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Pride and prejudice? Race tinges LGBT celebrations

Deepti Hajela, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 7:14am

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.


GOP's challenge: finding votes for Senate health care bill

Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 7:12am

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has finally unwrapped his plan for dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law. Now comes his next challenge — persuading enough Republicans to back the measure and avert a defeat that could be shattering for President Donald Trump and the GOP.

Jurors set to return for 5th day in police shooting retrial

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 7:03am

Jury deliberations in Ohio's second murder trial of a white former police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist have gone on longer than in his first trial that ended with a hung jury.

Protester at Iowa Trump rally arrested, faces assault charge

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 7:03am

Authorities say a protester has been charged with assault after a fracas outside the rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for President Donald Trump.

Case dismissed against man accused of drawing blood

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 6:40am

Authorities say they have dismissed their case against a 43-year-old Maryland man accused of paying people to draw their blood and storing it in large quantities in an abandoned warehouse in Washington.

7-year-old, father shot while waiting for bus in Virginia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 6:30am

Officials say a 7-year-old boy and his father were shot while waiting at a bus stop in Virginia's capital city.

Second person dies from Alabama car dealership fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 6:22am

A second person has died as a result of a flash fire at a car dealership in Alabama.

Pennsylvania flash flood takes man's life; rail cars derail

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 6:00am

Flash flooding in western Pennsylvania has claimed the life of a man and apparently derailed some rail cars.

Police: Ex-doctor who ran pill mill shot in home invasion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 5:50am

Police say a former doctor and Ohio University trustee who pleaded guilty to charges of tax evasion and running a pill mill in Columbus has been shot in an apparent home invasion.

Police: Man faces charges after stealing more than 500 signs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 5:45am

An Ohio man is facing charges after police say he stole more than 500 signs, claiming they were an eyesore and a distraction to drivers.

Woman accused of killing 6 children in fire to be re-tried

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 5:45am

A woman accused of intentionally setting a fire that killed six of her children more than two decades ago is going on trial in Maryland for a second time.

21 dogs, 5 animal carcasses found in now-condemned NY house

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 5:24am

Police in New York's Rockland County have found 21 huskies and five animal carcasses that were presumed to be dogs in what authorities say were "squalid conditions" at a home that smelled of dead animals.

Cindy expected to drench Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia

Erik Schelzig and Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 5:13am

Forecasters expect remnants of Tropical Depression Cindy to drench parts of Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia Friday afternoon and evening, bringing heavy rainfall, possible flash flooding and higher river and lake levels through the weekend.

The Latest: Trump says he's told 'a straight story' on Comey

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 5:13am

The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):

FBI: Search for visiting Chinese scholar is agency priority

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 4:50am

The FBI says the search for a visiting Chinese scholar missing from the University of Illinois is a national priority for the agency.

Officials to discuss condition of officer stabbed at airport

Rob Gillies and Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 3:41am

The Canadian man charged with stabbing a police officer at the Flint airport in a possible act of terrorism was a part-time caretaker at the Montreal apartment building where he lived and had once studied to sell insurance, a landlord and an insurance company spokesman said.

Trump and Saudi king rely on 30-something son, son-in-law

Aya Batrawy and Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:33am

Half a world apart, in a theocratic monarchy and a democracy, a king and a president are relying on their 30-something son and son-in-law to help consolidate power and push their policies.

US mayors conference focuses on immigration, climate change

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:53am

More than 250 U.S. mayors are meeting in Florida at a time when many cities are pushing back against Trump administration policies on climate change and immigration.

Deputies firing on charging dog hit, kill teen boy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:37am

When a dog that had already bit one of them charged a group of deputies, two of them opened fire. Authorities say they did not see the teenage boy standing some 30 feet (10 meters) behind, who was struck down by a bullet that apparently bounced on the concrete and hit him in the chest.

The Latest: Trump says Comey-Mueller friendship 'bothersome'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:37am

The Latest on President Donald Trump's claim that there are no recordings of his private conversations with fired FBI director James Comey (all times EDT):