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Trump's bright idea: a solar wall at the US-Mexico border

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 6:55pm

President Donald Trump wants to add solar panels to his long-promised southern border wall — a plan he says would help pay for the wall's construction and add to its aesthetic appeal.

Authorities: Ricocheted bullet meant for dog killed teen boy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 6:55pm

A deputy's bullet that was fired at a charging pit bull apparently ricocheted off the ground and hit and killed a 17-year-old boy who had been helping to restrain the dog, authorities said Thursday.

The Latest: Woman killed by bear in Alaska was newly married

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 6:55pm

The Latest on a fatal black bear attack in Alaska (all times local):

Huge stuffed cow saves 2-year-old boy after fall out window

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 6:40pm

Police in Massachusetts are crediting a huge stuffed cow with saving 2-year-old boy who fell out of a second-story window and onto concrete below.

Rainbow Family members start gathering in Oregon

Andrew Selsky., Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 6:23pm

Concern is growing in a conservative, remote corner of Oregon as people start arriving in a national forest for a Rainbow Family of Living Light annual gathering, a counter-culture get-together expected to draw thousands.

The Latest: Warner says Trump 'never ceases to amaze me'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 6:06pm

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):

Intercept attempt fails in missile defense test off Hawaii

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 5:53pm

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency said it failed to intercept a ballistic missile during a test off Hawaii.

Ferguson making progress, Justice Department attorneys say

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 5:53pm

Ferguson, Missouri, is making progress in the effort to end racial bias in police and court practices, but the city needs to be more transparent, attorneys for the U.S. Department of Justice told a federal judge Thursday.

Detroit judge temporarily halts deportation of more than 100 Iraqi Christians who fear torture if sent back

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 5:53pm

Detroit judge temporarily halts deportation of more than 100 Iraqi Christians who fear torture if sent back .

Uber rolls out in-app tipping option, matching Lyft

Michael Liedtke and Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 5:40pm

Uber is enabling passengers to tip its U.S. drivers with a tap on its ride-hailing app for the first time, part of a push to recast itself as a company with a conscience and a heart.

Man convicted of killing SWAT officer, could face execution

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 5:39pm

A man accused of fatally shooting an Ohio SWAT officer during a standoff last year has been found guilty of aggravated murder and could face the death penalty.

US airstrike kills al-Qaida commander, 2 others, in Yemen

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 5:39pm

The U.S. military says an American airstrike in Yemen has killed a top commander for the al-Qaida affiliate there and two of his associates.

Ex-Mexican lawmaker arrested at US border on drug charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 5:35pm

A former Mexican lawmaker arrested at the California border was charged Thursday with working for the Sinaloa drug cartel, whose once-powerful kingpin, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, was extradited to the United States in January.

School panel hears case of member known for insulting Obamas

Mary Esch, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 5:30pm

A one-time candidate for New York governor who publicly insulted former President Barack Obama and his wife appeared before the state's education commissioner Thursday on the first day of hearings to determine whether he should be ousted from the Buffalo Board of Education.

Prosecutors: 'Dirty old Santa' arranged sex tryst with child

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 5:30pm

Prosecutors say a 56-year-old man who referred to himself as "dirty old Santa" traveled to a Philadelphia suburb to have a sexual tryst with a 14-year-old girl he lured online and has been arrested.

Judge says Wisconsin youth prisons overuse pepper spray

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 5:24pm

A federal judge branded Wisconsin's juvenile prison for boys as a "troubled institution" on Thursday, saying it puts too many inmates in isolation and over-relies on pepper spray and shackles when other less intrusive alternatives to control behavior could be used.

Summer of Slime: DIY goo takes over tweens' lives

Tamara Lush, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 5:24pm

Call this The Summer of Slime.

Stabbing suspect was caretaker, studied insurance sales

Rob Gillies and Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 5:18pm

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 Thursday.

Armed services chairman to seek $640 billion in DOD spending

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 5:18pm

The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Thursday he'll push to increase defense spending by $37 billion more than the Trump administration proposed to pay for more troops and new weapons.

ACLU accuses Minnesota officers of brutalizing suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 5:17pm

The American Civil Liberties Union is accusing law enforcement officers in Minnesota of a brutal attack on an assault suspect.