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July 24th, 2014
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NYC firefighter killed battling Brooklyn blaze

07/06/2014 12:00am
A blaze broke out on an upper floor of a Brooklyn public-housing high-rise Saturday, trapping a New York City fire lieutenant who was overcome by smoke and later died.

Center helps the blind realizes their ambitions

07/06/2014 2:10am
They all walk through the doors the same way on their first day, says Eastern Blind Rehab Center Chief Bernadette Kern.

Free class to help families with disabled students

07/06/2014 3:10am
Nebraska families can take a free online class to learn more about education plans for students with disabilities.

Educators share ideas on teaching American Indians

07/06/2014 4:20am
Educators from around the country are gathering in Flagstaff this week to learn how to better serve American Indian students.

Miss Louisiana says she's ready for the challenge

07/06/2014 4:40am
The newly crowned Miss Louisiana 2014 Lacey Sanchez, a college athlete and competitor at heart, said she's ready for the challenges of representing the state and competing in the Miss America pageant in September.

More Native Americans join SD Teach for America

07/06/2014 5:10am
Kiva Sam hopes to draw more Native Americans to do what she did — return to the reservation and teach.

UGA launches online business degree program

07/06/2014 6:40am
The University of Georgia's business school has launched an online business degree program.

Thief returns 9/11 firefighter's flag with apology

07/06/2014 7:20am
An American flag stolen from the family of a firefighter killed on Sept. 11 has been returned with a note that says: "I am so sorry, I had no idea."

Maine fire departments get federal EMT money

07/06/2014 7:20am
A coalition of Maine fire departments will receive about $225,000 in federal grants to train emergency medical technicians in community paramedicine.

Indianapolis officer dies after alley gun battle

07/06/2014 7:40am
A veteran Indianapolis police officer died after he and another patrolman exchanged gunfire with a suspect in an alley Saturday night.

Boston confirms 4 cases of mosquito-borne virus

07/06/2014 7:40am
The Boston Public Health Commission says officials have confirmed four cases of chikungunya (chik-en-gun-ye), a virus transmitted by mosquitoes.

VA hospital helps develop concussion app

07/06/2014 8:20am
Concussions, or mild traumatic brain injuries, are a serious problem. Each year in the United States, thousands of young people are treated for recreation-related concussions.

Ohio college sends research monkeys to retirement

07/06/2014 8:20am
Alex, Jake and Gizmo have worked for more than 30 years. Now they're heading to Florida for retirement.

Lynchburg woman, daughter rescue stricken driver

07/06/2014 8:20am
It was around 10 a.m. on May 7, and Ashley Pannell saw her bulldog Georgia Bea race out the front door into the front yard. Ashley ran out to retrieve Georgia and found something unexpected — a van had pulled into her driveway and the driver was shaking his head back and forth profusely.

Man convicted on terror charges files appeal

07/06/2014 9:00am
A Central California man found guilty of planning a terrorist attack is appealing his conviction.

Ventura must show sniper disregarded truth in book

07/06/2014 9:02am
When a man regarded as the deadliest sniper in U.S. history detailed his kills in a bestselling autobiography, he also included details about a 2006 incident in which he says he punched a guy he called "Scruff Face" — later identified as former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura.

Bozeman school district sells building, buys land

07/06/2014 9:40am
The Bozeman School District has closed a $1.1 million deal to purchase 37 acres of land as a possible site for a second high school.

Veterans turn to American Legion for medical help

07/06/2014 10:01am
A counselor at the local Veterans Affairs office looked at Rebecca King, a victim of domestic violence and abuse who was seeking help for depression, and told her she would not be able to see a psychologist. She looked too nice and put together for someone depressed, King was told.

West Nile virus found in Twin Cities metro area

07/06/2014 10:20am
The West Nile virus has been found in Minnesota for the first time this year.

Oregon's 'forgotten souls' by the numbers

07/06/2014 10:30am
Cremated and forgotten, their remains became a symbol of Oregon's — and the nation's — dark history of treating the mentally ill. A two-year research effort is now shining a light on the 3,500 people whose ashes were discovered at the Oregon State Hospital.

Oregon mental hospital to honor 'forgotten souls'

07/06/2014 10:42am
They were dubbed the "forgotten souls" — the cremated remains of thousands of people who came through the doors of Oregon's state mental hospital, died there and whose ashes were abandoned inside 3,500 copper urns.

Meet Chiquita: Wyoming's 500-year-old mummy

07/06/2014 10:50am
George Gill hands over the never-published photos of the infant he calls Chiquita.

US survivors of WWII battle recall Saipan attack

07/06/2014 11:02am
Even after seven decades, Wilfred "Spike" Mailloux won't talk about surviving a bloody World War II battle unless longtime friend John Sidur is by his side.

Northern California wildfire challenges crews

07/06/2014 11:10am
A rural fire in Northern California raged throughout the night and continues to challenge firefighters as temperatures rise.

2 killed, 2 injured in central Idaho rollover

07/06/2014 11:31am
Two people died and two others were injured after being ejected from a Toyota Tundra when the driver failed to negotiate a curve 15 miles south of Salmon.

Number of nurses in Oklahoma at all-time high

07/06/2014 11:40am
The number of licensed nurses in Oklahoma stands at nearly 75,000, an all-time high in the state.

Central Idaho wildfire 60 percent contained

07/06/2014 11:51am
A wildfire in central Idaho has more than doubled in size but crews completed fire lines and burnout operations to have it 60 percent contained.

Mormon crickets descend on Oneida County

07/06/2014 11:51am
Mormon crickets are moving through Oneida County in southeastern Idaho and damaging valuable farm crops, according to agriculture officials.

Spartanburg County judge can't make gun deadline

07/06/2014 12:01pm
Spartanburg County's probate judge says her county will likely miss a state deadline to report mental illness cases to a nationwide database used for gun checks.

Construction of new McDowell school to begin soon

07/06/2014 12:11pm
Construction of a new $12 million elementary school in McDowell County is expected to begin after crews stabilize a riverbank that partially collapsed earlier this year.

Groups seek creation of dental practitioner status

07/06/2014 12:11pm
Several Kansas groups are pushing for a new level of dental provider they believe could help remedy a severe shortage of dentists across the state.

Bat cave study finds more white nose survival

07/06/2014 12:20pm
Nearly all the little brown bats that hibernated in a Dorset cave last winter and were tagged with radio chips remained there until spring, an indication they weren't affected by white nose syndrome, a disease that causes bats to wake from hibernation, fly into the frigid winter and die.

Sheriff, feds: Rancher must be held accountable

07/06/2014 12:20pm
U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials say they agree with a Nevada sheriff's position that rancher Cliven Bundy must be held accountable for his role in an April standoff between his supporters and the federal agency.

Woman, 21, killed by drunk driver in College Park

07/06/2014 12:20pm
Police say a driver had a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit when he struck and killed a 21-year-old woman near the University of Maryland campus.

Houston barbershop owner shoots, kills customer

07/06/2014 12:31pm
Police say a Houston barbershop owner shot and killed a customer during a heated argument when the man refused to leave.

Smoke alarms installed in home where 4 kids died

07/06/2014 12:41pm
Smoke detectors were installed last year inside a row home where four young children died in a fast-moving blaze that engulfed at least 10 residences, fire officials said.

Report: Ordinary Americans caught up in data sweep

07/06/2014 12:42pm
When the U.S. National Security Agency intercepted the online accounts of legally targeted foreigners over a four-year period it also collected the conversations of nine times as many ordinary Internet users, both Americans and non-Americans, according to a probe by The Washington Post.

Washington pot shops prepare for historic sales

07/06/2014 12:42pm
With the clock ticking down to the start of legal weed sales in Washington state, store owners hoping to start selling on Tuesday are consumed by details as they try to make sure there's pot on the shelves.

Idaho long-billed curlew tracked with transmitter

07/06/2014 12:50pm
An Idaho long-billed curlew has left the state carrying a $6,500 transmitter and the hopes of biologists trying to figure out where the species migrates.

Prescription opioids kill about 300 people yearly

07/06/2014 1:01pm
Prescription opioids claimed the lives of about 300 people each year from 2006 to 2012, according to data from the state Department of Health Services.

Son: Former US Sen Dixon of Illinois dies at home

07/06/2014 1:11pm
Former Democratic U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon of Illinois has died.

Charges against bombing suspects' pals questioned

07/06/2014 1:11pm
In the weeks after two bombs exploded near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, prosecutors charged three of the surviving suspect's friends with obstructing the investigation or lying to authorities.

NM leads nation in alcohol-related deaths

07/06/2014 1:20pm
New Mexico leads the nation when it comes to deaths related to excessive alcohol use.

4 young adults ID'd as victims in Fla. boat crash

07/06/2014 1:31pm
The fireworks in Miami had just concluded when a white, 32-foot boat carrying five young adults crashed violently with another vessel in the night.

States look to gun seizure law after mass killings

07/06/2014 1:31pm
As state officials across the country grapple with how to prevent mass killings like the ones at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown and near the University of California, Santa Barbara, some are turning to a gun seizure law pioneered in Connecticut 15 years ago.

Sheriff, feds: Rancher must be held accountable

07/06/2014 1:33pm
U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials say they agree with a Nevada sheriff's position that rancher Cliven Bundy must be held accountable for his role in an April standoff between his supporters and the federal agency.

Skin cancer test offered at Rhode Island beaches

07/06/2014 2:10pm
Beachgoers can get a free skin cancer screening at Rhode Island beaches in July and August.

Commissioner: NY firefighter died in accidental fire started by air-conditioning electric cord

07/06/2014 2:10pm
Commissioner: NY firefighter died in accidental fire started by air-conditioning electric cord.

DC schools chancellor questions charter planning

07/06/2014 2:20pm
District of Columbia schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson says better planning is needed to prevent a "cannibalistic environment" between charter schools and traditional public schools.

5 things to know as the Tour de France hits London

07/06/2014 2:31pm
It may be as French as camembert, but the Tour de France is coming to London. Almost 200 speeding cyclists are set to race past the city's greatest landmarks, from the Tower of London to the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace.

Legal, political hurdles in child migrant crisis

07/06/2014 2:31pm
The legal, humanitarian and political constraints facing the Obama administration as it copes with thousands of Central American children entering the country illegally came into sharp focus in a series of interviews Sunday.

Electric cord sparked fire that killed firefighter

07/06/2014 2:51pm
A high-rise blaze that killed a fire lieutenant started in a pinched electrical cord in a cluttered apartment, fire officials said Sunday, adding that the fire had been ruled accidental.

Quinn signs ballot question on birth control

07/06/2014 2:51pm
Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a November ballot question that'll ask voters if they think prescription drug coverage plans should be required to include birth control.

Float targeting Obama, library draws criticism

07/06/2014 3:01pm
A float comparing President Barack Obama's future presidential library to an outhouse has drawn criticism from some after it appeared in the Fourth of July parade in Norfolk.

Man convicted on terror charges files appeal

07/06/2014 3:10pm
Nine years ago the FBI made a startling announcement: A "sleeper cell" of al-Qaida operatives was uncovered in California's Central Valley.

Boston awards $7m in grants to community groups

07/06/2014 3:11pm
The city's Office of Jobs and Community Services will provide more than $7 million in grants to support workforce training, education, adult literacy and social services in the new fiscal year.

Salt Lake City hopes to make bid for 2026 Olympics

07/06/2014 3:31pm
Salt Lake City continues to position itself to make a bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics, citing well-maintained facilities from its 2002 games that it hopes will attract the attention of Olympic organizers.

14 fallen firefighters remembered at Storm King

07/06/2014 3:31pm
Relatives and friends of the 14 firefighters who were killed when a wildfire trapped them on Storm King Mountain in western Colorado 20 years ago returned to the site of the tragedy Sunday to remember their loved ones.

States look to gun seizure law after mass killings

07/06/2014 3:50pm
As state officials across the U.S. grapple with how to prevent mass killings like the ones at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and near the University of California, Santa Barbara, some are turning to a gun seizure law pioneered in Connecticut 15 years ago.

2 police officers shot near Denver are recovering

07/06/2014 4:20pm
The man who shot and wounded two suburban Denver police officers checking on him at his home was stopped by a third officer who arrived later and returned fire, authorities said Sunday.

Escaped Missouri murder suspect remains missing

07/06/2014 5:01pm
An escaped southeast Missouri murder suspect remained on the loose two days after slipping away from a group of jail inmates watching fireworks.

California shark bite victim feared for his life

07/06/2014 5:10pm
Steven Robles was an hour into his regular weekend swim off some of Southern California's most popular beaches when he came face-to-face with a great white shark.

Coast Guard frees 15 from boat on Mich. river

07/06/2014 5:30pm
A middle-of-the-night cellphone conversation with a 13-year-old girl led the Coast Guard to a pontoon boat grounded in a western Michigan river, where crew members used an inflatable ice skiff to rescue 15 people, 13 of them deaf and four lacking medicine they needed, a spokesman said Sunday.

Weekend shootings add to violent year for Indy

07/06/2014 5:40pm
The fatal shooting of a decorated police officer this holiday weekend and a gun battle that wounded seven people the same day in a popular nightlife district have underscored what so far has been a violent year in Indianapolis.

Pulling fuselages from Montana river going 'slow'

07/06/2014 5:41pm
Three airplane fuselages that slid down a steep embankment into the Clark Fork River following a train derailment in western Montana could take until Tuesday to remove, railroad officials said Sunday.

Teen says officer saved her from sex trafficking

07/06/2014 5:42pm
New York police detectives told Bailey that had she met up with the man, she likely would have been forced into sex trafficking.

Tot wanders from family, is found dead in NYC lake

07/06/2014 5:50pm
A 2-year-old girl who wandered away from a holiday weekend family barbecue in a city park was found dead in a lake after a desperate five-hour search by police and bystanders.

2nd girl dies after dresser falls on young sisters

07/06/2014 6:00pm
Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a second little girl has died after a dresser toppled onto her and her sister.

Boy drowns in Cottonwood Heights public pool

07/06/2014 6:20pm
A 7-year-old boy drowned Sunday afternoon in a public outdoor pool in the Salt Lake City area.

Utah crash leaves 5 dead, 2 critically injured

07/06/2014 6:21pm
A head-on collision Sunday afternoon in southern Utah killed five people and critically injured two others, authorities said.

Electric cord sparked fire that killed firefighter

07/06/2014 6:31pm
New York City fire officials say a high-rise blaze that killed a fire lieutenant started in a pinched electrical cord in a cluttered apartment, adding that the fire has been ruled accidental.

Cox: The lieutenant governor who almost said no

07/06/2014 7:10pm
Spencer Cox once turned down Harvard for a less glamorous school and walked away from a lucrative job with a law firm to move back to his boyhood farm. So maybe we shouldn't be surprised that he came within minutes of turning down an offer to be Utah's lieutenant governor.

California man blows off hands with fireworks

07/06/2014 7:30pm
A Northern California man igniting illegal fireworks blew off both of his hands when a device exploded prematurely, police said.

Billy Ray Cyrus calls slain Nevada teacher 'hero'

07/06/2014 7:41pm
Country singer Billy Ray Cyrus honored a Nevada teacher killed by a 12-year-old student in a schoolyard shooting last year, calling him a "true American hero."

Alabama firefighters use cookies to show car dangers

07/06/2014 8:22pm
Firefighters bake cookies in hot car to highlight danger posed to children. Meredith Armstrong reports.

TSA: Some on US-bound flights must turn on phones

07/06/2014 8:52pm
Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights, the Transportation Security Administration said Sunday.

Gary police officer found shot dead in patrol car

07/06/2014 9:40pm
A Gary police officer was found shot to death Sunday in his patrol car and three people, including one person of interest, were taken into custody, authorities said.

14 fallen firefighters remembered 20 years later

07/06/2014 9:40pm
Relatives and friends of the 14 firefighters who died when a wildfire exploded and trapped them on Storm King Mountain in western Colorado 20 years ago returned to the site of the tragedy Sunday to remember their loved ones.

Northern California wildfire challenges crews

07/06/2014 9:50pm
Rugged terrain, shifting winds and hot, dry conditions hampered efforts Sunday to contain a wildfire in Northern California that burned to the edge of a rural neighborhood, officials said.

Driver who rammed military base fence is captured

07/06/2014 10:00pm
Boise police have arrested a driver they say fled two traffic stops, tried to hit an officer's vehicle and barreled through a fence at a military base.

No practicing on patients: New docs get boot camp

07/06/2014 11:21pm
First-day jitters come with any new job but when the work involves pushing needles into strangers' bellies, stitching up gaping wounds or even delivering babies, that debut can be especially nerve-wracking — for everyone involved.
 
   
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