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Illinois candidate apologies for decade-old blackface photo

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 10:31am

A candidate for the Illinois Senate has apologized for a decade-old photo from a Halloween party that depicts him dressed in blackface as a rapper.

2nd arrest in deadly shooting at New Jersey arts festival

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 10:23am

Authorities have made a second arrest stemming from a deadly shooting at a 24-hour arts and music festival in New Jersey.

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In tit-for-tat, Trump threatens more tariffs against China

Zeke Miller and Jeff Karoub, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 10:20am

President Donald Trump has directed the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports as the two nations move closer to a trade war.

Police: Man was racing when he caused double-fatal crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 10:11am

Police in Connecticut have charged a driver they say was racing when he caused a crash that killed two people, including a pregnant woman, and injured five.

Idaho Supreme Court OKs delaying water battle arguments

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 10:03am

The Idaho Supreme Court will postpone arguments surrounding a key water battle to allow parties on both sides of the case to discuss a possible settlement.

Nation's biggest ranked-choice voting test nearing a result

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 10:01am

The nation's biggest test of ranked-choice voting is nearing a result.

The Latest: Chamber says family separations 'must stop now'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 9:58am

The Latest on Congress and immigration (all times local):

Second person dies after shooting near Chicago university

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 9:54am

A teenage shooting victim, whom Chicago paramedics covered with a sheet mistakenly believing he had been instantly killed, has died almost a day later.

Lawsuit: Many wrongly listed in Chicago gang database

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 9:50am

A civil rights group has filed a lawsuit alleging that the Chicago Police Department relies on an error-plagued database that names up to 195,000 people as gang members, including many who have never been in a gang.

Independent allies helped boost spending in Idaho primary

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 9:37am

An unprecedented amount of money from independent allies helped boost contenders in Idaho's primary election.

Ex-firefighter convicted of stealing union funds sentenced

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 9:37am

The former treasurer of an Ohio firefighters union who was convicted of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in union funds has been sentenced to two years in prison.

Alexa, send up breakfast: Amazon launches Echo for hotels

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 9:33am

Alexa has a new job: hotel concierge.

Trump, GOP to huddle as outrage builds over border policy

Dustin Weaver and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 9:26am

Republicans on Capitol Hill frantically searched on Tuesday for ways to end the administration's policy of separating families after illegal border crossings, ahead of a visit from President Donald Trump to discuss broader immigration legislation.

Doughnut shop sign discouraging foreign languages removed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 9:22am

A Dunkin' Donuts shop in Baltimore is no longer offering customers coupons if they report workers shouting in foreign languages to management.

Utah authorities scale back search for missing swimmer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 9:18am

Northern Utah authorities are scaling back the search for a swimmer who disappeared while swimming at Newton Dam over the weekend.

Jury deliberations begin in Mafia Don 'Cadillac Frank' trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 9:10am

Jurors have begun deliberating in the case of an 84-year-old former New England Mafia boss charged with killing a nightclub owner in 1993.

Maryland's capital city apologizes for 5 lynchings

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 9:09am

The city council of Maryland's capital has apologized for the lynchings of five African-Americans more than a century ago, a step toward accepting a historic marker for public display.

Children burned by thrown chemical released from hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 9:03am

Police say two northern Utah boys have been released from a hospital after being burned when a neighbor threw a liquid on them.

Senator to tour child migrant detention facility in Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 8:59am

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson planned Tuesday to visit a reopened Miami-area facility for children who entered the U.S. illegally and alone.