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83-year-old woman, her son charged in murder-for-hire plot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 11:52am

An 83-year-old woman and her 63-year-old son have been charged in a murder-for-hire plot involving his ex-wife, police said Friday.

US hits Iran with more sanctions in response to space launch

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 11:42am

The United States punished Iran on Friday for it launch this week of a satellite-carrying rocket into space by hitting six Iranian entities with sanctions targeting the country's ballistic missiles program.

The Latest: Chief says slain officer was trying to help

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 11:33am

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

AP Exclusive: Disabled Iowa trooper works as security guard

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 11:31am

An Iowa trooper who was granted early retirement for mental stress after shooting a suspect during a high-speed chase continues to collect disability benefits while working as a school security guard, The Associated Press has found.

No bail reduction in California crash recorded on Instagram

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 11:31am

A teenage driver accused of causing a crash that killed her younger sister while livestreaming on Instagram will remain in jail after a California judge refused to lower bail.

House overwhelmingly backs intelligence bill

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 11:31am

The House has overwhelmingly backed legislation supporting critical national security programs, including those addressing counterterrorism and cyberattacks.

Priebus takes his turn on the Trump administration hot seat

Jill Colvin and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 11:21am

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

Indianapolis man accused of killing officer after car crash

Tom Davies, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 11:21am

Police arrested a 28-year-old man accused of gunning down an officer who was trying to help him and someone else after their car overturned and came to rest in a front yard along a busy Indianapolis street.

Hatch, Lee vote for failed 'skinny repeal' of Obamacare

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 11:18am

Utah Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee voted in favor of the so-called “skinny repeal” of Obamacare that failed in the U.S. Senate late Thursday.

Retired priest facing charge of touching teen 14 years ago

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 11:12am

An 86-year-old retired priest has turned himself in to face a charge in Virginia of inappropriately touching a teenage girl 14 years ago.

History buffs celebrate forgotten Revolutionary War general

Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:58am

History buffs have one wish on the 275th birthday of a Revolutionary War general: That he'll get the recognition he deserves.

Idaho truck driver sentenced for fatal head-on collision

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:58am

An Idaho truck driver was sentenced to one year of probation and 96 hours of community service for an accident that killed a 7-year-old girl.

Thai man living in Florida found dead along Oklahoma highway

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:58am

State investigators have identified a man whose body was found on the side of a highway in central Oklahoma as a native of Thailand who had been living in Florida.

Prosecutor: Martin Shkreli repeatedly lied to investors

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:49am

Wealthy investors say former biotech CEO Martin Shkreli told them he was managing tens of millions of dollars' worth of investments, that they were making double-digit returns and they could withdraw their money at any time.

Penalty for refusing to get health insurance remains intact

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:28am

Opponents of President Barack Obama's health care law who wanted to get rid of the penalty people were assessed for not having health insurance will have to wait longer for relief after the Senate early Friday defeated the GOP's scaled-back version of legislation repealing the Affordable Care Act. .

Scaramucci tirades ignite smoldering White House tensions

Julie Bykowicz and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:12am

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.

Old South grandeur, leavened with a cold look at slavery

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:12am

Ceramic sculptures of hollow-eyed slave children haunt the Whitney Plantation, west of New Orleans, where owner John Cummings has infused the traditional antebellum plantation tour with an unflinching look at human bondage in the Old South.

In shooting simulator, fairgoers aim from police perspective

Kantele Franko, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:12am

When the gunman showed up at the hospital, Mike McDorman raised his handgun, took aim and shot the guy. He did the same when an impaired driver stepped out of a vehicle and aimed his way.

Death of child found in car in Wyoming investigated

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:12am

Police in Wyoming are investigating the death of a child found inside a car in Laramie.