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Virginia man charged with giving secret documents to China

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:37pm

A Virginia man caught with $16,500 in cash in his carry-on luggage was charged Thursday with transmitting top-secret documents to an apparent Chinese agent.

Judge skeptical of anti-abortion group's bias claims

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:37pm

A U.S. District Court judge deciding whether a fellow judge should disqualify himself from lawsuits over videos by an anti-abortion group said Thursday he could not immediately see any appearance of bias.

Prosecutors: Prison supervisor ordered juveniles hog-tied

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:37pm

An indictment says a former supervisor at a South Carolina juvenile prison ordered guards to hog-tie two inmates and leave them on their stomachs for two hours because they made too much noise.

The Latest: Authorities ID child killed on Alabama beach

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:28pm

The Latest on Tropical Storm Cindy (all times local):

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

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:27pm

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.

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No tapes after all: Trump says he didn't record Comey talks

Jonathan Lemire and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:27pm

President Donald Trump declared Thursday he never made and doesn't have recordings of his private conversations with ousted former FBI Director James Comey, ending a month-long guessing game that he started with a cryptic tweet and that ensnared his administration in yet more controversy.

Texas officer in murder case may face new assault charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:19pm

A Texas police officer charged with murder in May in the fatal shooting of a black teenager may be facing two aggravated assault charges in an unrelated incident.

Man walks free after federal judge tosses murder conviction

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:19pm

Set free after 36 years in prison for a murder conviction that took decades to unravel, John Floyd donned a black T-shirt bearing the word "justice" Thursday before leaving the courthouse where a federal judge formally signed off on his release.

Minneapolis police asked to limit presence at pride parade

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:19pm

Minneapolis' first openly gay police chief responded sharply Thursday to a decision by organizers of the Twin Cities Pride Parade to ask her department to minimize its participation in Sunday's annual event due to tensions over the police shooting of Philando Castile.

Richmond mayor: Keep Confederate statues, but add context

Sarah Rankin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:18pm

The towering Confederate monuments in Virginia's capital city shouldn't be taken down, but instead should be supplemented with historical context about why they were built, Richmond's mayor said Thursday.

Gov. defends handling of contentious Chaffetz-seat election

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:18pm

Gov. Gary Herbert is defending his handling of an increasingly contentious special election called after a surprise resignation announcement from U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz.

Judge OKs lawsuit over once-secret immigrant vetting program

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:08pm

A class-action lawsuit challenging a once-secret government program that delayed immigration and citizenship applications by Muslims can move forward, a federal judge has ruled.

The Latest: Pride group talking to police about parade ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:07pm

The Latest on organizers of Twin Cities Pride Parade asking police to minimize their participation because of tensions over the police shooting of Philando Castile (all times local):

Rainbow Family members start gathering in Oregon

Andrew Selsky., Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 3:07pm

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.

Wyoming brothers in jail accused in altercation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:58pm

Two brothers who are inmates in the same Wyoming jail are facing charges in an altercation with another inmate.

Imprisoned ex-CIA officer loses appeal of leak conviction

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:58pm

A former CIA officer convicted of leaking government secrets to a reporter lost a bid to clear his name on Thursday.

Father of missing Chinese scholar: 'Give my daughter back'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:58pm

The father of a visiting Chinese scholar missing from the University of Illinois made an emotional appeal on Thursday for his 26-year-old child's safe return, saying in an interview: "Give my daughter back."

Man convicted of killing SWAT officer, could face execution

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:58pm

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.

The Latest: Attacker may have targeted Flint for airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 2:58pm

The Latest on the investigation into a stabbing of a police officer at the airport in Flint, Michigan (all times local):