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Immigrant children describe treatment in detention centers

Amy Taxin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:39pm

Wet and muddy from their trek across the Mexican border, immigrant children say they sat or lay on the cold, concrete floor of the immigration holding centers where they were taken.

Swimmers barely escape before driver crashes into pool

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:35pm

Police say a group of children and adults in an above-ground pool in Pennsylvania barely managed to get out the way before a car smashed into it.

Deputy names, other details released in Minnesota shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:22pm

More details have been released in the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old student in suburban Minneapolis, including the names of the sheriff's deputies involved.

Investigation leads to closure of 6 Virginia fox pens

Sarah Rankin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:13pm

A two-year investigation has led to the closure of six of Virginia's nearly 30 fox pens, enclosures in which wild foxes are contained and chased by hunting dogs, Attorney General Mark Herring's office said.

Official: Escaped jaguar bit through steel cable barrier

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:09pm

A jaguar that killed nine other animals during a weekend escape from its habitat at the Audubon Zoo is believed to have bitten through a steel-cable barrier that forms the roof of its habitat, the zoo's managing director said Tuesday.

3rd woman arrested in beating, stabbing of Applebee's server

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:02pm

A third woman has been arrested in the beating and stabbing of an Applebee's waitress who Georgia authorities say accidentally brushed against a customer's leg.

Police: Drunken ice cream truck driver crashes, injures 3

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:02pm

Authorities say a woman drunkenly crashed an ice cream truck into a car, injuring three people on National Ice Cream Day.

Probation revoked for man in forced-abortion case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:16pm

A West Virginia man has been sentenced to prison after initially getting probation for impregnating an 11-year-old girl who was then forced to get an abortion.

The Latest: 770 homes under evacuation in Spokane fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:01pm

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The Latest: Comey urges voters to support Democrats in fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:55pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump and his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local):

APNewsBreak: Twitter suspended 58 million accounts in 4Q

Barbara Ortutay and Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:45pm

Twitter suspended at least 58 million user accounts in the final three months of 2017, according to data obtained by The Associated Press. The figure highlights the company's newly aggressive stance against malicious or suspicious accounts in the wake of Russian disinformation efforts during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.

Man who cut off his ankle monitor suspected in 3 killings

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:41pm

A Houston-area parolee who cut off an ankle monitor days before the start of a criminal rampage now faces capital murder charges in two killings — and possibly a third — after a manhunt led to his capture Tuesday, authorities said.

California woman describes finding cliff plunge survivor

Robert Jablon, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 7:54pm

A self-described beachcomber says it was her luckiest find yet: A woman who survived a 250-foot car plunge off a cliff and a week stranded on a remote California beach.

Mueller seeks immunity for 5 witnesses in Manafort case

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 7:39pm

The special counsel in the Russia investigation is seeking immunity for five potential witnesses in the upcoming trial of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort.

Stray bullet strikes, kills 9-year-old girl sleeping in home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 7:33pm

A 9-year-old girl was shot and killed by a stray bullet as she slept in her bed early Tuesday, and authorities urged witnesses to come forward to help find the killer.

U.S. Rep Martha Roby, who criticized Trump but got his endorsement, wins Republican runoff in Alabama for her seat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 7:32pm

U.S. Rep Martha Roby, who criticized Trump but got his endorsement, wins Republican runoff in Alabama for her seat.

Texas executes man for 2004 slaying of store owner

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 7:23pm

A Texas prisoner was executed Tuesday evening for the fatal shooting of a San Antonio convenience store owner after courts turned down appeals that the state parole board improperly rejected the inmate's clemency request because he's black.

Trump backs down, says he misspoke on Russia meddling

Zeke Miller and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 7:11pm

Blistered by bipartisan condemnation of his embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump on Tuesday backed away from his public undermining of American intelligence agencies, saying he simply misspoke when he said he saw no reason to believe Russia had interfered in the 2016 U.S. election.

Man suspected in California serial rapes drove for Lyft

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 6:47pm

Ride-sharing company Lyft said Tuesday that it's investigating how a former driver now charged in a series of rapes passed a background check even though federal immigration officials say the suspect was living in the country illegally.

Slain girl identified after shooters fire into crowd

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 6:22pm

A 10-year-old girl who was killed when assailants fired into a crowd has been identified, and authorities have raised the number of adults wounded to four.