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'Survive, not enjoy': Heat, humidity gripping half the US

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 5:04pm

Americans from Texas to Maine sweated out a steamy Saturday as a heat wave canceled events from festivals to horse races, chased baseball fans out of their seats and pushed New York City to order steps to avoid straining the electrical system.

Utah governor orders flag-lowering Tuesday for Stevens

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 4:24pm

Gov. Gary Herbert is ordering that U.S. and Utah flags at state facilities be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday in honor of former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who will buried that day at Arlington National Cemetery.

Police: Body in car was dead before Alabama officer fired

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 4:15pm

Police in west Alabama say a person whose body was found after a police shooting was dead before the officers fired.

White man denies saying 'Go back where you came from'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 3:44pm

A white man has admitted cursing at a pregnant black Georgia lawmaker for taking too many items into a supermarket express lane but denies telling her, "go back where you came from."

California town leveled by wildfire reopens its public pool

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 3:26pm

The public swimming pool in Paradise, California, is reopening for the first time since a catastrophic wildfire destroyed much of the town.

Equifax reportedly near deal to pay about $700 million over data breach

Victoria Cavaliere, CNN  |  Posted Jul 20th - 3:15pm

Credit reporting agency Equifax is nearing a deal to pay about $700 million to state and federal regulators to settle probes stemming from a data breach that exposed the personal information of nearly 150 million people, according to two published reports.

5 killed in 3-vehicle traffic accident in South Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 2:35pm

Authorities say five people have been killed and seven injured in a three-vehicle accident in South Texas.

A missing toddler drove himself down to the county fair on his toy tractor

Madeline Holcombe, CNN  |  Posted Jul 20th - 2:25pm

How far can a little one really go?

Poet dropped for laureate job says criticism of poem 'silly'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 2:11pm

The man whose nomination to become New Hampshire's next poet laureate was withdrawn amid growing criticism of a sexually suggestive poem about former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says he doubts people have even read it.

Man, woman killed in Delaware nursing home shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 1:25pm

Delaware State Police say a shooting at a nursing home in Wilmington has left two people dead.

Montana pilot makes emergency landing on Idaho highway

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 1:23pm

A Montana pilot made an emergency landing on an Idaho highway after having engine trouble.

Lawmaker insists that slavery came from economics not racism

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 1:04pm

A Republican lawmaker in New Hampshire is standing by comments made on social media that slavery was motivated by economics rather than racism, even as he was criticized by his own party.

Virginia lawmakers spar on reported Trump visit to Jamestown

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 1:01pm

Virginia lawmakers are sparring after a report that President Donald Trump will attend the 400th anniversary celebration of the first meeting of the state's legislative body in Jamestown.

2 killed in Utah crash when pickup truck goes off dirt road

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 12:46pm

A pickup truck went off a northern Utah dirt road and rolled multiple times while plunging into a ravine and ejecting its seven occupants early Saturday, killing two people and injuring at least four, authorities said.

Protest decries plan to detain migrant kids at Oklahoma base

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 12:39pm

More than 100 demonstrators protested Saturday in withering heat outside an Oklahoma Army base against the Trump administration's plans to detain migrant children there.

Mueller's testimony poses risk for Trump, but also Democrats

Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 11:24am

Robert Mueller's testimony before Congress will depend not so much on what he says, but that he's even saying it at all.

Pogopalooza bounces into Pittsburgh for pogo competition

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:34am

Pogopalooza, known as the World Championships of Pogo, is bouncing into Pittsburgh this weekend.

Hot Chicago weekend off to violent start, with 19 shot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 9:16am

A hot weekend in Chicago has gotten off to a violent start, with more than a dozen people wounded and two killed in shootings throughout the city.

Some asylum seekers forced to wait in Mexico help each other

Astrid Galvan, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 8:59am

A small group of asylum seekers sit under a canopy on the side of a road leading into the United States, chatting to pass the time as a blazing desert sun pushes the heat into triple digits and fumes roll in from dozens of cars lined up to cross the U.S.-Mexico border.