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City to review summer camp protocol after boy, 7, found dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 5:01pm

The city has launched a review of protocols at all of its summer camps after a 7-year-old boy wandered away unnoticed from a camp at a beach and later was found dead in the water.

Rauner: Illinois doing all it can on Legionnaires' cases

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 5:01pm

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner said Wednesday that the state is doing everything it can to prevent the spread of Legionnaires' disease at a veterans home where an outbreak last year sickened 53 people, including 12 who died.

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Prosecutors abandon case against police in Gray's death

Juliet Linderman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 4:50pm

More than a year after a black man suffered a broken neck in a police van, the effort to hold six officers criminally responsible for his death collapsed Wednesday when the city dropped all charges in the case that tore Baltimore apart and exposed deep fissures between the police, prosecutors and the people.

California boy to get new prosthetic leg after beach theft

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 4:50pm

A 4-year-old boy whose artificial leg was stolen while he played at a Southern California beach will soon get a replacement.

US board declines to release '20th hijacker' from Guantanamo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 4:42pm

A board reviewing the status of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay has decided against releasing a Saudi who U.S. authorities believe narrowly avoided becoming one of the hijackers in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack.

The Latest: Rauner: Illinois doing all it can on bacteria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 4:41pm

The Latest on Gov. Bruce Rauner's visit to the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy after state officials reported two residents have new cases of Legionnaires' disease (all times local):

The Latest: Rescued fishing crew arrives at Alaska port

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 4:41pm

The Latest on the rescue of 46 crew members who abandoned a sinking fishing boat off Alaska (all times local):

Mosquitoes suspected in 2 new mysterious Florida Zika cases

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 4:32pm

Florida health officials are investigating two more mysterious cases of Zika infection that do not appear to be related to travel, bringing the total to four.

Video: Arizona woman killed by officer held medical scissors

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 4:31pm

An Arizona woman who was fatally shot by a police officer earlier this year had medical scissors in her hand as she approached the lawman, body camera video shows.

The Latest: Sheriff: Deputy '1 of luckiest men in America'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 4:31pm

The Latest on the fatal shooting of a suspect by a sheriff's deputy in a New Orleans suburb (all times local):

The Latest: Prominent activist says laws must change

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 4:12pm

The Latest on the case against officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who was injured in police custody (all times local):

AP source: Site for Obama's presidential library chosen

Don Babwin and Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 4:11pm

President Barack Obama's presidential library will be built in a park on Chicago's South Side along the shores of Lake Michigan and a short walk from the university where Obama once taught, a person familiar with the selection process told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

Bail set for Pokemon Go shootout suspect in Las Vegas

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 4:11pm

Bail has been set at $95,000 for a man accused of shooting at a Pokemon Go player he was allegedly trying to rob in a Las Vegas park.

Utah man accused of illegal poaching of Nevada elk

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 3:51pm

A Utah man who worked as a big-game hunting guide in New Zealand was arrested after authorities accused him of killing a trophy elk illegally in Nevada last summer, cutting off its head and leaving the rest of the carcass to waste.

The Latest: Boy, 7, dies after wandering from summer camp

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 3:51pm

The Latest on a boy who wandered away from a Boston summer camp and later was found dead in the water at a beach (all times local):

U-Mich. pays $165,000 to ex-student who was dismissed

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 3:51pm

The University of Michigan agreed to pay $165,000 to settle what was left of a lawsuit over a graduate student's dismissal from an engineering program in 2011.

Lead found in state home water; disabled untested for month

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 3:41pm

Toxic levels of lead have been found in drinking water at state-funded homes for disabled Texans, but their residents went untested for lead poisoning until a month after the lead was found.

Coast Guard rescues 4 boaters who went missing off Key West

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 3:41pm

The United States Coast Guard rescued four boaters a day after they failed to return home from a snorkeling trip off Key West.

Cops to protest over Black Lives Matter sign at city hall

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 3:41pm

The mayor of a Massachusetts city says he won't remove a Black Lives Matter banner hanging over city hall even as police officers from across the state intend to rally against it.