Officer quits to avoid firing after shooting of unarmed teen

AP Photo/Seth Wenig NEW YORK (AP) — A white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager resigned Sunday from the New York Police Department to avoid being fired following a disciplinary trial in a case that sparked outrage over police use of deadly force...

'Dreamer' immigrant in Oregon detained by US authorities

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 25-year-old man who had been allowed to stay in the U.S. because he was brought into the country as a child was detained Sunday by immigration agents, activists said. Francisco J. Rodriguez Dominguez was picked up at his home by Immigration and...

Teens wearing leggings barred from United flight

DENVER (AP) — Two teenage girls were barred by a gate agent from boarding a United Airlines flight from Denver to Minneapolis on Sunday because they were wearing leggings, according to a spokesman for the airline. The girls, whose ages were not specified, were not allowed...

46 dogs, saved from slaughter, arrive in NY from South Korea

NEW YORK (AP) — Forty-six dogs were flown to New York from South Korea after being rescued at a farm where they were to be slaughtered for human consumption, animal advocates said Sunday. The Humane Society International is responsible for saving the dogs that were fed...

92-year-old NC man receives Purple Heart earned in WWII

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A 92-year-old North Carolina man has finally received the Purple Heart he earned more than 70 years ago while fighting in Belgium during World War II. The Fayetteville Observer reports (http://bit.ly/2o6jJiD ) that Oscar Davis Jr. received the...

Ahoy, justices! Floating home case winner back to high court

AP Photo/J Pat Carter RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Four years ago, Fane Lozman won an improbable longshot victory when the U.S. Supreme Court agreed with him that his floating home was a house, not a vessel subject to seizure by a Florida city. The justices set a new national...

California slaying victims are mom, 2 kids and another woman

AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The four people killed last week in a quiet Northern California neighborhood include a woman and her two children, authorities said Sunday. The victims are Angelique Vasquez, 45; her daughter, Mia Vasquez, 14; her son,...

Medical pot bill in S. Carolina bolstered by conservatives

AP Photo/Sean Rayford COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Rep. Eric Bedingfield once shunned all marijuana use, but when his eldest son’s six-year struggle with opioid addiction ended with his overdose a year ago, the conservative Republican co-sponsored medical...

Seattle plant failure dumps millions of gallons of sewage

SEATTLE (AP) — Millions of gallons of raw sewage and untreated runoff have poured into the United States’ second-largest estuary since a massive sewage treatment plant experienced equipment failures that forced it to stop fully treating Seattle’s waste. The...

Ripples from US nuclear plant closings overwhelm small towns

AP Photo/John Seewer OAK HARBOR, Ohio (AP) — Living in the shadows of the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant’s cooling tower that soars above Lake Erie in Ohio like an oversized lighthouse brings with it some give-and-take. On the plus side, it generates tax money that...