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Search for man accused of Idaho triple homicide scaled back

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 12:43pm

Authorities are scaling back the search for a man wanted in connection to a triple homicide in Idaho.

2 Nebraska officers face assault charges in man's death

Margery A. Beck, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 12:41pm

Two Omaha police officers will face assault charges in the death of a mentally ill man who was shocked with a stun gun a dozen times and repeatedly punched, even after he was on the ground, a Nebraska prosecutor said Wednesday.

Pence's $1 million fundraiser featured Ivanka Trump

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 12:41pm

While the president was in Ohio for a political rally late Tuesday, his daughter was in Washington helping Vice President Mike Pence raise money for his own political effort.

California teen charged in fatal crash recorded on Instagram

Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 12:41pm

Prosecutors charged a teenage driver Wednesday with vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and other counts after she lost control of her car while livestreaming on Instagram and recorded a crash that killed her younger sister.

Medical examiner: New York judge died by suicide in drowning

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 12:31pm

The New York City medical examiner has concluded that a prominent judge found in the Hudson River died by suicide in a drowning.

Idaho mountain fire watch tower closed due to vandalism

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 12:18pm

An Idaho mountain lookout tower used by authorities to spot fires in the area has been closed due to vandalism.

The Latest: Defense attorney says officer 'feels awful'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 12:18pm

The Latest on the death of a mentally ill man who was shocked with a stun gun a dozen times in Nebraska (all times local):

The Latest: Ex-Sen. Levin offers documents in Russia probes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 12:11pm

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

Teacher who cartwheeled without underwear given probation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 12:02pm

A former substitute teacher in Oklahoma who exposed herself to students when she did a cartwheel while wearing a long skirt but no underwear has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge.

Flint's water quality improving; 5 resource sites to close

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:51am

Michigan will close five of the nine locations where Flint residents have been getting free bottled water, filters, replacement cartridges and testing kits because the city's water quality is improving.

Grand jury to get case of man accused of killing 8

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:51am

A grand jury can decide whether to indict a Mississippi man charged with killing a deputy, his mother-in-law and six others who were his relatives or acquaintances, a judge said Wednesday.

Mexican Consulate official accused of selling work permits

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:51am

An employee at the Mexican Consulate in Houston is accused in a lawsuit of offering U.S. work permits for sale.

Miami prosecutor: Police shooting cases linger too long

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:51am

Having just closed the case on a police shooting that occurred more than eight years ago, Miami's top prosecutor said her office takes "far too long" to investigate shootings involving police officers.

US hits Venezuela with more sanctions ahead of vote

Matthew Lee and Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:41am

The Trump administration hit Venezuela with new sanctions Wednesday targeting 13 current or former top officials in President Nicolas Maduro's government, and threatened more penalties if he goes through with efforts to rewrite the beleaguered country's constitution.

Minneapolis police chief tightens officer body camera policy

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:22am

Minneapolis police officers will be required to have their body cameras on when they respond to all calls, as well as in certain other situations, the acting police chief announced Wednesday amid the investigation into an officer's fatal shooting of an Australian woman who called 911 for help.

Scalise discharged from hospital, beginning rehabilitation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:22am

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who was critically wounded in a shooting at a baseball practice last month, has been discharged from a Washington hospital.

University professor charged with keying her neighbors' cars

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:11am

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

Wyoming will explore new methods for funding education

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:11am

An examination of Wyoming's education funding system will include looking into several new ways the state can pay for K-12 schools.

US dentist who searched for missing WWII soldiers dies in UK

Chris Carola, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:11am

A dentist from New York who helped a U.S. organization search for American servicemen missing from World War II died after making a final scuba dive to explore a wartime plane wreck site in the English Channel, his dental practice partner said Wednesday.

Police: Woman hears footsteps, learns man living in attic

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:04am

A woman in Virginia who heard noises in her home in the middle of the night soon learned that a man was living in her attic.