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3-year-old boy dies after he's found in hot car in Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 8:50am

Police in Texas say a three-year-old has died after he climbed into a hot car that was parked in the yard of his Fort Worth home.

Gerrymandering not a factor in Wyoming GOP dominance

Mead Gruver, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 8:47am

Republicans dominate the Wyoming Legislature without relying on the old political trick of gerrymandering, or adjusting political boundaries to gain an unfair advantage in elections, an analysis by The Associated Press found.

CIA chief: Intel leaks on the rise, cites leaker 'worship'

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 8:22am

CIA Director Mike Pompeo says he thinks disclosure of America's secret intelligence is on the rise, fueled partly by the "worship" of leakers like Edward Snowden.

AP analysis indicates Idaho district lines favor Republicans

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 8:12am

Republicans have controlled the Idaho Legislature for nearly six decades, but a national Associated Press analysis shows that the state GOP may have gained even more control last fall with the help of Republican-friendly districts.

Lawsuits: Officer used excessive force in several cases

Dave Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 7:53am

Eight brutality lawsuits settled over the past 10 months paint a disturbing picture of a former Connecticut police officer accused of beating people while they were handcuffed and ordering his police dog to attack others who were not resisting arrest.

Gay pride parades sound a note of resistance _ and face some

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 7:44am

Gay pride parades Sunday in New York, San Francisco and other cities are spotlighting resistance to what participants see as new pressure on gay rights, while contending with the prospect of protests over the events' own diversity and direction.

War and waste: cautionary tales as US ponders Afghan boost

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 5:54am

One shirt, one pair of pants.

LAPD chief urges cadets to be ethical in wake of scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 1:34am

Police Chief Charlie Beck told graduating cadets on Saturday to "be strong. Be ethically correct. Do the right thing" after a scandal in the youth program involving allegations of stolen police cars and underage sex.

California father buries wrong man after coroner's mistake

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 1:24am

A Southern California man who thought his son had died has learned he buried the wrong man.

Secretary Seward statue to be unveiled in Alaska

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 1:24am

A statue of Secretary William Henry Seward is just days away from being installed in downtown Juneau.

Southern Utah wildfire grows, crews make slight gains

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 10:31pm

A southern Utah wildfire has grown more, reaching 62.7 square miles (162.4 square kilometers) by Saturday night.

California father buries wrong man after coroner's mistake

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 10:12pm

Eleven days after laying his son to rest, Frank J. Kerrigan got a call from a friend. "Your son is alive," he said.

Analysis: Utah House map may give GOP advantage

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 9:20pm

Utah is one of the most conservative states in the country, and Republicans have long controlled the state Legislature. But an Associated Press analysis shows the state's legislative districts were drawn in a way that may have given the GOP extra help.

NY officer attends graduation of girl he rescued in 2011

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 8:30pm

A Long Island police officer has attended the high school graduation of a teen he rescued from icy waters more than six years ago.

The Latest: Coroner apologizes for misidentifying body

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 8:02pm

The Latest on a mix-up by a Southern California's coroner's officer that led a family to bury a man wrongly identified as their son (all times local):

Spokesman: Cosby plans tour to educate youth on misbehavior

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 7:17pm

Bill Cosby will organize a series of town hall meetings to help educate young people about problems their misbehavior could create and other issues, a spokesman for Cosby said.

4 more children reported injured at Indiana water park

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 6:00pm

A county official says he has received reports of four more children being injured at a northwestern Indiana water park that's been ordered closed indefinitely.

Man sought in killing of 3, wounding of girl in St. Louis

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 5:31pm

Authorities are searching for a 28-year-old man suspected of opening fire on a car earlier this month in St. Louis, critically wounding a 7-year-old girl and killing her parents and another man in the vehicle.

Tech sergeant released from hospital after air show accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 4:50pm

A technical sergeant has been released from a hospital hours after an Air Force Thunderbirds F-16 left the runway and flipped over after landing during preparation for an air show in Ohio.