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Orca whale repeatedly rams fishing boat, Alaska man says

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:32pm

An Alaska man said his boat was attacked over the weekend by an orca during a salmon fishing excursion with his 14-year-old son and two other people.

US Supreme Court denies stay of execution for Ohio convict

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:21pm

A condemned child killer was scheduled to die on Wednesday in the state's first execution in more than three years after the U.S. Supreme Court denied his requests for more time to pursue legal challenges.

Authorities warn virtual kidnapping scams are on the rise

Robert Jablon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:21pm

The caller who rang Valerie Sobel's cellphone had a horrifying message: "We have Simone's finger. Do you want to see the rest of her in a body bag?"

The Latest: McCain calls on both parties to work together

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:21pm

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


House decisively passes sanctions bill curbing Trump's power

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:08pm

Eager to punish Russia for meddling in the 2016 election, the House on Tuesday overwhelmingly backed a new package of sanctions against Moscow that prohibits President Donald Trump from waiving the penalties without first getting permission from Congress.

Justice Dept. rules intensify crackdown on sanctuary cities

Sadie Gurman and Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 8:00pm

The Justice Department escalated its promised crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities Tuesday, saying it will no longer award coveted grant money to cities unless they give federal immigration authorities access to jails and provide advance notice when someone in the country illegally is about to be released.

Correction: Train-SUV Collision story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 7:50pm

In a story July 24 about a federal investigation into a crash between a train and an SUV outside New York City, The Associated Press, relying on information from a U.S. official speaking on condition of anonymity, mischaracterized the findings of the National Transportation Safety Board regarding the accident. The NTSB concluded that the crash was made more severe because a long section of intact electrified rail was uprooted and pierced the train intact without breaking into smaller pieces. It did not find that the third rail's unusual design, in which power is transferred to the train via a metal shoe riding beneath the rail, was a factor.

Trump taking victory lap in Ohio

Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 7:48pm

Straight off a slim but symbolic health care win in Washington, President Donald Trump took a victory lap in Ohio Tuesday night with the voters who helped put him in office.

The Latest: US Supreme Court clears way for Ohio execution

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 7:48pm

The Latest on a condemned man scheduled for execution in Ohio on Wednesday (all times local):

Official: Firms won't sell execution drugs to Arizona

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 7:18pm

An Arizona prison official in charge of buying drugs to carry out the death penalty testified Tuesday in a media lawsuit over access to execution information that pharmaceutical companies will no longer sell drugs to carry out the punishment.

Cheers for McCain, then a speech like impassioned prophet

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 6:30pm

The maverick stood with his party on Tuesday, casting a crucial vote in the Republican drive to repeal "Obamacare." But then, like an angry prophet, Sen. John McCain condemned the tribal politics besetting the nation.

Brain disease seen in most football players in large report

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 6:11pm

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.

Trump ex-campaign chair talks with Senate investigators

Chad Day and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 6:11pm

President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman met with Senate investigators Tuesday, providing his recollection of a Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer and agreeing to turn over contemporaneous notes of the gathering last year, according to people familiar with the closed-door interview.

Florida police officer wounded, suspect killed in shootout

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 6:11pm

Authorities say a police officer fatally shot a bank robbery suspect who shot him in the face as the two exchanged fire after a car chase.

10 white caskets and memories: Funeral honors flood victims

Anita Snow and Clarice Silber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 6:11pm

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.

At least 3 drown trying to cross Rio Grande; 7 rescued

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 6:01pm

The bodies of at least three people were recovered Tuesday after they drowned while trying to cross the Rio Grande from Mexico, federal and El Paso officials said.

Texas Senate again OKs 'bathroom bill' over police criticism

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 5:57pm

A Texas version of a North Carolina-style "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people again passed the state Senate on Tuesday over opposition from police and major corporations, but still faces an uncertain path to becoming law.

The Latest: Texas Senate passes revived 'bathroom bill'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 5:51pm

The Latest on a revived "bathroom bill" nearing passage in the Texas Senate (all times local):

Official: Driver in smuggling attempt part of larger group

Frank Bajak, Nomaan Merchant and Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 5:46pm

Investigators believe a truck driver accused in the deaths of 10 people found inside a packed, sweltering tractor-trailer is just one member of a larger organization involved in human smuggling that they are looking to identify and dismantle, a U.S. immigration official said Tuesday.