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Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, charged in the shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald, takes the witness stand during a hearing in front of Judge Vincent Gaughan Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at the Leighton Criminal Courts Building in Chicago. (Nancy Stone /Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
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  • Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, charged in the shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald, takes the witness stand during a hearing in front of Judge Vincent Gaughan Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at the Leighton Criminal Courts Building in Chicago. (Nancy Stone /Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool) National News

    Judge: Statements by Chicago officer to detective admissible

    CHICAGO (AP) — A judge says statements a Chicago police officer made to a detective shortly after fatally shooting a black teenager can be used by prosecutors at the officer’s murder trial. The judge ruled in the case of Jason Van Dyke, who is charged with first-degree murder in Laquan McDonald’s 2014 shooting. Van Dyke […]
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    Indianapolis police fatally shoot driver following pursuit

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis police say they’ve fatally shot a man who fled following a traffic stop. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department says the 45-year-old man sped away after being pulled over by police about 1:45 a.m. Thursday. Sgt. Kendale Adams tells reporters that officers chased the vehicle and shot the man after the chase […]
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    Police: Man broke into woman’s bedroom, asked to stay night

    PALISADES PARK, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey say a man broke into a woman’s home and lay next to her in bed before asking to spend the night. Palisades Park police say the woman began screaming and the man then fled. Police are on the lookout for the man and released a sketch […]
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    2 arrested in Maryland after $21,000 in alcohol goes missing

    GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Two Maryland men have been charged with taking more than $21,000 worth of alcohol from trucks parked at a county facility. Police in Montgomery County said in a statement that the alcohol was stolen from trucks parked at the Department of Liquor Control warehouse in Gaithersburg. Police say the Department of […]
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    Grandmother: Wounded girl ‘a miracle’ since deadly shooting

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A grandmother of a 7-year-old girl critically wounded in a St. Louis shooting that killed her parents and another man says her granddaughter has brain damage but is showing signs of improvement in a hospital. Lawanda Griffin tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2umuuzK ) that Deniya Irving can move some limbs, […]
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    Teen struck, killed by train in northern Virginia

    CLIFTON, Va. (AP) — Fairfax County police say a 13-year-old girl walking on a bridge was struck and killed by a commuter train in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. The department said on Twitter that the girl was hiking with relatives Wednesday afternoon and was walking on Bull Run Bridge when a train approached. […]
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    Florida man jailed for selling family fake Disney tickets

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A 19-year-old Florida man is accused of selling 13 fraudulent Walt Disney World tickets to a family of tourists. The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office tells the Orlando Sentinel that Branden Bullerin posted the tickets for sale on Craigslist. An arrest affidavit says a woman from Tampa contacted Bullerin on June 18, […]
  • Cardinal George Pell meets the media, at the Vatican, Thursday, June 29, 2017. The Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney says Vatican Cardinal George Pell will return to Australia to fight sexual assault charges as soon as possible. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia) National News

    10 Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SETS TRAVEL RULES The new criteria for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim nations and all refugees require that they have a “close” family or business tie to the U.S. 2. POPE’S FINANCE CHIEF FALLS […]
  • Protesters yell at patrons at the outdoor seating area at the Trump International Hotel, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, in Washington. President Donald Trump is attending a fundraiser at the hotel. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) National News

    Trump trashes media, cheers wins at $10 million fundraiser

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican donors paid $35,000 apiece to hear familiar a message from President Donald Trump: The media, particularly CNN, keep trying to take him down, and yet Republicans just keep on winning elections. He noted with pride that his party had won four special elections this year. The president was whisked a few […]
  • FILE - In this April 15, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. Two House Democrats want to compel the Air Force to detail how much has been spent on trips that President Donald Trump has made to his Florida estate and other properties that he and his family own.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) National News

    Congress seizes lead on Trump’s promise to rebuild military

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump made rebuilding the U.S. armed forces a signature promise during the presidential campaign, but it’s the GOP-controlled Congress that’s leading the way by adding tens of billions of dollars to the annual defense policy bill to pay for active-duty troops, combat aircraft, and ships that he didn’t request. The […]