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US drops terror reward for Somali al-Shabab leader

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:56pm

The Trump administration has quietly rescinded a reward of up to $5 million for information about a top member of the al-Qaida-allied extremist group al-Shabab in Somalia amid reports he may be in talks with the Somali government to leave the organization.

Senators ask military to review AP report on Yemen torture

Desmond Butler and Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:49pm

Two senior U.S. senators are asking Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to investigate reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates accused of torturing detainees in Yemen.

Video of gaming Seattle officer discussing shooting removed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:47pm

After an online outcry, a Seattle Police Department video in which an officer playing a video game discussed the recent fatal police shooting of a pregnant mother has been removed from social media.

The Latest: Fire danger prompts tribe to impose restrictions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:47pm

The Latest on wildfires burning across the West (all times local):

Trump adviser who advocated violence visits White House

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:47pm

An adviser to President Donald Trump's campaign who called for Hillary Clinton to be shot is visiting the White House.

The Latest: West Virginia recalls deadly flood as Cindy near

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:40pm

The Latest on Tropical Depression Cindy (all times local):

Senate panel seeks details on Lynch role in Clinton probe

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:35pm

Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are seeking information about alleged political interference by former Attorney General Loretta Lynch into the FBI's investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.

Cindy's remnants: Street flooding from South to Midwest

Erik Schelzig and Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:35pm

Rain bands spinning off of Tropical Depression Cindy spread drenching rains across the Southeast and into the Midwest on Friday, triggering scattered flash flood warnings in several states including West Virginia, whose residents are still recovering from deadly floods one year ago.

A 2nd mistrial: Jury deadlocks in Ohio cop's murder retrial

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:35pm

A second mistrial was declared Friday in the case of a white University of Cincinnati officer who killed an unarmed black motorist during a traffic stop. It's the latest racially charged police shooting case to show the reluctance of U.S. jurors to convict officers.

Dozen frustrated Dems face steep challenge to unseat Pelosi

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:35pm

A dozen or so House Democrats want Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to go after a dispiriting loss in a Georgia House election. They just don't know how to make it happen.

Pharmacy execs indicted after babies allegedly get 'super-potent' drugs

Nicole Chavez, CNN  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:33pm

Two compounding pharmacy executives are facing federal charges for allegedly failing to recall "super-potent" painkillers that in one case sickened babies at an Indiana hospital, officials said.

Long after riots, Milwaukee neighborhood sees little change

Ivan Moreno, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:26pm

The scars of the violence that erupted in a Milwaukee neighborhood after a police officer killed a 23-year-old black man remain visible nearly a year later, reminders of how little things have changed.

'Sonny' Franzese, oldest federal prisoner, is freed at 100

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:20pm

A reputed Colombo crime family underboss and the oldest inmate in the federal prison system has been released at the age of 100.

Man arrested over baseball bat death of dad on Father's Day

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:13pm

A man accused of beating his dad to death with a baseball bat on Father's Day was arrested Friday on a Jersey shore boardwalk, officials said.

Massachusetts cops recover shotgun taken from stolen cruiser

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:13pm

A Massachusetts police department has recovered a shotgun taken from a stolen police vehicle.

US trial in Jamaican lottery scam delayed until next year

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:04pm

A U.S. trial for 10 defendants in a multimillion-dollar Jamaican lottery scam case has been delayed until early next year.

Twin Cities Pride officials apologize, will let police march

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:04pm

Twin Cities Pride Parade organizers apologized Friday for asking law enforcement to minimize their participation in Sunday's annual event in downtown Minneapolis due to tensions over the shooting of Philando Castile, and said officers are welcome to march after all.

APNewsBreak: Military heads want transgender enlistment hold

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:04pm

Military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services, officials said Friday.

The Latest: Black groups in Cincinnati upset by 2nd mistrial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:04pm

The Latest on the murder retrial of a white former police officer in Ohio (all times local):

$20,000 in reward money given out for help catching inmates

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:00pm

Georgia authorities have given $10,000 apiece to two Tennessee households for help catching two inmates accused of killing their guards while escaping from a prison bus.