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  • The Latest: Trump says ‘inconceivable’ lawyer taped him

    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and his onetime personal attorney (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Donald Trump says he finds it “inconceivable” that a lawyer would tape a client, as the president weighed in on a report of a taped conversation. In the weeks before the 2016 election, his then-personal […]
  • Citing Florida law, sheriff won’t arrest parking lot shooter

    CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff says that he will not arrest a man who killed a man during an argument over a parking space. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri made the announcement Friday about 47-year-old Michael Drejka. Drejka shot and killed 28-year-old Markeis McGlockton a day earlier […]
  • 2 more firefighters hurt battling blaze near Yosemite

    MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — A California forest fire just west of Yosemite National Park was steadily growing Saturday after two more firefighters were injured while battling the flames in blazing summer heat to protect mountain communities in the Sierra Nevada. The Ferguson fire was churning northward within Sierra National Forest, sending up smoke that obscured […]
  • New Mexico man who fed wildlife at his home bitten by bear

    ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Officials say a 70-year-old southern New Mexico man who regularly fed wildlife at his home suffered multiple injuries when he was bitten by a bear as he stepped outside. The state Game and Fish Department says conservation officers went to the man’s Cloudcroft home Friday after his wife drove him to […]
  • Volunteers provide food, care in wake of Iowa tornadoes

    MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Businesses and volunteers are pitching in to provide more than cleanup in the wake of the destructive tornadoes that swept through three cities in central Iowa earlier this week. A meatpacking plant provided hot meals to those in need Saturday in Marshalltown, a city of 27,000 people that was hardest hit, […]
  • 3 Minnesota prison officers resign after colleague killed

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota prison officials say three correctional officers have resigned after the killing of one of their colleagues. Officials say Officer Joseph Gomm was attacked Wednesday at the state’s flagship prison in Stillwater by an inmate serving time for homicide. Authorities haven’t released details about the assault. A spokeswoman for the […]
  • Man convicted of possessing cache of homemade pipe bombs

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man has been found guilty of illegally possessing a cache of homemade pipe bombs discovered on a family hunting property last year. Investigators allege 41-year-old Eric James Reinbold also kept a notebook outlining plans for violently overthrowing the government. The Star Tribune reports jurors convicted Reinbold on Friday of possessing […]
  • High court nominee gets started answering questions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s choice for the Supreme Court has given members of Congress a pile of material to help them start judging the judge. Judge Brett Kavanaugh responded to a Senate Judiciary Committee questionnaire that probes his career as an attorney and jurist, his service in the executive branch, education, society memberships […]
  • Officer faces police charges in black man’s chokehold death

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department has begun disciplinary proceedings against a white officer accused in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man who gasped, “I can’t breathe.” A police spokesman says departmental charges were presented Friday to Officer Daniel Pantaleo. NYPD officials had said they’d start the disciplinary process against […]
  • Florida man killed by deputies after he kills dog

    LADY LAKE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say deputies shot and killed a man who punched and then shot dogs following a domestic dispute with his wife. Capt. Tony Prevatt with the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office said a woman told deputies her husband had punched a dog three times in the face and then […]