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Senate Judiciary Committee withdraws subpoena for Manafort

Chad Day and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:50am

President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman will not be testifying Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, as originally scheduled, after the committee rescinded its subpoena.

Parents, former Scouts alarmed by Trump's speech at jamboree

John Raby and Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:30am

No knot-tying demonstrations. No wood-carving advice. President Donald Trump went straight to starting a fire in a speech at a national Boy Scout gathering.

House punishes Russia, blocks Trump from waiving penalties

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:15am

Eager to punish Russia for meddling in the 2016 election, the House has overwhelmingly backed a new package of sanctions against Moscow that prohibits President Donald Trump from waiving the penalties without first getting permission from Congress.

Dad: Ex-Marine killed in Syria 'had a mission' in IS battle

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 2:00am

A former Marine believed so strongly in the war against the Islamic State group that he secretly traveled to Syria, where he was killed this month while fighting for a Kurdish militia group.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's tweets about Clinton, Sessions, FBI

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:54am

In invoking Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, and complaining that his own attorney general is not holding her accountable, President Donald Trump rehashed concerns that have preoccupied him since the campaign last year.

Trump says 'time will tell' fate of attorney general

Jonathan Lemire and Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:31am

President Donald Trump has cranked up the heat on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, scorning him as "very weak" and refusing to say whether he'll fire the nation's top law enforcement officer and his onetime political ally. It was an extraordinary public rebuke, and even fellow Republicans pushed back forcefully.

Authorities warn virtual kidnapping scams are on the rise

Robert Jablon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 12:56am

The caller who rang Valerie Sobel's cellphone had a horrifying message: "We have Simone's finger. Do you want to see the rest of her in a body bag?"

US Rep: Truck passed checkpoint 2 hours before discovery

Frank Bajak, Nomaan Merchant and Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:31pm

Investigators believe a truck driver accused in the deaths of 10 people found inside a packed, sweltering tractor-trailer is just one member of a larger organization involved in human smuggling that they are looking to identify and dismantle, a U.S. immigration official said.

Sister: Teen driver in fatal California crash not at fault

Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:11pm

A 14-year-old survivor of a deadly car crash in California that was livestreamed on Instagram said she isn't mad at anyone and doesn't blame the driver.

The Latest: Sister of teen driver says crash not her fault

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:08pm

The Latest on a fatal car accident in California that was livestreamed on Instagram (all times local):

Trump: Nation closer to liberation from 'Obamacare'

Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:01pm

Celebrating a slim but symbolic health-care win in Washington, President Donald Trump told supporters in Ohio on Tuesday night that the nation was one step closer to liberation from the "Obamacare nightmare."

Ohio set to end 3-year hiatus with execution of child killer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 10:40pm

Ohio is preparing to put a condemned child killer to death in the state's first execution in more than three years.

Police: Teen father left newborn in California parking lot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 10:40pm

A newborn was in critical but stable condition Tuesday after his teenage father abandoned him in a Northern California strip-mall parking lot, police said.

Trump cranks up heat on Sessions, says "time will tell" fate

Jonathan Lemire and Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 10:31pm

President Donald Trump cranked up the heat Tuesday on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, scorning him as "very weak" and refusing to say whether he'll fire the nation's top law enforcement officer and his onetime political ally. It was an extraordinary public rebuke, and even fellow Republicans pushed back forcefully.

Cincinnati police rebuke critics over role in shooting case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 10:20pm

Police in Cincinnati are expressing displeasure over criticism of their role in the case of a University of Cincinnati officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist.

Brain disease seen in most football players in large report

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 10:11pm

Research on 202 former football players found evidence of a brain disease linked to repeated head blows in nearly all of them, from athletes in the National Football League, college and even high school.

Court orders Uzbek terror suspect detained until trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:40pm

An appellate court has reversed a judge's decision to release a man detained for 5½ years for allegedly providing material support to an Uzbek terror organization.

Yes, you can buy happiness — if you spend it to save time

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:33pm

Yes, you can buy happiness — especially if the money saves you time.

Orca whale repeatedly rams fishing boat, Alaska man says

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:32pm

An Alaska man said his boat was attacked over the weekend by an orca during a salmon fishing excursion with his 14-year-old son and two other people.