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New outbreak of red tide shows up in northwest Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:18pm

Another part of Florida is dealing with an outbreak of the toxic algae bloom known as red tide.

Texas couple indicted on charges they enslaved Guinean girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:04pm

The son and daughter-in-law of a former West African leader have been indicted on charges that they enslaved a girl from their native country while living in Texas.

Emergency official confirms 1 dead, at least 4 injured in shooting outside Pennsylvania judge's office

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:01pm

Emergency official confirms 1 dead, at least 4 injured in shooting outside Pennsylvania judge's office.

Former Chicago police commander linked to torture dead at 70

Herbert G. McCann, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:00pm

Former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge, who was accused of torturing suspects in his South Side police district but was never prosecuted for the alleged crimes, has died, a Florida funeral home confirmed Wednesday. He was 70.

Florence death toll climbs to 37; Trump visits stricken area

Chuck Burton and Martha Waggoner, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 2:50pm

The death toll from Hurricane Florence climbed to at least 37, and North Carolina’s governor pleaded with thousands of evacuees not to return home just yet.

Teen killed in dramatic natural gas explosions laid to rest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 2:49pm

Hundreds of mourners have come out to remember the Massachusetts teen killed in last week's natural gas explosions north of Boston.

The Latest: 1 dead in shooting near Pennsylvania court

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 2:29pm

The Latest on a shooting at a judge's office in Pennsylvania (all times local):

Women slain in Border Patrol case endured trying lives

Susan Montoya Bryan and Matt Sedensky, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 2:27pm

Janelle Ortiz dreamed of becoming famous. Melissa Ramirez imagined a day when the street wasn't home and drugs not her preoccupation. Claudine Luera just ached to see her children do better than she had.

Judge: US can't deny passport for refusing to pick gender

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 2:25pm

A judge has ruled that U.S. officials cannot deny a passport application from an intersex Colorado resident based solely on a refusal to select male or female for gender.

Ballistic vests part of the uniform for more firefighters

David Warren, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 2:19pm

Houston officials will spend up to $1.4 million to purchase ballistic vests for firefighters as they join a growing number of cities buying the vests to better protect firefighters who are more often encountering active-shooter or other deadly situations.

Police: Kansas couple allegedly drinking before baby's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 2:14pm

A Kansas couple had "been drunk for about a week" before one of their 2-month-old twins died in a Wichita motel room where mold and curdled-milk filled bottles were found, authorities allege.

Hatch: Senate hearing on sexual assault allegation against Kavanaugh not a trial

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Sep 19th - 2:00pm

Sen. Orrin Hatch outlined Wednesday what he sees as the focus of next week’s possible Senate hearing on the sexual assault allegations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, saying it is not a trial.

US, Canada pulling all-nighters in talks to revamp NAFTA

Luis Alonso Lugo and Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 1:43pm

U.S. and Canadian negotiators — facing a deadline at the end of the month — are working long hours to keep Canada in a North American trade bloc.

Koreas summit kick-starts stalled nuclear talks with US

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 1:31pm

A better-than-expected outcome of the summit between the two Koreas immediately kick-started stalled negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang, boosting President Donald Trump's high-stakes push to get the North to give up its nuclear weapons by the end of his first term in office.

Missouri 5-year-old meets city leaders over ice cream

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 1:23pm

A 5-year-old Missouri girl is on mission to have ice cream with some of the state's most influential people.

Biggest wildfire on record in California is fully contained

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 1:21pm

The U.S. Forest Service says the largest wildfire on record in California is 100 percent contained.

1 dead, at least 4 injured in shooting at judge's office

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 1:20pm

One person is dead in a shooting outside of a judge's office in Pennsylvania, a Fayette County 911 center official confirmed, but said they did not have information about the identity.

Oregon judge finds Idaho man unfit to stand trial in murders

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 1:15pm

An eastern Oregon judge halted a double murder case after finding the defendant mentally unfit to stand trial.

Boise files appeal in homeless camping ban case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 1:02pm

City officials in Boise, Idaho have asked a federal appeals court to reconsider its ruling overturning a city ordinance that makes it largely illegal for homeless people to sleep on the streets.

Democrat Ben Jealous struggles in blue Maryland

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 1:01pm

Ben Jealous compared his decisive Maryland Democratic primary victory in June to climbing the world's second-highest mountain — a prelude, he hopes, to ascending the state's political Mount Everest to knock off popular Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. Instead, Jealous has had to reverse course in recent weeks after some highly publicized missteps.