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Canadian polygamous leader found guilty of having 25 wives

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 6:10pm

Two former leaders of an isolated polygamous community in Canada were convicted Monday of practicing polygamy after a decades-long legal fight, setting up another potential court battle over the constitutionality of Canada's polygamy laws.


Trump says upcoming health vote is GOP's chance to keep vow

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 6:02pm

A peeved President Donald Trump browbeat Republican opponents of his party's reeling health care bill Monday, asserting that his predecessor's signature overhaul has meant "death" and saying the Senate's planned faceoff vote is their chance to keep their pledge to repeal it.

Abortion opponents let Kentucky clinic buffer zone stand

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 6:02pm

Abortion opponents have agreed to a federal restraining order that keeps them from gathering on a patch of sidewalk outside the only clinic still performing abortions in Kentucky.

Dems block passage of intelligence bill

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 5:54pm

House Democrats are blocking the passage of a noncontroversial intelligence policy bill.

The Latest: Rescuer held boy he plucked from flash flood

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 5:51pm

The Latest on the rescue of hikers stranded by a flash flood (all times local):

The Latest: Abortion protesters OK letting buffer zone stand

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 5:51pm

The Latest on a temporary restraining order limiting abortion protesters at a Kentucky clinic (all times local):

Reinforcements arrive to help with destructive Montana fires

Matt Volz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 5:36pm

Crews and equipment from 34 states arrived Monday to help fight four massive wildfires that have destroyed a dozen homes in eastern Montana and forced ranchers to let their livestock loose as the blazes spread unhindered across roads, rivers and man-made fire lines.

Judge indefinitely halts deportation of 1,400-plus Iraqis

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 5:36pm

A federal judge in Detroit has indefinitely stopped the deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqis who fear physical harm if kicked out of the U.S.

The Latest: Trump talks about firing Price over Senate vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 5:36pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to the Boy Scout Jamboree (all times local):

Personnel records out for Minnesota officer who shot woman

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 5:29pm

The personnel records for a Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an Australian woman were released Monday, providing some detail about the training courses the officer took but no insight into his performance on the job.

Highway Patrol: 2 dead, 6 hurt in South Dakota crash

James Nord, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 5:21pm

Two people were killed and six others hurt when an 81-year-old woman drove into a group of people and then into a nursing home Monday in southeast South Dakota in an apparent accident, authorities said.

The Latest: Woman pleads guilty in fiance's kayaking death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 5:18pm

The Latest on a woman pleading guilty in connection to her fiance's April 2015 kayaking death (all times local):

APNewsBreak: Rail design led to deadliness of train crash

Michael Balsamo and Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 5:18pm

Federal investigators have concluded that a fiery crash between a commuter train and an SUV that killed six people in the suburbs in 2015 was extra deadly because of an unusual rail design, a U.S. official told The Associated Press on Monday.

Woman accused in fiance's river kayaking death pleads guilty

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 5:11pm

A woman who was accused of intentionally drowning her fiance in the Hudson River by tampering with his kayak as part of a murderous plot to collect on his life insurance pleaded guilty on Monday to a lesser charge that could minimize the amount of additional time she spends in jail.

Relocate, kill are among options studied for mountain goats

Phuong Le, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 5:11pm

Olympic National Park officials are weighing several options to remove mountain goats from the park, including a plan to capture and relocate as many of the animals as possible and shooting others.

Immigrants wept, pleaded for water and pounded on the truck

Frank Bajak and Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 5:01pm

The tractor-trailer was pitch-black inside, crammed with maybe 90 immigrants or more, and already hot when it left the Texas border town of Laredo for the 150-mile trip north to San Antonio.

No Russia collusion, 'nothing to hide,' Kushner tells Senate

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 5:01pm

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner answered questions from Senate investigators for hours behind closed doors Monday, acknowledging four meetings with Russians during and after Trump's victorious White House bid and insisting he had "nothing to hide." He emerged smiling to publicly declare, "All of my actions were proper."

Justice Dept. pick could face questions on Russian bank ties

Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 5:01pm

President Donald Trump's pick for a top Justice Department post could face questions during a Tuesday Senate confirmation hearing about his work for a leading Russian bank with ties to President Vladimir Putin.

Trump intensifies criticism of his own attorney general

Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 4:50pm

President Donald Trump took a remarkable new swipe at his own attorney general on Monday, referring to Jeff Sessions in a tweet as "beleaguered" while privately musing about whether he should fire his longtime ally.

Senate confirms GOP lawyer for No. 2 role at Interior

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 4:50pm

The Senate on Monday confirmed David Bernhardt, a lawyer and former Interior Department official, as deputy Interior secretary, second in command to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.