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Widow of officer charged with fraud

CHICAGO — The widow of a northern Illinois policeman who committed suicide in September was indicted on Wednesday on charges related to his suspected embezzlement from a youth police explorer program he ran, officials said.

No evidence of shots fired at U.S. Naval Medical Center

SAN DIEGO — A report of an active shooter and shots fired at the U.S. Naval Medical Center in San Diego triggered a heavy law enforcement response on Tuesday but was apparently unfounded, Navy officials said.

Obama makes new push to expand retirement savings

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. President Barack Obama will propose in his upcoming budget measures to help more than 30 million Americans save for retirement, such as automatically enrolling workers in Individual Retirement Accounts and making it easier for workers to keep savings when they switch jobs, according to the country’s labor secretary.

Apple plans to offer News app subscription

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is working to make subscription content available through its News app, giving publishers with paywalls a new way to control who sees their articles, two sources familiar with the matter said.

Appeals court allows bird killings near NYC airports

NEW YORK — A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday said government officials may shoot down migratory birds flying near New York City airports to protect aircraft, rejecting claims by an animal rights group that such killings are excessive.

Planned Parenthood cleared by Texas jury over videos

AUSTIN, Texas — A Texas grand jury has indicted two anti-abortion activists in a case involving covert videos on fetal tissue procurement talks with Planned Parenthood and found there was no wrongdoing on the part of the health group, a district attorney said on Monday.

University pledges changes after lab fined

OKLAHOMA CITY, — The University of Oklahoma has changed the way it runs a lab that uses live animals after the facility was found to have violated federal regulations for treatment that includes allowing guinea pigs the bleed to death, it said on Monday.

Obama: It’s a ‘luxury’ for Sanders to be a long shot

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has had the “luxury of being a complete long shot” so far in the race to be the U.S. Democratic presidential candidate, President Barack Obama said in an interview published by Politico on Monday.

Northeast faces days of cleanup after blizzard

WASHINGTON D.C./NEW YORK — Officials in Washington, D.C., warned residents Monday that it would take several more days for the city to return to normal after a massive weekend blizzard dropped more than two feet of snow along the East Coast and killed more than 30.

Top court declines North Dakota abortion limits

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Supreme Court Monday rejected North Dakota’s bid to revive a restrictive Republican-backed law struck down by a lower court that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks after conception.

Michigan governor suspends workers

FLINT, Mich/WASHINGTON, D.C. — Michigan Governor Rick Snyder on Friday suspended two state workers in connection with water testing failures in the Flint contamination crisis and the state restored some powers to Mayor Karen Weaver.

California lethal injection plan spurs capital punishment fight

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Advocates and opponents of capital punishment sparred on Friday over California’s proposed new lethal injection protocol, highlighting deep divisions in a state that houses a quarter of U.S. death row inmates but has not executed anyone in a decade.