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The Latest: Hikers found safe in South Dakota identified

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 6:01pm

The Latest on two hikers who were found after getting lost in South Dakota's Badlands (all times local):

Illinois AG: Duckworth lawsuit settlement final

Ivan Moreno, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 6:01pm

A settlement in the workplace retaliation lawsuit against Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth is final and the plaintiffs can't back out even if no paperwork was signed, the Illinois Attorney General's office said Thursday.

Police save robbery suspect from burning car after chase

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:51pm

Police officers saved an armed robbery suspect from a burning car after a chase ended in a crash in an episode caught on police body camera video.

Man wanted in Florida for 1977 killing arrested in NC

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:51pm

After he was arrested in the 1977 shooting death of a former immigration official in Florida, William Claybourne Taylor posted bond and disappeared. It would be 36 years before federal agents caught up with him again.

Suspect in college student's killing had hidden room in barn

John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:41pm

Investigators found a hidden room outfitted with restraints inside a barn belonging to a man accused of abducting and killing an Ohio college student, and they were looking into whether it was used to hold other victims, according to search warrants released Thursday.

Utah Lake reopens to boaters as algae bloom dissipates

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:31pm

State officials are reopening Utah Lake for boating now that a huge algae bloom appears to be decreasing, but they are still warning people not to swim or come into contact with the water.

At vigil, Biden tries to comfort relatives of slain officers

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:31pm

The gunman's bullets that killed three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge also targeted the country and "touched the soul of an entire nation," Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday at a memorial service for the fallen officers.

2 hikers found after overnight in South Dakota Badlands park

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:31pm

Emergency crews on Thursday found two hikers who spent the night lost in the rugged terrain of South Dakota's Badlands National Park, officials said.

The Latest: Police rally against Black Lives Matter banner

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:31pm

The Latest on police complaints about a Black Lives Matter banner posted at City Hall in a Boston suburb (all times local):

More time given for Arkansas medical marijuana petitions

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:21pm

The group behind one of two efforts to legalize medical marijuana in Arkansas won additional time to circulate petitions Thursday after falling short of the required signatures to put its proposal on the November ballot.

Opponents of proposed Bears Ears monument dominate hearing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:21pm

Hundreds of people who oppose the proposed Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah showed up at a Senate field hearing to voice their displeasure for the plan that Gov. Gary Herbert called a "political tomahawk."

Therapist shot by police has reunion with autistic client

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:01pm

An unarmed black therapist who was shot in the leg by police last week while protecting his severely autistic client said he had a joyful reunion Thursday with the man, who remains hospitalized because of emotional trauma.

Tucson police involved in shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:01pm

Tucson police say they're responding to an officer shooting near the University of Arizona.

The Latest: Investigators: Suspect may be "serial offender"

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:01pm

The Latest on the killing of an Ohio college student (all times local):

Lawyer wants California court to parole Manson follower

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 4:42pm

A lawyer for a Charles Manson follower who was convicted in the 1969 murders of a California couple said Thursday he will ask a court to overturn Gov. Jerry Brown's decision to deny her parole.

ACLU: Army investigating Manning after suicide attempt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 4:41pm

The transgender soldier imprisoned in Kansas for sending classified information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks now faces possible punishment for offenses stemming from a suicide attempt, a civil rights group said Thursday.

Before cop shooting, 911 caller wrongly said man was armed

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 4:40pm

The tape of a 911 call shows that a passing driver wrongly told North Miami police that an autistic man was in the street threatening to kill himself with a gun.

Court rejects Ohio law that bans police from sex with minors

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 4:31pm

A divided Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday declared unconstitutional a law that made it illegal for police officers to have sex with minors simply on the basis of their profession.

Car plows into Los Angeles house, killing 1 and hurting 8

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 4:21pm

Police searched Thursday for the driver of a car that plowed into the front of a Los Angeles house where a group of mostly elderly people were holding a Bible study and prayer meeting, leaving one person dead and eight injured.