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3 victims identified after Florida Everglades plane crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 6:18am

Authorities have identified three victims of a collision involving two small planes over the Florida Everglades.

A day after back-tracking, Trump defends summit performance

Zeke Miller and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 5:49am

Taking to Twitter early Wednesday, President Donald Trump defended anew his much-criticized performance at the Helsinki summit, promising "big results" from better relations with Russia and hitting back at "haters."

Record 10 homers as AL wins All-Star Game 8-6 in 10 innings

Ben Walker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 1:51am

A record 10 home runs . A slew of strikeouts.

Smoke clogs Yosemite Valley as firefighters battle blaze

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 12:53am

Hot and dry weather on Tuesday hindered efforts to slow the growth of a forest fire near Yosemite National Park that killed a California firefighter last weekend, leading some tourists to cut short their visits although all park trails remained open.

2-year sentence for teacher who fired gun in classroom

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 12:39am

A teacher who fired a gun inside a Georgia classroom has been sentenced to two years behind bars.

Washington Metro, union leaders meet amid strike threat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 12:17am

Leaders of the Washington Metro's largest union have met with Metro officials in the first meeting since workers overwhelmingly voted to authorize a strike, but little appears to have been resolved.

Man accused of killing 2 appointed high-priced attorney

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 11:57pm

A man accused of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend and a Florida police officer has been appointed the high-priced attorney he asked for last year.

Immigrant children describe treatment in detention centers

Amy Taxin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:39pm

Wet and muddy from their trek across the Mexican border, immigrant children say they sat or lay on the cold, concrete floor of the immigration holding centers where they were taken.

Swimmers barely escape before driver crashes into pool

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:35pm

Police say a group of children and adults in an above-ground pool in Pennsylvania barely managed to get out the way before a car smashed into it.

Deputy names, other details released in Minnesota shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:22pm

More details have been released in the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old student in suburban Minneapolis, including the names of the sheriff's deputies involved.

Investigation leads to closure of 6 Virginia fox pens

Sarah Rankin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:13pm

A two-year investigation has led to the closure of six of Virginia's nearly 30 fox pens, enclosures in which wild foxes are contained and chased by hunting dogs, Attorney General Mark Herring's office said.

Official: Escaped jaguar bit through steel cable barrier

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:09pm

A jaguar that killed nine other animals during a weekend escape from its habitat at the Audubon Zoo is believed to have bitten through a steel-cable barrier that forms the roof of its habitat, the zoo's managing director said Tuesday.

3rd woman arrested in beating, stabbing of Applebee's server

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:02pm

A third woman has been arrested in the beating and stabbing of an Applebee's waitress who Georgia authorities say accidentally brushed against a customer's leg.

Police: Drunken ice cream truck driver crashes, injures 3

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 10:02pm

Authorities say a woman drunkenly crashed an ice cream truck into a car, injuring three people on National Ice Cream Day.

Probation revoked for man in forced-abortion case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:16pm

A West Virginia man has been sentenced to prison after initially getting probation for impregnating an 11-year-old girl who was then forced to get an abortion.

The Latest: 770 homes under evacuation in Spokane fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:01pm

The Latest on wildfires burning in the Pacific Northwest (all times local):

The Latest: Comey urges voters to support Democrats in fall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:55pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump and his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local):

APNewsBreak: Twitter suspended 58 million accounts in 4Q

Barbara Ortutay and Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:45pm

Twitter suspended at least 58 million user accounts in the final three months of 2017, according to data obtained by The Associated Press. The figure highlights the company's newly aggressive stance against malicious or suspicious accounts in the wake of Russian disinformation efforts during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.

Man who cut off his ankle monitor suspected in 3 killings

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:41pm

A Houston-area parolee who cut off an ankle monitor days before the start of a criminal rampage now faces capital murder charges in two killings — and possibly a third — after a manhunt led to his capture Tuesday, authorities said.