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Castle in New York's Central Park to undergo $6M restoration

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:28am

An iconic castle in New York City's Central Park is set to undergo a $6 million restoration this fall.

Seattle council hears from public about fatal shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:10am

Seattle residents and family members of Charleena Lyles demanded change from Seattle city officials during a public hearing about her fatal shooting by police earlier this month.

Timeline of the Chicago police shooting of Laquan McDonald

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:36pm

A grand jury has indicted three Chicago police officers on felony charges that they conspired to cover up the actions of a white officer now charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

Utah officials blame lack of logging for major wildfire

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:36pm

Insisting that logging could have cleaned up dead, bug-infested trees that are fueling a Utah wildfire, a Republican state lawmaker blamed federal mismanagement and lawsuits by "tree hugger" environmentalists for the blaze that has burned 13 homes and forced the evacuation of 1,500 people.

California sheriff deputy shot in face; condition unknown

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:16pm

A transit deputy was shot in the face Tuesday at a light rail station in Sacramento after getting into a fight with a suspect. He was in stable condition, authorities said.

Utah lawsuits to test president's power to shrink monuments

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:05pm

Native American tribes and environmental groups preparing for a legal battle to stop President Donald Trump from dismantling Utah's new national monument face a tougher challenge than anticipated.

Montreal man back in US court in Michigan airport stabbing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:05pm

A Canadian man accused of stabbing an airport police officer in Flint, Michigan, is returning to court to learn if he'll remain in custody.

The Latest: Law enforcement officer shot in Sacramento

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:05pm

The Latest on a law enforcement officer shot in Sacramento (all times local):

Ohio woman set on fire by ex-boyfriend in 2015 dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:05pm

An Ohio woman set on fire by her ex-boyfriend and whose injuries prompted legislation that would allow longer sentences for crimes that permanently maim or disfigure victims has died.

FBI agent indicted in Oregon refuge standoff shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 10:12pm

An FBI agent has been indicted on accusations that he lied about firing at a rancher in 2016 when officers arrested leaders of an armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in rural Oregon.

The Latest: Evacuations lifted for fire on California coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 10:10pm

The Latest on wildfires burning in the West (all times local):

Activists take step to recall judge in sex assault case

Linda Wang, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 9:12pm

Activists seeking to recall a judge who sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman say they believe voters will still support the effort even if it appears on the ballot two years after the trial.

Woman's death in Cheyenne investigated as homicide

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 9:03pm

Authorities are investigating the death of a 21-year-old woman in Cheyenne as a homicide.

Review board wants another look at police shooting decision

Tom Foreman Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 8:56pm

A review board Tuesday found "substantial evidence of error" in a North Carolina police department's decision that the fatal shooting of a black man by an officer last year was justified and scheduled another hearing on the matter in August.

Man plucked from raging California river in dramatic video

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 8:33pm

A Nevada man is safe after helicopter rescuers plucked him from a rock surrounded by swift-moving water above a nearly 50-foot waterfall in California.

Hatch, Lee on opposite sides of Senate health care bill as vote postponed

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 8:16pm

Utah's senators, on opposite sides of the debate over the Senate's health care bill, joined their Republican colleagues at a meeting Tuesday with President Donald Trump after plans were scrapped for a vote this week.

Prosecutors: 'Affluenza' teen's mother's gun violated bond

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 8:04pm

Prosecutors say the Texas mother of the so-called "affluenza teen" violated her bond by possessing a gun and consuming alcohol.

US cites preparations for chemical weapons attack in Syria

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 7:42pm

The Trump administration said Tuesday it has detected "active preparations" by Syria for a chemical attack and threatened to retaliate — warning of action that could plunge America deeper into a civil war alongside the fight against Islamic State militants.

Pennsylvania to set policy limiting release of police video

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 7:34pm

The state is poised to set a policy exempting police audio and video recordings from its public-records law and giving police departments broad discretion over when to refuse requests from people for copies of them.