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'Gut-wrenching' decision: Search for teens suspended

Matt Sedensky and Marisol Medina, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 8:51pm

After hundreds of rescue workers fanned out across a massive swath of the Atlantic for a full week, the Coast Guard's search for two teenage fishermen ended Friday, a heart-rending decision for families so convinced the boys could be alive they're pressing on with their own hunt.

Special Olympics: Largest service project in LDS Church's history

Carole Mikita  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 8:47pm

Over 10,000 volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are participating in the biggest service project in the Church's history: helping out at this year's Special Olympics. They join people of many faiths and community organizations to welcome and provide for the athletes in the largest sporting event in the world this year.

Once a sideshow, former preemies praise doctor years later

Frank Eltman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 7:31pm

At age 95, Lucille Horn often reflects on her long, full life, with a husband and five children, and how it might not have happened if not for the renegade doctor who put her in a Coney Island sideshow when she was just days old.

The latest: Coast Guard suspends search for missing teens

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 6:31pm

The latest on the search for the two teens who went missing while on a fishing trip off Florida's Atlantic coast:

Firefighter killed battling blaze in California forest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 10:41pm

A U.S. Forest Service firefighter from South Dakota has been killed battling one of more than a dozen wildfires raging across California, Forest Service officials said Friday night.

US Forest Service reports a firefighter has been killed battling 1 of California's wildfires

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 10:01pm

US Forest Service reports a firefighter has been killed battling 1 of California's wildfires.

Kerry to push Malaysia on human trafficking during visit

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 9:22pm

Secretary of State John Kerry will push Malaysia to redouble its efforts against human trafficking during an upcoming visit for regional security talks, a senior State Department official said Friday.

Kerry off to Mideast with Egypt, Iran deal, Syria on agenda

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 9:02pm

Secretary of State John Kerry headed to the Middle East on Friday for security talks in Egypt and discussions in Qatar with Arab foreign ministers whose countries are wary of the nuclear deal struck with Iran.

Guillermo racing in Pacific, remains far from Hawaii

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 9:01pm

Hurricane Guillermo continues to race west-northwest but remains far away from Hawaii deep in the Pacific.

1st legal medical pot sold in Nevada 15 years after approval

Scott Sonner and Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 8:51pm

Fifteen years after Nevadans voted to legalize it, medical marijuana was sold legally in the state for the first time Friday at a dispensary in a strip mall about 5 miles east of downtown Reno.

Trooper in Sandra Bland arrest had been disciplined

Terry Wallace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 8:32pm

The Texas trooper who arrested Sandra Bland after a confrontation that began with a traffic stop was once cautioned about "unprofessional conduct" in a 2014 incident while he was still a probationary trooper, according to documents released Friday.

Employee dorm fire kills 1, injures 4 in Grand Teton

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 7:21pm

A fire at an employee dormitory in Grand Teton National Park killed one person and injured four others in the third emergency for national park concession workers in Wyoming in the past two months.

2 teens charged with impersonating former teacher on Twitter

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 7:11pm

Two teenagers from Connecticut have been charged with impersonating a high school teacher on Twitter and portraying her in a defamatory way.

Honolulu police arrest suspect in assault of state lawmaker

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 7:01pm

Police have arrested a juvenile on suspicion of misdemeanor assault in a case involving a Hawaii lawmaker who was attacked in a homeless encampment.

White House says former Taliban leader Mullah Omar is dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 6:41pm

The White House says U.S. intelligence agencies have determined that former Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar is dead, and says his demise "represents a chance for yet more progress on the path to a stable, secure Afghanistan."

7 Hawaii telescope protesters arrested for defying new rule

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 6:41pm

Seven men have been arrested for camping on Mauna Kea (mau-NAH' kay-AH'), where there's a new emergency rule restricting overnight access to the mountain because of protests against building a giant telescope there.

Coast Guard ends its search for 2 missing teenage fishermen; private search continues

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 6:31pm

Coast Guard ends its search for 2 missing teenage fishermen; private search continues.

Clinton releases tax, health records on busy Friday

Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 6:02pm

Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband paid close to $44 million in federal taxes since 2007 and she is in "excellent physical condition" — two facts that emerged Friday in a flood of disclosures about the Democratic presidential candidate pushed out by her campaign on a busy summer day.

Ex-teacher charged with having sex with 13-year-old student

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 6:01pm

A former teacher charged Friday with having sex with a 13-year-old student left a note in her sixth-grade classroom that said, in part, "I need help — a lot of help," according to police.

Connecticut sees first signs of West Nile virus this year

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 6:01pm

Connecticut health officials say mosquitoes trapped in Waterford are the first in the state to test positive for West Nile virus this year.