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Sheriff: 8 people dead after Missouri tourist boat accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 8:54pm

A sheriff in Missouri says a tourist boat has apparently capsized on a lake, leaving eight people dead and several others hospitalized.

Florida publication seeks FBI 9/11 records on family's ties

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 8:49pm

A Florida online publication asked a federal appeals court to order a trial be held on its Freedom of Information Act lawsuit seeking FBI documents that may reveal a U.S.-based support network for the 9/11 hijackers.

Sheriff: Eight people dead and several others hospitalized after tourist boat accident on lake in Missouri

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 8:45pm

Sheriff: Eight people dead and several others hospitalized after tourist boat accident on lake in Missouri.

Minnesota inmate accused in guard's death has violent past

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 8:41pm

An inmate accused of killing a Minnesota corrections officer has been disciplined multiple times for violent encounters while incarcerated, including for a fight in which he lost an eye and spent nearly a year and a half separated from the general prison population, authorities said Thursday.

US, allies set to evacuate Syrian aid workers from southwest

Matthew Lee and Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 8:39pm

U.S. officials say the United States is finalizing plans to evacuate several hundred Syrian civil defense workers and their families from southwest Syria as Russian-backed government forces close in on the area.

More than 300 older children split at border are reunited

Elliot Spagat and Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 7:33pm

The Trump administration said Thursday that it has reunified 364 children ages 5 and older with their families after they were separated at the border, still leaving hundreds to go before a court-imposed deadline a week away.

The Latest: 7 injured when tornado hits Iowa factory

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 7:32pm

The Latest on severe weather and tornadoes in Iowa (all times local):

NY officials: No major public health threat from steam blast

Karen Matthews, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 7:04pm

An aging steam pipe containing cancer-causing asbestos exploded beneath Fifth Avenue in Manhattan early Thursday, spewing a geyser of white vapor 10 stories high and forcing an evacuation of 49 buildings, but city officials said there was no major public health threat.

Helicopter mishap turns Army medical drill into real deal

Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 7:03pm

A medical evacuation drill at a California military base turned into a real emergency when two U.S. Army Blackhawk helicopters participating in the exercise blew down four large tents and injured 22 Army Reserve soldiers, officials said Thursday.

American flag burned outside LA office of congresswoman

Christopher Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 6:55pm

A small crowd that gathered Thursday outside the Los Angeles office of U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters to counter an expected protest by a self-styled militia group burned an American flag taken from the back of a pickup truck.

More Confederate license plates than ever on Tennessee roads

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 6:37pm

The number of Tennesseans with Confederate battle flag license plates has reached its highest point in a decade.

Reversal: Kentucky restoring Medicaid benefits for thousands

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 6:19pm

Dental and vision care benefits will be restored for hundreds of thousands of Medicaid recipients in a sudden reversal by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's administration following an outcry over the recent cuts.

Hawaii police: Friends may be hiding police shooting suspect

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 6:17pm

A suspect wanted in the killing of the first police officer to be fatally shot on Hawaii's Big Island likely remains hidden on the mostly rural eastern side of the vast island, authorities said Thursday.

Police: Memphis man steals date's car, goes on another date

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 6:05pm

Police in Memphis say a man stole his date's car and drove it to a date with another woman.

The Latest: Trump invites Putin to Washington in the fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 6:04pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump and Russia (all times local):

Did Trump and Putin agree to anything? Only they know

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 5:54pm

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin may have reached several historic agreements at their summit in Finland this week. Or, they may not have. It depends on who you talk to. Three days later no one was quite sure.

Yellowstone boss to leave post in September

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 5:52pm

The Yellowstone National Park superintendent who said he was being forced out by the Trump administration will leave his post in late September.

Rosenstein defends charging foreign agents US can't arrest

Desmond Butler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 5:49pm

The top law enforcement official overseeing the probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election is defending the prosecution of foreign agents who may never see the inside of a U.S. courtroom.

Kin say Scout leader who drowned saving boy loved children

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 5:47pm

A 22-year-old Boy Scout leader who drowned saving a struggling young boy during a practice exercise in a Utah pond was a lifelong Scout himself who loved helping kids learn the wilderness skills he treasured, his family said Thursday.

Arkansas nonprofit head pleads guilty in corruption probe

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 5:17pm

The former head of a defunct Arkansas nonprofit that helped at-risk youth pleaded guilty Thursday to diverting more than $120,000 from the group to an unnamed state senator in a widening corruption probe that has already ensnared several former lawmakers.