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The Latest: Chicago police relieve 2 officers of powers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:40pm

The Latest on developments involving the Chicago Police Department (all times local):

Dozens march in Dallas against police violence toward blacks

Emily Schmall, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 9:11pm

Several dozen protesters marched through downtown Dallas on Friday to protest police violence toward African-Americans while also paying homage to five police officers slain by a sniper during a demonstration earlier this month.

Co-founder of Autism Speaks, Suzanne Wright, dies at 69

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 8:51pm

A co-founder of the advocacy group Autism Speaks has died after helping build it into one of the leading voices for people with the developmental disorder. Suzanne Wright was 69.

Army report: Grenade found in room of Dallas gunman in 2014

Reese Dunklin and Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 8:41pm

The Army reservist who killed five Dallas police officers had kept an unauthorized grenade in his room on an Afghanistan base in 2014, according to a report by Army officials investigating a sexual harassment complaint against him.

Fire north of Reno 50 percent contained, no homes threatened

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 8:31pm

Two hundred firefighters with air support turned back the immediate threat to homes north of Reno where a series of lightning-sparked wildfires prompted voluntary evacuations Friday, but more fire crews were on the way as evening thunderstorms moved into the area packing potential for more trouble.

U. doctor advising the Olympics says of Zika: 'Be concerned, but don't panic'

Heather Simonsen  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 7:51pm

Zika is now in the U.S., and there have already been eight cases in Utah. The doctor advising the U.S. Olympic Committee on keeping athletes safe from the virus in Rio says it's reason for concern, but not panic.

2 San Diego police officers shot, 1 fatally, during stop

Elliot Spagat and Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 7:31pm

Two San Diego police officers were shot — one fatally — after a late-night stop turned into a gunfight, triggering a manhunt that led to the capture of one wounded suspect in a ravine and an hours-long SWAT standoff Friday that ended after officers detained a second man who may have been involved.

FBI: Woman robbed Wyoming bank to return to prison

Ben Neary, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 7:21pm

A woman who was recently released from prison in Oregon robbed a bank in Wyoming only to throw the cash up in the air outside the building and sit down to wait for police, authorities said Friday.

Reliance on jailhouse informant dooms Chandra Levy case

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 7:20pm

Armando Morales was a gang leader, drug dealer and a jailhouse snitch. But he was also a commanding, dynamic presence on the witness stand when he told jurors that his cellmate, Ingmar Guandique, confessed to the murder of Washington intern Chandra Levy.

The Latest: Suspect named in San Diego police shootings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 7:10pm

The Latest on the shootings of two police officers in San Diego. (all times local):

Fire north of Reno 50 percent contained; no homes damaged

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 6:50pm

The Latest on the wildfires burning north of Reno (all times local PDT):

Justices deciding if solar referendum qualifies for ballot

Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 6:30pm

A group that wants Nevada voters to reverse a much-protested rooftop solar rate hike is making the case that the issue deserves a place on the November ballot.

3 Wal-Mart employees charged in suspected shoplifter's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 6:20pm

Authorities say three Florida Wal-Mart employees have been charged in the death of a suspected shoplifter.

Judge sends Jeremy Johnson to prison for more than 11 years

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 6:04pm

A once wealthy internet marketer who lit the fuse on one of Utah's most explosive political scandals, who lost everything and who still faces a federal complaints, will have a lot of time to think about how he changed the state's history.

'Zika is now here': Mosquitoes now spreading virus in US

Jennifer Kay and Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 6:00pm

Mosquitoes have apparently begun spreading the Zika virus on the U.S. mainland for the first time, health officials said Friday, a long-feared turn in the epidemic that is sweeping Latin America and the Caribbean.

40 years later, fugitive appears before N. Carolina judge

Tom Foreman Jr. and Martha Waggoner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 6:00pm

When a judge advised a North Carolina man that he was a fugitive wanted in the killing of a retired immigration official nearly 40 years ago, his only response was: "That's what the papers say."

Driver accused of crashing into Los Angeles home surrenders

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 5:51pm

A woman suspected of crashing a car into a Los Angeles home, killing one person and injuring eight others, has surrendered to police.

Rauner signs plan limiting mentally ill from owning guns

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 5:51pm

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a measure designed to prevent people with mental disabilities from owning guns.

Federal judge strikes down Wisconsin election laws

Scott Bauer and Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 5:51pm

A federal judge on Friday threw out as unconstitutional a host of Wisconsin election laws passed in recent years, saying they unfairly benefited Republicans who had enacted them and made it more difficult for Democrats to vote.