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Retired Justice John Paul Stevens to be laid to rest Tuesday

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 12:19am

Retired Justice John Paul Stevens will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery during a private funeral planned for Tuesday.

Nominations to military academies on the rise for women

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 11:57pm

A new analysis shows that the percentage of female students nominated by members of Congress for admission to U.S. service academies has been rising, but that men are still put forward nearly three times as often as women.

Nominations to military academies on the rise for women

Michael Melia, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 11:53pm

The percentage of female students nominated by members of Congress for admission to U.S. service academies has been rising, but men are still put forward nearly three times as often as women, according to an analysis released Tuesday.

Panel of national leaders aims for bipartisan justice reform

Don Thompson and Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 10:03pm

A new criminal justice reform group launching Tuesday brings together Democratic and Republican governors, a Black Lives Matter organizer and a Koch Industries vice president in an unlikely collaboration aimed at harnessing momentum following a bipartisan overhaul last year.

Mother: Family will sue cruise company over toddler's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 7:33pm

There are "a million things" the cruise company could have done to prevent the death of an 18-month-old Indiana girl who fell to her death from an open window on a cruise ship in Puerto Rico, the toddler's mother said in an interview broadcast Monday.

The Latest: Judiciary Democrats to hold mock Mueller hearing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 7:25pm

The Latest on former special counsel Robert Mueller's upcoming congressional testimony (all times local):

Lawyers seek 10 years instead of life for pipe bomb mailer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 7:23pm

Attorneys for a Florida man who mailed crudely made pipe bombs to prominent critics of President Donald Trump weeks before the midterm elections say he should spend no more than 10 years and one month in prison.

Lawsuit: Man linked to 19 deaths killed another woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 6:39pm

A lawsuit alleges a 90-year-old woman is another victim of a Dallas man who has been linked to 19 deaths.

Trump expands fast-track deportation authority across US

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 5:33pm

The Trump administration announced Monday that it will vastly extend the authority of immigration officers to deport migrants without allowing them to appear before judges, its second major policy shift on immigration in eight days.

Man wanted in woman's death killed in shootout with police

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 4:42pm

A Mississippi man wanted in a woman's death was killed Monday in a shootout with officers trying to arrest him.

Homicide charge filed in shooting death of off-duty officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 4:29pm

A man suspected of fatally shooting an off-duty Pittsburgh police officer more than a week ago has been charged with criminal homicide, police announced Monday.

Jailed judge alleging pedophile ring on verge of extradition

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 4:03pm

A lawyer for a former Lithuanian judge and parliament member jailed in Chicago said Monday that a new court ruling could be a fatal blow to his client's long fight against extradition to Lithuania, saying she could be sent back any day now to the Baltic Sea nation where she says she exposed a network of influential pedophiles.

Ex-Virginia governor says he's contesting harassment probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 3:53pm

Former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder says he is contesting an investigator's finding that he kissed a university student six decades his junior without her consent.

Usually talkative Trump silent on asylum changes

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 3:49pm

It is, arguably, the most sweeping step that President Donald Trump's administration has taken to try to stop the flow of migrants at the border — the kind of thing he might have been expected to promote on Twitter and brandish in front of news cameras as proof he is taking hardline steps to crack down on illegal immigration.

Manslaughter plea in Black Lives Matter activist's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 3:45pm

A 27-year-old New Orleans man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the shooting of a Black Lives Matter activist known for his leap through police tape to try to seize a Confederate battle flag during a 2017 demonstration over Civil War monuments in South Carolina.

Protests spread as activists fight telescope in Hawaii

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 3:27pm

Demonstrations against a giant telescope planned for Hawaii's tallest peak have spread to New York, Las Vegas and Honolulu's tourist mecca of Waikiki as Native Hawaiians push to protect what they say is a sacred place.

Governor says Alabama 'working' to avoid prison lawsuit

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 3:16pm

As Alabama tries to address its troubled corrections system, Gov. Kay Ivey convened a new criminal justice study commission Monday and said the state is working to avoid a Department of Justice lawsuit over prison conditions.

Study: Millions should stop taking aspirin for heart health

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 3:07pm

Millions of people who take aspirin to prevent a heart attack may need to rethink the pill-popping, Harvard researchers reported Monday.

India disputes that it asked Trump to mediate Kashmir fight

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 3:03pm

India is disputing President Donald Trump's comment that it asked him to mediate the long-running dispute over Kashmir.