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Optimism survives on 25th anniversary of Seeds of Peace

David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 8:08am

Middle East peace is no closer today than it was a quarter century ago when Seeds of Peace brought the first Israeli and Palestinian teens together in the woods of Maine. But the latest group to spend time together sees reason for optimism.

Vermont working on rule for pond use after clash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 7:58am

The commissioner of the Vermont Environmental Conservation Department is expected to release language for a proposed rule aimed at solving a clash between a rowing center and cottage owners over use of Great Hosmer Pond.

The Latest: Minneapolis police shooting witness emerges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 7:58am

The Latest on the resignation of Minneapolis' police chief amid the investigation into the fatal shooting of an Australian woman by an officer (all times local):

Reward tops $100K: Where did it come from and who gets it?

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 7:36am

When two Georgia inmates escaped from a prison bus leaving two dead guards in their wake, the reward for information leading to their capture rose quickly.

The Latest: Trump says only crime is leaks 'against us'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 7:20am

The Latest on the probe into allegations of Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election (all times local): 9:10 a.m.

Mixed signals from Trump White House on health care strategy

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 6:37am

Repeal and replace "Obamacare." Just repeal. Or let it fail — maybe with a little nudge. President Donald Trump has sent a flurry of mixed messages, raising questions about the White House strategy on health care.

Ohio prosecutor: Infant whose remains found was born alive

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 5:00am

A prosecutor says an infant whose remains were found buried in southwestern Ohio was born alive.

Federal grand jury indicts US soldier on terrorism charges

Caleb Jones, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 4:20am

A federal grand jury in Hawaii indicted a U.S. soldier Friday for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State group.

Congressional tradition allows McCain time to battle cancer

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 2:19am

A long illness that keeps Sen. John McCain from his duties in the Senate isn't likely to be challenged.

For Sanders, path to Trump press secretary began in Arkansas

Jonathan Lemire and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 1:55am

New White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was schooled in hardscrabble politics — and down-home rhetoric — from a young age by her father, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

White House communication chief already at the mic for Trump

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 1:41am

He was the only Trump ally on stage that day.

Spicer's leaving White House, not necessarily TV screens

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 1:41am

He won't be behind a podium at the White House, but it's unlikely Sean Spicer will disappear from television.

"Complete devastation" for some near California wildfire

Scott Smith and Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 1:31am

A chimney and a cinder block wall is all that's left standing among rubble that was a house Miki Crawford and her family called home for 22 years after a wildfire raced through her Northern California rural community, the former nurses' aide said.

Minneapolis chief resigns after shooting of Australian woman

Amy Forliti and Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 1:22am

Minneapolis police Chief Janee Harteau says she is "willing to step aside to let a fresh set of leadership eyes" be in charge of the department, which has been criticized in the wake of last weekend's fatal police shooting of an unarmed Australian woman who had called 911.

California custody fight raises thorny issue of wayward kids

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 1:00am

A California woman at the center of a contentious legal battle over custody of her out-of-control daughter tried her best to take care of the teen.

Minneapolis shooting brings unwelcome attention to Somalis

Amy Forliti and Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 12:11am

The killing of an unarmed Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer who is a Somali-American has turned an unwelcome spotlight on the city's beleaguered Somali community, where many again find themselves on the defensive.

The Latest: Trump tweets that Spicer's future is 'bright'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 12:00am

The Latest on changes to the White House communications staff (all times local):

Minneapolis police chief resigns after shooting by officer

Amy Forliti and Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 10:01pm

Minneapolis police Chief Janee Harteau resigned Friday at the request of the mayor, who said she lost confidence in the chief after last weekend's fatal police shooting of an unarmed Australian woman who had called 911.

Wildfire leaves "complete devastation" in rural community

Scott Smith and Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 10:01pm

A chimney and a cinder block wall is all that's left standing among rubble that was a house Miki Crawford and her family called home for 22 years after a wildfire raced through her Northern California rural community, the former nurses' aide said Friday.

Federal grand jury indicts US soldier on terrorism charges

Caleb Jones, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 9:51pm

A federal grand jury in Hawaii indicted a U.S. soldier Friday for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State group.