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Report: 2 dead, 22 hurt in New Hampshire tent collapse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 9:31pm

A young man and a girl were killed and at least 22 people were injured Monday when a severe storm blew down a circus tent in northern New Hampshire, officials said.

Picky eating harmless but can signal child's emotional woes

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 7:40pm

Parents of picky eaters take heart: New research suggests the problem is rarely worth fretting over, although in a small portion of kids it may signal emotional troubles that should be checked out.

The Latest: Calif. wildfire grows after jumping containment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 9:31pm

The latest on wildfires burning in California:

Worker dies after bee attack at California construction site

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 9:11pm

A worker died Monday after being stung by bees that swarmed a Southern California construction site after a contractor grading a parking lot struck an underground hive, a fire chief said.

Alligator attacks worker at Forever Florida attraction

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 8:41pm

Wildlife officials say a worker at a central Florida ecotourism attraction was injured in an alligator attack.

Man faces federal charges in 2012 Molotov cocktail attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 8:31pm

A Maryland man is facing federal charges in connection with a 2012 firebombing of a corrections center.

GOP hopefuls take on illegal immigration, other issues at New Hampshire forum

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 8:21pm

More than a dozen of the major Republican presidential candidates have participated in a candidate's forum in New Hampshire.

Judge: Idaho's anti-dairy spying law is unconstitutional

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 8:10pm

A federal judge ruled Monday that Idaho's law banning secret filming of animal abuse at agricultural facilities is unconstitutional, giving animal rights activists across the country hope that the decision will pave the way to overturn similar laws in other states.

Feds charge 3 men accused of prepping for martial law

John Moritz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 7:41pm

Three North Carolina men fearing a government takeover and martial law stockpiled weapons, ammunition and tactical gear while attempting to rig home-made explosives, according to charges announced by the Justice Department on Monday.

Baltimore homicide uptick: Anti-crime partnership launched

Juliet Linderman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 7:41pm

Baltimore police and civic leaders launched a partnership Monday with five federal agencies that will embed their special agents with city homicide detectives, bidding to quell an upswing in homicides and other violent crime in that city.

Driver dies, passengers injured in truck crash near Speedway

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 7:30pm

Authorities say the 35-year-old driver of a pickup truck towing a travel trailer on northbound Interstate 15 died from his injuries after the vehicle overturned near the Las Vegas Motor Speedway exit.

7 people with Legionnaires' disease have died in NY outbreak

Deepti Hajela, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 7:21pm

The death toll from an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease has risen from four to seven people, city health officials announced Monday at a public town hall meeting of concerned residents.

New York attorney general to investigate woman's jail death

Jim Fitzgerald and Michael Virtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 7:21pm

The state's top prosecutor said Monday that he will investigate the jail cell death of a mother of eight who waited two days for arraignment on a shoplifting arrest.

VA to review status of Marines affected by tainted water

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 7:12pm

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Monday it will begin reviewing the disability status of Marines who developed cancers and other conditions due to exposure to chemicals that contaminated the water at Camp Lejeune (luh-ZHERN') for more than 30 years.

Judge extends hold on recordings made by anti-abortion group

Lisa Leff, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 7:12pm

A federal judge in San Francisco extended a restraining order on Monday that blocks an anti-abortion group from releasing any recordings that it secretly gathered at annual meetings of an abortion providers' association.

Authorities search rugged California area in ongoing manhunt

Tami Abdollah, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 7:11pm

Authorities on Monday searched a rugged, five-square-mile area east of Bakersfield, California, as part of a six-day manhunt involving a killing, kidnapping and the wounding of two deputies.

Florida: Amber Alert canceled in boy's disappearance

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 7:01pm

Florida authorities canceled an Amber Alert for a missing 21-month-old boy on Monday and say they are now investigating the disappearance of Lonzie Barton as a homicide.

UMass trustees approve Moloney as new Lowell chancellor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 6:51pm

The University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees has unanimously approved Jacqueline Moloney as the new chancellor for the Lowell campus.

Official: 2 dead, 15 injured after tent collapses during storm at New Hampshire fairgrounds

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 6:41pm

Official: 2 dead, 15 injured after tent collapses during storm at New Hampshire fairgrounds.

DA: Authorities eyeing revenge motive in courthouse shooting

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 3rd - 6:40pm

William A. Wells was a former firefighter who had never been in any more serious legal trouble than some traffic tickets— until his mother was shot.