UC Davis chancellor placed on leave over “missteps”

AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The chancellor of the University of California’s Davis campus was put on paid leave Wednesday amid an uproar over her service on corporate boards and the school’s hiring of consultants to improve its image online,...

Gangster’s girlfriend faces more prison time for contempt

BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors will ask a judge to sentence the longtime girlfriend of Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger to three more years in prison for refusing to testify about whether anyone else helped Bulger after he fled the city. Catherine Greig already...

City Hall officials subpoenaed amid campaign finance probes

AP Photo/Frank Franklin II NEW YORK (AP) — Aides to Mayor Bill de Blasio have been subpoenaed by state and federal prosecutors amid investigations into his campaign fundraising operation, his administration said. City Hall received subpoenas from the U.S. attorney’s...

Man found dead in Apple conference room was employee

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — An Apple employee that the company described as “young and talented” was found dead in a conference room inside the company’s headquarters in Cupertino on Wednesday, authorities said. Sgt. Andrea Urena of the Santa Clara County...

US honors Puerto Ricans who fought, died in segregated unit

AP Photo/Danica Coto SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Angel Acevedo looked down at the Congressional Gold Medal in his hands as his eyes welled with tears during a ceremony held Wednesday to honor Puerto Ricans like him who faced discrimination and waited decades to be...

Alaska weighing rules to allow use of pot at licensed stores

AP Photo/Mark Thiessen JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Some activists have a vision for Alaska’s upstart marijuana industry that could have Anchorage looking more like Amsterdam in the years ahead. Just like the city in Holland where pot can be legally purchased and smoked in...

Dontre Hamilton’s family sues city, police over 2014 death

AP Photo/Greg Moore MILWAUKEE (AP) — The family of a mentally ill black man who was fatally shot in a 2014 confrontation with a white police officer in a downtown Milwaukee park filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the city, Police Department and former officer Christopher...

Disputed Mississippi witness now faces own murder charges

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A man has been charged with murder in the shooting deaths of three people in a Mississippi county Wednesday, and authorities said the suspect is a onetime jailhouse informant whose testimony helped convict another man of four 1996 killings. Odell...

Ted Cruz taps Carly Fiorina to serve as running mate

AP Photo/Mike Carlson INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In need of momentum after a five-state shutout, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Wednesday tapped former technology executive Carly Fiorina – a woman he said has repeatedly “shattered glass ceilings”...

Ancient Buddhist sculpture returned to Pakistani government

AP Photo/Richard Drew NEW YORK (AP) — An ancient Buddhist sculpture smuggled into the United States has been returned to the government of Pakistan by New York City prosecutors. The 500-pound sculpture shows Buddha’s large footprints in a stone slab. Pakistani...