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Dad of Hawaii boy who vanished in 1997 is sentenced in death

By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — The father of a 6-year-old Hawaii boy who disappeared two decades ago was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison for manslaughter, fulfilling a deal with prosecutors that required him to reveal the location of his son's ...

Court: Police can’t detain immigrants without charges

By MARK PRATT, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts police officers do not have the authority to arrest someone suspected of being in the U.S. illegally if that person is not facing criminal charges, the state's highest court ruled Monday. The Supreme Judicial Court opinion applied ...

Man killing self tells police: ‘Hurry up,’ I’m organ donor

SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) — A Maine man told a 911 dispatcher he was killing himself and first responders needed "to hurry up" because he was an organ donor. Skowhegan police Chief David Bucknam says the man was still breathing when first responders arrived Sunday night but he died a few minutes ...

Trump Jr., Manafort consider private interview with senators

By CHAD DAY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's eldest son and his former campaign chairman won't testify publicly next week and are instead discussing being privately interviewed by a Senate committee investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 election, the panel ...

Spicer out, Sanders and Scaramucci rise in Trump shake-up

By KEN THOMAS and JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sean Spicer abruptly resigned Friday over President Donald Trump's decision to tap a camera-ready financier to lead the beleaguered White House communications team. The departing spokesman said the ...

Federal grand jury indicts US soldier on terrorism charges

By CALEB JONES HONOLULU (AP) — A federal grand jury in Hawaii indicted a U.S. soldier Friday for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State group. Army Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang was arrested by an FBI SWAT team on July 8. Kang was ordered held without bail. Kang will be ...

Brain scans may change care for some people with memory loss

By LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Does it really take an expensive brain scan to diagnose Alzheimer's? Not everybody needs one but new research suggests that for a surprising number of patients whose memory problems are hard to pin down, PET scans may lead to changes ...

Health plan’s fall brings dread for ‘Obamacare’ recipients

By JAMES ANDERSON and CARLA K. JOHNSON, Associated Press DENVER (AP) — One American was able to afford her toddler's latest heart operation. Another had the means to go back to college to pursue her dreams. They and thousands of others were able to do so as beneficiaries of President Barack ...

Trump tweets health bill ‘will get even better’ at lunch

By ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday stepped up the pressure on reluctant Republicans to erase much of Barack Obama's health care law, tweeting, "They MUST keep their promise to America" and vowing the measure would improve at ...

Trump to rally in Ohio’s blue-collar Youngstown on Tuesday

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump is returning to the blue-collar Ohio city where frustrated former Democrats crossed party lines last year to help send him to the White House. The Republican president will appear in Youngstown at 7 p.m. Tuesday for an event at the Covelli ...