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Minneapolis police chief resigns in wake of officer shooting

Amy Forliti and Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:56pm

Minneapolis police Chief Janee Harteau resigned Friday at the request of the mayor, who said she lost confidence in the chief following last week's shooting death of an unarmed Australian woman by a police officer.

Minnesota police shooting isn't only death of 911 caller

Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:56pm

The fatal shooting of an unarmed Australian woman in Minnesota isn't by any means the first-time police in the U.S. have mistakenly killed someone who called them for help or to report a crime.

Former spy officials criticize Trump's stance on Russia

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:56pm

Two former top intelligence officials harshly criticized President Donald Trump on Friday for not standing up to Russia for meddling in the presidential election, one of them wondering aloud whether the president's real aim is to make "Russia great again."

The Latest: Kislyak says he and Sessions discussed campaign

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:56pm

The Latest on the ongoing investigations into Russia meddling in the 2016 election (all times EDT):

Legal deal pulls money to teach tribal kids native language

Astrid Galvan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:51pm

New generations of children growing up in a tiny American Indian tribe in Arizona have lost a key way of learning to speak their native language, and it may not be coming back.

Manafort, Trump Jr. in talks with Senate panel

Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:41pm

President Donald Trump's eldest son and his former campaign chairman have agreed to discuss being privately interviewed by a Senate committee investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 election, the panel confirmed Friday.

The Latest: Minneapolis chief says 'fresh eyes' needed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:41pm

The Latest on an Australian woman fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer after calling 911 (all times local):

Police: Man used babies to help him steal $1K in sunglasses

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:33pm

Police in suburban Philadelphia are looking for a man who they say used two babies to help him steal about $1,000 worth of sunglasses.

Somalis in Minneapolis on defensive after police shooting

Amy Forliti and Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:31pm

The killing of an unarmed Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer who is a Somali-American has turned an unwelcome spotlight on the city's beleaguered Somali community, where many again find themselves on the defensive.

Texas deputy indicted for deadly confrontation fired

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:21pm

A Texas sheriff's deputy who was indicted along with her husband on murder charges in the death of a man they confronted outside a restaurant has been fired, authorities announced Friday.

4 injured as helicopter crash-lands on Los Angeles street

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:21pm

A small helicopter crash-landed on a San Fernando Valley street on Friday, injuring four people on board, authorities said.

Spicer exits as Trump shakes up his beleaguered press team

Ken Thomas and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:21pm

White House press secretary Sean Spicer abruptly resigned Friday over President Donald Trump's decision to tap a camera-ready financier to lead the beleaguered White House communications team. The departing spokesman said the president "could benefit from a clean slate" as he seeks to steady operations amid the Russia investigations and ahead of a health care showdown.

Wildfire leaves "complete devastation" in rural community

Scott Smith and Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:21pm

A chimney and a cinder block wall is all that's left standing among rubble that was a house Miki Crawford and her family called home for 22 years after a wildfire raced through her Northern California rural community, the former nurses' aide said Friday.

Colorado contributes $1.7 million to lure Outdoor Retailer to Denver

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:19pm

Colorado will contribute $1.7 million to help relocate the nation's largest outdoor recreation trade show from Salt Lake City to Denver.

2 fugitives arrested in Washington's Ferry County

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:17pm

Two males suspected of killing a Washington man and dumping his body near Troy, Idaho, have been arrested in Ferry County, Washington.

Al-Qaida suspect linked to cartoonist plot extradited to US

Maryclaire Dale and Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:11pm

An al-Qaida suspect linked to a plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist has been brought to Philadelphia from Spain to face terrorism charges in federal court, despite President Donald Trump's promises to send terror suspects to the military prison at Guantanamo Bay.

Hawaii prepares for 'unlikely' North Korea missile threat

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:11pm

Hawaii is the first state to prepare the public for the possibility of a ballistic missile strike from North Korea.

Ex-escort gets 16 years for trying to have husband killed

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:11pm

A former Florida escort convicted of trying to hire a hit man to murder her newlywed husband was sentenced Friday to 16 years in prison, perhaps ending a drawn-out case that drew notice for its startling videos and salacious characters.

Senate committee: Donald Trump's eldest son, former campaign manager agree to negotiate with lawmakers about interviews

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 4:50pm

Senate committee: Donald Trump's eldest son, former campaign manager agree to negotiate with lawmakers about interviews.

Mississippi civil rights marker returning after damage fixed

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 4:32pm

A civil rights marker in Mississippi has been repaired and will be put back in place, weeks after being vandalized.