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Lincoln Library expands poets collection with Masters papers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 9:01pm

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum has expanded its collection on Illinois poets with a trove of documents, manuscripts and photographs related to Edgar Lee Masters.

Traffic fatalities continued to surge in first half of 2016

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 9:01pm

Traffic fatalities were up 9 percent in the first six months of this year compared with the same period last year, continuing a surge in deaths that began two years ago as the economy improved and travel picked up, according to preliminary estimates released Tuesday by the National Safety Council.

Florida: 5 new Zika cases including 1 in the Tampa Bay area

Tamara Lush, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 8:51pm

Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday announced a non-travel-related case of Zika in the Tampa Bay region.

Deaf driver's shooting death by trooper under investigation

Jeffrey Collins and Martha Waggoner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 8:41pm

In North Carolina, where state troopers are trained in dealing with the hearing impaired, investigators are still trying to unravel how a traffic stop turned fatal for a deaf driver with a history of minor offenses.

Daily fantasy sports sites aim to make Nevada comeback

Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 8:31pm

Daily fantasy sports websites are trying to get legal after a series of state-level setbacks that shut them down in some parts of the country, but officials who set policy in the gambling mecca of Nevada indicated they won't be bending too far backward for the companies.

Small plane makes emergency landing on Massachusetts sandbar

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 8:00pm

A small plane has made an emergency landing on a sandbar in Massachusetts.

San Diego Zoo euthanizes 50-year-old elephant

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 7:40pm

The San Diego Zoo says it has had to put down a 50-year-old Asian elephant suffering from old age.

Tropical Storm Gaston getting stronger in the Atlantic

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 7:40pm

Tropical Storm Gaston is strengthening as it moves over the far eastern Atlantic.

Prosecutors: McCain comments shouldn't derail Bergdahl trial

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 7:31pm

Attorneys for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl are trying to send his court case "off the judicial cliff" by arguing that U.S. Sen. John McCain improperly swayed military decision-makers with public comments on the case, prosecutors said Tuesday.

3 injured after taxi jumps curb, strikes San Francisco stand

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 7:31pm

A taxi jumped a curb Tuesday and plowed into an advertising kiosk and a shoeshine stand at a busy corner in downtown San Francisco, leaving the driver and two people in critical condition, authorities said.

Lawyers for landslide victims say state committed fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 7:21pm

Attorneys for victims and family members in a deadly 2014 landslide in Washington have accused state lawyers of orchestrating a fraud by deleting emails between expert witnesses for the state.

Ex-police officer is latest suspect in 1985 Wyoming slaying

Ben Neary, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 7:20pm

A former police officer facing murder and arson charges in the 1985 slaying of a University of Wyoming student is the latest in a series of suspects investigators have focused on in their search to find the woman's killer.

Counting complete on signatures for medical marijuana plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 7:10pm

Oklahoma Secretary of State Chris Benge's office has finished counting the signatures on a petition drive to put a proposal to legalize medical marijuana before voters.

Rio Olympics the most streamed games in history

Sarah Brown, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 7:01pm

Streaming rates for the 2016 Games were higher than ever, and viewers expressed that cable companies need to pay attention to their demands and the changing landscape of online streaming.

Stanford judge reignites debate after leaving other sex case

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 6:50pm

The Northern California judge who sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman reignited debate Tuesday about his ability to serve on the bench after removing himself from a separate sex-crimes case.

Expert: Low-tech A/C reducing heat on Louisiana death row

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 6:40pm

An expert appointed by a federal judge has testified that a portable air conditioner consisting of an ice chest, a fan and an air duct has a high potential for helping drop the extreme heat indexes on Louisiana's death row that threaten three ailing condemned killers.

Loaded handgun found outside Fort Collins elementary school

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 6:30pm

Police are investigating after a loaded handgun was found on the lawn of a Fort Collins elementary school.

FBI investigates attack; suspect shouted 'Allahu akbar'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 5:42pm

A man shouting "Allahu akbar" repeatedly stabbed and seriously injured a man and woman in Virginia after hearing voices telling him to attack someone, authorities said.

Cooper, McCrory talking North Carolina college prices

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 5:40pm

Gov. Pat McCrory and Democratic gubernatorial challenger Roy Cooper came to the same city to discuss the price of college in North Carolina.