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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.

State Dept. warns of possibly tainted alcohol in Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 6:01pm

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.

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.

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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.

Teen pleads not guilty in fatal crash recorded on Instagram

Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 5:32pm

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.

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.

The Latest: Not registering as foreign agent seldom punished

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 5:22pm

The Latest on the investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible ties to the Trump campaign (all times local):

Law drawing focus in Russia probe rarely ends in prosecution

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 5:02pm

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.

Medical examiner: Judge in river died by suicide in drowning

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 5:02pm

A prominent judge found in the Hudson River died by suicide in a drowning, according to findings issued by the city's medical examiner on Wednesday.

Police fatally shoot teen outside Arkansas youth shelter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:52pm

Police officers fatally shot a 16-year-old boy outside an emergency shelter for juveniles in eastern Arkansas and a criminal investigation is underway, state police said.

The Latest: Lawyer: Teen 'broken apart' over sister's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:52pm

The Latest on a California teen charged in a fatal crash that was livestreamed on Instagram (all times local):

Sculpture commemorates 1957 desegregation at Arkansas school

Tafi Mukunyadzi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:42pm

A sculpture illustrating the incomplete progress in the push for educational equality will go on display next month outside Little Rock Central High School to commemorate the 60th anniversary of its historic desegregation, officials announced Wednesday.

Latest: 13 immigrants from truck held as potential witnesses

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:42pm

The Latest on the deaths of 10 people whose bodies were found in a sweltering tractor-trailer in a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio (all times local):