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The Latest: Husband in cruise ship death appears in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 5:29pm

The Latest on a woman's death in what authorities called a domestic dispute on a cruise ship off the coast of Alaska (all times local):

Trump's chief of staff in tight spot

Jill Colvin and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 5:11pm

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus may have little left of his job but his title.

House ethics panel investigating Guam Delegate Bordallo

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 5:11pm

The House Ethics Committee says it is investigating a complaint against Del. Madeleine Bordallo of Guam, following a report by the independent Office of Congressional Ethics.

Utah pilot died in crash 15 years after brother's air death

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 5:11pm

A Utah pilot killed with three other people when a small plane crashed on a highway also lost a brother to an aviation accident 15 years ago, the family's Mormon bishop said Thursday.

Woman charged in infant son's fatal fentanyl overdose

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 4:58pm

A woman has been arrested in Puerto Rico and charged in her baby's fatal fentanyl overdose in Florida last year.

The Latest: Scaramucci steps back from 'colorful language'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 4:58pm

The Latest on White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci and his complaints about White House leaks to the news media (all times local):

Georgia sheriff accused of exposing himself makes plea deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 4:51pm

A Georgia sheriff accused of exposing himself in an Atlanta park pleaded guilty Thursday to violating two city ordinances after prosecutors agreed to drop a public indecency charge.

Scaramucci ignites fierce White House fight: 'Shiv in ribs'?

Julie Bykowicz and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 4:44pm

President Donald Trump's new communications director exploded the smoldering tensions at the White House into a full-fledged conflagration Thursday, angrily daring Trump's chief of staff to deny he's a "leaker" and exposing West Wing backstabbing in language more suitable to a mobster movie than a seat of presidential stability.

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AP EXCLUSIVE: Sessions not stepping down unless asked

Sadie Gurman and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 4:35pm

His loyalty to the boss severely tested but seemingly intact, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday he will stay in the job for as long as President Donald Trump wants him to serve.

Senior White House aide tweets after expletive-laced interview: 'I sometimes use colorful language'; pledges to refrain

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 4:35pm

Senior White House aide tweets after expletive-laced interview: 'I sometimes use colorful language'; pledges to refrain.

The Latest: 911 calls show horror of Utah plane crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 4:35pm

The Latest on a small plane crash on a Utah highway that killed four people (all times local):

Senate votes decisively to slap new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea, sends measure to Trump for his signature

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 4:35pm

Senate votes decisively to slap new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea, sends measure to Trump for his signature.

Texas inmate appealing to US Supreme Court to halt execution

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 4:23pm

A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected an appeal from a man set to be put to death for killing a San Antonio woman in 2004 and his lawyers took their arguments to the U.S. Supreme Court to try to halt the execution.

Inmates' escape video shows everything is caught on tape

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 4:23pm

In an age when everything else is captured for public consumption on a smartphone, why not your own jailbreak?

Prosecutors: Menendez motion to dismiss charges 'meritless'

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 4:15pm

The 2016 Supreme Court decision that recently led an appeals court to throw out the conviction of a prominent New York politician shouldn't be used as a lifeline by New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez to have his own corruption charges dismissed, federal prosecutors wrote in a court filing Thursday.

Wife supports Trump; says politician husband has to go

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 4:14pm

The wife of a Florida Democratic state prosecutor says she is getting divorced — in part because she supports President Donald Trump and he doesn't.

The Latest: AG tells AP he'll remain as long as Trump wants

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 4:11pm

The Latest on Attorney General Jeff Sessions (all times local):

Report: School violence, bullying down in US public schools

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 4:11pm

The number of violent attacks and incidents of bullying in American public schools has gone down in recent years, according to a federal report published Thursday.

Correction: Trump-Salary Donation story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 4:11pm

In a headline for a July 27 story about President Donald Trump donating his salary, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Trump donated his first-quarter salary to the Department of Education. Trump donated his second-quarter salary to the department.

Police: Father killed boy and stabbed mom then took own life

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 3:41pm

The father of a 4-year-old boy forced his way into his estranged girlfriend's home, where he bound the woman and boy with plastic ties and stabbed them before killing himself, police in Las Vegas said Thursday.