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Doctors: Officer stabbed in neck at airport recovering well

Updated on  June 23, 2017 at 7:51 pm
The Flint, Michigan, airport officer stabbed in the neck during what authorities are investigating as a terrorist act is recovering well from a 12-inch “slash” that caused significant bleeding but spared major arteries and a nerve by “millimeters,” one of his doctors said today. Read More

Pride and prejudice? Race tinges LGBT celebrations

Updated on  June 23, 2017 at 7:50 pm
Gay pride marches in New York City, San Francisco and in between this weekend will have plenty of participants — and also protests directed at them from other members of the LGBT community. Read More

Ferguson attorney: Brown family settlement $1.5M

Updated on  June 23, 2017 at 7:47 pm
The $1.5 million awarded this week to the parents of Michael Brown is the latest of several large settlements involving killings of black people by police, but it’s far from the largest. Read More

Detroit judge halts deportation of Iraqi Christians

A judge today temporarily halted the deportation of more than 100 Iraqi Christians living in the Detroit area who fear torture and possible death if sent back to Iraq. Read More

Psychologist suffered ‘torment’ designing CIA interrogations

A psychologist who helped design the CIA’s harsh interrogation methods in the war on terror has said his participation in the program that involved torturing suspects caused him “great, soulful torment.” Read More

Uber knew fired exec had info at center of Google theft case

Uber acknowledged hiring a former Google engineer — now accused of stealing self-driving car technology — despite having received warnings that he was still carrying around some of his former employer’s property. Read More

U.S. officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections

Protections that have been in place for more than 40 years for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area will be lifted this summer after U.S. government officials ruled today that the population is no longer threatened. Read More

Heat wave boosts burns in Phoenix as ground, cars scald

Updated on  June 22, 2017 at 4:29 pm
The main burn center in Phoenix has seen its emergency department visits double during the heat wave that is scorching the Southwest U.S., including people burning their bare feet on the scalding pavement. Read More

Parole denied for Manson follower Krenwinkel

Updated on  June 22, 2017 at 4:07 pm
Officials denied parole today for convicted killer Patricia Krenwinkel — a follower of cult leader Charles Manson — after considering whether battered women’s syndrome affected her state of mind at the time of the notorious murders nearly five decades ago in California. Read More

Final farewell for U.S. student detained by North Korea

The life of a 22-year-old college student who died this week after being detained for nearly a year and a half in North Korea will be celebrated in an Ohio hometown still stunned by his loss. Read More

Ex-nurse accused of killing dozens charged with murder

Updated on  June 21, 2017 at 4:28 pm
A former Texas nurse who prosecutors say may be responsible for the deaths of up to 60 young children was indicted today on a murder charge for the second time in recent weeks. Read More

In video, girl begs mother for quiet after Castile shooting

In the moments after a Minnesota police officer fatally shot Philando Castile, his handcuffed girlfriend began screaming in the back of a patrol car as her 4-year-old daughter begged her to stop. Read More