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Man disputes abortion protester's claim he pointed rifle

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 10:59am

A Missouri man accused of pointing a rifle at an anti-abortion protester near a southwestern Illinois abortion clinic says it was unloaded and he only lifted it up for the man to see.

Confederate Avenue: Possible new name to be focus of hearing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 10:57am

About nine months after a panel recommended the immediate renaming of Confederate Avenue in Atlanta, city officials are planning a public hearing.

2nd Florida university cuts ties with Confucius Institute

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 10:56am

Another Florida school is cutting ties with a language and culture institute that's supported by the Chinese government but criticized by some U.S. lawmakers and security officials.

Cause of seal die-offs still unknown as more wash ashore

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 10:53am

Rehabilitation facilities are reaching full capacity in Maine as investigators are still trying to determine what's causing dead or stranded seals to wash ashore.

Trial moved for man accused in massive 2017 Utah wildfire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 10:53am

A Utah man charged with accidentally starting a massive wildfire last year won't go on trial in a southern Utah county torched by the blaze.


Potential new coal plant operator offers few new details

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 10:47am

A Chicago-based company in negotiations to take over a coal-fired power plant in northern Arizona said it would run the generating station at less than half its existing capacity to ensure it’s economical, a company official said Tuesday.

AP Photos: Anxiety evident as Marjory Stoneman year begins

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 10:41am

Charlie Shebes had too much anxiety to sleep the night before the first day of his junior year at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High. He wants to forget, but not be forgotten.

The Latest: APNewsBreak: Mexico officials in US on cartels

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 10:39am

The Latest on announcement in Chicago of new plans to battle Mexican cartels (all times local):

Report on clergy sexual abuse in Pennsylvania says church brushed off complaints

Marc Levy and Mark Scolforo, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 10:32am

A priest raped a 7-year-old girl while he was visiting her in the hospital after she'd had her tonsils removed. One boy was forced to say confession to the priest who sexually abused him.

Man charged in Walmart shooting apologizes in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 10:32am

A Philadelphia man apologized as he was arraigned on charges including attempted murder and aggravated assault in a shooting that wounded several people at a Walmart near the city.

Idaho couple's birthday cave adventure turned into rescue

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 10:18am

An Idaho couple who got lost inside a mazelike ice cave in Wyoming for nearly two days before being rescued had planned the adventure as a fun way to celebrate the husband's birthday.

Eisenhower's 'Summer White House' phone sold at auction

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 9:44am

The plain green telephone President Dwight D. Eisenhower used at his summer residence in Rhode Island has sold at auction.

Prosecutor: Police impersonators to avoid jail with pleas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 9:43am

A prosecutor says police impersonators who have been fooling police, firefighters and the public for three years in and around Flint, Michigan, are expected to avoid jail time.

Cleveland police reform will likely extend beyond 5 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 9:22am

Cleveland's agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to complete scheduled reforms of the city's police department is expected to exceed the five-year period both sides anticipated.

Central Utah highway reopens after closure due to wildfire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 9:18am

A portion of a major east-west highway in central Utah has reopened after being closed because of a wildfire still contained around only 2 percent of its perimeter.

New storms form over Atlantic, Pacific

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 9:06am

New named storms have formed far out over the Atlantic and Pacific, though neither poses a threat to land.

Hatch Center launches $40M fundraising push for next chapter

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 8:58am

Orrin Hatch is stepping down, but he's not planning on fading away.

Idaho nuclear power plant 'game changing' for Utah?

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Aug 15th - 8:41am

A small modular nuclear power plant design for a facility in southeast Idaho is winding its way through the federal regulatory framework, a procession a key Trump administration official described Tuesday as historic.

Police: Toddler found safe after search for missing car

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 8:38am

Police in Buffalo say they've found a 2-year-old child safe inside a stolen car.

Kansas governor concedes, says he will endorse GOP nominee

Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 8:33am

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer says he will endorse Republican nominee for governor Kris Kobach after conceding in the state's GOP primary in a surprise announcement a week after their neck-and-neck finish threatened to send the race to a recount.