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Teen found guilty of killing mom, sister in fire

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — A 17-year-old Kansas boy has been found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder for setting a fire that killed his mother and sister. Continue reading...

U.S. court upholds ban on gun sales to medical marijuana card holders

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court has upheld the government's ban on the sale of guns to medical marijuana card holders. Continue reading...

Tropical Storm Hermine forms in Gulf of Mexico

The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Hermine has formed from a system swirling in the Gulf of Mexico. Continue reading...

Woman reading on beach is run over by trash truck

SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. — Authorities say a Canadian woman lying on a New Jersey beach has been run over by a truck picking up trash. Continue reading...

Mom who withheld pills from son with cancer gets time served

SALEM, Mass. — A Massachusetts woman who withheld potentially life-saving medications from her cancer-stricken son has been set free after pleading guilty to attempted murder. Continue reading...

Trump says he and Mexican leader discussed wall, not payment

MEXICO CITY — Standing alongside the president of Mexico, a measured Donald Trump on Wednesday defended the right of the United States to build a large border wall along its southern flank but declined to repeat his frequent promise to force Mexico to pay for it. Continue reading...

Woman, 27, extorts $10,000, claiming she's underage sex victim

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — A woman has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for extorting more than $10,000 from a sex partner by telling him afterward that she was 15, even though she was 25 at the time. Continue reading...

Woman cites religious freedom law in child abuse defense

INDIANAPOLIS — The attorney for a woman charged with child abuse says Indiana's religious freedom law gives her the right to discipline her children according to her evangelical Christian beliefs. Continue reading...

Islamic State spokesman killed in Syria

BEIRUT — The Islamic State group's spokesman and chief strategist, who laid out the blueprint for the extremist group's attacks against the West, has been killed while overseeing operations in northern Syria, the group has announced. Continue reading...

Agency: Clinton emails on Benghazi found

Subscriber onlyThe State Department says about 30 emails that may be related to the 2012 attack on U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya, are among the thousands of Hillary Clinton emails recovered during the FBI's recently closed investigation into her use of a private server. Continue reading...

EU to Apple: Remit $15B in back taxes

Official: Irish illegally gave firm 0.005% levy rate in ’14

Subscriber only The European Union on Tuesday ordered Apple Inc. to pay nearly $15 billion in back taxes to Ireland, plus billions more in interest. Continue reading...

Off to Mexico to meet its leader, Trump says

Subscriber onlyDonald Trump plans to travel to Mexico today to meet with that country's president just hours before he's to deliver his anticipated speech on immigration. Continue reading...

Club-shooting 911 calls ask why police waited

Subscriber onlyFriends and relatives of the people trapped inside a Florida nightclub during a mass shooting that killed 49 patrons are heard on 911 tapes asking police dispatchers why it was taking so long to rescue their loved ones. Continue reading...

Crime-law overhaul hits barriers

Election-year politics, police shootings slow Congress’ effort

Subscriber onlyHopes for overhauling the nation's criminal justice system have faded in Congress this year, undercut by a spate of summer shootings involving police and the pressure of election-year politics. Continue reading...

2 more schools eschew Mississippi flag

Subscriber onlyTwo more Mississippi universities have stopped flying the state's flag, which prominently features the Confederate battle emblem. Continue reading...

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