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Trump intensifies criticism of his own attorney general

Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 12:11pm

President Donald Trump took a new swipe at Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday, referring to him in a tweet as "beleaguered" and wondering why Sessions isn't digging into Hillary Clinton's alleged contacts with Russia.

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Charlie Gard parents drop legal fight, agree to let him die

Caroline Spiezio, Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 12:11pm

The parents of Charlie Gard, whose battle to get their critically ill baby experimental treatment stirred international sympathy and controversy, dropped their legal effort Monday, saying tearfully that it was time to let their son die.

Pentagon cites unsafe Chinese intercept of US plane

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 12:02pm

The pilot of a U.S. Navy EP-3 surveillance plane took evasive action to avoid possible collision with a Chinese fighter jet during an encounter off the Korean peninsula, a Pentagon spokesman said Monday.

Suspect in bank robberies pleads not guilty to other charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:51am

A man suspected of bank robberies in five states pleaded not guilty Monday to unrelated charges in Nebraska.

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No Russia collusion, Trump son-in-law Kushner tells Congress

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:51am

Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner denied Monday that he colluded with Russians in the course of President Donald Trump's White House bid and declared he has "nothing to hide."

Driver charged in smuggling-related deaths of 10 immigrants

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:33am

The driver of a broiling tractor-trailer found packed with immigrants outside a Walmart in San Antonio was charged Monday in the deaths of 10 of his passengers and could face the death penalty.

Teenage driver livestreams part of deadly crash on Instagram

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:33am

A teenage driver lost control of her car while she was livestreaming on Instagram and recorded part of the crash that killed her younger sister in California.

The Latest: Kushner says he 'did not collude with Russia'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:33am

The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Russia investigations (all times local):

James A. Finley, longtime AP photographer in St. Louis, dies

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:33am

James A. Finley, an acclaimed photojournalist who served as a mentor to countless others during his 22 years as The Associated Press staff photographer in St. Louis, has died. He was 76.

GOP Rep. Brooks uses audio of Scalise shooting in Senate ad

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:33am

Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks is using audio of last month's shooting involving GOP Whip Steve Scalise and other Republican congressmen in a campaign ad touting his support for gun rights.

As fatal overdoses rise, pioneering police effort evolves

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:13am

Gloucester is seeing more heroin overdoses today than it did two years ago when it introduced a unique amnesty program replicated by hundreds of police departments across the nation that encourages addicts to turn in their drugs to police without fear of arrest in order to get fast-tracked for treatment.

Woman accused of stealing flowers from graves gets jail time

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:13am

A Michigan woman accused of stealing flowers from local cemeteries that authorities say she used to decorate her home has been sentenced to jail.

Nobody hurt as 21 coal-hauling cars derail in San Antonio

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:11am

Officials say 21 freight cars hauling coal from Wyoming have derailed in South Texas as temperatures reached the triple digits.

Damage, power outages reported after Maryland severe weather

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:02am

A National Weather Service team is headed to Maryland's Eastern Shore to determine whether a tornado touched down there.

1 dead, 2 missing amid flooding in West Virginia, Kentucky

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:02am

One person is dead and two are missing after heavy rains caused flooding in areas of West Virginia and Kentucky, authorities said.

Miami shows embrace Cuba-based artists, as tensions linger

Adriana Gomez Licon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 10:57am

President Donald Trump's effort to reverse a historic opening between the U.S. and Cuba is raising tensions in South Florida's exile enclave, where wealthy patrons and institutions have sought to unify Cubans on both sides through unprecedented art exhibits.

Tourist plunges to his death in Montana's Glacier Park

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 10:57am

Officials with Montana's Glacier National Park say a visitor who was taking photographs of the scenery fell into a creek, was swept into a culvert and plunged off a steep cliff to his death.

10-year-old boy dies after he is shot by brother, 13

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 10:57am

St. Louis police say a 10-year-old boy who died after being shot in the head was killed accidentally by his 13-year-old brother.

Part of road into Grand Teton National Park to close

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 10:57am

Part of a popular road into Grand Teton National Park is being temporarily closed for dust reduction.