07/15/2014 12:30amLightning strikes have killed two tourists and injured others in recent days in Rocky Mountain National Park. The strikes happened along a popular road that is above treeline and is prone to rapidly-developing early afternoon summer thunderstorms. Here are some precautions mountain visitors should take to stay safe:
07/15/2014 12:41amVisitors to Rocky Mountain National Park are hiking more cautiously after lightning strikes at the popular park killed two people in two days at the height of summer travel season.
07/15/2014 1:00amA southern Oregon wildfire has destroyed six homes and 14 other buildings, and dozens of additional blazes ignited after thousands of lightning strikes lashed the state.
07/15/2014 1:10amgood news about an epidemic that is still growing simply because more people are living to an old age, new studies show.
07/15/2014 1:40amA western Kentucky school district has been awarded about $95,000 in funding to reduce diesel emissions from its school bus fleet.
07/15/2014 1:40amMinnesota is looking for a doctor to help oversee the state's first medical marijuana program.
07/15/2014 2:10amgood news about an epidemic that is still growing simply because more people are living to an old age, new studies show.
07/15/2014 2:10amA nearly 200-pound loggerhead sea turtle is to be released into the Atlantic Ocean after being saved from blindness at the Sea Turtle Hospital at the South Carolina Aquarium.
07/15/2014 3:10amFederal immigration authorities say a 38-year-old Mexican man awaiting deportation died in their custody this past weekend.
07/15/2014 3:20amThe Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at the University of Illinois is tearing down part of its fraternity house to modernize the building. But a portion built in 1908 will stay.
07/15/2014 3:30amAn Army National Guardsman left a suicide note in his northern Utah home before killing a college student and one other person early Monday, then fatally shooting himself at another home, authorities said.
07/15/2014 4:00amA day after a rookie police officer was gunned down in an ambush, mourners came to pay their respects at a makeshift memorial with candles, balloons, empty liquor bottles and messages of love from friends scrawled on T-shirts taped to a brick wall — to his killer.
07/15/2014 4:10amJackson Public Schools still faces over 200 unfilled teacher positions with less than a month to go before school starts. However, the number is down from 218 last week.
07/15/2014 4:20amThe head of the St. Paul teachers union will step down after being elected to a national union leadership role.
07/15/2014 4:41amThe best seafood chef in the nation will be crowned Saturday, Aug. 2, in New Orleans when the 11th annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off is held.
07/15/2014 4:51amThe former St. Vincent's Hospital site in New York City's West Village is slated to open as a stand-alone emergency room and medical care center.
07/15/2014 5:10amFive recent graduates from high schools in Washoe County have been named winners of National Merit Scholarships.
07/15/2014 5:20amAll sixth- through 12th-graders in Central will receive a new laptop computer, in addition to their textbooks, when they show up Aug. 7 for the start of the 2014-15 school year. But first they will have to abide by newly adopted rules.
07/15/2014 6:10amThe white-suited, chest hair-baring, blue contact-wearing men posing with fans outside the showroom of the former Las Vegas Hilton don't want to be called Elvis impersonators.
07/15/2014 7:01amAn East Texas school building designed to look like the Alamo has had its last stand.
07/15/2014 7:10amA 61-year-old Montana man died in a motorcycle crash during a rainstorm on Interstate 90 in northern Idaho.
07/15/2014 7:21amPolice say a Massachusetts Taco Bell employee used a BB gun to shoot a customer who was enraged when no one came to the drive-thru window to take his order.
07/15/2014 7:31amA shooting on a Southern California freeway has left one person dead and another injured.
07/15/2014 8:01amMichigan's superintendent will meet with charter school backers as he works to hold institutions accountable for schools they authorize.
07/15/2014 8:01amA southwest Ohio judge has ordered the state Department of Education to sponsor an inner-city charter school to keep it operating.
07/15/2014 8:01amNew York's attorney general says the private records of nearly 23 million New Yorkers have been exposed in data security breaches reported by more than 3,000 businesses, nonprofits and governments over the past eight years.
07/15/2014 8:20amSpots are available in quality preschool programs in Howard County, yet more than 300 low-income children do not attend.
07/15/2014 8:31amLouisiana schools will soon be able to tap into a $2 billion pool of federal money to improve wireless connectivity on their campuses. The Federal Communications Commission has approved a plan to funnel the money over two years towards high-speed Wi-Fi in public and private schools and in libraries.
07/15/2014 8:41amA Vermont man who told police he urged his girlfriend to jump off a cliff in a drug-induced haze because of an imagined bear attack was being held on $100,000 bail on charges including attempted murder and arson.
07/15/2014 9:01amProsecutor: 2 former Utah attorneys general who are targets of bribery probe arrested .
07/15/2014 9:11amThe Obama administration says it has put a Norwegian citizen on a terrorism blacklist for traveling to Yemen to join al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. The move underscores increased U.S. fears of Europeans and other westerners becoming involved in terrorism.
07/15/2014 9:21amRepresentatives of the American Legion are in Fort Collins this week to help veterans get health care.
07/15/2014 9:21amResearchers and students at the University of Minnesota are developing a smartphone app to help blind and visually impaired people navigate streets in Minneapolis.
07/15/2014 9:33amA suicidal South Carolina man was sentenced to life in prison for killing his bedridden wife and their 9-year-old granddaughter, saying he wanted to spare them the pain of living without him, prosecutors said.
07/15/2014 9:40amThe chief of cardiology at Tulane University will become the dean of the University of Missouri School of Medicine, effective Dec. 1.
07/15/2014 9:50amA memorial for a man who was killed after he ambushed and shot to death a 23-year-old rookie police officer in New Jersey has been removed.
07/15/2014 9:50amResidents of about 60 homes in a small central Idaho town remained under voluntary evacuation Tuesday as crews fought nearly 20 lightning-caused fires in the Boise National Forest.
07/15/2014 10:10amCongress is showing tangible support for longtime ally Israel as Gaza militants fire rockets, backing a measure that would double the amount of money for Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system.
07/15/2014 10:10amThe National Archives says it plans to release more documents from former President Bill Clinton's administration on Friday, part of a months-long disbursement of White House records.
07/15/2014 10:10amAuthorities say a 39-year-old man faces attempted murder and battery with a deadly weapon charges after he was accused of shooting his girlfriend's husband during an argument at a southeast Las Vegas home.
07/15/2014 10:31amAuthorities say a Tennessee man was hospitalized after being bitten by a shark in the waters off Florida's Panhandle.
07/15/2014 10:31amThe familiar image of a battle-hardened member of the military smoking a cigarette may become a little less common.
07/15/2014 10:40amTwo accused gang members were sentenced to four to 10 years in prison in the April 2010 shooting of a gang rival at a downtown Las Vegas motel.
07/15/2014 11:02amAuthorities say a 66-year-old Minnesota man was found dead near the Fisher Towers hiking trail in eastern Utah.
07/15/2014 11:11amA group of quick-acting bystanders came to the aid of a woman who was being carjacked in San Diego, tackling the suspect and holding him for police.
07/15/2014 11:11amThe first major donations to President Barack Obama's presidential library are rolling in from New York and Chicago, two cities that are competing vigorously to host the future library.
07/15/2014 11:11amAs a young child, Kirstie VanBecelaere would sit outside and dribble a basketball for hours.
07/15/2014 11:16amA South Dakota teen may have become the youngest person to fly solo around the world.
07/15/2014 11:30amSparks police are looking for a bandit with one arm in a sling who robbed a bank in a grocery store near Red Hawk Golf Course.
07/15/2014 11:50amA member of Gov. Mary Fallin's cabinet has announced plans to resign.
07/15/2014 12:00pmA pilot who dropped 3,000 pingpong balls that were redeemable for prizes missed a crowd assembled for the stunt and instead hit a nearby interstate.
07/15/2014 12:10pmSanta Fe has a new program underway to help residents with health problems before they need to call an ambulance.
07/15/2014 12:20pmFormer New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin files notice to appeal 10-year sentence in corruption case.
07/15/2014 12:21pmFour teenagers are facing charges in what authorities say was the sexual assault of a highly intoxicated 15-year-old girl that was videotaped on a cellphone.
07/15/2014 12:32pmProsecutors say they won't use any photos of a 17-year-old's genitals in their effort to prove a sexting case against the teen.
07/15/2014 12:41pmA Los Angeles judge has issued a temporary restraining order blocking the operation of an outdoor medical marijuana farmers market.
07/15/2014 12:41pmFormer New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin filed a formal notice of appeal Tuesday in the corruption case that resulted in a guilty verdict on 20 criminal counts and a prison sentence of 10 years.
07/15/2014 12:51pmA former Yellowstone County jail inmate is suing the county alleging his throat cancer went undiagnosed for nearly a year despite his numerous complaints about pain and a lump in his throat.
07/15/2014 1:31pmLayer by plastic filament layer, the three 3-D printers at East Baton Rouge Parish's main library build real, solid objects. Patrons and librarians are thrilled.
07/15/2014 1:39pmA brain-eating amoeba that lurks in fresh water has prompted warnings from Kansas officials after it killed a 9-year-old swimmer.
07/15/2014 1:43pmThe family of a Marine whose body came back from Greece without his heart can pursue negligence claims against the United States, a federal judge in Philadelphia ruled. However, the judge found that Greek officials and the Athens hospital where the autopsy was performed are immune from the Pennsylvania family's lawsuit.
07/15/2014 1:51pmAuthorities say a Nebraska man was walking around naked on Interstate 80 before damaging a passing vehicle.
07/15/2014 2:01pmAffordable housing advocates have sued Gov. Chris Christie's administration and Rutgers University, accusing them of hiding calculations used to determine how much housing each town should provide for lower-income people.
07/15/2014 2:01pmAn Illinois legislative committee approved rules Tuesday for the state's medical cannabis program, which means would-be growers and retailers can soon apply for permits and get the new industry started.
07/15/2014 2:11pmAdam Campbell heard a huge cracking sound, saw a flash of light and said he was knocked to the ground as he ran across one of Colorado's tallest peaks during a 100-mile endurance race.
07/15/2014 2:21pmA Missouri man was sentenced Tuesday to 14 years in prison for taking a developmentally delayed teenage girl from Massachusetts to a motel in Rhode Island, where he sold her to a man for $40 and two packs of cigarettes to use for sex.
07/15/2014 2:21pmOfficials say two more cases of measles have been reported in Sedgwick County, bringing the total number of measles cases in Kansas this year to 11.
07/15/2014 2:21pmA member of the gun rights group BamaCarry was allowed to vote while wearing a holstered pistol, but police later asked him to leave the front of the polling place.
07/15/2014 2:30pmAuthorities in Kitsap County, Washington, have temporarily closed Horseshoe Lake County Park while they investigate an outbreak of norovirus-type illness.
07/15/2014 2:30pmA 68-year-old Ohio man who said he acted out of love when he shot to death his ailing wife in her hospital bed died while serving his six-year sentence, his attorney and the state prisons department said Tuesday.
07/15/2014 2:31pmThe Skokie Democrat who sponsored Illinois' medical marijuana legislation is praising state officials and Gov. Pat Quinn for moving deliberately on regulations for the program.
07/15/2014 2:41pmA woman who took part in a Pacific Northwest killing rampage fueled by white supremacist beliefs apologized for her actions, but not her views.
07/15/2014 2:41pmAuthorities are worried that a British citizen facing sentencing for supporting terrorists in Afghanistan will return to the same conduct when he gets out of prison, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday.
07/15/2014 2:41pmThe Idaho Fish and Game Commission has agreed to look at new rules for trappers after body-gripping traps killed two pet dogs in northern Idaho last winter.
07/15/2014 2:41pmIndiana's largest county has twice sought the death penalty for those charged in the slaying of a police officer in the last 12 years, and is considering doing so a third time.
07/15/2014 2:51pmA husband and wife were killed Tuesday in an early-morning house explosion Tuesday in western Pennsylvania.
07/15/2014 3:01pmUS appeals court rules University of Texas can use race as factor in college admissions.
07/15/2014 3:01pmThe Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating a single-car accident that killed a 95-year-old woman south of Reno and caused traffic to be diverted on part of U.S. Interstate 580 in the Washoe Valley.
07/15/2014 3:01pmDoctors removed part of the right lung of former Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus earlier this month after finding a malignant tumor.
07/15/2014 3:11pmA 78-year-old woman who was reported missing after she failed to show up to an event at a nearby library was found stuck in quicksand, authorities said.
07/15/2014 3:20pmThe ex-boyfriend of a Maui woman who was five months pregnant when she disappeared pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a murder charge in her death.
07/15/2014 3:21pmA federal appeals court panel ruled Tuesday that the University of Texas can continue using race in its undergraduate admissions, a year after the U.S. Supreme Court sent the case back to a lower court.
07/15/2014 3:31pmAn apartment building fire that killed seven people was an accident caused by an electrical failure that began in a concealed space between two floors, authorities said Tuesday.
07/15/2014 3:33pmA plan to toss footballs packed with cellphones and knives into a prison is to blame for a brawl that injured nine inmates, Mississippi's top prison official said Tuesday.
07/15/2014 3:41pmThe Wyoming Supreme Court has upheld a 15-to-25-year prison sentence for a former Rock Springs High School band teacher who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing three female students, two of whom testified they didn't consider themselves victims.
07/15/2014 3:50pmSheriff's deputies and firefighters have rescued a man who was trapped in rushing water at the base of a southwestern Washington waterfall after his legs got caught in rocks.
07/15/2014 3:50pmLawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a judge on Tuesday to allow them to bolster their request to move his trial outside of Massachusetts.
07/15/2014 3:50pmAn Ohio teacher who was badly injured when some teenagers deliberately dropped a rock from a central Pennsylvania highway overpass onto her family's car was hospitalized in critical condition on Tuesday, police and her family said.
07/15/2014 3:50pmVice President Joe Biden is congratulating Iraq's new parliamentary speaker on his election and says he'll work closely with him.
07/15/2014 3:50pmGov. Nikki Haley touts the work of a task force she created last year to review business regulations. So far, 31 of Haley's 60 suggestions stemming from that review have been adopted:
07/15/2014 3:51pmSelf-incriminating statements a former girls' school teacher made about sex-abuse allegations can't be used against him at his trial because the student's father scared him into confessing, a judge ruled.
07/15/2014 4:00pmThe Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the Legislature had the authority to repeal Common Core education standards for English and math in the state's public schools.
07/15/2014 4:01pmOne of the two suspects arrested in the home invasion robbery of a 101-year-old World War II veteran has pleaded gulity to a felony robbery charge.
07/15/2014 4:01pmProtesters carrying signs saying "Return to Sender" and "Go home non-Yankees" faced off with immigrant rights activists in a small Arizona town Tuesday.
07/15/2014 4:20pmThe ex-wife of a police officer who left the department after a report tied him to the Ku Klux Klan told investigators that the couple joined the group as part of an undercover operation, according to a report released Tuesday by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
07/15/2014 4:21pmFederal prosecutors say they will not file charges against a deputy U.S. marshal who shot and killed a defendant during a federal court trial in Salt Lake City, authorities said.
07/15/2014 4:21pmIdaho's endowment fund hit a record of $1.73 billion after earning high returns on its investments over the past year.
07/15/2014 4:31pmResearchers say Nevada deaths involving guns have once again outpaced deaths involving motor vehicles, although both types of deaths have declined over a five-year period.
07/15/2014 4:41pmThe Pentagon is resuming test flights of its new-generation F-35 fighter while investigating the cause of an engine fire last month, but the plane will operate with restrictions and will not fly in the Farnborough International Airshow in England.
07/15/2014 4:51pmCampus police have found no evidence of a shooting at Ohio University after a report of a possible threat.