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Police video from Las Vegas shooting shows chaos, confusion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 3:13pm

Police body-camera videos from the night of the mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip show the chaos and confusion officers faced as waves of wounded and fleeing concert-goers sought help.

Navajo man fights ruling disqualifying him from Utah ballot

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 3:11pm

A Navajo man filed suit Wednesday challenging a Utah county's decision to disqualify him from the ballot in the first election since a judge ruled local voting districts were illegally drawn based on race.

Children arriving on border await fate in immigration courts

Amy Taxin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 3:08pm

The little girl wearing pink party shoes topped with bows smiled from her seat in a Los Angeles immigration courtroom. The 7-year-old is happy now that she is worlds away from the violence in her native El Salvador.

Michigan court ends conflict over juvenile life sentences

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 3:07pm

Judges, not juries, have the sole power to decide whether someone under 18 gets life in prison without parole, the Michigan Supreme Court said Wednesday.

Atlanta mayor stops immigration cooperation over separations

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 2:59pm

Atlanta's Democratic mayor on Wednesday called the forced separation of migrant families at the country's Southern border "despicable" and said the city won't accept any new immigration detainees until she's certain the separations have stopped.

LAPD releases first body-cam footage after in-custody death

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 2:52pm

Los Angeles police released video on Wednesday showing officers interacting with a man last month before he died in custody, marking the first time the nation's third-largest police department has voluntarily released body camera footage to the media.

NTSB says plane gave several warnings before crash into lake

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 2:52pm

The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a report saying the plane that crashed into Lake Erie off Cleveland killing all six people onboard issued multiple warnings about the aircraft's altitude.

Nielsen's career forever linked to family border separations

Anne Flaherty, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 2:50pm

Fair or not, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen will probably always be the face of family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Columbus ship replica damaged by Hurricane Harvey for sale

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 2:50pm

A coastal Texas city is selling a replica of one of the three ships that Christopher Columbus used to reach the New World. Buyer beware, though, as it suffered extensive damage during Hurricane Harvey.

The Latest: Texas governor seeks bipartisan border solutions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 2:49pm

The Latest on immigration legislation (all times local):

Nevada sets 1st execution in 12 years after fight over drugs

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 2:44pm

Nevada will carry out its first execution in 12 years using a never-before-tried combination of drugs that drew a court challenge over concerns that a convicted murderer could suffer during the lethal injection.

In reversal, Trump signs order stopping family separation

Jill Colvin and Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 2:40pm

Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump abruptly reversed himself Wednesday and signed an executive order halting his administration's policy of separating children from their parents when they are detained illegally crossing the U.S. border.

Remains of Civil War soldiers found in pit of severed limbs

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 2:40pm

Researchers have discovered the remains of two Civil War soldiers buried among a batch of severed limbs on a northern Virginia battlefield.

ACLU asks Vermont Gov. Scott to stop blocking online critics

David Jordan, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 2:40pm

The Vermont chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union asked Republic Gov. Phil Scott on Wednesday to stop deleting critical posts and blocking constituents on Facebook. Scott's office said it is simply trying to maintain a civil dialogue on social media.

Man sentenced to 15 years for Islamic State-inspired plot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 2:39pm

A judge has sentenced an Alabama man to 15 years in federal prison for plotting to carry out Islamic State-inspired attacks in the United States.

West Virginia Supreme Court justice indicted

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 2:36pm

In public, West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry gave speeches about honesty and integrity in government. In private, federal prosecutors say, he was raking in money by defrauding others.

Prosecutor: Greed corrupted ex-state Senate leader and son

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 2:32pm

A prosecutor told a jury at the opening of a criminal trial Wednesday that former New York state Senate leader Dean Skelos and his son were motivated by greed when they pressured businesses to funnel over $300,000 to the son.

Tycoon's son who wrote gory novel guilty in bloody slaying

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 2:31pm

A Canadian real estate tycoon's son who wrote a graphic novel that features gruesome killings was convicted in Southern California Wednesday of the torture and mutilation of a live-in girlfriend who had given birth to their child weeks before.

Body of child washed ashore identified, mother arrested

Ryan Tarinelli, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 2:28pm

Texas authorities have identified the body of a child found washed ashore in Southeast Texas last year, and accused his mother and her girlfriend of dumping his body.

House struggles to unite behind bills to stem border crisis

Lisa Mascaro and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 20th - 2:24pm

Speaker Paul Ryan is pushing ahead with votes on rival House GOP immigration bills, but neither appears to have enough support for passage, prompting President Donald Trump to take executive action Wednesday to stem the crisis of family separations at the border.