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Utah's overcrowded Zion National Park may require RSVPs

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 2:44am

The sweeping red-rock vistas at Utah's Zion National Park are increasingly filled with a bumper crop of visitors.

Key events in OJ Simpson's fall from sports hero, movie star

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 2:20am

O.J. Simpson's story represents one of the most dramatic falls from grace in the history of American pop culture.

Burundi robotics teens may have 'self-initiated' vanishing

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 2:10am

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

Statues to Confederacy in its ex-capital spur soul-searching

Sarah Rankin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 2:01am

When a French artist's statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee arrived by train in Richmond in 1890, thousands helped haul the enormous pieces to what is today the city's grandest boulevard. Many took home pieces of the rope they used as souvenirs, so beloved was Lee as a top Confederate commander and native Virginia son.

Cancer, working from bed all part of long McCain chronicles

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 2:01am

Sen. John McCain is telling his best friend in the Senate to keep it together as he grapples with brain cancer.

Trump legal team looking to investigate Mueller aides

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 21st - 1:40am

President Donald Trump's legal team is evaluating potential conflicts of interest among members of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team, according to three people with knowledge of the matter. The revelation comes as Mueller's probe into Russia's election meddling appears likely to include some of the Trump family's business ties.

CIA director: Moscow loves to 'stick it to America'

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 11:50pm

CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday that Russia has no plans to leave Syria and will continue to try to meddle in U.S. affairs to "stick it to America."

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 11:14pm

The Minneapolis police chief says the Australian woman who was shot by an officer after calling 911 "did not have to die."

Ohio veteran can keep ducks to relieve PTSD, depression

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 10:35pm

An Ohio veteran who sought to defy local law and keep pet ducks, that he says help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, can now keep them.

Judge refuses to reinstate Trump sanctuary cities order

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 10:30pm

A federal judge in San Francisco on Thursday refused to reinstate President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities.

Trump legal team looking to investigate Mueller aides

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 10:30pm

President Donald Trump's legal team is evaluating potential conflicts of interest among members of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team, three people with knowledge of the matter said Thursday. The revelations come as Mueller's investigation appears likely to probe some of the Trump family's business ties.

Even with Trump warning, Mueller likely to probe finances

Chad Day and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 10:12pm

President Donald Trump's growing anxiety about the federal Russia probe has spilled into public view with his warning that special counsel Robert Mueller would be out of bounds if he dug into the Trump family's finances. But that's a line that Mueller seems sure to cross.

DHS chief says arresting parents may quell human trafficking

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 9:04pm

A plan to prosecute parents who pay smugglers to illegally bring their children across the U.S. border is aimed at quelling human trafficking, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Thursday.

The Latest: California wildfire destroys 50 homes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 8:42pm

The Latest on the wildfires burning in the west (all times local):

California fire officials say a wildfire west of Yosemite National Park has destroyed 99 structures, 50 of them homes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 8:41pm

California fire officials say a wildfire west of Yosemite National Park has destroyed 99 structures, 50 of them homes.

GOP leaders plan Tuesday health vote, it's an uphill climb

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 8:11pm

Republican leaders pushed toward a Senate vote next Tuesday on resurrecting their nearly flat-lined health care bill. Their uphill drive was further complicated by the ailing GOP Sen. John McCain's potential absence and a dreary report envisioning that the number of uninsured Americans would soar.

Publicly assailed by Trump, Sessions says he's staying on

Eric Tucker and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 7:48pm

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, publicly skewered by his boss for stepping clear of the Russia-Trump investigations, declared Thursday he still loves his job and plans to stay on. Yet Donald Trump's airing of his long-simmering frustrations with Sessions raised significant new questions about the future of the nation's top prosecutor.

The Latest: Despite criticism, Sessions says he's staying on

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 7:48pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions (all times local):

Chief: Death of Australian woman 'should not have happened'

Amy Forliti and Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 7:20pm

The fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer responding to her 911 call "should not have happened," police Chief Janee Harteau said Thursday, adding that the officer's actions "go against who we are in the department."