California lawmaker pulls bill on Cold War-era communist ban
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A bill that would have let communists legally work in California government was withdrawn Wednesday after the sponsor said he learned it caused veterans and Vietnamese-Americans "distress and hurt."…

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High hopes for new high-tech Atlanta stadium despite delays
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ATLANTA (AP) — Several high-profile failures have plagued Atlanta's reputation on a national stage over the years: unpreparedness for ice and snow storms, a recent highway collapse and subsequent shutdown from a fire, and chronic traffic and public transportation woes….

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US officials criticize Turkey after attack on DC protesters
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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials strongly criticized the Turkish government after video appeared to show its president's security forces pushing past police and violently breaking up a protest outside their diplomatic residence in Washington….

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Police: Mixed martial arts chokehold used on man who died
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas police officer used a stun gun seven times and a mixed martial arts chokehold to subdue an unarmed man who died after a foot chase through a casino, authorities said….

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States scramble to comply with federal ID law
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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Several states have struggled for years to comply with the REAL ID Act, a 2005 federal law that requires state driver's licenses and ID cards to have security enhancements and to be issued to people who can prove they are legally in the United States….

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Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell dies at age 52 in Detroit
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Rocker Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the lead singer of the bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, has died at age 52, and police said Thursday that his death is being investigated as a possible suicide….

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Jury acquits Tulsa officer in shooting of unarmed black man
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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A jury on Wednesday acquitted a white Oklahoma police officer who says she fired out of fear last year when she killed an unarmed black man with his hands held above his head….

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