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Army splits with West Point tweeter of 'communism will win'

Mary Esch, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:08pm

The images Spenser Rapone posted on Twitter from his West Point graduation were intentionally shocking: In one, the smirking cadet opens his dress uniform to expose a T-shirt with a blood-red image of socialist icon Che Guevara. In another, he raises his fist and flips over his cap to reveal the hand-scrawled message: "Communism will win."

In death, young man is at forefront of US-North Korea drama

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:06pm

Otto Warmbier's legacy is still being written a year after his death.

Retrial set to begin for ex-New York Senate leader, son

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:04pm

A retrial is set to begin for ex-New York Senate leader Dean Skelos (SKEH'-lohs) and his son on corruption charges.

City where many slaves entered US to apologize for slavery

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 9:10pm

The South Carolina city where almost half of all the slaves brought to the United States first set foot on American soil is ready to apologize for its role in the slave trade.

17-year-old Chicago boy, still alive, is covered in a sheet

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 9:08pm

A 17-year-old Chicago boy shot several times in the head was mistaken for dead and covered with a sheet until bystanders noticed him moving and told paramedics.

Report: Washington Metro knew it was overcharging riders

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:56pm

A recently obtained report says the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority knew it was overcharging riders for years but didn't act to correct the problem until 2017.

Police: Man arrested for climbing White House barrier

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:51pm

A man has been arrested after climbing over a security barrier at the White House and dropping a backpack on the south side of the property.

All 5 first ladies speak out on family separations at border

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:48pm

All four former first ladies have joined the current one, Melania Trump, in an unusual united political front expressing horror at children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

School honoring Confederate general to be renamed for Obama

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:44pm

A Virginia city is rebranding its only school named after a Confederate general to honor the United States' first black president.

Unapologetic Trump digs in on immigration despite outrage

Zeke Miller and Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:36pm

An unapologetic President Donald Trump defended his administration's border-protection policies Monday in the face of rising national outrage over the forced separation of migrant children from their parents. Calling for tough action against illegal immigration, Trump declared the U.S. "will not be a migrant camp" on his watch.

Police: 3 men fatally shot at Bloomington apartment building

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 7:57pm

Bloomington, Illinois police say three people are dead and a fourth was wounded in a shooting at an apartment building in the city.

Death, washed-out roads amid flooding in Upper Midwest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 7:54pm

Widespread flooding in the Upper Midwest was blamed for at least one death in Wisconsin, while disaster declarations were issued Monday in northern Michigan after flash-flooding washed out roads, damaged businesses and caused dozens of sinkholes.

Acting drug enforcement chief set to retire at end of month

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 7:40pm

A spokeswoman for the Drug Enforcement Administration says the agency's acting administrator will be retiring at the end of June.

Police identify gunman killed by bystander in Walmart lot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 7:18pm

Tim Day has been identified as the armed suspect killed by a bystander Sunday in a Walmart parking lot in Washington state, police said Monday.

Ex-CIA worker charged with disclosing classified information

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 7:17pm

A former CIA employee was charged Monday with stealing classified national defense information from the agency that emerged publicly in March 2017, when WikiLeaks began releasing some of the CIA's hacking tools.

Pentagon suspends August military drills with South Korea

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 7:02pm

The Pentagon on Monday formally suspended a major military exercise planned for August with South Korea, a much-anticipated move stemming from President Donald Trump's nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Radio host's attorney speaks out on road rage incident

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 6:58pm

An attorney for a Tennessee radio host says he's disputing adverse publicity in a road rage incident where his client was accused of striking a vehicle with a tomahawk-style weapon and shot.

Director: FBI won't repeat mistakes noted in watchdog report

Eric Tucker and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 6:50pm

The FBI is determined to not repeat any of the mistakes identified in a harshly critical watchdog report on the handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, Director Chris Wray said Monday at a congressional hearing at which he repeatedly sought to distance himself from his predecessor.

Family says W. Virginia hospital gave them the wrong baby

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 6:50pm

A family says they held the wrong baby for nearly two hours days after his birth at a West Virginia hospital.