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Sessions tells AP he's not stepping down unless asked

Sadie Gurman and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 3:22pm

After being berated for a week by President Donald Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday he will stay in the job for as long as Trump wants him to serve.

Marine dog with cancer gets tear-filled farewell

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 3:12pm

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.

White House drama bursts into the open: 'Shiv in the ribs'?

Julie Bykowicz and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 3:12pm

President Donald Trump's new communications chief shoved the behind-the-scenes drama at the White House onto center stage Thursday, daring Trump's chief of staff to publicly deny he's a "leaker" and exposing the West Wing as a hotbed of internal rifts and conspiracy theories.

Sheriff: Fugitive capture turns into search for missing man

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 3:03pm

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.

3 accused of pimping teens in California trafficking ring

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 3:03pm

Three people have been charged with pimping eight teens for commercial sex work in a ring that operated in California, Nevada and Texas, authorities said Thursday.

Hobby has travelers looking for spots where 3 states touch

Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 3:03pm

Brian Butler is a tripointer.

Senate panel moves bill to deter foreign meddling in US

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 2:38pm

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

Group wants to stop demolition of Neo-Gothic school building

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 2:38pm

A group hoping to stop the demolition of a 101-year-old New Jersey high school building known as The Castle on the Hill is asking a court to halt the teardown.

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Transgender troops: A presidential tweet is not an order

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 2:32pm

Unmoved by President Donald Trump's proclamation-by-Twitter, top Pentagon leaders declared on Thursday they'll allow transgender troops to remain in uniform until Defense Secretary Jim Mattis receives an authoritative directive to remove them.

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):

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.

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.