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The Latest: 911 calls led to military post lockdown

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:10pm

The Latest on reports of an active shooter at an Alabama military post (all times local):

Lawyer says he quit after Arizona sheriff resisted order

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:07pm

A lawyer who defended former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio for nearly six years in a racial profiling lawsuit testified Tuesday that his client's growing resistance to court-ordered changes led him to quit as the lawman's attorney.

State: 111 terminally ill end lives under new California law

Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:07pm

California health officials reported Tuesday that 111 terminally ill people took drugs to end their lives in the first six months after a 2016 law made the option legal in the nation's most populous state.

Bomb threat that led to Texas university evacuation was hoax

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:58pm

Police say a phoned-in bomb threat that led to the evacuation of the University of Texas at Dallas campus was a hoax.

Top Colombian official charged in US with money laundering

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:56pm

A top Colombian anti-corruption official and a lawyer are facing U.S. money-laundering-conspiracy charges in an alleged foreign bribery scheme, federal authorities said Tuesday.

New president's politicking raises ethics flags

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:56pm

Barely five months into office, President Donald Trump keeps taking time out from governing to run for re-election.

Grease fire blamed for blaze along San Antonio River Walk

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:45pm

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 - 2:40pm

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.

Florida governor, prosecutor fight heads to state high court

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:35pm

Does Florida's governor have the power to take away a prosecutor's case if he disagrees with a decision not to seek the death penalty?

Senator wants to know if his communications were intercepted

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:35pm

A key GOP senator weighing the pros and cons of U.S. foreign surveillance had the same question Tuesday as many Americans: Does the U.S. government sweep up their communications while monitoring targets abroad?

The Latest: Arpaio's ex-lawyer testifies for 2nd day

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:35pm

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

Man accused in missing son's slaying denies trying to flee

Michael Balsamo and Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:25pm

A California father told a judge on Tuesday that he wasn't hiding from authorities when he was arrested in Las Vegas, and will not fight his transfer in custody to Los Angeles to face a murder charge in the disappearance of his 5-year-old son.

Pennsylvania to set policy limiting release of police video

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:25pm

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.

Embattled county recorder's family asks for guardianship

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:07pm

According to court documents, family members of embattled Salt Lake County Recorder Gary Ott are seeking legal permission to make decisions for him.

Utah wildfire grows as firefighters battle California blazes

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:57pm

The nation's largest wildfire has forced more than 1,500 people from their homes and cabins in a southern Utah mountain area home to a ski town and popular fishing lake.

Suspect in slayings of sisters to be brought back to Boston

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:57pm

A man charged with killing his ex-girlfriend and her sister more than five years ago is expected to face a Massachusetts judge this week after he was arrested June 3 in Haiti.

Aerial fireworks take hit in Idaho attorney general opinion

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:57pm

The Idaho Attorney General's Office says it's illegal for the general public to buy aerial fireworks, which require a special permit to use.

Judge won't close beach where 3 died after the sand gave way

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:49pm

A judge is refusing to order the closure of a beach where three people died when the sand gave way beneath them as they walked near the water's edge.

Getaway driver pleads guilty in random Pennsylvania killings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:47pm

A man has pleaded guilty to driving a car with a passenger who randomly killed three Pennsylvania residents as part of a string of shootings that police say also left four people in New Jersey dead.