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Pogopalooza bounces into Pittsburgh for pogo competition

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:34am

Pogopalooza, known as the World Championships of Pogo, is bouncing into Pittsburgh this weekend.

Hot Chicago weekend off to violent start, with 19 shot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:16am

A hot weekend in Chicago has gotten off to a violent start, with more than a dozen people wounded and two killed in shootings throughout the city.

Graduation party shooting wounds 4; no arrests reported

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 8:02am

Police in western Pennsylvania say four young people were wounded in an early morning shooting at a graduation party near Pittsburgh.

Florida's 'pill mills' were a gateway to the opioid crisis

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 6:21am

Florida survives on tourism, but a decade ago thousands of visitors made frequent trips to the state not to visit its theme parks or beaches. Instead, they came for cheap and easy prescription painkillers sold at unscrupulous walk-in clinics.

Utah governor order's flag-lowering Tuesday for Stevens

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 10:05pm

Gov. Gary Herbert is ordering that U.S. and Utah flags at state facilities be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday in honor of former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who will buried that day at Arlington National Cemetery.

To help save the planet, cut back to a hamburger and a half per week

Jen Christensen, CNN  |  Posted Jul 19th - 8:39pm

Americans will need to cut their average consumption of beef by about 40% and Europeans by 22%, for the world to continue to feed the 10 billion people expected to live on this planet in 2050, according to a new report.

Looking back at how Utahns, Americans reacted to the moon landing 50 years ago

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jul 19th - 7:47pm

Here's a look back at what the moon landing was like for those watching 50 years ago.

Florida woman accused of assault over pizza slice

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 7:07pm

Authorities have arrested a woman in Florida who they say tried to attack another woman with a knife when she was denied a slice of pizza.

Large group of supporters greets Taiwan president in Denver

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 6:44pm

Taiwan's president was greeted by a large group of supporters and a handful of pro-China protesters as she entered a downtown Denver hotel before dinner.

Plastic or paper? Trump campaign weighs in on straw debate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 6:03pm

The president and his reelection campaign are mocking efforts to replace plastic straws with paper ones and turning that disdain into a fundraising gimmick.

Black lawmaker: White man said 'Go back where you came from'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 5:38pm

A pregnant African American lawmaker in Georgia said she was verbally attacked in a supermarket Friday by a middle-aged white man who used profanity, called her vulgar names and told her to "go back where you came from" as her 9-year-old daughter looked on.

The Latest: US citizen charged with training IS detained

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 5:37pm

The Latest on a U.S. citizen from Kazakhstan who's been charged with terrorism crimes (all times local):

Man given 4 life sentences for 2010 murders

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 5:22pm

A Los Angeles man who killed four people during a series of home invasion robberies has been sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole.

The Latest: Troopers identify man killed in Alaska plane

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 5:13pm

The Latest on fatal plane incident in Alaska (all times local):

The Latest: Drugmaker: Email does not reflect company stance

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 4:52pm

The Latest on filings in a case in which local governments seek to hold the drug industry accountable for a nationwide opioid crisis (all times local):

Service resuming after 7 New York City subway lines stopped

Verena Dobnik, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 4:49pm

About a third of New York City's subway lines were suspended for more than an hour during Friday's hot evening commute, and the head of the city's Transit Authority acknowledged that the agency "did not know exactly where our trains were."

Trump headed to W.Va. fundraiser on day Mueller testifies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 4:44pm

President Donald Trump will be attending a fundraiser in Wheeling, West Virginia, on Wednesday, the day special counsel Robert Mueller testifies before the House Judiciary Committee.

Plan to slow Western wildfires would clear strips of land

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 4:43pm

The Trump administration is proposing an ambitious plan to slow Western wildfires by bulldozing, mowing or revegetating large swaths of land along 11,000 miles (17,700 kilometers) of terrain in the West.

Officials: US putting troops back in Saudi Arabia

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 19th - 4:40pm

With Iranian military threats in mind, the United States is sending American forces, including fighter aircraft, air defense missiles and likely more than 500 troops, to a Saudi air base that became a hub of American air power in the Middle East in the 1990s but was abandoned by Washington after it toppled Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein in 2003.