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Philadelphia moves to fire 13 officers over Facebook posts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 11:45am

The Philadelphia Police Department is suspending 13 officers with an intent to fire them following an investigation into offensive and sometimes threatening Facebook posts.

The Latest: Man opens fire in Corvallis, Oregon; no injuries

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 11:11am

The Latest on police response to an "active threat" at a plant in Corvallis, Oregon. (all times local):

Women accused in cut-from-womb case charged in baby's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 11:10am

A mother and daughter accused of cutting the baby from a Chicago woman's womb are now also charged with murder in the baby's death.

Report: Texas jail officers didn't make inmate checks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 11:08am

A special inspection conducted at a Texas for-profit jail following an inmate's death in March found that officers weren't doing required cell checks even though their paperwork said otherwise.

Police respond to report of armed person in Oregon city

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:45am

Police are responding to reports of a possible armed person at a Foster Farms plant in Corvallis, Oregon.

Edith Jones, who integrated southern medical schools, dies

Hannah Grabenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:37am

Dr. Edith Irby Jones, the first black student to enroll at an all-white medical school in the south and later the first female president of the National Medical Association, has died. She was 91.

House approves $15 minimum wage, Senate prospects are dim

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:33am

House Democrats approved legislation Thursday to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade, to $15 an hour, but the bill has almost no chance in the Republican-controlled Senate.

Sheriff's deputy, 1 other killed in north Arkansas shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:26am

Authorities say two people, including a sheriff's deputy, have been killed in a shooting in northern Arkansas.

Idaho man exonerated in decades-old murder case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:18am

An Idaho man who spent two decades behind bars for the murder of an eastern Idaho woman after making a false confession has been exonerated.

Pilot accused of flying while drunk in Nevada crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:06am

Authorities say a pilot from Washington state was arrested on suspicion of flying while drunk after a private plane crash and fire at an airport in Nevada.

The Latest: Police: Suspect in family slayings was boyfriend

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:57am

The Latest on the slayings of a Georgia woman and her three young children (all times local):

Utah woman dies after tree falls on her head

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:54am

Authorities say a Utah woman has died after a tree fell on her head.

Trump says critics hate America, despite his own US putdowns

Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:46am

Donald Trump once saw a country that had lost its greatness — its cities wracked with crime, its borders a pathetic sieve, its leadership corrupt, its standing in the world a joke. "The American dream," he said, "is dead."

3rd person charged in contract killing of Florida woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:41am

Police say a third person has been arrested in the contract killing of a Florida woman.

Trump says not happy with backers' 'send her back' chant

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:39am

President Donald Trump said Thursday he was unhappy with his supporters chanting "send her back" after he assailed a young Democratic congresswoman who he's suggested should leave the U.S.

DHS leader says fewer than 1,000 family separations

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:30am

A top Trump administration official said Thursday the number of family separations at the border has fallen since last summer's zero tolerance policy, and they are done only for compelling reasons.

Florida inmate's fake anthrax threat nets a 10-year sentence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:14am

A Florida inmate scheduled to be released next year has gotten another 10 years in prison for sending fake anthrax to a state prosecutor.

Fertility doc told to provide DNA sample for paternity test

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:06am

A judge says a Vermont fertility doctor accused of using his own sperm to impregnate a patient must turn over a sample of his DNA for paternity testing.

US lawmakers propose ban on export of tribes' sacred items

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:04am

New Mexico Democrats are making a renewed push in Congress to ban collectors and vendors from exporting Native American ceremonial items.