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Police: Car slams minivan, pedestrians; kills woman, hurts 6

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 10:40pm

Police in Philadelphia say a woman was killed and her husband and young son were among six people injured when they were struck by a driver in a stolen car.

Coroner's office: Illinois plane crash killed Florida man

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 9:21pm

A Florida man has been identified as the pilot killed when a small plane crashed in a northern Illinois neighborhood.

Illinois officials seeking dead birds for West Nile tracking

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 9:11pm

Health officials in eastern Illinois have put out an unusual request for the public to help collect dead birds.

The Latest: Authorities ID teen killed by lightning strike

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 7:41pm

The Latest on a lightning strike that killed one person in Utah: (all times local):

Girl, 14, killed by lightning while on personal watercraft

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 7:41pm

A 14-year-old girl has died and a woman was hospitalized in critical condition after lightning struck the personal watercraft they were riding across a reservoir straddling the Utah-Wyoming border, authorities said.

California governor denies parole for Leslie Van Houten, youngest of Charles Manson's followers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 7:02pm

California governor denies parole for Leslie Van Houten, youngest of Charles Manson's followers.

Long Beach, California, shores reopened after sewage spill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 7:01pm

Long Beach authorities say it's safe to go back in the water.

Brush fire threatening homes in Weber County

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 7:00pm

Authorities say a brush fire is threatening homes in the city of Pleasant View and officials are evacuating one neighborhood in the northern Utah city.

Judge to monitor Kansas' actions on gay marriage for 3 years

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 6:51pm

A federal judge told Kansas on Friday that for three more years he will monitor its compliance with the U.S. Supreme Court's historic decision legalizing gay marriage across the nation.

Homeland Security employee caught with gun, knife arrested

Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 6:42pm

Authorities have arrested a Department of Homeland Security employee on charges related to entering his agency's Washington headquarters with a gun, a knife, an infrared camera, pepper spray and handcuffs.

Suit settled over ex-trooper accused of bogus DUI arrests

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 6:41pm

The state of Utah has settled a lawsuit filed by people who say they were wrongly arrested for drunken driving by a disgraced former state trooper.

The Latest: Farm water warning lifted in Utah algae bloom

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 6:31pm

The Latest on a huge algae bloom that's closed Utah Lake, one of the largest freshwater lakes west of the Mississippi River (all times local):

Virginia court nixes order restoring felons' voting rights

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 6:22pm

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's sweeping executive order restoring the voting rights of more than 200,000 felons is unconstitutional, the state's highest court ruled Friday, siding with Republican lawmakers who said the governor overstepped his authority.

Tight-lipped 'Game of Thrones' cast reflects on last season

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 6:20pm

Jon Snow isn't dead, but he is missing — at least from Comic-Con.

Suspect in Kansas police captain's death appears in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 6:11pm

Mourners gathered Friday at a Kansas civic center to remember a slain police captain, hours after the 20-year-old man accused of killing him made his first court appearance on charges carrying a possible death penalty.

Arizona man arrested after allegedly confessing to a murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 6:10pm

Authorities say a Kingman man has been accused of first-degree murder after allegedly confessing to the killing.

Alaska parental notification abortion law struck down

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 6:10pm

The Alaska Supreme Court on Friday struck down a state law requiring parental notification for girls under age 18 seeking abortions, agreeing with pro-abortion rights advocates that the mandate approved by voters in 2010 was unconstitutional.

Driver's heart attack causes head-on crash in Yellowstone

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 5:40pm

Yellowstone National Park officials say a driver who suffered a heart attack collided head-on with a van in a crash that closed a portion of the park's main roadway during peak tourist season.

Mayan artifacts to be returned by US to Guatemala

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 22nd - 5:31pm

Seven priceless Mayan artifacts looted decades ago from Guatemala are returning to the land of their creation after a representative for an antiquities collector grew suspicious of their origin and contacted the FBI.