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Thunderstorms leave many without power, cause flooding

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 8:48am

Thunderstorms broke the heat in the Northeast but also knocked out power to thousands and caused flash flooding in some areas.

Iowa officer resigns after video shows him striking biker

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 8:19am

An Iowa police officer facing growing claims of misconduct has resigned, two weeks after the release of a video that showed him striking a motorcyclist during a 2017 traffic stop.

Financier Jeffrey Epstein appeals bail denial decision

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 8:11am

Lawyers for financier Jeffrey Epstein are appealing a judge's decision to keep him behind bars until a trial on sex trafficking charges.

Georgia abortion law foes seek to keep it from taking effect

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 8:10am

Opponents of a Georgia law that bans most abortions are asking a judge to keep it from taking effect while a legal challenge plays out.

US attorney general says encryption creates security risk

Tami Abdollah, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 7:53am

U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr said Tuesday that increased encryption of data on phones and computers and encrypted messaging apps are putting American security at risk.

Trump threatens Guatemala after its court blocks asylum deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 7:49am

President Donald Trump is threatening Guatemala over immigration after its high court blocked its government from signing an asylum deal with the United States.

Justice officials tell Mueller not to stray from his report

Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 7:11am

The Justice Department told former special counsel Robert Mueller not to stray beyond his report on Russian election interference when he testifies to Congress on Wednesday.

Many leads, little progress 2 months after mom vanished

Chris Ehrmann, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 7:06am

Two months after a mother of five vanished from a tony Connecticut town, authorities say they're still following up on more than 1,200 tips and leads.

Police: 6-year-old survives attempted murder-suicide by dad

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 6:50am

Police say a 6-year-old was apparently shot in the face by his father, who then turned the gun on himself.

Ex-SC attorney jailed for fraud blogs about 'redshirt' year

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 6:13am

A former South Carolina prosecutor jailed for wire fraud has launched a blog to document what he's calling his "redshirt year" in prison.

Florida man admits killing woman at her husband's request

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 5:47am

A Florida man has pleaded guilty to serving as the hitman for a husband who wanted his wife dead.

City of Miami to host 5K race to raise funds for Venezuela

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 5:26am

The city of Miami and members of Venezuela's opposition will host a charity run to raise funds for medical supplies and medicines for the South American nation that is grappling with food and medical shortages.

Ex-sailor sentenced to 5 months in prison for fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 5:20am

A former sailor has been sentenced to five months in prison for stealing nearly $140,000 from the federal government by falsely claiming her husband lived in New York.

Disney worker punched in face by angry Tower of Terror rider

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 5:00am

Authorities say a 23-year-old tourist from Chicago punched a worker in the face when her FastPass wasn't valid for the Tower of Terror ride at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Police wait downstream for suspect trying to swim to freedom

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 3:29am

A wanted Tiki bar cook tried to flee authorities by swimming away in a North Carolina river, but was caught by officers waiting downstream.

Charlotte, host of GOP convention, condemns Trump's comments

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 2:54am

Lawmakers of the North Carolina city set to host the 2020 Republican National Convention have condemned recent comments by President Donald Trump as racist and xenophobic.

'Leave it' sign leads some to leave Virginia church service

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 2:42am

The sign outside of a church in Virginia reads "America: Love it or leave it," and several congregants decided to leave it.

Police: Georgia woman drops, fatally hurts baby during fight

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 1:36am

A Georgia woman is accused of dropping and fatally injuring her 3-month-old baby during an altercation with another woman.

Testimony by FBI's Wray could be preview of Mueller hearing

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 12:19am

FBI Director Christopher Wray's appearance before a Senate committee could be something of a preview of the intense questioning special counsel Robert Mueller is likely to face in Congress the next day.

Retired Justice John Paul Stevens to be laid to rest Tuesday

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 12:19am

Retired Justice John Paul Stevens will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery during a private funeral planned for Tuesday.