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'Complete devastation' for some near California wildfire

Scott Smith and Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 10:11am

A chimney and a cinder block wall is all that's left standing among rubble that was a house Miki Crawford and her family called home for 22 years, after a wildfire raced through her rural California community, the former nurses' aide said.

Democrats herald agreement on sweeping Russia sanctions bill

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 10:01am

Congressional Democrats announced Saturday that a bipartisan group of House and Senate negotiators have reached an agreement on a sweeping Russia sanctions package to punish Moscow for meddling in the presidential election and its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria.

Ohio prosecutor: Infant whose remains found was born alive

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 9:41am

The attorney for an 18-year-old Ohio woman accused of burying an infant alive outside her family's home said the teen is a "very good person" who has worked with disabled children.

NAACP to embark on listening tour to plan its future

Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 9:41am

The NAACP announced on Saturday it would embark on a nationwide listening tour to talk to its local members and help figure out what the future of the nation's oldest civil rights organization should be.

3 years after police chokehold death, US probe grinds on

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 9:30am

When federal prosecutors asked to meet last month with Eric Garner's family, it stoked speculation that their investigation into his death was finally nearing a resolution three years after his last words — "I can't breathe" — became a rallying cry for protests over police killings of black men.

Kushner discloses additional $10M in assets

Garance Burke, Bernard Condon and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 9:21am

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner "inadvertently omitted" more than 70 assets worth at least $10.6 million from his personal financial disclosure reports, according to revised paperwork released Friday.

The Latest: Councilwoman suggests outsider for police chief

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 9:21am

The Latest on the resignation of Minneapolis' police chief amid the investigation into the fatal shooting of an Australian woman by an officer (all times local):

'Flashy' Florida boy caught 4 times in 6 weeks for car theft

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 9:14am

Police say the mother of a 10-year-old Florida boy arrested four times in six weeks for stealing cars is asking for help controlling her son.

7 students face hearings in Merchant Marine Academy probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 9:14am

A federal lawyer says seven suspended men's soccer players at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy face campus disciplinary hearings over allegations of sexual misconduct, coercion and hazing.

Suspect in southwest Idaho killing found dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 9:14am

A man wanted in connection with the killing of a southwestern Idaho woman has been found dead.

The Latest: Senators update plans for Trump Jr., Manafort

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 9:11am

The Latest on the probe into allegations of Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election (all times local):

Trump Jr., Manafort may be interviewed privately by senators

Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 9:01am

President Donald Trump's eldest son and his former campaign chairman won't be forced to testify publicly next week and are instead discussing being privately interviewed by a Senate committee investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 election, the panel said.

Vermont working on rule for pond use after clash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 8:31am

The commissioner of the Vermont Environmental Conservation Department is expected to release language for a proposed rule aimed at solving a clash between a rowing center and cottage owners over use of Great Hosmer Pond.

Trump fires off volley of angry tweets on Russia probe

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 8:08am

Hours before he was to help commission a new aircraft carrier at a patriotic ceremony on the Virginia coast, President Donald Trump fired off a volley of early morning tweets that again showed how furious he remains over multiple investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Optimism survives on 25th anniversary of Seeds of Peace

David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 8:08am

Middle East peace is no closer today than it was a quarter century ago when Seeds of Peace brought the first Israeli and Palestinian teens together in the woods of Maine. But the latest group to spend time together sees reason for optimism.

Reward tops $100K: Where did it come from and who gets it?

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 7:36am

When two Georgia inmates escaped from a prison bus leaving two dead guards in their wake, the reward for information leading to their capture rose quickly.

Mixed signals from Trump White House on health care strategy

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 6:37am

Repeal and replace "Obamacare." Just repeal. Or let it fail — maybe with a little nudge. President Donald Trump has sent a flurry of mixed messages, raising questions about the White House strategy on health care.

Federal grand jury indicts US soldier on terrorism charges

Caleb Jones, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 4:20am

A federal grand jury in Hawaii indicted a U.S. soldier Friday for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State group.

Congressional tradition allows McCain time to battle cancer

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 2:19am

A long illness that keeps Sen. John McCain from his duties in the Senate isn't likely to be challenged.