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Death penalty dispute goes to Florida Supreme Court

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 4:06am

Florida Gov. Rick Scott's power to strip a prosecutor of murder cases because she won't seek the death penalty will be tested before the state Supreme Court.

Guilty plea expected for Iraq refugee with ties to kidnapper

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 4:00am

A Virginia woman living in the U.S. as an Iraqi refugee for the last decade is scheduled to plead guilty Wednesday to federal charges after being charged with hiding her ties to the kidnapper of a U.S. contractor.

Kushner lawyer seasoned in navigating Washington scandals

Eric Tucker and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 2:52am

Abbe Lowell's clients have included some of the country's most prominent politicians, companies and celebrities.

No shots fired, but calls prompt lockdown at military post

Erik Schelzig, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 2:13am

Two 911 calls and a tweet about the possibility of an active shooter at a military installation set off a day of panic and confusion in Alabama.

Wind fans the flames of Utah fire that has burned 13 homes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 1:46am

Firefighters are bracing for more high winds Wednesday as they try to slow a southern Utah wildfire that has burned 13 homes and forced the evacuation of 1,500 people.

Fish market owner upset by large lobster TSA photo

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:35am

The owner of a Connecticut fish market says she is "personally offended" after she saw a photo of a 20-pound (9-kilogram) lobster being handled by a Transportation Security Administration screener on social media.

3 Chicago officers accused of lying about teen's shooting

Michael Tarm and Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:28am

Three Chicago police officers were indicted on charges that they conspired to cover up and lie about what happened when a white police officer shot a black teenager 16 times, prompting outrage when a video of the shooting was finally released.

Castle in New York's Central Park to undergo $6M restoration

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:28am

An iconic castle in New York City's Central Park is set to undergo a $6 million restoration this fall.

Seattle council hears from public about fatal shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:10am

Seattle residents and family members of Charleena Lyles demanded change from Seattle city officials during a public hearing about her fatal shooting by police earlier this month.

Timeline of the Chicago police shooting of Laquan McDonald

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:36pm

A grand jury has indicted three Chicago police officers on felony charges that they conspired to cover up the actions of a white officer now charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

Utah officials blame lack of logging for major wildfire

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:36pm

Insisting that logging could have cleaned up dead, bug-infested trees that are fueling a Utah wildfire, a Republican state lawmaker blamed federal mismanagement and lawsuits by "tree hugger" environmentalists for the blaze that has burned 13 homes and forced the evacuation of 1,500 people.

California sheriff deputy shot in face; condition unknown

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:16pm

A transit deputy was shot in the face Tuesday at a light rail station in Sacramento after getting into a fight with a suspect. He was in stable condition, authorities said.

Utah lawsuits to test president's power to shrink monuments

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:05pm

Native American tribes and environmental groups preparing for a legal battle to stop President Donald Trump from dismantling Utah's new national monument face a tougher challenge than anticipated.

Montreal man back in US court in Michigan airport stabbing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:05pm

A Canadian man accused of stabbing an airport police officer in Flint, Michigan, is returning to court to learn if he'll remain in custody.

The Latest: Law enforcement officer shot in Sacramento

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:05pm

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Ohio woman set on fire by ex-boyfriend in 2015 dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:05pm

An Ohio woman set on fire by her ex-boyfriend and whose injuries prompted legislation that would allow longer sentences for crimes that permanently maim or disfigure victims has died.

FBI agent indicted in Oregon refuge standoff shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 10:12pm

An FBI agent has been indicted on accusations that he lied about firing at a rancher in 2016 when officers arrested leaders of an armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in rural Oregon.

The Latest: Evacuations lifted for fire on California coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 10:10pm

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Activists take step to recall judge in sex assault case

Linda Wang, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 9:12pm

Activists seeking to recall a judge who sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman say they believe voters will still support the effort even if it appears on the ballot two years after the trial.