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Yellowstone park lookout tower burns after lightning strike

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 7:12pm

A fire lookout tower in Yellowstone National Park has burned after being struck by lightning.

No 'manpower': Berkeley bans gender-specific words in code

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 7:00pm

Berkeley, California, has adopted an ordinance to replace some terms with gender-neutral words in the city code.

Supreme Court to hear 'Bridgegate' appeal in 2020

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 6:52pm

The legal saga from New Jersey's most notorious traffic jam will stretch into next year.

Utah school district settles suit over teen dragged by a bus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 6:24pm

A Utah school district is paying $62,500 to settle a lawsuit filed after a junior high student was caught in a bus door and dragged about 175 feet (53 meters) in an alleged racially motivated incident.

Convicted University of Utah shooter extradited to Colorado

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 5:37pm

A man convicted of the fatal shooting of a University of Utah student has been extradited to Colorado to face additional charges.

Authorities ID Denver man who died after lightning strike

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 5:35pm

Authorities have identified the Denver man who died after he was struck by lightning while hiking on a mountain.

Highland votes to support abortion restrictions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:36pm

The city of Highland has passed a resolution in support of anti-abortion legislation, marking at least the third time a local government in Utah has a taken an official position against the procedure since state lawmakers passed new restrictions this year.

The Latest: White House slams contempt vote for officials

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:34pm

The Latest on the House effort to hold Trump administration officials in contempt over (all times local):

House votes to hold attorney general, commerce secretary in contempt of Congress over 2020 census citizenship question

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:26pm

House votes to hold attorney general, commerce secretary in contempt of Congress over 2020 census citizenship question.

The Latest: Trump calls effort to impeach him 'ridiculous'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:02pm

The Latest on a House Democrat's effort to impeachment President Donald Trump (all times local):

Democratic-run House blocks maverick Democrat's effort to impeach Trump, in show of party's rift on issue

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 3:41pm

Democratic-run House blocks maverick Democrat's effort to impeach Trump, in show of party's rift on issue.

Florida inmate uses smuggled cellphone to capture beating

Marcus Lim, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 3:25pm

The Florida Department of Corrections is investigating a prison beating after an inmate used a smuggled cellphone to shoot video of several guards punching an inmate who was being held on the ground.

Pentagon says 2,100 more troops going to US-Mexico border

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 3:21pm

The Pentagon says an additional 2,100 troops will be sent to the U.S.-Mexican border to help with security.

The Latest: Trump says he has no regrets about tweets

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 3:20pm

The Latest on the response to President Donald Trump's racist tweets targeting four Democratic congresswomen of color (all times local):

Court acts against judges for remarks in sex assault cases

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 3:12pm

New Jersey's high court has taken action against two judges over their comments in cases involving sexual assault.

N Carolina justice says Democratic colleagues are 'AOCs'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 3:00pm

The North Carolina Supreme Court's only registered Republican called out the remaining six Democratic justices in a speech that marked an unusual open critique of the state's highest court from within.

Prosecutors say father intentionally drove boys off pier

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:52pm

A man was charged Wednesday with capital murder after prosecutors say he drove his family off a Los Angeles pier, killing his two severely autistic sons.

Prosecutors drop groping case against Kevin Spacey

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:36pm

Prosecutors dropped a case Wednesday accusing Kevin Spacey of groping a young man at a resort island bar in 2016 after the accuser refused to testify about a missing cellphone the defense says contains information supporting the actor's claims of innocence.

Video shows Trump, Epstein chatting at 1992 Mar-a-Lago party

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 2:26pm

Video footage unearthed by NBC News shows Donald Trump and wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein chatting at a party at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in 1992.