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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.

His future clouded, Sessions opens mission to El Salvador

Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 6:50am

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.

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.

AP Analysis: GOP disunity painfully clear in Senate debate

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 4:34am

The Senate debate over health care has made it painfully clear: behind their self-confident "repeal and replace" slogan, Republicans were never united around an alternative to "Obamacare."

'Fired by tweet:' Troops, veterans react to transgender ban

Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 3:40am

A former U.S. naval combat-tested officer said she feels angry that President Donald Trump is saying transgender veterans like her should be considered unfit to serve.

Pentagon caught flat-footed on Trump's transsexual ban

Robert Burns and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 3:04am

President Donald Trump abruptly declared a ban on transgender troops serving anywhere in the U.S. military, catching the Pentagon flat-footed and unable to explain what it called Trump's "guidance." His proclamation, on Twitter rather than any formal announcement, drew bipartisan denunciations and threw currently serving transgender soldiers into limbo.

Federal authorities to announce charges in cruise ship death

Becky Bohrer and Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 2:20am

Federal authorities planned to announce charges Thursday in what was described as a domestic dispute aboard a cruise ship in U.S. waters off Alaska that led to the death of a 39-year-old Utah woman.

Russia sanctions bill exposes Trump's legislative tug of war

Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 2:20am

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.

Advocate: 2 pardoned brothers steered into financial straits

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 2:03am

When two wrongfully imprisoned brothers were pardoned after 30 years behind bars, they stood to collect hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation. Now a federal judge is considering whether too much of their payout is being siphoned away by legal fees and high-interest loans.

Inmates' escape video shows everything is caught on tape

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 2:00am

In an age when everything else is captured for public consumption on a smartphone, why not your own jailbreak?

Review: Bigelow explores a horrific history in 'Detroit'

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 12:44am

it is an all-out assault on your senses and soul.

Larry David says his blunt 'Curb' character is no Trump

Sandy Cohen and Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 12:07am

A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs.

Few details after police kill teen outside Arkansas shelter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:34pm

Authorities are offering few details about what led to a 16-year-old boy being shot and killed by police outside an eastern Arkansas emergency shelter for juveniles.

Lawyers: Texas inmate facing execution lacked legal help

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:34pm

Attorneys for a condemned killer of a San Antonio woman argue that deficient legal help during earlier stages of his appeals tainted his case.