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  • Highway patrol trooper shot in southern Missouri gunfight

    MANSFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a trooper who was shot in southwest Missouri is expected to recover. Patrol spokesman Sgt. Jeff Kinder says the trooper was shot Wednesday morning on a county road near Mansfield in Wright County. The trooper was responding to a call about a suspicious vehicle. Kinder says someone in the vehicle got into a gunfight with the trooper and both were hit. The trooper suffered superficial wounds and was alert and […]

  • U.S. prosecutors want suspected covert Russian agent kept in jail

    WASHINGTON — A 29-year-old gun-rights activist accused of being a covert Russian agent was likely in contact with Kremlin operatives while she lived in the United States, prosecutors said Wednesday in court papers. Mariia Butina had contact information for people who, prosecutors say, were employees of the Russia’s Federal Security Services, or FSB, according to the government. The FBI also observed her dining privately with a Russian diplomat suspected of being an intelligence operative, in the weeks before the envoy’s […]

  • Hometown hero Harper wins thrilling HR Derby over Schwarber

    WASHINGTON — The ball cleared the center field wall, and the sellout crowd roared. Bryce Harper threw his bat in the air, thrust both index fingers skyward and yelled with delight as a shower of streamers rained upon the crowd of 43,698. It could have been a scene from a playoff game. That it was merely the All-Star Home Run Derby mattered not to Harper or the Washington Nationals fans, who were thrilled to see their hometown hero deliver the […]

  • Wave of condemnation hits Trump after summit with Putin

    WASHINGTON — “Bizarre.” ”Shameful.” ”Disgraceful.” That’s the swift and sweeping condemnation directed at President Donald Trump on Monday after he sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a stunning appearance in Helsinki — and that’s just from the Republicans. Lawmakers in both major parties and former intelligence officials appeared shocked, dismayed and uneasy with Trump’s suggestion that he believes Putin’s denial of interfering in the 2016 elections. It was a remarkable break with U.S. intelligence officials and the Justice Department. […]

  • New Mexico passenger bus crash kills 3, injures 24 others

    BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — A crash involving a commercial passenger bus and three other vehicles on a New Mexico highway early Sunday killed three people and injured 24 others, some critically, authorities said. The bus driver took evasive action to avoid hitting the disabled car and its driver, who was ejected. But the bus driver lost control and the bus rolled onto its right side. It was then sideswiped by a semitruck, according to Elder. Rio Rancho Fire Rescue said […]

  • William, Kate’s third child Prince Louis christened

    LONDON (AP) — The third child of Prince William and wife Kate was christened Monday at a royal chapel. The service for Prince Louis was attended by guests including Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, and newlyweds Prince Harry and Meghan. Louis’s siblings Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 3, also watched the ceremony at The Chapel Royal in St. James’s Palace. Kate’s parents and siblings were also there, including her sister Pippa Middleton, who is pregnant. Queen Elizabeth II […]

  • Iceberg 4 miles wide breaks off from Greenland glacier

    LONDON (AP) — An iceberg four miles (six kilometers) wide has broken off from a glacier in eastern Greenland and scientists have captured the dramatic event on video. New York University professor David Holland, an expert in atmospheric and ocean science, told The Associated Press that “this is the largest event we’ve seen in over a decade in Greenland.” A June 22 video of the incident was taken by his wife, Denise Holland of NYU’s Environmental Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. They had camped […]

  • Two arrested in California after leading police on high-speed chase with stolen firetruck

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Police chased a stolen firetruck across four Northern California counties during a wild high-speed pursuit that lasted nearly two hours and ended with two suspects under arrest. Officials say the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District truck worth about $1 million was taken from the scene of a small grass fire Saturday. The truck reached 70 mph (112 kph) as it sped about 85 miles (137 kilometers) through Sacramento, Placer, Yuba and Butte counties. It was eventually stopped […]

  • Moncada, Palka spark White Sox to 10-1 rout of Royals

    CHICAGO (AP) — Daniel Palka and Yoan Moncada each homered and Lucas Giolito tossed two-hit ball into the seventh inning, lifting the Chicago White Sox to a 10-1 victory over the struggling Kansas City Royals on Sunday. Moncada was 3 for 3 with a walk and three runs scored a day after leaving a game with a bruised right knee. Palka also had three hits and two RBIs while Tim Anderson and Kevan Smith each hit a two-run double as […]

  • Pranksters plant Wyoming city’s flower pots with real pot

    POWELL, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming city has discovered its potted plants have literally gone to pot. Officials in Powell believe pranksters planted marijuana seeds in city-owned flower pots this spring, leading unsuspecting city workers to water and care for them. The Powell Tribune reports city Parks and Recreation staff noticed the unauthorized greenery late last month while watering the pots, including one not far from the police station. Parks Superintendent Del Barton says workers pulled two plants on June 29 and […]

  • Thai boys rescued from cave say ‘thank you’ from hospital

    CHIANG RAI, Thailand (AP) — The 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued from a flooded cave in northern Thailand are recovering well and are eager to eat their favorite comfort foods after their expected discharge from a hospital next week. In video messages of the boys shown at a news conference on Saturday, they are seen wearing surgical masks, a safeguard against infection that’s been taken since the last of them were pulled from the Tham Luang cave on […]

  • 21-year-old St. Louis man drowns in eastern Missouri quarry

    FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a 21-year-old man has drowned at an eastern Missouri quarry. The Missouri Highway Patrol says Safion Livingston, of St. Louis, died Friday afternoon after he struggled in the water, went under and did not resurface. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that it’s the second drowning this month at the quarry that lies about 70 miles south of St. Louis. A 19-year-old Chesterfield man died July 4 in the same area. The water-filled quarry, in the Mine […]