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Illinois man charged with threatening to assassinate Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:35am

An Illinois man has been charged after posting online several times that he wants to assassinate President Donald Trump.

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Trump publicly doubting that Russia meddled in election

Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:35am

President Donald Trump appeared to cast doubt on the assessment of 17 U.S. intelligence agencies that blame Russia for election meddling, questioning Thursday why the Obama administration didn't try to stop it.

Pelosi defends leadership following special election loss

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:35am

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi defended her leadership on Thursday in the face of needling from President Donald Trump and grumbling from fellow House Democrats exasperated after a high-profile special election loss.

Trump says he didn't tape his conversations with Comey

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:24am

President Donald Trump says he "did not make" and doesn't have any recordings of his private conversations with James Comey — his fired FBI director.

High court rejects new trial request in Boston murder case

Sam Hananel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:22am

The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled against a Boston man seeking to overturn his murder conviction because his lawyer failed to object when the trial judge closed the courtroom during jury selection.

The Latest: Wind, rain, alligators among Cindy's threats

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:22am

The Latest on Tropical Storm Cindy (all times local):

Freedom awaits man after judge tosses 1982 murder conviction

Kevin McGill and Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:19am

Freedom awaits a man imprisoned for 36 years before a federal judge threw out his murder conviction and life sentence for a newspaper editor's stabbing in the French Quarter of New Orleans.

Trump says on Twitter he 'did not make' and does 'not have' recordings of conversations with Comey

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:19am

Trump says on Twitter he 'did not make' and does 'not have' recordings of conversations with Comey.

UPDATED

Insurance study ties legal pot to boost in car crash claims

P. Solomon Banda, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:19am

A recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana.

Student detained in N Korea is mourned at hometown funeral

Dake Kang, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:19am

Celebrating the life of an American college student who was detained in North Korea for over a year and died shortly after returning home in a coma, a packed crowd of mourners gathered Thursday as Otto Warmbier's loved ones shared stories about his affinity for hugs, thrift-store clothes-shopping and little-known rap music.

Repo man tows minivan with sleeping child in back

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:19am

Philadelphia police say a man repossessing a minivan towed it with a sleeping child in the back.

NYC man charged with trying to aid Islamic State group

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:19am

A New York City man has been charged with trying to aid the Islamic State group.

Judge: Bergdahl lawyers can't ask if jurors voted for Trump

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:05am

A judge said Thursday that he won't allow lawyers for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to ask potential military jurors whether they voted for President Donald Trump as the defense seeks signs of bias against their client.

Americans and guns: It's really complicated, survey shows

Lisa Marie Pane, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:05am

Americans have long had a complex relationship with guns.

Man who fired gun in DC restaurant while investigating conspiracy theory 'pizzagate' sentenced to 4 years in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 11:05am

Man who fired gun in DC restaurant while investigating conspiracy theory 'pizzagate' sentenced to 4 years in prison.

A weakening Cindy heads inland, spreading rain far and wide

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 10:49am

Tropical Depression Cindy crept northward across Louisiana toward Arkansas after churning ashore as a tropical storm early Thursday, weakening steadily but still spreading heavy rain and thunderstorms over hundreds of miles of territory from east Texas through a broad swath of the Southeast.

School panel hears case of member known for insulting Obamas

Mary Esch, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 10:38am

A state Education Department hearing got underway Thursday for a one-time candidate for New York governor who publicly insulted former President Barack Obama and his wife and stands accused of disclosing confidential school board business.

Idaho grand jury indicts man for murder, rape, kidnapping

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 10:38am

An Idaho county grand jury has indicted a man on charges of murder, kidnapping and rape in the killing of an 18-year-old Boise woman.

Psychologist suffered 'torment' designing CIA interrogations

Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 10:38am

A psychologist who helped design the CIA's harsh interrogation methods in the war on terror says his participation in the program that involved torturing suspects caused him "great, soulful torment."

NYC mayor lays out plan to close Rikers Island jail complex

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 10:38am

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is detailing how he plans to go about closing down the troubled Rikers Island jail complex.