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The Latest: Family demands retrial of cop in man's slaying

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 12:57pm

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

Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller says he opposes current GOP health care bill, dealing blow to its prospects

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 12:55pm

Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller says he opposes current GOP health care bill, dealing blow to its prospects.

Spicer: Trump thinks Russia 'probably' meddled in election

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 12:55pm

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer says the president continues to believe Russia "probably" interfered in the 2016 election, but that "maybe some other countries did as well."

US would welcome effective Syrian effort to defeat IS

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 12:43pm

The U.S. military coalition fighting the Islamic State would welcome a concerted effort by the Syrian government or its Iranian-backed partner forces to defeat IS in its remaining strongholds in eastern Syria, a U.S. spokesman said Friday.

Wounded Rep. Steve Scalise out of intensive care

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 12:40pm

A person close to wounded Rep. Steve Scalise says the Louisiana Republican has been moved out of a hospital intensive care unit.

Pride and prejudice? Race tinges LGBT celebrations

Deepti Hajela, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 12:35pm

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.

Refugee shot by police agrees to plea deal, fined

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 12:35pm

A Somali refugee shot by Utah police will be fined $500 after agreeing to a plea deal in what prosecutors call a failed drug deal and assault just before the February 2016 shooting.

Dallas officer faces charge in shooting death of suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 12:28pm

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.

APNewsBreak: Military heads want transgender enlistment hold

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 12:25pm

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

Judge orders changes at Wisconsin juvenile prisons

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 12:25pm

A federal judge issued a stinging rebuke Friday of disciplinary practices at Wisconsin's youth prisons, saying state officials have demonstrated a "callous indifference" to the harm caused to juvenile inmates by the use of solitary confinement, pepper spray and shackles.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 12:25pm

Pennsylvania police say a man accused of beating his dad to death with a baseball bat on Father's Day has been arrested on a Jersey shore boardwalk.

Oklahoma doctor charged in opioid deaths of 5 patients

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 12:25pm

An Oklahoma doctor has been charged with second-degree murder in the overdose deaths of at least five patients from the powerful painkillers and other drugs she had prescribed them.

Jury deadlocks again, mistrial declared in murder retrial of white Ohio officer charged in black driver's slaying

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 12:16pm

Jury deadlocks again, mistrial declared in murder retrial of white Ohio officer charged in black driver's slaying .

Cindy: More rain in Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia

Erik Schelzig and Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 12:08pm

Tropical Depression Cindy spread drenching rains across the upper South on Friday, prompting flash flood warnings from the Mississippi valley to West Virginia as emergency planners urged those in its path to keep a wary eye on the large storm system.

Doctors: Officer stabbed in neck at airport recovering well

Mike Householder and Jeff Karoub, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 11:58am

The Flint, Michigan, airport officer stabbed in the neck during what authorities are investigating as a terrorist act is recovering well from a 12-inch "slash" that caused significant bleeding but spared major arteries and a nerve by "millimeters," one of his doctors said Friday.

Justices side with government in property rights case

Sam Hananel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 11:58am

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.

Utah teen to spend 10 years to life in jail for stabbing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 11:58am

A Utah teen will serve time in prison for a violent attack last year where he stabbed four classmates and himself and hit a fifth person.

Accident reported involving military plane at Ohio air show

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 11:49am

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

Rolling sequoia: Idaho tree tied to John Muir set for move

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 11:44am

Not very often does a 10-story-tall, 800,000-pound (362,877-kilogram) landmark change locations. Especially one that's alive.

Ruling allows lawsuit by parents of slain woman to proceed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 11:42am

The parents of a young woman strangled by her boyfriend and dumped in an open cemetery grave will be allowed to pursue their lawsuit against an Omaha mental treatment facility where the boyfriend was being held.