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Florida governor, prosecutor fight heads to state high court

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:29pm

A fight between Florida's governor and a state attorney goes before the state's highest court in a case that touches on the death penalty, the independence of prosecutors and the governor's power.

Trump administration moves to withdraw clean-water rule

John Flesher and Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:26pm

The Trump administration is taking steps to roll back an Obama administration policy that protected more than half the nation's streams from pollution.

Lockdown lifted at military post; no injuries reported

Erik Schelzig, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:16pm

Authorities locked down an Alabama military post on Tuesday amid reports of a possible active shooter, and workers were advised to "run hide fight." About two hours later, the all-clear was given and officials said there were no confirmed injuries or arrests.

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US to Syria: 'Heavy price' awaits any chemical weapons use

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:15pm

The Trump administration threatened Tuesday that Syria will pay "a heavy price" if it follows through on what the U.S. says are preparations for another chemical weapons attack — warning of action that could plunge America deeper into a civil war alongside the fight against Islamic State militants.

3 Chicago police officers indicted in Laquan McDonald case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:15pm

Three Chicago police officers have been indicted on felony charges alleging they conspired to cover up the fatal shooting of black teen Laquan McDonald by a white officer.

Utah wildfire grows as firefighters battle California blazes

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:04pm

The nation's largest wildfire has forced more than 1,500 people from their homes and cabins in a southern Utah mountain area home to a ski town and popular fishing lake.

3 Chicago officers indicted on conspiracy charges in alleged cover-up of black teen Laquan McDonald's fatal shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:00pm

3 Chicago officers indicted on conspiracy charges in alleged cover-up of black teen Laquan McDonald's fatal shooting.

N. Carolina man sentenced in foiled IS-inspired shooting

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 12:55pm

A man who plotted to shoot hundreds of people on behalf of the Islamic State group received a life sentence Tuesday in a case that prosecutors say illustrates the dangers of Americans radicalized through social media.

Pennsylvania auto salvage yard destroyed in dramatic fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 12:55pm

A Pennsylvania auto salvage yard has been destroyed in a dramatic blaze punctuated by a series of explosions.

Top Colombian official charged in US with money laundering

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 12:45pm

A top Colombian anti-corruption official and a lawyer are facing U.S. money-laundering-conspiracy charges in an alleged bribery scheme.

California man isn't asked, doesn't say where missing son is

Michael Balsamo and Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 12:36pm

A California father told a judge on Tuesday that he wasn't hiding from authorities when he was arrested in Las Vegas, and will not fight his transfer in custody to Los Angeles to face a murder charge in the disappearance of his 5-year-old son.

Justices to review New Jersey bid for legal sports betting

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 12:26pm

The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to take up New Jersey's bid to allow sports betting at its casinos and racetracks, a case that could lead other states to seek a share of the lucrative market.

Outdoor Channel star sentenced for poaching in Wyoming

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 12:25pm

The star of an Outdoor Channel hunting show has been fined $23,000 and given a suspended jail sentence for poaching in Wyoming.

The Latest: No word in court or from lawyer where boy is

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 12:20pm

The Latest on the arrest in Las Vegas of a California man on a murder charge in the disappearance of his 5-year-old son after a trip to Disneyland (all times local):

Police: 9-year-old boy dies after shooting in Indianapolis

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 12:16pm

A 9-year-old Indianapolis boy was killed when a gun he and his friend were playing with discharged, police said Tuesday.

Idaho plan to cut achievement gap deemed too ambitious

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 12:07pm

The latest plan to close Idaho's student achievement gap needs tweaking after being told the goal was too ambitious and unrealistic, state education officials said.

The Latest: Lockdown lifted at Alabama military post

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:55am

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

The Latest: Indiana coroner ID's 9-year-old boy fatally shot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:50am

The Latest on the fatal shooting of a 9-year-old Indianapolis boy (all times local):

Trump holds first talks with Ireland's new prime minister

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:50am

President Donald Trump has held his first telephone conversation with Ireland's new prime minister, Leo Varadkar.

Oil, gas lease sale in Wyoming nets $2.6 million

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 11:41am

Wyoming brought in about $1.3 million from an oil and gas lease sale of federal land.