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Thousands of pro-Sanders, anti-fracking marchers hit streets

Geoff Mulvihill and Megan Trimble, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 8:00pm

Thousands of demonstrators took to Philadelphia's sweltering streets Sunday, cheering, chanting and beating drums in the first major protests ahead of the Democratic National Convention, as the city wilted during a heat wave.

'Like a freight train': California wildfire guts 18 homes

Christopher Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 8:00pm

Flames raced down a steep hillside "like a freight train," leaving smoldering remains of homes and forcing thousands to flee the wildfire churning through tinder-dry canyons in Southern California, authorities said Sunday.

The Latest: Hollywood stars hold climate rally ahead of DNC

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 7:50pm

The Latest on demonstrations around Philadelphia ahead of the Democratic National Convention (all times local):

Coast Guard concerned about spike in paddler deaths

David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 7:40pm

As the popularity of paddle sports surges, the Coast Guard is urging kayakers, canoeists and paddleboarders to be prepared before venturing out following a rise in deaths in the past year.

The '90s are back and we so need it

Lisa Respers France, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 7:31pm

Let's be honest: 2016 has been kind of awful so far.

Heat wave, drought showing no signs of slowing down

Christina Paciolla, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 7:12pm

The heat wave gripping parts of the country including Philadelphia, where tens of thousands are descending upon the city for the Democratic National Convention this week, is not going away anytime soon and will hit a peak Monday with temperatures in the city feeling like 108 degrees.

Police say man shot to death outside Las Vegas complex

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 7:11pm

Las Vegas police say a man was shot to death outside an apartment complex and no arrests have been made.

Dallas Cowboys bus involved in fatal crash in Arizona

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 6:40pm

A Dallas Cowboys bus collided with another vehicle on a highway in northwestern Arizona, and authorities say at least one person was killed.

The Latest: Fire surges to new life north of Los Angeles

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 6:20pm

The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):

UTV explosion injures 3, starts wildfire in Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 5:50pm

A UTV explosion that injured three people has also ignited a wildfire in American Fork Canyon.

Aug. sentencing for couple who planned to join Islamic State

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 5:40pm

A federal judge has scheduled sentencing next month for a Mississippi couple who pleaded guilty to planning to travel to Syria and join the Islamic State group.

Police: Woman found dead in upstate NY, daughter charged

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 5:30pm

The mother of a sex worker whose disappearance led to the discovery of 10 sets of human remains strewn along Long Island's Gilgo Beach was found dead in her apartment and another daughter has been charged in the killing, the family's attorney and police said Sunday.

Utah car dealers weighing in on Tesla court fight

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 5:23pm

Car dealers in Utah are pushing back against Tesla's court effort to sell its sleek electronic cars in the state.

Police identify Phoenix boy, 12, who died after hike in heat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 5:00pm

Phoenix police have released the name of the 12-year-old boy who died after hiking in triple-digit temperatures.

2 years after Ferguson, recriminations roil governor's race

David A. Lieb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 4:51pm

It has been two years since a white police officer fatally shot black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, touching off days of rioting, but the political repercussions from the incident have only intensified, fanned by a governor's race in which all four Republican candidates are pledging an aggressive law-and-order approach.

Erotic massage parlors reflect trend, raising concerns

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 4:40pm

Some massage parlors in Virginia's Hampton Roads region are selling sexual favors, raising concerns about prostitution and human trafficking.

Fight between driver, passenger results in crash in Phoenix

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 4:40pm

Police say a car crash that critically injured a driver and shut down part of a Phoenix freeway was started by a fight between the man and a passenger.

Deputies: Lost wallet leads to 3 drug possession arrests

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 4:01pm

South Louisiana authorities say a lost wallet landed three Utah men in jail on drug charges.

CDC to award Indiana $766,000 to help battle Zika virus

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 24th - 4:01pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it will award $766,000 to Indiana to fight the Zika virus.