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Russ Ewing, reporter who helped suspects give up, dies at 95

Herbert G. McCann, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 6:06pm

Chicago television reporter Russ Ewing, who homicide suspects trusted enough to accompany them when they surrendered to authorities, died at his Michigan home at age 95, a friend said Wednesday.

Camping will require a reservation at popular Pictured Rocks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 5:37pm

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is switching to a reservation system for camping, a change that reflects the park's growing popularity in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Police: Missing student was texting before disappearance

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 5:15pm

Police say a missing University of Utah student was texting with someone shortly before she disappeared, but that person is not considered a suspect.

Suspect in 1993 slaying charged with molesting another child

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 5:10pm

A man charged with the 1993 abduction, rape and killing of a 9-year-old Missouri girl has now been charged with molesting another child.

Partner of convicted Minneapolis cop pleaded for leniency

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 5:02pm

A newly-disclosed email from the former police partner of ex-Minneapolis Officer Mohamed Noor asked a judge to give him leniency one day before she sentenced Noor to more than 12 years in prison for fatally shooting a woman.

Leaks, accusations and staff shuffle: Turmoil inside DHS

Colleen Long and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 4:59pm

Leaks. Pointed accusations. A top official's resignation. And above all, increasingly dire conditions for migrants — those who make it across the border and those who fail, as captured in the searing images of a father clutching his child, both drowned , on the banks of the Rio Grande.

The Latest: Police ID victims, shooter in Ford killings

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 4:54pm

The Latest on a shooting that killed 3 people at a Northern California car dealership (all times local):

Lawsuit filed challenging Arkansas' 18-week abortion ban

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 4:41pm

Abortion rights supporters on Wednesday challenged an Arkansas law banning the procedure 18 weeks into a woman's pregnancy and another requirement that they say would likely force the closure of the state's only surgical abortion clinic.

Jury convicts man in death of missing Wisconsin wife

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 4:39pm

A Florida man has been convicted in the death of his wife, whose body has never been found since her disappearance 40 years ago in Wisconsin.

Democrats rail against economy-for-the-rich in first debate

Juana Summers and Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 4:39pm

Ten Democrats railed against a national economy and Republican administration they said exists only for the rich as presidential candidates debated onstage for the first time in the young 2020 season, embracing class warfare as a defining theme in their fight to deny President Donald Trump a second term in office.

New torture claims in US case against ex-Sri Lankan official

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 4:28pm

Military and police forces led by Sri Lanka's former defense secretary, now a presidential hopeful, repeatedly tortured and raped political opponents, in some cases branding them with hot metal rods and lashing them with electrical cables, according to new allegations made Wednesday by 10 men and women in an American court.

Idaho State trooper cleared in fatal shooting after chase

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 4:08pm

The Idaho State Police says prosecutors have exonerated a trooper who shot and killed a man during an altercation last year.

Lawsuits: Dallas man charged in killings had more victims

Jamie Stengle, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 3:39pm

Lawsuits allege a Dallas man already charged in the deaths of 12 elderly women also killed six other elderly people, which would bring the victim total to 18.

Inmates, staff at Florida jail fall ill to unknown substance

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 3:16pm

Authorities say at least 10 people at a South Florida jail have been hospitalized after falling ill.

Louisiana reaches deal for new hepatitis C treatment plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 3:13pm

For years, Louisiana offered hepatitis C treatment to only the most severe cases in its Medicaid program and prisons, unable to afford broader access to high-priced medications.

New leader confirmed for Delaware's troubled prisons

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 3:05pm

Delaware's Senate voted unanimously Wednesday to confirm Democratic Gov. John Carney's nominee to lead the state's corrections system, which in recent years has faced a fatal prison riot, lawsuits alleging mistreatment of inmates and chronic staffing and morale problems.

New California law aimed at reducing horse racing deaths

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 2:58pm

The agency overseeing horse racing in California can now immediately suspend licenses to protect the health and safety of horses and riders, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday in response to 30 horse deaths this year at famed Santa Anita Park.

Transcript: Judith Clark remorseful for deadly Brinks heist

Mary Esch, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 2:35pm

After her first bid for release from prison was denied, former radical Judith Clark spent the next two years focusing on the seriousness of her crime, the suffering of her victims and any reparations she could make, she said in her second interview before New York's parole board.

The Latest: Zhang family says no promise body would be found

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 26th - 2:29pm

The Latest on the offer by a former U of I student to locate body in exchange for a life sentence (all times local):