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Experts: No duty for laughing teens to rescue drowning man

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 11:40am

It may be reprehensible and morally outrageous, but legal experts say a group of Florida teens had no obligation to rescue a drowning disabled man who they instead mocked, laughed at and recorded on a video that was later posted online.

Doctors' group tells Senate to fix, not repeal 'Obamacare'

Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 11:40am

The nation's largest doctors' group urged senators on Friday to stop trying to repeal or replace Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act and instead begin a bipartisan effort to stabilize the insurance marketplace.

Report: Numerous security policy violations in inmate escape

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 11:21am

Two Georgia prison guards failed to properly search and secure their prisoners on a transfer bus, enabling two inmates to free themselves and rush forward to overpower and kill the guards who had violated numerous security procedures, officials said Friday in reports on the deadly June escape.

Lawsuit: Effects of 'bathroom bill' linger in North Carolina

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 10:52am

The law that replaced North Carolina's notorious "bathroom bill" sports a new look but maintains LGBT discrimination and prevents transgender people from using restrooms matching their gender identity, according to a lawsuit Friday.

Philadelphia police official challenges Sessions on crime

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 10:52am

Philadelphia's police commissioner is challenging Attorney General Jeff Sessions for blaming immigrants for much of the nation's violent crime.

Spicer resigns as White House press secretary

Ken Thomas and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 10:36am

White House press secretary Sean Spicer, President Donald Trump's embattled spokesman during the first six months of his presidency, is resigning his position, according to two people with knowledge of the decision.

'Darknet' suspect's flashy cars raised eyebrows in Thailand

Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 10:32am

The neighbors had their suspicions.

Police: Florida man, 85, loses $300K in online dating fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 10:32am

Police say a 49-year-old woman swindled a man nearly twice her age out of more than $300,000 after he sought companionship on a dating app.

US to ban Americans from traveling to North Korea

Matthew Lee and Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 10:12am

American citizens will be barred from traveling to North Korea next month following a prohibition on using U.S. passports to enter the country, the State Department said Friday.

California fire destroys 58 homes as crews race to save town

Scott Smith and Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 10:02am

The town of Mariposa, with its century-old saloons and covered sidewalks, normally bustles with summer visitors on their way to Yosemite National Park but the Gold Rush-era hamlet was mostly empty as ash rained down and heavy smoke from a nearby blaze darkened the sky.

Burundi robotics teens may have 'self-initiated' vanishing

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 10:02am

Organizers of an international robotics competition in the U.S. capital believe the disappearance of six teens from Burundi may have been "self-initiated."

Elon Musk says he has 'verbal approval' to build New York-DC hyperloop

Jackie Wattles, CNN  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 10:01am

New York to DC in half an hour.

San Juan County welcomes redrawing of election districts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 9:34am

Commissioners in a southeastern Utah county are welcoming a federal judge's order that an independent expert redraw the county's commission and school board election districts because they're unconstitutional.

Judge issues order for buffer zone outside abortion clinic

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 9:31am

Anti-abortion activists were ordered by a judge on Friday to stay away from a "buffer zone" outside Kentucky's only abortion clinic, which is bracing for protests from a national group.

Tribe wants centuries-old remains found in Idaho

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 9:03am

At least one tribe will seek possession of human bones found protruding from an Idaho badger hole after tests determined they weren't from modern day homicide victims but belonged to people who lived five centuries ago.

Utah's crowded Zion National Park may require reservations

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 9:01am

It would be a first for a U.S. national park: Requiring reservations to get in. But it's an option that Utah's Zion National Park is considering to manage an overwhelming surge of visitors to its sweeping red-rock vistas and canyons.

Federal judge issues order to keep protesters away from 'buffer zone' outside Kentucky's only abortion clinic

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 8:11am

Federal judge issues order to keep protesters away from 'buffer zone' outside Kentucky's only abortion clinic .

Man livestreams as he speeds on beach, cursing and drinking

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 7:41am

A 27-year-old man broadcast live on Facebook as he sped down a Florida beach, running over beach chairs and umbrellas while drinking from a bottle of Canadian Mist whiskey.

Chief: Australian woman shot by cop 'did not have to die'

Amy Forliti and Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 7:31am

An Australian woman should not have been shot to death by a Minneapolis police officer responding to her 911 call and the officer's actions "go against who we are in the department," the city's police chief said.