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The Latest: Controlled car explosion after Dallas shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 9:34am

The Latest on an exchange of gunfire outside the federal courthouse in downtown Dallas (all times local):

'Hunger Games' prequel novel coming in 2020

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 9:14am

A decade after seemingly wrapping up "The Hunger Games," Suzanne Collins is bringing readers back to Panem. A prequel, set 64 years before the beginning of her multimillion-selling trilogy, is coming next year.

Confederate monument vandalized with paint in Charleston

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 9:12am

Police in coastal South Carolina say two people have been arrested after what appears to be red paint was thrown on a Confederate monument.

Officials, suspect exchange gunfire outside Texas courthouse

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 9:07am

Police say a person has been shot after exchanging gunfire with federal officers outside a federal courthouse in downtown Dallas.

Teen struck by stray bullet during parking spot argument

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 8:32am

Police say a 16-year-old girl was shot in the chest by a stray bullet during an argument over a parking space on Chicago's South Side.

1 of 2 blamed in deadly California warehouse fire to testify

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 8:31am

One of two men blamed for a warehouse fire that killed 36 people in the San Francisco Bay Area two years ago will get a chance to testify in court.

1 dead, 3 rescued after vehicle swept away in Kentucky rains

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 8:29am

Authorities say a man died after a family's vehicle was swept away as they tried to cross a flooded bridge in Kentucky after heavy rains moved through the area.

High court lets Virginia voting go ahead under redrawn map

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 8:27am

Virginians will elect members of the House of Delegates using a map seen as favorable to Democrats, according to ruling Monday by the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court upholds rule allowing state, federal charges

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 8:25am

The Supreme Court is upholding a constitutional rule that allows state and federal governments to prosecute someone for the same crime.

High court avoids new case over same-sex wedding case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 8:18am

The Supreme Court is throwing out an Oregon court ruling against bakers who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

Sentencing moved up for man in deadly Charlottesville rally

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 8:11am

A sentencing hearing has been moved up for an avowed white supremacist convicted of federal hate crimes for plowing his car into a crowd of anti-racism protesters at a 2017 white nationalist rally in Virginia.

Buttigieg returns to South Bend after man killed by police

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 7:21am

A police officer fatally shot a black man in South Bend, Indiana, the city where Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) is mayor.

Shark bites child in third North Carolina attack this season

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 7:19am

North Carolina officials say a shark bit an 8-year-old boy in what is now the third attack this season along the North Carolina coast.

Trial set for ex-driver accused of abusing disabled girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 7:16am

A trial date has been set for a former Mississippi bus driver accused of sitting on and threatening to kill a disabled child.

Charge dismissed against officer whose gun fired at school

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 7:03am

A charge has been dismissed against a Michigan police officer whose personal gun accidentally fired into the floor of a high school gymnasium as he watched a wrestling tournament.

Millionaire to be sentenced for deadly fire above tunnels

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 6:47am

A wealthy stock trader awaits sentencing for his conviction in the fiery death of a man who was helping him secretly dig tunnels for a nuclear bunker beneath a Maryland home.

Trial in slaying in Illinois of scholar from China continues

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 5:43am

The federal death-penalty trial of a former University of Illinois doctoral student charged with slaying a 26-year-old scholar visiting from China is resuming in central Illinois.

Virginia college wants wizardry school's $70K debt to vanish

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 4:58am

The College of William & Mary says the masters of a wizardry school need to make a $70,000 debt disappear.

Owner of Indiana town's hospital museum puts it up for sale

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 3:58am

The owner of a small northern Indiana town's former hospital that's become a medical museum is looking for someone to take it over.

Woman accused of false abduction report to appear in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 3:11am

A West Virginia woman is due in court on a charge of falsely reporting to police that an Egyptian man tried to kidnap her daughter from a shopping mall.