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  • Racing stickers pour in for casket of Iowa boy with cancer

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Race drivers and others have been answering the call from an 11-year-old Iowa boy who wants racing stickers to cover his casket after he dies from leukemia. Caleb Hammond's uncle, Chris Playle, told The Des Moines Register that his family brought him home to Oskaloosa, about 55 miles southeast of Des Moines, after determining the painful treatments he'd been undergoing at a Des Moines hospital weren't working and other options offered little hope. 

  • Autistic visitors can proceed with lawsuits against Disney

    ORLANDO, Fla. - A federal appeals court is giving a green light for visitors with autism to proceed with lawsuits against Disney theme parks that claimed not enough was being done to accommodate them. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last week ruled that plaintiffs in 30 lawsuits could proceed in a lower court with their lawsuits alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

  • Hazardous air impacting garbage pickup in Spokane

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The hazardous air outside will impact garbage services on Monday in Spokane.  The City says pickup done by automated trucks that allow employees to remain inside the truck will conduct their normal routes on Monday. However, locations that require the use of smaller, rear-loader trucks that require employees to load garbage into the truck manually may not receive service on  Monday. 

  • State will kill members of wolf pack to protect cattle

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The state of Washington will take steps to kill members of a wolf pack that have been preying on cattle in the northeast corner of the state. The Department of Fish and Wildlife says members of the Togo pack have preyed on cattle three times in the past 30 days, and six times in the past 10 months.  

  • Beating King of Pop, The Eagles have No.1 album of all-time

    NEW YORK - The Eagles' greatest hits album has moonwalked past Michael Jackson's "Thriller" to become history's best-selling album of all-time.    The Recording Industry Association of America told The Associated Press on Monday that the Eagles' album - "Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975" - is now certified 38x platinum, which means sales and streams of the album have reached 38 million copies. 

  • Texas police: Man yells 'Jesus is coming' before stabbing toddler; Neighbor shoots him to stop attack

    LEWISVILLE, Texas  - Police in Texas say a man fatally stabbed his 16-month-old son and was shot in the leg by a neighbor who tried to stop the attack. The stabbing was reported Sunday afternoon in the courtyard of an apartment complex in Lewisville, about 20 miles northwest of Dallas. Lewisville Police Capt. Jesse Hunter says the toddler was rushed to a hospital but later died from his wounds. 

  • Legal battle raging over home owned by Shasta Groene but used by her dad

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - 13 years ago Shasta Groene lived through unimaginable horror. In mid-May, 2005, her mother, her mother's boyfriend, and her oldest brother were murdered in front of her. 8-year-old Shasta was kidnapped and, along with her 9-year-old brother Dylan, tortured and sexually abused for weeks. 

  • Tesla shares fall as CEO admits job stress is getting to him

    Shares of electric car maker Tesla Inc. tumbled about 9 percent Friday after CEO Elon Musk conceded in a newspaper interview that job stress may be getting the best of him. Tesla shares closed at $305.50, their lowest level since Aug. 1, as analysts and business professors questioned whether the company’s board should grant Musk a leave or even replace him with a more seasoned CEO. 

  • Aretha Franklin's funeral set for Aug. 31 in Detroit

    NEW YORK (AP) - Aretha Franklin's funeral will be held Aug. 31 in her hometown of Detroit.    The late singer's publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn, said Friday that the funeral, to be held at Greater Grace Temple, is limited to the Queen of Soul's family and friends.    Public viewings will take place Aug. 28-29 at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

  • Judge tosses signatures on gun initiative

    SEATTLE - A Thurston County judge has thrown out more than 300,000 signatures to put a gun-control initiative on the November ballot. Superior Court Judge James Dixon said the signature petitions for Initiative 1639 did not "comport" with state law. He ordered the secretary of state's office to stop certification of the ballot measure. 

  • No charges expected against kids who shot, killed man who was choking their mom

    FOREST CITY, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina authorities say a man fatally shot by a teenager while strangling the girl's mother had faced domestic violence accusations in multiple states.    The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office said 46-year-old Steven Kelley assaulted the mother at least one other time before the Aug. 8 attack that ended with his death.

  • US pledges to work more closely with states vs. wildfires

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is pledging to work more closely with state and local officials to prevent wildfires and fight those choking California and other western states. 

  • Handcuffed DUI suspect dies in jump from Highway 520 bridge

    SEATTLE, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol says a handcuffed drunken-driving suspect is dead after jumping from the Highway 520 floating bridge into Lake Washington.  Authorities say a trooper stopped the 31-year-old Kirkland man a little after 1:30 a.m. Friday. After being handcuffed, he resisted being placed in the trooper's patrol car and then leaped off the bridge. 

  • WATCH: Women use kids to steal baby formula in California

    A Target store in Southern California gets targeted by a band of thieves.   Adults and children both stealing baby formula from the store.  Surveillance video shows the children in a store helping the adults conceal the formula in Ventura on August 11th.  The thieves hit the store three different times.  Anyone with information is asked to call Ventura Police. Adults And Kids Steal From Target Store
  • Trump cancels military parade, 'maybe next year'

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says he is canceling his plans for a military parade through the streets of Washington because the price was "ridiculously high."  On Twitter, Trump accused local politicians of price gouging, although the projected $92 million cost was largely attributed to Pentagon costs for aircraft, equipment and personnel.  

  • Beer offer kept Minnesota man from jumping off bridge

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Police say two Minnesota beer deliverymen prevented a suicidal man from jumping off an interstate bridge in St. Paul by offering the man a Coors Light.    Authorities say Jason Gable and Kwame Anderson were driving their truck Wednesday morning when they spotted the man clinging to the outer fence of the bridge and asked him if he was OK.

  • Police: Man charged with rape claims he was sleepwalking

    LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Police say a Georgia man accused of crawling into bed with his son's girlfriend and attempting to have sex with her said he'd been sleepwalking.    Citing a police report, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports 54-year-old Ricardo Arturo Cole Sr. was arrested on a rape charge Wednesday.    The victim was asleep April 8 in a home that her boyfriend and Cole shared.

  • Police work to stop overdoses after 76 fall ill in Connecticut

    Police swarmed a Connecticut park near Yale University and searched people’s homes for drugs Thursday in an effort to prevent more overdoses from a batch of synthetic marijuana blamed hospitalizing more than 70 people. Social workers and mental health professionals also responded to the New Haven Green, where most of the overdoses happened Wednesday.

  • Can Twitter change its 'core' and remain Twitter?

    NEW YORK (AP) - After long resisting change, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey wants to revamp the "core" of the service to fight rampant abuse and misinformation. But it's not clear if changing that essence - how it rewards interactions and values popularity - would even work.

  • Google clarifies it tracks users who pause location history

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google has changed a help page that erroneously described how its "Location History" setting works, clarifying for users that it still tracks their location even if they turn the setting off.    The change comes days after an Associated Press investigation revealed that several Google apps and websites store user location even if users have turned off Location History.

  • $92M is new estimate for Trump military parade; big increase

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A U.S. official says the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump would cost about $92 million - more than three times the maximum initial estimate.    The official - who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss plans that haven't been released yet - says about $50 million would cover Pentagon costs for equipment, personnel and other support for the November parade in Washington.

  • Sheriff: Student airlifted after stabbing at Oklahoma school

    LUTHER, Okla. - Investigators say a student has been airlifted to a hospital after a stabbing at a central Oklahoma high school. Oklahoma County sheriff's spokesman Mark Opgrande says deputies were called to Luther High School in the small town of Luther following the reported stabbing Thursday morning.  

  • Kentucky teen fakes her own kidnapping to get $400 from her dad

    CORBIN, Ky. - A Kentucky teenager staged her own kidnapping and demanded ransom money from her father, according to police.  On Monday, Mark Farley reported that his 19-year-old daughter, Abbygail Farley was missing. The next day, the father received a text message from Abbygail's phone and a message on Facebook Messenger saying Abbygail had been kidnapped.

  • Colorado man arrested after pregnant wife, 2 children vanish

    FREDERICK, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado man has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of his pregnant wife and their two young children, authorities say, after previously telling media how upsetting it was to be alone in their normally bustling house after they vanished earlier this week. Chris Watts, 33, was taken into custody Wednesday, according to police in the town of Frederick, about 28 miles (45 kilometers) north of Denver.

  • Trump wants federal suit against opioid manufacturers

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to file a federal lawsuit against certain companies that supply and manufacture opioids.    Speaking during a Cabinet meeting Thursday, Trump said he's directing Sessions to file a separate lawsuit, rather than joining existing lawsuits filed by states affected by the spread of the often-lethal, highly-addictive drugs.

  • Picture of baby inside heart made out of in-vitro fertilization needles goes viral

    A picture depicting the challenges of in-vitro fertilization has gone viral. The image was snapped by Packer Family Photography in Glendale, Arizona.  It's of a baby inside a heart made out of I-V-F needles.  The photographer posted it up on her Facebook page and its already racked up thousands of likes and comments.

  • State agency has made no decision on killing wolves

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The state of Washington has not made a decision on whether it will kill members of a wolf pack that have been preying on cattle. Members of the Togo pack are suspected of attacking five head of cattle in the past 10 months in the northeast corner of Washington. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is gathering more information about the incidents, which began last November. 

  • John Lennon's killer up for parole for the 10th time

    John Lennon's killer is working to gain his freedom for the tenth time.  Mark David Chapman makes his tenth trip to a New York State parole board next week.  Chapman has been incarcerated since 1980 after gunning down Lennon outside the singer's Manhattan apartment building.  Two years ago the parole board kept Chapman behind bars citing the premeditated and "celebrity-seeking" nature of the crime.  

  • Phoenix man drowns in Coeur d'Alene Lake

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A Phoenix, Arizona man drowned in Coeur d'Alene Lake Wednesday night. Deputies responded to Sweede Bay just before 8:00 pm for a report of a missing person. The first deputy to arrive on scene found a man in about 15 feet of water. A civilian jumped in and pulled man to the surface where life-saving measures began.

  • 2-year-old Indonesia boy smokes forty cigarettes a day

    One toddler in Indonesia doesn't throw tantrums over toys. He gets upset when he can't smoke.  Two year old "Rapi" smokes forty cigarettes a day.  He started smoking used cigarette butts near his mom's market stall. Shoppers then started giving him cigarettes while passing by the store.  Rapi's mom purchases two packs a day to keep her son satisified.  She says he will "cry all day" when not given the chance to smoke. 

  • Odor diverts Philadelphia-bound flight to North Carolina

    PHILADELPHIA - A Frontier Airlines jetliner has arrived in Philadelphia nine hours after an odor forced it to land in North Carolina. Flight 1674 landed around 5 a.m. Thursday. Its 230 passengers and seven crew members were scheduled to arrive at 8 p.m. Wednesday from Orlando, Florida, but an odor in the cabin caused the flight to divert to Raleigh, North Carolina. 

  • All mandatory evacuations lifted for Carr fire in California

    LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) - Officials have lifted all mandatory evacuation orders for a deadly blaze in Northern California that destroyed nearly 1,100 homes and killed eight people.    The California Department of Fire and Forestry Protection said Wednesday that people are now allowed back in the areas in and around the city of Redding that were impacted by the wildfire that has been burning for more than three weeks.

  • British Columbia declares state of emergency over wildfires

    VICTORIA, British Columbia (AP) - The Canadian province of British Columbia has declared a state of emergency due to hundreds of wildfires burning across the Pacific Coast province.    Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth says Wednesday's declaration applies to the entire province and ensures federal, provincial and local resources can be delivered in a coordinated manner.

  • Colorado baker who refused to make cake for gays sues again

    DENVER (AP) - A Colorado baker who insisted his religious beliefs justified his refusal to make a wedding cake for a gay couple — an argument partly supported by the U.S. Supreme Court — has sued the state again for opposing his refusal to bake a cake celebrating a gender transition, his attorneys said Wednesday.

  • Forgotten remnant of Berlin Wall found in central district

    BERLIN (AP) - A local official has discovered a forgotten remnant of the Berlin Wall close to the new headquarters of Germany's foreign intelligence service. It's the second long-lost piece of the barrier to be identified and given protected status this year.

  • Tester campaign disavows Pearl Jam poster

    HELENA, Mont. - U.S. Sen. Jon Tester's campaign is disavowing a Pearl Jam concert poster that shows a burning White House and what appears to be the skeleton of President Donald Trump. The Montana Democrat's campaign spokesman, Chris Meagher, said Wednesday that campaign officials never saw the poster before the show, they don't like it and that they don't condone violence of any kind.

  • Trump makes good on threat to revoke Brennan's clearance

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is revoking the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan, who served in the Obama administration.    White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced the decision at a White House briefing Wednesday, following through on the president's recent threat.

  • Idaho couple's birthday cave adventure turned into rescue

    JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - An Idaho couple who got lost inside a mazelike ice cave in Wyoming for nearly two days before being rescued had planned the adventure as a fun way to celebrate the husband's birthday.    Spencer Christiansen, who turned 31 on Saturday, said the best part about being rescued from the Darby Canyon Ice Case was when the rescue team sang "Happy Birthday" to him.

  • Phoenix father faces murder charges for beating man who tried to get into daughter's bathroom stall

    PHOENIX - A father in Phoenix is facing a murder charge for allegedly beating a man to death after the man followed his daughter into a store bathroom. According to police documents, Melvin Harris III admitted to punching a man on August 2 outside a QuikTrip gas station. Harris had gone to the convenience store to pick up his daughter and friends when a man asked him for money in the parking lot, police say.

  • US productivity grew at strong 2.9 percent rate in Q2

    WASHINGTON - U.S. productivity grew at an annual rate of 2.9 percent in the second quarter, the fastest pace in more than three years, while labor costs actually fell. The Labor Department said Wednesday that the April-June increase in productivity followed a much weaker 0.3 percent rate of gain in the first quarter. It was the strongest advance since a 3.1 percent gain in the first quarter of 2015. 

  • A rising concern? After straws, balloons get more scrutiny

    NEW YORK - Now that plastic straws may be headed for extinction, could Americans' love of balloons get deflated too?  the celebration of releasing balloons into the air has long bothered environmentalists, who say the pieces that fall back to earth can be deadly to seabirds and turtles that eat them. So as companies vow to banish plastic straws, there are signs balloons will be among the products getting more scrutiny

  • Filing: Waffle House shooting suspect found unfit for trial

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Prosecutors are seeking a court hearing after the suspect in a deadly shooting at a Tennessee Waffle House was deemed presently incompetent for trial and in need of hospitalization.    Nashville Deputy District Attorney General Roger Moore filed the motion in 29-year-old Travis Reinking's case Tuesday.

  • Italian bridge collapse sends cars plunging, killing 26

    MILAN (AP) - A 51-year-old highway bridge in the Italian port city of Genoa collapsed in a driving rain Tuesday, killing at least 26 people and injuring 15 others as it sent dozens of vehicles tumbling into a heap of concrete and twisted steel. Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte called it “an immense tragedy ... inconceivable in a modern system like ours, a modern country.”

  • Utah firefighter who died in California offered to help

    DRAPER, Utah (AP) - Utah firefighter Matthew Burchett said goodbye to his wife and 7-year-old son in early August, volunteering to travel with 37 fellow firefighters from his state to help battle record-setting blazes in California.    Burchett died Monday night while fighting the largest blaze in California history, the Mendocino Complex fire north of San Francisco.

  • Michigan girls escape kidnapping by punching, kicking and throwing coffee on suspect

    MILLINGTON, Mich. - A group of young girls were nearly kidnapped during a trip to a Michigan gas station last week, but fought back and were able to get away. Police say the girls did everything right, and the man suspected of trying to nab the girls has been taken into custody.

  • 10 injured in apparent natural gas explosion in Denver

    DENVER - Firefighters say 10 people have been injured, one critically, after an apparent natural gas explosion in Denver. A portion of a brick rowhouse was leveled in Tuesday's blast just south of downtown. Denver Fire Department spokesman Capt. Greg Pixley said some of those injured were burned.   

  • Virginia boy, 2, dies after fall from 24th-floor balcony

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. - A toddler has died after falling from a 24th-floor balcony at the same northern Virginia apartment complex where a 3-year-old fell from an open window and died months ago.  Fairfax County police said in a statement Tuesday that an adult caregiver was helping another child in the apartment Monday afternoon when the 2-year-old boy fell to his death from a balcony at the Skyline Towers Apartments in Falls Church.    

  • DREAM JOB: Live on a Greek island and take care of 55 cats

    I'm more of a dog person, but if there is a place that is willing to pay me to live on an island in Greece and take care of cats, I'll become a feline fanatic.  Well, there is someone offering such a job right now and they claim it's a real opening.  God's Little People Cat Rescue posted on Facebook that they are looking for someone who can look after 55 cats on a little Greek island paradise called Syros. 

  • City Council moves to preserve famed Seattle music venue

    SEATTLE, Wash. - An iconic Seattle music venue that could've been slated for destruction has been given a temporary reprieve  The City Council voted 8-0 Monday to include the Showbox in the Pike Place Market historic district. KOMO reports that would temporarily stop plans to construct a 44-story building on the site by a Vancouver, B.C. development company, the Onni Group.  

  • Police look into video of man spanking hippo at LA Zoo

    LOS ANGELES - Police are investigating after a video shows a man spanking a hippopotamus at the Los Angeles Zoo. The video shows the man crossing a railing last week and sneaking up on two hippos, Rosie and Mara. He smacks Rosie on the rear and her mother lifts her head as the man runs off and raises his arms in gesture of victory. 

  • 22 dead and 8 injured in Italy bridge collapse

    GENOA, Italy - Italian deputy transport minister Edoardo Rixi says the number of victims in the Genoa highway bridge collapse has risen to at least 22 dead and eight injured. Rixi told Sky TG24 that, as he was speaking, emergency response crews were recovering a body from an automobile that was suspended on a central part of the bridge.

  • Taliban storm Afghan army base, kill 17 troops

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The spokesman for the Defense Ministry in Kabul says the Taliban have overrun a military base in northern Afghanistan, killing 17 soldiers and wounding at least 19 troops.  Ghafor Ahmad Jawed says the insurgents overrun the base late on Monday night in Faryab province, in the district of Ghormach,

  • Trump calls former aide Omarosa a 'dog'

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is calling his former adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman a "dog."  Manigault Newman has released several audio recordings from her time as a Trump assistant at the White House, including one with the president in which he said nobody told him she had been fired. Manigault Newman also says she has heard audio ...

  • Trump lashes out on Twitter at 'Wacky Omarosa'

    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. - President Donald Trump is lashing out at former White House adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman, calling her "Wacky Omarosa" and saying she has been "fired for the last time." Manigault Newman, who has authored a book entitled "Unhinged," has released audio recordings she made, including one of her firing by chief of staff John Kelly in the Situation Room. 

  • PHOTOS: Illinois man rescued from mud with parrot perched on his shoulders

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. - Firefighters had to rescue a southwestern Illinois man from deep mud after he became stuck while trying to reach his pet parrot.    Belleville firefighters were called Sunday afternoon to the city's Bicentennial Park after a visitor heard the man calling for help. Fire Chief Tom Pour tells the Belleville News-Democrat the mud from the lake being dredged was like quicksand.

  • Glacier National Park expands fire evacuations

    WEST GLACIER, Mont. - A wildfire is forcing evacuations in the most heavily-trafficked area of Glacier National Park and has destroyed an unknown number of structures around Lake McDonald. The National Park Service said the 25-site Sprague Creek campground was being evacuated Monday, a day after the fast-moving fire forced the evacuation of 82 rooms at the historic Lake McDonald Lodge.  

  • Former WWE star Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart dies at 63

    WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. - Jim "The Anvil Neidhart, who joined with Bret Hart to form one of the top tag teams in the 1980s with the WWE, has died. He was 63. The Pasco Sheriff's Office said Neidhart fell at home, hit his head and "succumbed to his injury" on Monday in Wesley Chapel, Florida. No foul play was suspected.

  • Woman at Staples: Not shoplifting, just pregnant with twins

    PINEVILLE, N.C. - A pregnant woman shopping at Staples says she was confronted about what she was concealing beneath her shirt: "Twins," she said. Sherell Bates tells WSOC-TV she was at the register paying for back-to-school supplies Friday when a police officer had her step aside and explain what was under her shirt. 

  • Reports: Aretha Franklin is seriously ill

    NEW YORK - Aretha Franklin is seriously ill, according to a person close to the singer. The person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to publicly talk about the topic, told The Associated Press on Monday that Franklin is seriously ill. No more details were provided.    

  • Jury backs man who claims Roundup weed killer caused cancer

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco jury on Friday ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto to pay $289 million to a former school groundskeeper dying of cancer, saying the company’s popular Roundup weed killer contributed to his disease.

  • 6 cars swallowed by sinkhole under outlet mall parking lot

    LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - Six cars are trapped by a sinkhole that's opened up in the parking lot of a Pennsylvania outlet mall.    WGAL-TV reported that the hole swallowed the vehicles at about 4:30 p.m. Friday at Tanger Outlets just east of Lancaster City.    A woman tells the station she was inside one of the vehicles during the collapse, and described it like an earthquake. Bystanders helped her get out safely.

  • Shooting in Canadian city leaves 4 dead, including 2 police

    TORONTO (AP) - A shooting in a small Canadian city early Friday left four people dead, including two police officers, under circumstances that were not yet explained but struck a nerve in a country that has been roiled in recent months by several instances of mass violence.

  • Police: Woman stabbed 29 times in street in front of son

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - Police in Louisiana say a mother was pushing her 1-year-old son in a stroller when her boyfriend stabbed her 29 times and left her to die in a street alongside her crying son.    Gretna Police Chief Arthur Lawson tells news outlets 35-year-old Traniel Gray died of stab wounds to the face, neck and body.

  • Tacoma fugitive returned to US after decade on the run

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A former Tacoma man wanted for investigation of second-degree murder has been returned to Washington state after more than a decade on the run.    The Pierce County Prosecutor's Office says 32-year-old Jesus Richard Mederos was arrested last year in Cuernavaca, in the Mexican state of Morelos, to face charges in the shooting death of 18-year-old Robert Tapia in October 2006.

  • WATCH: 3 suspects rob taco truck in Los Angeles

    Police in Los Angeles are looking for three suspects who robbed a taco truck at gun point.  Security camera footage shows three hooded men entering and robbing the food truck.  One of the suspect is shown pistol whipping an employee, who is on the ground.  The suspects were unable to enter a safe on the truck.  They would up stealing cells phones and wallets from the two workers.  The robbery is under investigation. 

  • WATCH: Little girl not happy about going to kindergarten

    Kindergarten apparently wasn't all that, at least not for one little girl, who's not off to a good start with it. Rebeca Maldonado's little girl Brielle came to the end of her first day of kindergarten in Bolingbrook, Illinois and she was at the end of her rope.  In the video you can see her as she walks through the line to be picked up, she gives a rather mild "high-five" to one of her teachers.  

  • Police chief 'shaken' after son accused of beating Sikh man

    MANTECA, Calif. - A California police chief says his family is "shaken to the core" after his son was arrested in the beating of a 71-year-old Sikh man. Eighteen-year-old Tyrone McAllister and a 16-year-old boy could face charges including attempted robbery, elder abuse and assault following Monday's attack in Manteca. 

  • Pence outlines plan for new Space Force by 2020

    WASHINGTON - Vice President Mike Pence has announced plans for a new, separate U.S. Space Force as sixth military service by 2020 Pence says it's needed to ensure America's dominance in space amid heightened competition and threats from China and Russia. He says that while space was once peaceful and uncontested, it is now crowded and adversarial.

  • Canadian police say at least 4 dead in shooting

    FREDERICTON, New Brunswick Police in the eastern Canadian city of Fredericton, New Brunswick say at least four people have been killed after a shooting.  Fredericton police are asking residents to avoid the area and stay in their homes. The circumstances of the shooting are unclear at this point. 

  • Police chief 'shaken' after son accused of beating Sikh man

    MANTECA, Calif. (AP) - A California police chief says his family is "shaken to the core" after his son was arrested in the beating of a 71-year-old Sikh man.    Eighteen-year-old Tyrone McAllister and a 16-year-old boy could face charges including attempted robbery, elder abuse and assault following Monday's attack in Manteca. 

  • Atlanta school: No more Pledge of Allegiance to start day

    ATLANTA (AP) - Students at an Atlanta school will no longer say the Pledge of Allegiance to start their school day.    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School on Tuesday announced the change in a news release.

  • Oregon deputy saves K9 partner exposed to heroin with Narcan

    CLACKAMAS COUNTY, Ore. - An Oregon K-9 was saved by a donated Narcan kit after she was exposed to heroin during a jail search Tuesday night. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office reports that at about 7:30 p.m., K9 Abbie and handler Deputy Eliseo Ramos were conducting a routine search for contraband in the E block of the Clackamas County Jail.

  • Pence outlines plan for new Space Force by 2020

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence has announced plans for a new, separate U.S. Space Force as sixth military service by 2020    Pence says it's needed to ensure America's dominance in space amid heightened competition and threats from China and Russia. He says that while space was once peaceful and uncontested, it is now crowded and adversarial.

  • Judge: Arkansas man who tried to take jet to get mental exam

    TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - A young Arkansas man accused of trying to steal a small commercial jet will undergo a mental evaluation.    The Texarkana Gazette reports that a Miller County judge on Tuesday approved a defense attorney's request for a mental evaluation for 18-year-old Zemarcuis Devon Scott.

  • Indiana troopers bust truck hauling lettuce hiding $1M worth of marijuana

    PUTNUM COUNTY, Ind. - Indiana State Police troopers say a commercial vehicle inspection led to a massive marijuana bust Wednesday. Troopers stopped the tractor trailer around 7:30 a.m. for a commercial vehicle inspection on eastbound I-70. During the inspection process, troopers searched the trailer and found 260 pounds of marijuana concealed in a load for fresh lettuce.

  • Cincinnati officials call for changes after 11-year-old shocked with stun gun by police

    Cincinnati officials are calling for changes to police policy after an officer used a stun gun on an 11-year-old Ohio girl who was suspected of shoplifting.    Cincinnati's vice mayor has proposed raising the minimum age for stun gun use from 7 to 12 years old. Officers are currently told they can use them on 7 to 70-year-old suspects actively evading arrest. 

  • Crocs closes the last of its manufacturing plants, executive resigns

    Footwear maker Crocs is closing the last of it's manufacturing plants. The company says it has already closed its plant in Mexico, and one in Italy will close soon.  It's unclear how it will continue to produce its products. In addition, the company's executive vice president and chief financial officer Carrie Teffner is leaving.  Crocs became popular among hospital, restaurant workers, boating fans and others on their feet all day after its 2002 launch. 

  • WATCH: Man falls from 30ft border wall in California

    Newly released surveillance footage shows a person falling from the border wall.  It happened Sunday at the U.S.-Mexico border. The video shows the man falling from the wall, which is 30 feet high.  Border patrol agents discovered the man, severely injured near an outlet mall in Calexico, California.  Agents provided aid and comfort till officials arrived.  The man was taken by helicopter to a hospital in Palm Springs.

  • Video released in fatal Nashville officer-involved shooting

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A Tennessee District Attorney released footage this week of the officer-involved shooting death of Daniel Hambrick in Nashville on July 26th. The video shows the moments Daniel Hambrick was shot and killed by Metro Police Officer Andrew Delke. After the footage was released Wednesday, Nashville Mayor David Briley held a press conference to announce the institution of a policy to make sure Nashville is fighting crime effectively. 

  • Puerto Rico concedes Hurricane Maria deaths more than 1,400

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico has conceded that Hurricane Maria killed more than 1,400 people on the island last year and not just the 64 in the official death toll. The government acknowledged the higher death toll with no fanfare in a report submitted to Congress this week in which it detailed a $139 billion reconstruction plan for the island.  

  • Breastfeeding mother asked to cover up... so she did

    A Texas woman breastfeeding her 3-month-old son says she was asked by a stranger to cover up, so she did. She put a cover over her head.  Melanie Dudley told The Today Show that she usually tries to nurse her baby as discreetly as possible, but said she was speechless when the stranger approached her and asked her to cover up.  

  • Analyst: No profile exists for school shooters

    SUNRISE, Fla. - A crime analyst has told a Florida commission investigating February's high school massacre that there is no personality profile that can predict campus shooters. Analyst Nevin Smith said Thursday that the FBI, Secret Service and other researchers who have examined school shootings over the past 20 years agree that no profile exists.

  • Russia weighs retaliation to US sanctions

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Russia says it is considering retaliatory measures to new U.S. sanctions over the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy in the English city of Salisbury.  Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Thursday the restrictions represent a new attempt to "demonize Russia."

  • Seattle collects over $10M in first 6 months of soda tax

    SEATTLE, Wash. - Seattle has accumulated more than $10 million in the first six months of its tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. The Seattle Times reports as of Tuesday, the city's Finance and Administrative Services department had received $5.8 million in second-quarter payments.    Department spokeswoman Cyndi Wilder says together with $4.7 million in first-quarter payments, the tax has raised $10.5 million to date. 

  • Rescuers free man trapped under truck for at least 2 days

    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho man is recovering after being pinned underneath his truck for at least two days after it rolled into a ravine.    Joe Rightmire's sister, Tasha Goforth, found the 21-year-old pinned under the pickup near Idaho Falls on Monday night after he had been missing for several days.

  • Oscars add popular film category, sets earlier air date

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Oscars are adding a new category to honor popular films and promising a brisk three-hour ceremony on a much earlier air date of Feb. 9, 2020.    John Bailey, the newly re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, says in an email to members Wednesday morning that the Board of Governors met Tuesday night to approve the three major changes.

  • Police make arrest in North Carolina lemonade vendor robbery

    MONROE, N.C. (AP) - Deputies in North Carolina have arrested a suspect who they say robbed a 9-year-old lemonade vendor of $17 at gunpoint, an incident which led to more than $200 in donations and a riding lawn mower.    Tony Underwood of the Union County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday detectives obtained security camera footage which showed a person who matched the suspect's description and was in proximity to the robbery scene.

  • Man upset by wife's illness kills them both at hospital

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) - A man who said he wanted to end his ailing wife's suffering shot her to death in her bed at a suburban New York hospital Wednesday and then killed himself, police said. Richard DeLucia, 71, left a note at the couple's condo indicating he was distraught about how his wife, Ann, 70, was suffering and wanted to put a stop to her ordeal, Westchester County police spokesman Kieran O'Leary said. 

  • Colorado college reprinting up to 9.2K diplomas to fix typo

    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado university is offering to reprint up to 9,200 diplomas after the outgoing editor of the school newspaper found a big typo.    Alec Williams was checking to make sure his name was spelled correctly on his Colorado Mesa University diploma when he noticed it said "Coard of Trustees" instead of "Board of Trustees" in Old English font.

  • NYC moves to rein in Uber with cap on ride-hail vehicles

    NEW YORK (AP) - New York City is reining in the growth of Uber, Lyft and other app-based ride services with a temporary cap on new cars picking up fares.    The City Council approved a package of bills Wednesday that included a one-year moratorium on new licenses for for-hire vehicles while the city studies the rapidly changing industry. 

  • Prosecutor: Man at New Mexico compound trained kids for school shooting

    TAOS, N.M. (AP) - The father of a missing Georgia boy was training children at a New Mexico compound to commit school shootings, prosecutors said in court documents obtained Wednesday, as authorities waited to learn if human remains found at the site were those of the boy.

  • Trial set for man charged with harassing Yellowstone bison

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - A 55-year-old Oregon man who was arrested after causing disturbances in three national parks, including harassing a bison in Yellowstone, will remain jailed until his bench trial later this month.

  • Spokane County detectives travel to Florida to make cold case murder arrest

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - It's been an agonizing two and a half years for the family of murder victim Cory Fowler, but this week, they finally have justice. The Fowler's got a call from detectives Wednesday to inform them they had made an arrest in connection to their son's brutal murder. KHQ's Hayley Guenthner had been working with the Fowler family over the summer to feature Cory's case in her weekly Cold Case series.

  • Woman tells police shouldn't be arrested because she's a 'clean, thoroughbred, white girl'

    BLUFFTON, S.C. (AP) - Police in South Carolina say a woman they saw speed through a stop sign at 60 mph (97 kph) told officers she needn't be arrested because she's a "very clean, thoroughbred, white girl." 

  • WikiLeaks says Senate panel seeks interview with Assange

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate Intelligence Committee wants to interview WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as part of its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.    That's according to WikiLeaks, which tweeted Wednesday that a letter was delivered to Assange in London seeking a "closed interview" with committee staff at a "mutually agreeable time and location."

  • 'It's a miracle': cat found weeks after house explosion

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas woman says "it's a miracle" that she's been reunited with her cat three weeks after an explosion destroyed her home.    The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Ashley Nadeau posted to her Facebook page Tuesday that her cat was found in a pipe at the site of her destroyed home in Topeka.    Kunimitsu went missing after the July 19 explosion that destroyed Nadeau's home and two other houses.

  • Cashmere man dies while climbing Forbidden Peak in North Cascades

    The National Park Service says a 60-year-old man died after falling while climbing a mountain peak in northwest Washington state.    The Seattle Times reports the Skagit County Coroner's Office identified the man as Eric Lindblom of Cashmere.    The park service says Lindblom was free climbing Forbidden Peak in the North Cascades with a group Sunday, and he fell about 100 feet (30 meters).   

  • New Jersey man arrested after leaving dog to drown in cage

    Authorities have arrested a New Jersey man who is accused of leaving a young pit bull mix to drown in a cage at water's edge in a rising tide.    Aaron Davis faces a court appearance Wednesday. The 36-year-old is charged with animal cruelty, attempting to cause death or serious injury to an animal and other offenses.    

  • Holy cow! Bovine herd helps police corral suspect in Florida

    SANFORD, Fla. - A herd of 16 cows helped police officers in Florida corral a fleeing suspect who bailed out of a car and ran through a pasture.    A Seminole County Sheriff's helicopter captured the Sunday night incident on video as the crew gave play-by-play to officers on the ground. A crew member offered this nugget to pursuing officers: "If you see a large group of cows, they're literally following her." 

  • Cincinnati Police: 11-year-old stealing from market shocked with Taser

    CINCINNATI - An 11-year-old girl who Cincinnati police say was stealing from a supermarket has been shocked with a Taser stun gun. Police say the incident happened around 9:30 p.m. Monday at a Kroger in Cincinnati. Authorities say the officer suspected the girl was using a backpack to shoplift when he approached her. Police say the girl resisted and fled before she was shocked.  

  • Remains of unidentified boy found at New Mexico compound

    AMALIA, N.M. (AP) - Investigators found the remains of an unidentified young boy after raiding a compound in New Mexico where they suspect a father had taken his severely disabled son after saying he wanted to perform an exorcism on the child and abducting him in Georgia, authorities said Tuesday.

  • Man who jumped out of freezer and died was cold-case suspect

    NEW YORK (AP) - A man who jumped out of a freezer and threatened employees with a knife at a New York City brunch spot and then died was a suspected cold-case killer who had just been released from jail in Boston, authorities revealed on Monday. Carlton Henderson screamed “Away from me, Satan!” as he rushed out of the walk-in freezer at Sarabeth’s on Manhattan’s Upper West Side Sunday morning, police said.

  • Salon turns away disabled woman, Walmart cashier steps in

    BURTON, Mich. (AP) - Walmart is praising a cashier who painted a disabled woman's fingernails after a salon turned her away because her hands shake from cerebral palsy.    Ebony Harris skipped her break during a recent shift at a Walmart in Burton, Michigan, to help Angela Peters. The women know each other because Peters often shops at the Walmart store.

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    Tesla CEO drops latest bombshell with $72B buyout proposal

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tesla CEO Elon Musk is gearing up to lead a buyout of the electric car maker in a stunning move that would end the maverick company's eight-year history trading on the stock market.

  • Flagstaff fire officials rescue man stuck in storm drain

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Fire officials in Arizona say a man who got himself trapped in a storm drain for two days needed a special operations team to be rescued.    The Arizona Daily Sun reports crews found the man Saturday afternoon about 30 feet (9 meters) below the ground. Officials believe that the man crawled into a storm drain on the east side of Flagstaff and fell through a series of drainage tubes.

  • New search in Wyoming for suspect in Idaho triple killings

    JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - A new search is being conducted in northwest Wyoming for a missing Utah man suspected of killing two women and a 14-year-old girl last year in Idaho.    Authorities believe Mike Bullinger has died in a remote area of the Bridger-Teton National Forest.

  • Utah officer gets assist from unarmed man who tackles suspect

    PROVO, Utah - A Utah police officer got an assist from a bystander after things took a violent turn between the officer and a suspect last month. It happened in Provo on July 24, and the whole incident was caught on the officer's body camera. The officer responded to a gas station to check on a man who was asking passersby for water. When the officer approaches the man, the man got confrontational and shoved the officer, even trying to grab his gun.

  • Man tells police he set his disabled wife ablaze in Virginia

    A Virginia man told police he doused his disabled wife in gasoline, set her on fire and burned her alive.    The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk reported Tuesday that 58-year-old Delano Grangruth is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 61-year-old Kathleen White-Grangruth and burning a building with the intent to commit a felony.  

  • SeaWorld eliminating 125 positions, despite attendance jump

    SeaWorld Entertainment is eliminating 125 positions, despite recent increases in attendance and revenue.    The theme park company announced the cuts Tuesday.    Interim CEO John Reilly noted in the company's earnings report Monday that the company had identified $50 million of "additional cost reductions."    

  • Plane diverted to JFK after report of smoke in cockpit

    A plane made an emergency landing at New York's Kennedy Airport after reports of smoke in the cockpit. Officials say United Airlines Flight 4697 from Washington to Providence, Rhode Island was diverted about 2 p.m. Tuesday.    About 50 people were evacuated from the twin-engine Embraer ERJ-145 regional jet and bused to a terminal.    Officials say three people sustained minor ailments.  

  • Cleaning crew finds fetus in airplane bathroom at LaGuardia

    NEW YORK - A cleaning crew made a gruesome discovery at New York's Laguardia Airport Tuesday morning. The crew found a fetus in the toilet of a plane bathroom as the aircraft sat in a hangar. The American Airlines plane had landed at the airport Monday night from Charlotte, North Carolina. Sources say the fetus appears to have been about 5 to 6 months old, but the medical examiner's office still needs to conduct an autopsy.

  • Maryland mom tested positive for opiates after eating bagel

    TOWSON, Md. - A Maryland woman has discovered that eating a poppy seed bagel before giving birth carries serious consequences. Elizabeth Eden told WBAL-TV in Baltimore she was in labor in April when a doctor told her she had tested positive for opiates and she had been reported to the state. The test result meant Eden's daughter had to stay in the hospital for five days while her mother was assigned a caseworker.   

  • Ronnie Dunn, K.T. Oslin to join Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

    Ronnie Dunn of powerhouse country duo Brooks & Dunn and singer-songwriter K.T. Oslin will join the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame this year.    The organization announced Tuesday its newest inductees. They also include songwriters Byron Hill, Wayne Kirkpatrick and Joe Melson. They will be formally inducted in October.  

  • Yakima man says he can't stop for police because mother nature was calling

    A man in Yakima is full of it, at least that's what he's claiming.  32-year-old Marlowe Olney says he led police on a high speed chase because he had to poop.  Olney wound up crashing into an abandoned house, and tried to run away before police caught him.  He also says he couldn't pull over because his car didn't have any brakes.  It's not know whether the house Olney crashed into had a working toilet. 
  • WATCH: Great white shark jumps out of water, startles researcher

    Cameras were rolling as a great white shark jumps out of the water startling a researcher off the coast of Cape Cod in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Greg Skomal who is a state biologist was on a research trip when the shark leaps out of the water with it's jaw wide open, exposing its sharp teeth right under Skomal's feet.  In the video you can hear the frenzy from Skomal and others on the boat as they yelled in shock and excitement over what happened.

  • Cashier's act of kindness goes viral after Michigan woman turned away from nail salon

    BURTON, Mich. - A Michigan woman who wanted a manicure ended up getting one, but not from the nail salon she initially went to, but from a Walmart employee who stepped up after the nail salon turned the woman away.  Angela Peters has cerebral palsy and went to an independently-owned nail salon inside a Burton, Michigan Walmart. Peters uses a wheelchair and told local media the salon denied her because "they said I moved too much." 

  • Trump says Iran sanctions about "WORLD PEACE"

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says stiff U.S. sanctions against Iran are back in effect and that "anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States." He adds in an early morning tweet that he is, "asking for WORLD PEACE, nothing less!" The Iran sanctions have officially been cast. 

  • West Hollywood City Council wants to remove Trump star from Walk of Fame

    WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - The West Hollywood City Council has unanimously approved a resolution seeking to remove President Donald Trump's star from the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The resolution urges the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and Los Angeles to remove the star because of what it says is Trump's "disturbing treatment of women and other actions."

  • Woman helps man short on cash, finds out he's Keith Urban

    MEDFORD, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey woman who thought she was helping a down-and-out man pay for his gas station food ended up footing the bill for country music star Keith Urban.    Ruth Reed says she met Urban at a Medford Wawa ahead of his concert Friday night in Camden.    Substitute teacher Reed says she had made a resolution to help Wawa customers and jumped at the chance when the man ahead of her was short a few dollars.

  • Northern California blazes now largest in state history

    LAKEPORT, Calif. (AP) - Twin Northern California blazes fueled by dry vegetation and hot, windy weather grew Monday to become the largest wildfire in state history, becoming the norm as climate change makes the fire season longer and more severe. The two fires burning a few miles apart and known as the Mendocino Complex are being treated as one incident. It has scorched 283,800 acres (443.4 square miles or 1,148.4 square kilometers), fire officials said Monday.

  • Car theft witness in Texas killed while pursuing suspect

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Police say a 31-year-old man who witnessed a car theft at a San Antonio gas station was shot and killed while pursuing the suspect.    A San Antonio Police Department statement Monday says 23-year-old Jacob Gabriel has been arrested and charged with murder, vehicle theft and firearm theft.

  • Dramatic video shows Florida officer saving choking baby

    PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) - A Florida police officer is being credited with saving the life of a 14-month-old girl who was choking on a chicken nugget.    Dramatic video from a Palm Beach Gardens mall security camera released Friday shows Ana Graham snatching her daughter, Lucia, from her stroller and trying to dislodge the food.

  • Pickup truck hits motorcyclist in Puyallup, drives off

    PUYALLUP, Wash. (AP) - A motorcyclist was hospitalized after being struck by a hit-and-run driver on state Route 512 in Puyallup.    The News Tribune reports that the westbound motorcyclist was struck by a dark Dualie pickup about 10:45 p.m. Saturday east of the Canyon Road exit.    The Washington State Patrol says the truck drove off to the west, leaving the motorcyclist on the highway.

  • Wrong-way driver crashes head-on into car, kills driver

    HOBART, Wash. (AP) - A man is facing vehicular homicide charges after driving the wrong way on Highway 18 near Hobart then crashing head-on into another car, killing the driver.    The Washington State Patrol says troopers responded to the scene just east of Hobart at about 9:45 p.m. Sunday.    KOMO-TV reports that troopers found two totaled vehicles -- a Honda and an Acura.

  • Former deputy indicted on fraud charges involving non-profit

    SEATTLE (AP) - A former Skagit County Sheriff's deputy has been indicted on federal charges of using Pacific Northwest Police Detection Dog Association funds for his own benefit.    The association provides training and certification to law enforcement narcotic detection K9 teams in five states and British Columbia, Canada.

  • Officials investigating 7 mutilated cat cases in Olympia

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Thurston County Animal Services says seven cats in Olympia have been mutilated since October.    KCPQ-TV reports one was found Friday and another on Saturday.    Harley, a tabby cat, was found by a neighbor on 6th Avenue Southwest in West Olympia. That's not far from where Olly was found dead on Friday on Dickinson Ave NW.

  • Longtime Manafort deputy Rick Gates admits embezzlement

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - The government’s star witness in the financial fraud trial of Paul Manafort testified Monday that he embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from the former Trump campaign chairman — and told jurors he and Manafort committed crimes together.

  • Florida bystander shoots gunman who opened fire at back-to-school festival

    TITUSVILLE, Fla. - A bystander who was lawfully carrying a firearm shot a gunman who had started firing at a back-to-school festival along Florida's Space Coast. Florida Today reported Monday that the gunman was shot in the head and airlifted to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.    Police haven't yet identified the gunman from Saturday's shooting at the "Peace in the City" festival in Titusville.  

  • Man sentenced to 10 years for scaring woman to death

    ALFRED, Maine - A Maine man has received a 10-year prison sentence for frightening a woman during a burglary and causing a fatal heart attack.    Carlton Young was originally charged with murder in the death of 62-year-old Connie Loucks, who suffered a heart attack after Young allegedly knocked on her door and windows.    

  • 1 dead, up to 70 injured in Italy road explosion

    MILAN - Police in Italy say one person has died in the explosion on a highway near the northern city of Bologna that collapsed part of a raised highway. Police also said in a statement Monday that between 60 and 70 people were injured, some with serious burns, when a tanker truck carrying explosive materials was in a traffic accident.  

  • North Carolina lemonade stand robber on the run; DNA could help track him

    MONROE, N.C. - Authorities say a teenager who held up a North Carolina lemonade stand for $17 is still at large. They're hoping to track him down through surveillance footage and possible DNA and fingerprint tests. Union County Sheriff's Office Spokesman Tony Underwood said Monday that investigators are still looking for the suspect, who the 9-year-old lemonade vendor said pointed a black gun at him and took his cash box.

  • Police seek info for dead baby floating near Brooklyn Bridge

    BROOKLYN, N.Y. Police in New York City are looking for answers in the death of a baby found floating in the East River in an area popular with tourists near the Brooklyn Bridge and South Street Seaport. Officials want to know: How long was the boy in the water before an Oklahoma family spotted him Sunday afternoon? Why was he wearing only a diaper? 

  • Facebook removes Alex Jones pages for hate, bullying

    LONDON - Facebook says it has taken down four pages belonging to conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for violating its hate speech and bullying policies. The social media giant said in a statement Monday that it also blocked Jones' account for 30 days because he repeatedly posted content that broke its rules. 

  • Beachgoers form human chain after multiple people disappear on Lake Michigan

    GRAND HAVEN STATE PARK BEACH, Mich. - Two people drowned and others were injured after getting caught in high waves while swimming in Lake Michigan on Sunday. Police say there were multiple rescue attempts throughout the afternoon at Grand Haven State Park Beach in Michigan. Video shows one rescue attempt as beach-goers formed a human chain to try and save one man who had disappeared in the waves. 

  • 19 pound lobster named after Jon Bon Jovi

    LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK - Rock n Roll singer Jon Bon Jovi took time out of his busy schedule to visit... a lobster.  The 56-year-old frontman stopped by Stew Leonard's grocery store in Long Island over the weekend to promote his new line of wine that he created with his son, Jesse. While he was there, the store's owner announced he was naming a 19-pound lobster "Bon Jovi" after the singer's band.  

  • 'Facts of Life' star Charlotte Rae dies at 92

    LOS ANGELES - A spokesman for Charlotte Rae, who played a wise and caring housemother to a brood of teenage girls on the long-running sitcom "The Facts of Life," says the actress has died. She was 92. Spokesman Harlan Boll said Rae died Sunday at her Los Angeles home. A cause of death was not immediately provided.  

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    WATCH: Country singer brings mom suffering from Alzheimer's on stage, sings song about her

    Cell phone video of country singer Jay Allen has gone viral after he brought his mom on stage at an Alzheimer’s benefit concert in Iowa. The video was posted on Facebook by Lori Richard-Dittmer who attended the concert. The song is called “Blank Stares” and it’s about having a family member with Alzheimer’s.

  • Venezuelan president speech cut short in panic

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - State television in Venezuela showed President Nicolas Maduro abruptly cutting short a speech on Saturday causing hundreds of soldiers present to break ranks scatter.    Maduro wore a presidential banner was in the capital of Caracas during a celebration of the National Guard's 81 anniversary.

  • Russia names action-movie star Seagal as envoy for US

    MOSCOW (AP) - Russia has appointed action movie star Steven Seagal as a special envoy for humanitarian ties with the United States.    The Foreign Ministry announced the move Saturday on its Facebook page, saying Seagal's portfolio in the unpaid position would be to "facilitate relations between Russia and the United States in the humanitarian field, including cooperation in culture, arts, public and youth exchanges."

  • Governor asks Trump for wildfire aid as California battles 17 blazes

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday called on President Donald Trump to help California fight and recover from another devastating wildfire season. 

  • Heavy police presence for right-wing rally, counter-protest in Portland

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A right-wing group and self-described anti-fascist counter-protesters rallied in Portland, Oregon, Saturday as police tried to prevent the gatherings from turning violent as they have before. Demonstrators aligned with Patriot Prayer and an affiliated group, the Proud Boys, gathered around mid-day in a riverfront park.

  • Wells Fargo: Mistake contributed to hundreds of foreclosures

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Wells Fargo says a company mistake contributed to hundreds of foreclosures because it miscalculated customers' eligibility for mortgage modifications.    The bank said in a filing Friday the error caused about 625 customers to be denied, or not offered, loan modifications they otherwise qualified for. Foreclosures were completed in about 400 of the cases.

  • 1st Barack Obama Day in Illinois Saturday

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois is marking its first Barack Obama Day.    A law signed last year marks Aug. 4 in honor of the 44th president. Saturday was Obama's 57th birthday.    The Hawaii native began his career as a community organizer in Chicago. He served in the Illinois state Senate from 1997 to 2005 before joining the U.S. Senate. He began the first of two terms in the White House in 2009. 

  • All eyes on 'right-hand man' as Manafort trial resumes

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - Paul Manafort's trial opened this week with a display of his opulent lifestyle and testimony about what prosecutors say were years of financial deception.    But the most critical moment in the former Trump campaign chairman's financial fraud trial will arrive next week with the testimony of his longtime associate Rick Gates.

  • US, North Korean top diplomats exchange pleasantries, barbs

    SINGAPORE (AP) - Roller-coaster nuclear diplomacy between the United States and North Korea hit highs and lows on Saturday as the countries’ top diplomats traded polite words and barbs, leaving efforts to rid the North of its atomic weapons at an uncertain juncture.

  • Trump rips LeBron James’ smarts hours before rally in Ohio

    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) - Ahead of campaigning in Ohio on Saturday, President Donald Trump unleashed a withering attack on the state’s favorite son, savaging LeBron James in a late-night tweet that derided the intelligence of one of the nation’s most prominent African-American men. Trump blasted James after seemingly watching an interview the former Cleveland Cavaliers star did earlier in the week with CNN anchor Don Lemon in which he deemed Trump divisive.

  • Creepy creature or window smudge? Video sparks online debate

    QUEBEC - Dirty windshield or something more sinister? That's the question the Internet is asking after a brief video of a moose on the roadside popped up on YouTube a few days ago. Audrée Tanguay Fréchette posted the video Sunday and it's gone viral.

  • Fowl mess: Train-truck collision causes chicken nugget spill

    NEWPORT, Tenn. (AP) - A truck load of boxes filled with frozen chicken nuggets spilled in a Tennessee town, covering an intersection in mounds of nuggets, following an accident involving a train and a tractor-trailer.    Newport resident Linda Witson described the scene Friday as "chicken nuggets for blocks," WVLT-TV reported.

  • Facebook’s revelations: Real change or window dressing?

    NEW YORK (AP) - For a company bent on making the world more open, Facebook has long been secretive about the details of how it runs its social network — particularly how things go wrong and what it does about them.

  • Police: Arkansas man tried to steal jet to go to concert

    TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - Police say an Arkansas man accused of trying to steal a commercial jet told investigators he thought piloting the plane would involve little more than pushing buttons and pulling levers. Investigators say 18-year-old Zemarcuis Devon Scott wanted to fly to an out-of-state concert when he hopped inside an American Eagle jet at Texarkana Regional Airport.

  • Russian airline says 18 killed in Siberian helicopter crash

    MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian helicopter crashed shortly after takeoff in Siberia on Saturday, killing all 18 people aboard. The Interstate Aviation Committee, which oversees civil aviation in much of the former Soviet Union, said the Mi-8 helicopter collided with the load being carried by another helicopter that had taken off from the same pad in Vankor, above the Arctic Circle about 2,600 kilometers (1600 miles) northeast of Moscow.

  • Weather to bring renewed fire danger to Northern California

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Crews battling deadly Northern California wildfires are bracing for a weekend of windy, hot weather that could drive the flames into new areas and threaten more homes.    The National Weather Service has issued red flag warnings of extreme fire danger through Saturday night because of low humidity and gusty winds.

  • UN experts: N Korea hasn't stopped nuke and missile programs

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - U.N. experts say North Korea has not stopped its nuclear and missile programs and is violating U.N. sanctions including by "a massive increase in illicit ship-to-ship transfers of petroleum products." 

  • WWE wrestler known as Kane wins mayor's race in Tennessee

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Glenn Jacobs, the WWE wrestler known as Kane, has won the bout for mayor in Tennessee's third largest county.    Jacobs, a Republican who also runs an insurance and real estate company, was leading Democrat Linda Haney by a large margin with most of the votes counted in Knox County on Thursday.

  • Cops: Man stabs, runs over estranged girlfriend, killing her

    WHITEMARSH, Pa. (AP) - Authorities in suburban Philadelphia say a man stabbed and then repeatedly drove over his estranged girlfriend, crushing her to death, as her coworkers tried to help her.    District Attorney Kevin Steele got choked up Friday as he described the man driving over the woman "again and again and again" in a security firm parking lot, which was captured by surveillance cameras.

  • Feds: Man left threatening voicemails for Congress members

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A western New York man accused of leaving threatening voicemails for two members of Congress has been arrested.    U.S. Attorney James Kennedy says Thursday that investigators believe the threats are credible. The prosecutor says items that are "very concerning" had been found in the man's Grand Island home, north of Buffalo. Kennedy did not elaborate.

  • Michigan man befriends wild turkey who moved into his yard

    GARDEN CITY, Mich. (AP) - A suburban Detroit man who found himself facing fines after a wild turkey moved into his overgrown backyard has made friends with the large bird. Garden City bans residents from keeping wild animals as pets. The city fined Mark Johnston $100 for harboring the turkey and another $100 for dumping brush at his curb after he cleaned up his backyard in an effort to get the 30-pound turkey to leave.

  • NASA assigns astronauts to SpaceX, Boeing test flights

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA has assigned the astronauts who will ride the first commercial capsules into orbit next year and bring human launches back to the U.S.    SpaceX and Boeing are shooting for a test flight of their capsules to the International Space Station by the end of this year or early next, with the first crews flying from Cape Canaveral, Florida, by next spring or summer.

  • Report: Trump commission did not find widespread voter fraud

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Maine's secretary of state says the now-disbanded voting integrity commission launched by the Trump administration uncovered no evidence to support claims of widespread voter fraud.    Democrat Matthew Dunlap on Friday released over 1,000 documents the Trump administration had forwarded to him to comply with a court order. 

  • China announces $60B of US goods for tariff retaliation

    BEIJING (AP) - China on Friday announced a $60 billion list of U.S. goods including coffee, honey and industrial chemicals for retaliation if Washington goes ahead with its latest tariff threat.    The Finance Ministry accused the Trump administration of damaging the global economy after it proposed increasing duties on $200 billion of Chinese goods in the second round of a dispute over technology.

  • Rhino rams, pursues SUV at zoo park in central Mexico

    MEXICO CITY (AP) - A rhinoceros chased and repeatedly rammed a small sport utility vehicle carrying visitors at a zoo park in central Mexico, according to a video posted by a man in a car just behind.    Josue Fernando Gonzalez Aguilar was visiting the Africam Safari in the central state of Puebla on July 30 when he noticed the rhino trotting at a group of zebras.

  • More states sue to stop online plans for 3D-printed guns

    SEATTLE (AP) - More states are suing the Trump administration to dissolve a settlement it reached with a company that wants to post instructions online for making 3D-printed firearms that are hard to trace and detect.    Attorneys general from 19 states, plus the District of Columbia, filed an amended complaint Friday asking a judge make it illegal to share plans on creating printable plastic weapons.

  • Firefighters from Down Under to battle blazes in Pacific NW

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Firefighters from Oregon and Washington state are helping battle California's devastating fires, and now dozens of firefighters from Australia and New Zealand are coming to help put out blazes in the Pacific Northwest.    Virginia Gibbons, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Forest Service in Oregon, said Friday that 85 firefighters and support personnel from Australia and New Zealand arrive early next week.

  • Tails a-wagging: Year later, missing pooch and owner reunite

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Call it a tail-wagging ending to a doggone good story.    After a year - and dozens of miles - apart, a pit bull named Ratchet has been reunited with his owner, thanks to the dogged determination of a South Carolina dog lover.    Esther Atkins was walking her dog this week when she noticed a pup cowering in a mud puddle.

  • Las Vegas gunman spent $1.5M, became distant before rampage

    LAS VEGAS (AP) - In the months before unleashing a hail of bullets into a Las Vegas concert crowd, Stephen Paddock burned through more than $1.5 million, became obsessed with guns and increasingly unstable, and distanced himself from his girlfriend and family, according to an investigative report released Friday.

  • National Park Rangers arrest man caught on camera harassing bison

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK - A 55-year-old Pendleton, Oregon man was arrested in Glacier National Park last night after authorities say a video of him harassing a bison in Yellowstone National Park went viral.  Glacier National Park Rangers apprehended Raymond Reinke Thursday night following an incident earlier this week where he was captured on video harassing a bison in Yellowstone National Park.  

  • PHOTOS: Escaped goats chow down on lawns in residential Boise neighborhood

    BOISE, Idaho - About 100 escaped goats have munched on manicured lawns in Idaho's capital city before being rounded up and hauled away.    Multiple news outlets captured the goats calmly eating grass and shrubs in a Boise neighborhood Friday morning before a trailer arrived applause from neighborhood residents.    It's not clear where the goats came from or how they got loose. 

  • Ram recalling pickup trucks due to tailgate potentially flying open

    KHQ.COM - Fiat Chrysler is voluntarily recalling more than one million of the Ram pickup trucks, saying the tailgate could fly open at any time.  The company will fix a defect in the power-locking system that could result in tailgates opening while certain Ram pickup trucks are in motion. A portion of ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks from the 2015 through 2017 model years are included in the recall. Trucks with manual locks or 8-foot beds are excluded.

  • Spokane Police Anti-Crime Team arrest multiple time convicted felons, seize multiple firearms

    The Spokane Police Anti-Crime Team (PACT) received information from Safe Street Task Force that Derick D. Arias who was wanted on a charge for 1st degree attempted robbery was hiding out on the 2100 block of E 5th Ave in Spokane.  Derick is a multiple time convicted felon and has a violent criminal history.

  • Florida woman denied bail after throwing 2-year-old daughter into river, killing her

    A woman accused of throwing her 4-year-old daughter into a Florida river to drown has been denied bail on first-degree murder charges.    News outlets report 26-year-old Shakayla Denson was denied bail Friday during her first court appearance.    Tampa police say Denson drove Je'Hyrah Daniels in a stolen car Thursday to the Hillsborough River, waded in with the girl, tossed her into the water, and walked away.  

  • Boys say they put black doll in noose at Philadelphia playground as prank

    Two pre-teen boys say they pulled a prank by putting a black doll hanging from a noose above a playground that partly sits on top of a burial site for 5,000 black Philadelphia residents.    The doll was discovered Thursday morning and prompted Mayor Jim Kenney to call it "a despicable act."    The boys, one black and one white, told WCAU-TV they put the doll there because they thought it would scare people, and that it wasn't about race.  

  • North Carolina police search for suspects after firework attack in a bar

    Police in North Carolina are looking for whoever threw a firework that exploded amid people sitting outdoors at a North Carolina bar.    Asheville police released surveillance video showing an SUV whizzing past the patio tables just before the firework explodes, showing the area with sparks as people scramble for safety. Customers scatter as several smaller explosions follow.   

  • Former Marine's wife being deported to Mexico

    ORLANDO, Fla. - A family is splitting in two in Florida, where the wife of a former Marine is being deported after exhausting all her appeals. Tears flowed as Alejandra Juarez checked in for her flight to Mexico Friday at Orlando International Airport. She said that if she could talk with President Donald Trump, she'd ask how he could let this happen, since her husband served the United States. 

  • Peace, music, pictures: Woodstock archive takes online stage

    BETHEL, N.Y. - A collection of photos and movies from the 1969 Woodstock music festival have been posted online. The Museum at Bethel Woods posted the archival images for the first time, two weeks before the 49th anniversary of the famous concert.  The archive features photos and video from almost 30 contributors who were at the scene of the three-day concert that kicked off on Aug. 15, 1969, in Bethel, New York.  

  • US trade deficit widens by $46.3 billion in June

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. trade deficit widened in June for the first time in four months as exports fell and imports grew. Politically sensitive trade gaps with China, Mexico and Canada all increased. The Commerce Department says the deficit in goods and services - the gap between what the US sells and what it buys in foreign markets - rose 7.3 percent to $46.3 billion in June from $43.2 billion in May. 

  • US employers add 157,000 jobs, jobless rate hits 3.9 pct.

    WASHINGTON - U.S. employers slowed their hiring in July, adding 157,000 jobs, a solid gain but below the healthy pace they maintained in the first half of this year. The Labor Department says the unemployment rate ticked down to 3.9 percent from 4 percent. That's near an 18-year low of 3.8 percent reached in May. 

  • Trump sides with House in fight over food stamps

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is siding with House Republicans in the showdown over work requirements for food stamp recipients in the farm bill.  Trump on Thursday tweeted that he hopes lawmakers "will be able to leave the WORK REQUIREMENTS FOR FOOD STAMPS PROVISION that the House approved" in the final version of the legislation.  

  • UPDATE: 911 call came during training exercise at Ohio Air Force Base

    DAYTON, Ohio - An Air Force base in Ohio says a 911 call during a training exercise set off reports of an active shooter that sent dozens of security forces and other emergency responders to the base. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base says someone called 911 Thursday during the exercise that included an active shooter scenario at a separate location.

  • US officials raise alarm about 2018, 2020 election security

    WASHINGTON - National Security Adviser John Bolton says President Donald Trump has directed a "vast, government-wide effort" to protect American elections after Russian attempts to interfere in 2016. In a letter to Senate Democrats Thursday, he says: "President Trump has not and will not tolerate interference in America's system of representative government."    

  • Trump team wants to roll back Obama-era mileage standards

    WASHINGTON - The Trump administration is proposing to roll back tougher Obama-era gas mileage requirements that are set to take effect after 2020. The administration also wants to revoke the authority of California and other states to set their own, stricter mileage standards - independent of federal ones.
      
     

  • Report: ALF series getting reboot

    WASHINGTON - Hide your cats! ALF could be coming back to TV!  A reboot of the 80s sitcom, featuring everyone's favorite alien, is in the works at Warner Bros., according to The Hollywood Reporter.  Original writers Tom Patchett and Paul Fusco are reportedly attached to the project, but so far, no network has signed on. The original series ran for four seasons on NBC.

  • Ivanka Trump says news media not 'enemy of the people'

    WASHINGTON - Ivanka Trump says she does not agree that the news media are "the enemy of the people," breaking with one of President Donald Trump's frequent attacks on the press. At an event sponsored by Axios, the senior White House adviser said Thursday that she has been the subject of reporting that she knows "not to be fully accurate" but said: "no, I do not feel that the media is the enemy of the people." 

  • Philadelphia boy fatally mauled by dogs inside home

    PHILADELPHIA - Authorities say a 2-year-old boy was attacked and killed by pit bulls inside a home. The attack occurred early Wednesday evening in a two-story row house in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section. Police say responding officers could see the child being attacked through the front door and fired shots at the dogs, killing one animal and wounding two others. 

  • Man who swiped shark says he's 'activist, not a criminal'

    SAN ANTONIO - The man accused of swiping a shark from a San Antonio-area aquarium says he did so because he was concerned about the sea creature's well-being. Anthony Shannon is charged with felony theft for stealing the horn shark Saturday from the San Antonio Aquarium. The heist was captured on surveillance video. It shows a man grabbing the shark from a petting tank and later wheeling it away in a baby stroller. 

  • South Carolina senior citizens spar over Costco samples

    GREENVILLE, S.C. - Free samples briefly turned a Costco warehouse club into a fight club for two senior citizens. The State newspaper in Columbia, South Carolina, cites a July 26 Greenville police report saying it began when a 72-year-old man cut ahead of a 70-year-old man who was waiting for a complimentary piece of cheese.

  • Suspect identified in killing of George H.W. Bush's doctor, believe motive was grudge over mothers death

    Authorities have identified a suspect in the fatal shooting of former President George H.W. Bush's doctor.    Houston police Chief Art Acevedo said at a news conference Wednesday that the suspect, 65-year-old Joseph James Pappas, should be considered armed and dangerous.    Acevedo says Dr. Mark Hausknecht operated on Pappas' mother more than 20 years ago and that she died on the operating table.   

  • Wells Fargo to pay $2.1 billion for misrepresenting types of mortgages

    Wells Fargo is agreeing to pay a $2.1 billion fine to settle allegations it misrepresented the types of mortgages it sold to investors during the housing bubble and subsequent financial crisis.    The amount is smaller than fines paid by Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs and other big banks in the years following the financial crisis to settle similar allegations.   

  • Utah man sues McDonald's alleging his drink was drugged

    A Utah man is suing McDonald's alleging that an employee spiked his Diet Coke with a heroin substitute.    The 33-year-old Trevor Walker says he was with his three young sons in August 2016 when he suddenly lost control of his arms and legs and had to be taken to the hospital. Walker says in his lawsuit that authorities later determined the drink contained a heroin replacement called buprenorphine.   

  • 200 unmarked graves, likely for slaves, found near cemetery

    Researchers in North Carolina have found more than 200 unmarked graves near a cemetery, and it's believed they belong to slaves.    The Winston-Salem Journal reports the graves were found in the St. Philips Moravian Graveyard in Winston-Salem, and researchers think the slaves were buried after 1859. The graves were located Tuesday by using ground-penetrating radar that indicates disturbances in the soil.    Keith Seramur, head of the Boone-based graveyard mapping t...
  • Obama endorses 81 candidates in 13 states for November vote

    Former President Barack Obama is making good on his promise to use his political cache in the 2018 midterm elections. He's endorsing 81 Democrats up and down the ballot in 13 states around the country, with an emphasis on younger, diverse candidates.    In a statement, Obama says he's publicly supporting candidates for governor and the U.S. Senate but also for state legislature. They include better-known names as well as rising figures.   

  • Connecticut woman sentenced for role in deaths of boyfriends parents

    A Connecticut woman will serve eight years in prison in connection with the fatal shootings of her boyfriend's parents.    Jennifer Valiante did not say anything in court Wednesday as the sentence was handed down by a Superior Court judge in Bridgeport.    Valiante had pleaded guilty to hindering prosecution in the case of her boyfriend, Kyle Navin, who was sentenced in June to 55 years in prison. 

  • Colorado man fined $1K for repeatedly feeding bears

    A Colorado man has been fined $1,000 for intentionally feeding bears for the third time in the past eight years.    The Durango Herald reports a resident reported to Colorado Parks and Wildlife that they had seen a man leaving out food in his backyard for bears.    Wildlife Manager Matt Thorpe says the resident took pictures and provided them to officials.    

  • Trump wants attorney general to end Russia probe

    WASHINGTON - The federal judge in Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial is trying to place limits on the court proceedings, warning lawyers not to roll their eyes at him or to introduce irrelevant evidence. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III pressed prosecutors to limit their use of an extensive trove of evidence

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    • Man hospitalized after officer-involved shooting near Soap Lake

      SOAP LAKE, Wash. - Police say an officer-involved shooting happened Sunday morning near the Soap Lake area, with a male suspect being shot and later hospitalized. The Grant County Sheriff's Office says the shooting happened around 10:45 a.m. Sunday in the 100 block of Adrian Ave. Northwest in Lakeview. Police were responding to the report of a wanted person sighting.

    • Glacier wildfire forces evacuations, burns close to Sun Road

      GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, Mont. (AP) - A wildfire in northwest Montana's Glacier National Park is forcing evacuations and has burned within a mile (1.6 kilometers) of the scenic Going-to-the-Sun Road. The Missoulian reported Sunday that the Howe Ridge fire had grown to more than 12 square miles (31 square kilometers), and shifting winds are forecast over the next day and a half.  

    • Cougar Creek fire at over 35,000 acres, still 35 percent contained

      CHELAN COUNTY, Wash. -  The Cougar Creek fire remains at 35 percent contained, but has increased in size approaching 36,000 acres as of Saturday. The fire burning in Chelan County is now at 35,809 acres with 1,106 personnel on scene. Wind conditions helped push smoke out of the valleys, but increased fire behavior across the area Friday.

    • Utah energy cooperative exploring nuclear power in Idaho

      LOGAN, Utah (AP) - A high-ranking official with the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy says a small commercial nuclear reactor that a Utah energy cooperative wants to build in Idaho would be game-changing for energy customers if the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission approves the project. 

    • Seattle police look for man cutting rental bike brake lines

      SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle police say they're looking for a man caught on surveillance video cutting brake lines on bike-share bicycles in an act that could endanger riders. Police issued a warning Friday and released the video showing a man with a backpack clipping the brake wires on two rental bikes recorded at night on June 14. Police also released photos that appear to show the same man cutting bicycle brake wires a month earlier at another location.   

    • Idaho officials name director for Idaho Department of Lands

      BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho officials have named a new director to lead a state agency that manages 2.4 million acres (970,000 hectares) of state endowment lands that generate money mostly for public schools. Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter and other members of the Idaho Land Board on Friday selected Dustin Miller to lead the Idaho Department of Lands. 

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    • One fatality confirmed in Spokane Valley condo fire

      SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.- The Spokane Valley Fire Department says one person died as a result of a fire at the Central Park Condominiums Sunday night. "SVFD investigators say it will likely take several days to complete the investigation into the cause of the fire that was reported shortly after 8:30 pm on August 19," Melanie Rose from the Spokane Valley Fire Department said.

    • Air quality reaches hazardous levels in Spokane

      SPOKANE, Wash. - Windy conditions and wildfire smoke have hit the Inland Northwest hard as air quality levels rose throughout the day, ending up in the hazardous range Sunday evening. Changes in wind direction have brought over more smoke to the area from wildfires around northern and central Washington, as well as from British Columbia. 

    • Local firefighter released from hospital after house fire

      SPOKANE, Wash. - A firefighter from the Spokane Fire Department was transported to a local hospital and later released after an early-morning house fire. The firefighter was treated for possible heat exhaustion and later released from the hospital. At around 3 a.m. Sunday, crews responded to the 800 block of E. Bridgeport Ave. and there were reports of smoke filling the structure. 

    • Spokane FD investigating house fire

      SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane Fire Department is conducting an investigation on a house fire that happened on Friday evening. Around 11 p.m. Friday, crews responded to a reported building fire on the 400 block of E. Carlisle Ave. Upon arrival, crews noted fire on the side of a residence that appeared to be moving into the attic. Crews were able to knock down the fire and search the building within five minutes of arrival. The house was unoccupied at the time. 

    • Suspect dies after officer-involved shooting in Spokane Valley

      SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A male suspect has died after being involved in a police shooting following a standoff situation in Spokane Valley Sunday morning. Police say the matter originated as a vandalism call after a man pulled into a gas station and began breaking windows in a vehicle. They later found the male to be armed and possibly suicidal, leading to a standoff at Trent and Evergreen where he was barricaded in the vehicle. 

    • Man hospitalized after officer-involved shooting near Soap Lake

      SOAP LAKE, Wash. - Police say an officer-involved shooting happened Sunday morning near the Soap Lake area, with a male suspect being shot and later hospitalized. The Grant County Sheriff's Office says the shooting happened around 10:45 a.m. Sunday in the 100 block of Adrian Ave. Northwest in Lakeview. Police were responding to the report of a wanted person sighting.

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