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Scaramucci tirades ignite smoldering White House tensions

Julie Bykowicz and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:12am

President Donald Trump's new communications director exploded the smoldering tensions at the White House into a full-fledged conflagration Thursday, angrily daring Trump's chief of staff to deny he's a "leaker" and exposing West Wing backstabbing in language more suitable to a mobster movie than a seat of presidential stability.

Old South grandeur, leavened with a cold look at slavery

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:12am

Ceramic sculptures of hollow-eyed slave children haunt the Whitney Plantation, west of New Orleans, where owner John Cummings has infused the traditional antebellum plantation tour with an unflinching look at human bondage in the Old South.

In shooting simulator, fairgoers aim from police perspective

Kantele Franko, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:12am

When the gunman showed up at the hospital, Mike McDorman raised his handgun, took aim and shot the guy. He did the same when an impaired driver stepped out of a vehicle and aimed his way.

Death of child found in car in Wyoming investigated

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:12am

Police in Wyoming are investigating the death of a child found inside a car in Laramie.

Man sentenced for punching officer at Elizabeth Smart event

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 10:01am

An 80-year-old man convicted of battery for punching a police officer who stopped him from approaching kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart with a knife at an Indiana book signing has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Man faces preliminary murder charge in Indiana officer death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 9:51am

Authorities say a 28-year-old man has been arrested on a preliminary murder charge in the fatal shooting of a police officer who was trying to assist him after he and another man became trapped in a car after crashing in Indianapolis.

More charges filed against 'AK-47 bandit' suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 9:36am

Federal charges have been filed in Nebraska against a man suspected of being the "AK-47 bandit," accused of robbing banks in five states.

Parents of student sue University of Alabama over suicide

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 9:31am

A lawsuit filed by the parents of a Texas woman who killed herself after reporting she was sexually assaulted while attending the University of Alabama has been amended to include the school as a defendant.

Priebus takes his turn on the Trump administration hot seat

Jill Colvin and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 9:11am

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus may have little left of his job but his title.

Deputy saved by vest now jailed, accused of shooting self

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 9:11am

A sheriff's deputy in Kentucky said he was shot by a motorcyclist he was trying to pull over, and was saved by his bulletproof vest.

Marine dog with cancer gets tear-filled farewell

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 9:11am

Hundreds of people in Michigan came together to say a tear-filled final goodbye to a cancer-stricken dog who served three tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines.

Ex-trooper sentenced convicted of forging dead judge's name

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 9:11am

A retired Pennsylvania state trooper convicted of forging a dead judge's signature to avoid paying part of his pension to his ex-wife will spend nearly four years in prison.

Rain-swollen creek floods Salt Lake-area library basement

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 8:56am

A rain-swollen creek and overwhelmed storm drains are being blamed for flooding that damaged thousands of books in the basement of a Salt Lake City-area library.

83-year-old woman, her son charged in murder-for-hire plot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 8:51am

An 83-year-old woman and her 63-year-old son have been charged in a murder-for-hire plot involving a family member, police said Friday.

University of Wyoming plans to build new residence halls

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 8:38am

The University of Wyoming hopes to have at least two new residence halls built or under construction by 2022 as part of a five-year housing plan.

Slaying suspect nabbed after stiffing cabbie, officials say

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 8:38am

Authorities say a man wanted for a fatal shooting in New Jersey has been captured in New York after stiffing a cab driver on a 160-mile (257-kilometer) fare.

Twins' mom dies days after their birth and their dad slain

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 8:21am

A Florida woman died of an infection shortly after giving birth to twins and on the same day of the funeral of her slain boyfriend — the father of the babies.

Ruff day: 12-year-old dog rescued after falling into bay

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 7:55am

Call it Junior's lucky day.

Trump headed to Long Island to trumpet MS-13 crackdown

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 7:50am

Trumpeting his administration's crackdown on illegal immigration and violent crime, President Donald Trump is traveling to Long Island to urge Congress to dedicate more funding to the fight.

White House aide's tirade tests editors and producers

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 7:40am

A presidential aide's explosion of profanity while talking to a reporter about his new White House colleagues tested newsroom leaders Thursday, forcing decisions about whether to use the graphic language or leave much of what he said to the imagination of readers and viewers.