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Lawyer: Suspected Holocaust memorial vandal is mentally ill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 1:06pm

A man suspected of using a rock to shatter a glass panel on the New England Holocaust Memorial is mentally ill, his lawyer said Wednesday, as elected officials and religious groups came together to condemn the vandalism.

UN Ambassador Haley says she's 'not moving to Trump Tower'

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:57pm

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley closed the door Wednesday to the possibility of moving the ambassador's residence to Trump Tower, telling Congress she'll remain at a New York hotel "until it's time for me to leave."

Rare video shows mountain lion take down deer

Grant Olsen, Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:55pm

A trail camera in California captured footage of a mountain lion taking down a deer. And the speed of the attack is stunning.

Oregon boy, 6, found in car trunk; critically injured

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:54pm

A 6-year-old Oregon boy was hospitalized Wednesday in critical condition with severe heat exhaustion after he was found locked inside his family's car trunk on a hot day, police said.

The Latest: Plea in mannequin attack avoids murder charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:53pm

The Latest on a guilty plea in Las Vegas by a man who admits trying to kill a mannequin that police posed as a sleeping homeless person (all times local):

Missouri man cleared in 1997 sex case by DNA evidence

Jim Suhr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:50pm

A Missouri man who spent nearly two decades in mental hospitals after entering a disputed plea in the 1997 sexual assault of a teenager has been cleared after retesting of genetic evidence excluded him as a suspect.

Prosecutors seek to keep charge against Pulse gunman's wife

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:40pm

Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to keep an obstruction charge against the wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter.

Bail set at $6.4M for surgeon charged with child rape

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:34pm

A judge set bail at $6.45 million on Wednesday for a Northern California brain surgeon charged with sexually abusing children.

Cop accused of helping gang is arrested after skipping town

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:30pm

A New Jersey police officer who skipped out on his trial on charges he helped gang members in investigations has been arrested in North Carolina.

Idaho plan to cut achievement gap deemed too ambitious

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:22pm

The latest plan to close Idaho's student achievement gap needs tweaking after being told the goal was too ambitious and unrealistic, state education officials said.

Man sentenced for money laundering in massive hacking scheme

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:20pm

A Pakistani man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for laundering nearly $20 million as part of an international computer and telephone hacking scheme.

Mom's ex-boyfriend gets life in prison in killing of 'Baby Doe'

Denise Lavoie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:20pm

A Massachusetts man was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison in the killing of a 2-year-old girl who became known as Baby Doe after her remains washed up on the shore of a Boston Harbor island.


Man destroys new Ten Commandments statue at Arkansas Capitol

Jill Bleed and Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:14pm

A man yelled "Freedom!" as he crashed his vehicle into Arkansas' new Ten Commandments monument early Wednesday, nearly three years after he was arrested in the destruction of Oklahoma's monument at its state Capitol, authorities said.

Michigan sues Flint after council refuses to OK water deal

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:14pm

The state of Michigan sued Flint Wednesday, alleging that the city council's refusal to approve a broadly backed deal to buy water long term from a Detroit-area system is endangering public health in the wake of a man-made crisis that left the supply contaminated with lead.

Watchdog says former governor's tweet broke federal law

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:14pm

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley has been accused of a violating a law limiting government employees' political activity by voicing support for a South Carolina congressional candidate.

Officials to remove radioactive waste from Idaho facility

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:04pm

Officials in eastern Idaho say they've started a process to remove 5,700 cubic yards (4,400 cubic meters) of highly radioactive waste from an eastern Idaho federal nuclear facility.

Woman tells jurors she was raped at Kansas party

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 12:03pm

One of five women who allege they were sexually assaulted by a northeast Kansas man told jurors that she was attacked after a party at his home and that he hit her and pulled her hair before raping her.

Foundation to award about $24 million to fight racism in US

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:55am

One of America's largest philanthropic foundations announced Wednesday that it will award about $24 million in grants to organizations in 13 cities and one state to help fight racism.

The Latest: Arizona fire grows, more evacuations possible

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:55am

The Latest on wildfires burning in the Western U.S. (all times local):

Mother of transgender boy sues school over restroom access

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 11:47am

The mother of a 16-year-old transgender boy who is being denied access to the boys' restroom at his high school is suing a Florida school board.