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Appeals court grants new sentencing hearings for DC sniper

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 8:16am

A federal appeals court says a sniper serving life in prison after terrorizing the Washington, D.C., region as a teenager must get new sentencing hearings.

Girl, 9, fatally shot while sitting inside car in Cleveland

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 8:16am

Authorities say a 9-year-old girl sitting in a car while her mother went inside a building to pick up her son has been shot and killed in Cleveland.

Young immigrants detained in Virginia center allege abuse

Michael Biesecker, Jake Pearson and Garance Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 8:14am

Immigrant children as young as 14 housed at a juvenile detention center in Virginia say they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells.

Conservationists free baby bird tangled in balloon ribbon

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 7:54am

Conservationists in New Jersey have freed a baby bird that was entangled in a balloon ribbon.

The Latest: Trump creates uncertainty about border bills

Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 7:52am

The Latest on the immigration controversy (all times local):

Pilot of Saudi royal family jet arrested in Maine

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 7:38am

A pilot on a Saudi Arabian royal family jet that landed in Maine was arrested on a warrant for theft out of Florida.

Woman killed, 6 juveniles injured in Idaho collision

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 7:31am

A woman died and six juveniles were taken to hospitals with minor injuries following a collision in central Idaho between a car and a passenger van that was part of a youth rafting trip.

Trump's immigration order sparks confusion, deep concern

Nomaan Merchant and Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 7:18am

President Donald Trump's reversal of a policy separating migrant families at the Mexico border sparked confusion over how the new guidelines will play out and deep concern that the changes don't go far enough, allowing children to still be held in detention even if they remain with their families.

AP-NORC Poll: Majority approve of Trump's North Korea effort

Emily Swanson and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 7:08am

A majority of Americans now approve of President Donald Trump's handling of U.S. relations with North Korea, a change that comes after his historic summit with that country's leader, Kim Jong Un. But most don't believe Kim is serious about addressing the international concerns about his country's nuclear weapons program.

AP-NORC Poll: Americans not hopeful about ties with allies

Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 7:08am

Americans feel U.S. relations have a better chance at improving in the year ahead with traditionally hostile nations such as North Korea and Russia than they do with allies such as Britain and Canada, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

Supporters of Trump steadfast despite immigration uproar

Angie Wang and Dave Kolpack, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 7:04am

Cincinnati resident Andrew Pappas supported President Donald Trump's decision to separate children from parents who crossed the border illegally because, he said, it got Congress talking about immigration reform.

Feds: Smuggler pleads guilty to shipping protected turtles

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 7:04am

Prosecutors say the 'ringleader of an international syndicate of wildlife smugglers" has pleaded guilty, again, to smuggling turtles.

Trump's migrant policy: First blowback, then about-face

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 6:58am

As a crisis of migrant children separated from their families provoked national outrage, President Donald Trump said he was powerless to act through an executive order. Five days later, he did just that.

Koko, the gorilla who knew sign language, dies at 46

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 6:49am

Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language, has died.

Terminally ill man gets last wish to gamble in Atlantic City

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 6:30am

A terminally ill New Jersey man says he got one of his last wishes fulfilled this week: to drink a cold beer and play a few more hands of blackjack at his favorite casino in Atlantic City.

Woman in Bali murder gives up claim to mother's estate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 6:07am

A Chicago woman imprisoned in Indonesia for killing her mother in 2014 in Bali has given up her claim to her mother's estate.

Hundreds protest following fatal police shooting of teen

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 6:06am

Hundreds of people took to the streets to protest the fatal police shooting of a 17-year-old Pennsylvania boy killed just seconds after he fled a traffic stop during a confrontation partly captured on video.

Severe storms could strike parts of central, southern US

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 6:04am

Forecasters say much of the central and southeast U.S. will be at risk of severe storms as the weekend approaches.

AP-NORC poll: 55 percent of Americas approve of Trump North Korea diplomacy; best rating on an issue since taking office

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 21st - 6:02am

AP-NORC poll: 55 percent of Americas approve of Trump North Korea diplomacy; best rating on an issue since taking office.