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Colombian drug kingpin sentenced to 31 years for conspiracy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 1:59am

A convicted Colombian drug kingpin has been sentenced to 31 years in prison.

Police: Mississippi man beat neighbor over lawn mowing job

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 1:22am

A Mississippi man is accused of beating a neighbor with a hammer and an ax handle for hiring someone else to mow their lawn.

Trump, GOP to huddle as outrage builds over border policy

Dustin Weaver and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:58pm

Calls are mounting on Capitol Hill for the Trump administration to end the separation of families at the southern border ahead of a visit from President Donald Trump to discuss legislation.

High court decision extends legal battle over gerrymandering

Scott Bauer and Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:56pm

Democrats hoped a Wisconsin case would be the vehicle the U.S. Supreme Court would use to strike down highly partisan gerrymandering of electoral maps.

Firefighters suspended for making porn at firehouse

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:36pm

Two firefighters in Ohio have been suspended for allegedly making pornographic videos at a firehouse.

The Latest: Trump defiant amid criticism over separations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:28pm

The Latest on the controversy over child and parent separations at the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local):

Army splits with West Point tweeter of 'communism will win'

Mary Esch, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:08pm

The images Spenser Rapone posted on Twitter from his West Point graduation were intentionally shocking: In one, the smirking cadet opens his dress uniform to expose a T-shirt with a blood-red image of socialist icon Che Guevara. In another, he raises his fist and flips over his cap to reveal the hand-scrawled message: "Communism will win."

In death, young man is at forefront of US-North Korea drama

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:06pm

Otto Warmbier's legacy is still being written a year after his death.

Retrial set to begin for ex-New York Senate leader, son

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:04pm

A retrial is set to begin for ex-New York Senate leader Dean Skelos (SKEH'-lohs) and his son on corruption charges.

City where many slaves entered US to apologize for slavery

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 9:10pm

The South Carolina city where almost half of all the slaves brought to the United States first set foot on American soil is ready to apologize for its role in the slave trade.

17-year-old Chicago boy, still alive, is covered in a sheet

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 9:08pm

A 17-year-old Chicago boy shot several times in the head was mistaken for dead and covered with a sheet until bystanders noticed him moving and told paramedics.

Report: Washington Metro knew it was overcharging riders

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:56pm

A recently obtained report says the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority knew it was overcharging riders for years but didn't act to correct the problem until 2017.

Police: Man arrested for climbing White House barrier

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:51pm

A man has been arrested after climbing over a security barrier at the White House and dropping a backpack on the south side of the property.

All 5 first ladies speak out on family separations at border

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:48pm

All four former first ladies have joined the current one, Melania Trump, in an unusual united political front expressing horror at children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

School honoring Confederate general to be renamed for Obama

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:44pm

A Virginia city is rebranding its only school named after a Confederate general to honor the United States' first black president.

Unapologetic Trump digs in on immigration despite outrage

Zeke Miller and Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 8:36pm

An unapologetic President Donald Trump defended his administration's border-protection policies Monday in the face of rising national outrage over the forced separation of migrant children from their parents. Calling for tough action against illegal immigration, Trump declared the U.S. "will not be a migrant camp" on his watch.

Police: 3 men fatally shot at Bloomington apartment building

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 7:57pm

Bloomington, Illinois police say three people are dead and a fourth was wounded in a shooting at an apartment building in the city.

Death, washed-out roads amid flooding in Upper Midwest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 7:54pm

Widespread flooding in the Upper Midwest was blamed for at least one death in Wisconsin, while disaster declarations were issued Monday in northern Michigan after flash-flooding washed out roads, damaged businesses and caused dozens of sinkholes.

Acting drug enforcement chief set to retire at end of month

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 18th - 7:40pm

A spokeswoman for the Drug Enforcement Administration says the agency's acting administrator will be retiring at the end of June.