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Antelope Island wildfire nearly doubles, officials say

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 8:51pm

A wildfire in Antelope Island State Park has nearly doubled in size.

No surprise sheriff's deputy died helping fellow officers

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 8:20pm

The Baton Rouge sheriff's deputy killed last Sunday ran to help another officer when he could have stayed safe in the convenience store where he was working off-duty, a minister said at his funeral Saturday.

The Latest: Texas shooting dead are 1 man, 2 women, 1 child

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 8:11pm

The Latest on the shooting in Bastrop, Texas: (all times local):

Ferry collision in New Jersey injures 17 passengers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 7:50pm

Officials say 17 passengers suffered mostly minor injuries when a privately-operated ferry struck a dock in New Jersey across from Manhattan.

4 adults found dead after shooting in Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 6:20pm

Four adults have been found dead following a shooting at an apartment complex in Bastrop, Texas.

New tests show no pot chemicals in Colorado town's water

Steven K. Paulson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 5:47pm

Authorities said Saturday that new tests show there is no evidence of a marijuana chemical in a Colorado community's tap water and they believe the initial tests were false.

Family fears for autistic man's safety after police shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 5:40pm

The autistic man who was the intended target of a police bullet is suffering from emotional distress, not eating and traumatized following the shooting of his caretaker.

Immigration activist accuses Heck staffer of assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 5:31pm

A Las Vegas immigration activist is alleging a member of Republican Senate candidate Rep. Joe Heck's staff assaulted her as she filmed him leaving an appearance.

Remains found believed to be missing Ohio college student

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 4:50pm

The remains of a college student whose disappearance several days ago prompted a search in Ohio are believed to be found, authorities said Saturday.

Nerd alert: Reading is good for your health

Jen Christensen, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 4:42pm

Books that can help them clarify people's goals, work through an emotional issue, or may even help them turn a page to start a newer, healthier life chapter, according to one expert.

Internal reviews underway for officers in police death case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 4:20pm

Two outside police departments are conducting investigations into the conduct of three Baltimore officers who have been cleared of criminal charges in the death of Freddie Gray.

Union official: Operator error didn't cause crane collapse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 4:20pm

A union official said operator error isn't what caused a crane's 250-foot-long boom to collapse across New York's Tappan (TAP'-uhn) Zee Bridge.

Excessive heat warning issued as Democratic convention nears

Ron Todt, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 4:20pm

It's extra sunny in Philadelphia this weekend and hot and humid weather is settling over the City of Brotherly Love as tens of thousands of delegates are about to converge on the city for the Democratic National Convention.

Chicago police say Uber driver a felon with handgun, drugs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 4:10pm

Chicago police say an Uber driver they pulled over is a convicted felon and had an illegal gun and marijuana while driving a passenger.

Floods kill at least 154 across China, leave scores missing

Didi Tang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 3:35pm

Torrential rains that have swept through China have killed at least 154 people and left 124 missing, officials said Saturday, with most of the casualties reported from a northern province where villagers complained about lack of warning before a deadly flash flood.

iPhone app leads Las Vegas police to home invasion suspects

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 3:30pm

Las Vegas police say an iPhone tracking app led to the arrests of two home invasion suspects.

WVU is suing contractors over leaking roof at rec center

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 3:20pm

West Virginia University is suing over a leaky roof.

UMass wins state, federal approval of natural hazard plans

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 3:20pm

The University of Massachusetts has won state and federal approval of plans to protect the system's campuses from natural hazards.

The Latest: Garafola was a man who put others before self

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 3:11pm

The Latest on the funeral for Brad Garafola, one of three law enforcement officers shot and killed in Baton Rouge (all times local):

Tentative deal in New Jersey police shooting of black man

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 23rd - 3:00pm

The family of a black man killed by police in southern New Jersey in 2014 has reached a tentative settlement in its federal lawsuit.