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What parents should know when taking their children to public pools

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 12:58pm

During the summer, children often flock to local public pools to cool down. As this happens, experts agree pool staff, patrons and parents all play a role in ensuring safety at these pools.

The Latest: Pence visits Focus on Family amid change

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 12:50pm

The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Focus on the Family, an evangelical Christian ministry in Colorado (all times local):

The Latest: UN's Guterres concerned about Qatar crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 12:43pm

The Latest on the crisis between Gulf Arab states and Qatar (all times local):

Workers help woman find necklace buried in hospital waste

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 12:17pm

A New Jersey woman has been reunited with her special necklace that was thrown in the trash after she went to a hospital, thanks to a group of hardworking sanitation workers.

Pope seeks to encourage Colombian reconciliation with trip

Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 12:16pm

Pope Francis will preside over a reconciliation ceremony between Colombian victims and former guerrillas during a September visit aimed at consolidating the peace process to end Latin America's longest-running armed conflict.

World's Ugliest Dog Contest awards underdogs' inner beauty

Linda Wang, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 11:58am

The World's Ugliest Dog Contest in California is celebrating the inner beauty and imperfections of man's best friend on Friday.

Qatar weighs demands to end crisis amid threat of long siege

Adam Schreck and Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 11:48am

With just days to decide, Qatar on Friday weighed an onerous list of demands by its neighbors as a way out of a regional crisis, and a top Emirati official warned the tiny country to brace for a long-term economic squeeze unless it is willing to acquiesce.

Rolling sequoia: Idaho tree tied to John Muir set for move

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 11:44am

Not very often does a 10-story-tall, 800,000-pound (362,877-kilogram) landmark change locations. Especially one that's alive.

Bridge-name gridlock: NY inches toward spelling-error fix

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 11:10am

The political gridlock in a battle to fix the spelling of New York City's Verrazano-Narrows Bridge has eased slightly.

Pence visits Focus on Family amid change for religious right

Nicholas Riccardi and Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 10:36am

Vice President Mike Pence's visit Friday to Colorado to celebrate the anniversary of Focus on the Family comes at a time of change for the religious right during the age of President Donald Trump.

Supreme Court could reveal action on travel ban at any time

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 10:28am

The Supreme Court has almost certainly decided what to do about President Donald Trump's travel ban affecting citizens of six mostly Muslim countries.

Kids today aren't working summer jobs like they used to

Paul Wiseman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 9:32am

It was at Oregon's Timberline Lodge, later known as a setting in the horror movie "The Shining," where Patrick Doyle earned his first real paycheck.

Kind act spreads to 167 drivers at Indiana McDonald's

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 8:41am

A customer's act of kindness at a southern Indiana McDonald's sparked a chain reaction of niceness in its drive-thru line.

Toilet charity gets Indian village to take on Trump name

Vaishnavee Sharma, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 8:02am

A charity that provides toilets to poor Indians is leading an effort to rename a tiny northern village after President Donald Trump, saying the gesture is meant to honor relations with the U.S. and draw support for better sanitation in India.

Germany rejects Turkish office's criticism of liberal mosque

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 7:34am

The German government on Friday strongly rejected criticism from a religious authority overseen by the Turkish government of a new liberal mosque in Berlin where all Muslims can pray together.

Big catch: Fisherman finds camera, returns it to owner

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 6:10am

A man who was fishing in the Tennessee River reeled in a waterlogged camera and then used social media to track down its owner in Florida.

Police officer beaten to death in Indian-controlled Kashmir

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 4:05am

A police officer in Indian-controlled Kashmir's main city was beaten to death after he fired at a group of people who suspected him of spying on worshippers during the holiest night of the year for Muslims, police and witnesses said.

Chinese parents alarmed by miniature crossbow craze

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 4:01am

Powerful mini-crossbows that shoot toothpicks and needles are the new must-have toy for schoolkids across China — and a nightmare for concerned parents and school officials.

Qatar's neighbors issue steep list of demands to end crisis

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:12am

Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties to Qatar issued a steep list of demands Thursday to end the crisis, insisting that their Persian Gulf neighbor shutter Al-Jazeera, cut back diplomatic ties to Iran and sever all ties with the Muslim Brotherhood.