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Chicago mayor fires city’s top cop over ‘ethical lapses’

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired Police Supt. Eddie Johnson on Monday, saying her decision was based on his "ethical lapses." Lightfoot said she decided to fire Johnson after reviewing an inspector general's report on its investigation into a recent incident in which he was ...

For banks, data on your spending habits could be a gold mine

By ANICK JESDANUN AP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) — There's a powerful new player watching what you buy so it can tailor product offerings for you: the bank behind your credit or debit card. For years, Google and Facebook have been showing ads based on your online behavior. Retailers ...

Democrats aim to catch up to Trump’s 2020 cash advantage

By BRIAN SLODYSKO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are narrowing President Donald Trump's early spending advantage, with two billionaire White House hopefuls joining established party groups to target the president in key battleground states that are likely to determine the ...

10 wounded in shooting near New Orleans’ French Quarter

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ten people were shot and wounded early Sunday near the French Quarter in New Orleans, a popular spot for tourists. Hours later in another part of town, another shooting killed two men and wounded two others. Police said both shootings remain under investigation, and ...

Rescuers search for girl, 6, missing after truck swept away

TONTO BASIN, Ariz. (AP) — Rescuers with helicopters, drones, boats and dogs searched Sunday for a 6-year-old girl missing since Friday, when a truck she was in was swept away while attempting to cross an Arizona creek swollen by runoff from a powerful storm. A boy and a girl, both 5, were ...

‘I know Joe’s heart’: Why black voters are backing Joe Biden

By ERRIN HAINES AP National Writer After Kamala Harris challenged Joe Biden's past opposition to school busing in a nationally televised Democratic presidential debate, the former vice president who prides himself on strong relationships in the black community was in an unfamiliar place, ...

House panel to vote on Ukraine report as Trump mulls defense

By HOPE YEN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The House impeachment inquiry enters a pivotal stage this week, with investigators planning a vote Tuesday to approve their report making the case for President Donald Trump's removal from office as he decides whether to mount a defense before a ...

Weather delays South Dakota plane crash investigation

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) — Harsh wintry weather on Sunday prevented federal investigators from reaching the site in South Dakota where a single-engine plane crashed a day earlier, killing nine people and injuring three others. Peter Knudson with the National Transportation Safety Board said ...

Schiff: Impeachment report to come soon after Thanksgiving

By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff says his committee is preparing an impeachment report to submit to the House Judiciary Committee "soon after Congress returns from the Thanksgiving recess." In a ...

Inspiring tale of a Chicago neighborhood that would not die

By MARTHA IRVINE AP National Writer CHICAGO (AP) — With the echo of African drums, Fairfield Avenue comes alive. Men, women and children, drawn to their front porches by the pulsing beat, witness an impromptu parade led by 60-year-old Hasan Smith. A long line of well-wishers follows him to ...