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The latest: Coast Guard suspends search for missing teens

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

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

Several wildfires blackening dry California's golden hills

Jeff Chiu and Haven Daley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 6:11pm

Wildfires blackened the golden hills of California on Friday, egged on by bone-dry vegetation, triple-digit temperatures and gusting winds.

2 teens charged with impersonating former teacher on Twitter

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 7:11pm

Two teenagers from Connecticut have been charged with impersonating a high school teacher on Twitter and portraying her in a defamatory way.

Honolulu police arrest suspect in assault of state lawmaker

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 7:01pm

Police have arrested a juvenile on suspicion of misdemeanor assault in a case involving a Hawaii lawmaker who was attacked in a homeless encampment.

Trooper in Sandra Bland arrest had been disciplined

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 7:01pm

The Texas trooper who arrested a black Chicago-area area woman after a confrontation that began with a traffic stop had been cautioned about "unprofessional conduct" in a 2014 incident while he was still a probationary trooper.

White House says former Taliban leader Mullah Omar is dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 6:41pm

The White House says U.S. intelligence agencies have determined that former Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar is dead, and says his demise "represents a chance for yet more progress on the path to a stable, secure Afghanistan."

7 Hawaii telescope protesters arrested for defying new rule

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 6:41pm

Seven men have been arrested for camping on Mauna Kea (mau-NAH' kay-AH'), where there's a new emergency rule restricting overnight access to the mountain because of protests against building a giant telescope there.

Coast Guard ends its search for 2 missing teenage fishermen; private search continues

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

Coast Guard ends its search for 2 missing teenage fishermen; private search continues.

1st legal medical pot sold in Nevada 15 years after approval

Scott Sonner and Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 6:21pm

Fifteen years after Nevadans voted to legalize it, medical marijuana was sold legally in the state for the first time Friday at a dispensary in a strip mall about 5 miles east of downtown Reno.

Clinton releases tax, health records on busy Friday

Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 6:02pm

Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband paid close to $44 million in federal taxes since 2007 and she is in "excellent physical condition" — two facts that emerged Friday in a flood of disclosures about the Democratic presidential candidate pushed out by her campaign on a busy summer day.

Ex-teacher charged with having sex with 13-year-old student

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 6:01pm

A former teacher charged Friday with having sex with a 13-year-old student left a note in her sixth-grade classroom that said, in part, "I need help — a lot of help," according to police.

Connecticut sees first signs of West Nile virus this year

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 6:01pm

Connecticut health officials say mosquitoes trapped in Waterford are the first in the state to test positive for West Nile virus this year.

Salmonella outbreak that may be tied to pork grows

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 5:31pm

The state Department of Health says the number of Salmonella cases that may be tied to pork products has grown in Washington, with at least 90 people reported to have gotten sick.

Here is the latest Nevada news from The Associated Press

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 5:31pm

Federal safety officials are investigating the cause of a fire at a gold mine in northeast Nevada. Elko County Fire District division chief Linda Bingaman said no one was injured in the fire that broke out last night at the Jerritt Canyon Mine about 50 miles north of Elko.

Youth advocates decry trying teen as adult in girl's death

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 5:31pm

A 15-year-old boy charged as an adult with raping and killing his 8-year-old neighbor in California is too young to understand what he is accused of doing, youth advocacy groups said Friday.

Man who died in police fight wanted for beating 97-year-old

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 5:21pm

A man who died after a fight with San Francisco police Thursday was wanted in the beating of a 97-year-old who employed him as a caretaker and later died from the attack, authorities said.

Snowboarders fight to lift ban at Utah ski resort

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 5:11pm

A group of snowboarders have reasserted their claim that a ban at Utah's Alta Ski Area amounts to discrimination, with a new appeals court filing that pushes back against the notion that their lawsuit would set off a string of discrimination suits.

Kerry to push Malaysia on human trafficking during visit

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 5:01pm

Secretary of State John Kerry will push Malaysia to redouble its efforts against human trafficking during an upcoming visit for regional security talks, a senior State Department official said Friday.

Some Alaska Natives allowed visa-free travel to Russian area

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 4:51pm

Some western Alaska Natives can again travel back and forth to Russia's Chukota region without a visa under a decades-old agreement that was recently revived.