Henryetta abolishes decades-old dance ban

HENRYETTA, Okla. (AP) — Kick off the Sunday shoes: Dancing in public is now legal throughout Henryetta. City leaders voted Tuesday to abolish an ordinance on dancing, the Tulsa World (http://bit.ly/2lprhhr ) reported. The dance ordinance, with a penalty of $25, prohibited...

Governor: Dakota Access protesters can leave without arrest

AP Photo/Blake Nicholson CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — A few dozen people still occupying a sprawling encampment on federal land to protest construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline will have another chance to leave peacefully Thursday, North Dakota’s governor said,...

NYC lowers cost estimate for presidential protection

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has lowered its cost estimate for guarding President Donald Trump, his family and their Manhattan residence. Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill has written to New York’s Congressional delegation to seek reimbursement. He says it...

Protests erupt after off-duty LA officer clashes with teens

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Dozens of people, including children, were arrested early Thursday after clashing with Southern California police outside a home where a Los Angeles policeman fired a single round during an off-duty tussle with a 13-year-old boy. Hundreds of people...

DNC race tight as Democrats seek gains against Trump

ATLANTA (AP) — Just days before Democratic activists pick a new party chair, the contest to head the Democratic National Committee remains fluid, as national leaders grapple with how to turn an outpouring of liberal protest against President Donald Trump into political...

Immigrants fearing deportation under Trump change routines

AP Photo/Gregory Bull In Orange County, California, dozens of immigrant parents have signed legal documents authorizing friends and relatives to pick up their children from school and access their bank accounts to pay their bills in the event they are arrested by immigration...

Landlord accused of fatally stabbing tenant over unpaid rent

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City landlord is accused of stabbing his tenant to death following an apparent dispute over unpaid rent. Police responding to a 911 call of a person stabbed in front of a home in the Bronx Wednesday night found the tenant, 44-year-old Zakir Khan,...

Chicago schools take a stand on immigration enforcement

AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast CHICAGO (AP) — As educators around the United States wonder whether a crackdown on immigrants will reach their schoolhouse doors, principals in Chicago have been given a simple order: Do not let federal immigration agents in without a criminal...

Woman wearing anti-Trump sign barred from Lincoln Center

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman is claiming she was barred from attending a performance at New York City’s Lincoln Center because she wouldn’t remove an anti-Trump sign affixed to the back of her jacket. Jenny Heinz tells The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/2meuj6D ) it...

Lawsuit accuses Milwaukee police of illegal stop-and-frisks

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Police Department is operating a stop-and-frisk program that mostly targets black and Latino residents who are often detained without cause, the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin alleges in a lawsuit filed Wednesday. The federal...