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S. Idaho charter school OKs employee request to carry gun

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 9:38am

Officials at a south-central Idaho charter school have approved allowing a school employee to carry a concealed firearm on campus.

Highway patrol: Van driver flees traffic stop, dies in crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 9:29am

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says a van driver who fled from a trooper during an attempted traffic stop has crashed into a utility pole, killing himself and injuring two passengers.

Idaho grizzly bear hunter picked by Fish and Game in drawing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 9:14am

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has completed a drawing and selected the one winning applicant who will be allowed to hunt a grizzly bear in Idaho this fall.

More fuel breaks planned to stop wildfires in Idaho, Oregon

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 8:47am

Federal officials plan to put in more fuel breaks along roadways as part of a plan to stop wildfires in southwestern Idaho and southeastern Oregon.

Kaine and Stewart square off in first debate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 8:47am

The two major party candidates in Virginia's U.S. Senate race are set to square off in their first debate.

From trails to exhibits, parks aim to increase accessibility

Rebecca Reynolds Yonker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 8:39am

David Allgood and Tom Stokes glide up a slight incline to the wooden platform overlooking the Green River at Mammoth Cave National Park. From there, they watch through a glass panel as the Kentucky park's lone ferry carries a Jeep across the water below.

VP Pence set to headline Georgia rally in governor's race

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 8:32am

Vice President Mike Pence is set to headline a rally in Georgia in support of Secretary of State Brian Kemp's bid for governor.

Long after hurricane, unearthed bodies remain unidentified

Martha Waggoner, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 8:25am

It was Father's Day when Larry Monk got the frantic call from his sister: Their father's burial vault was missing from its place in the cemetery.

A look at accessibility projects at 9 national parks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 8:22am

The National Park Service says nine parks across the U.S. have received more than $10 million in federal funding to design and build projects for other parks to use as examples as they work toward making trails, buildings, waterways and camping more accessible to people with disabilities.

National GOP reluctant to weigh in on Trump's Russia swirl

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 8:09am

There was no sign of shock or outrage in the hotel hallways and conference rooms where Republican officials gathered to discuss party business even as politicians on both sides and foreign policy experts fretted about President Donald Trump's cozy relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Officials release names of those killed in boat accident

Margaret Stafford, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 8:05am

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 would not have been on the ill-fated trip but for a ticket mix-up.

Florida school shooting survivors' dad killed during robbery

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 7:47am

The father of two survivors of a Florida high school shooting where 17 people were killed was shot to death during a robbery of the convenience store he owns.

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.

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.