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Utah officials blame lack of logging for major wildfire

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:16pm

Insisting that logging could have cleaned up dead, bug-infested trees that are fueling a Utah wildfire, 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.

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.

Heat a possible factor in 12 Maricopa County deaths

Angie Wang, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:05pm

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

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.

Police: Man who died during robbery was 'scared to death'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:04pm

Police say a contractor who suffered a fatal heart attack while working overnight at a Wisconsin Culver's was "scared to death" when two armed men tried to rob the restaurant.

Recall against Stanford case judge would be 2 years later

Linda Wang, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:04pm

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 though it wouldn't appear on the ballot until two years after the case drew national attention.

US says Myanmar no longer among worst on human trafficking

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:53pm

The United States asserted Tuesday that Myanmar is no longer one of the world's worst offenders on human trafficking, while removing both Myanmar and Iraq from a list of countries that use child soldiers.

New Hampshire woman jailed for giving woman in labor heroin

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:53pm

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

The Latest: Chicago police cite reforms after 3 indicted

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:46pm

The Latest on three Chicago officers' indictment on conspiracy charges in Laquan McDonald fatal shooting case (all times local):


Few answers on travel ban as launch deadline looms

Alicia A. Caldwell and Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:45pm

The Trump administration expects to launch a limited version of its travel ban on six mostly Muslim countries on Thursday, but has yet to say how it will be implemented or what it will do to avoid the chaos that accompanied the initial ban.

House adds security funding in wake of Scalise shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:45pm

The House has moved to provide lawmakers with a $25,000 allowance to take additional security steps in the wake of the shooting at a congressional baseball practice earlier this month.

Hillary Clinton tells librarians they protect truth, facts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:40pm

Hillary Clinton received a standing ovation when she said librarians are on the front line of "the fight to defend truth and reason, evidence and facts."

911 calls led to military post lockdown; no shots fired

Erik Schelzig, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:24pm

Authorities locked down an Alabama military post on Tuesday after two 911 calls were made about a potential active shooter, but no shots were fired and officials were investigating the possibility of a hoax.

3 Chicago police officers indicted in Laquan McDonald case

Michael Tarm and Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:24pm

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 teenager "aggressively" swung a knife at officers and attempted to get up from the ground still armed with the knife after he was shot.

Demolition stops as concrete falls off bridge, damages cars

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:24pm

Some demolition work on a New York metro area bridge has been halted after falling debris damaged cars on the streets below.

Fort Worth officer who shot fork-wielding man fired

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:20pm

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.

APNewsBreak: Family sues over black man's shooting by police

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:17pm

The children of a black man killed by a white police officer in Louisiana's capital sued the city on Tuesday, claiming the shooting fit a pattern of racist behavior and excessive force by its police department.

Chicago schools to pay $70K a day in interest on 2 big loans

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:16pm

The nation's third-largest school district has borrowed another massive amount of money at a high interest rate in order to start the new school year.

Washington Post: March 2009 Time cover of Trump is phony

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:16pm

A Time magazine cover featuring Donald Trump hangs on the walls of at least four of the president's golf clubs, in Florida, Virginia, Ireland and Scotland.

The Latest: 911 calls led to military post lockdown

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:10pm

The Latest on reports of an active shooter at an Alabama military post (all times local):