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GOP Sen. Collins mocks Texan who challenged her to a duel

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:35am

Maine Republican Susan Collins has been captured on a live microphone making fun of GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold.

Trump vents anew on Sessions, who's under pressure to quit

Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:35am

President Donald Trump turned up the heat on Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday, launching a fresh Twitter tirade against him while musing privately about firing the man who was the first U.S. senator to endorse his candidacy.

House set to pass sanctions bill limiting Trump's authority

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:35am

The Republican-led House pushed toward approval of a sweeping Russia sanctions bill that bars President Donald Trump from easing the penalties without first getting permission from Congress, a demand that could imperil his bid for better relations with Moscow.

The Latest: Jared Kushner exits House panel meeting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:35am

The Latest on probes into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible ties to the Trump campaign (all times local):

The Latest: Survivor of deadly crash blames social media

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:35am

The Latest on a fatal car accident in California that was livestreamed on Instagram (all times local):

Idaho woman sentenced for stabbing man 5 times at bar

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:35am

An Idaho woman has been sentenced to four and a half years to 14 years in prison for stabbing a man five times.

Police: Taser and tear gas used to arrest barricaded gunman

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:35am

Authorities in Virginia say they used tear gas and a Taser to take a gunman into custody after he shot an auto shop employee and barricaded himself in the business for more than three hours.

Residents return to evacuated North Dakota apartments

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:14am

Residents of a North Dakota apartment building that suffered five electrical fires in three days are allowed back home.

Brush fire threatens Utah homes before being extinguished

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:14am

A fast-moving brush fire threatened a dozen homes in a Utah city before it was extinguished.

Fiancee: Driver in truck trafficking case helped people

Claire Galofaro and Jim Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:11am

When a lifelong truck driver called his fiancee Sunday from a jail more than 1,000 miles from home, he had only a few minutes to describe the gruesome events that led to him being charged with a crime in which he could face the death penalty.

The Latest: Top Texas police chiefs oppose 'bathroom bill'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:11am

The Latest on a revived "bathroom bill" nearing passage in the Texas Senate (all times local):

Ex-Marine killed fighting Islamic State in Syria

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:11am

A former Marine who secretly traveled to Syria earlier this year to battle the Islamic State was killed while fighting for a Kurdish militia, his father said Tuesday.

2 photographers arrested on top of 400-foot-high bridge

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:11am

Officials say two men arrested in the middle of the night on top of Philadelphia's nearly 400-foot-tall Ben Franklin Bridge were photographers.

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Trump's political speech to Scouts inspires parental outrage

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:01am

President Donald Trump's fiery speech at the National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia has infuriated parents and former scouts.

Trump message manager ready to clean house to stop leaks

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 10:55am

President Donald Trump's new communications director says he's prepared to clean house in order to stop information leaks which have plagued the administration.

Kushner, Manafort meet with congressional investigators

Mary Clare Jalonick and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 10:41am

Two key members of President Donald Trump's presidential campaign met Tuesday with congressional investigators probing Russia's interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion with Trump associates.

Texas mulls revived 'bathroom bill' despite uncertain odds

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 10:36am

Texas senators have begun an emotionally charged floor debate over a revived "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people.

Court: Man wrongly imprisoned 18 years can seek compensation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 10:36am

An Ohio appeals court ruling has cleared the way for a Cleveland man to seek financial compensation for his time behind bars after the court found he was wrongfully imprisoned for 18 years.

Wyoming's jobless rate falls to 3.9 percent in June

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 10:36am

Wyoming's unemployment rate has dipped to 3.9 percent in June.

Coast Guard: Paddlers can use Potomac near Trump golf course

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 10:32am

Kayakers, paddleboarders and other active groups can continue to use the Potomac River near a Virginia golf course owned by President Donald Trump, the commandant of the Coast Guard said Tuesday.