National

Trump travel ban partly reinstated; fall court arguments set

Supreme Court Travel Ban-1

The Supreme Court is letting the Trump administration enforce its 90-day ban on travelers from six...

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TV and films turning to young girls for its new action stars

Action Hero Girls

LOS ANGELES (AP) — From the murderous Laura in “Logan” to the mysterious Eleven in “Stranger Things” to the audacious determination of Mija in “Okja,” opening Wednesday, powerful young girls are starring in mainstream action fare like never before. Though Nancy Drew was solving mysteries in the...


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3 Chicago officers accused of lying about teen's shooting

Chicago Police Laquan McDonald

CHICAGO (AP) — Three Chicago police officers were indicted on charges that they conspired to cover up and lie about what happened when a white police officer shot a black teenager 16 times, prompting outrage when a video of the shooting was finally released. The indictment handed down Tuesday...


National

Pick 6: Transfer quarterbacks who could make a big impact

Pick Six-Transfer Quarterbacks Football

Florida might have solved its long-running quarterback problem with the addition of Notre Dame transfer Malik Zaire. That move became official last week, and as a graduate transfer, Zaire will be immediately eligible. Zaire is no lock to be the Gators starter when they open against Michigan in...


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From Castroneves to Newgarden, chemistry helps power Penske

IndyCar Penske Chemistry Auto Racing

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — As usual, Helio Castroneves took charge. Castroneves and Simon Pagenaud came in early for their news conference after a good practice at Road America for the Team Penske drivers. Castroneves, still in his firesuit, picked up the microphone and started moderating the...


State

Utah officials blame lack of logging for major wildfire

Western Wildfires-5

Insisting that logging could have cleaned up dead, bug-infested trees that are fueling a Utah wildfire, a Republican state lawmaker blamed federal mismanagement and lawsuits by “tree hugger” environmentalists for the blaze that has burned 13 homes and forced the evacuation of 1,500 people.


National

Global share sell-off hits Asia after Wall St, Europe losses

Hong Kong Victoria Peak Photo Gallery-13

HONG KONG (AP) — A global stock market sell-off pulled shares lower in Asia on Wednesday as investors grew cautious following losses on Wall Street sparked by a delayed health care vote. Sentiment was dented in Europe by speculation that European Central Bank stimulus may be wound down if...


National

MTA: Train derailment caused by 'improperly secured' rail

Subway Evacuation

NEW YORK (AP) — A subway train that derailed Tuesday as it entered a station, tossing people to the floor and forcing hundreds of shaken-up passengers to evacuate through darkened tunnels was caused by an “improperly secured piece of replacement rail” that was stored on the tracks, New York City...


National

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 28, the 179th day of 2017. There are 186 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sophie, were shot to death in Sarajevo (sah-ruh-YAY‘-voh) by Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip...


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3 Chicago police officers indicted in Laquan McDonald case

Chicago Police Laquan McDonald-11

CHICAGO (AP) — Three Chicago police officers were indicted Tuesday on felony charges that they conspired to cover up the actions of a white police officer who shot and killed 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, and that the officers lied when they said the black teenager “aggressively” swung a knife at...


National

Spy agencies seek permanent authority for contested surveillance program

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The intelligence community is seeking permanent authority for a contested surveillance program at a time when senators in both parties are increasingly frustrated in their attempts to learn how much information spy agencies collect on American citizens - and even on...


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