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15 inmates indicted in Massachusetts prison disturbance

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 9:09am

Fifteen inmates at a maximum-security prison in Massachusetts are facing charges in connection with a riot earlier this year that destroyed a housing unit.

APNewsBreak: Family sues in black man's shooting

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 9:09am

Relatives of a black man who was gunned down by a white police officer in Louisiana's capital sued the city on Tuesday, claiming the shooting fit a pattern of racist behavior and excessive force by its police force.

US says Myanmar no longer among worst on human trafficking

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 9:09am

The United States asserted Tuesday that Myanmar is no longer one of the world's worst offenders on human trafficking, while removing both Myanmar and Iraq from a list of countries that use child soldiers.

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Pentagon: 'active preparations' by Syria for chemical attack

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 9:09am

The Pentagon on Tuesday said it detected "active preparations" by Syria for a chemical weapons attack, giving weight to a White House statement hours earlier that the Syrian government would "pay a heavy price" if it carried out such an attack.

Haley says warning to Syria also aimed at Russia and Iran

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 9:09am

President Donald Trump's ambassador to the United Nations says a warning from the White House to Syrian President Bashar Assad about another possible chemical weapons attack was also aimed at two of Assad's key backers, Russia and Iran.

Former Phoenix-area sheriff heads to 2nd day of trial

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 8:50am

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio is heading into his second day of a trial focusing on his defiance of the courts in traffic patrols that targeted Phoenix-area immigrants.

The Latest: Family sues over black man's shooting by officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 8:50am

The Latest on the family of a black man gunned down by a white police officer in Louisiana filing a lawsuit (all times local):

Crews battling grass and brush wildfires in southwest Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 8:50am

Firefighters on Tuesday battled five lightning-sparked wildfires burning in grass and brush in southwest Idaho.

The Latest: Police: Indiana boy's fatal shooting an accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 8:40am

The Latest on the fatal shooting of a 9-year-old Indianapolis boy (all times local):

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Ruling in travel ban leaves myriad questions unanswered

Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 8:35am

The Supreme Court's decision to partially reinstate President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban has left the effort to keep some foreigners out of the United States in a murky middle ground, with unanswered questions and possibly more litigation ahead.

Police investigate prank call that prompted SWAT response

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 8:35am

Law enforcement authorities in northern Utah are investigating a prank call that prompted a SWAT team to respond to the home of an elderly woman.

Couple adopts infants with special needs — 88 of them

Ben Burnstein, CNN  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 8:30am

Camille Geraldi runs a tight house in Ellijay, Georgia.

3 sentenced in Mississippi in police officers' deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 8:20am

Three people who pleaded guilty in connection to the deaths of two Mississippi police officers have been sentenced.

Sentencing of 'Baby Doe' mom delayed until July 12

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 8:20am

The mother of a 2-year-old girl who became known as Baby Doe after her remains washed up on a Boston Harbor island is expected to remain behind bars for two more weeks.

Justices to hear dispute over seizing Iran artifacts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 8:11am

The Supreme Court will hear an appeal from survivors of a 1997 terrorist attack who want to seize museum pieces in U.S. collections to help pay a $71.5 million default judgment against Iran.

Supreme Court won't hear appeal over FBI abuse claims

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 8:00am

The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from a U.S. citizen who tried to sue a group of FBI agents over claims they falsely imprisoned and tortured him for several months in Africa.

APNewsBreak: Family to sue over black man's shooting

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 7:56am

Relatives of a black man who was gunned down by a white police officer in Louisiana's capital are suing the city, claiming the shooting fit a pattern of racist behavior and excessive force by its police force.

Justices to review New Jersey bid for legal sports betting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 7:54am

The Supreme Court will take up New Jersey's bid to allow sports betting at its casinos and racetracks.

Man sits in jail when drywall powder is mistaken for cocaine

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 7:50am

A Florida man spent 90 days in jail after police officers who stopped him for driving without headlights said white powder found in his car was cocaine.