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White House aide's tirade tests editors and producers

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 7:40am

A presidential aide's explosion of profanity while talking to a reporter about his new White House colleagues tested newsroom leaders Thursday, forcing decisions about whether to use the graphic language or leave much of what he said to the imagination of readers and viewers.

Parents of student sue University of Alabama over suicide

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 7:40am

The University of Alabama is now a defendant in a lawsuit by the parents of a Texas woman who killed herself after reporting that she was sexually assaulted while attending the school.

83-year-old woman, her son charged in murder-for-hire plot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 7:40am

An 83-year-old New Hampshire woman and her 63-year-old son have been charged in a murder-for-hire plot.

High court affirms new trial for man imprisoned for 36 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 7:09am

A Massachusetts man who won a new trial after spending 36 years in prison for a murder he says he did not commit has earned another legal victory.

Woman charged with attacking husband with ax as kids fled

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 7:09am

Police say a Pennsylvania woman attacked her husband with an ax as their terrified children fled their home and called for help.

Man sentenced for punching officer at Elizabeth Smart event

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 6:51am

An 80-year-old man convicted of battery for punching a police officer who stopped him from approaching kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart with a knife at an Indiana book signing has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Scaramucci tirades ignite smoldering White House tensions

Julie Bykowicz and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 6:11am

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.

Remains of 24 US servicemen recovered from WWII battlefield

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 5:40am

The remains of what are believed to be 24 American servicemen killed on a Pacific island during World War II have been returned to the U.S. for identification.

Priebus takes his turn on the Trump administration hot seat

Jill Colvin and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 5:20am

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus may have little left of his job but his title.

Tennessee tourism launches new website to recruit retirees

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 4:23am

Tennessee tourism officials are launching a website that aims to recruit retirees to settle down in the state.

Man charged with fatal Oakland warehouse fire seeks bail

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 2:07am

One of two men charged with involuntary manslaughter for last year's Oakland warehouse fire that killed 36 people is seeking his release from jail on bail.

Psychologists fight blame for CIA's interrogation tactics

Martha Bellisle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 1:41am

The two psychologists who helped design the CIA's harsh interrogation methods used in the war on terror are battling with a civil liberties group over their responsibility for detainees being subjected to waterboarding and beatings following the Sept. 11 attacks.

Trump heads to New York towns hit hard by gang violence

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 12:30am

A wave of gang killings in New York's Long Island suburbs, many involving teenage victims, has caught the attention of President Donald Trump, who is scheduled to travel Friday to one of the towns hit hardest by the violence.

Republican Senators McCain, Murkowski and Collins vote against key health care amendment

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 11:39pm

Republican Senators McCain, Murkowski and Collins vote against key health care amendment.

Teens bond over shared history of suffering from terrorism

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 11:13pm

Diana Macharia never knew Sri Lanka was an island shaped like a teardrop when she was growing up in Kenya. Now, after meeting fellow victims of terror from the tiny Asian country, its shape makes so much sense to her.

New Jersey agrees to new quarantine rules to end Ebola suit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 10:57pm

New Jersey agreed to put in place new rules regarding quarantines after a nurse who was quarantined in 2014 after working in Sierra Leone during the deadly Ebola outbreak filed a lawsuit against the state, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey.

The Latest: Scaramucci steps back from 'colorful language'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 10:21pm

The Latest on White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci and his complaints about White House leaks to the news media (all times local):

US orders diplomats' families to leave Venezuelan capital

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 10:21pm

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.

Christie: Public outcry over Beachgate 'hurt' family

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 9:51pm

Gov. Chris Christie says public outcry over his decision to lounge with his family on a public beach that was closed during New Jersey's government shutdown "upset his children more than anything else" since he's been in office.