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Fellow cops finish slain New York state trooper's treehouse

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 2:00pm

Nearly three dozen law enforcement officers have completed a treehouse that a New York state trooper was building for his daughter when he was killed in the line of duty earlier this month.

Veteran officer shot for 3rd time; in good condition

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 2:00pm

A New Orleans police officer is recovering from a leg wound after being shot for the third time in his law enforcement career.

The Latest: Prosecutor pushes for law protecting abused kids

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 2:00pm

The Latest on the sentencing of a father of a missing Hawaii boy (all times local):

Woman accused in fiance's river kayaking death pleads guilty

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 2:00pm

A woman accused of removing a drain plug from her fiance's kayak and contributing to his drowning on New York's Hudson river has pleaded guilty.

APNewsBreak: Rail design led to deadliness of NY train crash

Michael Balsamo and Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 2:00pm

A U.S. official says federal investigators have concluded that an unusual rail design contributed to the death toll in a fiery commuter rail crash that killed six people in a New York City suburb in 2015.

Pharmacology profs call drug in Ohio execution 'unsuitable'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 2:00pm

Fifteen pharmacology professors are arguing to stop the impending execution of a condemned Ohio killer on grounds that a sedative being used is incapable of inducing unconsciousness or preventing severe pain.

Man dead after shootout with police on Missouri interstate

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 1:50pm

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

Officials confirm tornado hit Maryland's Eastern Shore

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 1:50pm

The National Weather Service has confirmed that tornado touched down in Maryland's Eastern Shore.

UPDATED

Trucker charged in 10 deaths in immigrant-smuggling case

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 1:40pm

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.

Black bear euthanized after encounters with Idaho campers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 1:40pm

Wildlife managers have killed a black bear after a string of encounters with people at a popular Idaho recreation area, including one in which a camper awoke with her foot in the bear's mouth.

Dog governor tried to pardon will live, receive training

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 1:40pm

A dog that Maine's governor tried to rescue from a euthanasia sentence will live.

UPDATED

Senate GOP gets new pressure from Trump on health care

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 1:39pm

A peeved President Donald Trump tweaked Republican opponents of his party's reeling health care bill Monday, saying this week's planned faceoff vote is their "last chance to do the right thing" and erase his predecessor's signature overhaul.

Man charged with attacking 4 homeless people with a hammer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 1:31pm

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

Man arraigned in 1 Michigan slaying, suspected in another

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 1:21pm

A man has been arraigned in the death of his ex-wife's husband — one of two Michigan slayings in which he's a suspect.

Suspect in bank robberies pleads not guilty to other charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 1:21pm

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

The Latest: Feinstein wants to summon Sessions to panel

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 1:11pm

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

Court: Officials can't detain immigrants without charges

Mark Pratt, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 1:11pm

Massachusetts court officers do not have the authority to arrest someone suspected of being in the U.S. illegally if that person is not facing criminal charges, the state's highest court ruled Monday.

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.

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.