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Senators prepare bill to block firing of AG, special counsel

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 9:41am

Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are working on legislation that could attempt to insulate Special Counsel Robert Mueller from being fired.

The Latest: Sheriff: Fugitive captured after forest search

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 9:41am

The Latest on the capture of a fugitive in western North Carolina (all times local):

Records: Child's body decomposing on arrival at hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 9:35am

Court records show the body of a 6-month-old western Michigan boy had already started to decompose by the time his mother took him to a hospital after finding him unresponsive in her sweltering home.

Progress made on Wyoming wildfires

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 9:35am

Residents in southeast Wyoming can return to their homes and cabins as firefighters make progress on a fire burning in the Medicine Bow National Forest.

Witness says Idaho 18-year-old died playing Russian roulette

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 9:35am

Witnesses say it was a game of Russian roulette that led to the death of 18-year-old Tim Reeves while he and friends were camping in Idaho.

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FBI names Utah woman who died on cruise ship, will announce charges

Becky Bohrer and Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 9:18am

Federal authorities planned to announce charges Thursday in a domestic dispute aboard a cruise ship that led to the death of a 39-year-old Utah woman. She has been identified as Kristy Manzanares.

The Latest: Military chief says transgender policy to remain

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 9:11am

The Latest on President Donald Trump's decision to bar transgender people from serving in the military (all times local):

Sessions steps from fray, on mission to El Salvador

Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 8:51am

With his future as the nation's top prosecutor in doubt after a week of blistering public scorn from the president, Attorney General Jeff Sessions flew to El Salvador Thursday seeking ways to stamp out the brutal street gang MS-13.

Few details after police kill teen outside Arkansas shelter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 8:21am

The operator of an eastern Arkansas emergency shelter for juveniles where a 16-year-old boy was shot and killed by police is asking for prayers but saying little else about the incident.

Russia sanctions bill exposes Trump's legislative tug of war

Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 8:21am

President Donald Trump is likely to sign a tough new sanctions bill that includes proposed measures targeting Russia — a remarkable concession that the president has yet to sell his party on his hopes for forging a warmer relationship with Moscow.

Scaramucci says senior leaders take leak crackdown seriously

Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 8:01am

After wrongly asserting that someone "leaked" information about his finances, newly appointed White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci is talking tough about cracking down on Trump administration leaks and threatening to get federal investigators involved.

Man who staged breakout in mental health facility sentenced

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 7:34am

A Pennsylvania man who broke his girlfriend out of a mental health facility has been sentenced to over four years in prison and in a mental health facility.

Man gets over 3-year prison term for death threat at Obama

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 7:31am

A Massachusetts state inmate has been sentenced to more than three years in prison after pleading guilty to a federal charge of threatening to kill former President Barack Obama.

Sheriff: Fugitive captured after 6-day search in forest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 6:36am

A man who had been the focus of a six-day manhunt in a national forest in North Carolina was captured early Thursday following a chase.

Man charged in 2nd Michigan slaying after Indiana surrender

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 6:06am

A suspect in two slayings in Michigan who was arrested after he surrendered to police in Indiana now faces charges in both deaths.

Alabama teenager killed by lightning strike on porch.

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 5:54am

An Alabama teenager who was struck by lightning at his home has died.

NYC jail inmate caught 7-plus hours after escape from Rikers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 5:50am

Authorities say an inmate who escaped from a section of New York City's Rikers Island jail complex has been found on the island.

Sheriff: Kentucky woman stole fatal crash victim's wallet

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 5:09am

A Kentucky woman has been arrested after authorities say she stole the wallet of a victim of a fatal motorcycle crash.

Trump mistreats native son Jeff Sessions, Alabama GOP says

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 4:41am

President Donald Trump finds some of his strongest support in Alabama, but his public flogging of Attorney General Jeff Sessions is dismaying Republicans who consider the conservative stalwart a home state hero.