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Flint's water quality improving; 5 resource sites to close

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:51am

Michigan will close five of the nine locations where Flint residents have been getting free bottled water, filters, replacement cartridges and testing kits because the city's water quality is improving.

Mexican Consulate official accused of selling work permits

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:51am

An employee at the Mexican Consulate in Houston is accused in a lawsuit of offering U.S. work permits for sale.

Miami prosecutor: Police shooting cases linger too long

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:51am

Miami's top prosecutor says her office takes "far too long" to investigate shootings involving police officers.

The Latest: Cruiser video shows man being shocked, beaten

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:41am

The Latest on the death of a mentally ill man who was shocked with a stun gun a dozen times in Nebraska (all times local):

US hits Venezuela with more sanctions ahead of vote

Matthew Lee and Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:41am

The Trump administration hit Venezuela with new sanctions Wednesday targeting 13 current or former top officials in President Nicolas Maduro's government, and threatened more penalties if he goes through with efforts to rewrite the beleaguered country's constitution.

Minneapolis police chief tightens officer body camera policy

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:22am

Minneapolis police officers will be required to have their body cameras on when they respond to all calls, as well as in certain other situations, the acting police chief announced Wednesday amid the investigation into an officer's fatal shooting of an Australian woman who called 911 for help.

Scalise discharged from hospital, beginning rehabilitation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:22am

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was critically wounded in a shooting at a baseball practice last month, has been discharged from a Washington hospital.

University professor charged with keying her neighbors' cars

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:11am

A Pennsylvania professor known for her expertise on consumer trends has been charged with keying her neighbors' cars.

Wyoming will explore new methods for funding education

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:11am

An examination of Wyoming's education funding system will include looking into several new ways the state can pay for K-12 schools.

US dentist who searched for missing WWII soldiers dies in UK

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:11am

Authorities in Britain say a dentist from New York who helped a U.S. organization search for American servicemen missing from World War II has died after scuba diving in the English Channel.

Police: Woman hears footsteps, learns man living in attic

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:04am

A woman in Virginia who heard noises in her home in the middle of the night soon learned that a man was living in her attic.

Ex-Interior Secretary Jewell blasts Trump's monument review

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:02am

Former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell blasted President Donald Trump's review of two dozen national monuments Wednesday, calling it a move that is out of step with what Americans want that puts the Republican on the wrong side of conservationist history.

Alabama prison toll rises; 4 inmates killed, 6 officers hurt

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:02am

Another inmate was stabbed in a prison yard at Alabama's Elmore Correctional Facility, the third prisoner slain this year at the overcrowded and understaffed lockup, officials said Wednesday.

Woman injured after fall from Delaware amusement park ride

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:53am

A woman has been hospitalized after falling from a ride at a boardwalk amusement park in Delaware.

Idaho may offer hunters bounties for bad wolves, allow bait

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:53am

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has proposed putting bounties on problem wolves and allowing hunters to lure wolves with bait.

Trump keeps up public pelting of attorney general

Jonathan Lemire and Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:51am

President Donald Trump kept up his public pelting of Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday as the fate of his once-close ally remained very much in doubt.

The Latest: Man charged with killing 8 to face grand jury

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:51am

The Latest on a Mississippi man charged with killing a deputy and seven other people (all times local):

The Latest: Minneapolis expands required use of body cameras

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:41am

The Latest on police body camera policy changes in aftermath of officer shooting of unarmed Australian woman (all times local):

Ohio puts child killer to death in 1st execution in 3 years

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:41am

Ohio put a child killer to death Wednesday, carrying out the state's first execution after a 3½-year delay and signaling the possible resumption of capital punishment in the state.