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LAPD releases first body-cam footage after in-custody death

LAPD Body Cam Video

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police released body-camera video on Wednesday showing a bizarre two-hour standoff with a man who inhaled automotive fluid, offered officers a flower and then picked up a metal pipe before he was shot with a bean bag shotgun and stun gun and ultimately died in police...


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Heavy rains bring floods to areas of Texas hit by Harvey

Texas Flood

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Heavy rains along the Texas coast have caused flooding in areas that were hit hard by Hurricane Harvey less than a year ago. National Weather Service meteorologist Tyler Castillo said Wednesday that since Tuesday, rain of 5 to 10 inches (13 to 25 centimeters) was...


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WHAT'S HAPPENING: Trump orders an end to family separations

Trump Immigration-7

After days of mounting pressure, President Donald Trump signed an executive order ending the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the U.S. border illegally. It was a dramatic turnaround for the president, who had insisted, wrongly, that his administration...


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Desperate 911 call played in notorious California abuse case

Shackled Children

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — In a plea to a police dispatcher to “help my sisters,” a 17-year-old girl in a childlike, quivering voice detailed years of abuse she and 12 siblings suffered in a house where she said they were shackled to beds, choked and went unbathed so long the stench was suffocating....


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Behind the making of Jack-Jack, the summer's breakout star

Film-Incredibles 2-Jack-Jack

NEW YORK (AP) — The breakout star of the summer moviegoing season isn’t a dinosaur, an Avenger or anyone aboard the Millennium Falcon. It’s a giggling pipsqueak in diapers. “The Incredibles 2,” which last weekend set a new box-office record for animated films with $182.7 million in ticket sales,...


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The Latest: Rights group: Execution drugs, method need look

Nevada Execution Challenge

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on plans for Nevada’s first execution in 12 years (all times local): 2:30 p.m. An advocate says Nevada’s governor or prisons chief should stop the planned execution next month of a death-row inmate until questions about the process and a never-before-used, three-drug...


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Cardinal Theodore McCarrick punished over abuse finding

Sexual Misconduct Cardinal

NEW YORK (AP) — Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the retired Roman Catholic archbishop of Washington, D.C., has been removed from public ministry and faces further punishment over “credible” allegations that he sexually abused a teenager while a priest in New York more than 40 years ago, the church...


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Guatemalan man recounts anguish of separation from toddler

Immigration Past Separation

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Three-year-old Genesis Gonzalez Lopez giggled excitedly as she played with her father at a sunny Utah park, zipping down a slide again and again into his arms. The happy scene this week in Provo, south of Salt Lake City, was a far cry from what the pair experienced on...


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Judge disputes California aimed to hinder border enforcement

California Immigration Lawsuit-2

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A U.S. judge said Wednesday that he was not convinced California enacted protections for immigrants in the country illegally in an effort to interfere with federal immigration enforcement — potentially undercutting a key argument by the Trump administration in its lawsuit...


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Nevada sets 1st execution in 12 years after fight over drugs

Nevada Execution Challenge

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada plans to carry out its first execution in 12 years using a never-before-tried combination of drugs that drew a court challenge over concerns that a convicted murderer could suffer during the lethal injection. Scott Raymond Dozier is scheduled to die July 11, Department of...


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