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Firefighters battle intense wildfires in Utah, California

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 6:34pm

Nearly 1,000 firefighters battled a Utah wildfire that grew Sunday morning to nearly 67 square miles (174 square kilometers) and has prompted the evacuation of 1,500 people from hundreds of homes and cabins. In Southern California, a wildfire broke out after a car crashed on a freeway and prompted evacuations of some nearby homes in the city of Santa Clarita.

Man catches teen falling from park ride: 'It's OK to let go'

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 6:34pm

Matthew Howard Sr. was just leaving a New York amusement park Saturday evening with his family when he heard someone screaming for help.


Air bag maker Takata files for bankruptcy in Japan, US

Tom Krisher and Marcy Gordon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 6:20pm

Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. has filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., overwhelmed by lawsuits and recall costs related to its production of faulty air bag inflators.

NY town plagued by violence graduates high school seniors

Maylan Studart, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 6:02pm

Approximately 1,200 high school students in Brentwood, Long Island graduated on Sunday capping a tumultuous year of gang violence that started with the killing of two fellow students.

Lawsuits: Officer used excessive force in several cases

Dave Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 5:51pm

Eight brutality lawsuits settled over the past 10 months paint a disturbing picture of a former Connecticut police officer accused of beating people while they were handcuffed and ordering his police dog to attack others who were not resisting arrest.

Government websites hacked with pro-Islamic State rant

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 5:16pm

Government websites, many of them in Ohio, were hacked Sunday with a message that purports to be supportive of the Islamic State terrorist group.

Gay pride parades sound a note of resistance _ and face some

Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 4:52pm

Tens of thousands of people waving rainbow flags lined streets for gay pride parades Sunday in coast-to-coast events that took both celebratory and political tones, the latter a reaction to what some see as new threats to gay rights in the Trump era.

Analysis: Utah House map may give GOP advantage

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 4:46pm

Utah is one of the most conservative states in the country, and Republicans have long controlled the state Legislature. But an Associated Press analysis shows the state's legislative districts were drawn in a way that may have given the GOP extra help.

Bloomberg to launch $17M contest for US cities

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 4:32pm

Eager to help local leaders bypass Washington, New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg's foundation is putting up more than $17 million for a new contest that encourages the nation's mayors to address critical issues themselves.

An Arkansas prison inmate recaptured after 32 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 4:10pm

An Arkansas prison escapee who had been on the run for more than three decades has been recaptured.

Family of Milwaukee man fatally shot by police wants answers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 3:52pm

Friends and family members say they want answers in the death of a Milwaukee man who was fatally shot during an encounter with police three months ago.

Rescue teams search for car that went into Payette River

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 3:40pm

The Valley County Sheriff's Office and Idaho State Police were searching for a vehicle that reportedly drove off Highway 55 and into the Payette River.

Man who caused fatal crash during chase pleads guilty

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 3:32pm

A Wyoming man who caused a fatal crash as he was being chased by authorities in northern Wyoming has pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide.

90th Missile Wing at FE Warren has new commander

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 3:03pm

The 90th Missile Wing at Wyoming's F.E. Warren Air Force Base has a new commander.

N. Carolina teen missing over a year found alive in Georgia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 2:50pm

The FBI says a North Carolina teenager who went missing more than a year ago has been found alive in Georgia, and a 31-year-old man faces charges.

Anti-police protesters disrupt Twin Cities Pride Parade

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 2:50pm

Demonstrators protesting the police shooting of Philando Castile disrupted the Twin Cities Pride Parade in downtown Minneapolis.

Parking garage for Downtown Boise in planning phase

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 2:40pm

A new parking garage is in the works for downtown Boise.

Pregnant Detroit woman ambushed, shot 4 times outside home

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 2:20pm

Detroit police say a pregnant woman is in critical condition after being ambushed and shot four times outside her home.

Transplanted: Large Idaho sequoia tree finds new home

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 1:43pm

A large sequoia tree with a history rooted in conservation was standing in the way of progress, so on Sunday, it was moved.

Average US gas price drops 7 cents, as crude cost falls

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 1:34pm

The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline dropped 7 cents nationally over the past two weeks, to $2.32.