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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.

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.

Police: Gunman in custody after shooting auto shop worker

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 10:51am

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.

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.

Trump ask federal appeals court to dismiss protester lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 10:32am

Attorneys for President Donald Trump want a federal appeals court to dismiss a lawsuit by protesters that accuses him of ordering his supporters to rough them up at a campaign rally in Louisville last year.

The Latest: Manafort meets with Senate officials on Russia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 10:21am

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

Police: Officers kill man carrying knife, ax in Virginia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 10:11am

Authorities say police fatally shot a man carrying an ax and a long knife in Virginia's capital city.

McCain's return cheers fellow Republican senators

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 10:11am

At the twilight of a storied career and battling a brain tumor, Sen. John McCain stands poised to deliver for his party and his president on the issue that's defined the GOP for the past seven years.

Smugglers offer crammed big rigs as 'VIP treatment' to US

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 10:11am

When Thomas Homan, the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, was awakened Sunday morning with news that migrants were found dead inside a sweltering tractor-trailer outside a San Antonio Walmart, his mind flashed back to 2003, when he stood at the back of a truck about 120 miles (200 kilometers) southeast of San Antonio that carried 19 dead migrants.

Rosenstein: "mutual respect" needed for confidence in police

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 10:11am

Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told the nation's oldest civil rights organization on Tuesday that building public confidence in law enforcement "is one of our great challenges." He said police have a special responsibility to follow the law, and citizens have an obligation to respect the police.

2 wounded in shootout with Vegas police in neighboring city

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 10:01am

A man and a woman were wounded in an exchange of gunfire with Las Vegas police after a vehicle chase that began with an investigation of a weekend shooting ended in neighboring North Las Vegas, authorities said.