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In this March 20, 2018 photo, Lashunda Britt, a cousin of Stephan Clark stands near where he was fatally shot by police in Sacramento, Calif. Relatives, activists and Sacramento officials are questioning why police shot at an unarmed black man 20 times, killing him, when he turned out to be holding only a cellphone in his grandparents' backyard. (Renee C. Byer/The Sacramento Bee via AP)
March 21, 2018 - 8:20 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two officers yelled for a suspect to show his hands then shouted "gun, gun, gun" moments before fatally shooting the man who turned out to be unarmed, audio from body camera footage released Wednesday by Sacramento police shows. Footage from the body cameras and an...
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A woman approaches the Hoboken Terminal of the PATH train system as light snow falls Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Hoboken, N.J. A spring nor'easter targeted the Northeast on Wednesday with strong winds and a foot or more of snow expected in some parts of the region. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
March 21, 2018 - 8:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on a spring nor'easter hitting the mid-Atlantic and Northeast (all times local): 8:15 p.m. The fourth nor'easter in three weeks is beginning to move into southern New England. Meteorologists say Massachusetts will see its heaviest snowfall in the overnight hours...
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March 21, 2018 - 8:12 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Declines in coal power plant construction in China, India and the U.S. are projected to push the heavily-polluting fuel over the edge— but not fast enough to meet international climate change goals, environmental groups said Wednesday. Coal's dominance as the fuel of choice...
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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2009, file photo, demonstrators block the main entrance of Chevron Corp. in San Ramon, Calif. A federal judge presiding over lawsuits accusing big oil companies of lying about global warming is turning his courtroom into a classroom. U.S. District Judge William Alsup has asked lawyers for two California cities and five of the world's largest oil and gas companies to come to court on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, to present "the best science now available on global warming." (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
March 21, 2018 - 7:15 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — There were no test tubes or Bunsen burners, but a courtroom turned into a science classroom Wednesday for a U.S. judge considering lawsuits that accuse big oil companies of lying about the role of fossil fuels in the Earth's warming environment. Leading researchers taught U.S...
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Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski talks on his cellphone as he leaves the Government Palace also known as the House of Pizarro, in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. The embattled Peruvian leader has offered his resignation to Congress ahead of a scheduled vote on whether to impeach the former Wall Street investor, according to a presidential aide. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
March 21, 2018 - 7:04 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Embattled President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski offered his resignation Wednesday ahead of an impeachment vote, seeking to put an end to a fast-moving political drama playing out just three weeks before the Andean nation is set to host U.S. President Donald Trump for a regional summit...
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Austin Police Chief Brian Manley briefs the media, Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Round Rock, Texas. The suspect in a spate of bombing attacks that have terrorized Austin over the past month blew himself up with an explosive device as authorities closed in, the police said early Wednesday. (Ricardo B. Brazziell/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
March 21, 2018 - 7:04 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Most people who own a smartphone take it wherever they go, a fact of modern life that enabled authorities to hunt down the man suspected in four Texas bombings before he blew himself up Wednesday. The search for the suspect, identified as Mark Anthony Conditt, drew upon...
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In this Dec. 4, 2017 photo, a slogan asking for justice for 16-year-old Mexican youth Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, who was shot and killed on a street in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, is displayed on the streets' border wall where he was killed. A U.S. border patrol agent is going on trial for second-degree murder in U.S. District Court in Tucson on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, in a rare Justice Department prosecution of a fatal cross-border Mexico shooting. Lonnie Swartz is charged with firing multiple shots from the Arizona side of the border into Nogales, Mexico more than five years ago and killing Rodriguez. (AP Photo/Anita Snow)
March 21, 2018 - 7:03 pm
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A rock-throwing teenager didn't deserve to die when a U.S. Border Patrol Agent hit him with 10 shots as he stood on a street on the Mexican side of the border, prosecutors said Wednesday at the start of murder trial of the federal officer who contends he fired because he was in...
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March 21, 2018 - 6:16 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church is investigating a former missionary training center president who is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in the 1980s, following the release this week of a secret audio recording where he is heard apologizing to her and citing a sex addiction. The...
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A woman uses an umbrella while shielding herself from a snowstorm, Wednesday, March 21, 2018, in Hoboken, N.J. A spring nor'easter targeted the Northeast on Wednesday with strong winds and a foot or more of snow expected in some parts of the region. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
March 21, 2018 - 6:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Spring kicked off with a wallop of wintry weather along the East Coast as the fourth nor'easter in three weeks rolled in with the potential for a foot of snow Wednesday. The first full day of the season included scenes of snow falling on blooming daffodils in suburban Philadelphia,...
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Roger Torrent, speaker of Catalan Parliament attends a press conference at the Catalonia Parliament in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, March. 21, 2018. Separatist parties had turned to Sanchez after dropping their bid to re-elect fugitive Catalan ex-president Carles Puigdemont, who fled to Belgium in October. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
March 21, 2018 - 5:17 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the struggle to form a new government in Spain's secession-minded Catalonia region (all times local): 10:00 p.m. The Catalan Parliament speaker has set a Thursday afternoon vote to elect as the next regional president a former separatist minister who could be...
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