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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.

2 dead, 1 critical in small plane crash near Lake Tahoe

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

A small airplane crashed near Lake Tahoe on Tuesday, killing the pilot and a passenger and critically injuring the only other person on board the single-engine aircraft.

Immigrant children describe hunger and cold in detention

Amy Taxin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 6:15pm

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.

The Latest: Trump says he misspoke on Russia, US election

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 6:13pm

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The Latest: Texas executes man for 2004 store owner slaying

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 5:49pm

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The Latest: Man accused of rape drove for Lyft

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 5:46pm

The Latest on a man accused of rape in Northern California (all times local):

Texas executes man for the 2004 killing of a San Antonio convenience store owner during an attempted robbery

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 5:45pm

Texas executes man for the 2004 killing of a San Antonio convenience store owner during an attempted robbery.

Trump blames 'double negative' for furor over Putin meeting

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 5:13pm

Blame it on that pesky double negative.

The Latest: California pilot killed in crash near Tahoe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 5:12pm

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The Latest: Wake, funeral planned for slain officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:59pm

The Latest on the arraignment of Emanuel Lopes, who is accused of killing a Massachusetts police officer, as well as an innocent bystander. (all times local):

Suspect in Massachusetts officer slaying pleads not guilty

Sarah Betancourt, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:59pm

A man accused of killing a Massachusetts police officer with the officer's own weapon as well as an innocent bystander pleaded not guilty Tuesday.

Smoke clogs Yosemite Valley as firefighters battle blaze

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:57pm

Hot and dry weather on Tuesday hindered efforts to slow the growth of a forest fire near Yosemite National Park that killed a California firefighter last weekend, leading some tourists to cut short their visits although all park trails remained open.