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Russia sanctions bill exposes Trump's legislative tug of war

Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 2:03am

President Donald Trump is likely to sign a tough new sanctions bill that includes proposed measures targeting Russia. And that's a remarkable concession that the president has yet to sell his party on his hopes for forging a warmer relationship with Moscow.

Inmates' escape video shows everything is caught on tape

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 2:00am

In an age when everything else is captured for public consumption on a smartphone, why not your own jailbreak?

Review: Bigelow explores a horrific history in 'Detroit'

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 12:44am

it is an all-out assault on your senses and soul.

Larry David says his blunt 'Curb' character is no Trump

Sandy Cohen and Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 12:07am

A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs.

Few details after police kill teen outside Arkansas shelter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:34pm

Authorities are offering few details about what led to a 16-year-old boy being shot and killed by police outside an eastern Arkansas emergency shelter for juveniles.

Lawyers: Texas inmate facing execution lacked legal help

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:34pm

Attorneys for a condemned killer of a San Antonio woman argue that deficient legal help during earlier stages of his appeals tainted his case.

Protesters gather against Trump ban on transgender troops

Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:01pm

Demonstrators flocked to a military recruiting station in New York City and gathered at a plaza named for a San Francisco gay-rights icon on Wednesday to protest President Donald Trump's abrupt ban on transgender troops in the military.

Teen pleads not guilty in fatal crash recorded on Instagram

Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:47pm

A California teenager pleaded not guilty Wednesday to felony charges of vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving after she lost control of her car while livestreaming on Instagram and recording a crash that killed her younger sister.

Spinning Ohio State Fair ride breaks apart; 1 dead, 7 hurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:32pm

A swinging and spinning amusement park ride called the Fire Ball broke apart on the opening day of the Ohio State Fair on Wednesday, hurtling people through the air, killing at least one and injuring seven others.

'Fired by tweet:' Troops, veterans react to transgender ban

Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:01pm

A former U.S. naval combat-tested officer said she feels angry that President Donald Trump is saying transgender veterans like her should be considered unfit to serve.

Rikers Island jail inmate goes missing, complex locked down

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:55pm

New York City's sprawling and troubled Rikers Island jail complex has been put on lockdown while authorities look for a missing inmate.

LGBT outrage over Trump ban on transgender military service

David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:52pm

Most LGBT-rights activists never believed Donald Trump's campaign promises to be their friend. But with his move Wednesday to ban transgender people from military service, on top of other actions and appointments, they now see him as openly hostile.

TSA expands new procedure for inspecting large electronics

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:42pm

Passengers at all U.S. airports will soon face new measures for screening electronic devices bigger than a cellphone.

Sanders tries to turn page, but press sparring continues

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:31pm

Sarah Huckabee Sanders made her solo debut as the new White House press secretary on Wednesday, starting a new chapter at the podium with her signature combination of motherly scolding and practiced folksy charm.

Trump again rips attorney general but many want him to stay

Jonathan Lemire and Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:26pm

Congressional Republicans and influential conservatives rallied around Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday as President Donald Trump kept up his public pelting of the nation's top law enforcement officer and left his future in doubt.

Law drawing focus in Russia probe rarely ends in prosecution

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:52pm

Criminal prosecutions are rare for people who fail to register as foreign agents, according to a top Justice Department official who testified Wednesday about an obscure law receiving new attention amid investigations into contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia.

State Dept. warns of possibly tainted alcohol in Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:31pm

The U.S. State Department is warning tourists going to Mexico about reports of tainted or substandard alcohol causing drinkers to become sick or pass out.

4 years in prison for harassing pregnant Hawaiian monk seal

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:31pm

A judge on Wednesday sentenced a Hawaii man to four years in prison for harassing a pregnant Hawaiian monk seal.

California rebuffs 2nd Trump commission voter data request

Sophia Bollag, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:11pm

California's secretary of state says he won't comply with a second request for voter data from President Donald Trump's commission investigating alleged voter fraud.

Utah 1 of 12 states linked to Mexican papayas salmonella outbreak

David Pitt, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:03pm

U.S. health officials say consumers should avoid a variety of papaya from Mexico linked to a salmonella outbreak that has been blamed for the death of a person in New York City and for sickening 46 others in 12 states — including Utah.