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Wasserman Schultz fires IT staffer following fraud arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 10:31am

Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has fired an information technology staffer following his arrest on a bank fraud charge at a Virginia airport where he was attempting to fly to Pakistan.

US attorney general presses on with mission to El Salvador

Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 10:21am

Though his future may be in doubt, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions forged ahead Thursday with a tough-on-crime agenda that once endeared him to President Donald Trump, opening a mission in El Salvador to step up international cooperation against the violent street gang MS-13.

Hobby has travelers looking for spots where 3 states touch

Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 10:13am

Brian Butler is a tripointer.

Top officer says transgender policy unchanged for now

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 10:03am

The U.S. military will continue to permit transgender individuals to serve openly until Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has received President Donald Trump's "direction" to change the policy and figured out how to implement it, America's top military officer said Thursday.

Senators prepare bill to block firing of special counsel

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 9:58am

Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are working on legislation that could attempt to insulate Special Counsel Robert Mueller from being fired.

Fleeing car hits semitrailer, killing 1 and injuring another

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 9:58am

Authorities say a Utah trooper had been attempting to make a traffic stop when the vehicle took off, crossed over into oncoming traffic and hitting a semitrailer head-on, leading to the fleeing driver's death and causing undisclosed burn injuries to the semitrailer driver.

96-year-old vet gets his wish of visiting US Navy station

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 9:58am

A 96-year-old World War II veteran who dreamed of returning to a Navy installation to reminisce about his 20-year naval career is getting his wish.

Melania Trump to lead US delegation to Invictus Games

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 9:51am

Melania Trump has booked her first solo foreign trip as first lady, leading the U.S. delegation to Toronto in late September for Olympics-style games for wounded military personnel.

The Latest: Sheriff: Fugitive captured after forest search

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 9:41am

The Latest on the capture of a fugitive in western North Carolina (all times local):

Records: Child's body decomposing on arrival at hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 9:35am

Court records show the body of a 6-month-old western Michigan boy had already started to decompose by the time his mother took him to a hospital after finding him unresponsive in her sweltering home.

Progress made on Wyoming wildfires

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 9:35am

Residents in southeast Wyoming can return to their homes and cabins as firefighters make progress on a fire burning in the Medicine Bow National Forest.

Witness says Idaho 18-year-old died playing Russian roulette

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 9:35am

Witnesses say it was a game of Russian roulette that led to the death of 18-year-old Tim Reeves while he and friends were camping in Idaho.

FBI names Utah woman who died on cruise ship, will announce charges

Becky Bohrer and Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 9:18am

Federal authorities planned to announce charges Thursday in a domestic dispute aboard a cruise ship that led to the death of a 39-year-old Utah woman. She has been identified as Kristy Manzanares.

The Latest: Military chief says transgender policy to remain

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 9:11am

The Latest on President Donald Trump's decision to bar transgender people from serving in the military (all times local):

Few details after police kill teen outside Arkansas shelter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 8:21am

The operator of an eastern Arkansas emergency shelter for juveniles where a 16-year-old boy was shot and killed by police is asking for prayers but saying little else about the incident.

Russia sanctions bill exposes Trump's legislative tug of war

Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 8:21am

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

Man who staged breakout in mental health facility sentenced

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 7:34am

A Pennsylvania man who broke his girlfriend out of a mental health facility has been sentenced to over four years in prison and in a mental health facility.

Man gets over 3-year prison term for death threat at Obama

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 7:31am

A Massachusetts state inmate has been sentenced to more than three years in prison after pleading guilty to a federal charge of threatening to kill former President Barack Obama.

Sheriff: Fugitive captured after 6-day search in forest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 6:36am

A man who had been the focus of a six-day manhunt in a national forest in North Carolina was captured early Thursday following a chase.

Man charged in 2nd Michigan slaying after Indiana surrender

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 6:06am

A suspect in two slayings in Michigan who was arrested after he surrendered to police in Indiana now faces charges in both deaths.