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

Josh Lederman and Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 12:10pm

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,

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Philando Castile family reaches $3M settlement in death

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 12:07pm

The mother of Philando Castile, a black motorist killed by a Minnesota police officer last July, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement with the city that employed the officer, avoiding a federal wrongful death lawsuit that attorneys said could have taken years to resolve.

Former federal officer pleads guilty in wife's killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 12:07pm

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

Federal judge considers fate of Texas 'sanctuary cities' law

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 12:01pm

A federal judge on Monday heard arguments before he decides whether a new Texas "sanctuary cities" crackdown backed by the Trump administration can take effect.

The Latest: Defense: Verdict in Baby Doe case a 'travesty'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 12:00pm

The Latest on the second-degree murder conviction of a Massachusetts man who killed his ex-girlfriend's 2-year-old daughter and dumped her bagged remains in the ocean (all times local):

The Latest: Probable cause to hold teens in child's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 11:58am

The Latest on 3 Mississippi teenagers charged in connection with the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy (all times local):

Vandals obliterate info on Emmett Till marker in Mississippi

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 11:56am

A civil rights historical marker in Mississippi has been vandalized.

The Latest: Prosecutor uses Joe Arpaio's words against him

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 11:50am

The Latest on the trial of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio (all times local):

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New study of Seattle's $15 minimum wage says it costs jobs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 11:45am

Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage law has cost the city jobs, according to a study released Monday that contradicted another new study published last week.

Police: Girl's actions caused her to fall from NY park ride

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 11:45am

As authorities tried to determine exactly how a 14-year-old Delaware girl managed to fall from a New York amusement park ride, one industry expert said even the strictest safety guidelines won't prevent accidents if customers don't follow the rules.

Disruptions addressed in Northern Plains military exercises

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 11:44am

Two years after the Air Force opened the massive Powder River Training Complex over the Northern Plains, ranchers impacted by military aircraft exercises say progress has been made in addressing disruptions.

Personal chemistry key as Trump meets India PM for 1st time

Matthew Pennington and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 11:44am

President Donald Trump meets for the first time Monday with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and personal chemistry as much as policy could determine the direction of future relations.

The Latest: Pakistan militant punished as India PM visits US

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 11:30am

The Latest on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with President Donald Trump (all times local):

The Latest: US mayors OK plan to use only renewable energy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 11:25am

The Latest on the U.S. Conference of Mayors' resolutions to fight climate change (all times local):

Bombs found in Montana home after Kansas fugitive's arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 11:17am

Montana authorities say they found homemade bombs in a home after the arrest of a man accused of shooting at a Kansas state trooper.

More evacuations in wildfire near Utah ski resort town

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 11:07am

Firefighters were bracing for strong winds Monday as they fought a southern Utah wildfire that's forced more than 1,500 people from homes and cabins as crews in California got a handle on a brush fire that closed a freeway.

Joe Arpaio on trial over immigration actions echoing Trump's

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 11:07am

The immigration rhetoric and crackdowns pushed by President Donald Trump have a familiar ring in Arizona, where former Sheriff Joe Arpaio once used similar tactics to become a national figure.

Auctioned lots on northern Idaho lake sell for $7.8M

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 11:01am

The Idaho Department of Lands has auctioned 14 lots along Payette Lake for more than $7.8 million.

Yellowstone wants brucellosis quarantine facility for bison

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 10:57am

Yellowstone National Park is taking steps toward turning part of its bison trap at the northern edge of the park into a certified brucellosis quarantine facility.

Tom Price, U.S. health secretary, meets with business leaders in Sandy, promotes health reform

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Jun 26th - 10:56am

U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price talked with state business leaders Monday morning during a stop in Utah, making his pitch for the health care reform bill currently pending in the Senate.