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Utah woman injured in lightning strike in fair condition

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 10:50am

A woman who was critically injured and whose stepdaughter died after lightning struck the personal watercraft they were riding in a Utah reservoir is improving.

Police: Detroit-area man held, said he wanted to kill cops

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 10:50am

Authorities say they seized a dozen rifles and six handguns from the home of a suburban Detroit man who allegedly mentioned during a mental health group discussion that he wanted to kill police officers.

Kansas students to spend less time taking tests

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 10:30am

Kansas students will spend less time taking tests under recently announced changes.

Elevator problems close Washington Monument

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 10:30am

Officials say the Washington Monument will be closed until at least Tuesday due to elevator problems.

Blame game follows NBA's removal of Charlotte All-Star game

Jonathan Drew and Anna Gronewold, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 10:21am

The NBA All-Star Game's exit from North Carolina because of a law limiting protections for LGBT people represents some of the worst publicity yet for Republican Gov. Pat McCrory's re-election campaign, even as he dismisses the move as political correctness gone too far.

WVU is suing contractors over leaking roof at rec center

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 10:20am

West Virginia University is suing over a leaky roof.

New tests show no pot chemicals in Colorado town's water

Steven K. Paulson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 10:20am

Authorities said Saturday that new tests show there is no evidence of a marijuana chemical in a Colorado community's tap water and they believe the initial tests were false.

10 things you may not know about Philadelphia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 10:20am

Nearly 50,000 people are making their ways into Philadelphia this weekend for the 2016 Democratic National Convention that begins Monday.

ATV rider killed while navigating Jean Dry Lake

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 10:10am

A man has died after he was thrown from his off-road ATV in the Las Vegas desert.

DA fighting gambler diversion law for grandma in theft case

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 10:00am

A Las Vegas woman's bid to get out of prison and into gambling addiction treatment has become a fight over whether she can be freed to house arrest until the state Supreme Court decides if she's eligible for placement in a court diversion and restitution program.

Police leaders to back disbanding polygamous town marshals

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 10:00am

Federal prosecutors plan to bring a mix of law enforcement leaders and ex-sect members to a hearing in which they'll ask a judge to disband the police department in a polygamous community on the Utah-Arizona border.

Union official: Operator error didn't cause crane collapse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 10:00am

A union official says operator error isn't what caused a crane's 250-foot-long boom to collapse across New York's Tappan (TAP'-uhn) Zee Bridge.

Kaine pick could upend Virginia politics

Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 9:50am

Tim Kaine's selection as Hillary Clinton's running mate could totally upend Virginia politics and would all but certainly result in the most expensive election cycle in the state's history next if he becomes vice president.

The Latest: Authorities say no pot chemical in city's water

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 9:50am

The Latest on tests showing no marijuana chemical found in Colorado town's city water supply (all times local):

William & Mary breaks fundraising record with $143M haul

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 9:40am

Officials at the College of William & Mary say they've set a new fundraising record.

New artificial reef to be sunk off Florida's Pompano Beach

Nicole Ashley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 9:40am

Florida officials hope that a former tanker the length of a football field that is to be sunk off the state's southern coast will become a major scuba diving attraction.

How sympathetic whites are helping to fuel racial change

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 9:40am

An attorney in Oregon is supporting political candidates who promise to address racial profiling in policing. In suburban Ohio, a mother says she and her friends will push for better racial integration in their children's high school. And in rural Massachusetts, a young father has launched a Facebook group called "White Men for Black Lives."

New theater to provide a boost for Decatur's art scene

John Godbey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 9:20am

Perched on the catwalk 25 feet above the stage floor, Hugh Long surveyed the surroundings: the 200 lights, secret entrances and sound-manipulating curtains.

Seattle City Council considers ban on 'conversion therapy'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 8:40am

The Seattle City Council is considering an ordinance that would bar the practice of conversion therapy to try to make gay young people straight.