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Depp's 'assassin' comments the latest in celebrity anger

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 3:40pm

Johnny Depp apologized Friday for joking about assassinating Donald Trump during an appearance at a large festival in Britain, the latest example of artists using violent imagery when dealing with the president.

$20,000 in reward money given out for help catching inmates

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 3:40pm

Georgia authorities have given $10,000 apiece to two Tennessee households for help catching two inmates accused of killing their guards while escaping from a prison bus.

Video of gaming Seattle officer discussing shooting removed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 3:25pm

After an online outcry, a Seattle Police Department video in which an officer playing a video game discussed the recent fatal police shooting of a pregnant mother has been removed from social media.

Judge orders changes at Wisconsin juvenile prisons

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 3:25pm

A federal judge issued a stinging rebuke Friday of disciplinary practices at Wisconsin's youth prisons, saying state officials have demonstrated a "callous indifference" to the harm caused to juvenile inmates by the use of solitary confinement, pepper spray and shackles.

Teens handcuffed for selling water on National Mall

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 3:25pm

An elected official in Washington is asking U.S. Park Police why teenagers were handcuffed for selling bottled water on the National Mall.

Trump labors to make Mueller-Comey tie a key talking point

Eric Tucker and Jake Pearson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 3:20pm

Robert Mueller, the somber-faced and demanding FBI director who led the bureau through the Sept. 11 attacks, and James Comey, his more approachable and outwardly affable successor, may be poles apart stylistically but both command a wealth of respect in the law enforcement and legal community.

Dozen frustrated Dems face steep challenge to unseat Pelosi

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 3:14pm

A dozen or so House Democrats want Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to go after a dispiriting loss in a Georgia House election. They just don't know how to make it happen.

Dallas officer charged with assault in death of woman

Claudia Lauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 3:14pm

A grand jury has recommended an aggravated assault charge against a Dallas police officer who shot and killed a woman in a January confrontation involving a stolen car.

Wounded Rep. Steve Scalise out of intensive care

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 3:14pm

Wounded congressman Steve Scalise has been moved out of the intensive care unit.

Cindy's remnants: Street flooding from South to the Midwest

Erik Schelzig and Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 3:14pm

Rain bands reeling away from Tropical Depression Cindy spread drenching rains from the Southeast to the Midwest, triggering flash flood warnings over several states including West Virginia, whose residents on Friday marked the anniversary of deadly floods last June.

The Latest: Mayors focus on bipartisan, local leadership

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 3:10pm

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Judge fines Kobach over document he took to Trump meeting

Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 3:06pm

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach was fined $1,000 on Friday by a federal magistrate judge for "patently misleading representations" he made to the court about the contents of a document he was photographed taking into a November meeting with then President-elect Donald Trump.

Trump adviser who advocated violence visits White House

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 3:00pm

An adviser to President Donald Trump's campaign who called for Hillary Clinton to be shot is visiting the White House.

'Sonny' Franzese, oldest federal prisoner, is freed at 100

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 3:00pm

A reputed Colombo crime family underboss and the oldest inmate in the federal prison system has been released at the age of 100.

2 on Thunderbirds jet in Ohio accident taken to hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 3:00pm

A Thunderbirds Air Force jet went off a runway while preparing for an Ohio air show, and authorities say the jet's two occupants have been taken to a hospital.

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WaPo: Obama admin 'choked' on Russia, former official says

Eugene Scott, CNN  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:59pm

A former Obama official said the previous administration "sort of choked" in its effort to punish Russian President Vladimir Putin over his attempts to influence the US presidential election in Donald Trump's favor, The Washington Post reported Friday.

US drops terror reward for Somali al-Shabab leader

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:56pm

The Trump administration has quietly rescinded a reward of up to $5 million for information about a top member of the al-Qaida-allied extremist group al-Shabab in Somalia amid reports he may be in talks with the Somali government to leave the organization.

Senators ask military to review AP report on Yemen torture

Desmond Butler and Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:49pm

Two senior U.S. senators are asking Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to investigate reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates accused of torturing detainees in Yemen.

The Latest: Fire danger prompts tribe to impose restrictions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:47pm

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The Latest: West Virginia recalls deadly flood as Cindy near

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:40pm

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