• A 2nd mistrial: Jury deadlocks in Ohio cop's murder retrial

    DAN SEWELL , Associated Press
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    CINCINNATI — A mistrial was declared Friday in the murder retrial of a white University of Cincinnati police officer after the jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked on charges in the fatal traffic stop shooting of an unarmed black motorist. The Hamilton County jury had deliberated...

  • California AG bans state-funded travel to Texas, 3 other states

    By KATHLEEN RONAYNE and SOPHIA BOLLAG , Associated Press
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California's attorney general blocked state-funded travel to Texas and three other states on Thursday in response to what he considers anti-LGBT rights laws enacted this year. Democratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra added Texas, Alabama, South Dakota and...

  • Rhys Millen back at Hill Climb looking to regain Time Attack record

    BY GARRETT KROEGER garrett.kroeger@gazette.com -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    For first time since 2012, Rhys Millen returns to the Time Attack Division of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. And this Sunday, he has some business to take care of. Back in 2012, Millen set a Time Attack division record when he blazed up the mountain in 9 minutes,...

  • Extended warm-up act preps Focus on the Family celebrants for Pence speech

    By stephanie earls stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    When you've run through the prepared program for your 40th anniversary party - the prayers, music, video retrospective, special acknowledgments and guest speakers - and you get the signal to keep going because the vice president needs another five minutes, it's good to have a five-time...

  • London council evacuates residents amid fire safety concerns

    By DANICA KIRKA , Associated Press
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    LONDON— 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 high-rise last week. The move comes as residents of thousands of tower blocks...

  • Trump signs law to make VA more accountable for vets' care

    By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and JONATHAN LEMIRE , Associated Press
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Friday that will make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire employees, part of a push to overhaul an agency that is struggling to serve millions of military vets. "Our veterans have fulfilled their duty to...

  • Microphone cut after Mormon girl reveals she's gay at church

    By BRADY McCOMBS , Associated Press
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    SALT LAKE CITY — A video of a young Mormon girl revealing to her congregation that she is lesbian and still loved by God — before her microphone is turned off by local church leaders — is sparking a new round of discussions about how the religion handles LGBT issues. Savannah, 13,...

  • Disgraced Army general fired after 'inappropriate' relationship with young woman on staff

    Tom Vanden Brook, USA Today
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — The Army has stripped a disgraced former division commander of one star and forced him to retire for having an inappropriate relationship with a female captain on his staff. Wayne Grigsby will leave the service as a one-star general, the Army announced nine months after...

  • JCPenney hiring 45 in Colorado Springs for back-to-school season

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    JCPenney said it is gearing up to hire 250 additional employees in Colorado, including about 45 for its two Colorado Springs stores, for the back-to-school shopping season. The employees will work in customer service and support jobs, including cashier, replenishment specialist,...

  • Military chiefs want hold on transgender enlistments

    LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — Officials say U.S. military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services. Officials familiar with the talks tell The Associated Press the service leaders hammered out an agreement rejecting an Army and Air Force request...

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