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Visa issues take spotlight after Burundi teens exit event

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 4:11pm

The big controversy leading up to the FIRST Global international robotics competition in Washington was whether a team of girls from Afghanistan would be able to participate, after their initial visa applications were denied.

Legal deal pulls money to teach tribal kids native language

Astrid Galvan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 4:11pm

New generations of children growing up in a tiny American Indian tribe in Arizona have lost a key way of learning to speak their native language, and it may not be coming back.

15,000 mink dead after release from Minnesota farm

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 4:11pm

A Minnesota mink farm says 15,000 mink have died after unknown culprits released them from their cages earlier this week.

The Latest: Some call for Minneapolis police chief's ouster

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 4:11pm

The Latest on an Australian woman fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer after calling 911 (all times local):

The Latest: Burundi teens' exit highlights visa concerns

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 4:11pm

The Latest on Burundi teenagers missing after an international robotics competition in Washington, D.C. (all times local):

Ex-escort gets 16 years for trying to have husband killed

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 4:02pm

A former Florida escort convicted of trying to hire a hit man to murder her newlywed husband was sentenced Friday to 16 years in prison, perhaps ending a drawn-out case that drew notice for its startling videos and salacious characters.

Minneapolis officials call for chief's ouster after shooting

Amy Forliti and Kyle Potter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 3:51pm

Minneapolis police Chief Janee Harteau came under pressure from City Council members on Friday in the wake of an officer's fatal shooting of an Australian woman, with some calling for her dismissal.

Sheldon Silver's lawyers want Supreme Court to review case

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 3:51pm

A lawyer for former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is counting on the U.S. Supreme Court reviewing the case before the once-powerful politician endures a second trial on corruption charges.

Ohio argues against execution delays for 3 condemned inmates

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 3:51pm

Ohio state attorneys argued on Friday against delaying three upcoming executions on grounds that the condemned killers have little chance of legal victory and repeated postponements are draining state resources.

HIV discrimination claims against medical provider settled

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 3:51pm

The U.S. Department of Justice says it has settled discrimination claims from two HIV patients who said physicians at a Milwaukee-based medical provider refused to treat them because of their illness.

The Latest: Rural community sees "complete devastation"

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 3:51pm

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Somalis in Minneapolis on defensive after police shooting

Amy Forliti and Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 3:41pm

The killing of an unarmed Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer who is a Somali-American has turned an unwelcome spotlight on the city's beleaguered Somali community, where many again find themselves on the defensive.

The Latest: Ex-escort gets 16-year sentence for murder plot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 3:32pm

The Latest on a former Florida escort convicted of trying to hire a hit man to murder her newlywed husband (all times local):

Hawaii prepares for 'unlikely' North Korea missile threat

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 3:32pm

Hawaii is the first state to prepare the public for the possibility of a ballistic missile threat from North Korea.

Former Florida escort sentenced to 16 years in prison for trying to hire hit man to kill her newlywed husband.

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 3:31pm

Former Florida escort sentenced to 16 years in prison for trying to hire hit man to kill her newlywed husband.

Al-Qaida suspect linked to cartoonist plot extradited to US

Maryclaire Dale and Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 3:31pm

An al-Qaida suspect linked to a plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist was brought to Philadelphia from Spain to face terrorism charges despite President Donald Trump's hardline promise to send terror suspects to Guantanamo Bay.

Experts: No duty for laughing teens to rescue drowning man

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 3:31pm

It may be reprehensible and morally outrageous, but legal experts say a group of Florida teens had no obligation to rescue a drowning disabled man they instead mocked, laughed at and recorded on a video that was later posted online. Still, authorities are pursuing possible misdemeanor charges against them for failing to report a death.

Spicer abruptly resigns: Big shake-up for Trump press shop

Ken Thomas and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 3:21pm

White House press secretary Sean Spicer abruptly resigned Friday, ending a rocky six-month tenure that made his news briefings defending President Donald Trump must-see TV. He said Trump's communications team "could benefit from a clean slate" as the White House seeks to steady operations amid the Russia investigations and ahead of a health care showdown.

Sanders steps into role as new face of White House

Jonathan Lemire and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 3:19pm

New White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was schooled in hardscrabble politics — and down-home rhetoric — from a young age by her father, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

Milwaukee sheriff says he's not running for US Senate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 3:19pm

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke says he's not running for U.S. Senate next year and called a political action committee set up by some of his conservative loyalists a "scam."