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Police: Teen who killed superintendent with car was on phone

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 1:01pm

Authorities say a New Jersey high school student was talking on her cellphone while driving when she struck and killed her school district's superintendent when he was jogging.

Robber sought in holdup at bank in Stateline

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 1:01pm

Douglas County sheriff's deputies are looking for a suspect in the armed robbery of a bank at the south end of Lake Tahoe.

Al Gore's daughter among 23 arrested in pipeline protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 1:01pm

Former Vice President Al Gore's daughter was among 23 people arrested during a protest of a pipeline under construction, organizers say.

Lawmakers consider boosting funds to defend LGBT rights law

Gary D. Robertson and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 1:01pm

North Carolina lawmakers took steps Thursday to set aside a half-million dollars for the legal defense of a law limiting protections for LGBT people as a judge sought to streamline a cluster of lawsuits it has inspired.

The Latest: Pence foe calls Indiana abortion law misguided

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 1:01pm

The Latest on a judge blocking Indiana's law banning abortions sought because of a fetus' genetic abnormalities (all times local):

Border agency clears employees in 4 shooting incidents

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 1:01pm

U.S. Customs and Border Protection found that employees acted properly when they fired guns in four incidents dating back to 2012 — including two that left two people dead.

Judge blocks Indiana genetic abnormality abortion law

Tom Davies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 1:01pm

A federal judge blocked an Indiana law Thursday that would have banned abortions sought because of a fetus' genetic abnormalities, saying that the state does not have the authority to limit a woman's reasons for ending a pregnancy.

OBAMA LEGACY: Immigration stands as most glaring failure

Kathleen Hennessey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 12:52pm

Hours after the Supreme Court sent his immigration policy into legal limbo, President Barack Obama huddled around a long conference table in the Roosevelt Room with disappointed activists. The president looked out at familiar faces, some teary. It had been a long and tough fight, Obama said, and he had taken some beatings — even from supporters who "whupped on me good."

Contractor will testify in lawsuit over fatal Christmas fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 12:41pm

A contractor who initially took the blame for accidentally starting a fire in Connecticut that killed his girlfriend's three children and her parents on Christmas morning will testify in a wrongful-death lawsuit and turn over documents.

UMass chief giving $4M campaign fund to education foundation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 12:41pm

Former U.S. Rep. Marty Meehan is closing his congressional campaign committee and donating its remaining $4 million to an educational foundation.

The Latest: Good Samaritan tried to help slain woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 12:41pm

The Latest on a murder-suicide that left a Las Vegas family of five dead (all times local):

Vilsack, McAuliffe, Haslam convene on drug abuse issue

Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 12:41pm

Opioid addiction in Appalachia was the subject of a town hall Thursday featuring Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and the governors of Virginia and Tennessee.

Ryan: House to vote on barring guns for suspected terrorists

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 12:41pm

The House will hold election-year votes next week on a Republican proposal aimed at keeping suspected terrorists from obtaining guns, Speaker Paul Ryan told GOP lawmakers Thursday.

Bystander tries to save woman from husband who killed 3 kids

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 12:31pm

A good Samaritan could not save a Las Vegas woman screaming for help as her gun-wielding husband chased her from their home to two drug store parking lots in a chaotic murder-suicide that left a family of five dead, authorities said Thursday.

Full array of medical marijuana clinics means shorter drives

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 12:31pm

Minnesota's medical marijuana program is almost running at full strength.

New survey doubles the estimate of transgender adults in US

David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 12:22pm

About 1.4 million adults in the U.S. identify as transgender, double the estimate from a decade ago, a team of experts reported Thursday.

Lawyers ask judge to halt execution for Georgia inmate

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 12:21pm

Lawyers for a Georgia inmate are asking a judge to let a jury determine whether their client is ineligible for execution because of intellectual disability.

N. Carolina sheriff: No sign of hate crime in woman's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 12:21pm

There is no indication that a Laotian woman was a victim of a hate crime when she was fatally shot in her rice garden in North Carolina, an authority said Thursday.

New England Mafia ex-capo will return to Boston with charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 12:11pm

A former high-ranking member of the New England Mafia will be returned to Boston from Florida to face charges he lied to federal officials about the 1993 killing of a Boston nightclub owner.

Alabama sheriff faces impeachment in corruption probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 12:11pm

Alabama's Attorney General has started impeachment proceedings against a sheriff accused of corruption and neglect of duty.