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LA-area father arrested on suspicion of killing missing son

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 9:21pm

The father of a Southern California 5-year-old who has been missing for two months was arrested Friday afternoon in Las Vegas on suspicion of his son's murder, authorities said.

2 in Thunderbirds jet accident in Ohio in good condition

Lisa Cornwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 8:23pm

A Thunderbirds Air Force jet went off a runway and overturned Friday during preparations for an Ohio air show, injuring the pilot and causing a performance to be canceled.

Black off-duty St. Louis officer shot by white officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 7:21pm

A black St. Louis police officer, who was off duty when he heard a commotion near his home and tried to help fellow officers arrest three black suspects, was shot by a white officer who did not recognize him, police said.

A 2nd mistrial: Jury deadlocks in Ohio cop's murder retrial

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 6:53pm

A second mistrial was declared Friday in the case of a white University of Cincinnati officer who killed an unarmed black motorist during a traffic stop. It's the latest racially charged police shooting case to show the reluctance of U.S. jurors to convict officers.

Depp's 'assassin' comments the latest in celebrity anger

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 6:43pm

Johnny Depp apologized Friday for joking about assassinating Donald Trump during an appearance at a large festival in Britain, the latest example of artists using violent imagery when dealing with the president.

US charges Guantanamo detainee with Bali, Jakarta bombings

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 6:24pm

A U.S. war court has charged an Indonesian detainee at Guantanamo Bay in connection with the 2002 bombing in Bali that marked Indonesia's deadliest terror strike, according to court documents obtained Friday by The Associated Press.

Former Vanderbilt football player guilty of 2 counts in rape of unconscious female student

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 6:20pm

Former Vanderbilt football player guilty of 2 counts in rape of unconscious female student.

Police: UPS shooter in San Francisco armed with stolen guns

Paul Elias and Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 5:55pm

A San Francisco UPS driver who killed three colleagues in a shooting rampage at a company warehouse was armed with two stolen guns and appeared to target his victims, police said Friday.

Mom on Facebook while baby drowns in filling bathtub

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 5:40pm

A 21-year-old North Texas woman is jailed on charges of injury to a child after authorities say she was messaging on Facebook rather than focusing on her 8-month-old daughter in a filling bathtub where the baby drowned.

Senate panel seeks details on Lynch role in Clinton probe

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 5:40pm

Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are seeking information about alleged political interference by former Attorney General Loretta Lynch into the FBI's investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.

Federal judge orders pretrial release of terror suspect

Thomas Peipert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 5:13pm

A federal judge in Denver on Friday ordered the release of a man who has been detained for 5½ years after being accused of providing material support to an Uzbek terror organization active in Afghanistan.

Trump signs law to make VA more accountable for vets' care

Darlene Superville and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 5:13pm

President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Friday that will make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire employees, part of a push to overhaul an agency that is struggling to serve millions of military vets.

Body of missing California camper found in Montana lake

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 5:13pm

The body of a California man missing from a Montana campsite has been found in a lake just north of Yellowstone National Park.

The Latest: White House answers request with Trump tweet

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 5:13pm

The Latest on the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election(all times EDT):

Report: CIA boss held secret talks with Syrian spy chief

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 5:03pm

The CIA's director held a secret negotiation with Syria's intelligence chief earlier this year as part of an effort to free an American journalist taken hostage in the Arab country five years ago, The New York Times reported Friday.

Cindy's remnants: Street flooding from South to the Midwest

Erik Schelzig and Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 5:03pm

Rain bands reeling away from Tropical Depression Cindy spread drenching rains from the Southeast to the Midwest, triggering flash flood warnings over several states including West Virginia, whose residents on Friday marked the anniversary of deadly floods last June.

The Latest: Arizona governor seeking more wildfire funding

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 4:56pm

The Latest on wildfires burning across the West (all times local):

FBI: Search for visiting Chinese scholar is agency priority

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 4:56pm

The FBI says the search for a visiting Chinese scholar missing from the University of Illinois is a national priority for the agency.

Trump slashes grant for group combatting white extremism

Jay Reeves and Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 4:43pm

The Trump administration on Friday slashed $400,000 in federal funding for one of the few U.S. groups that combat white extremism but denied it is now focusing only on fighting radical Islamists.

Gowdy: Oversight won't investigate Russian interference

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 4:43pm

The new chairman of the House Oversight Committee said Friday he does not plan to investigate Russia's meddling in the 2016 election or questions of whether President Donald Trump obstructed the federal investigation into it.