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Texas sued again over abortion year after Supreme Court loss

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 3:32pm

Planned Parenthood and other groups sued Texas on Thursday over a new ban on a second-trimester abortion procedure, the state's first major anti-abortion measure since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a law that had prompted more than half of its abortion clinics to close.

Suspect pleads not guilty in kidnapping of Chinese scholar

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 3:32pm

A 28-year-old man charged in the abduction of a University of Illinois scholar from China has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Family of woman shot by Minneapolis police want changes

Amy Forliti and Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 3:12pm

The family of an Australian woman shot dead by a Minneapolis police officer wants changes in police protocols, including a look at how often officers are required to turn on their body cameras, a family attorney told local media.

Publicly assailed by Trump, Sessions says he's staying on

Eric Tucker and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 3:12pm

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, publicly skewered by his boss for stepping clear of the Russia-Trump investigations, declared Thursday he still loves his job and plans to stay on. Yet Donald Trump's airing of his long-simmering frustrations with Sessions raised significant new questions about the future of the nation's top prosecutor.


GOP leaders plan Tuesday health vote, it's an uphill climb

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 3:02pm

Republican leaders pushed toward a Senate vote next Tuesday on resurrecting their nearly flat-lined health care bill. Their uphill drive was further complicated by the ailing GOP Sen. John McCain's potential absence and a dreary report envisioning that the number of uninsured Americans would soar.


Despite cancer diagnosis, McCain says, 'I'll be back soon'

Donna Cassata, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 3:02pm

Battling brain cancer, John McCain on Thursday vowed to return to the Senate, leveling fresh criticism at the Trump administration and aiming a good-natured dig at Republican and Democratic colleagues shaken by news of his diagnosis.

US praises Sudan on counterterrorism despite blacklist

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 3:02pm

The Trump administration is praising Sudan for improving its counterterrorism record despite keeping it on a blacklist of countries that sponsor terrorism.

The Latest: Fire crews slow progress of California wildfire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 3:02pm

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Baltimore reviews cases of police accused of planting drugs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 2:53pm

Baltimore's top prosecutor announced a review Thursday of nearly 100 cases involving three officers who appear in a body camera video that allegedly shows evidence being fabricated.

Powerful storms cause damage, flooding in Midwest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 2:50pm

Several hundred people evacuated their homes early Thursday in the small western Wisconsin community of Arcadia as heavy rain sent a creek over its banks.

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington dies in LA at 41

Anthony McCartney and Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 2:43pm

Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington, who sold millions of albums with a unique mix of hard rock, hip-hop and rap, was found dead in his home near Los Angeles on Thursday, the Los Angeles County coroner says. He was 41.

New Jersey fisherman tries to save brother, but both drown

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 2:21pm

Authorities say two brothers who were fishing in New Jersey have died after one got into trouble while swimming and the other tried to save him.

Television networks return to old obsession with Simpson

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 2:21pm

Television networks returned to the scene of an old obsession by casting aside regular daytime programming Thursday to cover O.J. Simpson's parole hearing in Nevada on an armed robbery conviction.

3 charged with helping South Carolina inmate escape

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 2:11pm

Three people have been arrested for helping an inmate escape from a maximum-security prison in South Carolina, officials said Thursday.

2 missing Burundi teens entered Canada; no foul play seen

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 2:02pm

Police have received reports that two of the Burundi teenagers missing after an international robotics competition were seen crossing the border into Canada.

Tribe wants centuries-old remains found in Idaho

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 1:52pm

At least one tribe will seek possession of human bones found protruding from an Idaho badger hole after tests determined they weren't from modern day homicide victims but belonged to people who lived five centuries ago.

The Latest: White House says Mueller should focus on Russia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 1:32pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions (all times local):

Girl says her mom asked for forgiveness before stabbing her

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 1:32pm

Everyone was asleep when Isabel Martinez began stabbing her children and then fatally stabbed her husband as he tried to seek help, her daughter told a child welfare caseworker.

The Latest: Burundi team may have disappeared on own accord

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 12:57pm

The Latest on Burundi teenagers gone missing from international robotics competition in Washington, D.C. (all times local):