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Renewing racist criticism, Trump says many agree with him

Zeke Miller, Jill Colvin, and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 10:13pm

Defiant in the face of widespread criticism, President Donald Trump renewed his belligerent call for four Democratic congresswomen of color to get out of the U.S. "right now," cementing his position as the most willing U.S. leader in generations to stoke the discord that helped send him to the White House.

Polls show sour views of race relations in Trump's America

Hannah Fingerhut, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 10:13pm

and said that Trump has been making them worse.

Trump abortion restrictions effective immediately

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 10:11pm

Taxpayer-funded family planning clinics must stop referring women for abortions immediately, the Trump administration said Monday, declaring it will begin enforcing a new regulation hailed by religious conservatives and denounced by medical organizations and women's rights groups.

Senator: Biggest US land agency moving to Colorado

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 9:03pm

The headquarters of the U.S. government's largest land agency will move from the nation's capital to western Colorado, a Republican senator said Monday, a high-profile component of the Trump administration's plan to reorganize management of the nation's natural resources.

Indiana police officer who fatally shot black man resigns

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 8:05pm

A white Indiana police officer who fatally shot a black man, sparking protests and roiling the presidential campaign of South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, has resigned, the local police union announced Monday.

The Latest: US probe of Garner killing nears possible end

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 8:03pm

The Latest on a federal investigation into the death of Eric Garner (all times local):

Officer charged in ex-wife's shooting death, wounding of man

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 7:08pm

Authorities say an off-duty police officer has been charged in the fatal shooting of his ex-wife and wounding of a man at a New Jersey home.

Man behind 7-state postal stamp ruse to be sentenced in Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 7:01pm

A Utah man convicted of defrauding the federal government in a decade-long postage stamp scam across several states will be sentenced this week.

Ex-cop who killed 911 caller now in prison outside Minnesota

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 6:44pm

A former Minneapolis police officer sentenced to more than 12 years for fatally shooting a woman who called 911 to report a possible crime has been moved to a prison outside of Minnesota.

Nevada dorms rocked by gas blast closed for 1 to 2 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 6:23pm

Both of the dormitories damaged in a natural gas explosion at the University of Nevada, Reno will remain closed for at least a year and the most severely damaged one isn't expected to reopen until at least the fall of 2021.

Prosecutors want Mexican megachurch leader held without bail

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 6:17pm

Prosecutors have asked a judge to hold the leader of a Mexican megachurch without bail on charges of child rape and human trafficking.

All buildings in Florida shopping plaza blast deemed unsafe

Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 6:13pm

Every building in a Florida shopping center has been declared unsafe days a week after a massive explosion at a vacant pizza restaurant.

Judge recommends $14M award to neo-Nazi trolling victim

Matt Volz, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 5:57pm

The publisher of a neo-Nazi website should have to pay the victim of an internet trolling campaign over $14 million and remove all posts that encouraged his readers to contact the Montana real estate agent, a magistrate judge recommended on Monday.

Apollo 11 moon landing had thousands working behind scenes

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 5:53pm

It took 400,000 people to put Apollo 11's Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon a half-century ago.

US judge slashes $80 million award in Monsanto cancer case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 5:46pm

A U.S. judge lowered a jury's damage award from $80 million to $25 million for a California cancer victim who used Monsanto's Roundup weed-killer.

Federal probe of 'I can't breathe' death nears possible end

Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 5:38pm

After nearly five years, federal authorities are signaling they may have concluded their investigation into the death of Eric Garner, the unarmed black man heard on video crying "I can't breathe" after a white New York City police officer put him in an apparent chokehold.

US, Russian delegations to discuss arms control in Geneva

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 5:23pm

Delegations from the U.S. and Russia are expected to meet this week to discuss arms control and the possibility of coaxing China into negotiating a new, three-way nuclear weapons pact, two senior administration officials said Monday.

Giraffe euthanized at Utah zoo after battling health issues

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 5:20pm

A 15-year-old giraffe has been euthanized at a Utah zoo after struggling with intestinal issues.

Report: James Bond franchise will get its first female 007

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Jul 15th - 5:13pm

Paralleling the famous way James Bond likes his drinks prepared, the iconic franchise is apparently about to get a major shake-up.

1 dead, 15 hurt in California home gas explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 5:03pm

A natural gas explosion destroyed a Southern California home, killed a gas company worker and injured more than a dozen other people Monday, authorities said.