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School district buying 6 new buses following deadly crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 5:29am

A New Jersey school district is buying six buses equipped with three-point seat belts, part of its efforts to improve safety following a crash in May that killed a student and a teacher.

Georgia woman accused of putting dead newborn in freezer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 5:08am

A Georgia woman is in jail after putting the body of her newborn son in a freezer. Results of an autopsy to determine whether the boy was born alive are pending.

US intelligence chief is tough on Russia, at odds with Trump

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 4:11am

National Intelligence Director Dan Coats' drumbeat of criticism against Russia is clashing loudly with President Donald Trump's pro-Kremlin remarks, leaving the soft-spoken spy chief in an uncomfortable — and perhaps perilous — place in the administration.

Woman charged in mother's crossbow killing dies in jail

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 4:02am

Police say a Pennsylvania woman who was charged with killing her mother with a crossbow has died in jail.

Kentucky's Paul shares Trump's skepticism of US intervention

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 3:43am

Sen. Rand Paul certainly has his differences with President Donald Trump, a one-time rival for the White House. But on one cornerstone issue, a resistance to U.S. intervention abroad, they are simpatico.

Amid harsh criticism, Trump tries a tougher tone on Russia

Zeke Miller, Ken Thomas and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 3:33am

President Donald Trump spent a second day managing the political fallout from his widely criticized meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin, shifting stances and mopping up what the White House said were misstatements.

22 people injured in California military base tent collapse

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 12:36am

A helicopter blew down at a Central California military base Wednesday night, injuring 22 soldiers — but the injuries were mostly minor, a spokeswoman said.

Hawaii searches for safe spots for people to see lava

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 12:04am

Stunning images of Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano have captivated people around the world. But ironically it's nearly impossible for residents and visitors on the ground to see the lava — a fact that's squeezing the tourism-dependent local economy.

Authorities say up to 30 injured in tent collapse at California military base

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 11:57pm

Authorities say up to 30 injured in tent collapse at California military base.

FBI Director Wray says Russia continues to sow discord in US

Deb Riechmann and Desmond Butler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 11:39pm

FBI Director Christopher Wray said Wednesday that Russia continues to use fake news, propaganda and covert operations to "spin up" Americans on both sides of hot-button issues to sow discord in the United States.

Man accused in UT student's slaying says he didn't kill her

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 11:31pm

A 20-year-old man on trial in the slaying of a University of Texas freshman on campus in 2016 has taken the stand and denied killing her.

Illinois man stabs himself after jury's guilty verdict

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 11:11pm

Authorities say a central Illinois man stabbed himself in a courtroom shortly after a jury found him guilty in a sexual assault case.

North Korea hasn't met its promise to return US war remains

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:41pm

More than a month after North Korea pledged to immediately return some American war dead, the promise is unfulfilled.

Driver hurt in tanker blast at California medical offices

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:29pm

An explosion involving a tanker truck delivering liquid oxygen to a California medical facility Wednesday prompted staff to evacuate patients on gurneys and wheelchairs, authorities said.

Appeals court hears Florida lawsuit seeking FBI 9/11 records

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:12pm

A federal appeals court will hear arguments in a Florida lawsuit seeking disclosure of FBI files that might uncover a U.S.-based support network for some of the 9/11 hijackers.

Texas woman approaches City Council dressed as cockroach

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:09pm

A South Texas woman showed up to a recent City Council meeting dressed as a cockroach in her latest attempt to bring attention to the influx of roaches and rodents near a major road after new vegetation was planted.

White House, State at odds over Putin's interview proposal

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 10:01pm

The White House and the State Department are at odds over Russian President Vladimir Putin's offer to allow the U.S. access to Russians accused of election meddling in return for interviews of Americans accused by the Kremlin of unspecified crimes.

Bill Clinton: Leaders must remember 'our common humanity'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:50pm

Former President Bill Clinton says the key to political leadership is remembering "our common humanity."

Democratic Committee office struck by gunfire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 9:27pm

The Albany County Democratic Committee says someone fired nine shots into their New York headquarters.