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Dig returns to artifact-rich Colonial American site in NY

Chris Carola, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 1:20am

An archaeological project has returned to an artifact-rich state park in the southern Adirondacks on what was the focal point of the warring British and French empires more than 250 years ago.

Federal judge takes nuanced approach in US terrorism cases

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 12:21am

U.S. District Judge Michael Davis had seen this in his courtroom before — a young Somali-American who hadn't previously been a troublemaker was now accused of conspiring to leave the U.S. and join the Islamic State group.

Several blazes thrust Northern California into fire season

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 10:51pm

Triple-digit temperatures and gusty winds thrust Northern California into full-fledged wildfire season Thursday with several new blazes flaring up, forcing hundreds of people from their homes.

Albuquerque Fire Department dispatcher's license suspended

Russell Contreras and Terry Tang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 8:51pm

An Albuquerque Fire Department dispatcher who told a 911 caller trying to help a teenage shooting victim to "deal with it yourself" before hanging up has had his emergency medical dispatch license suspended.

Americans are cutting calories, but far from eating healthy

Carina Storrs, Special to CNN  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 8:29pm

After years of bad news about the obesity epidemic, which affects one-third of Americans, things may finally be looking up.

Campus officer pleads not guilty in traffic stop shooting

Lisa Cornwell and Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 7:51pm

A University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a motorist during a traffic stop pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of murder and was ordered jailed on $1 million bail.

FBI: Suspect in Montana shooting says victim laughed at him

Matt Volz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 7:01pm

An 18-year-old Wyoming man accused of robbing and shooting three members of a family after asking for roadside help told investigators he opened fire after one of the victims laughed at him, an FBI agent said in a court filing Thursday.

Amid Confederate flag scrutiny, Utah reconsiders canyon name

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 6:18pm

The renewed national scrutiny of the Confederate flag has officials again considering changing the name of Utah's Negro Bill Canyon, a title that's offensive to some but a point of historical pride for the state's largest NAACP chapter.

UCO gets Vet Center grant to upgrade campus veteran spaces

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 1:20am

Veterans at the University of Central Oklahoma will soon have an upgraded space to relax, study and socialize, thanks to a Vet Center Initiative grant.

Marshall, 2-year college agree on partnership

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 1:20am

Students at New River Community and Technical College can apply credits toward earning a four-year degree at Marshall University.

2 people treated after bites from rabid river otter in Va.

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 1:10am

Officials in Virginia Beach say two people are undergoing treatment after being bitten by a rabid river otter.

Ex-teacher gets 8 years in prison for sexual assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 11:40pm

A former Siloam Springs teacher has been sentenced to eight years in prison for having sexual encounters with a 13-year-old former student.

Governor allows parole for California school bus hijacker

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 9:21pm

The governor of California on Thursday allowed parole for one of three men convicted in the 1976 kidnapping of 26 children and their school bus driver who were held captive in a buried trailer.

APNewsBreak: Kidnapping suspect's sister files claim vs. FBI

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 8:11pm

The sister of a man killed in the Idaho wilderness after he was suspected of kidnapping a teen girl and killing her mother and brother in California has filed a claim seeking $20 million from the FBI.

Man accused in night vision goggles case will go to Utah

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 7:20pm

A man arrested in Hawaii for allegedly trying to buy military-grade night vision goggles is being sent to Utah.

GOP criticizes 'offensive' posts of NC elections appointee

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 7:20pm

North Carolina Republican Party officials said Thursday they were unaware of racially tinged social media posts by a man appointed to a county elections board and are urging him to step down.

Alabama judge orders hearing on prisoner's abortion request

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 7:11pm

A federal judge ordered a hearing Thursday after an Alabama prisoner dropped her request to be allowed a trip out of jail to obtain an abortion.

45-year-old female inmate dies in Las Vegas hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 7:01pm

Prison officials say a 45-year-old female inmate convicted of attempted burglary and drug trafficking has died.

Maryland governor to close Baltimore detention center

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 6:50pm

Maryland's governor announced plans Thursday to immediately shut down Baltimore's state-run jail, where inmates and guards ran a criminal conspiracy inside vermin-infested, 19th-century walls and thwarted decades of attempted reforms.

Police: Man didn't say a word before shooting officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 6:20pm

Police say the man officers shot and killed after he shot an officer in the face with a pellet gun Saturday night at a Las Vegas apartment didn't say a word before the shootout.