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Conservation project buys huge tracts of coalfields forest

Sarah Rankin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 1:56pm

The nonprofit Nature Conservancy announced Monday it has partnered with private investors to acquire over a quarter-million acres (101,000 hectares) of forest land in the coalfields of Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia.

Idaho man may soon be exonerated of decades-old murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 1:20pm

A judge is expected to decide Wednesday whether to exonerate an Idaho man who spent two decades behind bars for the murder of Angie Dodge after making a false confession.

Utah delays deadline to award medical cannabis licenses

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 1:17pm

Applicants vying for a handful of licenses to grow Utah's medical marijuana will have to wait longer than expected to find out who has been selected.

62 border employees under internal investigation amid posts

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 1:05pm

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said Monday that 62 current and eight former Border Patrol employees are under internal investigation following revelations of a secret Facebook group that mocked lawmakers and migrants.

US border official: 62 employees, 8 ex-employees under investigation over social media posts mocking lawmakers, migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 1:01pm

US border official: 62 employees, 8 ex-employees under investigation over social media posts mocking lawmakers, migrants.

Deals, protests during Amazon Prime Day

Mae Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 12:45pm

Amazon's Prime Day is coming with a wave of deals — and protests.

Minor injuries after roof collapse at California casino

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 12:44pm

Authorities say mostly minor injuries are reported after a roof collapsed in the lobby of a Los Angeles area casino.

Louisiana coroner: Museum founder was suffocated to death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 12:29pm

A Louisiana coroner has ruled the death of a 75-year-old woman who founded Baton Rouge's African American history museum a homicide by suffocation.

Some in GOP rebuke Trump, but party leaders still silent

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 12:25pm

Top Republicans remained largely silent after President Donald Trump said over the weekend that four women of color in Congress should "go back" to the countries they came from. By Monday, some in the party were speaking up.

Police officer gets probation for kneeing handcuffed man

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 12:20pm

Authorities say a Florida police officer accused of kneeing a handcuffed suspect last year has been sentenced to probation and ordered to complete an anger management course.

Retrial begins for former Texas officer charged with assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 11:58am

A retrial is underway for a former suburban Dallas police officer charged with aggravated assault for shooting an unarmed man twice in the back.

Police: Rapper accused of throwing meth off balcony arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 11:46am

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says an Alabama rapper accused of throwing $250,000 dollars' worth of methamphetamine off an apartment balcony during a raid has been arrested.

The Latest: Charlottesville victims describe pain of attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 11:35am

The Latest on the state sentencing of a man convicted on federal hate crime charges related to a white nationalist rally (all times local):

Man sentenced to life plus 419 years on state charges in Virginia car attack against anti-racism protesters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 11:33am

Man sentenced to life plus 419 years on state charges in Virginia car attack against anti-racism protesters.

Diddy's 'Making the Band' officially coming back to TV

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 11:29am

Diddy's "Making the Band" is officially coming back to TV.

Bikini-clad woman missing in California's Mojave Desert

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 11:29am

Authorities in California say they are searching for a bikini-clad Arizona woman who went missing while hiking in the Mojave Desert.

'Doomsday prepper' accused of abusing adopted twins

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 11:17am

A Florida couple described as "doomsday preppers" is accused of sexually and physically abusing adoptive twins who escaped and reported them.

Scientists close in on blood test for Alzheimer's

Marilynn Marchione, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 11:13am

Scientists are closing in on a long-sought goal — a blood test to screen people for possible signs of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.

Trump unbowed by criticism of racist tweets, says 'If you're not happy here, then you can leave'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 15th - 11:01am

Trump unbowed by criticism of racist tweets, says 'If you're not happy here, then you can leave'