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The Latest: Lawmaker condemns monument's destruction

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:29am

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

Firefighters battle wildfires in Arizona, Utah, California

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:27am

A wildfire burning Wednesday through a dense Arizona forest has forced hundreds of people from their homes, closed a major road and created a huge plume of smoke over the same area devastated by a blaze that killed 19 firefighters four years ago.

The Latest: Arizona wildfire forces hundreds from homes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:26am

The Latest on wildfires burning in the Western U.S. (all times local):

Crabs native to Pacific waters caught off Connecticut coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:24am

Experts at a Connecticut aquarium are trying to figure out how crabs native to the Pacific Northwest ended up in the waters of Long Island Sound.

Man destroys new Ten Commandments statue at Arkansas Capitol

Jill Bleed, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:24am

Capitol police arrested a man after Arkansas' new Ten Commandments monument was smashed to pieces when someone rammed a vehicle into it early Wednesday, less than 24 hours after the 6-foot (1.8 meter) granite statue was placed on state Capitol grounds.

Idaho official: It's illegal to buy aerial fireworks

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:21am

It's illegal for people to buy aerial fireworks in Idaho without a special use permit, the Idaho Attorney General's Office said in an opinion released Tuesday.

4 suspended after police kicked burning bystander reinstated

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:17am

Four New Jersey police officers suspended after a video showed them kicking and dragging a bystander following a fiery auto crash have been reinstated.

Former Trump campaign chairman registers as foreign agent

Chad Day and Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:08am

President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, has registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for political consulting work he did for a Ukrainian political party, acknowledging that he coached party members on how to interact with U.S. government officials.

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3 Chicago officers accused of lying about teen's shooting

Michael Tarm and Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:03am

Three Chicago police officers have been indicted on charges that they conspired to cover up and lie about what happened when a white police officer shot a black teenager 16 times — which prompted outrage when a video of the killing was finally released.

Montreal man accused in Flint airport attack denied bond

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:55am

A Canadian man accused of stabbing an airport police officer in Flint, Michigan, will remain in jail while his case proceeds.

Watchdog says former governor's tweet broke federal law

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:45am

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley has been accused of a violating a law limiting government employees' political activity by voicing support for a South Carolina congressional candidate.

5 kids sickened by 'cloud of chlorine gas' at Florida pool

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:34am

A thunderstorm knocked out a pump at an indoor swimming pool in Florida, causing a "cloud of chlorine gas" that sent five children to a hospital.

Police make arrest in vandalism at Boston Holocaust memorial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:30am

Police say they have arrested a man who used a rock to smash a glass panel at the New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston.

Former South Carolina police chief charged with robbing bank

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:30am

A former police chief in South Carolina has been charged with robbing a bank.

Attorney: Family investigated in 8 killings has cooperated

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:21am

An attorney for a family that is now the focus of the investigation into the slayings of eight members of a different family in Ohio says his clients are being harassed by the attorney general's office despite their cooperation.

Foundation to award about $24 million to fight racism in US

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:14am

One of America's largest philanthropic foundations announced Wednesday that it will award about $24 million in grants to organizations in 13 cities and one state to help fight racism.

NYC study: More civilians use video in police complaints

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:42am

New York City's independent police review board says civilians are increasingly using video evidence in complaints against New York Police Department officers.

Lawsuit says woman injured knee during mechanical bull ride

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:40am

A Long Island woman is suing a Manhattan restaurant after tearing a knee ligament, claiming she was too drunk to ride the eatery's mechanical bull ride.

Strangers buy car for Texas man who walked miles to work

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:40am

A Texas man's 3-mile (5 kilometer) daily walk to work has inspired a group of strangers to collect enough money to buy him a car.

Fish market owner upset by large lobster TSA photo

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:00am

The owner of a Connecticut fish market says she is "personally offended" after she saw a photo of a 20-pound (9-kilogram) lobster being handled by a Transportation Security Administration screener on social media.