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Judge halts 2nd federal execution set for Wednesday amid claims man suffers from dementia; US files appeal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 6:06am

Judge halts 2nd federal execution set for Wednesday amid claims man suffers from dementia; US files appeal.

Michael Jackson channel launching on SiriusXM

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 5:32am

The King of Pop is joining The Boss and Old Blue Eyes on SiriusXM satellite radio.

Explosion threat eases at burning Navy warship in San Diego

Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 11:23pm

A fire raging aboard a docked U.S. warship moved away from fuel tanks, easing the threat of an explosion or a million-gallon oil spill in the San Diego harbor, but it was too early to say whether the vessel can be saved, a top Navy official said.

Trump's former doctor wins House GOP nomination in Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 10:38pm

President Donald Trump’s former White House physician and onetime pick to head the Department of Veterans Affairs won the Republican nomination for a U.S. House seat in Texas on Tuesday in an election that unfolded amid an alarming spread of the coronavirus.

MJ Hegar wins Democratic Senate primary in Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 10:30pm

MJ Hegar wins Democratic Senate primary in Texas.

Body camera footage of Floyd arrest could show more of story

Steve Karnowski and Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 9:59pm

Video from the body cameras of two officers charged in George Floyd's death is being made available for public viewing by appointment on Wednesday, but a judge has so far declined to allow news organizations to publish the footage for wider distribution.

Judge halts execution amid claims inmate isn’t mentally fit

Michael Balsamo and Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 9:55pm

A judge on Wednesday halted the execution of a man said to be suffering from dementia, who had been set to die by lethal injection in the federal government’s second execution after a 17-year hiatus.

Floyd family to announce civil lawsuit against Minneapolis

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 9:41pm

Attorneys for George Floyd's family are set to announce a civil lawsuit Wednesday against the city of Minneapolis and the police officers involved in his death.

Former Texas GOP Rep. Pete Sessions, who spent more than 20 years in Congress, wins primary runoff in new district

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 8:59pm

Former Texas GOP Rep. Pete Sessions, who spent more than 20 years in Congress, wins primary runoff in new district.

Democrat Gideon wins primary, will face GOP Sen Collins

David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 7:41pm

Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon beat two other Democrats on Tuesday for the right to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins in a race that’s critical to the battle for control of the Senate.

Sara Gideon wins Democratic Senate primary in Maine

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 7:32pm

Sara Gideon wins Democratic Senate primary in Maine.

Tommy Tuberville wins Republican Senate primary in Alabama

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 7:17pm

Tommy Tuberville wins Republican Senate primary in Alabama.

No prosecution in Black man's 2018 custody death

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 4:58pm

No criminal charges will be filed against any of four sheriff's deputies in connection with the 2018 asphyxiation and beating death of a Black man during an arrest in 2018, a suburban New Orleans prosecutor said Tuesday.

Whether inmate mentally fit for execution could cause delay

Michael Tarm and Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 4:33pm

The man next on the list to be executed by the federal government after a nearly 20-year hiatus ended this week may have a better chance of avoiding lethal injection, legal experts say, because he suffers from dementia and so, his lawyers say, can no longer grasp why he's slated to die.

Tennessee gov to do 'whatever it takes' in abortion fight

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 4:22pm

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said Tuesday that he will do “whatever it takes in court” to defend one of the strictest abortion bans in the country currently blocked from being implemented.

Minneapolis cops required to report de-escalation efforts

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 4:05pm

The Minneapolis Police Department is changing its policy on reporting use of force incidents to require that officers document their attempts to de-escalate a situation in all incidents, whether or not they end with force being used, the mayor and police chief announced Tuesday.

Victims' lawyer: Drug-diluting pharmacist set to be released

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 3:55pm

A former Missouri pharmacist who pleaded guilty in a scheme to dilute tens of thousands of prescriptions for seriously ill patients to boost profits is being released from prison early because of the coronavirus, according to an attorney for the victims.

Parson: Trump 'focused' on situation with St. Louis couple

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 3:46pm

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said President Donald Trump is focused on and concerned about the possibility that a white St. Louis couple could face criminal charges for displaying guns as they defended their home during a racial injustice protest.

Oklahoma school board forms panel to address Redskins mascot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 14th - 3:42pm

An Oklahoma school board decided to appoint a committee that would reevaluate the district's Redskins mascot amid conversations about removing controversial names and images across the country.