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Judge mulls whether Trump friend Roger Stone broke gag order

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:14am

A judge is hearing arguments about whether Roger Stone, a longtime friend of President Donald Trump, violated a gag order in a case that grew out of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe.

US attorney: Federal investigators couldn't prove officer in Eric Garner's death violated his civil rights

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:10am

US attorney: Federal investigators couldn't prove officer in Eric Garner's death violated his civil rights.

Florida sued over sanctuary policy ban

Adriana Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:03am

The city of South Miami and a coalition of immigrant advocates sued Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday over a new law that forces local law enforcement agencies to cooperate with federal immigration officials.

The Latest: US attorney: Garner case is now closed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 8:43am

The Latest on the decision not to bring civil rights charges in the death of Eric Garner (all times local):

Hotel closes to investigate possible Legionnaire's outbreak

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 8:38am

An Atlanta hotel relocated guests after reports of possible Legionnaire's disease cases connected to the hotel.

The Latest: Trump defends tweets about 4 Dem women of color

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 8:29am

The Latest on President Donald Trump's racist tweets about four Democratic lawmakers of color (all times local):

Pentagon nominee argues for diplomatic approach to Iran

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 8:23am

Army Secretary Mark Esper, President Donald Trump's nominee to become secretary of defense, told his Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday that the United States should pursue diplomatic solutions to its differences with Iran and avoid war.

Texas: Fort Travis ex-military bunkers to reopen for tours

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 8:16am

Some hurricane-damaged World War I bunkers in Southeast Texas that have been undergoing renovations since 2015 will reopen for tours this weekend.

Officers attend funeral for girl killed in cruise ship fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 8:02am

Police officers were among the mourners at the funeral of an 18-month-old Indiana girl who fell to her death from a cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico.

Kansas City man convicted of abusing, killing daughter

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 7:51am

A 43-year-old Kansas City man has been convicted of sexually assaulting and killing his 18-year-old daughter.

Police officer in 'I can't breathe' death won't be charged

Michael Balsamo, Michael R. Sisak and Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 7:43am

Federal prosecutors won't bring civil rights charges against a New York City police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, a decision made by Attorney General William Barr and announced one day before the five-year anniversary of his death, officials said.

AP source: Justice Department won't charge New York police officer in 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 7:40am

AP source: Justice Department won't charge New York police officer in 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner.

Nebraska woman arrested, fined for climbing Mount Rushmore

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 7:32am

A Nebraska woman has been fined $1,000 for climbing the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota.

Children in states with strict gun laws are less likely to die, according to a new study

Scottie Andrew and Doug Criss, CNN  |  Posted Jul 16th - 7:22am

Strict firearm legislation could be the answer to a disturbing increase in gun deaths among young people, according to a new study.

Alabama woman charged with locking up, starving brother

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

Police say an Alabama woman locked her developmentally disabled brother in his room and starved him.

Searchers scour Michigan woods for missing 2-year-old girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 7:16am

Authorities have resumed the search for a 2-year-old girl whose family says wandered away as they prepared to leave a woodland campsite in northern Michigan.

Africans flee to South America on dangerous journey to US

David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 7:03am

When an armed conflict erupted in his village in Congo, Blaise Matshieba Nduluyele fled from the carnage. Hundreds of people, including some of his relatives, were slaughtered.

Body found in yard; man charged with killing former roommate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 6:51am

The discovery of a body stashed in a shallow grave outside a man's home in Mississippi has led to charges that he killed his former roommate.

Minneapolis suburb reinstates Pledge at council meetings

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 6:24am

A suburban Minneapolis city council has voted to reinstate the Pledge of Allegiance at its meetings after the decision to drop it generated a firestorm of criticism, including from the White House.

Missing camper chased by knife happy to be back with family

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 6:23am

A woman who went missing from a remote campground in California's White Mountains after she says she was confronted by a man with a knife is back home and reunited with her family.