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The Latest: APNewsBreak: Fired university VP sues for $50M

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 2:24pm

The Latest on a Pennsylvania state university administrator fired over alleged sexual misconduct with students (all times local):

2 rehabilitated sea turtles to join Tour de Turtles

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 2:23pm

Two rescued sea turtles have been released in the Florida Keys to join a "race" tracking their long-distance migration.

The Latest: Video shows chaotic scene after bus crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 2:23pm

The Latest on the investigation of a fatal bus crash in New Mexico (all times local):

Specialist facing US Army discharge sues for citizenship

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 2:20pm

A U.S. Army specialist born in South Korea has sued to demand a response to her American citizenship application after the military moved to discharge her.

The Latest: US Army Corps doesn't regulate boats on lakes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 2:19pm

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

Pentagon to give Ukraine $200 million more in military aid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 2:17pm

The Pentagon says it will provide $200 million in additional training, equipment and advisory assistance to Ukraine's military.

Lawyers; Asylum seekers face horrible conditions in custody

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 2:08pm

Federal public defenders say asylum seekers are enduring horrible conditions in a U.S. prison in Oregon, apparently driving at least one person to attempt suicide.

Man who asked for autopsy photo gets 40 years in killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 2:06pm

A South Carolina man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for murder after an investigator says he asked for a copy of the autopsy photo of the victim's body.

White House: Russia call for Ukraine referendum illegitimate

Zeke Miller and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 2:04pm

The White House said Friday it "is not considering supporting" a Vladimir-Putin-backed call for a referendum in eastern Ukraine in the aftermath of President Donald Trump's meeting with the Russian president.

Jury convicts man in slaying of University of Texas student

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 2:04pm

Jurors have convicted a man in the 2016 death of a student who was sexually assaulted strangled on the University of Texas campus.

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Branson mourns for 17 killed in sinking of packed duck boat

Margaret Stafford, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 2:03pm

The country-and-western tourist town of Branson, Missouri, mourned Friday for more than a dozen sightseers who were killed when a duck boat capsized and sank in stormy weather in the deadliest such accident in almost two decades.

Acting CIA watchdog up for top job resigns

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 2:00pm

The acting watchdog at the CIA, who has been accused of retaliating against whistleblowers, is resigning, the agency confirmed Friday.

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Trump was taped talking of paying for Playboy model's story

Eric Tucker and Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 1:57pm

President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer secretly recorded Trump discussing a potential payment for a former Playboy model's account of having an affair with him, people familiar with an investigation into the attorney said Friday.

Work on NYC tunnels complete 6 years after Superstorm Sandy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 1:55pm

Work to restore and upgrade New York City's Hugh L. Carey and Queens Midtown tunnels has wrapped up six years after they were badly damaged during Superstorm Sandy.

Florida site of school massacre to get a therapy dog

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 1:55pm

The Florida high school where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting is getting a therapy dog to help students who need emotional support.

Soaring temperatures, humidity bring dangerous heat in South

Kevin McGill, Diana Heidgerd and Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 1:53pm

Scorching heat was spreading Friday across much of the South, where temperatures are expected to soar over 100 degrees (37.8 Celsius) and persist into next week.

Hundreds still out of their homes after NYC steam pipe leak

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 1:41pm

Hundreds of New Yorkers remained out of their homes and businesses on Friday, the day after a steam pipe explosion spewed asbestos-laden vapor into the air in Manhattan's Flatiron District.

The Latest: Texas inmates offered cold water, showers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 1:37pm

The Latest on the heat wave spreading across the southern U.S. (all times local):

Ohio killer spared after extent of childhood abuse revealed

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 1:27pm

Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Friday spared a condemned killer whose sentence was challenged after a juror came forward and said information about the extent of the inmate's tough childhood wasn't properly presented at trial.

Man gets 33 months for racist threats directed at Howard U

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 1:26pm

A northern Virginia man has been sentenced to nearly 3 years in prison for threatening to murder African Americans at historically black Howard University in 2015.