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Senate panel seeks details on Lynch role in Clinton probe

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:28pm

Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are seeking information about alleged political interference by former Attorney General Loretta Lynch into the FBI's investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.

Dozen frustrated Dems face steep challenge to unseat Pelosi

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:27pm

A dozen or so House Democrats want Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to go after a dispiriting loss in a Georgia House election.

Long after riots, Milwaukee neighborhood sees little change

Ivan Moreno, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:26pm

The scars of the violence that erupted in a Milwaukee neighborhood after a police officer killed a 23-year-old black man remain visible nearly a year later, reminders of how little things have changed.

'Sonny' Franzese, oldest federal prisoner, is freed at 100

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:20pm

A reputed Colombo crime family underboss and the oldest inmate in the federal prison system has been released at the age of 100.

Man arrested over baseball bat death of dad on Father's Day

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:13pm

A man accused of beating his dad to death with a baseball bat on Father's Day was arrested Friday on a Jersey shore boardwalk, officials said.

Massachusetts cops recover shotgun taken from stolen cruiser

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:13pm

A Massachusetts police department has recovered a shotgun taken from a stolen police vehicle.

US drops terror reward for Somali al-Shabab leader

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:13pm

The Trump administration has quietly rescinded a reward of up to $5 million for information about a top member of the al-Qaida-allied extremist group al-Shabab in Somalia.

US trial in Jamaican lottery scam delayed until next year

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:04pm

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

Twin Cities Pride officials apologize, will let police march

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:04pm

Twin Cities Pride Parade organizers apologized Friday for asking law enforcement to minimize their participation in Sunday's annual event in downtown Minneapolis due to tensions over the shooting of Philando Castile, and said officers are welcome to march after all.

APNewsBreak: Military heads want transgender enlistment hold

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:04pm

Military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services, officials said Friday.

The Latest: Black groups in Cincinnati upset by 2nd mistrial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:04pm

The Latest on the murder retrial of a white former police officer in Ohio (all times local):

$20,000 in reward money given out for help catching inmates

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:00pm

Georgia authorities have given $10,000 apiece to two Tennessee households for help catching two inmates accused of killing their guards while escaping from a prison bus.

Trump labors to make Mueller-Comey tie a key talking point

Eric Tucker and Jake Pearson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:00pm

Robert Mueller, the somber-faced and demanding FBI director who led the bureau through the Sept. 11 attacks, and James Comey, his more approachable and outwardly affable successor, may be poles apart stylistically but both command a wealth of respect in the law enforcement and legal community.

Military jet practicing for Ohio air show in accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:00pm

Authorities say a military jet apparently practicing for an Ohio air show has been involved in an accident.

Trump signs law to make VA more accountable for vets' care

Darlene Superville and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:57pm

President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Friday that will make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire employees, part of a push to overhaul an agency that is struggling to serve millions of military vets.

Dallas officer charged with assault in death of woman

Claudia Lauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:55pm

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

Trump slashes grant for group combatting white extremism

Jay Reeves and Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:55pm

The Trump administration on Friday slashed $400,000 in federal funding for one of the few U.S. groups that combat white extremism but denied it is now focusing only on fighting radical Islamists.

HGTV's Gaines: Waco restaurant to be called Magnolia Table

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:55pm

HGTV stars Joanna and Chip Gaines say the historic former Waco cafe that they bought last year will be called the Magnolia Table and serve breakfast, lunch and brunch.

A 2nd mistrial: Jury deadlocks in Ohio cop's murder retrial

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:55pm

A second mistrial was declared Friday in the case of a white University of Cincinnati officer who killed an unarmed black motorist during a traffic stop. It's the latest racially charged police shooting case to show the reluctance of U.S. jurors to convict officers.

Senators ask military to review Yemen abuse reported by AP

Desmond Butler and Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:54pm

Two senior U.S. senators are asking Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to investigate reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates accused of torturing detainees in Yemen.