Protests resume, feds join Sacramento police killing probe

A demonstrator, left, talks with a Sacramento Kings ticket holder, right, during a protest over the shooting death of Stephon Clark by Sacramento Police officers on March 18, causing a lockdown of the Golden 1 Center, Tuesday, March 27, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. The Sacramento Kings released a statement saying refunds would be given for those ticket holders who were not able to get in to see the NBA basketball game between the Kings and the Dallas Mavericks. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California attorney general’s office on Tuesday joined an investigation into the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Sacramento, a move the police chief said he hopes will bring “faith and transparency” to a case that has sparked angry protests.

Maryland redistricting case comes before Supreme Court

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 4, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court has already heard, but not decided, a major case about political line-drawing that has the potential to reshape American politics. Now the high court is taking up another and its decision to do so is a lingering mystery that likely won’t be resolved until June. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking up its second big partisan redistricting case of the term amid signs the justices could place limits on drawing maps for political gain.

Trump suggests paying for border wall with Pentagon funds

FILE - In this March 13, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump talks with reporters as he reviews border wall prototypes in San Diego. Trump is floating the idea of using the military’s budget to pay for his long-promised border wall with Mexico. Trump raised the idea to House Speaker Paul Ryan at a meeting last week, according to a person familiar with the discussion who spoke on condition of anonymity. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Still angry about the budget deal he signed last week, President Donald Trump has floated the idea of using the Pentagon budget to pay for his long-promised border wall with Mexico, despite the fact that such spending would likely require approval from Congress.

Dems fear immigrants will skip census with citizenship query

FILE - In this March 15, 2010, file photo, copies of the 2010 Census forms in Phoenix. The 2020 U.S. Census will add a question about citizenship status, a move that brought swift condemnation from Democrats who said it would intimidate immigrants and discourage them from participating. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration’s decision to ask people about their citizenship in the 2020 census set off worries among Democrats that immigrants will dodge the survey altogether, diluting political representation for states that tend to vote Democratic and robbing many communities of federal dollars.

Kim, Xi portray strong ties after NKorea leader’s China trip

In this image taken from video footage run Wednesday, March 28, 2018, by China's CCTV via AP Video, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands in Beijing, China. The Chinese government confirmed Wednesday that North Korea's reclusive leader Kim went to Beijing and met with Chinese President Xi in his first known trip to a foreign country since he took power in 2011. The official Xinhua News Agency said Kim made an unofficial visit to China from Sunday to Wednesday. (CCTV via AP Video)

BEIJING (AP) — With smiles and firm handshakes, North Korea and China used a surprise summit this week to show that despite recent tensions, Pyongyang still has a powerful backer and Beijing will not be sidelined in discussions about the fate of its unpredictable neighbor.

Palestinians prepare mass demonstrations along Gaza border

Palestinians are setting up tents in preparation for mass demonstrations along the Gaza strip border with Israel, in eastern Gaza City, Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Gaza’s embattled Hamas rulers are imploring hundreds of thousands of people to march along the border with Israel in the coming weeks -- a high risk gambit meant to shore up their shaky rule, but with potentially deadly consequences. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza’s embattled Hamas rulers are imploring people to march along the border with Israel in the coming weeks in a risky gambit meant to shore up their shaky rule, but with potentially deadly consequences.

Serbia-Kosovo tensions heighten as Russia wades into dispute

Kosovo Serbs set up a road block near the northern, Serb-dominated part of Mitrovica, Kosovo, Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Kosovo police briefly detained and expelled a senior Serb official in a divided northern town as officers also fired tear gas and stun grenades at Serb protesters Monday — an incident that triggered an angry reaction from Serbia and inflamed tensions between the two bitter Balkan foes. (AP Photo/Bojan Slavkovic)

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Tensions between Kosovo and Serbia heightened a day after a senior Serb politician was arrested and expelled in northern Kosovo, with Russia wading into the dispute and the European Union trying to avert further friction Tuesday.

Myanmar parliament elects Suu Kyi loyalist as new president

Win Myint, newly elected president of Myanmar, waves to media outside the parliament in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Myanmar's parliament has elected Win Myint, a loyalist of Aung San Suu Kyi, as new president. Suu Kyi, who formal title is state counsellor, has retained her executive authority over the government. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s parliament on Wednesday elected Win Myint, a loyalist of Aung San Suu Kyi, as new president, while Suu Kyi retained her executive authority over the government.

New cars are quickly getting self-driving safety features

In this April 10 photo, Luminar CEO Austin Russell gestures while looking at a 3D lidar map on a demonstration drive in San Francisco. Smaller versions of those spinning 360-degree mechanical laser sensors that sit atop self-driving cars are coming to mainstream vehicles. The lasers, called Lidar for Light Detection and Ranging, can see far-off objects in the dark, in bad weather, and in great detail. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

DETROIT — Autonomous vehicles get all the headlines, but automakers are gradually adding advanced electronic safety features to human-driven cars as they step toward a world of self-driving vehicles.

Retired justice urges repeal of Second Amendment

In this April 30, 2014, photo, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens testifies on the ever-increasing amount of money spent on elections as he appears before the Senate Rules Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Stevens is calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment to allow for significant gun control legislation. The 97-year-old Stevens says in an essay on The New York Times website that repeal would weaken the National Rifle Association's ability to "block constructive gun control legislation." (AP Photo)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment to allow for significant gun control legislation.



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