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Los Angeles City Council members seek safer libraries

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles City Council members have introduced motions aimed at making the city’s 73 public libraries safer following reports of people using drugs, engaging in lewd behavior and viewing online pornography with children nearby. The motions introduced Tuesday by council members Nury Martinez and David Ryu were sent to a committee. […]
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A White House official says the Trump judicial nominee whose qualifications were questioned by Republican senator has withdrawn his nomination
An estimated 258 million people are international migrants, a figure that has surged by a half since the turn of the century, the United Nations said on Monday
President Donald Trump's first "National Security Strategy" has pilloried China and Russia as "revisionist powers" bent on rolling back American interests and values, according to the hard-hitting tex
US, India are plotting to sabotage Chinese investment in Pakistan, says former gen. Nasser Khan Janjua
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The funeral for former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s brother has been held in northern Iowa. Monroe “Monte” Branstad, who was 67, died Wednesday at a Mason Ci
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A second victim of a house fire that killed three people in Kansas City, Kansas, has been identified. The Kansas City Star reports that police have identified 60-year-old R
WINONA, Minn. (AP) — Some residents of a small town in western Wisconsin are suing the owners of a nearby farm who use propane-fueled cannons to protect their corn crop from blackbirds. Jerod Hanse
ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas woman is requesting Christmas cards for her two children mourning the loss of their baby brother who died earlier this year. The Wichita Eagle reports that Dawn
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A wildfire fueled by high winds and dry conditions ripped through Glacier County, in what experts call an “unusual” occurrence for this time of year. The Great
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine man will serve two years of probation and pay a $5,000 fine for the role he played in a baby eel trafficking scheme. The Bangor Daily News reports 49-year-old Scott W
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana school district is suing nearly 500 families or individuals over unpaid bills for textbooks, laptop rentals, meals, daycare services and other fees. The C
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Two federal lawsuits filed in New Hampshire against credit monitoring company Equifax over a massive data breach have been transferred to the court in Georgia. Numerous lawsuit
BOSTON (AP) — Thirteen states are suing Massachusetts over a voter-approved law that will ban the sale of eggs and other food products from farm animals that were confined in overly restrictive cag
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico education authorities are pulling the plug on the largest online charter school in the state. State Public Education Commission Chairwoman Patricia Gipson said Mond
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A former police officer faces up to nine years in prison after admitting he drove drunk the wrong way on a highway and killed a man in a crash. Robert Scheuerer, a former
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The chairman of the Indiana commission that oversees utility companies is retiring after less than a year on the job. Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Monday that Jim Atterholt will
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A group that opposes the political gerrymandering of Michigan’s congressional and legislative districts has submitted more than 425,000 signatures for a 2018 ballot driv
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An exploratory committee working to determine if Salt Lake City should bid to host the Winter Olympics again in 2026 or 2030 will provide a progress report at its monthly meet
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Jim Justice is giving state workers an early start to the upcoming holiday break. The governor’s office said in a statement Monday that Justice has issued an exe
NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — State police say an unmarked troop SUV stolen from a trooper’s home was used in two robberies and the theft of gas from a service station. The SUV was stolen some

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