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Renters may recover sinkhole items by sifting through mess

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 12:41pm

Weeks after a sinkhole swallowed two Florida homes, the displaced renters may be able to recover their lost property — if they are willing to sift through the mess left behind, a local official said Thursday.

Boy dies from injuries in crash that killed mom, brothers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 12:32pm

A 6-year-old boy has become the latest member of a northern Illinois family to die as a result of a traffic crash that killed his pregnant mother and two brothers.

96-year-old vet gets his wish of visiting US Navy station

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 12:32pm

A 96-year-old World War II veteran who dreamed of returning to a Navy installation to reminisce about his more than 20-year naval career got his wish.

Jeff Bezos dethrones Bill Gates as world's richest person

Matt Egan, CNN  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 12:27pm

Just over two decades ago Jeff Bezos started selling books online from his garage. Today, the Amazon CEO is the richest person on Earth.

Sheriff: Fugitive capture turns into search for missing man

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 12:22pm

Having brought a rugged, six-day North Carolina manhunt to an end, authorities are now desperately searching for the missing owner of the stolen truck the captured fugitive was driving.

Scaramucci lobs grenades in already chaotic White House

Julie Bykowicz and Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 12:22pm

New White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci went after chief of staff Reince Priebus on Thursday as a suspected "leaker" inside the West Wing in a pull-no-punches interview that laid bare the personality clashes and internal turmoil of Donald Trump's presidency.

Utah pilot died in crash 15 years after brother's air death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 12:22pm

A Utah pilot killed with three others when a small plane crashed on a highway also lost a brother to an aviation accident 15 years ago, the family's Mormon bishop said.

Police training board won't name fund in Castile's honor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 12:13pm

A Minnesota board that oversees police training and standards has rejected Gov. Mark Dayton's proposal to name a new fund after a black motorist who was killed by an officer last year.

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FBI: Utah man says he killed wife on cruise over her laughing

Rachel D'Oro and Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 12:08pm

A St. George man killed his wife aboard an Alaska cruise and told an acquaintance who later walked into the blood-splattered cabin that he did it because she would not stop laughing at him, the FBI said in documents released Thursday.

Russia sanctions bill exposes Trump's legislative tug of war

Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 12:02pm

President Donald Trump is likely to sign a tough new sanctions bill that includes proposed measures targeting Russia — a remarkable concession that the president has yet to sell his party on his hopes for forging a warmer relationship with Moscow.

Jumbo airtanker gets approval to fight US wildfires

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 11:49am

Federal officials have given a giant airtanker capable of carrying 19,200 gallons (72,700 liters) approval to fight wildfires in the U.S., but a lack of contracts currently limits the aircraft to California and one county in Colorado.

Hobby has travelers looking for spots where 3 states touch

Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 11:43am

Brian Butler is a tripointer.

AP Analysis: GOP disunity painfully evident in Senate debate

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 11:38am

The Senate debate over health care has made it painfully clear: behind their self-confident "repeal and replace" slogan, Republicans were never united around an alternative to the Affordable Care Act.

No immediate military transgender change, top officer says

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 11:38am

The U.S. military will keep permitting its transgender members to serve openly until Defense Secretary Jim Mattis receives President Donald Trump's actual direction to change its policy and then figures out how to implement it, America's top military officer said Thursday.

Terminally ill Maryland woman now home from Alaska hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 11:19am

Thanks to the kindness of strangers, a terminally ill woman has arrived home in Maryland from Alaska, where she was stuck in a hospital after suffering a respiratory crisis on a cruise ship.

The Latest: FBI: Man says wife's laughter led to killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 11:18am

The Latest on woman's death in domestic dispute on cruise ship off Alaska (all times local):

FBI: Utah man says he killed his wife on Alaska cruise because she wouldn't stop laughing at him

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 11:18am

FBI: Utah man says he killed his wife on Alaska cruise because she wouldn't stop laughing at him.

Cancer patient sues over license photo, cites distress

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 11:18am

A cancer patient is suing the New Jersey's Motor Vehicle Commission for compelling her to remove her headscarf to take a driver's license photo.

Records: Child's body decomposing on arrival at hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 11:11am

The body of a 6-month-old western Michigan boy had already started to decompose by the time his mother took him to a hospital after she had basically ignored him for two days in her sweltering home with no air conditioning, according to court records.

Senators prepare bill to block firing of special counsel

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 10:57am

Warning of "holy hell" to pay if the president fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a top Senate Republican is working to prevent the potential end result, the dismissal of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.