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Census: US more diverse, white population grows least

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:38am

The United States is growing older and more ethnically diverse, a trend that could strain government programs from Medicare to education, the Census Bureau reported Thursday.

Another leadership test for Pelosi, who's weathered many

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:38am

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is telling Democrats that next year could be the year they take back control of the House.

High court rejects new trial request in Boston murder case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:38am

The Supreme Court has ruled against a Boston man seeking to overturn his murder conviction because his lawyer failed to object when the judge closed the courtroom during jury selection.

Man charged after threatening Ohio congressman

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:38am

An Ohio man has been charged with threatening to "assault, kidnap or murder a United States official" after leaving threatening voicemail messages with Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers' office.

Home of Vermont man burglarized while at wife's funeral

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:25am

An 82-year-old Vermont man says his Hyde Park home was targeted by burglars while he was attending the funeral for his wife of 59 years.

Texas siblings drown in Florida pool during church outing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:20am

Investigators are still trying to determine how two Texas siblings drowned in a pool at a Florida motel while on a Father's Day outing with their church.

Minneapolis police asked to limit presence at pride parade

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:16am

Organizers of the Twin Cities Pride Parade have asked police to minimize their participation in Sunday's annual event in downtown Minneapolis, citing tensions over the police shooting of Philando Castile.

Supreme Court limits ability to strip citizenship

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:16am

The Supreme Court has limited the government's ability to strip an immigrant of U.S. citizenship for lying during the naturalization process.

Sheriff: Inmates who helped deputy to get shorter sentences

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:05am

A Georgia sheriff says he will shorten the sentences of inmates who stepped in to help a deputy when he collapsed on the job.

Trump disputes Russian interference in 2016 election

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:05am

President Donald Trump questions why the Obama administration didn't try to stop Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Mourners gather for funeral of student detained in N Korea

Dake Kang, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:00am

Hundreds of mourners are celebrating the life of an American college student who was detained in North Korea for over a year and died shortly after being returned home to Ohio in a coma.

Soldier who lost 4 limbs opening retreat to help others

David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:55am

Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills awoke in a hospital on his 25th birthday to learn that an explosion in Afghanistan had robbed him of all four limbs. He later told his wife to take their daughter and their belongings, and just go. He didn't want her saddled with his burden.

Paroled sex offender jumps to death from upstate NY building

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:48am

Authorities say a man who jumped to his death from an 11th-floor apartment building in Syracuse was a sex offender who was being taken into custody at the time for a parole violation.

Police: Man killed father with bat at county official's home

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:40am

Police say an attorney found dead in the home of his estranged wife, the treasurer of a Pennsylvania county, was fatally beaten by his son with a bat on Father's Day.

Jury in Day 4 of deliberations in police shooting retrial

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:34am

Jurors have begun a fourth day of deliberations in the murder retrial of a white University of Cincinnati police officer who shot an unarmed black motorist.

Attorney to challenge law used in gorilla mask case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:24am

The attorney for a former Eastern Tennessee State University student says his client was acting within his First Amendment rights when police say he disrupted an on-campus Black Lives Matter rally while wearing a gorilla mask and carrying a rope and bananas.

The Latest: Florida sheriff says stay out of the water

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:20am

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Tropical Storm Cindy comes ashore in southwest Louisiana

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:13am

Gulf Coast states were in for a third day of rough weather as Tropical Storm Cindy sloshed ashore early Thursday in southwestern Louisiana.

Mexican official in cartel intelligence case seeks release

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:00am

A former commander of a Mexican intelligence unit charged with trading secrets to a drug cartel for millions in cash is asking a U.S. judge in Chicago to release him from jail pending trial.

Teen receives hero award after treating ailing classmate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:00am

A Massachusetts eighth-grader has received a hero award after treating a classmate suffering from an allergic reaction during a school field trip.