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Idaho official: It's illegal to buy aerial fireworks

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:58pm

It's illegal for people to buy aerial fireworks in Idaho without a special use permit, the Idaho Attorney General's Office said in an opinion released Tuesday.

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Trump hails 'energy revolution' as exports surge

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:54pm

President Donald Trump on Tuesday hailed an energy revolution marked by surging U.S. exports of oil and natural gas.

Man who trashed Obama speaks at hearing on school board role

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:54pm

A one-time candidate for New York governor who publicly insulted former President Barack Obama has taken the stand at a hearing to determine whether he should remain on a school board.

The Latest: Publicist: Arpaio wouldn't have violated order

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:54pm

The Latest on the criminal trial against former Sheriff Joe Arpaio (all times local):

US sets up court in Oregon forest for major gathering

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:46pm

The U.S. government has sent federal prosecutors to a "pop-up" court in eastern Oregon to process citations against people attending a massive counter-culture peace gathering on public land that could draw up to 20,000 people.

Utah officials blame lack of logging for major wildfire

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:46pm

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.

3 Chicago police officers indicted in Laquan McDonald case

Michael Tarm and Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:46pm

Three Chicago police officers were indicted Tuesday on felony charges that they conspired to cover up the actions of a white police officer who shot and killed 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, saying the officers lied when they alleged the teenager "aggressively" swung a knife at officers and attempted to get up from the ground still armed with the knife after he was shot.

Heat a possible factor in 12 Maricopa County deaths

Angie Wang, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:46pm

Officials are investigating the heat as a possible factor in 12 deaths in metro Phoenix last week as temperatures soared to 119 degrees.

Trump invites Ireland's new leader to WH for St. Pat's Day

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:37pm

President Donald Trump spoke for the first time Tuesday with Ireland's new prime minister, Leo Varadkar.

Salt Lake City man pleads guilty in husband's fire death

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:36pm

A Utah man pleaded guilty Tuesday to murder and arson charges in the house-fire death of his husband, a well-known Salt Lake City restaurateur and LGBT pioneer.

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US cites preparations for chemical weapons attack in Syria

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:36pm

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.

Fort Worth officer who shot fork-wielding man fired

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:36pm

A Fort Worth officer has been fired after his aggravated assault trial in the shooting of a man walking in his neighborhood holding a barbecue fork ended in a hung jury.

Grease fire blamed for blaze along San Antonio River Walk

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:16pm

Authorities say hundreds of shoppers and hotel guests were safely evacuated after a grease fire at a mall along the San Antonio River Walk poured thick smoke into the tourist area.

Trump administration moves to withdraw clean-water rule

John Flesher and Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:10pm

The Trump administration moved Tuesday to roll back an Obama administration policy that protected more than half the nation's streams from pollution but drew attacks from farmers, fossil fuel companies and property-rights groups as federal overreach.

Pennsylvania to set policy limiting release of police video

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:04pm

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.

Police: Man who died during robbery was 'scared to death'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:04pm

Police say a contractor who suffered a fatal heart attack while working overnight at a Wisconsin Culver's was "scared to death" when two armed men tried to rob the restaurant.

Recall against Stanford case judge would be 2 years later

Linda Wang, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:04pm

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 though it wouldn't appear on the ballot until two years after the case drew national attention.

US says Myanmar no longer among worst on human trafficking

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:53pm

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.

New Hampshire woman jailed for giving woman in labor heroin

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:53pm

A New Hampshire woman who injected heroin and methamphetamines into a friend about to give birth has been sentenced to a year in jail.

The Latest: Chicago police cite reforms after 3 indicted

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:46pm

The Latest on three Chicago officers' indictment on conspiracy charges in Laquan McDonald fatal shooting case (all times local):