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Activists want broader probe of man shot in back by police

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 2:02pm

Civil rights activists and clergy marched through Philadelphia on Friday to demand a broader investigation of the fatal police shooting of a black man last month amid conflicting accounts of the killing.

Trump appears to advocate rough police treatment of suspects

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 2:02pm

Talking tough on illegal immigration and violent crime, President Donald Trump appeared Friday to advocate rougher treatment of people in police custody, speaking dismissively of arresting officers who protect the heads of handcuffed suspects while putting them in patrol cars.

The Latest: Man ordered held in Indianapolis police shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 1:52pm

The Latest on the fatal shooting of a police officer in Indianapolis (all times local):

Watchdog group seeks probe into EPA chief Pruitt's travel

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 1:52pm

An ethics watchdog group filed a complaint asking for an investigation into Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt's frequent flights to his home state of Oklahoma at taxpayer expense.


Scaramucci tirades ignite smoldering White House tensions

Julie Bykowicz and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 1:38pm

President Donald Trump's new communications director exploded the smoldering tensions at the White House into a full-fledged conflagration Thursday, angrily daring Trump's chief of staff to deny he's a "leaker" and exposing West Wing backstabbing in language more suitable to a mobster movie than a seat of presidential stability.

Ex-speaker's lawyers say US Supreme Court should review case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 1:32pm

Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's lawyers say he should not face retrial in his corruption case — at least until the U.S. Supreme Court reviews it.

In shooting simulator, fairgoers aim from police perspective

Kantele Franko, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 1:32pm

When the gunman showed up at the hospital, Mike McDorman raised his handgun, took aim and shot the guy. He did the same when an impaired driver stepped out of a vehicle and aimed his way.

No bail reduction in California crash recorded on Instagram

Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 1:21pm

A teenage driver accused of causing a crash that killed her younger sister while livestreaming on Instagram will remain in jail after a California judge on Friday refused to lower bail.

Court clears way for Arkansas abortion pill rules

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 1:17pm

An appeals court panel cleared the way Friday for Arkansas to restrict how the abortion pill is administered in the state, saying a judge didn't estimate how many women would be burdened by a 2015 law's requirement.

The Latest: Former Omaha officer's bail set at $25,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 1:16pm

The Latest on a former Omaha police officer charged in the death of a mentally ill man (all times local):

The Latest: Trump says laws are stacked against the police

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 1:11pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's speech on Long Island (all times local):

Confirmation expected for Utah man nominated to Federal Reserve Board

Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 1:02pm

Utah native Randal Quarles, President Donald Trump's nominee for the Federal Reserve Board, says he likes a predecessor's ideas for where regulators should prune banking rules.

A cold look at slavery now a part of some plantation tours

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 12:58pm

Ceramic sculptures of hollow-eyed slave children haunt the Whitney Plantation, west of New Orleans, where owner John Cummings has infused the traditional antebellum plantation tour with an unflinching look at human bondage in the Old South.

US: NKorea launch was an intercontinental ballistic missile

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 12:42pm

The missile launched Friday by North Korea was an intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM, the Pentagon said, marking the second time this month Kim Jong Un has demonstrated a theoretical capability of striking a portion of U.S. territory.

House overwhelmingly backs intelligence bill

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 12:42pm

The House on Friday strongly backed a sweeping intelligence authorization bill that supports critical national security programs, including those addressing counterterrorism and cyberattacks, and takes a tacit swipe at President Donald Trump.

Sen. Mike Lee: Senate failed American people in rejecting 'skinny repeal' of Obamacare

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 12:32pm

The U.S. Senate failed the American people in rejecting the so-called "skinny repeal" of Obamacare, Sen. Mike Lee said Friday. Both he and Sen. Orrin Hatch voted for the legislation that the Senate narrowly voted down late Thursday.

History buffs celebrate forgotten Revolutionary War general

Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 12:32pm

History buffs have one wish on the 275th birthday of a Revolutionary War general: That he'll get the recognition he deserves.

McCain's office says he will return to Arizona to start radiation and chemotherapy; will return to D.C. in September

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 12:32pm

McCain's office says he will return to Arizona to start radiation and chemotherapy; will return to D.C. in September.

Frat at Missouri sued over alleged near-fatal hazing case

Jim Suhr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 12:21pm

A former University of Missouri student is suing a fraternity and its parent organization over an alleged hazing incident he says left him with near-fatal alcohol poisoning while the frat already was on probation for alcohol infractions.