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Syria denies US allegations of coming chemical attack

Philip Issa and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 6:44am

The involvement of external powers in the Syrian war continued to accelerate Tuesday as President Bashar Assad's government and Russia dismissed White House allegations that it was preparing a new chemical weapons attack.

Aggressive bees swarm, kill dog as Florida family watches

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 6:30am

A swarm of bees swarmed and killed a 45-pound dog as a terrified Florida family watched from inside their home.

Detroit house fire kills 3-year-old twins, grandmother

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 6:22am

A woman who died along with her 3-year-old twin grandsons following an early-morning house fire Tuesday in Detroit was found inside with one of the children in her arms, apparently trying to escape the blaze, a fire official said.

Police: 9-year-old boy dies after shooting in Indianapolis

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 6:03am

Police say a 9-year-old boy has died after being shot at an Indianapolis apartment complex.

3 sentenced in Mississippi in police officers' deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:50am

Three people who pleaded guilty in connection to the deaths of two Mississippi police officers have been sentenced.

Inmate details 4 prison killings: 'I did it for nothing'

Allen G. Breed and Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:14am

One by one, Denver Simmons recalled, he and his partner lured inmates into his cell. William Scruggs was promised cookies in exchange for doing some laundry; Jimmy Ham thought he was coming to snort some crushed pills.

Yale sues Connecticut over gender-neutral restrooms

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:10am

Yale University is suing Connecticut over its plan to turn single-user restrooms into gender-neutral bathrooms at its law school.

Teens accused of blowing money on jewelry, cars and teeth

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 5:00am

Six Florida teens are accused of stealing a man's life savings and blowing it on jewelry, cars and even gold teeth.

Male, female, X: DC giving drivers a new option on licenses

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:51am

The District of Columbia is giving residents a new gender option on their driver's licenses or identification cards issued by the city's department of motor vehicles.

Police: Boy dies after being shot in yard of Chicago home

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 4:50am

Police say a 13-year-old boy has died after being shot in the backyard of a Chicago home.

Ruling in travel ban leaves myriad questions unanswered

Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:53am

The Supreme Court's decision to partially reinstate President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban has left the effort to keep some foreigners out of the United States in a murky middle ground, with unanswered questions and possibly more litigation ahead.

Europe's once positive world view of US slips under Trump

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:40am

Slightly more Europeans now view the United States unfavorably under President Donald Trump than favorably, according to a survey of public attitudes in three dozen countries that comes as Trump prepares for a return visit to the continent early next month.

Who can get around the travel ban?

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:13am

Even as it allowed a limited version of the Trump administration's travel ban to take effect for now, the Supreme Court carved out a major exception.

New limbs for growing bodies: Mutilated albinos get refitted

Julie Jacobson and Verena Dobnik, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 1:23am

Baraka Cosmas, 7, is missing half his right arm. Mwigulu Matonange, 14, lost his left arm. Emmanuel Festo, 15, lost his right, plus the fingers of his left hand. Pendo Sengerema, 16, had an arm severed at the elbow.

15 inmates indicted in MA prison disturbance

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 12:45am

Fifteen inmates at a maximum security prison in Massachusetts are facing multiple charges in connection to a riot earlier this year that destroyed a housing unit.

Utah wildfire grows as 2 powerful California blazes spread

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 12:28am

The nation's largest wildfire has forced more than 1,500 people from their homes and cabins in a southern Utah mountain area home to a ski town and popular fishing lake.

Q&A: Murkiness follows Supreme Court's action on travel ban

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 11:24pm

On again, off again, off again, off again and now, partly back on: That's the peculiar route of President Donald Trump's travel ban after a Supreme Court decision Monday allowing a limited version to take effect.

Lightning storm ignites multiple wildfires in Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 11:00pm

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says a lightning storm ignited multiple fires in Southwest Idaho.

California father accused of killing son to appear in court

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 10:46pm

Detectives believe a 5-year-old California boy who has been missing for two months was killed by his father after a family trip to Disneyland. But despite weeks of intensive searches, investigators have not yet found the boy's body.

'Baby Doe' mom to be sentenced, day after ex is convicted

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 10:15pm

The mother of a 2-year-old girl who became known as Baby Doe after her remains washed up on a Boston Harbor island is scheduled to be sentenced.