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The Latest: Speaker Ryan defends Trump's prerogative

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:41am

The Latest on President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions (all times local):

Police: S. Carolina mom killed woman, 2 kids, then herself

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:32am

Authorities say a woman used a gun she stole from her parents to fatally shoot her two children, a woman at her estranged husband's apartment complex and herself in South Carolina.

Police: 1 shot, another barricaded in Virginia auto shop

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:32am

Law enforcement officials have surrounded an auto shop in Virginia and they say one person has been shot and another has barricaded himself inside.

The Latest: Kushner on Hill to meet with House intel panel

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:20am

The Latest on probes into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible ties to the Trump campaign (all times local):

'Media Day' at the White House favors conservative outlets

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:20am

The White House is hosting a day's worth of live broadcasts to tout President Donald Trump's first six months in office using a media group that promotes Christian and conservative values.

ICE: Massachusetts court decision 'weakens' law enforcement

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:10am

A U.S. immigration official says Massachusetts' highest court put communities at risk when it ruled that police do not have the authority to detain people suspected of being in the U.S. illegally.

Trump asks about firing Sessions, calls his position 'weak'

Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:01am

President Donald Trump has spoken with advisers about firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions and launched a fresh Twitter tirade Tuesday against the man who was the first U.S. senator to endorse his candidacy.

Senate Judiciary Committee issues subpoena for former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort to testify

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 7:57am

Senate Judiciary Committee issues subpoena for former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort to testify.

Man gets 7 years in prison for attack on TV news crew

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 7:29am

A 27-year-old man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for attacking a television news crew as they worked on a story about an art display in Niagara Falls last year.

No further injuries found after tornado hits Eastern Shore

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 6:45am

Officials say they've completed house-to-house searches after a tornado touched down on Maryland's Eastern Shore and didn't find anyone trapped or in danger.

Philadelphia police find 'Kill A Cop' graffiti, offer reward

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 6:45am

Philadelphia police are investigating spray-painted graffiti that urges people to "kill a cop," and the police union is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest.

When he travels, Trump favors states that voted for him

Julie Bykowicz and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 6:40am

President Donald Trump surveyed the crowd of thousands of Boy Scouts at their summit Monday and assessed, "There's a lot of love in this big, beautiful place. And a lot of love for our country." He singled out for affection West Virginia, a state that gave him his largest margin of victory in November.

Alligator bites man several times at Florida retention pond

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 6:40am

Authorities say a man was bitten several times by an alligator at a retention pond in Florida.

McCain's return, heavy with drama for 'Obamacare' repeal

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 6:26am

At the twilight of a storied career and battling a brain tumor, Sen. John McCain stands poised to deliver for his party and his president on the issue that's defined the GOP for the past seven years.

8 Indiana siblings rack up 448 years of combined marriage

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 6:26am

Eight siblings who grew up in southwestern Indiana have amassed nearly 450 years of combined marriage.

2 rescued after climbing Philadelphia Ben Franklin Bridge

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 5:30am

Two people are under arrest after police rescued them from atop Philadelphia's Ben Franklin Bridge.

Virginia to test Natural Bridge arch for long-term stability

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 5:14am

Virginia officials plan to use ground-penetrating radar to test the long-term stability of Natural Bridge, the landmark limestone arch that supports part of U.S. Route 11.

Man accused of 4 sexual assaults in NYC is arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 5:08am

Police in New York City have arrested a man they say sexually assaulted four women.

Smugglers offer crammed big rigs as 'VIP treatment' to US

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 5:01am

When Thomas Homan, the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, was awakened Sunday morning with news that migrants were found dead inside a sweltering tractor-trailer outside a San Antonio Walmart, his mind flashed back to 2003, when he stood at the back of a truck about 120 miles (200 kilometers) southeast of San Antonio that carried 19 dead migrants.