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Man sentenced to 10 years for killing daughter's boyfriend

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 4:05pm

A Vermont farmer has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for killing his daughter's boyfriend and burying his body beneath a manure pile.

Sister of WWII soldier gets his long-lost Purple Heart

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 4:05pm

A New Jersey woman whose brother was killed during World War II received his long-lost Purple Heart and the flag that was used at his burial.

Michigan sues Flint after council refuses to OK water deal

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:54pm

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 crisis that has largely been blamed on the state itself.

The Latest: Reporters barred from Trump fundraiser after all

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:50pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's first re-election fundraiser (all times local):

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Man destroys new Ten Commandments statue at Arkansas Capitol

Jill Bleed and Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:48pm

A man yelled "Freedom!" as he crashed his vehicle into Arkansas' new Ten Commandments monument early Wednesday, nearly three years after he was arrested in the destruction of Oklahoma's monument at its state Capitol, authorities said.

Up to 90 mph wind recorded in Laramie

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:46pm

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

Lawsuit: Mississippi political scandal pushed man to suicide

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:46pm

Relatives of a Mississippi man who killed himself are suing a mayor, police officers and a law firm, saying they are part of a political network that pushed him to suicide during a bitterly-fought U.S. Senate race.

Justice Dept. group honors transgender teen in bathroom case

Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:46pm

A transgender teen who sued to be able to use the boys' bathroom was honored Wednesday by members of a Justice Department whose leadership undercut his landmark case before it could be heard by the Supreme Court.

FBI agent in court on charge of lying about rancher shooting

Steven Dubois, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:34pm

An FBI agent pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges that he lied about shooting at a key figure in last year's armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge just before the man was killed by Oregon police.

Former Kansas patrol trooper indicted for excessive force

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:30pm

A former Kansas Highway Patrol trooper has been indicted on a charge alleging that he used excessive force.

Officials: Shooter scare at Army base was false alarm

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:23pm

A security scare that shut down an Alabama Army base and sparked fears of a shooting was a false alarm, the military said Wednesday.

Michigan man's bid to overturn murder convictions halted

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:23pm

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

Iraq refugee with ties to kidnapper pleads guilty to fraud

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:23pm

An Iraqi refugee living in Virginia who was accused of hiding her ties to the kidnapper of a U.S. contractor has pleaded guilty to an unrelated fraud charge.

Missouri man cleared in 1997 sex case by DNA evidence

Jim Suhr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:23pm

A Missouri man who spent nearly two decades in mental hospitals after entering a disputed plea in the 1997 sexual assault of a teenager has been cleared of the crime after genetic evidence was re-tested and excluded him as a suspect.

Florida Supreme Court hears death penalty-prosecutor dispute

Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:12pm

The Florida Supreme Court scrutinized a prosecutor over her refusal to seek the death penalty in two dozen murder cases, and a justice suggested during arguments Wednesday that Gov. Rick Scott had the power to suspend the state attorney.

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Chicago charges show challenge of police code of silence

Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:12pm

Since late 2015, the public has known that police who witnessed the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald described a scene starkly different than the one that later emerged on video of a white officer pumping 16 bullets into the black teenager.

Try as it may, Trump administration can't avoid Qatar crisis

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:12pm

It's the geopolitical crisis the Trump administration just can't quit.

Perjury case dropped against ex-trooper in Sandra Bland case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:12pm

A misdemeanor perjury charge has been dismissed against a fired Texas state trooper in a case arising from his 2015 arrest of Sandra Bland, a black woman who was later found dead in a county jail.

The Latest: ACLU condemns destruction of Arkansas monument

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 3:10pm

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