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Authorities: Florida girl dies after being attacked by dog

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 5:49pm

Authorities say a 6-year-old Florida girl has died several days after being bitten by a dog her family was watching while its owners were on vacation.

Police: Bank teller shot by gunman with big wig, pink jacket

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 5:47pm

Police in North Carolina say a bank robber wearing a big wig and a pink jacket shot and wounded a teller before getting away with money.

Oxygen tanker truck crashes, causes explosion in California

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 5:36pm

Authorities say an oxygen tanker truck has crashed and caused an explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area, closing a key highway and forcing evacuations at a medical clinic.

New law in Baltimore bars sodas from kids' menus

David McFadden, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 5:30pm

Restaurants in Baltimore are now officially barred from including sodas and other sugary drinks on kids' menus, according to a city ordinance that went into effect Wednesday.

911 calls detail aftermath of deadly New Mexico bus crash

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 5:29pm

Some callers were breathless and others were crying as they flooded emergency phone lines to report the aftermath of a deadly weekend bus crash on a dark New Mexico highway.

OAS condemns human rights abuses in Nicaragua

Luis Alonso Lugo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 5:25pm

The Organization of American States adopted a resolution Wednesday condemning human rights abuses committed by Nicaraguan police and armed pro-government civilians since protests against President Daniel Ortega began in mid-April.

The Latest: Authorities ID 3 passengers killed in bus crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 5:21pm

The Latest on deadly New Mexico bus crash (all times local):

Officer dies after assault by inmate at Minnesota prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 5:19pm

A corrections officer died Wednesday after authorities say he was assaulted by an inmate at Minnesota's flagship Stillwater state prison. The death prompted a lockdown at Minnesota's prison system.

Judge: No additional prison time for terror-related charges

Kathleen Foody, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 5:14pm

A Philadelphia man convicted in Colorado of providing support to a terrorist group will not serve additional time in prison, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, crediting the Uzbek native for more than six years in custody since his arrest.

After Helsinki, Dems struggle over Trump, the term 'treason'

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 5:11pm

Democratic leaders are steering allies away from saying President Donald Trump committed "treason" in Helsinki when he refused to confront Russia's Vladimir Putin on election meddling.

Police: 2 children suffer bites in possible shark attacks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 5:08pm

Two children were bitten in the leg in the waters off New York's Fire Island on Wednesday in possible shark attacks, prompting beach closings, authorities said.

The Latest: Backer of 3 Californias effort pans court ruling

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 5:05pm

The Latest on the ballot measure to divide California in three (all times local):

Lawyer attacks allegations against Indiana attorney general

Rick Callahan, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 4:53pm

A lawyer for Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill said Wednesday that calls for the Republican's resignation over allegations that he drunkenly groped a state lawmaker and three legislative staffers are "pure hysteria" based on a flawed initial investigation.

Report: Weather was deteriorating before Alaska plane crash

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 4:53pm

A pilot flying in rapidly deteriorating weather in Alaska confused snow on a mountain with a body of water before crashing a floatplane with 10 passengers onto the rocky mountainside, a preliminary report released Wednesday says.

Videos show police at Vegas shooting, meeting wounded guard

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 4:47pm

Las Vegas police released body camera footage Wednesday of officers finding a wounded security guard on the same floor of a Las Vegas hotel where a gunman opened fire on a country music festival.

Minnesota agency helps 13-year-old keep his hot dog business

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 4:45pm

A 13-year-old entrepreneur, who was reported for operating his hot dog stand without a license, is still in business with the help of the Minnesota Department of Health.

Man killed by Kansas City police had long criminal record

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 4:43pm

A man who was shot to death on Sunday after shooting three Kansas City police officers had an extensive criminal background and a reputation for violence in Oklahoma that started when he was a teenager, according to a police detective who investigated him at the time.

Trump talks tougher, now says he warned Putin on meddling

Zeke Miller, Ken Thomas and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 4:39pm

His toughness with Vladimir Putin in question, President Donald Trump declared on Wednesday he had told the Russian leader face to face to stay out of America's elections "and that's the way it's going to be."

Tale of sex, deception emerges about suspected Russian agent

Chad Day and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 4:29pm

A 29-year-old gun-rights activist suspected of being a covert Russian agent was likely in contact with Kremlin operatives while living in the United States, prosecutors said Wednesday, accusing her of using sex and deception to forge influential connections.

Pentagon objects to GOP rider blocking protection of birds

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 4:26pm

The Pentagon is objecting to a Republican proposal in a defense policy bill that would bar the Fish and Wildlife Service from using the Endangered Species Act to protect two chicken-like birds in the western half of the U.S.