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Texas officer hurt, suspect killed in early-morning gunfight

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:21am

Police officers and a home invasion suspect exchanged gunfire Wednesday morning outside a San Antonio apartment complex, killing the suspect and leaving one of the officers in serious condition, authorities said.

Scientists dispute snake release in Florida 'Garden of Eden'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:11am

Some conservationists say the wrong kind of serpent has been released into a Florida preserve known locally as "the original Garden of Eden," but others say there's no problem.

2 Nebraska officers face assault charges in man's death

Margery A. Beck, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:11am

Two Omaha police officers will be charged with assault in the death last month of a mentally ill man who was shocked with a stun gun a dozen times, a Nebraska prosecutor said Wednesday.

Ohio's high court strikes down traffic camera restrictions

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:11am

The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld cities' use of traffic camera enforcement for a third time, striking down as unconstitutional legislative restrictions that included requiring a police officer to be present.

Court: Violence law unfair to gay South Carolina couples

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:11am

People in same-sex relationships in South Carolina should get the same legal protections against domestic violence as heterosexual couples, the state's highest court ruled Wednesday, deeming a portion of the state's domestic violence law unconstitutional.

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Law drawing focus in Russia probe rarely ends in prosecution

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:05am

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.

Ex-Interior Secretary Jewell blasts Trump's monument review

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:01am

Former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is calling President Donald Trump's review of two dozen national monuments highly problematic and out of step with what Americans want.

Wall of Philadelphia home collapses; residents unharmed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 10:01am

Philadelphia fire and rescue officials say no one was seriously injured and all residents are accounted for after escaping from a row home when a brick wall collapsed.

Bridge on a barge: Old span dismantled, shipped down creek

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:51am

Now there's something you don't see often: a bridge on a barge.

Ohio puts child killer to death in 1st execution in 3 years

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:51am

Ohio put a child killer to death Wednesday, carrying out the state's first execution after a 3½-year delay and signaling the possible resumption of capital punishment in the state.

Search for man accused of Idaho triple homicide scaled back

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:50am

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

Indianapolis boy, 15, charged with murder in triple-slaying

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:50am

Prosecutors have charged a 15-year-old Indianapolis boy with murder in the fatal shootings of three men.

US poised to hit Venezuela with more sanctions

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:50am

U.S. officials say the Trump administration is poised to hit Venezuela with new sanctions amid widespread unrest ahead of weekend elections that would lead to a rewrite of the country's constitution.

Outside memorial service for gunshot victim, 7 more are shot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:36am

The scene outside a memorial service for a gunshot victim erupted in more gunfire in North Carolina early Wednesday, sending seven people to hospitals with bullet wounds.

Suspect in death of Massachusetts runner held without bail

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:36am

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.

Boy, 4, dies from injuries in accident that killed mom, baby

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:28am

A 4-year-old central Illinois boy has died from injuries suffered in a traffic accident that killed his pregnant mother and 18-month old brother.

The Latest: State legislator says camera law to be revisited

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:28am

The Latest on the Ohio Supreme Court decision to strike down state laws restricting use of traffic enforcement cameras (all times local):

Man pleads guilty in 2014 Wyoming stabbing death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:28am

A 25-year-old Wyoming man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the 2014 stabbing death of another man in bed with his estranged wife.

Trump says 'time will tell' fate of attorney general

Jonathan Lemire and Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:24am

President Donald Trump has cranked up the heat on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, scorning him as "very weak" and refusing to say whether he'll fire the nation's top law enforcement officer and his onetime political ally. It was an extraordinary public rebuke, and even fellow Republicans pushed back forcefully.

Man accused of killing deputy, 7 others due in court

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 9:10am

A Mississippi man charged with killing a deputy, his mother-in-law and six others who were his relatives or acquaintances is due in court on Wednesday.