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Texas murder suspect violated probation but wasn't sought

David Warren, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 4:19pm

Authorities didn't search for a Texas man who cut off his ankle monitor in violation of parole terms until a week later when he was linked to a violent rampage that included three shooting deaths over four days, according to state and county officials.

Video shows police finding wounded guard at Vegas hotel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 4:19pm

Police have released body camera footage of officers finding a wounded security guard on the same floor of a Las Vegas hotel where a gunman opened fire on a country music festival.

AP News Guide: Chicago police releasing videos more quickly

Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 4:15pm

When a white Chicago police officer fatally shot black teenager Laquan McDonald in 2014, it took more than a year for video of the shooting to be released under court order.

In President Trump, Sen. Rand Paul finds a like-minded ally

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 4:14pm

Sen. Rand Paul certainly has his differences with President Donald Trump, a one-time rival for the White House. But on one cornerstone issue, a resistance to U.S. intervention abroad, they are simpatico.

Court blocks measure asking voters to split California in 3

Sophia Bollag, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 4:13pm

A measure that would divide California into three parts won't appear on the November ballot, the state Supreme Court decided Wednesday, marking the latest defeat for a long-shot push to reimagine the nation's most populous state.

Court overturns then-11-year-old boy's conviction in slaying

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 4:12pm

Pennsylvania's highest court on Wednesday overturned the conviction of a then-11-year-old boy in the 2009 shotgun slaying of his father's pregnant fiancée, saying prosecutors had not provided enough evidence to support it.

Wife of former Trump adviser defends husband on Capitol Hill

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 4:11pm

The wife of former Donald Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos defended her husband Wednesday in an interview with Democrats on the House intelligence committee and said she hopes he receives a pardon.

Tale of sex, deception emerges about suspected Russian agent

Chad Day and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 4:05pm

A 29-year-old gun-rights activist suspected of being a covert Russian agent was likely in contact with Kremlin operatives while living in the United States, prosecutors said Wednesday in court papers that accused her of using sex and deception to forge influential connections.

The Latest: Hawaii governor offers condolences over officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 3:59pm

The Latest on an officer who was shot and killed during a traffic stop on Hawaii's Big Island (all times local):

Schumer: Measures needed to reduce toddler drownings in US

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 3:57pm

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says a new report shows the number of drownings involving toddlers in the U.S. has increased in recent years, with young boys dying at twice the rate of girls.

The Latest: DOJ says 6 states, NYC, cheat citizens by suing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 3:53pm

The Latest on lawsuits filed in Manhattan federal court by six states and New York City to challenge Justice Department rules requiring immigration enforcement cooperation in return for federal anti-crime funds. (all times local):

Pentagon objects to GOP rider blocking protection of birds

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 3:45pm

The Pentagon is objecting to a Republican proposal in a defense policy bill that would bar the Fish and Wildlife Service from using the Endangered Species Act to protect two chicken-like birds in the western half of the U.S.

Backhoe demolishes home where 2 officers were killed in 2003

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 3:41pm

With a backhoe's powerful arm, the scene of a standoff and shootout that killed two South Carolina police officers was erased from the earth Wednesday, nearly 15 years after their deaths, as relatives of the slain officers watched.

Scenic California highway near Big Sur reopens after slide

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 3:37pm

A scenic stretch of Highway 1 in a popular tourist area along the California coast reopened to traffic Wednesday, more than a year after it was blocked by a massive landslide, officials said.

The Latest: Trump says he told Putin to end election hacking

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 3:32pm

The Latest on continuing reaction to President Donald Trump's summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin (all times local):

State Department: Russian claims against Americans 'absurd'

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 3:31pm

The State Department threw cold water Wednesday on an offer from Russian President Vladimir Putin to allow the U.S. access to Russians accused of election meddling in return for interviews of Americans, including former government officials, accused by the Kremlin of unspecified crimes.

Report: Weather was deteriorating before Alaska plane crash

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 3:31pm

A pilot flying in rapidly deteriorating weather in Alaska confused snow on a mountain with a body of water before crashing a floatplane with 10 passengers onto the rocky mountainside, a preliminary report released Wednesday says.

Mom of Indiana girl killed in '88 hopes defendant gets death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 3:31pm

The mother of an 8-year-old Indiana girl who was abducted, raped and killed in 1988 wants prosecutors to seek the death penalty against the man accused of the crimes.

Trump says in interview he told Putin that US won't tolerate election interference: 'I let him know we can't have this'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 3:23pm

Trump says in interview he told Putin that US won't tolerate election interference: 'I let him know we can't have this'

White St. Louis police chief candidate alleges bias

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 3:23pm

The white former interim police chief of St. Louis is alleging discrimination based on race in the selection of a permanent chief.