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The Latest: McCain calls on both parties to work together

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 3:01pm

The Latest on Arizona Sen. John McCain's return to Congress for the first time since being diagnosed with brain cancer (all times local):

What could happen if Jeff Sessions is pushed out of office?

Eric Tucker and Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 2:59pm

President Donald Trump's withering invective about Jeff Sessions over the last week suggests an effort to pressure the attorney general into resigning with a possible eye toward replacing him and ending the Justice Department investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Police: homeless woman set on fire by man, also homeless

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 2:59pm

Authorities in West Virginia say they've arrested a homeless man suspected of setting a woman on fire who is also homeless.

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Trump shows the Boy Scouts how to start a political fire

John Raby and Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 2:51pm

No knot-tying demonstrations. No wood-carving advice. President Donald Trump went straight to starting a fire in a speech at a national Boy Scout gathering.

1,000 say goodbye to flash flood victims in 10 white caskets

Anita Snow and Clarice Silber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 2:47pm

To the strains of "Ave Maria," more than 1,000 people said goodbye Tuesday to 10 members of an extended family who lost their lives in a flash flood while celebrating a birthday in Arizona.

Commission finds LA officers justified in killing of boy, 14

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 2:33pm

A civilian oversight board has found Los Angeles police officers acted within policy in the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy last year.

Family: Man in Missouri interstate shootout 'tortured soul'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 2:32pm

Relatives of the man who died during a shootout with police along a Missouri interstate say he was a "tortured soul" who finally cracked.

Cheers, whoops for McCain's return, then impassioned speech

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 2:21pm

In high drama at the Capitol, Sen. John McCain on Tuesday delivered a crucial vote in the Republican drive to dismantle the health care law, a win for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders, and then leveled a broadside at how the GOP got there.

Rosenstein: "mutual respect" needed for confidence in police

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 2:11pm

Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told the nation's oldest civil rights organization on Tuesday that building public confidence in law enforcement "is one of our great challenges." He said police have a special responsibility to follow the law, and citizens have an obligation to respect the police.

Police: Taser and tear gas used to arrest barricaded gunman

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 2:11pm

Law enforcement launched tear gas canisters into an auto body shop and used a Taser to safely take a gunman into custody Tuesday, more than three hours after he shot an employee and barricaded himself inside.

Cosby accuser arrested on heroin charge at California jail

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 1:58pm

A model who accused Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting her at a Playboy Mansion party in 2008 has been arrested on suspicion of bringing heroin to a San Diego jail, officials said Tuesday.

Ex-Marine killed in Syria passionate about fight against IS

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 1:52pm

A former Marine believed so strongly in the war against the Islamic State group that he secretly traveled to Syria, where he was killed this month while fighting for a Kurdish militia group.

Fishermen taking fight over monitors to Supreme Court

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 1:41pm

A New England fishermen's group is taking its fight over monitors who collect sea data to the U.S. Supreme Court, hoping it removes a new cost they say is an existential threat to the industry.

The Latest: Trump says he's "very disappointed" in Sessions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 1:41pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions (all times local):

Confederate statue moved from courthouse in Maryland

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 1:32pm

A statue of a Confederate cavalryman has been removed from outside a courthouse in Maryland and placed near where a privately run Potomac River ferry named for a Confederate general docks.

Trump, Lebanese leader pledge solidarity against terrorism

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 1:32pm

President Donald Trump and Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri pledged solidarity Tuesday in their joint fight against terrorism by the Islamic State group and others.

Brain disease seen in most football players in large report

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 1:20pm

Research on 202 former football players found evidence of a brain disease linked to repeated head blows in nearly all of them, from athletes in the National Football League, college and even high school.

Texas vote set on 'bathroom bill' despite police opposition

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 1:01pm

Police chiefs from Texas' largest cities rallied outside the state Capitol Tuesday in opposition to a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people, just as Senate Republicans inside lurched toward a new vote on restrictions similar to those approved in North Carolina.

Mic captures GOP senator ripping Trump, mocking lawmaker

Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 1:01pm

Oh, that dreaded open microphone!