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City officials: 3 dead, 1 hurt in shooting north of Seattle

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 5:50am

Officials say a shooting at a suburban Seattle home has left three people dead and another person hurt, and that a suspect is in custody.

Doubts about informant cause Chandra Levy case to crumble

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 3:30am

Armando Morales was a gang leader, drug dealer and a jailhouse snitch. But he was also a commanding, dynamic presence on the witness stand when he told jurors that his cellmate, Ingmar Guandique, confessed to the murder of Washington intern Chandra Levy.

Police: Off-duty cop wounds detective probing domestic claim

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 3:10am

Officials say an off-duty Indianapolis police officer shot a detective investigating a reported domestic violence incident involving the officer and his estranged wife. The off-duty officer fled to Ohio before being taken into custody.

Appeals court: North Carolina voter ID law unconstitutional

Emery P. Dalesio and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 1:50am

A federal appeals court ruled that a North Carolina law illegally targeted minorities with tougher ballot access rules, such as requiring photo identification to vote, adding a new partisan flashpoint in a swing state with a raft of hotly contested elections.

More bug spray, less dining al fresco planned in Zika zone

Jennifer Kay and Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 1:50am

As word spread that Miami's hippest neighborhood was now considered ground zero for the first mosquito-transmitted infections of the Zika virus in the U.S. mainland, many residents vowed to take precautions, local officials urged tourists not to change travel plans and mosquito-control workers geared up for war against the pests.

Animal lovers, young and old, celebrate teaching zoo

Mickie Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 1:10am

Three-year-old Sofia Testa, a large cat litter scooper in each small hand, gingerly picked up one big pine cone after another, balanced them for a few steps, then plunked them into a bin.

Roseburg teen had cancer 6 times, but vows to keep fighting

Carisa Cegavske-Review, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 1:10am

Jazmyn Dream Zeller, 15, has had many experiences that most teens have not.

Teacher crafts lessons on rights during police stops

Debbie Cafazzo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 1:10am

When Lincoln High School government teacher Nathan Gibbs-Bowling teaches his Tacoma students about the U.S. Constitution, he adds a few lessons on survival skills.

Army report: Grenade found in room of Dallas gunman in 2014

Reese Dunklin and Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 11:40pm

The Army reservist who killed five Dallas police officers had kept an unauthorized grenade in his room on an Afghanistan base in 2014, according to a report by Army officials investigating a sexual harassment complaint against him.

2 Chicago officers relieved of powers after suspect killed

Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 11:30pm

Two Chicago officers involved in a shooting that left a suspect dead were relieved of their police powers even as the case is still being investigated, police say.

NYPD do: Officers stage traffic stop for marriage proposal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 10:00pm

A bride-to-be says New York City police officers staged a phony traffic stop for her fiance, who wanted an unusual setting for his proposal.

2 Chicago officers in deadly shooting relieved of powers

Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:40pm

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson late Friday relieved two officers of their police powers following a police-involved shooting that left a suspect dead.

The Latest: Chicago police relieve 2 officers of powers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:40pm

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Dozens march in Dallas against police violence toward blacks

Emily Schmall, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:11pm

Several dozen protesters marched through downtown Dallas on Friday to protest police violence toward African-Americans while also paying homage to five police officers slain by a sniper during a demonstration earlier this month.

Co-founder of Autism Speaks, Suzanne Wright, dies at 69

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 8:51pm

A co-founder of the advocacy group Autism Speaks has died after helping build it into one of the leading voices for people with the developmental disorder. Suzanne Wright was 69.

Army report: Grenade found in room of Dallas gunman in 2014

Reese Dunklin and Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 8:41pm

The Army reservist who killed five Dallas police officers had kept an unauthorized grenade in his room on an Afghanistan base in 2014, according to a report by Army officials investigating a sexual harassment complaint against him.

Fire north of Reno 50 percent contained, no homes threatened

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 8:31pm

Two hundred firefighters with air support turned back the immediate threat to homes north of Reno where a series of lightning-sparked wildfires prompted voluntary evacuations Friday, but more fire crews were on the way as evening thunderstorms moved into the area packing potential for more trouble.

U. doctor advising the Olympics says of Zika: 'Be concerned, but don't panic'

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 7:51pm

Zika is now in the U.S., and there have already been eight cases in Utah. The doctor advising the U.S. Olympic Committee on keeping athletes safe from the virus in Rio says it's reason for concern, but not panic.

2 San Diego police officers shot, 1 fatally, during stop

Elliot Spagat and Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 7:31pm

Two San Diego police officers were shot — one fatally — after a late-night stop turned into a gunfight, triggering a manhunt that led to the capture of one wounded suspect in a ravine and an hours-long SWAT standoff Friday that ended after officers detained a second man who may have been involved.