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Trump's bright idea: a solar wall at the US-Mexico border

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:25pm

President Donald Trump wants to add solar panels to his long-promised southern border wall — a plan he says would help pay for the wall's construction and add to its aesthetic appeal.

Judge skeptical of anti-abortion group's bias claims

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:25pm

A U.S. District Court judge deciding whether a fellow judge should disqualify himself from lawsuits over videos by an anti-abortion group said Thursday he could not immediately see any appearance of bias.

Jurors to deliberate a 5th day in police shooting retrial

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:25pm

Jurors will continue deliberations into a fifth day in a former University of Cincinnati police officer's second trial, longer than the deadlocked jury did in his first trial.

Drought helps North America's largest white pelican refuge

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:25pm

Abnormally dry weather has been a boon to American white pelicans nesting on a North Dakota island known as North America's largest refuge for the big-billed birds.

US officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections

Matt Volz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:09pm

Protections that have been in place for more than 40 years for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area will be lifted this summer after U.S. government officials ruled Thursday that the population is no longer threatened.

Virginia man charged with giving secret documents to China

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:08pm

A Virginia man caught with $16,500 in cash in his carry-on luggage was charged Thursday with transmitting top-secret documents to an apparent Chinese agent.

The Latest: Tornado flattens buildings, flood threat lingers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:08pm

The Latest on Tropical Storm Cindy (all times local):

Board denies parole for Charles Manson accomplice Patricia Krenwinkel in California

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:08pm

Board denies parole for Charles Manson accomplice Patricia Krenwinkel in California.

Young black bear roams Anchorage neighborhood, raids trash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:00pm

A young black bear has been making the rounds of an Alaska neighborhood in Anchorage and is raiding the residents' trash.

Landlord says airport stabbing suspect worked as caretaker

Rob Gillies and Mike Householder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 1:55pm

The man charged with stabbing a police officer at the Flint airport in a possible act of terrorism was a part-time caretaker at the Montreal apartment building where he lived and had once studied to sell insurance, people who knew him said Thursday.

Imprisoned ex-CIA officer loses appeal of leak conviction

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 1:55pm

A former CIA officer serving prison time for leaking government secrets to a reporter lost a bid to clear his name on Thursday.

Tale of 2 Princes: Trump, Saudi king rely on son, son-in-law

Aya Batrawy and Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 1:55pm

Half a world apart, in a theocratic monarchy and a democracy, a king and a president are relying on their thirtysomething son and son-in-law to help consolidate power and push their policies.

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Trump publicly doubting that Russia meddled in election

Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 1:55pm

President Donald Trump appeared to cast doubt on the assessment of 17 U.S. intelligence agencies that blame Russia for election meddling, questioning Thursday why the Obama administration didn't try to stop it.

Suspected tornado: 1 hurt, businesses flattened in Alabama

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 1:55pm

A suspected tornado near Birmingham, Alabama, flattened businesses and injured one person Thursday, while the mayor of a coastal Louisiana town urged residents to evacuate ahead of a rising tide — two lingering effects of a weakening Tropical Depression Cindy that was fueling harsh weather across the Southeast.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on Jeh Johnson testimony

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 1:55pm

President Donald Trump says congressional testimony from the former Homeland Security Secretary backs up his claim that his campaign did not collude with Russian officials. But that's not what Johnson said.

FBI: Michigan airport stabbing suspect unsuccessfully tried to buy gun in U.S. before attack, did buy knife here

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 1:55pm

FBI: Michigan airport stabbing suspect unsuccessfully tried to buy gun in U.S. before attack, did buy knife here.

Father of missing Chinese scholar: 'Give my daughter back'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 1:43pm

The father of a visiting Chinese scholar missing from the University of Illinois has appealed for his 26-year-old child's safe return, saying, "Give my daughter back."

Illinois man charged with threatening to assassinate Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 1:41pm

An Illinois man has been charged after posting online several times that he wants to assassinate President Donald Trump.

Judge won't reduce charges in New York-New Jersey bomb case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 1:41pm

A federal judge refused Thursday to throw out criminal charges that could result in a mandatory life prison sentence for a man accused of plotting bomb attacks in New Jersey and New York that injured 30 people.