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Supreme Court upholds cross on public land in Maryland

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 10:33am

A World War I memorial in the shape of a 40-foot-tall cross can continue to stand on public land in Maryland, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday in an important decision about the use of religious symbols in American life.

Trump says Iran might have mistakenly shot down US drone, speculates it was someone being 'loose and stupid'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 10:29am

Trump says Iran might have mistakenly shot down US drone, speculates it was someone being 'loose and stupid'

Indiana father acquitted in starvation death of 2-month-old

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 10:23am

An Indianapolis man has been acquitted in the 2017 starvation death of his 2-month-old daughter.

US military says Iran sought to disrupt American ability to monitor Persian Gulf region when it shot down drone

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 10:19am

US military says Iran sought to disrupt American ability to monitor Persian Gulf region when it shot down drone.

North Texas officer who failed to find abducted girl fired

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 10:02am

A Texas police chief says he's fired a sergeant who failed to find an 8-year-old girl who had been abducted when he visited the hotel room where she was being held.

Maryland to honor Capital Gazette shooting anniversary

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 10:01am

A memorial dedication, gun violence forum and moment of silence are among the events scheduled for the one-year anniversary of the attack on The Capital Gazette newspaper in Maryland that killed five employees.

High court says sex offender law didn't violate Constitution

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 10:01am

The Supreme Court says Congress didn't do anything improper when it gave the attorney general the ability to decide how to apply a sex offender registry law to more than 500,000 people convicted before the law was enacted.

Massachusetts woman cleared of murder in baby's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 9:48am

A Massachusetts woman who lived in a squalid, vermin-infested home where authorities found the remains of three babies was cleared Thursday of second-degree murder.

Massachusetts woman who lived in squalid home where 3 dead babies were found is cleared of second-degree murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 9:42am

Massachusetts woman who lived in squalid home where 3 dead babies were found is cleared of second-degree murder.

Hawaii heat wave continues to break June temperature records

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 9:39am

A Hawaii heat wave has continued to set record high temperatures through June, officials said.

The Latest: Rains flood highways, cause landslides in Ohio

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 9:38am

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Judge: Teenager charged in parents' deaths not competent

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 9:35am

An Oklahoma judge says a 19-year-old man accused of fatally shooting his parents and who is described by his attorney as "very mentally ill" isn't competent to be tried for first-degree murder.

Census: US median age has risen; Utah the nation’s youngest

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 9:32am

America is aging. However, U.S. Census Bureau numbers show Utah had the lowest median age in 2018, at 31.0 years.

Grizzly spotted first time in decade in north-central Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 9:23am

Wildlife officials are urging black bear hunters to choose their targets with care after a protected grizzly bear was spotted in north-central Idaho for the first time in a decade.

Senate votes to block Saudi arms sales as Trump pledges veto

Susannah George, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 9:20am

The Senate voted Thursday to block the Trump administration from selling weapons to Saudi Arabia, launching a new challenge to President Donald Trump's steadfast alliance with the country amid rising tensions in the Middle East.

The Latest: Trump plays down Iran's downing of US drone

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 9:14am

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Kentucky prosecutor drops death penalty, saying witness lied

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 9:10am

A death penalty case has unraveled in Kentucky, where a prosecutor said he can't go forward because a key witness can't be truthful at trial.

Baby California condor spotted near Arizona-Utah line

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 9:03am

A baby California condor has been spotted in far northern Arizona.

McConnell opposes efforts to revive pay raise for lawmakers

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 8:59am

Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell says the GOP-controlled chamber won't go along with a bipartisan plan by House leaders to have lawmakers receive their first cost-of-living pay increase in a decade.

Man police suspect in Detroit killings appears in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 8:52am

A Detroit man who police say is suspected in the deaths of three women will return to court next month for a key hearing on sexual assault charges in a separate case.