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California lawmaker attacked over net neutrality decision

Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 6:28pm

A California lawmaker's decision to alter a net neutrality bill considered one of the nation's most aggressive efforts to require an equal playing field on the internet has generated intensely personal online attacks aimed at his family as well as criticism from fellow Democrats in Congress.

Nearly 400 people used California assisted death law in 2017

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 6:24pm

California health officials reported Friday that 374 terminally ill people took drugs to end their lives in 2017, the first full year after a law made the option legal.

Aide: Governor's son cooperating on airliner incident

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 6:17pm

A son of Massachusetts' governor has been accused of improper conduct aboard a jetliner, and an aide says he will cooperate.

Man charged in bike path killings speaks in court of 'Allah'

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 6:15pm

The man charged with murdering eight people on a New York City bike path and injuring many more spoke out in court Friday over a prosecutor's objection, invoking "Allah" and defending the Islamic State.

Border Patrol: Heroin seized at New Mexico checkpoint

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 6:08pm

The U.S. Border Patrol says its agents have seized more than $1 million in heroin at an immigration checkpoint in New Mexico.

The Latest: Corrections agency to appeal contempt ruling

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 5:55pm

The Latest on a contempt of court ruling against the Arizona prisons chief for failing to adequately improve health care for inmates (all times local):

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US officials say girl on Time cover isn't separated from mom

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 5:53pm

A crying Honduran girl depicted in a widely-seen photograph that became a symbol for many of President Donald Trump's immigration policies was not actually separated from her mother, U.S. government officials said on Friday.

Ex-deputy attorney general to lead Minnesota sedation probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 5:53pm

Former Deputy U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates will lead an independent investigation into a report that Minneapolis police officers have repeatedly asked medical responders to sedate people with the powerful tranquilizer ketamine.

Police make separate arrests in 1986 deaths of young girls

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 5:49pm

A man who police said was linked by DNA to the killing of a 12-year-old girl more than three decades ago was charged Friday with first-degree murder and first-degree rape. It is the second suspect that Tacoma, Washington, police have arrested in the past two months in cold cases involving young victims last seen riding bicycles in 1986.

Judge Oks small number of privileged items in Cohen case

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 5:39pm

The tiny portion of materials seized in a raid that have been kept so far from prosecutors probing President Donald Trump's former personal attorney mainly pertain to his communications with other lawyers in which he sought or received legal advice, a judge said Friday.

For immigrants, still no word on when they will be reunited

Will Weissert, Amy Taxin and Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 5:32pm

Two days after President Donald Trump ordered an end to the separation of families at the border, federal authorities Friday cast about for jail space to detain them together, leaving hundreds of parents in the dark on when they would be reunited with their children.

Arizona's prisons boss found in contempt over inmate care

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 5:26pm

A judge on Friday found Arizona's prisons chief to be in civil contempt of court and fined the state $1.4 million for failing to adequately improve health care for inmates.

The Latest: Kansas governor orders scrutiny of group homes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 5:19pm

The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents following President Donald Trump's order allowing them to remain with their parents (all times local):

Oldest member of corrupt Baltimore police unit gets 18 years

David McFadden, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 5:16pm

The oldest member of a deeply corrupt Baltimore police unit was sentenced Friday to 18 years, becoming the sixth member of the now-disbanded squad to head to federal prison.

Democrats want US Interior Department staff moves explained

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 5:12pm

Democrats in Congress pressed U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Friday to explain the reassignments of dozens of senior agency officials, most recently Yellowstone National Park's superintendent, who was offered an unwanted transfer and then told he'd be gone in August.

Ship with reported norovirus outbreak stops in Alaska

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 5:08pm

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report an outbreak of norovirus on a cruise ship in Alaska.

Mueller seeks sentencing for former Trump adviser in Sept.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 5:04pm

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team is asking a federal judge to set a sentencing date for former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos.

Trump not seeing eye-to-eye with House GOP on immigration

Lisa Mascaro and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 4:46pm

Just when House Republicans needed Donald Trump's backing the most — on their big immigration overhaul — he dashed off a presidential tweet on Friday saying they should quit wasting their time on it.

Virginia man found guilty of fatally poisoning ex-girlfriend

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 4:32pm

A Virginia man has been found guilty of attacking his ex-girlfriend outside of her home and injecting her with a fatal dose of cyanide.

Trump pushes back against border separation uproar

Jonathan Lemire and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 22nd - 4:30pm

President Donald Trump tried to cast doubt Friday on wrenching tales of migrant children separated from their families at the border, dismissing "phony stories of sadness and grief" while asserting the real victims of the nation's immigration crisis are Americans killed by those who cross the border unlawfully.