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Trump digs in on immigration as national outrage rises

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 3:14pm

Undaunted and unapologetic, President Donald Trump defended his administration's border-protection policies Monday in the face of rising national outrage over the forced separation of migrant children from their parents. Tough action is needed to fight illegal immigration, he declared and the U.S. "will not be a migrant camp" on his watch.

MOVE member freed after 1978 shootout that killed officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 3:12pm

A member of the radical group MOVE has been released from prison nearly 40 years after the group engaged in a shootout that killed a Philadelphia police officer.

Prosecutor: No charges in fatal shooting of unarmed man

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 3:12pm

A Virginia prosecutor says no charges will be filed against two police officers who fatally shot an unarmed black man after he ignored their commands and spun quickly toward them during a nighttime encounter.

Trial set for baby sitter charged in 3-year-old girl's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 3:03pm

The trial of an Ohio baby sitter charged with murder in the death of a 3-year-old girl has been set for fall.

Idaho lawmakers search for ways to reduce prison population

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 2:54pm

Idaho's climbing prison population has a group of lawmakers giving a second look at some recommendations made by policy experts three years ago, including reclassifying some felonies as misdemeanors and increasing efforts to prevent people from going to prison in the first place.

Michigan man sentenced in gas station clerk's slaying

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 2:40pm

A 48-year-old man serving life in prison for killing a jogger in 2014 was sentenced to another mandatory life term on Monday for the kidnapping and slaying of a Michigan gas station clerk a year earlier.

Lobbyist convicted of Kentucky deputy attorney general bribe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 2:32pm

A Democratic lobbyist has been convicted of bribing Kentucky's No. 2 law enforcement officer to win contracts for some outside law firms.

Supreme Court to hear appeal from Alaska hovercraft owner

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 2:32pm

Alaska resident John Sturgeon is getting a second crack at the Supreme Court in his fight to get his hovercraft back on the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve.

After gunfire at art event, leaders urge it be held again

Mike Catalini, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 2:18pm

An all-night art festival in New Jersey's capital city where violence broke out over the weekend should continue to be held, top city and state officials said Monday as advocates lamented the shooting but praised the event as a long-time source of pride.

Director: FBI won't repeat mistakes noted in watchdog report

Eric Tucker and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 2:14pm

The FBI is determined to not repeat any of the mistakes identified in a harshly critical watchdog report on the handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, Director Chris Wray told lawmakers at a congressional hearing Monday at which he repeatedly sought to distance himself from his predecessor.

GOP, Dem governors back benefits for pre-existing conditions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 2:14pm

A bipartisan group of governors is speaking out against a Trump administration decision that could narrow access to health insurance benefits for those with pre-existing conditions.

Authorities: Man killed by police had killed grandmother

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 2:05pm

Authorities in South Salt Lake say a man fatally shot by police after he killed an elderly woman and critically injured her husband was the woman's grandson.

Officials mistake White House invitations for spam

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 2:00pm

Some Idaho officials discarded email invitations to visit the White House because they thought they were spam.

Lawyers, family seek release of detained pizza deliveryman

Claudia Torrens, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 1:58pm

The family and attorneys of an Ecuadorean pizza shop worker who was arrested while trying to make a delivery submitted a formal request to immigration officials Monday demanding his immediate release.

Death, washed-out roads amid flooding in Upper Midwest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 1:50pm

Widespread flooding in the Upper Midwest was blamed for at least one death in Wisconsin, while officials in northern Michigan were assessing damage from flash-flooding that washed out roads, damaged businesses and caused dozens of sinkholes.

Wisconsin Legion officer resigns over military service claim

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 1:50pm

A historian for the Wisconsin American Legion resigned after the organization said he embellished his military service.

Audi CEO detained in diesel emissions case

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 1:39pm

German authorities on Monday detained the chief executive of Volkswagen's Audi division, Rupert Stadler, as part of a probe into the manipulation of emissions controls.

Prosecutor: Mobster afraid nightclub owner would rat him out

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 1:38pm

Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme was at the pinnacle of his criminal career when he rose to the head of the New England family of La Cosa Nostra in the early 1990s.

H. Clinton: Separating families at border a 'moral crisis'

Deepti Hajela, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 1:30pm

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday called the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy that has separated children from their parents at the southern U.S. border "a moral and humanitarian crisis."

Trump admin. asks high court to halt sanctuary cities ruling

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 1:28pm

The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to allow it to largely implement a policy of withholding public safety grants from "sanctuary cities" that refuse to cooperate with President Donald Trump's immigration enforcement policies.