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Prosecutors use Joe Arpaio's immigration talk against him

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:44pm

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's criminal trial opened Monday over his defiance of the courts in traffic patrols that targeted immigrants, marking the most aggressive effort to hold the former lawman of metro Phoenix accountable for tactics that critics say racially profiled Latinos.

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Utah group files 2018 medical marijuana ballot initiative

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:40pm

Activists who say they are tired of waiting for Utah's conservative Legislature to pass a broad medical marijuana law launched an effort Monday to ask voters next year to pass the law, a move that would bypass state lawmakers.

House ethics panel launches inquiry of 2 Dems, plus aide

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:40pm

The House Ethics committee says it is investigating complaints against two veteran Democratic lawmakers and a top aide to a third Democrat.

Air show attendance down after Air Force Thunderbirds cancel

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:40pm

An Ohio air show's attendance was lower than expected after the Air Force Thunderbirds cancelled performances when an F-16D fighter jet left the runway and flipped over upon landing during preparation for the show.

The Latest: Baby Doe's mother to be sentenced this week

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:38pm

The Latest on the murder conviction of a Massachusetts man in the killing of his ex-girlfriend's 2-year-old daughter, who came to be known as Baby Doe (all times local):

Sheriff: Man killed missing son, 5, after Disneyland trip

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:36pm

Investigators suspect the father of a 5-year-old California boy who has been missing for two months killed the child after a family outing at Disneyland in a plot to get back at his estranged wife during a bitter separation, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said Monday.

Trump eager for big meeting with Putin; some advisers wary

Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:36pm

President Donald Trump is eager to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin with full diplomatic bells and whistles when the two are in Germany for a multinational summit next month. But the idea is exposing deep divisions within the administration on the best way to approach Moscow in the midst of an ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. elections.

The Latest: Trump hails India's Modi for boosting economy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:25pm

The Latest on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with President Donald Trump (all times EDT):

More evacuations in wildfire near Utah ski resort town

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:24pm

The nation's largest wildfire has forced more than 1,500 people from their homes and cabins in a southern Utah mountain area home to a ski town and popular fishing lake.

For Trump and the Republican Party, it's still complicated

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:24pm

For President Donald Trump and the Republican Party, it's still complicated.

Dallas officer turns himself in after being charged in death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:15pm

A Dallas police officer has been released on bond after being indicted on a count of aggravated assault in the shooting death of a woman.

The Latest: Attorney forced to testify against Joe Arpaio

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:05pm

The Latest on the trial of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio (all times local):

Crews begin dismantling Confederate monument in St. Louis

Jim Suhr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:05pm

Crews on Monday began dismantling a divisive Confederate monument in a sprawling park near downtown St. Louis after the city and the Missouri Civil War Museum reached an agreement to have it moved.

Police officer fatally shoots suspect; family wants video

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:05pm

The family of a man killed by an officer working for a South Carolina police department that received heavy scrutiny in a fatal shooting two years ago wants any video of the latest shooting released soon.

US does not need warrant to subpoena Oregon drug data

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:00pm

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency does not need a court order to subpoena a prescription drug database kept by the state of Oregon, but the ruling did not specify whether those subpoenas would violate constitutional protections.

The Latest: Confederate monument in St. Louis being removed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 2:00pm

The Latest on the removal of a Confederate monument in St. Louis. (all times local):

3 accused in child's death held over for grand jury action

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 1:53pm

A judge on Monday agreed there was enough proof to continue holding three Mississippi teens in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy, who authorities say was abducted in a car stolen from a supermarket parking lot.

Vandals obliterate info on Emmett Till marker in Mississippi

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 1:52pm

A civil rights historical marker in Mississippi has been vandalized, obliterating information about black teenager Emmett Till, who was kidnapped and lynched in 1955.

AP sources: US to say China among worst on human trafficking

Josh Lederman and Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 1:52pm

The Trump administration is poised to declare China among the world's worst offenders on human trafficking, U.S. officials said Monday, putting the world's most populous country in the same category as North Korea, Zimbabwe and Syria,

Jury has verdict for Phoenix woman in death of young cousin

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 1:50pm

Jurors say they have a verdict in the murder trial of an Arizona woman charged in the death of a 10-year-old girl who was locked in a small plastic storage box.