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The Latest: Mom: Man shot by cops dealt with 'mental issues'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:14pm

The Latest on a Virginia man who was shot by police after authorities say he attacked an officer with an ax (all times local):

Missing man feared linked to search for armed suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:14pm

Authorities are concerned that a report of a missing man may be related to the hunt for an armed suspect believed to be in a national forest in North Carolina.

Trump's anti-Sessions tweets dismay Alabama's Republicans

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:12pm

President Donald Trump finds some of his strongest support in blood-red Alabama, but his public flogging of Attorney General Jeff Sessions is dismaying Republicans who consider the conservative stalwart to be a home state hero.

House GOP works to deliver on border wall for Trump

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:12pm

House Republican allies of President Donald Trump are intent on giving him a long-sought victory in Congress by finally making a down payment on his long-promised wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.

First 2017 Texas case of local Zika transmission reported

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:12pm

Texas health officials have reported what they believe to be the state's first case this year of local Zika virus transmission.

Teen pleads not guilty in fatal crash recorded on Instagram

Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:12pm

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.

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Trump again rips attorney general but may want him to stay

Jonathan Lemire and Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:12pm

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.

Small plane crashes on Utah highway, killing 4 on board

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:12pm

Authorities say a small plane crashed on a northern Utah highway, killing four people aboard, snarling traffic and leaving behind blackened wreckage.

Medical examiner: Judge in river died by suicide in drowning

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:03pm

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.

Killer of San Antonio woman set for execution Thursday

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:03pm

A man dressed in black and wearing a hood and gloves kicked in the door of a San Antonio apartment where his drug supplier lived, attacked two people inside with a knife and fled, only to return because he dropped his car keys in the struggle.

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

Anthony Izaguirre, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:57pm

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.

Jumbo airtanker gets approval to fight US wildfires

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:57pm

Federal officials have given a giant airtanker capable of carrying 19,200 gallons (72,700 liters) approval to fight wildfires in the U.S., but a lack of contracts currently limits the aircraft to California and one county in Colorado.

Trump donation first-quarter salary to education

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:57pm

President Donald Trump is donating three months of his salary to the Department of Education.

Things looking up as Los Angeles Zoo unveils baby giraffe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:57pm

Things are looking up at the Los Angeles Zoo, where visitors are getting their first glimpses of a baby giraffe.

Advocate: Fees, loans threaten pardoned brothers' livelihood

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:43pm

Lawyer fees and high-interest loans are threatening the financial futures of two North Carolina brothers who have collected hundreds of thousands of dollars for their three decades of wrongful imprisonment, a court-appointed advocate said Wednesday.

Wolves becoming bigger issue for Idaho; officials may offer bounties for bad wolves

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:37pm

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has proposed putting bounties on problem wolves and allowing hunters to lure wolves with bait.

2 Nebraska officers face assault charges in man's death

Margery A. Beck, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:30pm

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.

The Latest: Allentown mayor denies corruption charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:30pm

The Latest on the corruption charges of the mayor of Allentown and the former mayor of Reading (all times local):

Outdoor industry flexes political muscle in US land fight

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:21pm

Outdoor recreation industry leaders aren't going quietly as they stage their last trade show in Utah before moving it to Colorado.

Trump gets do-over with youth after panned Boy Scouts speech

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 3:21pm

President Donald Trump got another chance Wednesday to connect with young people after a widely panned political speech to Boy Scouts this week. But he couldn't part company without bringing up his victory in the presidential election nearly nine months ago.