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House GOP pushes bills to crack down on illegal immigration

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 11:06am

The Republican-led House is moving forward with legislation to crack down on illegal immigration, a priority for President Donald Trump.

Pence to replace chief of staff with top campaign aide

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 11:06am

Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff will leave the White House and be replaced by a Pence campaign adviser who has been helping a pro-Trump group.

Woman, horse die in head-on collision with gravel truck

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 11:06am

Authorities say an Idaho Falls woman is dead after a head-on collision in a construction zone south of Idaho Falls.

The Latest: Weather conditions aid firefighters in Arizona

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 10:54am

The Latest on wildfires in the U.S. Southwest (all times local):

Sheriff: Tennessee deputy shot by inmate faces major surgery

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 10:47am

A Tennessee sheriff says a deputy is in critical condition and needs prayers after being shot multiple times during a struggle with an inmate who was killed.

Over half of hate crimes in US go unreported, report says

Sadie Gurman and Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 10:47am

Most victims of hate crimes don't report them to police, according to a new study that advocates say reinforces their fears that the Trump administration's tough rhetoric and policies will make more people afraid to come forward.

The Latest: South Korean leader sees Capitol Hill leaders

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 10:47am

The Latest on the South Korean president visit to Washington (all times local):

Deputy's Facebook post about near-shooting investigated

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 10:47am

A Florida sheriff's deputy who wrote about "almost" shooting someone and followed it with "lol" has been placed on administrative leave.

Sinkhole swallows up car in downtown St. Louis; no injuries

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 10:40am

A man who scored what he thought was a prime parking spot in downtown St. Louis says he returned from a trip to the gym with his fiancee to find his car swallowed by a sinkhole.

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Report: Famous Yellowstone bear shot at close range in 2015

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 10:29am

The investigation into the death of a famed Yellowstone National Park grizzly bear killed by an elk hunter in late 2015 determined that the bear was shot three times at close range with a .30 caliber rifle.

The Latest: Panel agrees to cut off war authorization

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 10:26am

The Latest on defense spending bills in Congress (all times local):

Planned Parenthood: Judge's ruling a victory for young women

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 10:26am

Planned Parenthood is praising a federal court ruling that blocks parts of a new Indiana law that would make it tougher for girls under age 18 to get an abortion without their parents' knowledge.

Alabama man dies during hike in southern Utah slot canyon

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 10:17am

Authorities say a 62-year-old hiker from Alabama was found dead in a Kane County slot canyon in southern Utah.

Vermont woman convicted of killing ex-boyfriend, his son

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 10:17am

A Vermont woman has been found guilty of aggravated murder in the 2014 shooting deaths of her ex-boyfriend and his adult son.

Suspect in Navajo girl’s 2016 murder to change plea

Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 10:07am

A man accused of kidnapping and killing an 11-year-old girl whose death stunned the nation’s largest American Indian reservation and prompted new federal legislation is scheduled to change his plea in court.

Correction: Trump-Campaign Ethics story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 10:04am

In a story June 27 about President Donald Trump's campaign activity, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Secret Service operates Air Force One. The Department of Defense operates Air Force One.

Police: Girlfriend found dead inside man's apartment

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 10:00am

South Carolina police identify the woman found dead inside an apartment after they persuaded a man barricaded inside to leave as his girlfriend.

2 dead following fire, explosion at suburban Detroit home

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 9:44am

Two people have died and a third escaped serious injury following an explosion and fire that destroyed a home in suburban Detroit, authorities said Thursday.

Low-income residents losing homes as New Orleans rents soar

Chevel Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 9:44am

Lower-income renters in New Orleans are facing the loss of their homes and uncertain futures as affordable-housing subsidies start to expire in a city that already has experienced steep rent increases and stagnant wage growth.

Feds release long-awaited recovery plan for Mexican wolves

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 9:44am

After repeated failures over decades, U.S. wildlife officials have finally drafted a recovery plan for endangered wolves that once roamed parts of the American Southwest and northern Mexico.