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Pentagon says 2,100 more troops going to US-Mexico border

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 3:21pm

The Pentagon says an additional 2,100 troops will be sent to the U.S.-Mexican border to help with security.

Judges sanctioned over comments in sex cases

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 3:12pm

Two judges criticized for their comments in cases involving sexual assault have been sanctioned by the state.

N Carolina justice says Democratic colleagues are 'AOCs'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 3:00pm

The North Carolina Supreme Court's only registered Republican called out the remaining six Democratic justices in a speech that marked an unusual open critique of the state's highest court from within.

Prosecutors say father intentionally drove boys off pier

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:52pm

A man was charged Wednesday with capital murder after prosecutors say he drove his family off a Los Angeles pier, killing his two severely autistic sons.

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Prosecutors drop groping case against Kevin Spacey

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:36pm

Prosecutors dropped a case Wednesday accusing Kevin Spacey of groping a young man at a resort island bar in 2016, more than a week after the accuser refused to testify about a missing cellphone the defense says contains information that supports the actor's claims of innocence.

Video shows Trump, Epstein chatting at 1992 Mar-a-Lago party

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:26pm

Video footage unearthed by NBC News shows Donald Trump and wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein chatting at a party at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in 1992.

Man charged in road rage killing of girl, 3, in Milwaukee

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:19pm

Prosecutors have charged a man suspected of killing a 3-year-old girl in what Milwaukee police say was an act of road rage.

US heat wave just warming up for long and scorching weekend

Corey Williams and Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:12pm

The heat wave that has been roasting much of the U.S. in recent days is just getting warmed up, with temperatures expected to soar to dangerous levels through the weekend.

Man convicted for killing woman in front of her children

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 1:46pm

A man who served decades in prison for stabbing his wife 14 times in front of her daughter was convicted Wednesday in a nearly identical crime — stabbing a woman at least 11 times while her twin children watched.

Parkland suspect allowed to skip hearings ahead of trial

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 1:42pm

Parkland school shooting defendant Nikolas Cruz will be allowed to skip many future court hearings as his planned trial draws closer in the 2018 massacre that left 17 people dead, a judge ruled Wednesday.

Arrested reporter slams conditions at US detention centers

Adrian Sainz, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 1:29pm

A Spanish-language reporter who was recently released from immigration custody said Wednesday he was held for 15 months in detention centers that were plagued by insects and he had to bathe with cold water from water hoses.

Florida migrant teen detention center sees dramatic downsize

Adriana Gomez Licon, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 1:21pm

The nation's largest facility for migrant children has released hundreds of teens to relatives in recent days, easing overcrowding at the South Florida center that has come under intense criticism from Democratic lawmakers who call it cramped and regimented.

GOP Sen. Rand Paul blocks bill to boost 9/11 victims fund

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 1:13pm

Republican Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday blocked a bipartisan bill that would ensure a victims' compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money.

Advocacy group sues over Illinois gun dealer oversight law

Sophia Tareen, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 1:12pm

The Illinois State Rifle Association has filed a lawsuit alleging a new law that expands state oversight of firearm dealers places "onerous restrictions" that could drive many out of business, officials with the advocacy group announced Wednesday.

Police identify man killed by officer in Salt Lake shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 12:55pm

Authorities have identified the man killed by a police officer during a shootout at a Salt Lake City apartment complex on Monday.

Demise of key nuclear pact looms as US, Russia meet

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 12:43pm

The Trump administration is demanding that Russia comply with arms control treaties as the formal demise of a key Cold War-era nuclear pact looms in just two weeks.

US kicking NATO ally Turkey out of fighter program

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 12:39pm

In a major break with a longtime ally, the Trump administration on Wednesday said Turkey is being kicked out of an American-led fighter aircraft program because it is buying a Russian air defense system that would aid Russian intelligence.

Driver suffers minor injuries when car slides under truck

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 12:29pm

Fire officials say they are amazed that a driver wasn't seriously hurt when his vehicle slid under a tractor-trailer in Massachusetts.

Cat with firecrackers strapped to paw has leg amputated

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 12:19pm

An animal rescue group in Pittsburgh says someone strapped firecrackers to a cat's front left paw with rubber bands and set them off, causing such severe injuries the animal's leg had to be amputated.