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Alabama officers suspended for alleged 'white power' gesture

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 11:50pm

An Alabama mayor says four members of his city's police force have been suspended for making a hand gesture that some say is a hate symbol.

US arrests, accuses woman of acting as Russian agent

Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 11:33pm

A 29-year-old gun-rights activist served as a covert Russian agent while living in Washington, gathering intelligence on American officials and political organizations and working to establish back-channel lines of communications for the Kremlin, federal prosecutors charged Monday.

San Antonio store owner's killer set for execution

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:51pm

A Texas death row inmate was set for execution Tuesday evening as lawyers argued in the courts that the state parole board improperly refused his clemency request because he's black.

Summit takeaways: Trump doubts intel, plays trusted friend

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:31pm

President Donald Trump's first summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin left a wake of confusion and outrage in the U.S.

Republicans join Democrats in condemning Trump's remarks

Lisa Mascaro and Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:29pm

"Bizarre." ''Shameful." ''Disgraceful."

Officials: In policy shift, US open to meeting with Taliban

Matthew Pennington and Kathy Gannon, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:25pm

The United States is open to holding direct talks with the Taliban to encourage negotiations between the militant group and the Afghan government to end 17 years of war, U.S. officials said.

AP Exclusive: Survivor blames officials for prison riot

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:17pm

Patricia May had a feeling of dread when she reported to work at Delaware's maximum-security prison last year.

Idaho family grieves loss of 2nd baby in 2 years

EastIdahoNews.com Staff  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:14pm

The family of an 11-month-old Idaho Falls girl is grieving after the child died last week following surgery at Primary Children’s Hospital.

US open to direct talks with Taliban, officials say

Matthew Pennington and Kathy Gannon, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:03pm

The United States is open to holding direct talks with the Taliban to encourage negotiations between the militant group and the Afghan government to end 17 years of war, U.S. officials said Monday.

Harvard-linked employee apologizes over 'affordable' comment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:39pm

An employee with a Harvard University-affiliated research center has issued an apology after she was captured on video asking a neighbor and the woman's biracial daughter if they lived in affordable apartments.

9 animals dead after jaguar escape at New Orleans zoo

Stacey Plaisance and Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:29pm

A little girl's teary-eyed self-portrait, stuffed toys and a stick of taffy from a local street vendor, were among the items left at the entrance to the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans on Monday — a makeshift memorial for nine animals killed by a jaguar that escaped its enclosure two days earlier.

London woman impaled by beach umbrella on New Jersey shore

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:28pm

Police say a London woman was impaled by a beach umbrella on the New Jersey shore.

Georgia officer charged in fatal shooting to appear in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:25pm

A Georgia police officer charged with voluntary manslaughter in a fatal shooting is scheduled to appear in court.

Fox is 9th casualty after jaguar's weekend escape at zoo

Stacey Plaisance and Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:22pm

A little girl's teary-eyed self-portrait, stuffed toys and a stick of taffy from a local street vendor, were among the items left at the entrance to the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans on Monday — a makeshift memorial for nine animals killed by a jaguar that escaped its enclosure two days earlier.

Alabama man's 20-mile walk to work attracts praise, new car

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:19pm

An Alabama college student whose car broke down just before his first day of work made the 20-mile (32-kilometer) journey on foot, a feat that earned him fame — and a new car.

University of Illinois student shot by police faces charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 8:59pm

A University of Illinois student has been charged with disorderly conduct after authorities say he called police to report a man with a gun, then pointed a pellet gun at responding officers before they shot him.

Russian hackers used US online infrastructure against itself

Tami Abdollah, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 8:53pm

Exactly seven months before the 2016 presidential election, Russian government hackers made it onto a Democratic committee's network.

Wave of condemnation hits Trump after summit with Putin

Lisa Mascaro and Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 8:33pm

"Bizarre." ''Shameful." ''Disgraceful." That's the swift and sweeping condemnation directed at President Donald Trump on Monday after he sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a stunning appearance in Helsinki — and that's just from the Republicans.

Slain officer, local woman remembered during vigil

Sarah Betancourt, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 8:21pm

A Massachusetts police officer who was shot about 10 times with his own service weapon was described by community members on Monday as a loving and compassionate family man who had long aspired to be a police officer.