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Utah hotline set up for victims to get updates on rape kits

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 10:55am

Salt Lake County and state officials have created an information line that sexual assault victims and survivors can call to get an update on the status of their rape kit.

Senate confirms judge who equated abortion with slavery

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 10:55am

The Senate has confirmed a Kentucky lawyer who equated abortion with slavery — calling them the "two greatest tragedies in our country" — to a lifetime appointment as a federal judge.

Wyoming police search home in 2006 death of Colorado man

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 10:55am

Police in southwest Wyoming say new information has led them to search a home for evidence connected to the unsolved 2006 death of a Colorado hitchhiker.

Miami chief: no leads, suspects in young boy's opioid death

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 10:51am

Investigators have no leads or suspects in the death of a 10-year-old Miami boy from an apparent fentanyl overdose, the youngest known victim of the opioid crisis in the city, the police chief said Thursday.

Powerful storms in cause damage, flooding in Midwest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 10:51am

Several hundred people evacuated their homes early Thursday in the small western Wisconsin community of Arcadia as heavy rain sent a creek over its banks.

Florida lawmaker says toilet paper withheld from inmates

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 10:51am

A Florida lawmaker says basic necessities such as toilet paper and soap are being withheld from inmates in some prisons in the state.

Fugitive in police chief slaying died in 1997 after stroke

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 10:42am

A man wanted in the 1980 killing of a Pennsylvania police chief lived in a secret room in his ex-wife's home and told her to bury him in the backyard when he died — which she did after he had two strokes in 1997.

Girl says her mom asked for forgiveness before stabbing her

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 10:32am

Everyone was asleep when Isabel Martinez began stabbing her children and then fatally stabbed her husband as he tried seek help, her daughter told a child welfare caseworker.

Police: Grudge against state agency led to funeral attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 10:32am

An investigator says a man who drove his car into mourners at a South Carolina graveside had a grudge against the state mental health agency where the woman being buried worked.

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McCain says 'I'll be back soon' as he battles brain cancer

Donna Cassata, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 10:31am

Battling brain cancer, Sen. John McCain on Thursday promised to return to work, making a good-natured dig at his Republican and Democratic colleagues who were jolted by news of the six-term lawmaker's diagnosis.

2 missing Burundi teens entered Canada; no foul play seen

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 10:22am

Police have received reports that two of the Burundi teenagers gone missing after an international robotics competition were seen crossing the border into Canada.

Suspect to plead not guilty in kidnapping of China scholar

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 10:15am

A 28-year-old man charged in the abduction of a University of Illinois scholar from China plans to plead not guilty.

Prosecutors: Online takedown linked to Utah teen drug deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 10:15am

U.S. Justice Department officials in Washington say they've taken down an illicit internet marketplace where a Park City teenager bought drugs responsible for a classmate's fatal overdose.

Wildfire burning near Yosemite destroys 45 structures

Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 9:41am

A blaze burning in foothills west of Yosemite National Park destroyed dozens of structures and forced thousands to flee Gold Rush-era towns but fire crews have been able to stop it from reaching a threatened community in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.

Sen. John McCain in tweet says he appreciates outpouring of support, promises to be back soon 'so stand-by!'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 9:37am

Sen. John McCain in tweet says he appreciates outpouring of support, promises to be back soon 'so stand-by!'

Sessions staying as attorney general despite Trump rebuke

Eric Tucker and Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 9:31am

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday he has no immediate plans to resign after President Donald Trump excoriated the nation's top prosecutor for recusing himself from the probe of suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. political campaign.

Trump focuses on Afghanistan during Pentagon visit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 9:21am

President Donald Trump is focusing on the fight against the Islamic State group in Afghanistan as he visits the Pentagon.

Police: Two Burundi teens seen crossing into Canada; no foul play seen with other missing robotics team members

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 9:21am

Police: Two Burundi teens seen crossing into Canada; no foul play seen with other missing robotics team members.

October trial date set for case linked to "S-Town" podcast

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 9:21am

An Alabama man featured in the hit podcast "S-Town" is scheduled to go on trial in October on charges related to events in the popular narrative.