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    Documents: Feds wire-tapped Philadelphia union boss, others

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Documents show federal agents wire-tapped the cellphones of a powerful Philadelphia labor boss and his protege on the City Council for more than a year. Johnny “Doc” Dougherty runs the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98 and has long been a powerful political force in the city. He’s the focus of […]
  • FILE - This photo provided by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration shows Eulalio Tordil. Former federal officer Tordil pleaded guilty on Monday, June 26, 2017, to killing his wife Gladys Tordil on May 5, 2016, in the parking lot of a high school in Beltsville where she was picking up her daughters. (Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration via AP, File) National News

    Former federal officer pleads guilty in wife’s killing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former federal officer convicted in a deadly shooting rampage has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his estranged wife. The Washington Post reports that 64-year-old Eulalio Tordil pleaded guilty on Monday to killing Gladys Tordil on May 5, 2016, in the parking lot of a high school in Beltsville where she was […]
  • In this June 2017 photo, released by Allan Hammons, a civil rights historical marker in Money, Miss. is seen. The marker remembers black teenager Emmett Till, who was kidnapped before being lynched in 1955. Allan Hammons, whose public relations firm made the marker, said Monday that someone scratched the marker with a blunt tool in May.(Allan Hammons via AP) National News

    Vandals obliterate info on Emmett Till marker in Mississippi

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A civil rights historical marker in Mississippi has been vandalized, obliterating information about black teenager Emmett Till, who was kidnapped and lynched in 1955. The slaying galvanized the civil rights movement when Till’s mother, Mamie Till Mobley, had an open-casket funeral in Chicago to show how her 14-year-old son had been […]
  • FILE - In this June 21, 2017 file photo, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks at the State Department in Washington. The Trump administration is poised to declare China among the world’s worst offenders on human trafficking, U.S. officials said Monday, June 26, 2017, putting the world’s most populous country in the same category as North Korea, Zimbabwe and Syria, China’s downgrade is to be announced Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at the State Department when Tillerson unveils the annual Trafficking in Persons Report to Congress. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File) National News

    AP sources: US to say China among worst on human trafficking

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is poised to declare China among the world’s worst offenders on human trafficking, U.S. officials said Monday, putting the world’s most populous country in the same category as North Korea, Zimbabwe and Syria, China’s downgrade is to be announced Tuesday at the State Department when Secretary of State Rex […]
  • Ebony Archie, mother of Kingston Frazier, a 6-year-old boy who was fatally shot, enters the Madison County Justice Court with relatives, in Canton, Miss., Monday, June 26, 2017. A judge said Monday there is probable cause to hold three Mississippi teenagers in the shooting death of Frazier. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) National News

    The Latest: Probable cause to hold teens in child’s death

    CANTON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on 3 Mississippi teenagers charged in connection with the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy (all times local): ___ 1 p.m. A judge says there’s probable cause to hold three Mississippi teens in the shooting death of a 6-year-old boy, who authorities say was in a car stolen from […]
  • Protesters march to oppose a new Texas "sanctuary cities" bill that aligns with the president's tougher stance on illegal immigration, Monday, June 26, 2017, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) National News

    Federal judge considers fate of Texas ‘sanctuary cities’ law

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A federal judge on Monday heard arguments before he decides whether a new Texas “sanctuary cities” crackdown backed by the Trump administration can take effect. U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia appeared interested in how the law signed by Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and scheduled to take effect in September would […]
  • President Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, June 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) National News

    The Latest: Trump hails India’s Modi for boosting economy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with President Donald Trump (all times EDT): 4 p.m. President Donald Trump is congratulating India’s prime minister for leading his country toward economic prosperity. The president welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the White House Monday. During brief Oval Office remarks, Trump praised […]
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    The Latest: DeVos weighs in on Supreme Court church decision

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court ruling for a Missouri church (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Supporters of school vouchers say they hope today’s Supreme Court ruling lays the groundwork for a future decision on whether states can let parents choose to send their children to religious schools through publicly funded programs. […]
  • This undated photo provided by The World Food Prize Foundation shows Akinwumi Adesina, the president of the African Development Bank. Akinwumi the son of a Nigerian farm laborer who rose out of poverty to earn graduate degrees in agricultural economics and spent his career improving the availability of seed, fertilizer and financing for African farmers is the winner of this year's World Food Prize. Adesina, was named this year's recipient Monday, June 26, 2017 in a ceremony at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington.(The World Food Prize Foundation via AP) National News

    World Food Prize goes to African Development Bank president

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The son of a Nigerian farm laborer who rose out of poverty to earn graduate degrees in agricultural economics and spent his career improving the availability of seed, fertilizer and financing for African farmers is the winner of this year’s World Food Prize announced Monday. Akinwumi Adesina, president of African […]
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    The Latest: US to rule on California’s massive water tunnels

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on the first in a series of government rulings on Gov. Jerry Brown’s plans to build $16 billion water tunnels from Northern California (all times local): 10 a.m. Federal agencies say they will release the first in a series of rulings that will determine the fate of Gov. Jerry […]