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Cop accused of helping gang is arrested after skipping town

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:30pm

A New Jersey police officer who skipped out on his trial on charges he helped gang members in investigations has been arrested in North Carolina.

Police make arrest in vandalism at Boston Holocaust memorial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:26pm

A vandal used a rock to shatter a glass panel on the New England Holocaust Memorial early Wednesday, drawing quick condemnation from Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and religious groups.

Idaho plan to cut achievement gap deemed too ambitious

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:22pm

The latest plan to close Idaho's student achievement gap needs tweaking after being told the goal was too ambitious and unrealistic, state education officials said.

Man sentenced for money laundering in massive hacking scheme

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:20pm

A Pakistani man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for laundering nearly $20 million as part of an international computer and telephone hacking scheme.

Mom's ex-boyfriend gets life in prison in killing of 'Baby Doe'

Denise Lavoie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:20pm

A Massachusetts man was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison in the killing of a 2-year-old girl who became known as Baby Doe after her remains washed up on the shore of a Boston Harbor island.


Man destroys new Ten Commandments statue at Arkansas Capitol

Jill Bleed and Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:14pm

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.

Michigan sues Flint after council refuses to OK water deal

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:14pm

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 man-made crisis that left the supply contaminated with lead.

Watchdog says former governor's tweet broke federal law

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:14pm

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.

Officials to remove radioactive waste from Idaho facility

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:04pm

Officials in eastern Idaho say they've started a process to remove 5,700 cubic yards (4,400 cubic meters) of highly radioactive waste from an eastern Idaho federal nuclear facility.

Woman tells jurors she was raped at Kansas party

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:03pm

One of five women who allege they were sexually assaulted by a northeast Kansas man told jurors that she was attacked after a party at his home and that he hit her and pulled her hair before raping her.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:55am

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.

The Latest: Arizona fire grows, more evacuations possible

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:55am

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

Boy, 6, found in Oregon car trunk; critically injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:47am

A 6-year-old Oregon boy was hospitalized Wednesday in critical condition after he locked himself inside a car trunk on a hot day, police said.

Mother of transgender boy sues school over restroom access

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:47am

The mother of a 16-year-old transgender boy who is being denied access to the boys' restroom at his high school is suing a Florida school board.

Man accused of killing officer faces capital murder charge

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:47am

A man accused of killing a Virginia State Police officer has been indicted on a capital murder charge.

GOP-controlled House subcommittees reject Trump budget cuts

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:36am

Two Republican-controlled House subcommittees Wednesday soundly rejected President Donald Trump's proposals to slash the Agriculture Department, overseas food aid and water projects.

Mississippi man takes Confederate flag fight to high court

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:25am

A black Mississippi citizen is taking his case against the state's Confederate-themed flag to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Trump compliments Irish reporter on her 'nice smile'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:16am

President Donald Trump interrupted a telephone conversation with Ireland's prime minister to compliment an Irish journalist on her "nice smile."

Official: Man, 90, escaped jail in 1970 just by walking away

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:16am

An official says a 90-year-old man indicted on fraud charges spent 40 years on the lam after escaping from a Maryland jail in 1970 simply by walking away.