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  • Minneapolis police asked to limit presence at pride parade

    2 minutes ago

    (AP) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Organizers of the Twin Cities Pride Parade have asked police to minimize their participation in Sunday's annual event in downtown Minneapolis, citing tensions over the police shooting of Philando Castile. They said in a statement that they're ...

  • Sheriff: Inmates who helped deputy to get shorter sentences

    15 minutes ago

    (AP) CEDARTOWN, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia sheriff says he will shorten the sentences of inmates who stepped in to help a deputy when he collapsed on the job. Polk County Sheriff Johnny Moats told news outlets the deputy suddenly collapsed ...

  • Suspect lights cigarette at end of wild police pursuit

    26 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say a woman led officers on a wild chase in a suspected stolen car that lasted a half-hour and ended when she crashed into a pole. Officials say at one point during the ...

  • Texas siblings drown in Florida pool during church outing

    30 minutes ago

    (AP) BRANDON, Fla. (AP) — Investigators are still trying to determine how two Texas siblings drowned in a pool at a Florida motel while on a Father's Day outing with their church. Bystanders pulled 17-year-old Kesha Greco and her 12-year-old brother, ...

  • Sex offender with parole violation jumped 11 floors to death

    51 minutes ago

    (AP) SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a man who jumped to his death from an 11th-floor apartment building in New York was a sex offender who was being taken into custody at the time for a parole violation. The Post-Standard ...

  • Attorney to challenge law used in gorilla mask case

    55 minutes ago

    (AP) JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — The attorney for a former Eastern Tennessee State University student says his client was acting within his First Amendment rights when police say he disrupted an on-campus Black Lives Matter rally while wearing a gorilla ...

  • Imprisoned Ex-CIA officer loses appeal of leak conviction

    59 minutes ago

    (AP) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld all but one of the convictions of a former CIA officer found guilty of leaking government secrets to a reporter. A decision from a three judge panel of the 4th ...

  • Police: Treasurer's son beat her husband to death with bat

    1 hour, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) BARNESVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A criminal complaint says an attorney found dead in the home of his estranged wife, the treasurer of a Pennsylvania county, was fatally beaten by his son with a bat on Father's Day. State police say ...

  • Mexican official in cartel intelligence case seeks release

    1 hour, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — A former commander of a Mexican intelligence unit charged with trading secrets to a drug cartel for millions in cash is asking a U.S. judge in Chicago to release him from jail pending trial. A hearing is ...

  • Tennessee school employees file lawsuit over rape scandal

    1 hour, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) OOLTEWAH, Tenn. (AP) — Three former employees of a Tennessee high school have filed a lawsuit claiming they were mistreated in the days and months after a rape scandal involving students. News outlets report that the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, ...

  • Ohio officer's partner testifies fatal shooting unnecessary

    1 hour, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) CLEVELAND (AP) — The partner of a Cleveland police patrolman who is on trial for the fatal shooting of an unarmed burglary suspect has testified the shooting wasn't necessary. reports ( ) patrolman Gregory King testified Wednesday in Cleveland ...

  • Police: Man stabs another accused of sexual assault

    2 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania man is in jail after stabbing a man he says sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl. Stephen Yarbrough tells WPXI-TV ( ) he has no regrets after stabbing the man. Police say Yarbrough ...

  • Special education teacher charged in sexual assault resigns

    2 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut special education teacher charged in the sexual assault of a student has resigned from her position. The Connecticut Post reports ( ) Central High School officials sent a statement Wednesday saying Laura Ramos submitted ...

  • Repo man tows minivan with sleeping child in back

    2 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police say a man repossessing a minivan towed it with a sleeping child in the back. It happened around 2:30 a.m. Thursday when the man used GPS to track the vehicle after the 7-year-old's mother said ...

  • Meeting planned with students about missing Chinese scholar

    2 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) URBANA, Ill. (AP) — University of Illinois police representatives and a campus counseling center will meet with students to discuss the search for a visiting scholar from China. The Thursday evening gathering at Altgeld Hall in Urbana comes two weeks ...

  • Florida clash over Confederate street names leads to arrests

    2 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Five people were arrested after a clash about Florida streets named for Confederate generals spilled over into a city council meeting. News outlets report the protesters were charged with disrupting the Hollywood commission meeting Wednesday night. ...

  • Man charged after threatening Ohio congressman

    3 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has been charged with threatening to "assault, kidnap or murder a United States official" after leaving several threatening voicemail messages with Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers' office. Officials say a voicemail left Sunday ...

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    4 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. AP: UAE-RUN YEMEN PRISONS RIFE WITH ABUSE, TORTURE An AP investigation finds that Americans have interrogated some of the detainees — hundreds ...

  • Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall in southwestern Louisiana with maximum sustained winds near 40 mph

    5 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall in southwestern Louisiana with maximum sustained winds near 40 mph.

  • Funeral, vigil reveal depth of sorrow at Muslim girl's death

    6 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) STERLING, Va. (AP) — The depth of community sorrow at the death of a 17-year-old Muslim girl attacked as she walked to her mosque has been made clear after thousands attended her funeral and a subsequent community vigil. Many who ...

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