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Watchdog says former governor's tweet broke federal law

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:25am

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.

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.

Bureau of Land Management buys land near Utah national trail

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

The Bureau of Land Management has acquired 231 acres (935,000 square meters) from a private property owner near the Gooseberry Mesa National Recreation Trail.

Florida officer threatens to jail black man for jaywalking

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:08am

A video going viral on Facebook shows a Florida police officer threatening to jail a young black man for jaywalking.

Kushner lawyer seasoned in navigating Washington scandals

Eric Tucker and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:08am

Abbe Lowell's clients have included some of the country's most prominent politicians, companies and celebrities.

Man destroys new Ten Commandments statue at Arkansas Capitol

Jill Bleed and Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:49am

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.

Family of black man shot by officers sues S. Carolina police

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:47am

The family of a black man killed by police in South Carolina two years ago has sued, saying there is no clear evidence the 24-year-old man had a gun when he was shot by deputies.

Niagara Falls daredevil might have died in plunge with snake

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:47am

A daredevil who died after plunging over Niagara Falls in an apparent stunt with an inflatable ball might have brought a boa constrictor along for the ride.

Firefighters battle wildfires in Arizona, Utah, California

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:47am

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.

Trump says 'oui' to French leader's Bastille Day invitation

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:47am

President Donald Trump plans to celebrate Bastille Day in France.

Online school asks Ohio court to block $60M state clawback

Kantele Franko, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:40am

One of the nation's largest online charter schools on Wednesday asked the Ohio Supreme Court to block the state's efforts to recoup $60 million from the school.

The Latest: Arizona governor: Wildfire is top priority

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:33am

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

Owner of mansion with 80 neglected Great Danes: I'm innocent

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:33am

The owner of an eight-bedroom mansion in New Hampshire where more than 80 neglected Great Danes were seized insists she is innocent.

Michigan man's bid to overturn murder convictions halted

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:26am

A Michigan man has lost his effort to reverse his murder and sexual assault convictions from the 1980s.

Police make arrest in vandalism at Boston Holocaust memorial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:26am

An act of vandalism at the New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston has been met with sharp condemnation from elected officials and religious groups.

New Hampshire law gives grandparents custody preference

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:26am

New Hampshire has become the first state in the country to give preference to grandparents in custody cases involving substance abuse.

Salt Lake City zoo macaw dies after flying off during show

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:26am

A Salt Lake City zoo's bird show has suffered a second fatality in the past two months after a macaw suddenly flew away at the end of a performance and was hit by a car.

Crews fight lightning-caused wildfires across southern Idaho

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:26am

Fire officials in southern Idaho say quick responses to more than 20 wildfires sparked by thunderstorms in recent days have helped prevent small fires from turning into the type of giant fires that have scorched the region in recent decades.

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

Denise Lavoie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:18am

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.