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Hawaii prepares for 'unlikely' North Korea missile threat

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 3:32pm

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

Former Florida escort sentenced to 16 years in prison for trying to hire hit man to kill her newlywed husband.

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 3:31pm

Former Florida escort sentenced to 16 years in prison for trying to hire hit man to kill her newlywed husband.

Legal deal pulls money to teach tribal kids native language

Astrid Galvan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 3:31pm

The small Hopi tribe is among 19 tribes in Arizona that lost some funding for schools when a land developer stopped making payments to an education trust fund.

Ohio argues against execution delays for 3 condemned inmates

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 3:31pm

Ohio state attorneys argued on Friday against delaying three upcoming executions on grounds that the condemned killers have little chance of legal victory and repeated postponements are draining state resources.

Al-Qaida suspect linked to cartoonist plot extradited to US

Maryclaire Dale and Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 3:31pm

An al-Qaida suspect linked to a plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist was brought to Philadelphia from Spain to face terrorism charges despite President Donald Trump's hardline promise to send terror suspects to Guantanamo Bay.

Experts: No duty for laughing teens to rescue drowning man

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 3:31pm

It may be reprehensible and morally outrageous, but legal experts say a group of Florida teens had no obligation to rescue a drowning disabled man they instead mocked, laughed at and recorded on a video that was later posted online. Still, authorities are pursuing possible misdemeanor charges against them for failing to report a death.

Spicer abruptly resigns: Big shake-up for Trump press shop

Ken Thomas and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 3:21pm

White House press secretary Sean Spicer abruptly resigned Friday, ending a rocky six-month tenure that made his news briefings defending President Donald Trump must-see TV. He said Trump's communications team "could benefit from a clean slate" as the White House seeks to steady operations amid the Russia investigations and ahead of a health care showdown.

Sanders steps into role as new face of White House

Jonathan Lemire and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 3:19pm

New White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was schooled in hardscrabble politics — and down-home rhetoric — from a young age by her father, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

Milwaukee sheriff says he's not running for US Senate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 3:19pm

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke says he's not running for U.S. Senate next year and called a political action committee set up by some of his conservative loyalists a "scam."

Police: Imprisoned doctor's death ruled suicide

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 3:19pm

The death of a Utah doctor imprisoned for drugging his beauty queen wife and leaving her to die in a bathtub has been ruled a suicide.

The Latest: Some call for Minneapolis chief's removal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 3:19pm

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

Ex-Mexican drug cartel leader gets 30 years in US prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 3:11pm

Prosecutors say a former high-ranking member of the Zetas cartel in Mexico must serve 30 years in a U.S. prison and forfeit $10 million for his drug-related crimes.

Bomb suspect's lawyers: Feds drumming up terror theory

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 3:02pm

Lawyers for a man accused of plotting bomb attacks in New Jersey and New York say the government is doing everything it can to wrongfully portray their client as a terrorist.

4 injured as helicopter crash-lands on Los Angeles street

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 2:59pm

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

Mattis says US still debating 'big ideas' on Afghan plan

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 2:59pm

The Trump administration is still sorting out "the big ideas" for a new Afghanistan strategy, beyond troop levels and other military details, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday.

US bans travel for Americans to NKorea after Warmbier death

Matthew Lee and Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 2:41pm

American citizens will be barred by the U.S. from traveling to North Korea beginning next month following a prohibition on using U.S. passports to enter the country, the State Department said Friday.

Abortion fight rages in Kentucky, which has just 1 clinic

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 2:41pm

Both sides in the abortion fight raging in Kentucky agree on one thing: The stakes are as high as ever in a state that could become the first in the nation without an abortion clinic.

House unveils plan to fix VA's budget gap as deadline looms

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 2:41pm

A House committee unveiled a disputed plan Friday to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to shift $2 billion from other programs to cover a sudden budget shortfall that could threaten medical care for thousands of patients in the coming weeks.

Spicer resigns as White House press secretary; Sanders picked as replacement

Ken Thomas and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 2:31pm

White House press secretary Sean Spicer abruptly resigned his position Friday, ending a rocky six-month tenure that made his news briefings defending President Donald Trump must-see TV. He said Trump's White House "could benefit from a clean slate."

Evacuation order lifted for California Gold Rush-era town

Scott Smith and Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 2:12pm

An aggressive wildfire sweeping through California foothills covered with dense brush and trees destroyed dozens of homes but spared a historic Gold Rush-era town popular with tourists bound for Yosemite National Park, officials said Friday.