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Artist creates 'sense of wonderment' grafting 40 different fruits into 1 tree

Martha Ostergar  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:46am

A sculptor spent the last several years grafting together different kinds of stone fruit trees to make a single, multi-colored tree he dubbed the "Tree of 40 Fruit."

Northern California wildfires rage on as temperatures rise

Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:40am

High temperatures are expected Tuesday as crews struggle to make headway against a wildfire threatening about 450 homes and other buildings in the rugged foothills of Central California, fire officials said.

City not releasing 911 call in attack on Oklahoma family

Justin Juozapavicius, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:30am

An Oklahoma city is not releasing a recording of the 911 call made from a Broken Arrow home where a couple and three of their children were stabbed to death.

Jail to release more Sandra Bland footage before her death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:30am

Texas authorities say they will release more video of Sandra Bland during her three days in jail.

Piojo's mad, Johnny's skilled and Freddy's back

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:04am

Here are three things that caught our eyes from convergence of sports and social.

Snow piles from record-breaking Buffalo storm still melting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:01am

It may be almost August, but dirt-covered snow still hasn't completely melted since being dumped at a defunct Buffalo railroad station after November's record-breaking storm.

Ex-prison guard accused of forcing inmates to have sex

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:51am

A former high-ranking corrections officer at a southeast Georgia women's prison used his position of power to prey on inmates, targeting their vulnerabilities and forcing them to have sex with him, according to investigators.

NY prison worker pleads guilty in escape of 2 killers

Michael Hill, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:50am

A prison worker admitted Tuesday to smuggling hacksaw blades in frozen hamburger meat to two killers who later broke out and spent more than two weeks on the run, and prosecutors said they believed no one else knowingly aided in the elaborate escape.

Chaffetz calls for Obama to fire IRS chief

Deirdre Walsh and Jeremy Diamond, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:42am

The chairman of the House's government oversight committee on Monday called on President Barack Obama to fire IRS chief John Koskinen, less than two years after the Senate confirmed him to lead the agency.

5 more cases of rabbit fever reported in Weld County

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:50am

Weld County says that five more men have contracted rabbit fever, putting Colorado within striking distance of a state record for cases of what normally is a relatively rare bacterial disease.

Sen. Paul: Senate will vote on fed aid to Planned Parenthood

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:41am

The Senate will vote before its August recess on an effort to block federal aid to Planned Parenthood, presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul said Tuesday.

Attorneys for convicted spy Pollard say November parole granted after 30 years in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:40am

Attorneys for convicted spy Pollard say November parole granted after 30 years in prison.

Nation's youngest convicted murder released from prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:40am

The nation's youngest convicted murderer was released from a Florida prison Tuesday after serving 16 years of an 18-year sentence.

Cops: Man stabs neighbor after asking him to lower TV volume

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:40am

Police say a Rhode Island man stabbed a neighbor after asking him to turn down the volume on his TV.

US institute: NKorea launch site upgrade complete

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:40am

A U.S. research institute says construction to upgrade North Korea's main rocket launch site now appears complete amid expectations in rival South Korea that a launch could take place in October.

Kerry at House hearing: Nothing in Iran deal built on trust

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:40am

Secretary of State John Kerry pitched the administration's controversial nuclear deal with Iran before a skeptical House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday, pushing back against the allegation it would ease crippling sanctions forever in exchange for temporary concessions on weapons development.

US military chief: World risks becoming immune to crises

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:30am

The top U.S. military official is warning that the world risks becoming immune to the escalating global security threats and doing nothing.

1 count thrown out, 2 upheld in Katrina burned body case

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 11:11am

A federal appeals court has refused to grant a new trial to a former New Orleans police officer convicted for burning the body of a man shot to death by another officer after Hurricane Katrina.

Group submits recall signatures for Jeffco school board

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 10:51am

Critics of a suburban Denver school board that considered reviewing a U.S. history course to emphasize patriotism are turning in signatures to force a recall election for three conservative members responsible for the push.