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Kaine and Stewart square off in first debate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 8:47am

The two major party candidates in Virginia's U.S. Senate race are set to square off in their first debate.

VP Pence set to headline Georgia rally in governor's race

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 8:32am

Vice President Mike Pence is set to headline a rally in Georgia in support of Secretary of State Brian Kemp's bid for governor.

Long after hurricane, unearthed bodies remain unidentified

Martha Waggoner, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 8:25am

It was Father's Day when Larry Monk got the frantic call from his sister: Their father's burial vault was missing from its place in the cemetery.

A look at accessibility projects at 9 national parks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 8:22am

The National Park Service says nine parks across the U.S. have received more than $10 million in federal funding to design and build projects for other parks to use as examples as they work toward making trails, buildings, waterways and camping more accessible to people with disabilities.

National GOP reluctant to weigh in on Trump's Russia swirl

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 8:09am

There was no sign of shock or outrage in the hotel hallways and conference rooms where Republican officials gathered to discuss party business even as politicians on both sides and foreign policy experts fretted about President Donald Trump's cozy relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Officials release names of those killed in boat accident

Margaret Stafford, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 8:05am

More than half of the 17 people killed when a tourist boat sank on a Branson lake were members of the same Indiana family, and they likely would not have been on the ill-fated trip but for a ticket mix-up.

Florida school shooting survivors' dad killed during robbery

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 7:47am

The father of two survivors of a Florida high school shooting where 17 people were killed was shot to death during a robbery of the convenience store he owns.

Trump claims ex-lawyer's phone-taping is 'perhaps illegal'

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 7:19am

President Donald Trump is asserting that his former personal lawyer's taping of their private phone conversations is "totally unheard of & perhaps illegal."

Judge rejects US efforts to strip terrorist of citizenship

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 7:05am

The government can't strip a terrorist of his U.S. citizenship, a federal judge ruled this month in a decision siding with a Pakistan-born man serving the last few years of a 20-year prison sentence for his guilty plea to plotting to destroy New York's Brooklyn Bridge.

The Latest: Boat victims mourned

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 3:49am

The Latest on a deadly tourist boat accident in Missouri (all times local):

CIA: China is waging a 'quiet kind of cold war' against US

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 11:15pm

China is waging a "quiet kind of cold war" against the United States, using all its resources to try to replace America as the leading power in the world, a top CIA expert on Asia said Friday.

Man suspected of shooting officer found, killed by police

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 10:43pm

A man suspected of gunning down a Hawaii police officer was killed during a shootout with officers Friday after a three-day search across the Big Island, authorities said.

The problem of Kavanaugh's lengthy paper trail

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 10:33pm

Judge Brett Kavanaugh has a long record of judicial and executive branch service to recommend him as President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court. And that's part of the problem in getting him confirmed by the Senate.

Trump missteps fuel new energy in Democrats' campaigns

Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 10:29pm

As Democratic congressional candidate Abigail Spanberger mingled with supporters at a Richmond brewery, one person hung like a shadow over the gleaming brew tanks and grilled food truck pizza.

Putin idea for Ukraine referendum rejected by White House

Zeke Miller and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 10:09pm

The White House has rejected a Vladimir Putin-backed effort to hold a referendum in eastern Ukraine on the region's future, distancing itself from the idea in the aftermath of President Donald Trump's controversial summit with the Russian leader.

Hillary Clinton to appear at Central Park summer festival

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:41pm

Hillary Clinton will be part of a star-studded lineup at a summer festival in New York's Central Park.

Puerto Rican evacuees get another extension on housing

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:40pm

Hundreds of Hurricane Maria evacuees from Puerto Rico who are living in hotels around the nation have been given more weeks to use temporary housing vouchers, after a federal judge extended a temporary restraining order.

The Latest: Hawaii mayor: Wounded officer will survive

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:34pm

The Latest on the search for a suspect who allegedly shot and killed a Hawaii police officer (all times local):

Tornado stuns Iowa town but residents say they'll rebuild

David Pitt, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:21pm

With the scope of the devastation still sinking in, business owners and residents of the central Iowa city of Marshalltown on Friday began picking up bricks from collapsed buildings, dragging away downed trees and trying to return to the lives they knew before a powerful tornado roared through their community.