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Activists take step to recall judge in sex assault case

Linda Wang, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 9:12pm

Activists seeking to recall a judge who sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman say they believe voters will still support the effort even if it appears on the ballot two years after the trial.

The Latest: Law enforcement officer shot in Sacramento

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 9:10pm

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Woman's death in Cheyenne investigated as homicide

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 9:03pm

Authorities are investigating the death of a 21-year-old woman in Cheyenne as a homicide.

Review board wants another look at police shooting decision

Tom Foreman Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 8:56pm

A review board Tuesday found "substantial evidence of error" in a North Carolina police department's decision that the fatal shooting of a black man by an officer last year was justified and scheduled another hearing on the matter in August.

Man plucked from raging California river in dramatic video

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 8:33pm

A Nevada man is safe after helicopter rescuers plucked him from a rock surrounded by swift-moving water above a nearly 50-foot waterfall in California.

Hatch, Lee on opposite sides of Senate health care bill as vote postponed

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 8:16pm

Utah's senators, on opposite sides of the debate over the Senate's health care bill, joined their Republican colleagues at a meeting Tuesday with President Donald Trump after plans were scrapped for a vote this week.

Prosecutors: 'Affluenza' teen's mother's gun violated bond

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 8:04pm

Prosecutors say the Texas mother of the so-called "affluenza teen" violated her bond by possessing a gun and consuming alcohol.

US cites preparations for chemical weapons attack in Syria

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 7:42pm

The Trump administration said Tuesday it has detected "active preparations" by Syria for a chemical attack and threatened to retaliate — warning of action that could plunge America deeper into a civil war alongside the fight against Islamic State militants.

Pennsylvania to set policy limiting release of police video

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 7:34pm

The state is poised to set a policy exempting police audio and video recordings from its public-records law and giving police departments broad discretion over when to refuse requests from people for copies of them.

Trump administration plans border wall models in summer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 7:34pm

The agency in charge of U.S. border security plans to start building prototypes for President Donald Trump's proposed wall with Mexico later this summer.

Clinton campaign chief has closed-door talk with House panel

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 7:25pm

Hillary Clinton's former campaign chairman met Tuesday with a House committee investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election.

3 Chicago police officers indicted in Laquan McDonald case

Michael Tarm and Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 7:03pm

Three Chicago police officers were indicted Tuesday on felony charges that they conspired to cover up the actions of a white police officer who shot and killed 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, and that the officers lied when they said the black teenager "aggressively" swung a knife at them and tried to get up from the ground still armed after he was shot.

The Latest: Trump confidant to appear before House committee

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 6:53pm

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Sarah Palin sues paper for tying her PAC ad to mass shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 6:53pm

Former vice presidential nominee and Alaska governor Sarah Palin is accusing The New York Times of defamation over an editorial that linked one of her political action committee ads to the mass shooting that severely wounded then-Arizona Congressman Gabby Giffords.

FBI: Montana man is bank robber dubbed 'AK-47 bandit'

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 6:33pm

A Montana man who had homemade bombs in his house and is accused of shooting at a Kansas state trooper is a bank robber the FBI dubbed "the AK-47 bandit" and is suspected of holding up at least six banks in five states, authorities said Tuesday.

The Latest: Southern California blaze prompts evacuations

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 6:30pm

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Tillerson urges nations to negotiate to resolve Qatar crisis

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 6:23pm

The United States is urging Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries to stay "open to negotiation" with Qatar as they try to resolve a major diplomatic crisis with their neighbor.

Grease fire blamed for blaze along San Antonio River Walk

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 6:12pm

Authorities say hundreds of shoppers and hotel guests were safely evacuated after a grease fire at a mall along the San Antonio River Walk poured thick smoke into the tourist area.

New Hampshire woman jailed for giving woman in labor heroin

Michael Casey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 6:02pm

A New Hampshire woman who injected heroin and methamphetamines into a friend about to give birth has been sentenced to a year in jail.