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Native Hawaiians not very healthy, first national study says

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 7:21am

Hawaii consistently ranks among the healthiest states, but a federal survey found Native Hawaiians are in unusually bad health.


AP sources: US to ban Americans from traveling to NKorea

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 7:01am

The Trump administration will ban American citizens from traveling to North Korea, U.S. officials said Friday, following the death of university student Otto Warmbier who died in June after falling into a coma in a North Korean prison.

Police: Video shows teens watching, laughing as man drowns

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 6:48am

Authorities in Florida say a group of teens watched and laughed as a man drowned in a retention pond last week.

The Latest: Conway says probing Mueller staff is 'fair'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 6:48am

The Latest on the ongoing investigations into Russia meddling in the 2016 election (all times local):

Man livestreams as he speeds on beach, cursing and drinking

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 6:11am

A 27-year-old man broadcast live on Facebook as he sped down a Florida beach, running over beach chairs and umbrellas while drinking from a bottle of Canadian Mist whiskey.

Burundi robotics teens may have 'self-initiated' vanishing

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:50am

Organizers of an international robotics competition in the U.S. capital believe the disappearance of six teens from Burundi may have been "self-initiated."

The Latest: Robotics coach heard rumors teens might stay

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:40am

The Latest on Burundi teenagers missing after an international robotics competition in Washington, D.C. (all times local):

AP sources: US to ban Americans from traveling to North Korea

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:14am

AP sources: US to ban Americans from traveling to North Korea.

Mother charged in 1-year-old's hot car death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:10am

A South Carolina woman has been charged after authorities ruled her 1-year-old son died from being left in a hot car.

Police search new area for woman missing since shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 5:08am

Dozens of officers have been searching in a new area for a North Carolina woman missing since a shooting involving her ex-husband.

Ex-Florida escort to be sentenced for trying to hire hit man

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 4:50am

A former Florida escort convicted of trying to hire a hit man to murder her newlywed husband could get up to 30 years in prison when she is sentenced Friday, perhaps ending a drawn-out case that drew notice for its startling videos and salacious characters.

California fire's growth is stunted, but 50 homes destroyed

Scott Smith and Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 3:24am

The town of Mariposa, with its century-old saloons and covered sidewalks, normally bustles with summer visitors on their way to Yosemite National Park but the Gold Rush-era hamlet was mostly empty as ash rained down and heavy smoke from a nearby blaze darkened the sky.

Utah's overcrowded Zion National Park may require RSVPs

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 2:44am

The sweeping red-rock vistas at Utah's Zion National Park are increasingly filled with a bumper crop of visitors.

Key events in OJ Simpson's fall from sports hero, movie star

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 2:20am

O.J. Simpson's story represents one of the most dramatic falls from grace in the history of American pop culture.

Statues to Confederacy in its ex-capital spur soul-searching

Sarah Rankin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 2:01am

When a French artist's statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee arrived by train in Richmond in 1890, thousands helped haul the enormous pieces to what is today the city's grandest boulevard. Many took home pieces of the rope they used as souvenirs, so beloved was Lee as a top Confederate commander and native Virginia son.

Cancer, working from bed all part of long McCain chronicles

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 2:01am

Sen. John McCain is telling his best friend in the Senate to keep it together as he grapples with brain cancer.

Trump legal team looking to investigate Mueller aides

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 1:40am

President Donald Trump's legal team is evaluating potential conflicts of interest among members of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team, according to three people with knowledge of the matter. The revelation comes as Mueller's probe into Russia's election meddling appears likely to include some of the Trump family's business ties.

CIA director: Moscow loves to 'stick it to America'

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 11:50pm

CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday that Russia has no plans to leave Syria and will continue to try to meddle in U.S. affairs to "stick it to America."

Chief: Australian woman shot by cop 'did not have to die'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 11:14pm

The Minneapolis police chief says the Australian woman who was shot by an officer after calling 911 "did not have to die."

Ohio veteran can keep ducks to relieve PTSD, depression

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 10:35pm

An Ohio veteran who sought to defy local law and keep pet ducks, that he says help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, can now keep them.