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New White House chief usher moves from Trump hotel

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:16pm

First lady Melania Trump is appointing the director of rooms at the Trump Organization's Washington hotel to be the new White House chief usher. It's the latest example of the remarkable co-mingling between President Donald Trump's White House and his business world.

Trump slashes grant for group combatting white extremism

Jay Reeves and Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:16pm

The Trump administration is eliminating funding for a U.S. nonprofit that combats white extremism.

APNewsBreak: Military heads want transgender enlistment hold

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:07pm

Military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services, officials said Friday.

Jury awards ex-Utah officer $2.77M for malicious prosecution

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:07pm

A former West Jordan police officer who took the Utah city to court after enduring a decade of harassment and subsequent retaliation for his labor and sexual harassment complaint with the state says he feels "vindicated" now that a federal jury has awarded him nearly $3 million in damages.

Massachusetts cops recover shotgun taken from stolen cruiser

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:07pm

A Massachusetts police department has recovered a shotgun taken from a stolen police vehicle.

Mobster believed to be oldest in federal prison freed at 100

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:07pm

A reputed Colombo crime family underboss reported to be the oldest inmate in the federal prison system has been released at the age of 100.

A 2nd mistrial: Jury deadlocks in Ohio cop's murder retrial

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:00pm

A second mistrial was declared Friday in the case of a white University of Cincinnati officer who killed an unarmed black motorist during a traffic stop, the latest racially charged police shooting case to show the reluctance of U.S. jurors to convict officers.

The Latest: Trees fall, outages in Tennessee, West Virginia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:00pm

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The Latest: Family demands retrial of cop in man's slaying

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 12:57pm

The Latest on the murder retrial of a white former police officer in Ohio (all times local):

Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller says he opposes current GOP health care bill, dealing blow to its prospects

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 12:55pm

Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller says he opposes current GOP health care bill, dealing blow to its prospects.

Spicer: Trump thinks Russia 'probably' meddled in election

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 12:55pm

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer says the president continues to believe Russia "probably" interfered in the 2016 election, but that "maybe some other countries did as well."

US would welcome effective Syrian effort to defeat IS

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 12:43pm

The U.S. military coalition fighting the Islamic State would welcome a concerted effort by the Syrian government or its Iranian-backed partner forces to defeat IS in its remaining strongholds in eastern Syria, a U.S. spokesman said Friday.

Wounded Rep. Steve Scalise out of intensive care

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 12:40pm

A person close to wounded Rep. Steve Scalise says the Louisiana Republican has been moved out of a hospital intensive care unit.

Pride and prejudice? Race tinges LGBT celebrations

Deepti Hajela, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 12:35pm

Gay pride marches in New York City, San Francisco and in between this weekend will have plenty of participants — and also protests directed at them from other members of the LGBT community, speaking out against what they see as increasingly corporate celebrations that prioritize the experiences of gay white men and ignore issues facing black and brown LGBT people.

Refugee shot by police agrees to plea deal, fined

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 12:35pm

A Somali refugee shot by Utah police will be fined $500 after agreeing to a plea deal in what prosecutors call a failed drug deal and assault just before the February 2016 shooting.

Dallas officer faces charge in shooting death of suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 12:28pm

A grand jury has recommended an aggravated assault charge against a Dallas police officer who shot and killed a suspect in a January incident involving a stolen car.

Judge orders changes at Wisconsin juvenile prisons

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 12:25pm

A federal judge issued a stinging rebuke Friday of disciplinary practices at Wisconsin's youth prisons, saying state officials have demonstrated a "callous indifference" to the harm caused to juvenile inmates by the use of solitary confinement, pepper spray and shackles.

Man arrested over baseball bat death of dad on Father's Day

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 12:25pm

Pennsylvania police say a man accused of beating his dad to death with a baseball bat on Father's Day has been arrested on a Jersey shore boardwalk.

Oklahoma doctor charged in opioid deaths of 5 patients

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 12:25pm

An Oklahoma doctor has been charged with second-degree murder in the overdose deaths of at least five patients from the powerful painkillers and other drugs she had prescribed them.