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Pride and prejudice? Race tinges LGBT celebrations

Deepti Hajela, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 10:06am

Gay pride marches in New York City, San Francisco and in between this weekend will have plenty of participants — and also protests directed at them from other members of the LGBT community, speaking out against what they see as increasingly corporate celebrations that prioritize the experiences of gay white men and ignore issues facing black and brown LGBT people.

The Latest: Cindy spurs flash flood watches around the South

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 10:06am

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

Justice Department backs Texas 'sanctuary city' law in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 10:06am

The Trump administration is backing a Texas "sanctuary city" crackdown in court ahead of a federal judge deciding whether to put the new law on hold.

Rats! DC working to fight rodent problem as complaints rise

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 10:06am

The nation's capital is taking a modern approach to dealing with an old problem: rats.

Report: Man gets 16 years in prison for cocaine trafficking

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 10:06am

A Panamanian man who authorities say ran an international cocaine trafficking ring has been sentenced to 16 years in prison.

US trial in Jamaican lottery scam delayed until next year

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 9:54am

A U.S. trial for 10 defendants in a multimillion-dollar Jamaican lottery scam case has been delayed until early next year.

Man accused of killing deputy, 2 others takes plea deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 9:54am

An Arkansas man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after pleading guilty to killing a sheriff's deputy and two other people last month.

House cleaning turns up urn with war veteran's remains

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 9:48am

An urn containing the remains of a World War II veteran discovered during a house cleaning in New Hampshire has been returned to a family in Maine.

Ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio to defend reputation at criminal trial

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 9:46am

The political career of Joe Arpaio ended last year when the six-term sheriff of metro Phoenix known for cracking down on illegal immigration and housing inmates in tents outside in the desert heat was trounced in an election that focused on his own legal troubles.

Justices side with government in property rights case

Sam Hananel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 9:37am

The Supreme Court on Friday ruled against a Wisconsin family in a property rights case that makes it easier for government officials to restrict development in environmentally sensitive areas.

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Trump suggests he was trying to keep FBI director honest

Jonathan Lemire and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 9:37am

President Donald Trump suggested he was just trying to keep fired FBI Director James Comey honest with his cryptic tweet implying there might be recordings of their private conversations.

Bergdahl judge rejects motion to limit desertion duration

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 9:37am

A judge has refused to rule that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's capture by the Taliban ended his unauthorized absence hours after he left his post in Afghanistan in 2009.

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Kids today aren't working summer jobs like they used to

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 9:32am

It was at Oregon's Timberline Lodge, later known as a setting in the horror movie "The Shining," where Patrick Doyle earned his first real paycheck.

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Depp's 'assassin' comments the latest in celebrity anger

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 9:24am

Johnny Depp has sparked controversy for joking about assassinating Donald Trump during an appearance at a large festival in Britain, the latest example of artists using violent imagery when dealing with the president.

Texas official who imposed $4B bond facing fresh scrutiny

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 9:24am

A Central Texas court official who imposed a whopping $4 billion bond on a murder suspect is drawing fresh scrutiny after she declined to recuse herself and oversaw a court hearing involving her son.

2 humpbacks strand on Cape Cod island

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 9:20am

Two juvenile humpback whales have washed up on a Cape Cod island this week, and experts are not yet sure why.

Judge weighs whether to revoke Missouri sheriff's bond

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 9:20am

A judge is considering whether to revoke the bond of a Missouri sheriff facing 18 criminal charges and under investigation in the unrelated death of a Tennessee inmate.

ACLU pushes to stop pepper spray at Wisconsin youth prisons

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 9:14am

An attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union is asking a federal judge to order that the Wisconsin Department of Corrections immediately end the use of pepper spray and solitary confinement at juvenile prisons.

Kansas GOP event promoted with 'Olathe Lives Matter!' slogan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 9:14am

A GOP leader in a largely white Kansas City suburb says the party "didn't mean anything" by promoting a picnic with the slogan "Olathe Lives Matter!" and a rainbow font.

South Carolina city puts barricades on parts of ocean street

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 9:07am

Six shootings in three days have prompted officials in a popular South Carolina beach town to put up barricades to keep people off the streets and on the sidewalks.