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US counterterror official says Islamic State still a threat

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 1:22pm

A top counterterrorism official said Friday the world still faces threats from Islamic State militants despite their territorial losses.

Abortion fight rages in Kentucky, which has just 1 clinic

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 1:22pm

Both sides in the abortion fight raging in Kentucky agree on one thing: The stakes are as high as ever in a state that could become the first in the nation without an abortion clinic.

Judge: Florida woman may keep mum on who's paying legal fees

Gary Fineout, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 1:22pm

A three-year-old Florida murder-for-hire case that has spawned national and international interest will continue to have an ongoing mystery: who is paying the attorneys representing one of the suspects?

Bomb suspect's lawyers: Feds drumming up terror theory

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 1:22pm

Lawyers for a man accused of plotting bomb attacks in New Jersey and New York say the government is wrongfully portraying their client as a terrorist.

Trump names lawyer as new acting ethics chief

Stephen Braun, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 1:22pm

President Donald Trump has named a veteran lawyer to oversee the government's ethics agency until a new permanent chief is selected.

Ex-Mexican drug cartel leader gets 30 years in US prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 1:22pm

Prosecutors say a former high-ranking member of the Zetas cartel in Mexico must serve 30 years in a U.S. prison and forfeit $10 million for his drug-related crimes.

In Senate, ailing lawmakers given plenty of time to recover

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 1:03pm

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.

Mattis says US still debating 'big ideas' on Afghan plan

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 1:01pm

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Trump administration is still trying to get right what he calls "the big ideas" for a new Afghanistan war strategy.

Family of missing teen fisherman sues other boy's family

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 1:01pm

The mother of a teenager who disappeared with his friend while boating in the Atlantic Ocean filed suit Friday against the other boy's parents and grandfather, alleging they should have prevented them from taking an ill-equipped boat out to sea.

The Latest: Susan Rice meets with Senate Intel staff

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 1:01pm

The Latest on the ongoing investigations into Russia meddling in the 2016 election (all times local):

The Latest: Sarah Sanders replaces Spicer as press secretary

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 12:51pm

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

Judge signs resignation deal for embattled county recorder

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 12:45pm

A judge is approving a deal for an embattled Utah elected official to resign amid questions about his mental capacity.

Trump's new Ukraine envoy to visit country's embattled east

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 12:45pm

The Trump administration's new special representative for Ukraine negotiations is making his first trip to embattled eastern Ukraine.

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."

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."

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.