MEXICO CITY | Mothers of slain Nicaraguan students unite to seek justice

MEXICO CITY —Jan 18, 2019— The two mothers walked shoulder-to-shoulder ahead of a casket in the northern Nicaraguan city of Esteli, wailing in shared grief at the killings of their sons during a wave of anti-government protests. Francisca Machado was accompanying the casket holding her 24-year-old son Franco Valdivia Machado’s body to the cemetery on … Continue reading MEXICO CITY | Mothers of slain Nicaraguan students unite to seek justice

DAVIS, Calif. | California officer slain weeks into job was ‘perfect cop’

DAVIS, Calif. —Jan 18, 2019— A 22-year-old California officer killed weeks into the job was a dedicated daughter and sister who represented the best of the police community, family and fellow officers said Friday at a packed memorial service. Loved ones and officers from across the country packed about 8,000 seats at an indoor arena … Continue reading DAVIS, Calif. | California officer slain weeks into job was ‘perfect cop’

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

—Jan 18, 2019— A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: CLAIM: Side-by-side photos circulating widely online as part of the … Continue reading NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

NEW LONDON, Conn | As shutdown drags on, a ‘Coast Guard City’ rallies

NEW LONDON, Conn.—Jan 18, 2019—If the uniformed cadets milling about the local movie theaters and pizza joints didn’t make it obvious enough, a banner hanging from a downtown parking garage makes it crystal clear: New London is an official Coast Guard City. The pride is on display everywhere in this former whaling town of 27,000 … Continue reading NEW LONDON, Conn | As shutdown drags on, a ‘Coast Guard City’ rallies

CHICAGO | Officer who killed teen used racial slurs, excessive force

CHICAGO—Jan 18, 2019— Several black motorists testified Friday that the white officer who fatally shot Laquan McDonald used a racial slur and excessive force during traffic stops in the years before the 2014 killing that was captured on a shocking dashcam video. Jason Van Dyke was in court to be sentenced for second-degree murder and … Continue reading CHICAGO | Officer who killed teen used racial slurs, excessive force

CHICAGO | The Latest: Van Dyke’s sister begs court for no prison time

CHICAGO—Jan 18, 2019—The Latest on the sentencing of the Chicago police officer who fired the shots that killed black teenager Laquan McDonald (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Jason Van Dyke’s wife says her life has been “a nightmare” and has been turned upside down since the former Chicago police officer’s murder conviction in the 2014 … Continue reading CHICAGO | The Latest: Van Dyke’s sister begs court for no prison time

CHICAGO | Weekend winter storm sweeping from Midwest to New England

CHICAGO—Jan 18, 2019—A winter storm started sweeping across the Midwest on Friday, leading to slick roads and runways, as it inched its way toward New England, where it was forecast to dump up to 2 feet (0.61 meters) of snow. The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings from the Dakotas, across the Great Lakes … Continue reading CHICAGO | Weekend winter storm sweeping from Midwest to New England

SAN LUIS, Ariz. | Border Patrol arrests group of 376 in Arizona desert

SAN LUIS, Ariz. —Jan 18, 2019— A group of 376 Central Americans was arrested in southwest Arizona, the vast majority of them families who used short, shallow holes dug under a barrier to cross the border, authorities said Friday. The group dug under a steel barrier in seven spots about 10 miles (16 kilometers) east … Continue reading SAN LUIS, Ariz. | Border Patrol arrests group of 376 in Arizona desert