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Latest: Mayor says she lost confidence in Minneapolis chief

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:11pm

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

Hawaii prepares for 'unlikely' North Korea missile threat

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:11pm

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

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

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:11pm

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.

The Latest: Manafort, Trump Jr. in talks with Judiciary

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:11pm

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

Texas deputy indicted for deadly confrontation fired

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:00pm

A Texas sheriff's deputy who was indicted along with her husband on murder charges in the death of a man they confronted outside a restaurant has been fired, authorities announced Friday.

Minneapolis police chief resigns at mayor's request after officer's shooting of Australian woman who called 911

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 4:51pm

Minneapolis police chief resigns at mayor's request after officer's shooting of Australian woman who called 911.

Senate committee: Donald Trump's eldest son, former campaign manager agree to negotiate with lawmakers about interviews

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 4:50pm

Senate committee: Donald Trump's eldest son, former campaign manager agree to negotiate with lawmakers about interviews.

Wildfire leaves "complete devastation" in rural community

Scott Smith and Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 4:41pm

A chimney and a cinder block wall is all still standing in the rubble of the house Miki Crawford and her family called home for 22 years after a wildfire raced through her Northern California rural community, the former nurses' aide said Friday.

Mississippi civil rights marker returning after damage fixed

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 4:32pm

A civil rights marker in Mississippi has been repaired and will be put back in place, weeks after being vandalized.

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Spicer abruptly resigns; Big shakeup for Trump press shop

Ken Thomas and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 4:17pm

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.

Sanders steps into role as new face of White House

Jonathan Lemire and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 4:15pm

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.

Manhunt continues in slaying of Washington man

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 4:15pm

A manhunt continues for two males suspected of killing a Washington man, and a vehicle the fugitives are believed to have stolen has been found near the Canadian border in Washington.

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: 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):

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.