NEW YORK | Payless ShoeSource to shutter all of its remaining US stores

NEW YORK (AP) — Payless ShoeSource is shuttering all of its 2,100 remaining stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, joining a list of iconic names like Toys R Us and Bon-Ton that have closed down in the last year. The Topeka, Kansas-based chain said Friday it will hold liquidation sales starting Sunday and wind … Continue reading NEW YORK | Payless ShoeSource to shutter all of its remaining US stores

AURORA, Ill | Gunman kills 5 people, wounds 5 police at Illinois business

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — A gunman opened fire at a manufacturing plant in suburban Chicago on Friday, killing five people and wounding five police officers before he was fatally shot, police said. Aurora, Illinois, Police Chief Kristen Ziman told a news conference that the gunman was 45-year-old Gary Martin and said he was believed to … Continue reading AURORA, Ill | Gunman kills 5 people, wounds 5 police at Illinois business

HOUSTON | Chief: Officer lied in affidavit before deadly Houston raid

HOUSTON (AP) — A lead investigator lied in an affidavit justifying a drug raid on a Houston home in which two residents were killed and four undercover officers were shot and wounded during a gun battle, the city’s police chief said Friday. In the search warrant that was used to justify entering the home, officers … Continue reading HOUSTON | Chief: Officer lied in affidavit before deadly Houston raid

AURORA, Ill | The Latest: Police identify Aurora gunman as Gary Martin

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a business in Aurora, Illinois (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Police have identified the gunman who killed five people at a suburban Chicago business and shot and wounded five police officers. Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman told reporters that 45-year-old Gary Martin also shot and … Continue reading AURORA, Ill | The Latest: Police identify Aurora gunman as Gary Martin

AURORA, Ill | The Latest: Police say 5 killed in suburban Chicago shooting

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a business in Aurora, Illinois (all times local): 5:45 p.m. The chief of police says five people were killed and five officers were wounded in a shooting at a business in suburban Chicago. Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman told reporters that the officers were fired … Continue reading AURORA, Ill | The Latest: Police say 5 killed in suburban Chicago shooting

2020 Dems hit early voting states; Weld explores GOP bid

Several Democratic presidential candidates are spending the long holiday weekend on the campaign trail, while a Republican has announced he’s creating an exploratory committee for a possible 2020 run. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Kamala Harris of California are visiting early voting states on Friday that will be critical to securing the Democratic … Continue reading 2020 Dems hit early voting states; Weld explores GOP bid

SAN FRANCISCO | Snow storm brings whiteout conditions to California’s Sierra

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Skiers eager to hit the slopes had to sit out a Presidents’ Day holiday weekend as heavy snow and rain fell for a fourth straight day Friday in California‘s mountains, where the snow was so deep in some areas plows couldn’t go out and cities were running out of places to … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Snow storm brings whiteout conditions to California’s Sierra

LOS ANGELES | Judge bars immigration policing criteria for 2 grants

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles federal judge has permanently blocked the Trump administration from favoring police departments that cooperate with immigration officials when issuing some law enforcement grants. Judge Manuel Real ruled Friday in U.S. District Court that the Department of Justice imposed unconstitutional conditions on two grant programs. The department required grant … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Judge bars immigration policing criteria for 2 grants