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  • What Trump and Putin hope to achieve at Helsinki summit

    HELSINKI (AP) — The outcome of the first summit between the unpredictable first-term American president and Russia’s steely-eyed longtime leader is anybody’s guess. With no set agenda, the summit could veer between spectacle and substance. As Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin head into Monday’s meeting in Helsinki, here’s a look at what each president may […]
  • Summit fever: Trump reaches for big moment with Putin

    HELSINKI (AP) — A face-to-face sit-down with a long-feared foe. Endless media hype. Huge ratings. Although President Donald Trump has met with Russia’s Vladimir Putin twice before, he is eager to recreate in Finland the heady experience that he had last month with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore: a summit that became […]
  • Summit fever: Trump reaches for big moment with Putin

    HELSINKI (AP) — A face-to-face sitdown with a long-feared foe. Endless media hype. Huge ratings. Although President Donald Trump has met with Russia’s Vladimir Putin twice before, he is eager to recreate in Finland the heady experience that he had last month with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore: a summit that became […]
  • California Democratic Party snubs Feinstein, endorses rival

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The California Democratic Party snubbed U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Saturday by handing its official endorsement and a badly needed boost to state Sen. Kevin de Leon, her longshot Democratic challenger. In backing de Leon, a majority of the party’s 360-member executive board ignored Feinstein’s calls to stay neutral in the […]
  • Police: Florida man was plotting to ‘burn’ Jewish neighbors

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Police say a Florida man who was facing eviction was planning to set his building on fire and “burn” Jews. Miami Beach police said Friday that 72-year-old Walter Edward Stolper is charged with attempted murder after detectives found 28 containers with gasoline and explosive materials inside his storage unit. News […]
  • The Latest: Police say 4 protesters arrested after shooting

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a man by a Chicago police officer (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Police say four protesters have been arrested and several police officers slightly injured during scuffles that broke out after a man was fatally shot by a police officer on Chicago’s South Side. Chicago […]
  • US judge criticizes plan to reunify families split at border

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge, responding to a plan to reunify children separated at the border, said he was having second thoughts about his belief that the Trump administration was acting in good faith to comply with his orders. The Justice Department on Friday filed a plan to reunify more than 2,500 children […]
  • Angry crowd protests after Chicago police fatally shoot man

    CHICAGO (AP) — An angry crowd shouted and threw bottles at Chicago police after an officer fatally shot a man on the city’s South Side Saturday, prompting the arrest of at least four demonstrators. Chicago police patrol chief Fred Waller told a news conference that the man was shot in the South Shore neighborhood after […]
  • Police: Paralyzed man zip-tied, used stun gun on dancer

    DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Georgia authorities say a man paralyzed from the waist down paid an exotic dancer to perform at his home and then zip-tied her, demanded sex and shot her with a stun gun. WSB-TV reported Friday that 31-year-old Johnnie Thompson of Decatur is charged with false imprisonment and aggravated assault. DeKalb County […]
  • Investigator: Girl was beheaded after seeing grandmother die

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a 13-year-old Alabama girl with special needs was beheaded after she saw her grandmother killed in a cemetery. Al.com reports that the details emerged Thursday in a Madison County court during a preliminary hearing for 26-year-old Yoni Aguilar. He and 34-year-old Israel Palomino are charged with two counts each […]
  • School identifies Minnesota teen fatally shot by deputies

    CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — A high school principal has identified a 16-year-old student fatally shot by sheriff’s deputies in suburban Minneapolis. Minnetonka High School Principal Jeff Erickson identified Archer Amorosi in a letter to students, families and staff on Saturday. Authorities say Amorosi was suicidal and threatening his mother with knives and a baseball bat. […]
  • Indiana attorney general contests special prosecutor role

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lawyers for Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill have filed court papers challenging the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate whether he drunkenly groped a lawmaker and three legislative staffers. A document filed in Marion Superior Court in Indianapolis also challenges the authority of the state’s inspector general to build a case […]
  • Trump tweets, hits links before high-stakes Putin meeting

    Two days before a high-stakes summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump played golf and tweeted Saturday from one of his namesake resorts, blaming his predecessor for Russian election meddling and lashing out at the free press from foreign soil.
  • Lawsuit filed against ‘S-Town’ podcast creators by estate

    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 lawsuit contends McLemore didn’t […]
  • Man nabbed in wife’s chain saw attack was deported 11 times

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials say a man accused of attacking his wife with a chain saw in front of their children at their Los Angeles-area home had been deported from the U.S. 11 times. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Lori Haley says 32-year-old Alejandro Alvarez-Villegas is a “serial immigration violator.” Alvarez-Villegas was arrested on […]