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Long after hurricane, unearthed bodies remain unidentified

Martha Waggoner, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 7:12am

Larry Monk just wants his father's remains back where they belong, beside those of his mother in a cemetery in eastern North Carolina.

From trails to exhibits, parks aim to increase accessibility

Rebecca Reynolds Yonker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 7:12am

Mammoth Cave National Park has upgraded a trail as part of a coordinated effort by the National Park Service to increase accessibility to disabled visitors.

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.

Ticket mix-up put family on ill-fated Missouri tourist boat

Margaret Stafford, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 10:17pm

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 wouldn't have been on the ill-fated trip but for a ticket mix-up.

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.

Hundreds at vigils mourn victims of Branson boat accident

Margaret Stafford, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:14pm

A Missouri town known for its country shows and entertainment mourned Friday after 17 people — including nine from one family — were killed when a tourist boat sank on churning water in a sudden storm.

WWII hero's lost Purple Heart returned to his family

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 8:50pm

A lost Purple Heart medal has been returned to the family of a New York City sailor who died trying to rescue shipmates after his Navy vessel was attacked by a German submarine during World War II.

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

Eric Tucker and Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 8:33pm

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 on Friday.

Quiz: Can you spot the fake news stories?

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Jul 20th - 8:04pm

Make sure you’re ready to keep up with the information overload by taking’s weekly Fake News Quiz.

Man suspected of shooting and killing Hawaii officer during traffic stop dies in police shootout, authorities say

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 8:00pm

Man suspected of shooting and killing Hawaii officer during traffic stop dies in police shootout, authorities say.

NYC prepares sandbags to barricade steam-pipe blast site

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 7:59pm

New York City had sandbags at the ready Friday night to barricade the site of a Manhattan steam-pipe explosion against possible heavy rains that could complicate the cleanup of asbestos-laced debris.