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Police: California suspect lights mom on fire, surrenders

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 3:00pm

Authorities say a 54-year-old man lit his mother on fire and then locked himself inside a home for five hours before surrendering to authorities.

Ex-publisher and political staffer Wayne Weidie dies at 78

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 2:37pm

Wayne Weidie, a former Mississippi newspaper publisher and political columnist who later became a congressional aide, has died. He was 78.

Governor brings big tech to the table after El Paso attack

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 2:24pm

Texas' governor is bringing Google, Facebook and Twitter to the table in the wake of a mass shooting in El Paso that left 22 people dead.

US attorney seeks to block plan for supervised drug center

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 2:22pm

Loved ones propped photos of more than a dozen young people lost to the opioid crisis against the outside of the federal courthouse in Philadelphia on Monday as a judge inside heard arguments on whether the city could become the nation's first to open a supervised injection center.

1st human case of West Nile virus in Salt Lake County found

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 2:14pm

Health officials say the first human case of West Nile virus in Salt Lake County this year has been found.

2 Proud Boys convicted in 2018 clash with protesters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 2:12pm

Two members of the far-right Proud Boys have been found guilty of charges including attempted gang assault for their part in a melee that followed a speech at New York's Metropolitan Republican Club.

Pentagon conducts 1st test of previously banned missile

Robert Burns and Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 2:05pm

The U.S. military has conducted a flight test of a type of missile banned for more than 30 years by a treaty that both the United States and Russia abandoned this month, the Pentagon said.

Naval Academy professor returns, but not to class

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 1:52pm

As a civilian tenured English professor, Bruce Fleming believes he has made important contributions to the U.S. Naval Academy during his 30 years on staff, providing views from outside the military while teaching writing, literature and critical thinking skills to future Navy and Marine officers.

US sued over Honduran man's suicide after family separation

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 1:50pm

A new lawsuit blames the Trump administration's family separations for the death by suicide of a Honduran father after being separated from his 3-year-old child.

Why Sen. Mitt Romney sees himself as a ‘renegade’ Republican

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Aug 19th - 1:40pm

Sen. Mitt Romney doesn’t see himself as an establishment Republican.

Man, 20, pleads not guilty in Jewish center video threat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 1:34pm

A 20-year-old man pleaded not guilty Monday to threatening a Jewish community center in a video that authorities say showed him shooting a semi-automatic rifle.

California university employee killed in campus stabbing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 1:14pm

An employee of California State University, Fullerton was killed in a stabbing in a campus parking lot Monday in what police called a targeted attack, though they were not sure of a motive.

Sheriff: Review begun of Texas officers who led man by rope

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 12:59pm

A Texas sheriff says his office is reviewing whether any procedures were violated in the arrest of a black man who was led by a rope through city streets by two white officers on horseback.

Sheriff: Cashier tells knife-wielding suspect 'not today'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 12:55pm

When a knife-wielding Florida woman attempted to rob a Family Dollar store, the cashier said "not today" while another employee locked the door until deputies arrived, authorities say.

Planned Parenthood leaves federal family planning program

David Crary and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 12:54pm

Planned Parenthood said Monday it's pulling out of the federal family planning program rather than abide by a new Trump administration rule prohibiting clinics from referring women for abortions.

No. 4 House Democrat issues call for impeachment inquiry

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 12:46pm

Rep. Ben Ray Luján on Monday became the highest-ranking Democrat in the House to call for an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, saying it's time to hold him accountable.

The water is so hot in Alaska it's killing large numbers of salmon

Ryan Prior, CNN  |  Posted Aug 19th - 12:46pm

Alaska has been in the throes of an unprecedented heat wave this summer, and the heat stress is killing salmon in large numbers.

The Latest: California stabbing victim worked for university

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 12:45pm

The Latest on campus killing at California State University, Fullerton (all times local):

Latest: Calif. governor signs law to limit police shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 12:45pm

The Latest on a California measure aimed at deterring shootings by police (all times local):