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House GOP works to deliver on border wall for Trump

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:56pm

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.

Suspect in death of Massachusetts runner held without bail

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:56pm

A man charged with killing a Google employee from New York who went missing while out for a run near her mother's Massachusetts home has pleaded not guilty.

Grand jury to get case of man accused of killing 8

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:52pm

A grand jury can decide whether to indict a Mississippi man charged with killing a deputy, his mother-in-law and six others who were his relatives or acquaintances, a judge said Wednesday.

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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 - 1:52pm

President Donald Trump kept up his public pelting of Jeff Sessions on Wednesday even as the White House suggested that the attorney general should just press ahead with doing his job.

Minneapolis police chief tightens officer body camera policy

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:52pm

Minneapolis police officers will be required to have their body cameras on when they respond to calls and make traffic stops, the acting police chief announced Wednesday, following widespread criticism that two officers involved in the fatal shooting of a 911 caller had not activated their cameras.

Pence's $1 million fundraiser featured Ivanka Trump

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:48pm

While the president was in Ohio for a political rally late Tuesday, his daughter was in Washington helping Vice President Mike Pence raise money for his own political effort.

No bail for man accused of killing 11-year-old neighbor girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:48pm

An 18-year-old New Jersey man charged with killing his 11-year-old neighbor will remain in jail until his trial.

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

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:48pm

President Donald Trump is getting another chance to connect with young people after a widely panned political speech to Boy Scouts earlier this week.

Ex-FBI agent gets 2039 prison release date in mob slaying

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:48pm

A disgraced former FBI agent serving time for a 1982 murder linked to imprisoned New England mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger has a new prison release date — if he lives that long.

Things looking up as Los Angeles Zoo unveils baby giraffe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:48pm

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

Child killer put to death in first Ohio execution in 3 years

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:41pm

A child killer was put to death with no apparent complications Wednesday in Ohio's first execution since a problem-plagued one 3½ years ago triggered an uproar over the reliability of the lethal injection drugs used by the state.

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Arizona man gets 68 years in Bundy ranching standoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:23pm

A Phoenix man has been sentenced to more than 68 years in federal prison for his role as a gunman in a standoff that stopped federal agents from rounding up cattle near Cliven Bundy's Nevada ranch in 2014.

Police: Snapchat video shows drinking in SUV before 3 die

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:21pm

A series of Snapchat videos posted by one of three young people killed in an SUV crash shows them drinking in the vehicle beforehand and passing around a vodka bottle, police said. A fourth person in the vehicle was critically injured.

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Law drawing focus in Russia probe rarely ends in prosecution

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:21pm

Criminal prosecutions are rare for people who fail to register as foreign agents, according to a top Justice Department official who testified Wednesday about an obscure law receiving new attention amid investigations into contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Miami prosecutor: Police shooting cases linger too long

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:02pm

Having just closed the case on a police shooting that occurred more than eight years ago, Miami's top prosecutor said her office takes "far too long" to investigate shootings involving police officers.

US dentist who searched for missing WWII soldiers dies in UK

Chris Carola, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 1:02pm

A dentist from New York who helped a U.S. organization search for American servicemen missing from World War II died after making a final scuba dive to explore a wartime plane wreck site in the English Channel, his dental practice partner said Wednesday.

Search for man accused of Idaho triple homicide scaled back

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 12:43pm

Authorities are scaling back the search for a man wanted in connection to a triple homicide in Idaho.

2 Nebraska officers face assault charges in man's death

Margery A. Beck, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 12:41pm

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.

California teen charged in fatal crash recorded on Instagram

Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 12:41pm

Prosecutors charged a teenage driver Wednesday with vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and other counts after she lost control of her car while livestreaming on Instagram and recorded a crash that killed her younger sister.