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North Carolina lawmakers leave LGBT law largely intact

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 9:41pm

A law limiting protections for LGBT people was left largely intact Friday by North Carolina lawmakers who chose only to make a minor revision to the wide-ranging measure.

Police: Madison officer fatally shoots man in home invasion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 9:30pm

A Madison police officer fatally shot a man after he emerged from a lake, broke into a home and advanced toward the officer with a pitchfork.

The Latest: Authorities ID man shot by officer in Wisconsin

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 9:21pm

The Latest on a man who was fatally shot by a police officer in Madison, Wisconsin (all times local):

North Carolina legislators largely leave LGBT law intact but change workplace lawsuit provision

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 8:30pm

North Carolina legislators largely leave LGBT law intact but change workplace lawsuit provision.

The Latest: New central California fire brings evacuations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 8:20pm

The Latest on the wildfires burning in the U.S. West (all times local):

Orangutan escapes enclosure at Busch Garden Tampa

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 7:20pm

Parts of Busch Gardens Tampa were evacuated and closed off after an orangutan escaped its enclosure.

Report: Albuquerque police failed in use-of-force reviews

Mary Hudetz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 7:11pm

Albuquerque police struggled to adequately investigate use-of-force cases amid a mostly failed review system for holding officers accountable, while the department's SWAT units showed improvement in de-escalating standoffs and other high-stress situations, a court-appointed monitor's report said Friday.

Democrats want gun votes, leave options open if GOP says no

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 7:01pm

Democrats want Republicans to allow House votes on Democratic-backed gun control bills, and they haven't ruled out a return to disruptive tactics if they're rebuffed.

Texas couple indicted in slaying of woman's daughter

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 7:01pm

A Texas couple has been indicted on capital murder charges in the February death of the woman's 18-year-old daughter.

Skeletal human remains found by rancher in northern Arizona

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 6:31pm

Authorities in northern Arizona are trying to identify human remains that were found by a rancher between Fredonia and Jacob Lake.

4 children fatally stabbed in Memphis; mother in custody

Adrian Sainz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 6:30pm

Four young children were stabbed to death in a gated apartment complex in suburban Memphis on Friday, and police took their mother into custody for questioning. She has not been charged.

Yale professor facing drug charges after dog mauling death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 6:21pm

A Yale Medical School professor whose dogs mauled a Connecticut woman to death is facing drug charges.

Report: Judge who locked up 3 kids committed misconduct

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 6:21pm

A suburban Detroit judge committed several acts of misconduct when she sent three siblings to juvenile detention and made references to Charles Manson's cult during a rancorous custody case, according to a report released Friday.

Keillor hosts his last 'Companion' in Hollywood Bowl

Mike Cidoni Lennox, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 6:21pm

Some 18,000 fans at the Hollywood Bowl will be transported to Lake Wobegon, Minnesota, Friday night as writer and humorist Garrison Keillor hosts his final episode of the old-style variety show "A Prairie Home Companion" after 42 years on public radio.

State redraws Medicaid cuts to hospital, dentists

Morgan Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 6:11pm

New Mexico is cutting Medicaid payments by less than originally planned in response to concerns raised by Native American tribal leaders, hospitals and other health care providers.

Minot Police: Man wanted in 2015 fatal shooting arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 5:51pm

Police in Minot say the suspect in a gang-related fatal shooting in November has been arrested in Las Vegas.

Health department investigating Oahu hepatitis A outbreak

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 5:51pm

The state Department of Health is investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A on Oahu.

No charges planned for mom who whipped burglary suspect sons

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 5:21pm

A Louisiana district attorney says he has no intention of charging a 30-year-old mother arrested for whipping her three boys after she found out they had burglarized a neighbor's house.

Attorney general takes sex assault case that county declined

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 5:10pm

In a rare move, the state attorney general charged a 19-year-old man with sexual assault after Salt Lake County prosecutors declined to take the case, citing a lack of evidence.

Utah state Sen. Al Jackson resigns from Utah Legislature

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 1st - 5:10pm

Utah state Sen. Al Jackson has resigned ahead of his move out of state.