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Nobody hurt as 21 coal-hauling cars derail in San Antonio

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:23am

Officials say 21 freight cars hauling coal from Wyoming have derailed in South Texas during searing heat that reached 100 degrees (38 Celsius).

SC couple settles roadside cavity search case

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:23am

A black South Carolina couple has settled a lawsuit filed after they accused police of subjecting them to illegal body searches.

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Trump son-in-law Kushner at Capitol, denies Russia collusion

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:22am

Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner denied Monday that he colluded with Russians in the course of President Donald Trump's White House bid, declaring in a statement ahead of interviews with congressional committees that he has "nothing to hide."

Charges dropped in Ohio police shooting of unarmed black man

Lisa Cornwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:21am

A judge in Cincinnati on Monday dismissed the charges against a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist during a traffic stop, after a county prosecutor declined to pursue a third murder trial in the case.

Damage, power outages reported after Maryland severe weather

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:21am

A National Weather Service team is headed to Maryland's Eastern Shore to determine whether a tornado touched down there.

James A. Finley, longtime AP photographer in St. Louis, dies

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:11am

James A. Finley, an acclaimed photojournalist who served as a mentor to countless others during his 22 years as The Associated Press staff photographer in St. Louis, has died. He was 76.

Miami shows embrace Cuba-based artists, as tensions linger

Adriana Gomez Licon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 9:05am

President Donald Trump's effort to reverse a historic opening with Cuba is raising tensions in South Florida, where some wealthy patrons and institutions are hoping art can unify Cuban exiles and Cubans on the island.

Motorcade escorting remains of Marine killed in plane crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:50am

A motorcade of veterans and motorcycle clubs is escorting the remains of a Marine killed in a military plane crash in Mississippi home to New Jersey.

US student is freed after week held in China in taxi dispute

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:50am

An American university student is free after being detained for a week in China for allegedly injuring a taxi driver who manhandled his mother during a fare dispute, in a case that brought U.S. lawmakers to the student's defense.

Parents withdraw legal action over their sick baby

Caroline Spiezio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:44am

The parents of critically ill baby Charlie Gard wept as they dropped their legal bid Monday to send him to the United States for an experimental medical treatment, acknowledging that the window of opportunity to help him had closed.

Death toll reaches 10 in immigrant-smuggling case in Texas

Eric Gay and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:31am

The death toll climbed to 10 in the case of a broiling tractor-trailer found packed with immigrants, federal authorities said Monday as a suspect in the smuggling case awaited a court appearance.

Court hearing could decide fate of dog pardoned by governor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:31am

A court hearing could determine the fate of a dog that was due to be euthanized before Maine's governor tried to grant the pooch clemency.

Deputy strikes unrelated car during chase, killing driver

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 8:01am

A South Carolina man has died after a sheriff's deputy struck his car while chasing a stolen vehicle.

Comic-Con hits: 'Black Panther,' Batman, 'Stranger Things'

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 7:54am

From "Black Panther" to Batman, "Stranger Things" to "Blade Runner 2049," and "Ready Player One" to Rep. John Lewis, Comic-Con had something for almost every pop-culture appetite.

Woman arrested in deadly crash that was livestreamed online

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 7:31am

An 18-year-old woman has been arrested in California on suspicion of causing a deadly crash that she recorded live on Instagram.

Interior pick on track for Senate approval despite lobbying

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 7:21am

Democrats and environmental groups are criticizing President Donald Trump's nominee for the No. 2 position at the Interior Department, arguing that David Bernhardt has continued to advise a California water district even after he withdrew his formal registration as a lobbyist last year.

Spokesman: Deputy fired after taking naked photos on duty

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 6:16am

A Florida sheriff's deputy has been fired after authorities say he took partially naked photos of himself while on duty at a county courthouse.

Police: New Orleans off-duty officer shot in leg

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 5:55am

Law enforcement agencies are searching for suspects after a New Orleans off-duty police officer was shot in the leg.

Dog dies in hot car while owner cleans Florida condos

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 24th - 5:00am

Authorities say a 2-year-old Chihuahua died in a hot car while its owner was cleaning condominiums in Florida.