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For Sanders, path to Trump press secretary began in Arkansas

Jonathan Lemire and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 1:55am

New White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was schooled in hardscrabble politics — and down-home rhetoric — from a young age by her father, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

Trump Jr., Manafort consider private interview with senators

Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 1:41am

President Donald Trump's eldest son and his former campaign chairman won't testify publicly next week and are instead discussing being privately interviewed by a Senate committee investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 election, the panel said.

White House communication chief already at the mic for Trump

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 1:41am

He was the only Trump ally on stage that day.

Spicer's leaving White House, not necessarily TV screens

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 1:41am

He won't be behind a podium at the White House, but it's unlikely Sean Spicer will disappear from television.

"Complete devastation" for some near California wildfire

Scott Smith and Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 1:31am

A chimney and a cinder block wall is all that's left standing among rubble that was a house Miki Crawford and her family called home for 22 years after a wildfire raced through her Northern California rural community, the former nurses' aide said.

Minneapolis chief resigns after shooting of Australian woman

Amy Forliti and Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 1:22am

Minneapolis police Chief Janee Harteau says she is "willing to step aside to let a fresh set of leadership eyes" be in charge of the department, which has been criticized in the wake of last weekend's fatal police shooting of an unarmed Australian woman who had called 911.

Federal grand jury indicts US soldier on terrorism charges

Caleb Jones, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 1:22am

A federal grand jury in Hawaii has indicted a U.S. soldier for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State group.

California custody fight raises thorny issue of wayward kids

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 1:00am

A California woman at the center of a contentious legal battle over custody of her out-of-control daughter tried her best to take care of the teen.

Minneapolis shooting brings unwelcome attention to Somalis

Amy Forliti and Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 12:11am

The killing of an unarmed Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer who is a Somali-American has turned an unwelcome spotlight on the city's beleaguered Somali community, where many again find themselves on the defensive.

The Latest: Trump tweets that Spicer's future is 'bright'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 12:00am

The Latest on changes to the White House communications staff (all times local):

Minneapolis police chief resigns after shooting by officer

Amy Forliti and Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 10:01pm

Minneapolis police Chief Janee Harteau resigned Friday at the request of the mayor, who said she lost confidence in the chief after last weekend's fatal police shooting of an unarmed Australian woman who had called 911.

Wildfire leaves "complete devastation" in rural community

Scott Smith and Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 10:01pm

A chimney and a cinder block wall is all that's left standing among rubble that was a house Miki Crawford and her family called home for 22 years after a wildfire raced through her Northern California rural community, the former nurses' aide said Friday.

Federal grand jury indicts US soldier on terrorism charges

Caleb Jones, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 9:51pm

A federal grand jury in Hawaii indicted a U.S. soldier Friday for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State group.

Spicer exits as Trump shakes up his beleaguered press team

Ken Thomas and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 9:21pm

White House press secretary Sean Spicer abruptly resigned Friday over President Donald Trump's decision to tap a camera-ready financier to lead the beleaguered White House communications team. The departing spokesman said the president "could benefit from a clean slate" as he seeks to steady operations amid the Russia investigations and ahead of a health care showdown.

US soldier indicted by federal grand jury in Hawaii for attempting to provide material support to Islamic State group

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 9:09pm

US soldier indicted by federal grand jury in Hawaii for attempting to provide material support to Islamic State group.

The Latest: Minneapolis mayor: 'I will not be resigning'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 9:02pm

The Latest on an Australian woman fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer after calling 911 (all times local):

California firefighters bring nearly dead dog back to life

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 7:50pm

A California fire department says a little white dog named Jack is recovering after firefighters rescued him from a burning home and brought him back to life.

Al-Qaida suspect linked to cartoonist plot extradited to US

Maryclaire Dale and Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 7:50pm

An al-Qaida suspect linked to a plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist has been brought to Philadelphia from Spain to face terrorism charges in federal court, despite President Donald Trump's promises to send terror suspects to the military prison at Guantanamo Bay.

Hawaii prepares for 'unlikely' North Korea missile threat

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 7:31pm

Hawaii is the first state to prepare the public for the possibility of a ballistic missile strike from North Korea.

Trump Jr., Manafort in talks with Senate panel

Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 6:51pm

President Donald Trump's eldest son and his former campaign chairman are discussing being privately interviewed by a Senate committee investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 election, the panel confirmed Friday.