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Man dead after shootout with police on Missouri interstate

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 1:50pm

Authorities say a carjacking suspect died Monday after a shootout with police on a busy stretch of interstate near St. Louis.

Officials confirm tornado hit Maryland's Eastern Shore

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 1:50pm

The National Weather Service has confirmed that tornado touched down in Maryland's Eastern Shore.

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Trucker charged in 10 deaths in immigrant-smuggling case

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 1:40pm

The driver of a broiling tractor-trailer found packed with immigrants outside a Walmart in San Antonio was charged Monday in the deaths of 10 of his passengers and could face the death penalty over the hellish journey.

Black bear euthanized after encounters with Idaho campers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 1:40pm

Wildlife managers have killed a black bear after a string of encounters with people at a popular Idaho recreation area, including one in which a camper awoke with her foot in the bear's mouth.

Dog governor tried to pardon will live, receive training

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 1:40pm

A dog that Maine's governor tried to rescue from a euthanasia sentence will live.

UPDATED

Senate GOP gets new pressure from Trump on health care

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 1:39pm

A peeved President Donald Trump tweaked Republican opponents of his party's reeling health care bill Monday, saying this week's planned faceoff vote is their "last chance to do the right thing" and erase his predecessor's signature overhaul.

Man charged with attacking 4 homeless people with a hammer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 1:31pm

A homeless man is charged with attacking four other homeless people with a hammer as they slept in a vacant St. Louis school building, critically injuring two of the victims.

Man arraigned in 1 Michigan slaying, suspected in another

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 1:21pm

A man has been arraigned in the death of his ex-wife's husband — one of two Michigan slayings in which he's a suspect.

Suspect in bank robberies pleads not guilty to other charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 1:21pm

A man suspected of bank robberies in five states pleaded not guilty Monday to unrelated charges in Nebraska.

The Latest: Feinstein wants to summon Sessions to panel

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 1:11pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Russia investigations (all times local):

Court: Officials can't detain immigrants without charges

Mark Pratt, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 1:11pm

Massachusetts court officers do not have the authority to arrest someone suspected of being in the U.S. illegally if that person is not facing criminal charges, the state's highest court ruled Monday.

No Russia collusion, Trump son-in-law Kushner tells Congress

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 12:51pm

Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner denied Monday that he colluded with Russians in the course of President Donald Trump's White House bid and declared he has "nothing to hide."

Evacuations ordered near wildfire in northeast Washington

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 12:44pm

People living near a wildfire in a rural area of northeast Washington state have been ordered to evacuate.

Highway Patrol now says 6 people taken to hospitals, not 8, after vehicle hits pedestrians in fatal South Dakota crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 12:41pm

Highway Patrol now says 6 people taken to hospitals, not 8, after vehicle hits pedestrians in fatal South Dakota crash.

Arizona hikers clinging to trees rescued from flooded canyon

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 12:37pm

A helicopter rescued hikers clinging to tree branches and perched on boulders as fast-moving floodwaters tore through a normally quiet creek in Arizona, where unpredictable summer storms rapidly wash churning torrents into canyons and overwhelm those looking to take advantage of cooler weather.

Trump intensifies criticism of his own attorney general

Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 12:11pm

President Donald Trump took a new swipe at Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday, referring to him in a tweet as "beleaguered" and wondering why Sessions isn't digging into Hillary Clinton's alleged contacts with Russia.

Charlie Gard parents drop legal fight, agree to let him die

Caroline Spiezio, Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 12:11pm

The parents of Charlie Gard, whose battle to get their critically ill baby experimental treatment stirred international sympathy and controversy, dropped their legal effort Monday, saying tearfully that it was time to let their son die.

Pentagon cites unsafe Chinese intercept of US plane

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 12:02pm

The pilot of a U.S. Navy EP-3 surveillance plane took evasive action to avoid possible collision with a Chinese fighter jet during an encounter off the Korean peninsula, a Pentagon spokesman said Monday.

Teenage driver livestreams part of deadly crash on Instagram

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:33am

A teenage driver lost control of her car while she was livestreaming on Instagram and recorded part of the crash that killed her younger sister in California.

James A. Finley, longtime AP photographer in St. Louis, dies

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:33am

James A. Finley, an acclaimed photojournalist who served as a mentor to countless others during his 22 years as The Associated Press staff photographer in St. Louis, has died. He was 76.