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Burundi robotics teens may have 'self-initiated' vanishing

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 10:02am

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

Elon Musk says he has 'verbal approval' to build New York-DC hyperloop

Jackie Wattles, CNN  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 10:01am

New York to DC in half an hour.

AG Sessions rebukes sanctuary cities in Philadelphia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 9:53am

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday told a roomful of federal prosecutors and law enforcement officials that cities like Philadelphia are "giving sanctuary" to criminals and asked them to "reconsider the harm they are doing to their residents."

San Juan County welcomes redrawing of election districts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 9:34am

Commissioners in a southeastern Utah county are welcoming a federal judge's order that an independent expert redraw the county's commission and school board election districts because they're unconstitutional.

Judge issues order for buffer zone outside abortion clinic

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 9:31am

Anti-abortion activists were ordered by a judge on Friday to stay away from a "buffer zone" outside Kentucky's only abortion clinic, which is bracing for protests from a national group.

Tribe wants centuries-old remains found in Idaho

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 9:03am

At least one tribe will seek possession of human bones found protruding from an Idaho badger hole after tests determined they weren't from modern day homicide victims but belonged to people who lived five centuries ago.

Report: Numerous security policy violations in inmate escape

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 9:01am

Georgia corrections officials are reporting there were numerous security policy violations in the lead-up to the escape of two inmates from a prison bus last month.

Utah's crowded Zion National Park may require reservations

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 9:01am

It would be a first for a U.S. national park: Requiring reservations to get in. But it's an option that Utah's Zion National Park is considering to manage an overwhelming surge of visitors to its sweeping red-rock vistas and canyons.

AP sources: US to ban Americans from traveling to NKorea

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 8:51am

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.

Federal judge issues order to keep protesters away from 'buffer zone' outside Kentucky's only abortion clinic

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 8:11am

Federal judge issues order to keep protesters away from 'buffer zone' outside Kentucky's only abortion clinic .

Man livestreams as he speeds on beach, cursing and drinking

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 7:41am

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.

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

Amy Forliti and Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 7:31am

An Australian woman should not have been shot to death by a Minneapolis police officer responding to her 911 call and the officer's actions "go against who we are in the department," the city's police chief said.

Trump legal team looking to investigate Mueller aides

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 7:21am

President Donald Trump's legal team is evaluating potential conflicts of interest among members of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team, three people with knowledge of the matter said Thursday. The revelations come as Mueller's investigation appears likely to probe some of the Trump family's business ties.

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.

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):

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.