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Crews gain ground on California fire but brace for lightning

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:26pm

Firefighters are bracing for the possibility of dry lightning as they battle a stubborn blaze that has scorched nearly 120 square miles (308 square kilometers) near California's Yosemite National Park.

The Latest: Parents say teen didn't mean to kill sister

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:08pm

The Latest on a fatal car accident in California that was livestreamed on Instagram (all times local):

McCain making dramatic Senate return for crucial health vote

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:51pm

John McCain will make a dramatic return to the Senate for a make-or-break vote on Republican health care legislation Tuesday just days after getting diagnosed with brain cancer, giving an emotional and arithmetical boost to his party's reeling effort to repeal Obamacare.

Evacuations ordered lifted for wildfire in Washington

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:42pm

Evacuation orders for people living near a wildfire in a rural area of northeast Washington state were lifted Monday.

Latest: Official: At least 25 migrants in truck were Mexican

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:41pm

The Latest on the deaths of 10 people whose bodies were found in a broiling tractor-trailer in a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio, Texas (all times local):

The Latest: Evacuation orders lifted for Washington fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:35pm

The Latest on wildfires burning in Washington state (all times local):

AP sources: Trump speaks to advisers about firing Sessions

Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:33pm

President Donald Trump has spoken with advisers about firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, as he continues to rage against Sessions' decision to recuse himself from all matters related to the Russia investigation.

Tractor-trailer survivor says people cried, asked for water

Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:20pm

Adan Lara Vega said he was told the $5,500 he was being charged to be smuggled into the United States would include an air-conditioned truck ride.

The Latest: Trump speaks to advisers about firing Sessions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:20pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions (all times local):

Warrant: Woman "slapped" squad car before police shooting

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 7:51pm

A woman approached the back of a Minneapolis police car and "slapped" it shortly before an Australian woman was shot and killed by an officer, according to a search warrant filed by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

The Latest: Rescuer held boy he plucked from flash flood

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 7:41pm

The Latest on the rescue of hikers stranded by a flash flood (all times local):

Former LA County sheriff asks to stay free during appeals

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 7:41pm

Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca will avoid prison for a little bit longer after his attorneys on Monday asked a federal court to let him remain free while his corruption conviction is appealed.

Last orca calf born in captivity at a SeaWorld park dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 7:00pm

The last killer whale born in captivity under SeaWorld's former orca-breeding program died Monday at the company's San Antonio park, SeaWorld said.

Trump selects ambassador for the Netherlands, Bahrain

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 6:50pm

President Donald Trump will nominate former Republican Congressman Peter Hoekstra to serve as the U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands.

The Latest: Groups rally for ex-cop, slain motorist in Ohio

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 6:41pm

The Latest on the dismissal of charges against a white police officer who killed an unarmed black motorist in Cincinnati (all times local):

Charges dropped in Ohio police shooting of unarmed black man

Lisa Cornwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 6:41pm

A judge in Cincinnati on Monday dismissed the charges against a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist during a traffic stop, after a county prosecutor declined to pursue a third murder trial in the case.

Dems block passage of intelligence bill

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 6:32pm

House Democrats on Monday blocked passage of a non-controversial intelligence policy bill, saying that Republicans were rushing to pass it without extensive debate.

Texas activist targeted, beaten amid 'bathroom bill' debate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 6:31pm

Police say a Texas transgender activist beaten in a carjacking was targeted because of her gender identity, further raising tensions as state lawmakers advance revived legislation critics call an anti-LGBT "bathroom bill."

Judge indefinitely halts deportation of 1,400-plus Iraqis

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 6:31pm

A federal judge on Monday indefinitely stopped the deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqis who fear physical harm if kicked out of the U.S., the latest in a series of decisions in favor of the immigrants.