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Police return from days off, vacation to hunt for cop killer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 7:11pm

Hawaii's entire Big Island police force was on alert Wednesday for a suspect wanted in the killing of an officer during a traffic stop, including off-duty officers and some who returned to work from vacation and days off to join in the search.

Woman testifies to helping Army sergeant kill his wife

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 7:05pm

A U.S. Army sergeant's girlfriend has testified to helping him kill his soldier wife in 2015.

White House, State at odds over Putin's interview proposal

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 7:03pm

The White House and the State Department are at odds over Russian President Vladimir Putin's offer to allow the U.S. access to Russians accused of election meddling in return for interviews of Americans accused by the Kremlin of unspecified crimes.

Voters won't decide in November whether to split California

Sophia Bollag, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 6:52pm

A measure that would divide California into three parts won't appear on the November ballot, the state Supreme Court decided Wednesday, marking the latest defeat for a long-shot push to reimagine the nation's most populous state.

The Latest: Hawaii police on "high alert" after officer shot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 6:45pm

The Latest on an officer who was shot and killed during a traffic stop on Hawaii's Big Island (all times local):

Trump-Kim statement overpromised on return of war remains

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 6:43pm

More than a month after North Korea pledged to immediately return some American war dead, the promise is unfulfilled.

Tale of sex, deception emerges about suspected Russian agent

Chad Day and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 6:43pm

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.

Suspected Russian agent has ties to South Dakota businessman

James Nord, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 6:42pm

A conservative political operative who once worked on Pat Buchanan's 1992 presidential campaign and made an action movie with Jack Abramoff more recently helped arrange several speeches in South Dakota for a gun-rights activist suspected of being a covert Russian agent.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 6:37pm

A 13-year-old entrepreneur who was reported for operating a hot dog stand without a license is still in business thanks to Minnesota officials who could've shut him down.

Trump talks tougher, now says he warned Putin on meddling

Zeke Miller, Ken Thomas and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 6:29pm

President Donald Trump spent a second day Wednesday managing the political fallout from his widely criticized meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin, shifting stances and mopping up what the White House said were misstatements.

Oxygen tanker truck crashes, causes explosion in California

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 6:22pm

Patients were evacuated Wednesday on gurneys and in wheelchairs after a tanker truck carrying liquid oxygen crashed and caused a loud explosion at a medical clinic, closing a key highway in the San Francisco Bay Area, authorities said.

Utah lawmakers approve changes to proposed shipping hub

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 6:10pm

The Utah Legislature has approved changes to a proposed shipping hub in Salt Lake City despite opposition from some local officials.

FBI Director Wray says Russia continues to sow discord in US

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 6:07pm

FBI Director Christopher Wray says Russian President Vladimir Putin has a view about what happened during the 2016 presidential election, but he's got his own.

Police: 2 children suffer bites in possible shark attacks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 5:55pm

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: 1 found dead in Oregon wildfire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 5:51pm

The Latest on fires in the Pacific Northwest (all times local):

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.

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.