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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.

Emmy-winning TV journalist Gabe Pressman dies at 93

Kiley Armstrong, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 9:24am

Gabe Pressman, an intrepid, Emmy-winning journalist who still relished going to work at the age of 93, died in his sleep early Friday at a Manhattan hospital.

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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.

Jury deadlocks in cop's murder retrial; judge says try again

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 9:07am

Jurors in the retrial of a white University of Cincinnati police officer charged in the fatal traffic stop shooting of an unarmed black motorist said Friday that they are deadlocked, but a judge told them to keep deliberating.

Officials: Live Asian carp discovered 9 miles from Lake Michigan, beyond electric barrier designed to stop invasive fish

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

Officials: Live Asian carp discovered 9 miles from Lake Michigan, beyond electric barrier designed to stop invasive fish.

Upstate New York police officer charged with raping minor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 8:59am

Authorities say a police officer for an upstate New York village has been charged with raping a minor.

Dallas officer faces charge in shooting death of suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 8:56am

A grand jury has recommended an aggravated assault charge against a Dallas police officer who shot and killed a suspect in a January incident involving a stolen car.

Supreme Court sides with immigrants over bad legal advice

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 8:56am

The Supreme Court has ruled immigrants can get a second chance in court when their lawyers advise them to plead guilty to a crime that leads to deportation.

Ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio to defend reputation at criminal trial

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 8:56am

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.

Kind act spreads to 167 drivers at Indiana McDonald's

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 8:41am

A customer's act of kindness at a southern Indiana McDonald's sparked a chain reaction of niceness in its drive-thru line.

Texas officer in murder case faces unrelated assault charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 8:38am

A former Texas police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of a black teenager has been indicted on two unrelated charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon by a public servant.

Pride and prejudice? Race tinges LGBT celebrations

Deepti Hajela, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 8:33am

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.