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Interior: No changes needed to Colorado national monument

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 12:31pm

Colorado's Canyons of the Ancients National Monument has been removed from a list of national monuments under review for possible elimination or reduction, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Friday.

Sean Spicer resigns as White House press secretary

Ken Thomas and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 12:31pm

White House press secretary Sean Spicer abruptly resigned his position Friday, ending a rocky six-month tenure that made his news briefings must-see TV. He said President Donald Trump's White House "could benefit from a clean slate."

The Latest: Sanders to conduct on-camera WH briefing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 12:31pm

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

In Senate, ailing lawmakers given plenty of time to recover

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 12:31pm

Sen. John McCain's treatment for brain cancer could keep him out of Washington for weeks, perhaps months, and yet it's unlikely anyone will challenge his extended leave.

Minnesota police shooting isn't only death of 911 caller

Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 12:26pm

The fatal shooting of an unarmed Australian woman in Minnesota isn't by any means the first time police in the U.S. have mistakenly killed someone who called them for help or to report a crime.

Officials: Owner of home where bodies found possibly spotted

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 12:26pm

Law enforcement officials say a man wanted in connection with the deaths of three women in southwestern Idaho may have been seen in the backcountry near eastern Idaho's Swan Valley.

Press secretary Sean Spicer on his resignation: White House at point where Trump "could benefit from a clean slate."

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 12:00pm

Press secretary Sean Spicer on his resignation: White House at point where Trump "could benefit from a clean slate."

Judge issues order for buffer zone outside abortion clinic

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 11:47am

Anti-abortion activists were ordered by a judge on Friday to stay away from a "buffer zone" outside Kentucky's only abortion clinic, which is bracing for protests from a national group.

Manhunt continues in slaying of Washington man

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 11:47am

Officials in Idaho continue to search for two males suspected of killing a Washington man earlier this week.

Man pleads guilty to hiding body in suitcase after overdose

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 11:47am

A man accused of cutting up the body of a Colorado woman and hiding her remains in a suitcase after she overdosed on drugs in Utah has pleaded guilty to charges in the case.

Experts: No duty for laughing teens to rescue drowning man

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 11:40am

It may be reprehensible and morally outrageous, but legal experts say a group of Florida teens had no obligation to rescue a drowning disabled man who they instead mocked, laughed at and recorded on a video that was later posted online.

Doctors' group tells Senate to fix, not repeal 'Obamacare'

Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 11:40am

The nation's largest doctors' group urged senators on Friday to stop trying to repeal or replace Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act and instead begin a bipartisan effort to stabilize the insurance marketplace.

Trump's chat with Akie Abe: Lost in translation or a snub?

Vivian Salama and Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 11:35am

In the world of diplomacy, some things are bound to get lost in translation.

Report: Numerous security policy violations in inmate escape

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 11:21am

Two Georgia prison guards failed to properly search and secure their prisoners on a transfer bus, enabling two inmates to free themselves and rush forward to overpower and kill the guards who had violated numerous security procedures, officials said Friday in reports on the deadly June escape.

Lawsuit: Effects of 'bathroom bill' linger in North Carolina

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 10:52am

The law that replaced North Carolina's notorious "bathroom bill" sports a new look but maintains LGBT discrimination and prevents transgender people from using restrooms matching their gender identity, according to a lawsuit Friday.

Philadelphia police official challenges Sessions on crime

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 10:52am

Philadelphia's police commissioner is challenging Attorney General Jeff Sessions for blaming immigrants for much of the nation's violent crime.

'Darknet' suspect's flashy cars raised eyebrows in Thailand

Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 10:32am

The neighbors had their suspicions.

Police: Florida man, 85, loses $300K in online dating fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 10:32am

Police say a 49-year-old woman swindled a man nearly twice her age out of more than $300,000 after he sought companionship on a dating app.

US to ban Americans from traveling to North Korea

Matthew Lee and Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 10:12am

American citizens will be barred from traveling to North Korea next month following a prohibition on using U.S. passports to enter the country, the State Department said Friday.

California fire destroys 58 homes as crews race to save town

Scott Smith and Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 10:02am

The town of Mariposa, with its century-old saloons and covered sidewalks, normally bustles with summer visitors on their way to Yosemite National Park but the Gold Rush-era hamlet was mostly empty as ash rained down and heavy smoke from a nearby blaze darkened the sky.