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Jury deliberates for 2nd day on penalty in scholar's slaying

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:48pm

 Jurors are set to resume deliberations on whether an ex-University of Illinois doctoral student deserves the death penalty for slaying a 26-year-old scholar from China.

Idaho high school to change Redskins mascot after 90 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:31pm

A high school in Idaho will retire its Native American mascot after 90 years.

Georgia senator hospitalized after apartment fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 7:49pm

Georgia U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson has been hospitalized after he fell and fractured four ribs.

L. Bruce Laingen, top US diplomat held in Iran, dies at 96

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 7:33pm

L. Bruce Laingen, the top American diplomat at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran when it was overrun by Iranian protesters in 1979 and one of 52 Americans held hostage for more than a year, has died. He was 96.

Birmingham officer shot, suspect killed in downtown shootout

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 7:24pm

Authorities say an Alabama police officer has been shot multiple times by a suspected armed robber who was then killed in a shootout in downtown Birmingham.

Yellowstone park lookout tower burns after lightning strike

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 7:12pm

A fire lookout tower in Yellowstone National Park has burned after being struck by lightning.

No 'manpower': Berkeley bans gender-specific words in code

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 7:00pm

Berkeley, California, has adopted an ordinance to replace some terms with gender-neutral words in the city code.

US detains immigrant after he spends year in Seattle church

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 6:52pm

An immigrant who has spent the past year inside a Seattle church to avoid being deported to Mexico was detained Wednesday after presenting himself to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials.

Supreme Court to hear 'Bridgegate' appeal in 2020

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 6:52pm

The legal saga from New Jersey's most notorious traffic jam will stretch into next year.

Utah school district settles suit over teen dragged by a bus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 6:24pm

A Utah school district is paying $62,500 to settle a lawsuit filed after a junior high student was caught in a bus door and dragged about 175 feet (53 meters) in an alleged racially motivated incident.

Convicted University of Utah shooter extradited to Colorado

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 5:37pm

A man convicted of the fatal shooting of a University of Utah student has been extradited to Colorado to face additional charges.

Authorities ID Denver man who died after lightning strike

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 5:35pm

Authorities have identified the Denver man who died after he was struck by lightning while hiking on a mountain.

Highland votes to support abortion restrictions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:36pm

The city of Highland has passed a resolution in support of anti-abortion legislation, marking at least the third time a local government in Utah has a taken an official position against the procedure since state lawmakers passed new restrictions this year.

The Latest: White House slams contempt vote for officials

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:34pm

The Latest on the House effort to hold Trump administration officials in contempt over (all times local):

House votes to hold attorney general, commerce secretary in contempt of Congress over 2020 census citizenship question

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:26pm

House votes to hold attorney general, commerce secretary in contempt of Congress over 2020 census citizenship question.

The Latest: Trump calls effort to impeach him 'ridiculous'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:02pm

The Latest on a House Democrat's effort to impeachment President Donald Trump (all times local):

Democratic-run House blocks maverick Democrat's effort to impeach Trump, in show of party's rift on issue

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 3:41pm

Democratic-run House blocks maverick Democrat's effort to impeach Trump, in show of party's rift on issue.

Florida inmate uses smuggled cellphone to capture beating

Marcus Lim, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 3:25pm

The Florida Department of Corrections is investigating a prison beating after an inmate used a smuggled cellphone to shoot video of several guards punching an inmate who was being held on the ground.

Pentagon says 2,100 more troops going to US-Mexico border

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 3:21pm

The Pentagon says an additional 2,100 troops will be sent to the U.S.-Mexican border to help with security.

The Latest: Trump says he has no regrets about tweets

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 3:20pm

The Latest on the response to President Donald Trump's racist tweets targeting four Democratic congresswomen of color (all times local):