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Vandals obliterate info on Emmett Till marker in Mississippi

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 1:52pm

A civil rights historical marker in Mississippi has been vandalized, obliterating information about black teenager Emmett Till, who was kidnapped and lynched in 1955.

AP sources: US to say China among worst on human trafficking

Josh Lederman and Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 1:52pm

The Trump administration is poised to declare China among the world's worst offenders on human trafficking, U.S. officials said Monday, putting the world's most populous country in the same category as North Korea, Zimbabwe and Syria,

Jury has verdict for Phoenix woman in death of young cousin

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 1:47pm

Jurors say they have a verdict in the murder trial of an Arizona woman charged in the death of a 10-year-old girl who was locked in a small plastic storage box.

Supreme Court sides with same-sex couples in Arkansas suit

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 1:42pm

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of same-sex couples who complained that an Arkansas birth certificate law discriminated against them, reversing a state court's ruling that married lesbian couples must get a court order to have both spouses listed on their children's birth certificates.

The Latest: Top Republican trims defense budget plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 1:42pm

The Latest on the House Armed Services Committee's defense budget for the 2018 fiscal year (all times EDT):

Former federal officer pleads guilty in wife's killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 1:40pm

A former federal officer convicted in a deadly shooting rampage has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his estranged wife.

Utah group files 2018 medical marijuana ballot initiative

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 1:40pm

A group of activists and Utah residents with chronic conditions has launched a ballot initiative to ask voters next year to pass a broad medical marijuana law.

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Top Republican to press for $705 billion defense budget

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 1:38pm

An influential House committee chairman will press his case on Monday for a $705 billion defense budget in 2018, more military spending than at any point during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and a level even a number of his Republican colleagues don't support.

Missouri NAACP tells travelers to be careful in the state

Summer Ballentine, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 1:34pm

The Missouri NAACP issued an advisory that tells travelers to be careful while in the state because of a danger that civil rights won't be respected, state chapter President Rod Chapel said Monday.

Trial begins of ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio's immigration actions

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 1:34pm

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's criminal trial opened Monday over his defiance of the courts in traffic patrols that targeted immigrants, marking the most aggressive effort to hold the former lawman of metro Phoenix accountable for tactics that critics say racially profiled Latinos.

The Latest: Rabbi charged with benefits fraud released

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 1:34pm

The Latest on a New Jersey public welfare benefits fraud case (all times local):

Oregon ranching standoff defendant gets home detention

Steven Dubois, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 1:34pm

An Oregon man who took part in the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge has been sentenced to six months of home detention.

The Latest: Colorado baker disputes anti-discrimination law

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 1:30pm

The Latest on the U.S. Supreme Court taking up a case about whether bakers can discriminate against same-sex couples (all times local):

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Vintage Disneyland concept map sells at auction for $708,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 1:30pm

A hand-drawn map that shows Walt Disney's original ideas for Disneyland has sold at auction for $708,000.

2 GOP lawmakers to take seats after special election wins

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 1:23pm

The Republican winner of the most expensive House race ever is preparing to take her seat representing Atlanta's outskirts, along with a South Carolina Republican who claimed a narrower-than-expected victory to retain a strongly Republican seat.

The Latest: Family wants video released in police shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 1:20pm

The Latest on a police shooting in South Carolina (all times local):

The Latest: Montana search may be linked to bank robberies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 1:20pm

The Latest on a fugitive arrested in Kansas and an investigation into a series of bank robberies. (all times local):

Officials: Father of missing California boy was flight risk

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 1:20pm

Authorities say the father of a missing California boy had become a flight risk when he was arrested on a murder charge last week in Las Vegas.

Feds don't need warrant to subpoena Oregon drug data

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 1:10pm

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency doesn't need a court order to subpoena a prescription drug database kept by the state of Oregon.

Disruptions addressed in Northern Plains military exercises

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 1:04pm

Two years after the Air Force opened a massive training complex over the Northern Plains, ranchers who have complained about the military aircraft exercises say progress has been made in addressing their concerns, thanks in large part to a new advisory group.