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Police: Theft suspect tried to evade chase by leaving state

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 5:27pm

Authorities say a man accused of stealing in Louisiana led police on a chase into Mississippi under the mistaken impression that officers couldn't follow him there.

Officer fired after video appears to show him choking teen

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 5:23pm

Officials say a white Florida police officer who appears to be choking a black teenager on video has been fired.

Gun-wielding grandmother holds suspect at gunpoint

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 5:07pm

Authorities in Alabama say a gun-wielding grandmother confronted a wanted man in her driveway after he crashed a stolen car near her home.

Good dog! Florida K-9 unit ready for busy hurricane season

Marcus Lim, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 5:04pm

Florida's four-legged rescue workers are preparing for another potentially busy hurricane season.

Woman pleads not guilty to dumping puppies in trash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:42pm

A Southern California woman authorities say was caught on surveillance video dumping a bag of 3-day-old puppies into a trash can has pleaded not guilty to animal cruelty.

72 officers off streets amid probe into social media posts

Ron Todt, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:41pm

Police Commissioner Richard Ross says 72 Philadelphia police officers have been placed on administrative duty amid an initial investigation into a national group's accusation of officers in at least five states posting racist and anti-Muslim comments on social media.

The Latest: Senators press feds on response to Native safety

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:33pm

The Latest on federal legislation aimed at addressing violence against Native American women (all times local):

The Latest: Protesters are demanding Phoenix police firings

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:23pm

The Latest on the videotaped police encounter after a reported shoplifting (all times local):

The Latest: Girl emotional, overwhelmed after Yosemite climb

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:23pm

The Latest on a 10-year-old girl who climbed Yosemite's El Capitan (all times local):

Navy to name new destroyer after late Hawaii senator Inouye

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:11pm

The U.S. Navy will christen a new guided missile destroyer, the USS Daniel Inouye, during a ceremony in Maine.

Missouri woman to spend life in prison after plea agreement

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 4:01pm

A Missouri woman will spend the rest of her life in prison after admitting that prosecutors had evidence to convict her of killing a mentally disabled man in what authorities believe was part of a complicated plot to divert attention from another homicide case.

Senators reach deal to vote on blocking Saudi arms sale

Susannah George, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 3:39pm

The Senate will vote Thursday on more than a dozen resolutions aimed at blocking the Trump administration's sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia, setting up a new challenge to President Donald Trump's steadfast alliance with the kingdom.

Alaska teens charged in 'murder for millions' slaying

Mark Thiessen, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 3:23pm

Two Alaska teens hoping to cash in on a $9 million offer from a Midwest millionaire brutally killed a developmentally disabled woman on a popular trail outside Anchorage, shooting her in the back of the head and dumping her body in a river, authorities allege.

Michigan bills add mandatory reporters after Nassar scandal

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 3:23pm

The Michigan House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to add athletic trainers and physical therapists to the state's list of mandatory reporters of child abuse and neglect, trying again to push through legislation inspired by the Larry Nassar scandal after efforts last term stalled due the inclusion of coaches.

Sheriff on Parkland: I can train but can't give out courage

Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 3:17pm

A sheriff suspended by Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over the response to the Parkland school shooting testified Wednesday that he properly trained a deputy now criminally charged in the case, but he wasn't able to give him courage.

Ex-Senate aide sentenced to 4 years in prison for data leak

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 3:11pm

A former congressional staffer was sentenced to four years in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to illegally posting online the home addresses and telephone numbers of five Republican senators who backed Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination.

Disputed South Bend, Indiana, abortion clinic to open

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 2:42pm

A group says it plans to begin accepting patients at an abortion clinic in the northern Indiana city of South Bend next week.

Georgia's Abrams to testify on effect of 2013 voting ruling

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 2:37pm

Former Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams is set to testify before a congressional panel about the effect of a 2013 Supreme Court opinion that gutted portions of the Voting Rights Act.

US: Gang leaders ran killings, drugs from California prison

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 2:21pm

Authorities charged leaders of a California prison gang Wednesday with orchestrating killings, drug sales and other crimes from behind bars in a case filed two weeks after a different prison gang was accused of organizing drug trafficking and killings from their state prison cells.

New group calls for end elective to abortions in Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 2:21pm

A new anti-abortion group is launching a push to end all elective abortions in Utah.