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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.

Police: 8 dead in truck in 'horrific' immigrant smuggling case

Eric Gay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 8:12am

Authorities called to a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio overnight found eight people dead and 20 others in dire condition in the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer, in what police are calling a horrific case of immigrant smuggling.

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):

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

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 11:11pm

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.

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.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 8:50pm

A Colorado man was arrested Saturday in connection with the 2012 death of his 13-year-old son, police said.

Major California wildfire slows as residents try to recover

Robert Jablon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 8:10pm

Steve Valdez was back at work Saturday at a hardware store, days after his home and those of his neighbors were incinerated in a gigantic wildfire that swept through a rural area of California near Yosemite National Park.

Oxygen therapy brings 'remarkable' turnaround for toddler who fell in pool

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 7:54pm

Eden Carlson's story might be one in a million. Doctors say the toddler, who suffered brain damage after falling into a swimming pool at 23 months old, has begun to rebuild her brain function after treatment with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Trump: USS Ford is '100,000-ton message to the world'

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 7:21pm

With praise and a blessing for the military, President Donald Trump helped hand over the USS Gerald R. Ford to the Navy on Saturday and said the state-of-the-art aircraft carrier will send a "100,000-ton message to the world" about America's military might when it is ultimately deployed.

Crews, aircraft battling wildfire in northwestern Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 5:05pm

Officials in extreme northwestern Utah's Box Elder County say crews are hampered by shifting winds as they battle a wildfire.

Fourth man charged in sex attack on New York churchgoer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 4:38pm

A prosecutor says a fourth man has been arrested and charged in the robbery and sex attack of a woman heading home from her New York City church.

Step by halting step, Nieto walks down aisle with his wife

Bernie Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 4:29pm

Step by halting step, former Olympic high jumper Jamie Nieto made good on his vow to walk wife Shevon down the aisle after their wedding and out the door to a waiting limousine.

3 years after police chokehold death, US probe grinds on

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 4:29pm

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.

Bush, Cuban: Trump dragging down GOP, billionaires

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 4:10pm

President Donald Trump's performance in the White House will make it harder for Republicans — and billionaires — in the coming elections, two of his most prominent critics said Saturday.

Trump's new message man deletes inconvenient tweets

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 22nd - 3:52pm

A day after accepting a top White House job, President Donald Trump's new communications adviser announced Saturday that he's deleting old tweets, saying his own views have evolved and that what he said in the past shouldn't be a distraction.