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Owner of mansion with 80 neglected Great Danes: I'm innocent

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:33am

The owner of an eight-bedroom mansion in New Hampshire where more than 80 neglected Great Danes were seized insists she is innocent.

Michigan man's bid to overturn murder convictions halted

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:26am

A Michigan man has lost his effort to reverse his murder and sexual assault convictions from the 1980s.

Police make arrest in vandalism at Boston Holocaust memorial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:26am

An act of vandalism at the New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston has been met with sharp condemnation from elected officials and religious groups.

New Hampshire law gives grandparents custody preference

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:26am

New Hampshire has become the first state in the country to give preference to grandparents in custody cases involving substance abuse.

Salt Lake City zoo macaw dies after flying off during show

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:26am

A Salt Lake City zoo's bird show has suffered a second fatality in the past two months after a macaw suddenly flew away at the end of a performance and was hit by a car.

Crews fight lightning-caused wildfires across southern Idaho

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:26am

Fire officials in southern Idaho say quick responses to more than 20 wildfires sparked by thunderstorms in recent days have helped prevent small fires from turning into the type of giant fires that have scorched the region in recent decades.

Mom's ex-boyfriend gets life in killing of 'Baby Doe'

Denise Lavoie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:18am

A Massachusetts man was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison in the killing of a 2-year-old girl who became known as Baby Doe after her remains washed up on the shore of a Boston Harbor island.

Michigan sues Flint after council refuses to OK water deal

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:16am

The state of Michigan sued Flint Wednesday, alleging that the city council's refusal to approve a broadly backed deal to buy water long term from a Detroit-area system is endangering public health in the wake of a man-made crisis that left the supply contaminated with lead.

GOP-controlled House subcommittees reject Trump budget cuts

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:15am

Two Republican-controlled House subcommittees have soundly rejected President Donald Trump's proposals to slash the Agriculture Department, overseas food aid and water projects.

Family investigated in 8 killings say they're being harassed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:06am

A family who Ohio authorities have called the "special focus" of an investigation into the slayings of eight members of a different family say they are being harassed by the state attorney general's office despite their cooperation.

Florida Supreme Court hears death penalty-prosecutor dispute

Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:06am

Republican Gov. Rick Scott violated the state constitution by taking 24 murder cases out of the hands of a Florida state attorney who refuses to seek the death penalty, the prosecutor's lawyer told the state Supreme Court on Wednesday.

The Latest: Suspected shooter of deputy identified

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:06am

The Latest on a law enforcement officer shot in Sacramento (all times local):

Protest planned to demand 3rd Ohio trial in police shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:06am

A coalition of groups demanding that a white former police officer be tried a third time in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black motorist plans a protest at the University of Cincinnati.

Skin patch may be the future of flu vaccines, study suggests

Jacqueline Howard, CNN  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:04am

The future of flu vaccines just might come in a tiny, prickly patch.

Missouri man cleared in 1997 sex case by DNA evidence

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:46am

A Missouri man who spent nearly two decades in mental hospitals for a conviction of a 1997 sexual assault of a teenage girl has been cleared of the crime after retesting of genetic evidence excluded him as a suspect.

Family of black man shot by police sues S. Carolina police

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:46am

The family of a black South Carolina man who was killed by three white deputies after a police chase in 2015 has filed a wrongful death suit.

Up to 90 mph wind recorded in Laramie

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:46am

Wind gusts of up to 90 mph knocked out power and downed trees in Laramie in southeast Wyoming.

The Latest: Man linked to Oklahoma monument's destruction

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:38am

The Latest on the destruction of Arkansas' Ten Commandments monument outside the state Capitol (all times local):

Niagara Falls daredevil might have died in plunge with snake

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:38am

A daredevil who died after plunging over Niagara Falls in an apparent stunt with an inflatable ball might have brought a boa constrictor along for the ride.