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Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Today in History

Today is Sunday, June 25, the 176th day of 2017. There are 189 days left in the year.

By The Associated Press.
Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Yemen to probe alleged interrogation abuses by UAE, US

SANAA, Yemen -- Yemen's internationally-recognized government on Saturday ordered the creation of a committee to investigate allegations of human rights violations, following reports that U.S.

By Ahmed Al-haj Associated Press
Hundreds evacuated in London
Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Hundreds evacuated in London

LONDON -- Britain's fire-safety crisis expanded substantially Saturday as authorities revealed that 27 high-rise apartment blocks across the country have cladding that failed fire safety tests.

By Sylvia Hui And Danica Kirka Associated Press
Wet winter creates hazards on scenic hiking trail in US West
Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Wet winter creates hazards on scenic hiking trail in US West

LOS ANGELES -- Hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail have been detouring California's high Sierra in droves this year because of persistent snow and raging creeks.

By Brian Melley Associated Press
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Big cases, retirement rumors as Supreme Court nears finish
Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Big cases, retirement rumors as Supreme Court nears finish

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court enters its final week of work before a long summer hiatus with action expected on the Trump administration's travel ban and a decision due in a separation of church and state case that arises from a Missouri church playground.

By Mark Sherman
CIA chief: Intel leaks on the rise, cites leaker 'worship'
Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

CIA chief: Intel leaks on the rise, cites leaker 'worship'

WASHINGTON -- CIA Director Mike Pompeo says he thinks disclosure of America's secret intelligence is on the rise, fueled partly by the "worship" of leakers like Edward Snowden. "In some ways, I do think it's accelerated," Pompeo told MSNBC in an interview that aired Saturday.

By Deb Riechmann Associated Press
Scene still resonates for 'Field of Dreams' actor
Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Scene still resonates for 'Field of Dreams' actor

AKRON -- Does playing catch with Kevin Costner in a movie brand you for life? For Dwier Brown, his brief but electric appearance as John Kinsella in the final frames of "Field of Dreams" in 1989 has made him a touchstone for people wanting to share stories of their fathers.

By Clint O'connor Akron Beacon Journal
Over 120 people buried by massive southwest China landslide
Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Over 120 people buried by massive southwest China landslide

BEIJING -- More than 120 people were buried by a landslide that caused huge rocks and a mass of earth to come crashing into their homes in a mountain village in southwestern China early Saturday, officials said.

By Gillian Wong Associated Press
Melania Trump keeps DC entry low key
Jun 25, 2017 4:00 AM

Melania Trump keeps DC entry low key

WASHINGTON -- Two weeks into her new life as a full-time Washingtonian, Melania Trump is staying true to her reputation as more homebody than social butterfly. Not that she hasn't been busy fulfilling her duties as first lady and first mom.

By Darlene Superville Associated Press
Live Asian carp found near Lake Michigan
Jun 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Live Asian carp found near Lake Michigan

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich.

By John Flesher Associated Press
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Remains found off Pa. shore may be crash victim's
Jun 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Remains found off Pa. shore may be crash victim's

(AP) -- Remains found by someone fishing in Lake Erie might belong to one of three victims unaccounted for in a plane crash that killed six people just off the Cleveland shore last year, a Pennsylvania coroner said Friday.

Jun 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Today in History

Today is Saturday, June 24, the 175th day of 2017. There are 190 days left in the year.

Mistrial in cop's murder retrial
Jun 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Mistrial in cop's murder retrial

CINCINNATI -- A second mistrial was declared Friday in the case of a white University of Cincinnati officer who killed an unarmed black motorist during a traffic stop. It's the latest racially charged police shooting case to show the reluctance of U.S. jurors to convict officers.

By Dan Sewell Associated Press
GOP focus: Find health care votes
Jun 24, 2017 4:00 AM

GOP focus: Find health care votes

WASHINGTON -- Cheered on by the White House, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is focusing on finding the votes he'll need to push the Republican plan for dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law through the Senate.

By Alan Fram And Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar Associated Press
N. Korea says it's 'biggest victim' in US student's death
Jun 24, 2017 4:00 AM

N. Korea says it's 'biggest victim' in US student's death

SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea on Friday called itself the "biggest victim" in the death of an American student who was detained for more than a year and died days after being released in a coma.

By Kim Tong-hyung Associated Press
Trump signs law to make VA more accountable for vets' care
Jun 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Trump signs law to make VA more accountable for vets' care

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Friday that will make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire employees, part of a push to overhaul an agency that is struggling to serve millions of military vets.

By Darlene Superville And Jonathan Lemire Associated Press
Turkey rejects demands
Jun 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Turkey rejects demands

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Turkey on Friday rejected a key demand by several Arab states involved in a major dispute with Qatar, saying Ankara has no plans to shut down its military base in the small Gulf country.

By Adam Schreck And Josh Lederman Associated Press
Deliberations continue in police shooting retrial
Jun 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Deliberations continue in police shooting retrial

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Jurors will continue deliberations into a fifth day in a former University of Cincinnati police officer's second trial, longer than the deadlocked jury did in his first trial.

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Jun 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Man sentenced to death penalty in Ohio slaying

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) -- An Illinois man convicted of abducting his estranged girlfriend from Kentucky and killing her along an Ohio interstate has been sentenced to receive the death penalty.

Jun 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Man charged after threatening Ohio congressman

COLUMBUS (AP) -- An Ohio man has been charged with threatening to "assault, kidnap or murder a United States official" after leaving several threatening voicemail messages with Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers' office.