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Portland police chief to retire amid inquiry into shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 10:51am

A lawyer says the embattled Portland police chief plans to retire as authorities investigate whether he may have lied about accidentally shooting a friend in the back during an April hunting trip.

The Latest: Texas governor: Abortion ruling endangers lives

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 10:42am

The Latest on the Supreme Court's decision striking down Texas' strict regulation of abortion clinics (all times local):

Utah governor wants harsher penalties for drones near fires

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 10:41am

Utah's governor is calling for harsher penalties for anyone caught flying a drone over a wildfire after one unmanned aircraft forced firefighters to ground their aircraft last week.

APNewsBreak: Illinois medical marijuana director resigns

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 10:41am

A spokeswoman for Gov. Bruce Rauner says the Illinois medical marijuana program's director has resigned.

Ex-capo in New England Mafia charged with lying to feds

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 10:41am

A former capo in the New England Mafia has been arrested in Florida on a charge of lying to federal authorities about the 1993 killing of a Boston nightclub owner.

Comey's refusal to name gunman marks change in terror talk

Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 10:41am

When FBI Director James Comey discussed on national television the massacre at an Orlando nightclub, he made an off-the-cuff policy decision not to speak the gunman's name.

Dems: Clinton never personally denied Benghazi security

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 10:41am

Democrats on the House Benghazi panel said in a report Monday that security at the Libya facility the night of Sept. 11, 2012 was "woefully inadequate," but former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton never personally denied any requests from diplomats for additional protection.

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Supreme Court strikes down Texas restrictions on abortions

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 10:32am

The Supreme Court struck down Texas' widely replicated regulation of abortion clinics Monday in the court's biggest abortion case in nearly a quarter century.

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Court upholds reach of US gun ban for domestic violence

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 10:32am

The Supreme Court is upholding the broad reach of a federal law that bans people convicted of domestic violence from owning guns.

Video conferences link doctors to discuss difficult cases

Cynthia Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 10:31am

Most Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m., Dr. Magni Hamso gets on her computer at Terry Reilly Health Services in Boise and logs onto a website. Up pops a screen with about a half dozen live feeds of other health care workers and experts from around the region who have also logged in.

Lawyers: Surgeon reckless in surgery that ended in death

Martha Bellisle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 10:31am

Lawyers for a woman who died after her doctor used a bone cement not approved by the Food and Drug Administration during her back surgery plan to tell a judge during opening statements in a lawsuit that the doctor was reckless and committed malpractice.

Supreme Court Texas ruling could mean end of similar WI law

Bryna Godar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 10:31am

The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling striking down Texas' regulation of abortion clinics likely means the end of a similar Wisconsin law.

Crews work to contain wildfire in mountains west of Vegas

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 10:21am

Crews and aircraft are working to contain a wildfire of less than 1 square mile in a mountain canyon about 25 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip.

The Latest: More rain pounds flood-ravaged West Virginia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 10:21am

The Latest on flooding that has devastated parts of West Virginia(all times local):

High court overturns former Virginia governor's conviction

Sam Hananel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 10:11am

A unanimous Supreme Court on Monday overturned the bribery conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell in a ruling that could make it harder for prosecutors to bring corruption cases against elected officials.

New public schools chief in Ohio reports to work

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 10:11am

The state's new public schools chief says he wants Ohio to develop a sweeping vision for its education system as it adapts to a new federal law allowing states more flexibility over testing, academics and struggling schools.

Woman found alive after falling overboard on Sassafras River

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 10:01am

A missing woman has been found alive after falling off a boat into the water along Maryland's Eastern Shore.

House Dems on Benghazi panel: Clinton never personally denied diplomats' security requests

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 10:01am

House Dems on Benghazi panel: Clinton never personally denied diplomats' security requests.

Coroner IDs man fatally wounded at Vegas apartment complex

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 27th - 10:01am

Authorities have identified a 23-year-old Las Vegas man who was killed in a shooting last week at an apartment complex near the Las Vegas Convention Center.