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Home under construction collapses, 2 workers killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 2:09pm

Authorities say a South Carolina home under construction has collapsed during a thunderstorm, killing two construction workers.

Utah man accused of calling in bomb threat to Lowe's store

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 2:08pm

A disgruntled former employee of a Lowe's store in northern Utah has been charged with making a terroristic threat on accusations he called in a bomb threat to the store.

20 years in prison for Florida man who posted bomb guides

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 2:02pm

A Florida man has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for posting bomb-making instructions on websites frequented by extremist groups such as the Islamic State.

Stevens' body to lie in repose at Supreme Court on Monday

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 1:54pm

The Supreme Court says the body of former Justice John Paul Stevens will lie in repose at the court on Monday.

New Hampshire sets tough drinking water standards for PFAS

Michael Casey, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 1:54pm

A New Hampshire legislative committee has voted to approve some of the nation's toughest drinking water standards for a class of toxic chemicals that have caused widespread contamination and sparked health concerns.

Illinois man convicted of killing scholar from China to serve life sentence after jurors can't agree on death penalty

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 1:48pm

Illinois man convicted of killing scholar from China to serve life sentence after jurors can't agree on death penalty.

Suspected Islamic State member brought to US for prosecution

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 1:37pm

The Trump administration says it has brought home for prosecution a U.S. national suspected of fighting alongside the Islamic State group in Syria.

It's an orangutan! Endangered species born at Audubon Zoo

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 1:32pm

It's an orangutan! The Audubon Zoo has announced the birth of a critically endangered Sumatran orangutan to longtime inhabitant Feliz and Jambi , a male brought from Germany last fall.

Rep. Bishop may change his mind about retiring and run again

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 1:29pm

U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop says he may change his mind about retiring and run again for his House seat.

Trump says American warship destroyed Iranian drone

Darlene Superville and Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 1:28pm

A U.S. warship on Thursday destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after it threatened the ship, President Donald Trump said. The incident marked a new escalation of tensions between the countries less than one month after Iran downed an American drone and Trump came close to retaliating with a military strike.

Dutch collector presents D-Day flag to US

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 1:28pm

A Dutch collector is at the White House presenting the United States with an American flag flown on the stern of a boat during the World War II D-Day landing on Utah Beach.

The Latest: Illinois face gets life in prison for killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 1:26pm

The Latest on the sentencing deliberations in scholar's slaying (all times local):

Senators: Bill on 9/11 victims fund to be voted on next week

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 1:20pm

The Senate will vote next week on a bipartisan bill to ensure a victims' compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money.

Trump says US warship destroyed Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 1:16pm

Trump says US warship destroyed Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions.

Navy warship sunk by German sub in WWII finally located

David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 12:58pm

A private dive team has located the last U.S. Navy warship to be sunk by a German submarine in World War II, just a few miles (kilometers) off the coast of Maine.

Lawyer: El Chapo was whisked away within hours of sentencing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 12:36pm

A lawyer says authorities have wasted no time in sending the convicted Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo to an ultra-high-security prison where he will serve a life sentence.

Trump says he wanted to but won't address NAACP convention

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 12:34pm

President Donald Trump says he won't address the NAACP convention because of changes in the date and format of an appearance.

Bear encounters in Utah have doubled in the last year

Morgan Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 12:34pm

Wildlife officials say reports of bears coming down from the mountains and rummaging through backyard and campgrounds throughout Utah have more than doubled this year.

Man who drove school bus while intoxicated gets prison term

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 12:31pm

A 49-year-old New Mexican man who drove a school bus carrying 25 students while under the influence of alcohol has been sentenced to 1½ years in federal prison.

Texas cop who shot bystander won't be charged

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 18th - 12:30pm

A Texas police officer will not face criminal charges for fatally shooting an 18-year-old, who authorities say was hit by gunfire aimed at someone else.