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Fishermen taking fight over monitors to Supreme Court

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 1:41pm

A New England fishermen's group is taking its fight over monitors who collect sea data to the U.S. Supreme Court, hoping it removes a new cost they say is an existential threat to the industry.

The Latest: Trump says he's "very disappointed" in Sessions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 1:41pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions (all times local):

Confederate statue moved from courthouse in Maryland

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 1:32pm

A statue of a Confederate cavalryman has been removed from outside a courthouse in Maryland and placed near where a privately run Potomac River ferry named for a Confederate general docks.


Trump shows the Boy Scouts how to start a political fire

John Raby and Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 1:32pm

No knot-tying demonstrations. No wood-carving advice. President Donald Trump went straight to starting a fire in a speech at a national Boy Scouts gathering.

Trump, Lebanese leader pledge solidarity against terrorism

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 1:32pm

President Donald Trump and Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri pledged solidarity Tuesday in their joint fight against terrorism by the Islamic State group and others.


Brain disease seen in most football players in large report

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 1:20pm

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.

Texas vote set on 'bathroom bill' despite police opposition

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 1:01pm

Police chiefs from Texas' largest cities rallied outside the state Capitol Tuesday in opposition to a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people, just as Senate Republicans inside lurched toward a new vote on restrictions similar to those approved in North Carolina.

Rosenstein: "mutual respect" needed for confidence in police

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 1:01pm

Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told the nation's oldest civil rights organization on Tuesday that building public confidence in law enforcement "is one of our great challenges." He said police have a special responsibility to follow the law, and citizens have an obligation to respect the police.

Mic captures GOP senator ripping Trump, mocking lawmaker

Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 1:01pm

Oh, that dreaded open microphone!

Idaho's rape charges rarely result in sex crime convictions

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:53pm

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

2 people hurt when vintage plane crashes near Texas airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:41pm

Authorities say two people were injured, one critically, when a Korean War-era plane crashed and its fuselage broke apart in West Texas.

2 photographers arrested on top of 400-foot-high bridge

Anthony Izaguirre, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:41pm

Two thrill-seeking photographers who climbed to the top Philadelphia's nearly 400-foot-tall Ben Franklin Bridge were arrested early Tuesday because they set off motion detectors during their ascent, officials said.

Agency: Small plane broke apart in Georgia storm, killing 4

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:36pm

Federal investigators who examined the wreckage of a small airplane crash that killed four people earlier this month in Georgia concluded that the aircraft broke apart in midair after flying into a thunderstorm.

Survivor of deadly California crash blames social media

Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:32pm

A 14-year-old survivor of a deadly car crash in California that was livestreamed on Instagram said she isn't mad at anyone and doesn't blame the driver.

Woman, son convicted of killing her husband, pouring acid

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:32pm

A New York woman and one of her sons were found guilty Tuesday of killing her estranged husband and pouring acid on his face to make identifying him more difficult before the body was dumped in the woods.

Police: Officers kill man carrying knife, ax in Virginia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:32pm

Officers fatally shot a man who was making threats as he walked around Virginia's capital city with an ax and a long knife, wearing nothing but a kilt and combat-style boots, police and witnesses said.

Coast Guard: Paddlers can use Potomac near Trump golf course

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:21pm

Kayakers, paddleboarders and other active groups can continue to use the Potomac River near a Virginia golf course owned by President Donald Trump, the commandant of the Coast Guard said Tuesday.

Fiancee: Driver in truck trafficking case helped people

Claire Galofaro and Jim Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:16pm

When a lifelong truck driver called his fiancee Sunday from a jail more than 1,000 miles from home, he had only a few minutes to describe the gruesome events that led to him being charged with a crime in which he could face the death penalty.

Confederate name may be expelled from Virginia school

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:16pm

If you ask Bill Ratliff, a rising sophomore at J.E.B. Stuart High School in northern Virginia, his school might just as well be named for Osama bin Laden.

Vegas police chase turns into gunbattle; suspect, woman hurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 12:12pm

Police in Las Vegas chased a driver suspected of shooting a bicyclist over the weekend and it ended with a gunbattle that wounded the suspect and his passenger, authorities said Tuesday.