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Trump-Putin II: Planning fall event in aftermath of Helsinki

Zeke Miller, Ken Thomas and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 2:13am

Unbowed by swirling criticism of his summit encounter with Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump swiftly invited the Russian leader to the White House this fall for a second get-together. Cleanup from the first has continued with no letup and Trump belatedly decided Putin's "incredible offer" of shared U.S.-Russia investigations was no good after all.

Iowa tornadoes hit unexpectedly, causing damage and injuries

Scott McFetridge and David Pitt, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 12:55am

A flurry of unexpected tornadoes swept through central Iowa, injuring at least 17 people, flattening buildings in three cities and forcing the evacuation of a hospital.

Sheriff: 11 people dead after Missouri tourist boat accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 11:51pm

At least 11 people, including children, died after a boat carrying tourists on a Missouri lake capsized and sank Thursday night, the local sheriff said.

The Latest: Sheriff says at least 11 dead in boat accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 11:35pm

The Latest on a deadly tourist boat accident in Missouri (all times local):

Sheriff now says 11 people are dead after a tourist boat capsized and sank in Missouri

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 11:22pm

Sheriff now says 11 people are dead after a tourist boat capsized and sank in Missouri.

The Latest: 7 injured when tornado hits Iowa factory

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 11:19pm

The Latest on severe weather and tornadoes in Iowa (all times local):

Rosenstein defends charging Russians as a deterrent

Desmond Butler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 11:03pm

The top law enforcement official overseeing the probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election is defending the prosecution of foreign agents who may never see the inside of a U.S. courtroom.

Translators stay in shadows, but Dems want Trump's to emerge

Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 10:43pm

After a week of erraticism by President Donald Trump about what really went on in his private meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin, history could use a fly on the wall.

US, allies set to evacuate Syrian aid workers from southwest

Matthew Lee and Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 10:23pm

U.S. officials say the United States is finalizing plans to evacuate several hundred Syrian civil defense workers and their families from southwest Syria as Russian-backed government forces close in on the area.

What did Trump and Putin talk about? Only they know

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 10:15pm

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin may have reached several historic agreements at their summit in Finland this week. Or, they may not have. It depends on who you talk to. Three days later no one was quite sure.

A hairy issue: Sailors tell the US Navy, 'We want beards'

Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 10:09pm

Now that women in the Navy can wear ponytails, men want beards.

Slain police officer to be laid to rest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 10:05pm

A Massachusetts police officer who was shot and killed while investigating a car crash last weekend is being laid to rest.

Governor to sign ban on smoking at public beaches, parks

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 10:04pm

New Jersey's governor plans to sign a bill banning most smoking at public beaches and parks.

The Latest: Reward to find Hawaii suspect now at $30,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 9:47pm

The Latest on the search for a suspect who allegedly shot and killed a Hawaii County police officer (all times local):

Hawaii police: Friends may be hiding police shooting suspect

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 9:43pm

A suspect wanted in the killing of the first police officer to be fatally shot on Hawaii's Big Island likely remains hidden on the mostly rural eastern side of the vast island, authorities said Thursday.

Minnesota inmate accused in guard's death has violent past

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 9:43pm

An inmate accused of killing a Minnesota corrections officer has been disciplined multiple times for violent encounters while incarcerated, including for a fight in which he lost an eye and spent nearly a year and a half separated from the general prison population, authorities said Thursday.

Even US intel chief in the dark about Trump-Putin talks

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 9:43pm

Even Donald Trump's intelligence chief doesn't know what was said in the president's one-on-one meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week in Helsinki.

More than 300 older children split at border are reunited

Elliot Spagat and Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 9:41pm

The Trump administration said Thursday that it has reunified 364 children ages 5 and older with their families after they were separated at the border, still leaving hundreds to go before a court-imposed deadline a week away.

The Latest: Washington fires close I-90, prompt evacuations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 9:39pm

The Latest on wildfires in Oregon (all times local):

US, allies set to evacuate Syrian aid workers from southwest

Matthew Lee and Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 9:37pm

U.S. officials say the United States is finalizing plans to evacuate several hundred Syrian civil defense workers and their families from southwest Syria as Russian-backed government forces close in on the area.