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July 12, 2016 - 12:39pm
1 week 5 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Attorney General Loretta Lynch's appearance before the House Judiciary Committee (all times local):

10:45 a.m.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch is repeatedly deflecting questions about the conclusion of the Justice Department's investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.

Despite repeated prodding from Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee, Lynch said that as...

July 12, 2016 - 12:36pm
1 week 5 days ago

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A lobbying group and New Jersey hunters are challenging a new law that makes it illegal to import or export big-game trophies of threatened or endangered animals.

Conservation Force and a group of hunters filed a federal lawsuit Friday, seeking to void the law signed by Republican Gov. Chris Christie last month.

Lawmakers approved the measure in response to the killing of a Zimbabwean lion named Cecil, whose death sparked...

July 12, 2016 - 12:25pm
1 week 5 days ago

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — The trial has begun for a Maryland man accused of fatally shooting an ice-cream truck driver last year while children waited in line.

The Frederick News-Post reports ( opening statements were heard Monday in the trial of 28-year-old Larnell Tyran Lyles.

Lyles is charged with first-degree murder in the June 2015 slaying of 22-year-old Brandon Brown.

Brown died while selling ice cream at...

July 12, 2016 - 12:20pm
1 week 5 days ago

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A fire department captain in South Carolina's capital has been dismissed for posting on social media that he would run over protesters if they were still blocking traffic when his shift ended.

News media outlets report that Capt. Jimmy Morris was fired Monday over Facebook posts about Black Lives Matter protesters.

Protesters closed an intersection near the Statehouse and prompted the closing of a section of interstate late...

July 12, 2016 - 12:16pm
1 week 5 days ago

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Yale University has asked the state not to pursue criminal charges against a former worker who destroyed a stained-glass window depicting slaves in a cotton field.

Corey Menafee, who is black, told reporters outside New Haven Superior Court on Tuesday that he probably shouldn't have broken the window last month, but he found the image disturbing.

The window was inside Calhoun College, named for former Vice President John C....

July 12, 2016 - 12:10pm
1 week 5 days ago

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A Republican representative running for a New Hampshire congressional seat is under fire after people in photographs posted on his social media accounts complained the images were altered to show them wearing campaign stickers.

WMUR-TV reports ( ) Rep. Eric Estevez tweeted that his computer had been hacked and suggested that the doctored pictures were the work of the "establishment."

Republican Rep....

July 12, 2016 - 12:08pm
1 week 5 days ago

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Sunshine Skyway Bridge spanning Tampa Bay has partially reopened following a tanker truck fire.

Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Steve Gaskins said Tuesday morning in an email that the driver received minor injuries when his tire blew and the tanker caught on fire.

Northbound lanes of the bridge have reopened. Gaskins said the southbound lanes are expected to be closed for an extended period.


July 12, 2016 - 11:48am
1 week 5 days ago

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on protests in Louisiana over the shooting death of a black man in a struggle with two white Baton Rouge police officers (all times local):

5:40 p.m.

Police say they have arrested three suspects and are seeking a possible fourth accused of stealing several handguns as part of an alleged plot to harm police officers in the Baton Rouge area.

Baton Rouge police Chief Carl Dabadie said in a press...

July 12, 2016 - 11:41am
1 week 5 days ago

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's chief law enforcement officer and Democratic challenger for governor, Roy Cooper, says the state's new law excluding police camera recordings from the public record goes too far in withholding information from the public.

The law allows a person shown in a video to ask police to see it but not copy it. The department can deny such requests, citing concerns about safety, reputation or an ongoing investigation. Then it would be up to a...

July 12, 2016 - 11:40am
1 week 5 days ago

CLINTWOOD, Va. (AP) — A sheriff says a suspect in the shooting of three relatives in southwest Virginia has surrendered to authorities.

Dickenson County Sheriff Bobby Hammons tells the Bristol Herald-Courier ( ) that 52-year-old Jamie Neil Sykes barricaded himself in his own house, but surrendered around noon Tuesday after negotiations over the phone.

Hammons says the three victims are Sykes' wife, Teresa, and her parents, David...

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