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James A. Finley, longtime AP photographer in St. Louis, dies

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:11am

James A. Finley, an acclaimed photojournalist who served as a mentor to countless others during his 22 years as The Associated Press staff photographer in St. Louis, has died. He was 76.

Miami shows embrace Cuba-based artists, as tensions linger

Adriana Gomez Licon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:05am

President Donald Trump's effort to reverse a historic opening with Cuba is raising tensions in South Florida, where some wealthy patrons and institutions are hoping art can unify Cuban exiles and Cubans on the island.

Motorcade escorting remains of Marine killed in plane crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:50am

A motorcade of veterans and motorcycle clubs is escorting the remains of a Marine killed in a military plane crash in Mississippi home to New Jersey.

US student is freed after week held in China in taxi dispute

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:50am

An American university student is free after being detained for a week in China for allegedly injuring a taxi driver who manhandled his mother during a fare dispute, in a case that brought U.S. lawmakers to the student's defense.

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Parents withdraw legal action over their sick baby

Caroline Spiezio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:44am

The parents of critically ill baby Charlie Gard dropped their legal bid Monday to send him to the United States for experimental treatment after new medical tests showed it could no longer help.

Death toll reaches 10 in immigrant-smuggling case in Texas

Eric Gay and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:31am

The death toll climbed to 10 in the case of a broiling tractor-trailer found packed with immigrants, federal authorities said Monday as a suspect in the smuggling case awaited a court appearance.

Court hearing could decide fate of dog pardoned by governor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:31am

A court hearing could determine the fate of a dog that was due to be euthanized before Maine's governor tried to grant the pooch clemency.

Deputy strikes unrelated car during chase, killing driver

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:01am

A South Carolina man has died after a sheriff's deputy struck his car while chasing a stolen vehicle.

Comic-Con hits: 'Black Panther,' Batman, 'Stranger Things'

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 7:54am

From "Black Panther" to Batman, "Stranger Things" to "Blade Runner 2049," and "Ready Player One" to Rep. John Lewis, Comic-Con had something for almost every pop-culture appetite.

The Latest: Kushner on Hill to answer questions about Russia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 7:50am

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

Damage, power outages reported after Maryland severe weather

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 7:45am

Officials on Maryland's Eastern Shore are asking residents to shelter in place after severe weather overnight caused extensive damage and knocked out power to thousands.

Woman arrested in deadly crash that was livestreamed online

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 7:31am

An 18-year-old woman has been arrested in California on suspicion of causing a deadly crash that she recorded live on Instagram.

Interior pick on track for Senate approval despite lobbying

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 7:21am

Democrats and environmental groups are criticizing President Donald Trump's nominee for the No. 2 position at the Interior Department, arguing that David Bernhardt has continued to advise a California water district even after he withdrew his formal registration as a lobbyist last year.

Spokesman: Deputy fired after taking naked photos on duty

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 6:16am

A Florida sheriff's deputy has been fired after authorities say he took partially naked photos of himself while on duty at a county courthouse.

Police: New Orleans off-duty officer shot in leg

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 5:55am

Law enforcement agencies are searching for suspects after a New Orleans off-duty police officer was shot in the leg.

Dog dies in hot car while owner cleans Florida condos

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 5:00am

Authorities say a 2-year-old Chihuahua died in a hot car while its owner was cleaning condominiums in Florida.

Jared Kushner denies reports that he suggested a 'secret back channel' for communications to Russian ambassador

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 4:17am

Jared Kushner denies reports that he suggested a 'secret back channel' for communications to Russian ambassador.

Jared Kushner releases statement detailing 4 contacts with Russians during campaign, transition; denies collusion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 4:05am

Jared Kushner releases statement detailing 4 contacts with Russians during campaign, transition; denies collusion.

Man missing amid flooding in northern Kentucky

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 3:30am

Authorities in northern Kentucky plan to resume searching Monday for a man who was swept away flooding that hit the region.

A frustrated Trump lashes out at Republicans

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 1:00am

President Donald Trump is expressing his frustration with fellow Republicans, saying they "do very little to protect their President."