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Prosecutor: Boy acknowledges starting California wildfire

Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 6:20pm

A prosecutor says a boy has acknowledged starting a California wildfire that threatens hundreds of mountain homes near Fresno.

Missing teens strayed from planned route into open ocean

Matt Sedensky, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:50pm

Two teens whose lives were intertwined with the sea remained lost in the Atlantic on Tuesday, as their families and authorities tried to maintain hope against the fading odds of their survival.

The Latest on missing boys: Search crews enter 5th night

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:42pm

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

The Latest: Colorado shooter's father noticed changes in son

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:30pm

The latest in the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial (all times local):

Jail releases more footage of Sandra Bland before her death

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:30pm

Texas authorities on Tuesday released several hours of footage showing Sandra Bland during her three days in jail, saying they wanted to dispel rumors that she was dead before arriving there.

Police: Driver in deadly bus crash had suspended license

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 6:40pm

A 6-year-old boy died and 11 others were hurt when their church bus overturned near Indianapolis in an accident that police said appeared to be the result of an error by a driver with a suspended license.

GOP leaders plan Senate vote on Planned Parenthood aid

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 6:32pm

The Senate will vote before its August recess on a Republican effort to bar federal aid to Planned Parenthood, GOP leaders said Tuesday, as anti-abortion groups clamored for action by lawmakers. Democrats said they will strongly oppose what they called the latest Republican effort to weaken women's health care programs, but stopped short of flatly predicting its defeat.

Boy who lost hands to infection gets double-hand transplant

Kathy Matheson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 6:32pm

An 8-year-old boy who lost his hands and feet to a serious infection has become the youngest patient to receive a double-hand transplant, surgeons said Tuesday.

Police release photos of movie theater gunman's car

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 6:31pm

Police in Louisiana have released photos of a car that a gunman was driving before he opened fire in a movie theater.

US man accused in African lion death thought hunt was legal

Brian Bakst and Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 6:31pm

An avid Minnesota hunter accused of illegally killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe said Tuesday that he thought everything about his trip was legal and wasn't aware of the animal's status "until the end of the hunt."

Boy who lost limbs to infection gets double-hand transplant

Kathy Matheson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 6:11pm

An 8-year-old boy who lost his limbs to a serious infection has become the youngest U.S. patient to receive a double-hand transplant, surgeons said Tuesday.

7 cases of rare infectious disease reported in South Dakota

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

Seven cases of a rare infectious disease that humans can catch from animals and insects have been reported in western South Dakota since June, state health officials said Tuesday.

Man guilty of 5 Nevada murders in 2013 killing-arson spree

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

A 27-year-old Nevada man has been convicted of five capital murders during a killing spree east of Reno two years ago.

Female inmate, 21, escapes from work crew in Las Vegas

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

State officials say a female inmate is on the loose after escaping from a work crew in the Las Vegas area.

September target to fully reopen Interstate 10 in California

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

California transportation officials say they'll need to the end of September — and about $5 million — to fully reopen the desert highway where flash flooding washed out a bridge.

Kerry implores Congress to back Iran nuclear deal

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:41pm

Secretary of State John Kerry warned skeptical lawmakers not to nix the contentious nuclear deal with Iran, insisting that it includes strict inspections and other safeguards to deter cheating by Tehran.

Fallin: Daughter's trailer at governor's mansion must go

Sean Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:32pm

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin said Tuesday she was trying to be a good mother when she let her daughter park a "nice trailer" on the grounds of the governor's mansion, but that the vehicle runs afoul of an obscure state regulation and Christina Fallin must move the home on wheels.

Killing raises questions about man's release from hospital

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:30pm

A Phoenix man suspected of decapitating his wife and mutilating himself had spent about 10 years in the state mental hospital for stabbing a relative before he was recently released from custody, court records obtained Tuesday show.

Man, mom accused of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend, their baby

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:20pm

A man and his mother have been charged with kidnapping his former girlfriend and their infant son and holding them captive for five days, stabbing and beating her before she escaped, police said Tuesday.

US military chief: World risks becoming immune to crises

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:11pm

The top U.S. military official warned Tuesday that the world risks becoming immune to the suffering caused by escalating global security threats.