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Christie OKs law to give schools transgender policy guidance

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 11:11am

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation Friday requiring the state to give guidance to public schools about policies for transgender students, including blocking the schools from forcing the students from using bathrooms that conflict with their gender identities.

Ex-firefighter gets prison for torching black fireman's home

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 10:45am

A former New York firefighter says "stupidity," not racism, spurred him to set a fire that destroyed a black colleague's apartment.

Health officials: Low levels of toxin found in Jordan River

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 10:45am

Salt Lake County health officials are advising people to stay out of the Jordan River because of a low level of an algae-related toxin found in the water, but they say there shouldn't be a health threat for boaters.

7 students face hearings in Merchant Marine Academy probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 10:41am

Seven suspended men's soccer players at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy will face campus disciplinary hearings over allegations of sexual misconduct, coercion and hazing, according to a federal lawyer.

Bodies found in south-central Idaho residence

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 10:33am

Authorities in south-central Idaho say the finding of two bodies inside a residence in Burley is being investigated as a homicide.

Scooper planes skim Yellowstone Lake for firefighting water

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 10:14am

Two airplanes will be scooping water out of Yellowstone Lake to fight a wildfire east of Yellowstone National Park.

'Complete devastation' for some near California wildfire

Scott Smith and Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 10:11am

A chimney and a cinder block wall is all that's left standing among rubble that was a house Miki Crawford and her family called home for 22 years, after a wildfire raced through her rural California community, the former nurses' aide said.

The Latest: Trump calls on Congress to raise defense budget

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 9:51am

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

Ohio prosecutor: Infant whose remains found was born alive

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 9:41am

The attorney for an 18-year-old Ohio woman accused of burying an infant alive outside her family's home said the teen is a "very good person" who has worked with disabled children.

NAACP to embark on listening tour to plan its future

Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 9:41am

The NAACP announced on Saturday it would embark on a nationwide listening tour to talk to its local members and help figure out what the future of the nation's oldest civil rights organization should be.

3 years after police chokehold death, US probe grinds on

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 9:30am

When federal prosecutors asked to meet last month with Eric Garner's family, it stoked speculation that their investigation into his death was finally nearing a resolution three years after his last words — "I can't breathe" — became a rallying cry for protests over police killings of black men.

Kushner discloses additional $10M in assets

Garance Burke, Bernard Condon and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 9:21am

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner "inadvertently omitted" more than 70 assets worth at least $10.6 million from his personal financial disclosure reports, according to revised paperwork released Friday.

The Latest: Councilwoman suggests outsider for police chief

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 9:21am

The Latest on the resignation of Minneapolis' police chief amid the investigation into the fatal shooting of an Australian woman by an officer (all times local):

'Flashy' Florida boy caught 4 times in 6 weeks for car theft

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 9:14am

Police say the mother of a 10-year-old Florida boy arrested four times in six weeks for stealing cars is asking for help controlling her son.

Suspect in southwest Idaho killing found dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 9:14am

A man wanted in connection with the killing of a southwestern Idaho woman has been found dead.

The Latest: Senators update plans for Trump Jr., Manafort

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 9:11am

The Latest on the probe into allegations of Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election (all times local):

Trump Jr., Manafort may be interviewed privately by senators

Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 9:01am

President Donald Trump's eldest son and his former campaign chairman won't be forced to testify publicly next week and are instead discussing being privately interviewed by a Senate committee investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 election, the panel said.

Vermont working on rule for pond use after clash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 8:31am

The commissioner of the Vermont Environmental Conservation Department is expected to release language for a proposed rule aimed at solving a clash between a rowing center and cottage owners over use of Great Hosmer Pond.

Trump fires off volley of angry tweets on Russia probe

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 8:08am

Hours before he was to help commission a new aircraft carrier at a patriotic ceremony on the Virginia coast, President Donald Trump fired off a volley of early morning tweets that again showed how furious he remains over multiple investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

Optimism survives on 25th anniversary of Seeds of Peace

David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 8:08am

Middle East peace is no closer today than it was a quarter century ago when Seeds of Peace brought the first Israeli and Palestinian teens together in the woods of Maine. But the latest group to spend time together sees reason for optimism.