Mexico murders up with deadliest month in at least 20 years

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's spiraling violence reached new heights with 2,234 murders in June, the country's deadliest month in at least 20 years, according to government data.

  • Written by By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN , Associated Press

For Sanders, path to Trump press secretary began in Arkansas

WASHINGTON (AP) — New White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was schooled in hardscrabble politics — and down-home rhetoric — from a young age by her father, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

  • Written by By JONATHAN LEMIRE and CATHERINE LUCEY , Associated Press

Girl says her mom asked for forgiveness before stabbing her

ATLANTA (AP) — Everyone was asleep when Isabel Martinez began stabbing her children and then fatally stabbed her husband as he tried to seek help, her daughter told a child welfare caseworker.

  • Written by By KATE BRUMBACK , Associated Press

'Juice' will be loose: OJ Simpson granted parole in robbery

LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel-room heist, successfully making his case for freedom in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America's enduring fascination with the former football star.

  • Written by By KEN RITTER , Associated Press