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Lightning blamed for fuel tank explosion at Ohio gas station

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 9:31am

Investigators say lightning has sparked a fuel tank explosion that left a crater 40 feet wide at an Ohio gas station.

Officials probing New Hampshire tent collapse that killed 2

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 9:31am

New Hampshire's fire marshal said Tuesday it wasn't clear why a circus operator proceeded with a show minutes after the National Weather Service put out a severe storm warning, as 60 mph winds collapsed the tent, killing two spectators and sending about 32 others to hospitals.

The Latest: Unruly Northern California fire keeping growing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 9:11am

The latest on wildfires burning in California (all times local):

Woman gives birth to girl at World Trade Center train stop

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 9:42am

Police say a woman has given birth to a healthy girl at the World Trade Center train station.

Arizona man found guilty in Las Vegas mortgage fraud case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 9:41am

In a third trial, a federal court jury in Las Vegas found a 42-year-old Arizona man guilty of conspiracy and fraud in a scheme that prosecutors said bilked mortgage lenders out of more than $24 million.

Prison yard shut down after drones reported flying nearby

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 9:31am

Reports of drones flying near recreation yards at the Utah State Prison have prompted state corrections officials to review security measures.

Boy dies after salt block falls off truck on Idaho 52

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 9:31am

A 5-year-old boy injured when a salt block fell off a truck in southwestern Idaho and went through the windshield of another vehicle has died.

The Latest: Cut, swelling on officer's cheek after shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 9:31am

The latest on the trial of a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer charged with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of an unarmed black man seeking help after a crash in September 2013 (all times local):

Transfer option available for 11 Lafayette schools

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 9:21am

The parents of students at 11 low-rated Lafayette Parish schools can request transfers to higher-performing schools, beginning this week.

U. of Oregon sorority president injured in park fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 9:21am

The president of a University of Oregon sorority is recovering from serious injuries sustained in a fall at Smith Rock State Park.

Mom of battered autistic boy arrested; abuse charges pending

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 9:21am

The Washington County Sheriff's Office says the mother of a badly beaten autistic boy has been arrested on a fugitive warrant in Pennsylvania and will be charged with child abuse upon her return to Maryland.

Broussard will not return to SU's athletic director post

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 9:20am

William Broussard will not be returning as Southern University's athletic director.

Driver charged with 6 counts of vehicular homicide in crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 9:01am

The truck driver who authorities say caused a highway crash outside Chattanooga in June, killing six, has been charged with vehicular homicide.

Judge dismisses woman's lawsuit against North Ogden police

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 9:01am

The lawsuit filed against North Ogden and several police officers by a woman who was beaten by her alleged stalker has been dismissed.

E. Michigan gets $3.3M for special education, music therapy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 9:00am

Eastern Michigan University has received a nearly $3.3 million gift from longtime supporters William and Delores Brehm to support special education and music therapy programs.

The Latest: 32 people sent to hospitals in tent collapse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 8:50am

The latest on the circus tent collapse in Lancaster, New Hampshire (all times local):

1st gay couple married at West Point are attacked in NYC

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 8:41am

Investigators are searching for a suspect in the bias attack on the first gay couple to be married at West Point, police said Tuesday.

Mothers: Officer restrained children with handcuffs on arms

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 8:32am

A school resource officer placed two disabled elementary school students in handcuffs because they were acting out, causing physical and emotional pain to the children, their mothers say in a federal lawsuit filed against the official and his boss, the county sheriff.

Mothers: Officer restrained children, put handcuffs on arms

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 4th - 8:30am

Two mothers say in a federal lawsuit that a school resource officer placed their disabled children in handcuffs because they were acting out, causing physical and emotional pain.