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Mayor ‘deeply disturbed’ over incident between cop and teen

| | Feb 24 2017 - 12:05am | Comments

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Anaheim officials pressed for calm Thursday after a night of raucous protests that followed an incident in which an off-duty policeman scuffled in his front yard with a boy, drew a weapon and fired a shot into the ground after another teen pushed him over a hedge and others surrounded him.

  1. | Posted: Feb 19 2017 - 12:05am

    MELBOURNE, Fla. — Just four weeks into his administration, President Donald Trump appeared at a campaign rally that mirrored the months leading up to Election Day, complete with promises to repeal the health care law, insults for the news media and a playlist highlighted by the Rolling Stones.

  2. | Posted: Feb 18 2017 - 12:05am

    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — Hoping to shift attention from his troubled White House, President Donald Trump hit the road Friday to deliver a pep talk to American workers and the rest of the nation, resurrecting the jobs promises that powered his election victory and pledging in a campaign-style rally to “unleash the power of the American spirit.”

  3. | Posted: Feb 18 2017 - 12:05am

    BOSTON — In a Mexican cave system so beautiful and hot that it is called both Fairyland and hell, scientists have discovered life trapped in crystals that could be 50,000 years old.

  4. | Posted: Feb 16 2017 - 12:53pm

    Food could be making a comeback in U.S. economy class, where passengers must either schlep their own meals, pay for one on board or make do with pretzels and peanuts.

  5. | Posted: Feb 16 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s nominee for labor secretary abruptly withdrew his nomination Wednesday after Senate Republicans balked at supporting him, in part over taxes he belatedly paid on a former housekeeper not authorized to work in the United States.

  6. | Posted: Feb 16 2017 - 12:05am

    CHICAGO — Motor vehicle deaths have shot up nationally for the second year in a row, as lower gas prices and an improved economy have put more cars on the road, according to a report released Wednesday.

  7. | Posted: Feb 15 2017 - 10:47am

    OROVILLE, Calif. — Officials scrambled Wednesday to drain more water from a lake behind battered Oroville Dam before new storms hit Northern California and test the quick repairs made after water cascaded down an unpaved spillway and prompted a massive evacuation.

  8. | Posted: Feb 15 2017 - 10:43am

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday asked Israel’s prime minister to “hold off” on building Jewish settlements in land the Palestinians claim for their future state, yet held back from explicitly endorsing support for a future independent Palestine.

  9. | Posted: Feb 15 2017 - 10:39am

    BRUSSELS — In an ultimatum to America’s allies, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told fellow NATO members Wednesday to increase military spending by year’s end or risk seeing the U.S. curtail its defense support — a stark threat given Europe’s deep unease already over U.S.-Russian relations.

  10. | Posted: Feb 15 2017 - 10:30am

    GROTON, Conn. — Officials are tracking a Russian spy ship that cruised up the East Coast to within 30 miles of the U.S. Naval Submarine Base in Groton Wednesday in what some lawmakers called another aggressive action from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

  11. | Posted: Feb 15 2017 - 10:28am

    ATLANTA — They are the stuff of legend, wielded by hit men and by James Bond. For decades, buying a silencer for a firearm has been as difficult as buying a machine gun, requiring a background check that can take close to a year.

  12. | Posted: Feb 15 2017 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Just six days into his presidency, Donald Trump was informed his national security adviser had misled his vice president about contacts with Russia. Trump kept his No. 2 in the dark and waited nearly three weeks before ousting the aide, Michael Flynn, citing a slow but steady erosion of trust, White House officials said Tuesday.

  13. | Posted: Feb 14 2017 - 9:50am

    OROVILLE, Calif. — Crews working around the clock atop a crippled California dam reported progress Tuesday in repairing the damaged spillway and reducing the water level by at least 8 feet at the reservoir that has been central to this farming region for a half century.

  14. | Posted: Feb 14 2017 - 9:48am

    WASHINGTON — Russia has secretly deployed a new cruise missile despite complaints from U.S. officials that it violates a landmark arms control treaty that helped seal the end of the Cold War, administration officials say.

  15. | Posted: Feb 14 2017 - 9:46am

    WASHINGTON — House Republicans on Tuesday blocked an attempt by Democrats to use an obscure law to obtain President Donald Trump’s tax returns from the IRS.