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The Latest: Trump tweets that Spicer's future is 'bright'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 8:05pm

The Latest on changes to the White House communications staff (all times local):

Minneapolis police chief resigns after shooting by officer

Amy Forliti and Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 8:01pm

Minneapolis police Chief Janee Harteau resigned Friday at the request of the mayor, who said she lost confidence in the chief after last weekend's fatal police shooting of an unarmed Australian woman who had called 911.

California firefighters bring nearly dead dog back to life

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 7:50pm

A California fire department says a little white dog named Jack is recovering after firefighters rescued him from a burning home and brought him back to life.

Al-Qaida suspect linked to cartoonist plot extradited to US

Maryclaire Dale and Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 7:50pm

An al-Qaida suspect linked to a plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist has been brought to Philadelphia from Spain to face terrorism charges in federal court, despite President Donald Trump's promises to send terror suspects to the military prison at Guantanamo Bay.

The Latest: Protesters shout down Minneapolis mayor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 7:41pm

The Latest on an Australian woman fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer after calling 911 (all times local):

Hawaii prepares for 'unlikely' North Korea missile threat

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 7:31pm

Hawaii is the first state to prepare the public for the possibility of a ballistic missile strike from North Korea.

Trump Jr., Manafort in talks with Senate panel

Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 6:51pm

President Donald Trump's eldest son and his former campaign chairman are discussing being privately interviewed by a Senate committee investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 election, the panel confirmed Friday.

White House threatens Iran over detained Americans

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 6:50pm

The White House is threatening "new and serious consequences" for Iran unless it releases all U.S. citizens who are detained there.

Ex-Mexican drug cartel leader gets 30 years in US prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 6:50pm

Prosecutors say a former high-ranking member of the Zetas cartel in Mexico must serve 30 years in a U.S. prison and forfeit $10 million for his drug-related crimes.

Former spy officials criticize Trump's stance on Russia

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 6:40pm

Two former top intelligence officials harshly criticized President Donald Trump on Friday for not standing up to Russia for meddling in the presidential election, one of them wondering aloud whether the president's real aim is to make "Russia great again."

Injured golden eagle recovering at Colorado raptor center

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 6:40pm

A female golden eagle is recovering from a leg injury at a Colorado raptor center, and the center director hopes the bird can be returned to the wild soon.

In Senate, ailing lawmakers given plenty of time to recover

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 6:01pm

Sen. John McCain's treatment for brain cancer could keep him out of Washington for weeks, perhaps months, and yet it's unlikely anyone will challenge his extended leave.

Minnesota police shooting isn't only death of 911 caller

Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:56pm

The fatal shooting of an unarmed Australian woman in Minnesota isn't by any means the first-time police in the U.S. have mistakenly killed someone who called them for help or to report a crime.

The Latest: Kislyak says he and Sessions discussed campaign

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:56pm

The Latest on the ongoing investigations into Russia meddling in the 2016 election (all times EDT):

Legal deal pulls money to teach tribal kids native language

Astrid Galvan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:51pm

New generations of children growing up in a tiny American Indian tribe in Arizona have lost a key way of learning to speak their native language, and it may not be coming back.

Police: Man used babies to help him steal $1K in sunglasses

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:33pm

Police in suburban Philadelphia are looking for a man who they say used two babies to help him steal about $1,000 worth of sunglasses.

Somalis in Minneapolis on defensive after police shooting

Amy Forliti and Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:31pm

The killing of an unarmed Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer who is a Somali-American has turned an unwelcome spotlight on the city's beleaguered Somali community, where many again find themselves on the defensive.

Texas deputy indicted for deadly confrontation fired

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:21pm

A Texas sheriff's deputy who was indicted along with her husband on murder charges in the death of a man they confronted outside a restaurant has been fired, authorities announced Friday.

4 injured as helicopter crash-lands on Los Angeles street

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:21pm

A small helicopter crash-landed on a San Fernando Valley street on Friday, injuring four people on board, authorities said.

Wildfire leaves "complete devastation" in rural community

Scott Smith and Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:21pm

A chimney and a cinder block wall is all that's left standing among rubble that was a house Miki Crawford and her family called home for 22 years after a wildfire raced through her Northern California rural community, the former nurses' aide said Friday.