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FBI: Utah man says he killed wife because she laughed at him

Rachel D'Oro and Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 7:42pm

A Utah man killed his wife aboard an Alaska cruise ship and told an acquaintance who later walked into the couple's blood-splattered room that he did it because she laughed at him, the FBI said in documents released Thursday.

Former Wyoming sheriff gets 9 months in work release program

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 7:39pm

A former sheriff in western Wyoming who was removed from office for engaging in misconduct or malfeasance has been sentenced to nine months in a community corrections program.

US: 2 Mexican nationals convicted in federal agent's killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 7:31pm

A federal jury on Thursday convicted two members of a violent Mexican drug cartel in the 2011 ambush slaying of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agent, U.S. authorities said.

Officer dies after shot multiple times in Indianapolis

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 7:21pm

A police officer died after being shot multiple times while responding to a traffic crash on the south side of Indianapolis, authorities said Thursday.

Boy Scout leader apologizes for Trump's political rhetoric

David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 7:13pm

The Boy Scouts' chief executive apologized Thursday to members of the scouting community who were offended by the aggressive political rhetoric in President Donald Trump's recent speech to the Scouts' national jamboree.

Scaramucci threats, insults inflame fierce White House fight

Julie Bykowicz and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 7:11pm

President Donald Trump's new communications director exploded the smoldering tensions at the White House into a full-fledged conflagration Thursday, angrily daring Trump's chief of staff to deny he's a "leaker" and exposing West Wing backstabbing in language more suitable to a mobster movie than a seat of presidential stability.

AP EXCLUSIVE: Sessions not leaving unless pushed

Sadie Gurman and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 7:01pm

His loyalty to the boss severely tested but seemingly intact, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday he will stay in the job for as long as President Donald Trump wants him to serve.

Two GOP senators say House assurance on health bill insufficient, dealing blow to McConnell effort to pass legislation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 7:00pm

Two GOP senators say House assurance on health bill insufficient, dealing blow to McConnell effort to pass legislation.

Outdoor industry rallies for public lands protections

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 6:30pm

Hundreds of outdoor recreation industry representatives rallied at the Utah state capitol to show their support for preserving public lands in an event that sends one final reminder why they're moving their lucrative trade show next year to Denver.

All types of leaks: good, bad, gossipy, 'shiv in the ribs'

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 6:27pm

In Washington, leaks don't just come from the pipes.

The Latest: Indiana officer dies after shot multiple times

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 6:21pm

The Latest on the shooting of a police officer in Indianapolis (all times local):

US orders diplomats' families to leave Venezuelan capital

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 6:11pm

The United States is ordering relatives of American diplomats to leave the Venezuelan capital ahead of a polarizing vote planned for Sunday to start rewriting the country's constitution.

Man indicted in deaths of 9 people in 2 Ohio fires

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 6:11pm

A man already charged in a blaze that killed seven people in May has been indicted on aggravated murder charges in that fire and in a second fire that killed two people on the same Ohio street last year, prosecutors said Thursday.

US orders relatives of American diplomats to leave Venezuelan capital ahead of controversial election

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 5:58pm

US orders relatives of American diplomats to leave Venezuelan capital ahead of controversial election.

Police: An officer has died in Indianapolis after being shot multiple times while responding to a traffic crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 5:58pm

Police: An officer has died in Indianapolis after being shot multiple times while responding to a traffic crash.

House GOP passes $788B bill for Pentagon, US-Mexico border wall

Andrew Taylor, The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 5:58pm

The House passed a $788 billion spending bill Thursday that combines a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's controversial border wall with Mexico with a whopping budget increase for the Pentagon.

FBI: Santa Clara man killed wife on cruise after she wouldn't stop laughing at him

Rachel D'Oro and Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 5:43pm

A Santa Clara man killed his wife aboard an Alaska cruise and told an acquaintance who later walked into the couple's blood-splattered room that he did it because she laughed at him, the FBI said in documents released Thursday.

Russia sanctions bill heads to Trump after Senate approval

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 5:41pm

The Senate voted decisively on Thursday to approve a new package of stiff financial sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea, sending the popular bill to President Donald Trump for his signature after weeks of intense negotiations.

The Latest: Man charged in fire deaths maintains innocence

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 5:41pm

The Latest on the case of a man charged with aggravated murder in the deaths of nine people in two fires (all times local):