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Vermont board rejects mountain name change proposal

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:59pm

A Vermont state board on Tuesday unanimously rejected a man's petition to change the name of Mount Ascutney to what he said was the original Abenaki name due to local and state opposition.

Lights go out during Trump statement at the White House

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:41pm

President Donald Trump wanted to make an important point. And then the lights went out.


APNewsBreak: Twitter suspended 58 million accounts in 4Q

Barbara Ortutay and Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:41pm

Twitter suspended at least 58 million user accounts in the final three months of 2017, according to data obtained by The Associated Press. The figure highlights the company's newly aggressive stance against malicious or suspicious accounts in the wake of Russian disinformation efforts during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.

Ex-New York senator and son convicted of extortion, bribery

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:37pm

A former New York state Senate leader and his son were convicted on Tuesday of extortion, wire fraud and bribery charges of pressuring businesses to give the son no-show jobs or else risk losing the powerful Republican's political support.

Stray bullet strikes, kills 9-year-old girl sleeping in home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:37pm

Police say a 9-year-old girl was asleep in her bed when a stray bullet struck and killed her inside her family's New Jersey home.

Man sentenced for role in killing at Buffalo's Anchor Bar

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:32pm

A New York man has been sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for his role in a fatal shooting inside the bar credited with originating Buffalo-style chicken wings.


EPA proposal to limit science studies draws opposition

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:30pm

Democratic lawmakers joined scores of scientists, health providers, environmental officials and activists Tuesday in denouncing an industry-backed proposal that could limit dramatically the scientific studies the Environmental Protection Agency considers in shaping protections for human health.

Mueller seeks immunity for 5 witnesses in Manafort case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:26pm

Special counsel Robert Mueller is seeking immunity for five potential witnesses in the upcoming trial of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort.

The Latest: Rubio calls Russia 'a threat for years to come'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:21pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local):


Trump corrects his quote, says misspoke on Russian meddling

Zeke Miller and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:18pm

Blistered by bipartisan condemnation of his embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to "clarify" his public undermining of American intelligence agencies, saying he had misspoken when he said he saw no reason to believe Russia had interfered in the 2016 U.S. election.

Former Maryland state senator sentenced in bribery case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:15pm

A federal judge has sentenced a former Maryland state senator to three and a half years in prison in a bribery case.

Medicaid expansion initiative qualifies for Idaho ballot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:14pm

A Medicaid expansion proposal has received enough signatures and will be on the November ballot.

Sharp teeth: Jaguar may have bitten through steel cable

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:13pm

A jaguar that killed nine other animals during a weekend escape from its habitat at the Audubon Zoo is believed to have bitten through a steel-cable barrier that forms the roof of its habitat, the zoo's managing director said Tuesday.

Florida school, Las Vegas shooting survivors host town hall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:12pm

Survivors of a high school shooting in Florida joined with teenagers affected by the Las Vegas Strip massacre during a town hall in Nevada addressing school safety and gun laws.

Woman sentenced to life as a juvenile released from prison

Hannah Grabenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:06pm

A woman who was sentenced as a juvenile to life in prison without parole for capital murder has been released from prison after her sentence was shortened following U.S. and state Supreme Court rulings finding such sentences to be unconstitutional.

Alleged California serial rapist wanted for deportation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:04pm

Federal immigration authorities say a suspected serial rapist charged with posing as a Northern California ride-hailing driver to prey on his victims was living in the country illegally.

The Latest: Smoky Yosemite has some tourists leaving early

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 1:59pm

The Latest on a deadly wildfire near Yosemite National Park (all times local):

The Latest: Trump claims 'strength' in talks with Putin

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 1:54pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump and his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local):

Suspect in Massachusetts officer death held without bail

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 1:53pm

The man suspected of killing a Massachusetts police officer, as well as an innocent bystander, is being held without bail.

Senate GOP, Dems fight over Kavanaugh confirmation documents

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 1:49pm

There's a Senate battle brewing over Democrats' requests for documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's career.