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Photos of endangered animals shine on Empire State Building

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 3:33pm

Dozens of people stopped in Manhattan intersections gazing at photos of endangered animals shining on the side of the Empire State Building.

GOP doesn't rush to defend indicted Texas attorney general

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 2:41pm

New Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton prepared Sunday to become the latest powerful state official booked on felony charges, but unlike when Rick Perry smiled for his mug shot last year, Republicans are not rushing to Paxton's defense.

Wildfire raging north of San Francisco threatens homes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 4:20pm

Wildfires blazing in several Western states Sunday chewed up forests and threatened homes but were most numerous in Northern California where dozens are raging and setting off evacuations.

Hit-and-run driver killed after crash in Kearns home ID'd

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 4:11pm

Police have identified a driver who died after hitting another vehicle head-on and then crashing into a Kearns home.

West Jordan teen killed in crash on I-15 in Millard County

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 4:11pm

A 16-year-old girl is dead after she was hit by car on I-15 in Millard County after being thrown from her vehicle.

Las Vegas man ID'd in possible construction-related death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 3:41pm

Authorities have identified a man who died in a possible construction-related incident in Las Vegas.

1 dead, several injured in tent collapse in suburban Chicago

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 3:32pm

One person has died and several people are injured after a tent collapsed at a festival in suburban Chicago.

UMass trustees meet to vote on new Lowell chancellor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 3:31pm

The University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees has scheduled a meeting to vote on a new chancellor for the Lowell campus.

New state law allows diabetics freedom to manage condition

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 3:11pm

A new state law allows diabetic students in Arkansas more freedom to manage their condition on their own at school.

West Nile virus detected in mosquitoes in Dodge County

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 3:11pm

Officials say the West Nile virus has been detected in Dodge County for the first time this year.

Judge to decide if ex-California lawmaker's trial proceeds

Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 2:41pm

California Sen. Ron Calderon strolled into the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas two years ago primed for another weekend of fun. In a 10th floor room, overlooking the hotel's iconic dancing fountains, his plans folded.

Limousine, 2 other vehicles crash near LA; 11 people injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 2:41pm

Five people are in critical condition after a crash involving a limousine and two other cars in Southern California.

Reno family await school district's approval to use medicine

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 2:31pm

The mother of a Reno girl with a rare form of epilepsy is trying to secure permission for her daughter's school to administer medicine that could halt potentially deadly seizures.

Police say person of interest in custody in officer killing

Adrian Sainz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 2:31pm

A person of "interest" has been taken into custody in connection with the fatal shooting of a police officer during a traffic stop in Memphis, police said Sunday.

Tularemia confirmed in cottontail rabbits in Platte County

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 2:11pm

A bacterial disease of wildlife that can be transmitted to humans and their pets has been found in two cottontail rabbits a few miles northeast of Guernsey in Platte County.

Rhode Island Hospital renews $600,000 grant for trauma study

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 2:11pm

Rhode Island Hospital has renewed funding for its trauma and inflammation research training fellowship.

Board: Acupuncturist negligent in giving bee sting therapy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 2:01pm

An acupuncturist in Southern California could have his medical license suspended by state regulators who say he used bee stings to treat patients and didn't have an allergic reaction kit in his office.

2 injured on Idaho 52 when salt block falls off pickup

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 2:01pm

Two people were injured when a salt block fell off a pickup truck on Idaho 52 and went through the windshield of another pickup.

Search firm to help in finding new UW president

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 2nd - 2:01pm

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has hired California-based Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates to help find a new president of the university.