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Woman, son convicted of killing her husband, pouring acid

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:32pm

A New York woman and one of her sons were found guilty Tuesday of killing her estranged husband and pouring acid on his face to make identifying him more difficult before the body was dumped in the woods.

Police: Officers kill man carrying knife, ax in Virginia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:32pm

Officers fatally shot a man who was making threats as he walked around Virginia's capital city with an ax and a long knife, wearing nothing but a kilt and combat-style boots, police and witnesses said.

Fishermen taking fight over monitors to Supreme Court

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:21pm

A New England fishermen's group is taking its fight over monitors who collect sea data to the U.S. Supreme Court, hoping it removes a new cost they say is an existential threat to the industry.

Coast Guard: Paddlers can use Potomac near Trump golf course

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:21pm

Kayakers, paddleboarders and other active groups can continue to use the Potomac River near a Virginia golf course owned by President Donald Trump, the commandant of the Coast Guard said Tuesday.

Fiancee: Driver in truck trafficking case helped people

Claire Galofaro and Jim Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:16pm

When a lifelong truck driver called his fiancee Sunday from a jail more than 1,000 miles from home, he had only a few minutes to describe the gruesome events that led to him being charged with a crime in which he could face the death penalty.

Confederate name may be expelled from Virginia school

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:16pm

If you ask Bill Ratliff, a rising sophomore at J.E.B. Stuart High School in northern Virginia, his school might just as well be named for Osama bin Laden.

Vegas police chase turns into gunbattle; suspect, woman hurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:12pm

Police in Las Vegas chased a driver suspected of shooting a bicyclist over the weekend and it ended with a gunbattle that wounded the suspect and his passenger, authorities said Tuesday.

Civil rights marker rededicated on birthdate of lynch victim

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:12pm

A Mississippi historical marker about a notorious lynching that galvanized the civil rights movement was rededicated Tuesday, weeks after it was vandalized and repaired.

Condemned killer arrives at death house ahead of execution

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:12pm

A condemned killer in Ohio arrived at the death house a day ahead of his scheduled execution Wednesday with several requests for a delay pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Trump message manager ready to clean house to stop leaks

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:12pm

President Donald Trump's new communications director says he's prepared to clean house in order to stop information leaks which have plagued the administration.

Trump vents anew on Sessions, who's under pressure to quit

Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:01pm

President Donald Trump turned up the heat on Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday, launching a fresh Twitter tirade against him while musing privately about firing the man who was the first U.S. senator to endorse his candidacy.

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Kushner, Manafort meet with congressional investigators

Mary Clare Jalonick and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:01pm

Two key members of President Donald Trump's presidential campaign met Tuesday with congressional investigators probing Russia's interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion with Trump associates.

10 caskets, photos of a family lost: Flood victims mourned

Anita Snow and Clarice Silber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:49am

The 10 white caskets belonging to three generations of a Mexican immigrant family were arranged in a horseshoe around the altar at a Catholic church, each one bearing a metal crucifix inside its satin-lined lid.

Man denies raping 11-year-old, says she might have raped him

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:49am

Prosecutors say a 38-year-old Massachusetts man charged with impregnating an 11-year-old girl denies raping the girl, and instead suggested that she might have become pregnant by having sex with him as he slept.

Fuselage splits as vintage plane crash lands in Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:49am

Federal authorities say the fuselage of a restored Korean War-era plane came apart as the aircraft crash-landed just short of the runway at a West Texas airport, but that the pilot and passenger survived.

GOP Sen. Collins mocks Texan who challenged her to a duel

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:35am

Maine Republican Susan Collins has been captured on a live microphone making fun of GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold.

House set to pass sanctions bill limiting Trump's authority

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:35am

The Republican-led House pushed toward approval of a sweeping Russia sanctions bill that bars President Donald Trump from easing the penalties without first getting permission from Congress, a demand that could imperil his bid for better relations with Moscow.

The Latest: Jared Kushner exits House panel meeting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:35am

The Latest on probes into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible ties to the Trump campaign (all times local):

The Latest: Survivor of deadly crash blames social media

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:35am

The Latest on a fatal car accident in California that was livestreamed on Instagram (all times local):