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Court panel allows federal execution of Kansas girl’s killer

WASHINGTON (AP) — A panel of federal appeals court judges is letting the U.S. government proceed with the planned execution of a man who kidnapped, raped and killed a 10-year-old Kansas girl. The three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Thursday ...

Navajo Nation wants more say over criminal justice matters

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Shortly after the only Native American man on federal death row took his last breath, his tribe blasted the federal government and accused it of violating the spirit of a law that allows tribes to decide whether to subject their citizens to capital punishment. Lezmond ...

Some Californians didn’t get evacuation alerts in wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Debra DeAngelo went to sleep, she thought the flames chewing through Northern California wine country were too far away to be dangerous. Plus, she had signed up for all the alerts that emergency officials pressed on people after years of catastrophic wildfires. A ...

Thousands expected at March on Washington commemorations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Capping a week of protests and outrage over the police shooting of a Black man in Wisconsin, civil rights advocates will highlight the scourge of police and vigilante violence against Black Americans at a commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and ...

Postal leader defends changes, denies ‘sabotaging’ election

WASHINGTON (AP) — Postmaster General Louis DeJoy told lawmakers Monday that he has warned allies of President Donald Trump that the president's repeated attacks on the legitimacy of mail-in ballots are "not helpful," but denied that recent changes at the Postal Service are linked to the ...

Official says Falwell leaving Liberty; Falwell says he’s not

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jerry Falwell Jr.'s future at evangelical Liberty University was unclear late Monday, with a senior school official saying he had resigned from his leadership post but Falwell telling at least one news outlet that he does not plan to leave permanently. A formal ...

National Guard called out after police shoot Black man

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's governor summoned the National Guard for fear of another round of violent protests Monday after the police shooting of a Black man turned Kenosha into the nation's latest flashpoint city in a summer of racial unrest. Democratic Gov. Tony Evers said 125 ...

Redwoods survive wildfire at California’s oldest state park

BOULDER CREEK, Calif. (AP) — When a massive wildfire swept through California's oldest state park last week it was feared many trees in a grove of old-growth redwoods, some of them 2,000 years old and among the tallest living things on Earth, may finally have succumbed. But an Associated ...

Shipbuilders approve 3-year pact, ending monthslong strike

BATH, Maine (AP) — A 63-day strike at Bath Iron Works — against the backdrop of a pandemic in an election year — came to an end Sunday with shipbuilders voting to return to their jobs producing warships for the United States Navy. With the approval of a three-year contract, the 4,300 ...

AP-NORC poll: Trump faces pessimism as GOP convention opens

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is promising to outline an optimistic vision for America at this week's Republican convention. But he'll be speaking to a public deeply pessimistic about the direction of the country and overwhelmingly dissatisfied with his and the federal government's ...