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Florida Supreme Court hears death penalty-prosecutor dispute

Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 1:15pm

The Florida Supreme Court scrutinized a prosecutor over her refusal to seek the death penalty in two dozen murder cases, and a justice suggested during arguments Wednesday that Gov. Rick Scott had the power to suspend the state attorney.

Latest: New Ten Commandments ordered for Arkansas Capitol

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 1:15pm

The Latest on the destruction of Arkansas' Ten Commandments monument outside the state Capitol (all times local):

Lawyer: Suspected Holocaust memorial vandal is mentally ill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 1:06pm

A man suspected of using a rock to shatter a glass panel on the New England Holocaust Memorial is mentally ill, his lawyer said Wednesday, as elected officials and religious groups came together to condemn the vandalism.

California sheriff's deputy shot in face out of surgery

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 1:06pm

A Sacramento County Sheriff's deputy who was shot in the face with his own service weapon at a light-rail station is out of surgery to repair his jaw and is in stable condition Wednesday, officials said.

Mississippi man takes Confederate flag fight to high court

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 1:06pm

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

South Korean leader aims to reconcile differences with Trump

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 1:06pm

South Korea's new leader is coming to Washington on a visit aimed at reconciling differences with President Donald Trump.

N. Idaho lawmaker mulling congressional run

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 1:06pm

A northern Idaho lawmaker says he's considering running for the state's open 1st Congressional District seat.

LGBT group at Justice Department honors transgender teen

Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 1:06pm

A transgender teen who sued to be able to use the boys' bathroom has been honored by an organization of LGBT Justice Department employees.

UN Ambassador Haley says she's 'not moving to Trump Tower'

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:57pm

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley closed the door Wednesday to the possibility of moving the ambassador's residence to Trump Tower, telling Congress she'll remain at a New York hotel "until it's time for me to leave."

Rare video shows mountain lion take down deer

Grant Olsen, Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:55pm

A trail camera in California captured footage of a mountain lion taking down a deer. And the speed of the attack is stunning.

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

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:54pm

A 6-year-old Oregon boy was hospitalized Wednesday in critical condition with severe heat exhaustion after he was found locked inside his family's car trunk on a hot day, police said.

The Latest: Plea in mannequin attack avoids murder charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:53pm

The Latest on a guilty plea in Las Vegas by a man who admits trying to kill a mannequin that police posed as a sleeping homeless person (all times local):

Missouri man cleared in 1997 sex case by DNA evidence

Jim Suhr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:50pm

A Missouri man who spent nearly two decades in mental hospitals after entering a disputed plea in the 1997 sexual assault of a teenager has been cleared after retesting of genetic evidence excluded him as a suspect.

Prosecutors seek to keep charge against Pulse gunman's wife

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:40pm

Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to keep an obstruction charge against the wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter.

Bail set at $6.4M for surgeon charged with child rape

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:34pm

A judge set bail at $6.45 million on Wednesday for a Northern California brain surgeon charged with sexually abusing children.

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.

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.