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'Dory' overwhelms 'Independence Day,' 'Shallows' surprises

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 5:45pm

The "Finding Dory" tidal wave overwhelmed the sputtering sequel "Independence Day: Resurgence," as the alien-invasion redux was drowned out by the popular Pixar release in North American theaters.

Woman, 3 girls injured after car plunges off cliff

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 5:31pm

Authorities say a woman and three children were seriously injured after they car they were in swerved off a Pennsylvania cliff and plunged 150 feet.

More storms on tap for flood-ravaged West Virginia

John Raby and Dave Morrison, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 5:11pm

As West Virginians continued surveying damage in a state so devastated by floods that one said her community "smelled like death," residents braced for the prospect of more rain.

The Latest: Utah authorities plan community meeting for fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 5:11pm

The Latest on wildfires burning in the West (all times local):

Business student crowned Miss Maryland

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 5:11pm

Hannah Brewer has won the Miss Maryland pageant and will compete for the crown of Miss America in September.

14 hurt, including 2 firefighters, in fire truck collision

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 5:11pm

Fire officials say 14 people, including two firefighters, sustained serious injuries when a fire truck collided with a bus and a car.

Apartment fire leaves 12 displaced

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 5:01pm

Twelve residents of a Henderson apartment complex have been displaced after a fire broke out from a second-floor unit.

Sitka schools to end fiscal year with surplus over $200,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 4:41pm

Sitka schools are ending this academic year with a $200,000 surplus.

Agency to sterilize mustangs for first time to slow growth

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 4:40pm

A federal agency is on a path to sterilize wild horses on U.S. rangeland to slow the growth of herds — a new approach condemned by mustang advocates across the West.

Dalai Lama, Lady Gaga talk of kindness at mayors conference

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 4:31pm

The Dalai Lama is emphasizing how important it is to be kind in in what he describes as a violent world.

State plan promoted by Wyoming Department of Education

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 4:10pm

The Wyoming Department of Education has set up a website to allow people to track improvement as the state implements new policies.

The Latest: 7 stabbed in clash in California capitol

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 4:00pm

The Latest on a clash between a right-wing protesters and counter protesters that left at least seven people with stab wounds (all times local):

'Hamilton' cast to raise funds for Clinton with extra show

Dan Merica, CNN  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 4:00pm

Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign is hosting a special performance of the Broadway smash hit "Hamilton: An American Musical" as part of a joint fund-raiser for the campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

Indianapolis police create behavioral health units

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 3:31pm

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department has created behavioral health units pairing specially trained officers with mental health experts to find people in crisis and divert them to appropriate programs and services.

Complaints pile up over university speech regulations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 3:31pm

Complaints are continuing to pile up after the University of Northern Colorado created a Bias Response Team to deal with behavior deemed to be offensive, including issues involving race, religion, national origin and sexual orientation.

University of Hawaii to boost athlete stipends

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 3:21pm

Athletes will get a little more money in the fall as the University of Hawaii boosts cost of attendance stipends by 62 percent.

Coal terminal plan pits jobs against environmental concerns

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 2:52pm

The promise of good, blue-collar jobs in a depressed area is running headlong into environmental sensitivities as officials in Northern California consider a plan to build a marine terminal that would serve as a gateway for Utah-mined coal heading to Asia.

The Latest: Slain Texas teen was recent high school graduate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 2:51pm

The Latest on the fatal shootings at a Texas dance studio (all times local):

Multimillion-dollar effort on University of Kansas halls

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 2:51pm

The University of Kansas is midway through a multimillion-dollar project to renovate the university's eight older scholarship halls.

Chattanooga State Community College to ban campus smoking

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 26th - 2:31pm

Chattanooga State Community College soon will have a smoke-free campus.