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  • Allegations from Women in His Past Shadow Trump

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chorus of women from President Donald Trump’s past is getting louder. Accusations about Trump’s past sexual exploits bubbled up on three fronts Tuesday, with two women pressing court cases and a porn actress publicly needling the president. Trump has so far weathered the rising #MeToo movement, but the latest developments served as a fresh reminder about the shadow thrown by questions about the thrice-married businessman’s past. In short order on Tuesday: —A former Playboy model who […]

  • Storms Strike College, Leave Trail of Damage Across South

    JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) — With violent weather plowing through the Southeast, the kitchen windows exploded at Richard Brasher’s home in eastern Alabama. Using couch cushions for protection, Brasher hid in the bathtub with his wife, daughter and two grandchildren as the storm passed near Jacksonville State University. The roar was terrifying, Brasher said: “I thought we were gone,” he said. Officials suspected a tornado was to blame for the damage there. With electrical transformers exploding and trees crashing down all […]

  • Trump Rails Against Sanctuary Cities Amid Immigration Talks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump convened some of the nation’s top law enforcement officials Tuesday to rail against so-called sanctuary cities as he continues his crackdown on jurisdictions that flout federal immigration laws. He accused cities that fail to cooperate with immigration authorities of putting the nation at risk by releasing “thousands of criminal aliens” who should be deported. “In many cases they are very bad actors. We have gang members, we have predators, rapists, killers — a lot […]

  • Zuckerberg Asked to Testify; Data Firm’s CEO Suspended

    LONDON (AP) — The head of Trump-affiliated data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica has been suspended, while government authorities are bearing down on both the firm and Facebook over allegations the firm stole data from 50 million Facebook users to manipulate elections. Cambridge’s board of directors suspended CEO Alexander Nix pending an investigation after Nix boasted of various unsavory services to an undercover reporter for Britain’s Channel 4 News. Channel 4 News broadcast clips Tuesday that also show Nix saying his data-mining […]

  • Police: Latest Austin Blast Not Tied to Others

    Police and federal authorities say the latest explosion to hit Austin was caused by an “incendiary device” and is not related to the series of bombs that has rocked Texas’ capital city. The Austin Police Department and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said via Twitter that the blast Tuesday night at a Goodwill store in the southern part of the city wasn’t caused by a package bomb, as initially reported, but an incendiary device. One man […]

  • San Francisco Could Become Largest US City to Ban Fur Sales

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco could become the largest U.S. city to ban the sale of fur, a move that would hearten animal lovers but frustrate niche business owners who say they are fed up with city officials dictating what retailers can or can’t sell. If the Board of Supervisors approves the ban Tuesday, San Francisco would join two other California cities, West Hollywood and Berkeley, in saying no to a glamour symbol that animal advocates say is built […]

  • Los Alamitos Seeks Exemption From California’s Sanctuary Law

    LOS ALAMITOS — Leaders of a small California city have given preliminary approval to a measure to exempt the city from a state law that limits cooperation between local police and federal immigration agents. Councilmembers in the Orange County city of Los Alamitos voted 4-1 Monday night in favor of an ordinance to opt out of California’s law, citing constitutional concerns. A required second vote is expected on April 16. The vote followed intense comments by residents who packed the […]

  • Supreme Court Takes Up Challenge by Crisis Pregnancy Centers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a free speech fight over California’s attempt to regulate anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers. The case being argued Tuesday involves information required by a state law that the centers must provide clients about the availability of contraception, abortion and pre-natal care, at little or no cost. Centers that are unlicensed also must post a sign that says so. The centers say that they are being forced to deliver a message with […]

  • Self-Driving Vehicle Strikes and Kills Pedestrian in Arizona

    A self-driving Uber SUV struck and killed a pedestrian in suburban Phoenix in the first death involving a fully autonomous test vehicle — a crash that could have far-reaching consequences for the new technology. The fatality Sunday night in Tempe was the event many in the auto and technology industries were dreading but knew was inevitable. Uber immediately suspended all road-testing of such autos in the Phoenix area, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Toronto. The testing has been going on for […]