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3 Chicago police officers indicted in Laquan McDonald case

Michael Tarm and Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:17pm

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, saying the officers lied when they alleged the black teenager "aggressively" swung a knife at officers and attempted to get up from the ground still armed after he was shot.

Publicist says Joe Arpaio wouldn't have violated court order

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:15pm

Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio's longtime publicist testified at her ex-boss' criminal trial Tuesday that he wouldn't have violated a judge's order to stop traffic patrols targeting immigrants.

77-year-old woman survives 18 hours pinned under her SUV

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:15pm

A 77-year-old upstate New York woman has survived being pinned under a sport utility vehicle for 18 hours.

Timeline of the Chicago police shooting of Laquan McDonald

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:06pm

A grand jury has indicted three Chicago police officers on felony charges that they conspired to cover up the actions of a white officer now charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

Correction: Tourists Attacked story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:06pm

In a story June 26 about a weekend attack and robbery on two Boston area men visiting New Orleans, The Associated Press erroneously reported that victim James Curran remained in the hospital Monday. Tim Byrne was the victim who remained in the hospital Monday.

Confusion reigns in military post lockdown; no shots fired

Erik Schelzig, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:58pm

Two 911 calls and a tweet about the possibility of an active shooter at a military installation set off a day of panic and confusion in Alabama.

Idaho official: It's illegal to buy aerial fireworks

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:58pm

It's illegal for people to buy aerial fireworks in Idaho without a special use permit, the Idaho Attorney General's Office said in an opinion released Tuesday.

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Trump hails 'energy revolution' as exports surge

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:54pm

President Donald Trump on Tuesday hailed an energy revolution marked by surging U.S. exports of oil and natural gas.

Man who trashed Obama speaks at hearing on school board role

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:54pm

A one-time candidate for New York governor who publicly insulted former President Barack Obama has taken the stand at a hearing to determine whether he should remain on a school board.

The Latest: Publicist: Arpaio wouldn't have violated order

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:54pm

The Latest on the criminal trial against former Sheriff Joe Arpaio (all times local):

US sets up court in Oregon forest for major gathering

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:46pm

The U.S. government has sent federal prosecutors to a "pop-up" court in eastern Oregon to process citations against people attending a massive counter-culture peace gathering on public land that could draw up to 20,000 people.

Utah officials blame lack of logging for major wildfire

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:46pm

Insisting that logging could have cleaned up dead, bug-infested trees that are fueling a Utah wildfire, a Republican state lawmaker blamed federal mismanagement and lawsuits by "tree hugger" environmentalists for the blaze that has burned 13 homes and forced the evacuation of 1,500 people.

Heat a possible factor in 12 Maricopa County deaths

Angie Wang, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:46pm

Officials are investigating the heat as a possible factor in 12 deaths in metro Phoenix last week as temperatures soared to 119 degrees.

Trump invites Ireland's new leader to WH for St. Pat's Day

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:37pm

President Donald Trump spoke for the first time Tuesday with Ireland's new prime minister, Leo Varadkar.

Salt Lake City man pleads guilty in husband's fire death

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:36pm

A Utah man pleaded guilty Tuesday to murder and arson charges in the house-fire death of his husband, a well-known Salt Lake City restaurateur and LGBT pioneer.

US cites preparations for chemical weapons attack in Syria

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:36pm

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.

Fort Worth officer who shot fork-wielding man fired

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:36pm

A Fort Worth officer has been fired after his aggravated assault trial in the shooting of a man walking in his neighborhood holding a barbecue fork ended in a hung jury.

Grease fire blamed for blaze along San Antonio River Walk

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:16pm

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.

Trump administration moves to withdraw clean-water rule

John Flesher and Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:10pm

The Trump administration moved Tuesday to roll back an Obama administration policy that protected more than half the nation's streams from pollution but drew attacks from farmers, fossil fuel companies and property-rights groups as federal overreach.

Pennsylvania to set policy limiting release of police video

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:04pm

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.