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US says Myanmar no longer among worst on human trafficking

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 9:46am

The United States asserted Tuesday that Myanmar is no longer one of the world's worst offenders on human trafficking, while removing both Myanmar and Iraq from a list of countries that use child soldiers.

Feds investigate how serial killer amassed weapons

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 9:45am

Federal agents want to know how a convicted kidnapper who became a serial killer in South Carolina managed to collect an arsenal of weapons.

Justices to review New Jersey bid for legal sports betting

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 9:45am

The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to take up New Jersey's bid to allow sports betting at its casinos and racetracks, a case that could lead other states to seek a share of the lucrative market.

Prosecutor not saying yet if he'll try cop for 3rd time

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 9:45am

An Ohio prosecutor says he's delaying comment on the case of a white police officer whose trial following the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist ended last week with a hung jury for the second time.

The Latest: Missing California boy's father appears in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 9:36am

The Latest on the arrest in Las Vegas of a California man on a murder charge in the disappearance of his 5-year-old son after a trip to Disneyland (all times local):

Alabama man shot in Turks and Caicos, recovering in Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 9:35am

A tourist from Alabama is recovering in a Florida hospital after he was robbed and shot while vacationing with his family in Turks and Caicos, police and his family said.

Crews battling grass and brush wildfires in southwest Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 9:30am

Firefighters on Tuesday battled five lightning-sparked wildfires burning in grass and brush in southwest Idaho.

Killing in Cheyenne investigated as homicide

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 9:09am

Wyoming authorities have opened a homicide investigation into the death of a 21-year-old woman in Cheyenne.

15 inmates indicted in Massachusetts prison disturbance

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 9:09am

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

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 9:09am

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

APNewsBreak: Family sues in black man's shooting

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 9:09am

Relatives of a black man who was gunned down 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 force.

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Pentagon: 'active preparations' by Syria for chemical attack

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 9:09am

The Pentagon on Tuesday said it detected "active preparations" by Syria for a chemical weapons attack, giving weight to a White House statement hours earlier that the Syrian government would "pay a heavy price" if it carried out such an attack.

Haley says warning to Syria also aimed at Russia and Iran

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 9:09am

President Donald Trump's ambassador to the United Nations says a warning from the White House to Syrian President Bashar Assad about another possible chemical weapons attack was also aimed at two of Assad's key backers, Russia and Iran.

Former Phoenix-area sheriff heads to 2nd day of trial

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 8:50am

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio is heading into his second day of a trial focusing on his defiance of the courts in traffic patrols that targeted Phoenix-area immigrants.

The Latest: Police: Indiana boy's fatal shooting an accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 8:40am

The Latest on the fatal shooting of a 9-year-old Indianapolis boy (all times local):

Police investigate prank call that prompted SWAT response

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 8:35am

Law enforcement authorities in northern Utah are investigating a prank call that prompted a SWAT team to respond to the home of an elderly woman.

Couple adopts infants with special needs — 88 of them

Ben Burnstein, CNN  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 8:30am

Camille Geraldi runs a tight house in Ellijay, Georgia.

3 sentenced in Mississippi in police officers' deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 8:20am

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

Sentencing of 'Baby Doe' mom delayed until July 12

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 27th - 8:20am

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 expected to remain behind bars for two more weeks.