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A landmark day for drone flights arrives

Matt McFarland, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 5:21pm

The federal government is officially opening America's skies to drones.

Tropical depression to bring rain to Florida Straits

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 5:11pm

Forecasters say another tropical depression has formed in the Florida Straits and is expected to produce some rain over the southern half of the Florida peninsula and the Florida Keys.

The Latest: Tropical depression headed to Florida Straits

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 5:01pm

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Authorities: Off-duty cop kills man who tied to take gun

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 5:01pm

Authorities say an off-duty police officer shot and killed a man who tried to take a gun away from him in New Jersey's capital city.

Women bare breasts for gender equality on GoTopless Day

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 4:51pm

Women around the country are taking off their tops on GoTopless Day, a day that promotes gender equality and women's rights to bare their breasts in public.

California governor signs bill banning coal-export funding

Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 4:46pm

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday banning state transportation funding for new coal export terminals. The bill represents a victory for environmentalists as they campaign to block shipments of coal from the West Coast.

The Latest: Women march for topless rights in Los Angeles

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 4:31pm

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Northern Utah campgrounds, reservoir closed by wildfire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 4:11pm

Recreational facilities and a reservoir are off-limits as firefighters continue to contain a northern Utah wildfire.

'Don't Breathe' scores, ousts 'Suicide Squad' at box office

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 4:04pm

The horror movie "Don't Breathe" has reason to let out a big sigh of relief. Audiences turned out in droves for the late summer thriller, which brought in $26.1 million, according to studio estimates released Sunday.

Flood volunteer bus hits fire truck; 2 dead, dozens hurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 4:01pm

A bus full of construction workers hit a firetruck on an elevated highway Sunday, killing two people and injuring about 40, Louisiana State Police said.

Officials investigating cause of DC 911 system outage

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 3:41pm

District of Columbia officials are investigating an outage that impacted the city's 911 system overnight for about 90 minutes.

Bureau of Land Management in Utah to get new director

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 3:30pm

The newly named director of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in Utah will take the role at a time of high tension over public lands in the West.

Wyoming considering options to reduce job-related fatalities

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 3:30pm

Officials in Wyoming are trying to decide whether incentives to fix problems or punishing fines will help reduce job-related fatalities.

Widow of slain federal wildlife refuge occupier plans to sue

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 3:21pm

Oregon police and two FBI agents could face a lawsuit from the widow of an Arizona rancher who took part in the Malheur Wildlife Refuge occupation and was killed in a confrontation with authorities.

Florida man returns lost wallet with $3,400 inside

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 3:16pm

A 27-year-old central Florida man is being recognized for honesty after finding a wallet with $3,400 inside and turning it over to sheriff's deputies.

Ithaca College student fatally stabbed on Cornell campus

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 3:02pm

Officials say an Ithaca College student was fatally stabbed and another student injured in a fight on Cornell University's campus.

The Latest: State Police: Bus driver in the US illegally

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 2:41pm

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Visitor misbehavior abounds as US parks agency turns 100

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 2:31pm

Tourist John Gleason crept through the grass, four small children close behind, inching toward a bull elk with antlers like small trees at the edge of a meadow in Yellowstone National Park.

The Latest: Several agencies hunt for missing men, plane

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 2:20pm

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Brush fire burns 4 cars, outdoor equipment in Coeur d'Alene

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 1:50pm

Several vehicles were burned Saturday in a brush fire along Interstate 90 in Coeur d'Alene.