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GOP House chairman calls on Obama to remove IRS commissioner

Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 7:00pm

The Republican chairman of a powerful House committee called for the removal of the IRS commissioner Monday, saying he has obstructed congressional investigations into the treatment of conservative groups.

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Boy Scouts of America end total ban on gay adults

David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 6:51pm

The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.

Drive a Chrysler, Dodge or Jeep? Here's what to do now

Jackie Wattles and Peter Valdes-Dapena, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 6:35pm

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has had trouble convincing drivers to bring in their recalled Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram vehicles for repairs. Now it's been told to sweeten the pot.

John Swallow pleads not guilty to bribery charges

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 6:22pm

Former Utah Attorney General John Swallow pleaded not guilty Monday to more than a dozen criminal charges resulting from a sweeping public corruption investigation.

Judge says she did not involuntarily commit theater gunman

Ray Henry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 6:02pm

The gunman responsible for last week's deadly attack in a Louisiana movie theater was delivered by deputies to hospital for a mental evaluation in 2008 after his family said he was a danger to himself and others.

California seeing more wildfires, but sustaining less damage

Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 7:30pm

The number of California wildfires so far this year is up, but the acreage burned is smaller, the result of favorable weather and more firefighters who can quickly be dispatched to corral flames, fire officials say.

63-year-old inmate dies in northern Nevada prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 7:30pm

Nevada prison officials say a 63-year-old inmate who had been jailed previously for sexually assaulting a person older than 65 has died.

Police suspect dead man behind kicked-in door was killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 7:20pm

Police say they found a dead man inside a home Monday morning after responding to report of a crime in a neighborhood west of U.S. 95 and noticing the front door was open.

3 men charged with murder of teens in firebombing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 7:11pm

Three fugitives have been arrested and charged in connection with a firebombing that killed three teenagers at a tire shop in April.

House backs bill to help vets who've suffered sexual assault

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 7:00pm

Veterans who suffered sexual assault or other sexual abuse while in uniform would get help more easily from the Department of Veterans Affairs under a bill approved Monday by the House.

Nevada Assemblyman Richard Carrillo found guilty of DUI

Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 6:50pm

Nevada Assemblyman Richard Carrillo was found guilty Monday of driving under the influence and possessing a firearm while intoxicated, but he won't have to serve jail time in the case.

Attorney general gives glowing report to court on education

Donna Gordon Blankinship, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 6:50pm

The Washington attorney general's office said Monday the state has made so much progress toward fully paying the cost of basic education that the state Supreme Court should dissolve its contempt order on education funding.

Policy identify officer shot in face Sunday night

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 6:40pm

The officer shot in the face Sunday night by a man with a pellet gun is 28-year-old Keith McIntyre.

Pool fire at The Cosmopolitan fueled by fake palm trees

Kimberly Pierceall, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 6:30pm

Fake palm trees and high winds fueled a poolside fire on a rooftop at The Cosmopolitan hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip over the weekend, fire officials said Monday.

Mother pleads for return of missing California 8-year-old

Martha Mendoza, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 6:21pm

The mother of a missing 8-year-old girl pleaded for her safe return Monday as search efforts grew to include federal authorities.

Remains of Pearl Harbor victims raised for identification

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 6:21pm

The military on Monday exhumed more caskets containing the unidentified remains of USS Oklahoma crew members killed in the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor.

Judge: Citizens United must disclose donor information to NY

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 6:20pm

A nonprofit conservative organization advocating for less government must disclose information about its major donors to New York's attorney general if it wants to solicit money in the state, a judge said Monday.

Suspicious packages sent to Oregon government buildings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 6:12pm

Authorities in Oregon are investigating suspicious packages sent to government buildings around the state.

New York Gov. Cuomo announces new LaGuardia Airport

Deepti Hajela, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 6:03pm

A year after comparing New York's LaGuardia Airport to "some Third World Country," Vice President Joe Biden helped unveil an ambitious plan Monday to rebuild its collection of aging terminals into a modern, unified hub while easing congestion by doubling the space available for planes to operate.

3 teens in Arkansas slaying investigation being returned

Claudia Lauer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 6:01pm

Three teenagers sought for questioning in the fatal shooting of an Arkansas couple were on their way back to the state from Texas on Monday.