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Law drawing focus in Russia probe rarely ends in prosecution

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:52pm

Criminal prosecutions are rare for people who fail to register as foreign agents, according to a top Justice Department official who testified Wednesday about an obscure law receiving new attention amid investigations into contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Teen pleads not guilty in fatal crash recorded on Instagram

Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:52pm

A California teenager pleaded not guilty Wednesday to felony charges of vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving after she lost control of her car while livestreaming on Instagram and recording a crash that killed her younger sister.

Spinning Ohio State Fair ride breaks apart; 1 dead, 7 hurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:43pm

A swinging and spinning amusement park ride called the Fire Ball broke apart on the opening day of the Ohio State Fair on Wednesday, hurling people through the air, killing at least one and injuring seven others.

State Dept. warns of possibly tainted alcohol in Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:31pm

The U.S. State Department is warning tourists going to Mexico about reports of tainted or substandard alcohol causing drinkers to become sick or pass out.

4 years in prison for harassing pregnant Hawaiian monk seal

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:31pm

A judge on Wednesday sentenced a Hawaii man to four years in prison for harassing a pregnant Hawaiian monk seal.

California rebuffs 2nd Trump commission voter data request

Sophia Bollag, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:11pm

California's secretary of state says he won't comply with a second request for voter data from President Donald Trump's commission investigating alleged voter fraud.

Utah 1 of 12 states linked to Mexican papayas salmonella outbreak

David Pitt, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:03pm

U.S. health officials say consumers should avoid a variety of papaya from Mexico linked to a salmonella outbreak that has been blamed for the death of a person in New York City and for sickening 46 others in 12 states — including Utah.

Horrific crimes on Indian reservation draw prison sentences

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 7:31pm

Two defendants were given lengthy federal prison sentences Wednesday in separate, back-to-back horrific crimes of violence against children last year that rattled residents of a Montana American Indian reservation and prompted tribal leaders to blame rampant drug use.

Mexican government reuniting smuggling victims with families

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 6:21pm

Mexican government officials said Wednesday they were working to reunite families with some of the survivors of a failed human smuggling operation and had been assured by U.S. immigration officials that they would not question relatives about their legal status in the United States.

Mom: Man shot by Virginia police dealt with 'mental issues'

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 6:21pm

The mother of a man who authorities say was killed by police after attacking an officer with an ax said Wednesday that he was a "sweet, gentle" person who dealt with "mental issues" in the past.

Small plane misses cars but kills 4 aboard in highway crash

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 6:21pm

A small plane crashed on a Utah highway Wednesday, killing two couples heading for a vacation but narrowly missing cars when it barreled across the lanes through a gap in traffic.

Maryland board OKs settlement in police custody death case

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 6:01pm

A state board in Maryland approved a $400,000 settlement on Wednesday in the case of a Baltimore man who died during a struggle with police, and a second settlement with the city could bring the total amount of compensation to $1 million.

Montana woman gets 20 years prison in 13-month-old's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 5:49pm

A Montana woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder for the death of a 13-month-old girl whose body was found in a trash can on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation.

Protesters gather against Trump ban on transgender troops

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 5:49pm

Demonstrators have flocked to a military recruiting station in New York City to protest President Donald Trump's abrupt ban on transgender troops in the military.

Judge: Baby Charlie Gard will end life in hospice, not home

Caroline Spiezio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 5:49pm

Critically ill baby Charlie Gard will be transferred to a hospice and taken off life support unless his parents and a hospital agree on a plan that could potentially keep the child alive for a bit longer, a British judge ruled Wednesday.

Feds: Mayor, ex-mayor in 2 Pennsylvania cities sold favors

Anthony Izaguirre, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 5:42pm

The mayor of Allentown and the former mayor of Reading have been charged with corruption for a series of pay-to-play schemes officials likened to putting for-sale signs on their offices while promising political favors to deep-pocketed donors.

Trump again rips attorney general but many want him to stay

Jonathan Lemire and Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 5:42pm

Congressional Republicans and influential conservatives rallied around Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday as President Donald Trump kept up his public pelting of the nation's top law enforcement officer and left his future in doubt.

Mother who took sanctuary in church granted deportation stay

Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 5:42pm

A housekeeper and mother of four who received sanctuary in a Connecticut church has been granted an emergency stay of a deportation order that would have sent her back to her native Guatemala.

Review: Bigelow explores a horrific history in 'Detroit'

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 5:37pm

it is an all-out assault on your senses and soul.

University professor charged with keying her neighbors' cars

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 5:32pm

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