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Small plane crashes on Utah interstate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:13pm

Authorities say a small plane has crashed on Interstate 15 in northern Utah, closing most of the road and leaving blackened wreckage on the median.

Mark Klaasen nominated for US attorney in Wyoming

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:13pm

President Donald Trump has nominated Mark Klaassen as the chief federal law enforcement officer for Wyoming.

The Latest: Alabama senator offers seat for Sessions run

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:11pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions (all times local):

Police ID kilt-clad man accused of attacking officer with ax

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:11pm

Authorities have identified a Virginia man who police killed after officials say the shirtless, kilt-wearing man attacked an officer with a small ax.

Appeals court lets suit by Michael Brown's friend press on

Jim Suhr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:11pm

A federal appeals court has upheld a judge's refusal to throw out a lawsuit questioning a Ferguson police officer's use of force involving the man who was with Michael Brown when that officer shot Brown to death three years ago.

Trucker in deadly smuggling operation to testify next month

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:11pm

A scheduled detention hearing for a truck driver charged in the deaths of 10 immigrants found inside his sweltering tractor-trailer in San Antonio has been canceled.

House GOP works to deliver on border wall for Trump

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:56pm

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.

Suspect in death of Massachusetts runner held without bail

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:56pm

A man charged with killing a Google employee from New York who went missing while out for a run near her mother's Massachusetts home has pleaded not guilty.

Grand jury to get case of man accused of killing 8

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:52pm

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.

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Trump again rips attorney general but may want him to stay

Jonathan Lemire and Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:52pm

President Donald Trump kept up his public pelting of Jeff Sessions on Wednesday even as the White House suggested that the attorney general should just press ahead with doing his job.

Minneapolis police chief tightens officer body camera policy

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:52pm

Minneapolis police officers will be required to have their body cameras on when they respond to calls and make traffic stops, the acting police chief announced Wednesday, following widespread criticism that two officers involved in the fatal shooting of a 911 caller had not activated their cameras.

Pence's $1 million fundraiser featured Ivanka Trump

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:48pm

While the president was in Ohio for a political rally late Tuesday, his daughter was in Washington helping Vice President Mike Pence raise money for his own political effort.

No bail for man accused of killing 11-year-old neighbor girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:48pm

An 18-year-old New Jersey man charged with killing his 11-year-old neighbor will remain in jail until his trial.

Trump gets do-over with youth after panned Boy Scouts speech

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:48pm

President Donald Trump is getting another chance to connect with young people after a widely panned political speech to Boy Scouts earlier this week.

Ex-FBI agent gets 2039 prison release date in mob slaying

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:48pm

A disgraced former FBI agent serving time for a 1982 murder linked to imprisoned New England mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger has a new prison release date — if he lives that long.

Things looking up as Los Angeles Zoo unveils baby giraffe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:48pm

Things are looking up at the Los Angeles Zoo, where visitors are getting their first glimpses of a baby giraffe.

Child killer put to death in first Ohio execution in 3 years

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:41pm

A child killer was put to death with no apparent complications Wednesday in Ohio's first execution since a problem-plagued one 3½ years ago triggered an uproar over the reliability of the lethal injection drugs used by the state.

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Arizona man gets 68 years in Bundy ranching standoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:23pm

A Phoenix man has been sentenced to more than 68 years in federal prison for his role as a gunman in a standoff that stopped federal agents from rounding up cattle near Cliven Bundy's Nevada ranch in 2014.

Police: Snapchat video shows drinking in SUV before 3 die

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:21pm

A series of Snapchat videos posted by one of three young people killed in an SUV crash shows them drinking in the vehicle beforehand and passing around a vodka bottle, police said. A fourth person in the vehicle was critically injured.