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The Latest: Supporters cheer as Trump nears Helsinki hotel

Jul. 15, 2018 7:57 PM EDT

TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 9 p.m. Several dozen supporters of President Donald Trump, many waving American flags and sporting "Make America Great Again" caps, have cheered as the U.S. leader neared his hotel in Helsinki before his summit with Russian...

2 admit to manslaughter in NYC house blast; firefighter died

Jul. 15, 2018 12:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two men have pleaded guilty to manslaughter in an explosion at a marijuana grow house that killed a New York City fire battalion chief, prosecutors said. "This is an extremely rare instance where someone is being held criminally responsible for conditions that caused the death of a...

Mexican drug cartel leader set for federal trial

Jul. 15, 2018 12:08 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — A 38-year-old man authorities describe as a former leader of the Zetas drug cartel in Mexico is scheduled for a federal court trial starting Monday in Waco on charges of conspiracy to traffic drugs inland through South Texas, conspiracy to possess firearms and laundering millions of...

Today in History

Jul. 15, 2018 12:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, July 15, the 196th day of 2018. There are 169 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 15, 1971, President Richard Nixon delivered a televised address in which he announced that he had accepted an invitation to visit the People's Republic of China. On this...

Lawsuit filed against 'S-Town' podcast creators by estate

Jul. 14, 2018 8:22 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The estate of the man at the center of the popular "S-Town" podcast is suing the show's creators, saying they exploited details of his private life for financial gain. Craig Cargile, the executor of John B. McLemore's estate filed the lawsuit Thursday in Bibb County, Alabama. The...

Border measures part of Trump's bigger immigration crackdown

Jul. 14, 2018 6:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border caught the attention of the world and prompted mass outrage, but it only tells a small part of the story surrounding the Trump administration's immigration policy. In reality, the government is working to harden the system on multiple...

Man convicted in arson that led to firefighter's death

Jul. 14, 2018 1:57 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man has been convicted of setting a house fire that led to a firefighter's death. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that a federal jury in Bowling Green convicted 44-year-old Steve Allen Pritchard on Thursday of charges of mail fraud and arson that caused a death....

Judge dismisses suit filed by family of man killed by police

Jul. 14, 2018 11:45 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A federal judge's ruling dismissing a lawsuit filed by the family of an unarmed black man fatally shot by an Ohio police officer says the man's civil rights were not violated. Cleveland.com reports U.S. District Judge James Gwin ruled Friday it was a "close and difficult question" whether...

2-year sentence for woman who faked cancer to raise $51,000

Jul. 14, 2018 11:02 AM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A woman who collected $51,000 in donations by claiming she was dying of cancer has been sentenced in New York to two years in federal prison. The Journal News reports Vedoutie Hoobraj apologized to the community and to cancer patients on Friday at her sentencing for wire fraud in...

Trump faults Obama for US response to Russian hacking

Jul. 14, 2018 10:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday scolded the Obama administration for not responding aggressively enough to Russian hacking of Democratic targets in the 2016 U.S. election — cyberattacks underpinning the indictment of 12 Russian military intelligence officers. Trump's first...