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Senate panel moves bill to deter foreign meddling in US

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 2:18pm

The Senate is moving forward with legislation to combat cyberattacks and deter foreign interference amid an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

The Latest: Prosecutor pleads not guilty in child porn case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 2:18pm

The Latest on a California prosecutor and son of a Watergate figure facing child pornography charges (all times local):

Sheriff: Fugitive capture turns into search for missing man

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 2:18pm

Having brought a rugged, six-day North Carolina manhunt to an end, authorities are now desperately searching for the missing owner of the stolen truck the captured fugitive was driving.

Utah pilot died in crash 15 years after brother's air death

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 2:18pm

A Utah pilot killed with three others when a small plane crashed on a highway also lost a brother to an aviation accident 15 years ago, the family's Mormon bishop said Thursday.


FBI: Utah man says he killed wife on cruise over her laughing

Rachel D'Oro and Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 2:14pm

Acting U.S. Attorney for Alaska Bryan Schroder said Thursday that Kenneth Manzanares has been charged in the death of his wife, Kristy, 39, who was found dead with a severe head wound in their cabin aboard a Princess Cruises ship.

Trump honors 1st responders of congressional baseball attack

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 2:12pm

President Donald Trump presented the Medal of Valor on Thursday to five of the first responders who were injured in a shooting on a congressional baseball practice last month that critically wounded Rep. Steve Scalise.

Idaho's rape charges rarely result in sex crime convictions

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 2:12pm

A new state analysis shows that just 4 percent of reported rapes in Idaho result in a guilty conviction of a sex crime.

Idaho mountain fire watch tower closed due to vandalism

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 2:09pm

An Idaho mountain lookout tower used by authorities to spot fires in the area has been closed due to vandalism.

Boy Scout leader apologizes for Trump's political rhetoric

David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 1:42pm

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.

96-year-old vet gets his wish of visiting US Navy station

Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 1:42pm

A 96-year-old World War II veteran who dreamed of returning to a Navy installation to reminisce about his more than 20-year naval career got his wish on Thursday.

Boise bans excessively loud vehicles, authorizes $100 fines

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 1:36pm

The city of Boise has passed an ordinance allowing authorities to issue fines of up to $100 to people whose vehicles are excessively loud.

US attorney general presses on with mission to El Salvador

Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 1:32pm

Though his future may be in doubt, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions forged ahead Thursday with a tough-on-crime agenda that once endeared him to President Donald Trump, opening a mission in El Salvador to step up international cooperation against the violent street gang MS-13.

The Latest: Man charged with killing wife on Alaska cruise

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 1:32pm

The Latest on woman's death in domestic dispute on cruise ship off Alaska (all times local):

Renters may recover sinkhole items by sifting through mess

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 1:32pm

Weeks after a sinkhole swallowed two Florida homes, the displaced renters may be able to recover their lost property — if they are willing to sift through the mess left behind, a local official said Thursday.

The Latest: White House dodges queries about chief of staff

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 1:14pm

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

The Latest: AG tells AP he'll remain as long as Trump wants

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 1:11pm

The Latest on Attorney General Jeff Sessions (all times local):

Marine dog with cancer gets tear-filled farewell

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 1:03pm

Hundreds of people in Michigan came together to say a tear-filled final goodbye to a cancer-stricken dog who served three tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines.

Cancer patient sues over license photo, cites distress

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 1:03pm

A cancer patient is suing the New Jersey's Motor Vehicle Commission for compelling her to remove her headscarf to take a driver's license photo.

Texas inmate appealing to US Supreme Court to halt execution

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 12:41pm

A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected an appeal from a man set to be put to death for killing a San Antonio woman in 2004 and his lawyers said they're taking their arguments to the U.S. Supreme Court to try to halt the execution.

Boy dies from injuries in crash that killed mom, brothers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 12:32pm

A 6-year-old boy has become the latest member of a northern Illinois family to die as a result of a traffic crash that killed his pregnant mother and two brothers.