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Trump's chief of staff in tight spot

Jill Colvin and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 10:21pm

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus may have little left of his job but his title.

The Latest: Scaramucci steps back from 'colorful language'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 10:21pm

The Latest on White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci and his complaints about White House leaks to the news media (all times local):

US orders diplomats' families to leave Venezuelan capital

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 10:21pm

The United States is ordering relatives of American diplomats to leave the Venezuelan capital ahead of a polarizing vote planned for Sunday to start rewriting the country's constitution.

Christie: Public outcry over Beachgate 'hurt' family

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 9:51pm

Gov. Chris Christie says public outcry over his decision to lounge with his family on a public beach that was closed during New Jersey's government shutdown "upset his children more than anything else" since he's been in office.

School board votes to drop high school's Confederate name

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 9:40pm

School board members voted Thursday night to rename a northern Virginia high school named for a Confederate general, ending two years of debate on the subject.

Texas executes man for killing woman in 2004 after break-in

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 9:37pm

A Texas prisoner was executed Thursday evening for killing a San Antonio woman after breaking into her apartment more than 13 years ago.

Officer dies after shot multiple times in Indianapolis

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 9:21pm

A police officer died after being shot multiple times while responding to a traffic crash on the south side of Indianapolis, authorities said Thursday.

Officials: Escaped inmate killed after standoff in Louisiana

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

Officials say a fugitive Louisiana inmate thought to have killed a person during his escape from prison has been killed in a standoff with officers.

The Latest: Mayor: Officer's death "shocking and tragic"

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

The Latest on the shooting of a police officer in Indianapolis (all times local):

Texas puts prisoner to death for killing woman in 2004 after breaking into her apartment

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 8:41pm

Texas puts prisoner to death for killing woman in 2004 after breaking into her apartment.

The Latest: Texas executes prisoner for woman's 2004 killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 8:41pm

The Latest on the execution scheduled in Texas for a man who killed a San Antonio woman in 2004 (all times local):

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell releases text of pared-down "Obamacare" repeal bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 8:07pm

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell releases text of pared-down "Obamacare" repeal bill.

FBI: Utah man says he killed wife because she laughed at him

Rachel D'Oro and Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 7:42pm

A Utah man killed his wife aboard an Alaska cruise ship and told an acquaintance who later walked into the couple's blood-splattered room that he did it because she laughed at him, the FBI said in documents released Thursday.

Former Wyoming sheriff gets 9 months in work release program

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 7:39pm

A former sheriff in western Wyoming who was removed from office for engaging in misconduct or malfeasance has been sentenced to nine months in a community corrections program.

US: 2 Mexican nationals convicted in federal agent's killing

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

A federal jury on Thursday convicted two members of a violent Mexican drug cartel in the 2011 ambush slaying of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agent, U.S. authorities said.

Boy Scout leader apologizes for Trump's political rhetoric

David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 7:13pm

The Boy Scouts' chief executive apologized Thursday to members of the scouting community who were offended by the aggressive political rhetoric in President Donald Trump's recent speech to the Scouts' national jamboree.

Scaramucci threats, insults inflame fierce White House fight

Julie Bykowicz and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 7:11pm

President Donald Trump's new communications director exploded the smoldering tensions at the White House into a full-fledged conflagration Thursday, angrily daring Trump's chief of staff to deny he's a "leaker" and exposing West Wing backstabbing in language more suitable to a mobster movie than a seat of presidential stability.

AP EXCLUSIVE: Sessions not leaving unless pushed

Sadie Gurman and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 7:01pm

His loyalty to the boss severely tested but seemingly intact, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday he will stay in the job for as long as President Donald Trump wants him to serve.

Two GOP senators say House assurance on health bill insufficient, dealing blow to McConnell effort to pass legislation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 7:00pm

Two GOP senators say House assurance on health bill insufficient, dealing blow to McConnell effort to pass legislation.

Outdoor industry rallies for public lands protections

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 6:30pm

Hundreds of outdoor recreation industry representatives rallied at the Utah state capitol to show their support for preserving public lands in an event that sends one final reminder why they're moving their lucrative trade show next year to Denver.