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Firefighters battle wildfires in Utah, Arizona, California

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:55am

A wildfire burning Wednesday through a dense Arizona forest has forced hundreds of people from their homes, closed a major road and created a huge plume of smoke over the same area devastated by a blaze that killed 19 firefighters four years ago.

Montreal man accused in Flint airport attack denied bond

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:55am

A Canadian man accused of stabbing an airport police officer in Flint, Michigan, will remain in jail while his case proceeds.

The Latest: Man jailed after Arkansas' monument is destroyed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:47am

The Latest on the destruction of Arkansas' Ten Commandments monument outside the state Capitol (all times local):

Man destroys new Ten Commandments statue at Arkansas Capitol

Jill Bleed, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:45am

Arkansas' new Ten Commandments monument was smashed to pieces early Wednesday by someone driving a vehicle into it less than 24 hours after the 6-foot (1.8 meter) granite statue was placed on state Capitol grounds.

The Latest: Arizona wildfire forces hundreds from homes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:45am

The Latest on wildfires burning in the Western U.S. (all times local):

Watchdog says former governor's tweet broke federal law

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:45am

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley has been accused of a violating a law limiting government employees' political activity by voicing support for a South Carolina congressional candidate.

5 kids sickened by 'cloud of chlorine gas' at Florida pool

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:34am

A thunderstorm knocked out a pump at an indoor swimming pool in Florida, causing a "cloud of chlorine gas" that sent five children to a hospital.

Police make arrest in vandalism at Boston Holocaust memorial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:30am

Police say they have arrested a man who used a rock to smash a glass panel at the New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston.

Former South Carolina police chief charged with robbing bank

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:30am

A former police chief in South Carolina has been charged with robbing a bank.

Attorney: Family investigated in 8 killings has cooperated

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:21am

An attorney for a family that is now the focus of the investigation into the slayings of eight members of a different family in Ohio says his clients are being harassed by the attorney general's office despite their cooperation.

Foundation to award about $24 million to fight racism in US

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 7:14am

One of America's largest philanthropic foundations announced Wednesday that it will award about $24 million in grants to organizations in 13 cities and one state to help fight racism.

NYC study: More civilians use video in police complaints

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:42am

New York City's independent police review board says civilians are increasingly using video evidence in complaints against New York Police Department officers.

Lawsuit says woman injured knee during mechanical bull ride

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:40am

A Long Island woman is suing a Manhattan restaurant after tearing a knee ligament, claiming she was too drunk to ride the eatery's mechanical bull ride.

Strangers buy car for Texas man who walked miles to work

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:40am

A Texas man's 3-mile (5 kilometer) daily walk to work has inspired a group of strangers to collect enough money to buy him a car.

Fish market owner upset by large lobster TSA photo

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 6:00am

The owner of a Connecticut fish market says she is "personally offended" after she saw a photo of a 20-pound (9-kilogram) lobster being handled by a Transportation Security Administration screener on social media.

Atlanta officer on leave after head-punching video surfaces

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 5:56am

An Atlanta police officer is on administrative leave after a video surfaced that shows him punching a man in the head.

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to speak in Boston

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 5:50am

Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (BAHN'-gee-moon) is speaking at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum in Boston this week.

Ohio judge sentences teens to write a book report

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 5:15am

An Ohio judge hoping to send a message has sentenced two teenagers to jail time — and writing a five-page book report.

Penn State forms Greek advisory group after pledge death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 5:04am

Penn State has developed an advisory group that includes students, faculty and university trustees to address issues within its Greek system following the February death of a pledge.

No shots fired, but calls prompt lockdown at military post

Erik Schelzig, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 4:52am

Two 911 calls and a tweet about the possibility of an active shooter at a military installation set off a day of panic and confusion in Alabama.