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Crews stop spread of huge California wildfire near Yosemite

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 12:51pm

Crews contending with triple-digit temperatures slowed the spread of an aggressive wildfire that destroyed dozens of homes in a rural area of California near Yosemite National Park, officials said Sunday.


8 found dead in sweltering truck in immigrant smuggling case

Eric Gay and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 12:41pm

Authorities called to a Walmart parking lot found eight people dead and 20 others in dire condition in the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer, victims of what police said Sunday was an immigrant-smuggling attempt gone wrong.

Park City has launched a fully electric bike-share program

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 12:29pm

Park City has launched one of the country's first fully electric bike-share programs.

The Latest: DHS takes over deadly immigrant smuggling case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 12:22pm

The Latest on several people found dead in the back of a tractor-trailer in a Walmart parking lot in Texas (all times local):

A look at plans for new rides and more at Disney parks

Joseph Longo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 12:16pm

Disney is calling upon the "Guardians of the Galaxy" and a cohort of blockbuster movies to help modernize its amusement parks.

Idaho GOP elects former executive director as chairman

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 11:25am

The Idaho Republican Party elected its former executive director as its chairman.

Idaho, Utah team up to fight invasive mussels

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 11:15am

Idaho is teaming up with Utah to protect Bear Lake on the Utah-Idaho border from invasive mussels.

Groups make DIY bike lanes to show US cities what could be

Jaime Dunaway, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 10:51am

A makeshift bike lane divider made of painted two-by-fours and PVC pipes lasted three days on a busy Dallas street last month before the city removed it, which was two days longer than its creators expected.

Trump asserts all agree he has 'complete power' to pardon

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 10:40am

President Donald Trump said Saturday that he has "complete power" to issue pardons, an assertion that comes amid investigations into Russian interference in last year's presidential election. It was one of many topics that appeared to occupy the president's mind as the day broke.

Yellowstone Lake re-opened after scooper planes released

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 10:26am

Yellowstone National Park has lifted boating restrictions on Yellowstone Lake after a large portion of the lake was closed to accommodate airplanes scooping up water to fight a wildfire.

Man accused of attempted murder after shooting at Provo home

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 10:26am

Authorities say a man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a shooting at a Provo home.

Sheriff's office: 47-year-old inmate dies at Chesapeake jail

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 10:11am

An inmate at a Virginia jail has died after suffering what authorities have described as a medical emergency.

Go play outside: New York makes it free for new campers

Mary Esch, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 8:50am

Folks who'd like to try camping at New York parks are getting the chance to do it this summer for free, courtesy of the state.

Newly restored USS Constitution is returning to the water

Crystal Hill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 8:08am

The USS Constitution, the world's oldest commissioned warship still afloat, will return Sunday to Boston's waters.

The Latest: Trump lawyer says there's no pardon discussion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 3:35am

The Latest on President Donald Trump and his tweet barrage (all times local):

Father of Colorado boy, 13, arrested for boy's 2012 death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 1:20am

Police have arrested a southwestern Colorado man for the death of his 13-year-old son.

Saguaro National Park to get $215K for infrastructure work

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 1:10am

Saguaro National Park in southern Arizona is getting part of a pot of federal and private money for maintenance and infrastructure work at U.S. national parks.

The Latest: Trump calls aircraft carrier a symbol of power

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 11:50pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Virginia to commission an aircraft carrier (all times local):

Lawmakers herald agreement on sweeping Russia sanctions bill

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 10:20pm

Congressional Republicans and Democrats announced Saturday they had reached an agreement on a sweeping Russia sanctions package to punish Moscow for meddling in the presidential election and its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria.

Coast Guard: Missile test could be conducted next weekend

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 10:20pm

The U.S. will conduct as soon as next weekend another test of a missile defense system meant to counter threats from North Korea.