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Kelly defends Trump's call to war widow, raps congresswoman
WASHINGTON (AP) -- White House chief of staff John Kelly delivered an extraordinary denunciation of a Democratic congresswoman Thursday, accusing her of politicizing what he called a "sacred" presidential effort to console the grieving loved ones of a slain soldier....

Widow of workplace shooting victim says he feared co-worker
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) -- The widow of a man killed in a workplace shooting in Maryland said Thursday that her husband was so concerned about the gunman's explosive temper that he brought it up in church prayer sessions....

Court to review ruling allowing abortion for immigrant teen
HOUSTON (AP) -- An appeals court on Thursday temporarily stayed a judge's ruling that would have allowed a pregnant 17-year-old being held in a Texas facility for unaccompanied immigrant children to obtain an abortion....

Prosecutor grateful for verdict in ex-cop's 4th murder trial
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- An Oklahoma prosecutor said Thursday that he isn't surprised or disappointed that a jury convicted a white former police officer of manslaughter instead of murder in his fourth trial for killing his daughter's black boyfriend....

Deported Mexican man drops lawsuit against US over removal
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- An immigrant who had been shielded from deportation but was sent back to Mexico has dropped his lawsuit against the Trump administration....

Older couples unable to escape wildfires embrace a last time
Some had just celebrated marriages of half a century or longer. They spent their time volunteering and playing with grandchildren. A few had lived through both world wars....

Backyard chicken trend leads to more disease infections
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Luke Gabriele was a healthy 14-year-old football player in Pennsylvania when he began to feel soreness in his chest that grew increasingly painful. After his breathing became difficult, doctors detected a mass that appeared to be a tumor....

Company seeks to build island off Alaska for Arctic drilling
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- America within a few years could be extracting oil from federal waters in the Arctic Ocean, but it won't be from a remote drilling platform....

Obama pushing Democratic governor candidates in 2 states
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- People arrived early and were waiting in line for hours Thursday as former President Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail to stump for Democratic gubernatorial candidates in New Jersey and Virginia....

Thousands eligible for DACA renewals failed to apply in time
WASHINGTON (AP) -- About 21,000-22,000 young immigrants, many brought to the country illegally as children, did not submit their status renewal applications in time....

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