit against a Roman Catholic diocese over its handling of child sex-abuse complaints, but left office before he could make the bold move.
Martin Scorsese, Africa's flying doctors win awards in Spain

Martin Scorsese, Africa's flying doctors win awards in Spain

MADRID — American film director Martin Scorsese and Africa's flying doctors are among scientists, mountaineers and intellectuals who received Spain's prestigious Princess of Asturias awards Friday from King Felipe VI.
Britney Spears returns to Vegas with new residency in 2019

Britney Spears returns to Vegas with new residency in 2019

LAS VEGAS — Britney Spears will return to Las Vegas with a new residency next year.
Trump praises Montana congressman who body-slammed reporter

Trump praises Montana congressman who body-slammed reporter

MISSOULA, Mont. — President Donald Trump praised a Republican congressman for body-slamming a reporter last year, calling him a "tough cookie" and saying he thinks it might have helped him win election in Montana.
Ex-Interpol leader's wife: "Everybody in China is at risk"

Ex-Interpol leader's wife: "Everybody in China is at risk"

LYON, France — The wife of the former Interpol president who is being detained in China on bribery charges says she's been contacted by Chinese diplomats, who have told her they're holding a letter from him for her.