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3 men avoid death penalty in Florida deputy's fatal shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:25pm

Three men convicted in the fatal shooting of a Florida deputy won't receive the death penalty.

US open to direct talks with Taliban, officials say

Matthew Pennington and Kathy Gannon, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:24pm

The United States is open to holding direct talks with the Taliban to encourage negotiations between the militant group and the Afghan government to end 17 years of war, U.S. officials said Monday.

Woman charged with being Russian agent says she met Walker

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:23pm

A woman charged Monday with being a covert agent for Russia inside the U.S. says she attended Gov. Scott Walker's presidential campaign launch event in 2015 and also posted a picture of herself with Walker on a blog where she praised his ability to speak a few words in Russian.

4 of 5 teens take plea deal in fatal Michigan rock-throwing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:23pm

Four Michigan teens charged with murder in a fatal rock-throwing incident have agreed to accept a lesser charge of manslaughter, an attorney said Monday.

Jurors at trial of ex-New York senator still deliberating

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:17pm

Jurors in the corruption trial of former New York state Senate leader Dean Skelos (SKEH'-lohs) have wrapped up deliberations for the day.

Delaware prison building to be demolished after deadly riot

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:17pm

A building at Delaware's maximum-security prison that was the site of a deadly inmate riot and hostage-taking last year will be torn down, officials said Monday.

Trump: Putin made 'incredible offer' in Russian hacking case

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:15pm

President Donald Trump said Monday that Russian President Vladimir Putin privately made an "incredible offer" to help American investigators in their prosecution of 12 Russian intelligence officers accused of hacking crimes during the 2016 presidential election season.

Man in Disney World wave pool has heart attack, dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:08pm

A 70-year-old man with a pre-existing heart condition died after having a heart attack while in a wave pool at Walt Disney World.

US health official reveals fentanyl almost killed his son

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:05pm

The head of the nation's top public health agency says the opioid epidemic will be one of his priorities, and he revealed a personal reason for it: His son almost died from taking cocaine contaminated with the powerful painkiller fentanyl.

AP Exclusive: Survivor says officials responsible for riot

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:04pm

Patricia May had a feeling of dread when she reported to work at Delaware's maximum-security prison last year.

The Latest: Biden slams Trump news conference with Putin

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:03pm

The Latest on reaction to President Donald Trump's news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local):

Judge postpones 'El Chapo' trial for 2 months to November

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:03pm

A judge has postponed the New York trial of notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman until November.

The Latest: Wildfire smoke polluting central California air

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 3:59pm

The Latest on a deadly wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park (all times local):

California man gets home detention in Maxine Waters threat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 3:58pm

A Los Angeles man who threatened to kill Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters in a profanity-laced voicemail was sentenced Monday to six months of home detention.

Convictions upheld for women who raised money for al-Shabab

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 3:52pm

A federal appeals court has upheld the convictions and prison sentences of two women who used an internet chat room to raise several thousand dollars for the Somali militant group al-Shabab.

Washington Metro workers approve strike amid rising tensions

Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 3:47pm

A long-simmering dispute between Washington's Metro administration and its largest union has publicly escalated into threats of a strike just as thousands of tourists arrive in the nation's capital for Tuesday's Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

2 CVS workers lose jobs after cops called on black customer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 3:44pm

CVS Health says two Chicago store employees are out of their jobs just days after a black customer complained that white managers called police after accusing her of trying to use a phony coupon.

US arrests, accuses woman of acting as Russian agent

Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 3:43pm

Federal prosecutors in Washington revealed Monday that they have arrested a 29-year-old woman and accused her of working as a covert Russian agent, gathering intelligence on American officials and political organizations through her gun-rights contacts.

Stranded woman drank water from moss after California crash

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 3:37pm

An Oregon woman who was badly injured and stranded for a week after her Jeep plunged 250 feet over a cliff into the ocean near Big Sur in California says she survived by drinking fresh water dripping from moss until she was rescued by a couple hiking along the beach.