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Perjury case dropped against ex-trooper in Sandra Bland case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:23pm

A judge dismissed a misdemeanor perjury charge against a fired Texas state trooper Wednesday in a case arising from his 2015 arrest of Sandra Bland, a black woman who was later found dead in a county jail.

Federal judge blocks parts of Indiana's new abortion law

Rick Callahan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:20pm

A federal judge on Wednesday blocked portions of a new Indiana law's provisions that make it tougher for girls under age 18 to get an abortion without their parents' knowledge.

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks at forum

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:20pm

Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (BAHN'-gee-moon) has spoken at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum in Boston.

Dozens of protesters demand 3rd trial in police shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:10pm

Dozens of protesters demanding that a white former police officer be tried a third time in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black motorist have gathered at the University of Cincinnati.

The Latest: Senate committee grants more visas for Afghans

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:10pm

The Latest on deliberations by the House and Senate Armed Services committees over the 2018 defense budget (all times local):

The Latest: Ducey will go to Arizona county affected by fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:00pm

The Latest on wildfires burning in the Western U.S. (all times local):

'Savage will to survive': Wounded California deputy mending

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 5:53pm

Alex Ladwig, a 25-year-old Sacramento County sheriff's deputy, was working a routine evening rush hour shift at a mass transit station when, without warning, he found himself fighting for his life.

Former Kansas patrol trooper indicted for excessive force

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 5:53pm

A former Kansas Highway Patrol trooper has been indicted on a charge alleging that he used excessive force.

Police: Pregnant woman overdoses, charged with baby assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 5:50pm

A Pennsylvania woman who overdosed on heroin while pregnant and had to undergo a cesarean section is being charged with assault on her unborn child, authorities said.

Inmate fatally shot, deputy wounded inside Tennessee clinic

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 5:50pm

Officials say an inmate was killed and an officer wounded after the prisoner attacked one of his escorts inside a Tennessee clinic.

Arizona wildfire forces thousands of people from their homes

Matt York and Astrid Galvan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 5:42pm

A wildfire burning Wednesday through a dense Arizona forest has forced thousands of people from their homes, closed a major road and created a huge plume of smoke over the same area devastated by a blaze that killed 19 firefighters four years ago.

US not seeking death for Guantanamo detainee in Bali bombing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 5:40pm

U.S. military prosecutors are not seeking the death penalty against a Guantanamo Bay detainee facing charges in the deadly 2002 Bali nightclub bombings in Indonesia.

Judge tosses suit claiming excessive force in traffic stop

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 5:34pm

A judge has dismissed a federal lawsuit filed by a Utah woman who says a state trooper ripped her from her car during an early-morning stop on a dark side street.

Sister of WWII soldier gets his long-lost Purple Heart, flag

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 5:34pm

A 95-year-old woman whose brother was killed during World War II has received his long-lost Purple Heart and the flag that was used at his burial.

Utah's US Attorney supports immigration bills at White House

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 5:26pm

U.S. Attorney for Utah John Huber has appeared at the White House in support of two immigration measures, one that would stiffen the punishment for people who re-enter the U.S. illegally and another that would cut funding to "sanctuary" cities.

FBI agent in court on charge of lying about rancher shooting

Steven Dubois, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 5:26pm

An FBI agent pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges that he lied about shooting at a key figure in last year's armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge just before the man was killed by Oregon police.

The Latest: Trump arrives at fundraiser, met by protesters

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 5:26pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's first re-election fundraiser (all times local):

Trump urges passage of House immigration bills

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 5:16pm

President Donald Trump is urging the House to pass legislation that would stiffen punishments on people who re-enter the U.S. illegally and for "sanctuary" jurisdictions that refuse to cooperate with federal deportation forces.

Man guilty of Vegas hammer attack avoids charges in killings

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 5:14pm

Police created a "human decoy," posing a mannequin like a sleeping homeless person, to catch a man they believe bludgeoned two men to death and injured a third in downtown Las Vegas.

Appeals court ruling opens door to Ohio resuming executions

Lisa Cornwell and Kantele Franko, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 5:14pm

Ohio moved a step closer to resuming executions as a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday in the state's favor in a case over its lethal injection process.