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Law drawing focus in Russia probe rarely ends in prosecution

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 5:02pm

Criminal prosecutions are rare for people who fail to register as foreign agents, according to a top Justice Department official who testified Wednesday about an obscure law receiving new attention amid investigations into contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Medical examiner: Judge in river died by suicide in drowning

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 5:02pm

A prominent judge found in the Hudson River died by suicide in a drowning, according to findings issued by the city's medical examiner on Wednesday.

Police fatally shoot teen outside Arkansas youth shelter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:52pm

Police officers fatally shot a 16-year-old boy outside an emergency shelter for juveniles in eastern Arkansas and a criminal investigation is underway, state police said.

The Latest: Lawyer: Teen 'broken apart' over sister's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:52pm

The Latest on a California teen charged in a fatal crash that was livestreamed on Instagram (all times local):

Sculpture commemorates 1957 desegregation at Arkansas school

Tafi Mukunyadzi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:42pm

A sculpture illustrating the incomplete progress in the push for educational equality will go on display next month outside Little Rock Central High School to commemorate the 60th anniversary of its historic desegregation, officials announced Wednesday.

Latest: 13 immigrants from truck held as potential witnesses

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:42pm

The Latest on the deaths of 10 people whose bodies were found in a sweltering tractor-trailer in a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio (all times local):

The Latest: 4-year-old girl's rapist gets 42 years in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:32pm

The Latest on the sentencing of a Montana man convicted of kidnapping and raping a four-year-old girl (all times local):

Man and his mother sent to prison for sex trafficking

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:31pm

A man and his mother were sentenced to prison Wednesday for running a sex-trafficking business, the first people to be convicted of such charges in South Carolina.

Scalise discharged from hospital, beginning rehabilitation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:30pm

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was critically wounded in a shooting at a baseball practice last month, has been discharged from a Washington hospital.

House GOP works to deliver on border wall for Trump

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:22pm

House Republican allies of President Donald Trump are intent on giving him a long-sought victory in Congress by finally making a down payment on his long-promised wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.

Feds: Mayor, ex-mayor in 2 Pennsylvania cities sold favors

Anthony Izaguirre, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:22pm

The mayor of Allentown and the former mayor of Reading have been charged with corruption for a series of pay-to-play schemes officials likened to putting for-sale signs on their offices while promising political favors to deep-pocketed donors.

Grand jury to get case of man accused of killing 8

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:22pm

A grand jury can decide whether to indict a Mississippi man charged with killing a deputy, his mother-in-law and six others who were his relatives or acquaintances, a judge said Wednesday.

Brooks offers to drop out of Senate race to let Sessions run

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:14pm

Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks offered to withdraw from a Republican Senate primary Wednesday if all other GOP candidates also drop out — an effort Brooks said would pave the way for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to be the party's Senate nominee this fall.

The Latest: Mom: Man shot by cops dealt with 'mental issues'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:14pm

The Latest on a Virginia man who was shot by police after authorities say he attacked an officer with an ax (all times local):

Missing man feared linked to search for armed suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:14pm

Authorities are concerned that a report of a missing man may be related to the hunt for an armed suspect believed to be in a national forest in North Carolina.

Trump's anti-Sessions tweets dismay Alabama's Republicans

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:12pm

President Donald Trump finds some of his strongest support in blood-red Alabama, but his public flogging of Attorney General Jeff Sessions is dismaying Republicans who consider the conservative stalwart to be a home state hero.

First 2017 Texas case of local Zika transmission reported

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:12pm

Texas health officials have reported what they believe to be the state's first case this year of local Zika virus transmission.

Teen pleads not guilty in fatal crash recorded on Instagram

Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:12pm

A California teenager pleaded not guilty Wednesday to felony charges of vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving after she lost control of her car while livestreaming on Instagram and recording a crash that killed her younger sister.

Trump again rips attorney general but may want him to stay

Jonathan Lemire and Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:12pm

Congressional Republicans and influential conservatives rallied around Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday as President Donald Trump kept up his public pelting of the nation's top law enforcement officer and left his future in doubt.

Small plane crashes on Utah highway, killing 4 on board

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:12pm

Authorities say a small plane crashed on a northern Utah highway, killing four people aboard, snarling traffic and leaving behind blackened wreckage.