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APNewsBreak: Military heads want transgender enlistment hold

AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin WASHINGTON (AP) — Military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services, officials said Friday. After meetings this week, the service leaders hammered out an agreement that rejected Army and Air...

Court says verdict in Iowa lottery rigging case was flawed

AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday overturned the conviction of a lottery employee implicated in a nationwide fixing scandal, saying his trial over a rigged $16.5 million Iowa jackpot was tainted by a dawdling investigation....

Accident reported involving military plane at Ohio air show

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a military jet apparently practicing for an Ohio air show has been involved in an accident. Penelope Reed of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office in Dayton says a report was received at 12:31 p.m. Friday of a jet off the end of a...

Prosecutors seek to uphold 'Making a Murderer' confession

AP Photo/Morry Gash MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The confession of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer” was improperly obtained and he should be retried or released from prison, a three-judge federal appeals panel ruled. Brendan Dassey...

Trump signs 'historic' bill to transform VA

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed a bill into law designed to make it easier to fire Department of Veterans Affairs employees. Trump promised during the campaign to dismiss VA workers “who let our veterans down.” He cast Friday’s signing...

Indiana crackdown on opioids sparks more pharmacy robberies

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — As the nation’s opioid epidemic intensified, Indiana cracked down on over-prescribing doctors and “pill mills” catering to people with addictions. The state also took aim at doctor-shopping – the practice of visiting multiple...

Ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio to defend reputation at criminal trial

AP Photo/Matt York PHOENIX (AP) — The political career of Joe Arpaio ended last year when the six-term sheriff of metro Phoenix known for cracking down on illegal immigration and housing inmates in tents outside in the desert heat was trounced in an election that focused on...

ACLU pushes to stop pepper spray at Wisconsin youth prisons

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union is asking a federal judge to order that the Wisconsin Department of Corrections immediately end the use of pepper spray and solitary confinement at juvenile prisons. U.S. District Judge James Peterson...

The Latest: Doctors: Officer stabbed at airport recovering

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into a stabbing of a police officer at the airport in Flint, Michigan (all times local): — 10:45 a.m. Doctors say the Flint, Michigan, airport officer stabbed in the neck during what federal authorities are...

Pride and prejudice? Race tinges LGBT celebrations

AP Photo/Mel Evans NEW YORK (AP) — 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, speaking out against what they see as...