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Depp's 'assassin' comments the latest in celebrity anger

Johnny Depp apologized Friday for joking about assassinating Donald Trump during an appearance at a large festival in Britain, the latest example of artists using violent imagery when dealing with … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Trump welcomes man who said Clinton be shot

The Latest on Johnny Depp's remarks about assassinating President Donald Trump during an appearance at the Glastonbury Festival (all times local): 8:15 p.m. An adviser to President Donald Trump's campaign … Click to Continue »

University professor, 2 students overcome by heat near Hatch

Border Patrol agents say they had to rescue a university professor and two of her students who were overcome by heat near Hatch, New Mexico. Agents from the Las Cruces … Click to Continue »

US charges Guantanamo detainee with Bali, Jakarta bombings

A U.S. war court has charged an Indonesian detainee at Guantanamo Bay in connection with the 2002 bombing in Bali that marked Indonesia's deadliest terror strike, according to court documents … Click to Continue »

Witness to Bend police shooting describes incident

Even six months after witnessing the fatal shooting of a man in downtown Bend at the hands of a Bend Police officer, Tony Cota knows what he saw. He was … Click to Continue »

US investigates after lab improperly ships nuclear material

U.S. regulators said Friday they are launching an investigation into the improper shipment of nuclear material from the laboratory that created the atomic bomb to other federal facilities this week, … Click to Continue »

Obama's secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin's election assault

Early last August, an envelope with extraordinary handling restrictions arrived at the White House. Sent by courier from the CIA, it carried "eyes only" instructions that its contents be shown … Click to Continue »

Charity website cites threats in removing hate group labels

A website that maintains a massive database of information about U.S. charities said Friday that it will remove warning labels flagging dozens of nonprofits as hate groups after threats directed … Click to Continue »

Watch this ruling: It could affect coal and climate reviews across the West

Any day now, a federal appeals court in Denver is expected to rule on a case with major repercussions for coal mining on western public lands, one that could potentially … Click to Continue »

Senate repeal bill would let many drop health coverage — and insurers don’t like it

Obamacare insurers are fretting about the Senate Republican bill to replace the Affordable Care Act because it would repeal the individual mandate but – unlike the House bill – not … Click to Continue »

‘... The last time an actor assassinated a president?’: Depp apologizes for Trump joke

Movie star Johnny Depp has been officially condemned by the White House for a controversial joke he made about President Donald Trump while in the United Kingdom on Thursday. Appearing … Click to Continue »

Bryant criticizes mental health as department defends itself

Gov. Phil Bryant on Friday reiterated his position that Mississippi's Mental Health Department isn't doing enough to get people out of institutions, even as the department argues that it is … Click to Continue »

After demands aired, solution to Qatar crisis seems far off

Faced with a sweeping set of demands, Qatar insisted Friday it can indefinitely survive the economic and diplomatic steps its neighbors have taken to try to pressure it into compliance, … Click to Continue »

Alabama game to go on against Fresno State

A university spokeswoman says the University of Alabama football game against Fresno State will go on as scheduled despite California announcing a ban on state travel to the state because … Click to Continue »

Florida governor signs medical marijuana legislation

Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation Friday to implement the medical marijuana amendment voters approved last year. Amendment 2, approved by 71 percent of the voters in November, took effect … Click to Continue »

Court reverses corruption counts in California city scandal

A state appeals court on Friday reversed five of 11 criminal counts against an official convicted in a scheme to bilk millions of dollars from a small California city. The … Click to Continue »

London council evacuates residents amid fire safety concerns

One London community is evacuating some 800 households from five publicly owned apartment towers because of safety concerns following the devastating fire that killed 79 people in a west London … Click to Continue »

A look at recent settlements in fatal police encounters

The St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, this week agreed to a $1.5 million settlement with the parents of Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Attacker may have targeted Flint for airport

The Latest on the investigation into a stabbing of a police officer at the airport in Flint, Michigan (all times local): 4:45 p.m. The FBI says a Canadian man from … Click to Continue »

Senate health bill could leave millions uninsured, increase costs for sick, seniors

The Senate health care bill to replace the Affordable Care Act would likely cause millions of Americans to lose their Medicaid and private insurance marketplace coverage. It also could make … Click to Continue »

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