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Ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio to defend reputation at criminal trial

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 11:06am

The political career of Joe Arpaio ended last year when the six-term sheriff of metro Phoenix known for cracking down on illegal immigration and housing inmates in tents outside in the desert heat was trounced in an election that focused on his own legal troubles.

Smoke in cockpit prompts JetBlue emergency landing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 11:06am

Smoke in the cockpit prompted a JetBlue Airways flight headed for Florida to make an emergency landing in South Carolina.

US says it killed key Islamic State moneyman

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 11:06am

The U.S. military says it killed a key moneyman for the Islamic State group.

Trump signs 'historic' bill to transform VA

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 11:06am

President Donald Trump has signed a bill into law designed to make it easier to fire Department of Veterans Affairs employees.

The Latest: Mayors focus on bipartisan, local leadership

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 10:56am

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Supreme Court sides with immigrants over bad legal advice

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 10:55am

When a lawyer advises that a plea deal is the best option and won't result in deportation, most immigrants facing criminal charges agree to plead guilty.

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McConnell's focus: finding votes for Senate health care bill

Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 10:50am

Cheered on by the White House, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is focusing on finding the votes he'll need to push the Republican plan for dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law through the Senate.

Man accused of killing deputy, 2 others takes plea deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 10:36am

An Arkansas man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after pleading guilty to killing a sheriff's deputy and two other people last month.

Utah teen to spend 10 years to life in jail for stabbing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 10:36am

A Utah teen will serve time in prison for a violent attack last year where he stabbed four classmates and himself and hit a fifth person with a staff.

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Supreme Court could reveal action on travel ban at any time

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 10:28am

The Supreme Court has almost certainly decided what to do about President Donald Trump's travel ban affecting citizens of six mostly Muslim countries.

The Latest: Trump says he's told 'a straight story' on Comey

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 10:27am

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Man convicted of sexually assaulting 12-year-old to go free

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 10:19am

A New Jersey man convicted of having sex with a 12-year-old girl is to be freed from prison — and cannot be retried — after an appeals court found that "fatal" mistakes made at the trial left the verdicts unintelligible.

Doctors: Officer stabbed in neck at airport recovering well

Mike Householder and Jeff Karoub, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 10:19am

The Flint, Michigan, airport officer stabbed in the neck during what authorities are investigating as a terrorist act is recovering well from a 12-inch "slash" that caused significant bleeding but spared major arteries and a nerve by "millimeters," one of his doctors said Friday.

Judge orders changes at Wisconsin juvenile prisons

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 10:18am

A federal judge says Wisconsin's use of solitary confinement in its juvenile prisons poses "acute, immediate and enduring" harm to young inmates and is ordering that it be dramatically scaled back.

Emmy-winning TV journalist Gabe Pressman dies at 93

Kiley Armstrong, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 10:06am

Gabe Pressman, an intrepid, Emmy-winning journalist who still relished going to work at the age of 93, died in his sleep early Friday at a Manhattan hospital.

Pride and prejudice? Race tinges LGBT celebrations

Deepti Hajela, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 10:06am

Gay pride marches in New York City, San Francisco and in between this weekend will have plenty of participants — and also protests directed at them from other members of the LGBT community, speaking out against what they see as increasingly corporate celebrations that prioritize the experiences of gay white men and ignore issues facing black and brown LGBT people.

The Latest: Cindy spurs flash flood watches around the South

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 10:06am

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Justice Department backs Texas 'sanctuary city' law in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 10:06am

The Trump administration is backing a Texas "sanctuary city" crackdown in court ahead of a federal judge deciding whether to put the new law on hold.

Rats! DC working to fight rodent problem as complaints rise

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 10:06am

The nation's capital is taking a modern approach to dealing with an old problem: rats.

Report: Man gets 16 years in prison for cocaine trafficking

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 10:06am

A Panamanian man who authorities say ran an international cocaine trafficking ring has been sentenced to 16 years in prison.