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Philadelphia police official challenges Sessions on crime

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 10:52am

Philadelphia's police commissioner is challenging Attorney General Jeff Sessions for blaming immigrants for much of the nation's violent crime.

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Spicer resigns as White House press secretary

Ken Thomas and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 10:36am

White House press secretary Sean Spicer, President Donald Trump's embattled spokesman during the first six months of his presidency, is resigning his position, according to two people with knowledge of the decision.

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'Darknet' suspect's flashy cars raised eyebrows in Thailand

Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 10:32am

The neighbors had their suspicions.

Police: Florida man, 85, loses $300K in online dating fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 10:32am

Police say a 49-year-old woman swindled a man nearly twice her age out of more than $300,000 after he sought companionship on a dating app.

US to ban Americans from traveling to North Korea

Matthew Lee and Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 10:12am

American citizens will be barred from traveling to North Korea next month following a prohibition on using U.S. passports to enter the country, the State Department said Friday.

California fire destroys 58 homes as crews race to save town

Scott Smith and Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 10:02am

The town of Mariposa, with its century-old saloons and covered sidewalks, normally bustles with summer visitors on their way to Yosemite National Park but the Gold Rush-era hamlet was mostly empty as ash rained down and heavy smoke from a nearby blaze darkened the sky.

Burundi robotics teens may have 'self-initiated' vanishing

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 10:02am

Organizers of an international robotics competition in the U.S. capital believe the disappearance of six teens from Burundi may have been "self-initiated."

Elon Musk says he has 'verbal approval' to build New York-DC hyperloop

Jackie Wattles, CNN  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 10:01am

New York to DC in half an hour.

San Juan County welcomes redrawing of election districts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 9:34am

Commissioners in a southeastern Utah county are welcoming a federal judge's order that an independent expert redraw the county's commission and school board election districts because they're unconstitutional.

Judge issues order for buffer zone outside abortion clinic

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 9:31am

Anti-abortion activists were ordered by a judge on Friday to stay away from a "buffer zone" outside Kentucky's only abortion clinic, which is bracing for protests from a national group.

Tribe wants centuries-old remains found in Idaho

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 9:03am

At least one tribe will seek possession of human bones found protruding from an Idaho badger hole after tests determined they weren't from modern day homicide victims but belonged to people who lived five centuries ago.

Report: Numerous security policy violations in inmate escape

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 9:01am

Georgia corrections officials are reporting there were numerous security policy violations in the lead-up to the escape of two inmates from a prison bus last month.

Utah's crowded Zion National Park may require reservations

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 9:01am

It would be a first for a U.S. national park: Requiring reservations to get in. But it's an option that Utah's Zion National Park is considering to manage an overwhelming surge of visitors to its sweeping red-rock vistas and canyons.

Federal judge issues order to keep protesters away from 'buffer zone' outside Kentucky's only abortion clinic

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 8:11am

Federal judge issues order to keep protesters away from 'buffer zone' outside Kentucky's only abortion clinic .

Man livestreams as he speeds on beach, cursing and drinking

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 7:41am

A 27-year-old man broadcast live on Facebook as he sped down a Florida beach, running over beach chairs and umbrellas while drinking from a bottle of Canadian Mist whiskey.

Chief: Australian woman shot by cop 'did not have to die'

Amy Forliti and Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 7:31am

An Australian woman should not have been shot to death by a Minneapolis police officer responding to her 911 call and the officer's actions "go against who we are in the department," the city's police chief said.

Trump legal team looking to investigate Mueller aides

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 7:21am

President Donald Trump's legal team is evaluating potential conflicts of interest among members of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team, three people with knowledge of the matter said Thursday. The revelations come as Mueller's investigation appears likely to probe some of the Trump family's business ties.

Native Hawaiians not very healthy, first national study says

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 7:21am

Hawaii consistently ranks among the healthiest states, but a federal survey found Native Hawaiians are in unusually bad health.

Police: Video shows teens watching, laughing as man drowns

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 6:48am

Authorities in Florida say a group of teens watched and laughed as a man drowned in a retention pond last week.

The Latest: Conway says probing Mueller staff is 'fair'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 6:48am

The Latest on the ongoing investigations into Russia meddling in the 2016 election (all times local):