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Focus on injuries in trial of officer in black man's death

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 12:01pm

As a trial continued Tuesday for a white Charlotte police officer charged with killing a black man who was seeking help after a car crash, attorneys focused on the immediate aftermath of the brief, violent encounter between the two men.

The Latest: Obama asks aides to monitor California wildfires

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 11:51am

The latest on wildfires burning in California (all times local):

Officials probing New Hampshire tent collapse that killed 2

Rodrique Ngowi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 11:51am

New Hampshire's fire marshal said Tuesday it's not clear why a circus operator proceeded with a show minutes after the National Weather Service put out a severe storm warning. Winds of 60 mph winds collapsed the tent, killing two spectators and sending about 32 others to hospitals.

Idaho huntress Sabrina Corgatelli defiant despite social media backlash

Laura Smith-Spark, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 11:40am

Far from cowering, keen Idaho hunter Sabrina Corgatelli has been flaunting her kills, posting verses from the Bible apparently to justify her hunting ways.

More fights ahead on Planned Parenthood after Senate vote

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 11:21am

After the Senate's derailing of Republican legislation halting federal dollars for Planned Parenthood, one thing seems clear: Many on both sides think they can ring up gains from the battle.

Walmart, Amazon halt sales of toy guns that look real in New York

Jackie Wattles, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 11:18am

Five major retailers have agreed to stop selling realistic-looking toy guns in New York state, the attorney general said Monday.

Senate plan to shift oversight of charter schools is blocked

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 12:01pm

North Carolina House lawmakers have blocked a plan that would give the legislature more clout over the state's charter school authority.

5th secret Planned Parenthood video shows Houston clinic

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 11:41am

An anti-abortion group has released its fifth undercover video alleging fetal organ sales that activists say was shot inside a Houston Planned Parenthood clinic.

6th body positively identified at Florida boys school

Tamara Lush, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 11:41am

Researchers say they have positively identified the remains of a 15-year-old boy who died at a Florida reform school where guards were accused of brutality throughout its troubled history.

Panda Bai Yun is not pregnant, San Diego Zoo officials say

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 11:31am

Bai Yun, the giant panda at the San Diego Zoo, is not pregnant.

Burning Man to crack down on drone use for upcoming event

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 11:21am

Burning Man organizers will not allow hobbyist drones at this year's festival and will limit the use of other drones.

Ohio school board members seek education department review

Ann Sanner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 11:21am

Several state school board members are calling for an independent investigation of the Ohio Department of Education and state superintendent amid concerns about the handling of charter school evaluations and the creation of a Youngstown schools plan.

Obama, UN leader discuss climate change, other issues

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 11:11am

President Barack Obama says the world "has to step up" to help combat climate change and adds that the United Nations will continue to press other countries to take action.

US lays out extra steps to clean scopes linked to outbreaks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 11:01am

U.S. government health officials are laying out extra safety measures that hospitals can take to clean specialized medical scopes that have been linked to sometimes deadly bacterial outbreaks across the U.S.

ISU distances itself from Idaho hunter amid backlash

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 11:01am

Officials with Idaho State University are distancing themselves from one of their accountants who is being criticized for posting photos of large animals she's killed while hunting in South Africa.

Ex-Tulsa sheriff's spokesman says he was wrongfully fired

Justin Juozapavicius, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 10:51am

A former spokesman for an Oklahoma sheriff's office says he was wrongfully fired following the fatal shooting of an unarmed man by a volunteer deputy.

Autopsy: Boy in birthday cake case died from head injuries

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 10:41am

An autopsy concludes that head injuries killed a 9-year-old boy who police say was fatally beaten over a missing piece of birthday cake.

Body of Coeur d'Alene teen recovered from lake

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 10:41am

The body of a 16-year-old boy has been recovered from Lake Coeur d'Alene.

Bellmawr man is state's first confirmed West Nile virus case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 10:41am

Health officials have confirmed New Jersey's first case of West Nile virus this year.