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Death toll from Missouri duck boat accident climbs to 17

Margaret Stafford, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 10:27am

Divers found four more bodies Friday in a Missouri lake where a duck boat packed with tourists capsized and sank in high winds, bringing the death toll to 17 in the country-and-western town of Branson, authorities said.

101 dogs found abandoned during Utah fire evacuations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 10:27am

Eastern Utah animal shelters have taken in 101 dogs that were found abandoned in a Duchesne County home during fire evacuations.

The Latest: Coast Guard, NTSB investigating boat capsizing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 10:25am

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The Latest: Ohio governor pushes September execution to May

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 10:23am

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The Latest: White House says Ukraine referendum not on table

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 10:19am

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Ohio killer spared after extent of childhood abuse revealed

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 10:17am

Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Friday spared a condemned killer whose sentence was challenged after a juror came forward and said information about the extent of the inmate's tough childhood wasn't properly presented at trial.

Veteran newspaper reporter loses job in plagiarism probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 10:14am

A veteran North Carolina newspaper reporter lost her job after editors found she used material from other publications in her stories without credit.

Immigrant parents have trouble reaching separated children

Morgan Lee and Claudia Torrens, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 10:11am

An immigrant father from Guatemala dotes over his despondent teenage daughter during a weekly 10-minute phone call, while other parents wait weeks for the phone to ring.

NYC releases documents connected to Central Park 5 case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 10:11am

New York City has started releasing about 100,000 pages of documents connected to the notorious case of the five men whose convictions for raping and beating a Central Park jogger were overturned after they served more than a decade behind bars.

White House: Trump administration 'is not considering supporting' Putin-backed call for referendum in Eastern Ukraine

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 10:08am

White House: Trump administration 'is not considering supporting' Putin-backed call for referendum in Eastern Ukraine.

Mayor of North Dakota's tiniest town dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 10:06am

The man considered instrumental in keeping North Dakota's tiniest town alive has died, likely putting an end to the municipality with a population that can be counted on one hand.

Provo reached $750,000 settlement in sexual misconduct suit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:59am

The city of Provo has reached a $750,000 settlement with five women who say it failed to take action to protect them from alleged sexual harassment and assault by a former police chief.

5 guilty of traffic violations during rally-related protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:57am

Five people who were arrested in June while protesting a 20-day jail sentence for a black man using a makeshift flamethrower during a violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year have been found guilty of committing traffic violations.

Man killed, 3 hurt when dump truck hits 3 cars

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:57am

State police say a dump truck struck a concrete barrier on a New Jersey highway, and then struck three cars in the oncoming lane, killing a man and injuring three.

Puerto Rican evacuees get another extension on housing

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:56am

Hundreds of Hurricane Maria evacuees from Puerto Rico who are living in hotels around the nation have been given more weeks to use temporary housing vouchers, after a federal judge extended a temporary restraining order.

Iowa tornadoes hit unexpectedly, causing damage and injuries

Scott McFetridge and David Pitt, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:55am

Thousands of people were without power Friday after a flurry of unexpected tornadoes swept through central Iowa, injuring at least 17 people and flattening buildings in three cities.

Sheriff's office says 4 bodies missing since duck boat capsized have been found, raising death toll to 17

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:55am

Sheriff's office says 4 bodies missing since duck boat capsized have been found, raising death toll to 17.

Soaring temperatures, humidity bring dangerous heat in South

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:51am

Scorching heat was spreading Friday across much of the South, where temperatures are expected to soar over 100 degrees (37.8 Celsius).

Civil rights legend Meredith says he's on a mission from God

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:31am

James Meredith is a civil rights legend who resists neatly defined narratives.