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Texas vote set on 'bathroom bill' despite police opposition

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 1:01pm

Police chiefs from Texas' largest cities rallied outside the state Capitol Tuesday in opposition to a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people, just as Senate Republicans inside lurched toward a new vote on restrictions similar to those approved in North Carolina.

Rosenstein: "mutual respect" needed for confidence in police

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 1:01pm

Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told the nation's oldest civil rights organization on Tuesday that building public confidence in law enforcement "is one of our great challenges." He said police have a special responsibility to follow the law, and citizens have an obligation to respect the police.

Mic captures GOP senator ripping Trump, mocking lawmaker

Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 1:01pm

Oh, that dreaded open microphone!

Idaho's rape charges rarely result in sex crime convictions

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:53pm

A new state analysis shows that just 4 percent of reported rapes in Idaho result in a guilty conviction of a sex crime.

Confederate statue moved from courthouse in Maryland

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:51pm

A statue of a Confederate cavalryman has been removed from outside a courthouse in Maryland and placed near a privately run Potomac River ferry named for a Confederate general.

2 people hurt when vintage plane crashes near Texas airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:41pm

Authorities say two people were injured, one critically, when a Korean War-era plane crashed and its fuselage broke apart in West Texas.

2 photographers arrested on top of 400-foot-high bridge

Anthony Izaguirre, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:41pm

Two thrill-seeking photographers who climbed to the top Philadelphia's nearly 400-foot-tall Ben Franklin Bridge were arrested early Tuesday because they set off motion detectors during their ascent, officials said.

Agency: Small plane broke apart in Georgia storm, killing 4

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:36pm

Federal investigators who examined the wreckage of a small airplane crash that killed four people earlier this month in Georgia concluded that the aircraft broke apart in midair after flying into a thunderstorm.

Survivor of deadly California crash blames social media

Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:32pm

A 14-year-old survivor of a deadly car crash in California that was livestreamed on Instagram said she isn't mad at anyone and doesn't blame the driver.

Woman, son convicted of killing her husband, pouring acid

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:32pm

A New York woman and one of her sons were found guilty Tuesday of killing her estranged husband and pouring acid on his face to make identifying him more difficult before the body was dumped in the woods.

Police: Officers kill man carrying knife, ax in Virginia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:32pm

Officers fatally shot a man who was making threats as he walked around Virginia's capital city with an ax and a long knife, wearing nothing but a kilt and combat-style boots, police and witnesses said.

Fishermen taking fight over monitors to Supreme Court

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:21pm

A New England fishermen's group is taking its fight over monitors who collect sea data to the U.S. Supreme Court, hoping it removes a new cost they say is an existential threat to the industry.

Coast Guard: Paddlers can use Potomac near Trump golf course

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:21pm

Kayakers, paddleboarders and other active groups can continue to use the Potomac River near a Virginia golf course owned by President Donald Trump, the commandant of the Coast Guard said Tuesday.

Fiancee: Driver in truck trafficking case helped people

Claire Galofaro and Jim Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:16pm

When a lifelong truck driver called his fiancee Sunday from a jail more than 1,000 miles from home, he had only a few minutes to describe the gruesome events that led to him being charged with a crime in which he could face the death penalty.

Confederate name may be expelled from Virginia school

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:16pm

If you ask Bill Ratliff, a rising sophomore at J.E.B. Stuart High School in northern Virginia, his school might just as well be named for Osama bin Laden.

Vegas police chase turns into gunbattle; suspect, woman hurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:12pm

Police in Las Vegas chased a driver suspected of shooting a bicyclist over the weekend and it ended with a gunbattle that wounded the suspect and his passenger, authorities said Tuesday.

Civil rights marker rededicated on birthdate of lynch victim

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:12pm

A Mississippi historical marker about a notorious lynching that galvanized the civil rights movement was rededicated Tuesday, weeks after it was vandalized and repaired.

Condemned killer arrives at death house ahead of execution

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:12pm

A condemned killer in Ohio arrived at the death house a day ahead of his scheduled execution Wednesday with several requests for a delay pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Trump message manager ready to clean house to stop leaks

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:12pm

President Donald Trump's new communications director says he's prepared to clean house in order to stop information leaks which have plagued the administration.

Trump vents anew on Sessions, who's under pressure to quit

Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:01pm

President Donald Trump turned up the heat on Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday, launching a fresh Twitter tirade against him while musing privately about firing the man who was the first U.S. senator to endorse his candidacy.