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The Latest: Safety investigators eye firefighter death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 5:47pm

The Latest on a deadly wildfire near Yosemite National Park (all times local):

The Latest: Australian leader backs US intel against Russia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 5:45pm

The Latest on reaction to President Donald Trump's news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local):


Stranded woman drank water from moss after California crash

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 5:41pm

An Oregon woman who was badly injured and stranded for a week after her Jeep plunged 250 feet over a cliff into the ocean near Big Sur in California says she survived by drinking fresh water dripping from moss until she was rescued by a couple hiking along the beach.

Slain officer, local woman remembered, vigil planned

Sarah Betancourt, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 5:41pm

A Massachusetts police officer who was shot about 10 times with his own service weapon was described by community members on Monday as a loving and compassionate family man who had long aspired to be a police officer.


Judge temporarily halts deportation of reunified families

Elliot Spagat and Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 5:37pm

A federal judge on Monday ordered a temporary halt to deportations of immigrant families reunited after being separated at the border, as the Trump administration races to meet a July 26 deadline for putting more than 2,500 children back in their parents' arms.

Police unaware of man before college student's death

Margaret Stafford, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 5:19pm

A man who was fatally shot after wounding three Kansas City police officers during a gunfight had not drawn local law enforcement's attention before he became a person of interest this month in the death of a college student from India, police said Monday.

US arrests, accuses woman of acting as Russian agent

Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 5:17pm

A 29-year-old gun-rights activist served as a covert Russian agent while living in Washington, gathering intelligence on American officials and political organizations and working to establish back-channel lines of communications for the Kremlin, federal prosecutors charged Monday.

Sheriff's captain guilty of helping 'Codfather' smuggle cash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 5:05pm

A Massachusetts sheriff's office captain has been convicted of helping a fishing magnate known as "The Codfather" smuggle profits of an illegal fishing scheme to Portugal.


Trump embraces longtime US foe Putin, doubting own intel

Jonathan Lemire, Jill Colvin and Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 5:02pm

In an extraordinary embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump on Monday openly questioned his own intelligence agencies’ firm finding that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election to his benefit, seeming to accept Russian President Vladimir Putin’s insistence that Moscow’s hands were clean.

3 patients improve following deadly New Mexico bus crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:59pm

The conditions of three patients have been upgraded following a deadly crash involving a commercial passenger bus and three other vehicles on a New Mexico highway early Sunday.

Chicago activist demands all footage from police shooting

Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:59pm

A community activist who has pushed for more police transparency said Monday that he's asked Chicago police for the body camera footage from all the officers at the scene where one of them fatally shot a black man over the weekend.

Officials: Pregnant woman killed, 2 kids hurt in shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:50pm

Authorities say a pregnant woman was fatally shot and two children were wounded as someone fired from a moving vehicle during a chase in Florida.

Judge postpones 'El Chapo' trial for 2 months to November

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:41pm

A judge on Monday postponed the New York trial of notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman until November.

Fox is 9th casualty after jaguar's weekend escape at zoo

Stacey Plaisance and Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:41pm

A little girl's teary-eyed self-portrait, stuffed toys and a stick of taffy from a local street vendor, were among the items left at the entrance to the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans on Monday — a makeshift memorial for nine animals killed by a jaguar that escaped its enclosure two days earlier.

3rd worker dies weeks after hospital explosion in Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:36pm

A third worker has died after being injured in an explosion last month at a hospital in Central Texas.

Day care owner gets probation for trying to kill child

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:36pm

A Minneapolis day care owner was sentenced to 10 years of probation for trying to kill a toddler in her home by hanging him from a noose.

Officer in Eric Garner death to face disciplinary proceeding

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:33pm

The New York Police Department announced on Monday that it will allow disciplinary proceedings to go forward against a patrolman accused in the notorious chokehold death of an unarmed black man, saying it's run out of patience with federal authorities' indecision about whether to bring a criminal case.

Maryland reps seeks presidential medal for slain journalist

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:28pm

Maryland's congressional delegation has asked President Donald Trump to consider awarding the nation's highest civilian honor to a woman credited with saving lives in the newspaper shooting that killed her and four others.

Wave of condemnation hits Trump after summit with Putin

Lisa Mascaro and Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:27pm

"Bizarre." ''Shameful." ''Disgraceful." That's the swift and sweeping condemnation directed at President Donald Trump on Monday after he sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a stunning appearance in Helsinki — and that's just from the Republicans.