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Candidate backtracks after saying office is 'a man's job'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:58am

A Democratic man running for office in Mississippi says he wasn't criticizing all women — just one — when he said being county supervisor is "a man's job."

Elon Musk is making implants to link the brain with a smartphone

Michael Scaturro, CNN Business  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:46am

Elon Musk wants to insert Bluetooth-enabled implants into your brain, claiming the devices could enable telepathy and repair motor function in people with injuries.

A year after tragedy, Branson debates future of duck boats

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:42am

One year after 17 people died when a boat sank on a Missouri lake near the tourist town of Branson, the question of whether the boats should return to the lake remains a topic of debate.

Stevens to be 13th Supreme Court justice buried at Arlington

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:34am

Arlington National Cemetery has long been planned as the final resting place of retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. His second wife Maryan died in 2015 and was buried at the cemetery. The gravestone they will share has stood at Arlington, inscribed with both their names, since then. Stevens' birthdate — April 20, 1920 — was chiseled on the stone, a blank space left for the date of his death.

Probe: Oklahoma virtual charter founders embezzled millions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:30am

Investigators allege the founders of Oklahoma's largest virtual charter school embezzled millions of dollars in state funds through an illegal scheme involving the use of "ghost students" to inflate enrollment numbers.

Prosecutors seek prison terms for Virginia rally attackers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:28am

Federal prosecutors say a "hate crime motivation" should result in stricter sentences for three members of a white supremacist group who pleaded guilty to attacking counterprotesters at a rally in Virginia for far-right extremists.

Indiana attorney general's lawyers deride groping claims

Tom Davies, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:28am

Lawyers for Indiana's attorney general argue that allegations he drunkenly groped four women during a party don't meet the legal standard of a misuse of power.

Legislation would force disclosures about terror watchlist

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:28am

The House has adopted a proposal from Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar to force President Donald Trump's administration to disclose details about how it shares a watchlist of "known or suspected terrorists" with foreign countries.

Man who fatally stabbed family tried to attack prison staff

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:26am

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections says a man serving life in prison for stabbing his parents and three siblings to death tried to attack prison staff with an 8-inch long "sharpened instrument."

Court upholds death sentence for man who killed 10-year-old

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:23am

The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for a man who kidnapped, raped and killed a 10-year-old girl in Springfield.

Defendants told former Boise officer may have lied in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:21am

Ada County prosecutors have been forced to notify defendants in dozens of cases that a police officer may have lied under oath.

Funeral planned for Army sergeant who died in Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:03am

An Army sergeant from Utah who died in Afghanistan will be buried in Ogden this week.

Deaths related to retirement home's virus outbreak rise to 3

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:30am

Health officials say three people have now died amid a virus outbreak at a northern Virginia retirement community.

Federal prosecutors tell judge they have closed probe of campaign finance violations by President Trump's ex-lawyer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:27am

Federal prosecutors tell judge they have closed probe of campaign finance violations by President Trump's ex-lawyer.

Number of US overdose deaths appears to be falling

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:24am

U.S. overdose deaths last year likely fell for the first time in nearly three decades, preliminary statistics suggest.

Suit: Poor monitoring enabled Texas inmate to blind himself

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:15am

A Houston man alleges in a federal lawsuit that the state psychiatric prison where he was held was deliberately understaffed and that this prevented anyone from stopping him from using a plastic spoon to blind himself during a psychiatric episode.

Reports: Plane had engine trouble before landing on beach

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:10am

Police in Maryland say the pilot of a small plane told them he was experiencing engine trouble before he made an emergency landing in the shallow ocean waters of a Maryland beach.

NC firm fires worker over invoice for 'poka honas'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:50am

A Valvoline Instant Oil Change center in North Carolina has fired a worker over an invoice that called a customer "poka honas," an apparent reference to Pocahontas.

Commerce chief Ross calls contempt vote 'political theater'

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:46am

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Wednesday that a planned vote by the Democratic-controlled House to hold him and Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress was nothing more than "political theater" intended to embarrass and harass the Trump administration.