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No Russia collusion, Trump son-in-law Kushner tells Congress

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 12:51pm

Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner denied Monday that he colluded with Russians in the course of President Donald Trump's White House bid and declared he has "nothing to hide."

Evacuations ordered near wildfire in northeast Washington

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 12:44pm

People living near a wildfire in a rural area of northeast Washington state have been ordered to evacuate.

Man charged with attacking 4 homeless people with a hammer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 12:41pm

A man is charged with attacking four homeless people with a hammer as they slept in a vacant St. Louis school building, critically injuring two of the victims.

Highway Patrol now says 6 people taken to hospitals, not 8, after vehicle hits pedestrians in fatal South Dakota crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 12:41pm

Highway Patrol now says 6 people taken to hospitals, not 8, after vehicle hits pedestrians in fatal South Dakota crash.

Arizona hikers clinging to trees rescued from flooded canyon

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 12:37pm

A helicopter rescued hikers clinging to tree branches and perched on boulders as fast-moving floodwaters tore through a normally quiet creek in Arizona, where unpredictable summer storms rapidly wash churning torrents into canyons and overwhelm those looking to take advantage of cooler weather.

Wildlife managers euthanize bear that bothered Idaho campers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 12:37pm

Wildlife managers have trapped and killed a black bear after the animal kept making contact with people camping in a popular central Idaho recreation area.

Suspect dead after shootout with police on I-55

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 12:31pm

Authorities say a carjacking suspect died Monday after a shootout with police on a busy stretch of interstate near St. Louis.

Trump intensifies criticism of his own attorney general

Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 12:11pm

President Donald Trump took a new swipe at Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday, referring to him in a tweet as "beleaguered" and wondering why Sessions isn't digging into Hillary Clinton's alleged contacts with Russia.

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Charlie Gard parents drop legal fight, agree to let him die

Caroline Spiezio, Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 12:11pm

The parents of Charlie Gard, whose battle to get their critically ill baby experimental treatment stirred international sympathy and controversy, dropped their legal effort Monday, saying tearfully that it was time to let their son die.

Pentagon cites unsafe Chinese intercept of US plane

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 12:02pm

The pilot of a U.S. Navy EP-3 surveillance plane took evasive action to avoid possible collision with a Chinese fighter jet during an encounter off the Korean peninsula, a Pentagon spokesman said Monday.

Suspect in bank robberies pleads not guilty to other charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:51am

A man suspected of bank robberies in five states pleaded not guilty Monday to unrelated charges in Nebraska.

Driver charged in smuggling-related deaths of 10 immigrants

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:33am

The driver of a broiling tractor-trailer found packed with immigrants outside a Walmart in San Antonio was charged Monday in the deaths of 10 of his passengers and could face the death penalty over the hellish journey.

Teenage driver livestreams part of deadly crash on Instagram

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:33am

A teenage driver lost control of her car while she was livestreaming on Instagram and recorded part of the crash that killed her younger sister in California.

The Latest: Kushner says he 'did not collude with Russia'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:33am

The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Russia investigations (all times local):

James A. Finley, longtime AP photographer in St. Louis, dies

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:33am

James A. Finley, an acclaimed photojournalist who served as a mentor to countless others during his 22 years as The Associated Press staff photographer in St. Louis, has died. He was 76.

GOP Rep. Brooks uses audio of Scalise shooting in Senate ad

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:33am

Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks is using audio of last month's shooting involving GOP Whip Steve Scalise and other Republican congressmen in a campaign ad touting his support for gun rights.

As fatal overdoses rise, pioneering police effort evolves

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:13am

Gloucester is seeing more heroin overdoses today than it did two years ago when it introduced a unique amnesty program replicated by hundreds of police departments across the nation that encourages addicts to turn in their drugs to police without fear of arrest in order to get fast-tracked for treatment.

Woman accused of stealing flowers from graves gets jail time

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:13am

A Michigan woman accused of stealing flowers from local cemeteries that authorities say she used to decorate her home has been sentenced to jail.

Nobody hurt as 21 coal-hauling cars derail in San Antonio

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:11am

Officials say 21 freight cars hauling coal from Wyoming have derailed in South Texas as temperatures reached the triple digits.

Damage, power outages reported after Maryland severe weather

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 11:02am

A National Weather Service team is headed to Maryland's Eastern Shore to determine whether a tornado touched down there.