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911 calls led to military post lockdown; no shots fired

Erik Schelzig, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:24pm

Authorities locked down an Alabama military post on Tuesday after two 911 calls were made about a potential active shooter, but no shots were fired and officials were investigating the possibility of a hoax.

3 Chicago police officers indicted in Laquan McDonald case

Michael Tarm and Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:24pm

Three Chicago police officers were indicted Tuesday on felony charges that they conspired to cover up the actions of a white police officer who shot and killed 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, saying the officers lied when they alleged the teenager "aggressively" swung a knife at officers and attempted to get up from the ground still armed with the knife after he was shot.

Demolition stops as concrete falls off bridge, damages cars

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:24pm

Some demolition work on a New York metro area bridge has been halted after falling debris damaged cars on the streets below.

Fort Worth officer who shot fork-wielding man fired

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:20pm

A Fort Worth officer has been fired after his aggravated assault trial in the shooting of a man walking in his neighborhood holding a barbecue fork ended in a hung jury.

APNewsBreak: Family sues over black man's shooting by police

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:17pm

The children of a black man killed by a white police officer in Louisiana's capital sued the city on Tuesday, claiming the shooting fit a pattern of racist behavior and excessive force by its police department.

Chicago schools to pay $70K a day in interest on 2 big loans

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:16pm

The nation's third-largest school district has borrowed another massive amount of money at a high interest rate in order to start the new school year.

Washington Post: March 2009 Time cover of Trump is phony

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:16pm

A Time magazine cover featuring Donald Trump hangs on the walls of at least four of the president's golf clubs, in Florida, Virginia, Ireland and Scotland.

The Latest: 911 calls led to military post lockdown

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:10pm

The Latest on reports of an active shooter at an Alabama military post (all times local):

Lawyer says he quit after Arizona sheriff resisted order

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:07pm

A lawyer who defended former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio for nearly six years in a racial profiling lawsuit testified Tuesday that his client's growing resistance to court-ordered changes led him to quit as the lawman's attorney.

State: 111 terminally ill end lives under new California law

Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 3:07pm

California health officials reported Tuesday that 111 terminally ill people took drugs to end their lives in the first six months after a 2016 law made the option legal in the nation's most populous state.

Bomb threat that led to Texas university evacuation was hoax

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:58pm

Police say a phoned-in bomb threat that led to the evacuation of the University of Texas at Dallas campus was a hoax.

Top Colombian official charged in US with money laundering

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:56pm

A top Colombian anti-corruption official and a lawyer are facing U.S. money-laundering-conspiracy charges in an alleged foreign bribery scheme, federal authorities said Tuesday.

New president's politicking raises ethics flags

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:56pm

Barely five months into office, President Donald Trump keeps taking time out from governing to run for re-election.

Grease fire blamed for blaze along San Antonio River Walk

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:45pm

Authorities say hundreds of shoppers and hotel guests were safely evacuated after a grease fire at a mall along the San Antonio River Walk poured thick smoke into the tourist area.

Trump administration moves to withdraw clean-water rule

John Flesher and Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:40pm

The Trump administration moved Tuesday to roll back an Obama administration policy that protected more than half the nation's streams from pollution but drew attacks from farmers, fossil fuel companies and property-rights groups as federal overreach.

Florida governor, prosecutor fight heads to state high court

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:35pm

Does Florida's governor have the power to take away a prosecutor's case if he disagrees with a decision not to seek the death penalty?

Senator wants to know if his communications were intercepted

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:35pm

A key GOP senator weighing the pros and cons of U.S. foreign surveillance had the same question Tuesday as many Americans: Does the U.S. government sweep up their communications while monitoring targets abroad?

The Latest: Arpaio's ex-lawyer testifies for 2nd day

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:35pm

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

Man accused in missing son's slaying denies trying to flee

Michael Balsamo and Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:25pm

A California father told a judge on Tuesday that he wasn't hiding from authorities when he was arrested in Las Vegas, and will not fight his transfer in custody to Los Angeles to face a murder charge in the disappearance of his 5-year-old son.

Pennsylvania to set policy limiting release of police video

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 2:25pm

The state is poised to set a policy exempting police audio and video recordings from its public-records law and giving police departments broad discretion over when to refuse requests from people for copies of them.