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NY state police lag behind agencies nationwide on camera use

Ryan Tarinelli, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 11:19pm

A highway shoulder is where New York state troopers spotted Luke Patterson, walking by himself around 2 a.m. after his car became disabled. By the end of the encounter in rural New York, the 41-year-old chef would be killed by a trooper's gunfire.

House Republicans vow tough questions of Mueller at hearing

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 10:19pm

House Republicans are pledging tough questioning of special counsel Robert Mueller when he testifies before Congress this week as Democrats plan to air evidence of wrongdoing by President Donald Trump in a potentially last-ditch bid to impeach him.

Stevens, ex-colleagues took different paths in retirement

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 10:13pm

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens never really put down his pen. Without opinions and dissents to write following his retirement from the Supreme Court in 2010, Stevens chose instead to write books from his home in Florida, reflecting on his life but also the Constitution.

Olympic robots offer 'virtual' attendance, help out on field

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 10:04pm

A cart-like robot scuttles across the field to bring back javelins and discuses. A towering screen-on-wheels is designed for "virtual" attendance. The cute ones are, naturally, the likeness of the Olympic and Paralympic mascots.

A great white shark jumped in front of a boat near Cape Cod, surprising those on board

Scottie Andrew and Artemis Moshtaghian, CNN  |  Posted Jul 21st - 8:56pm

At least no one can complain that this fishing trip was boring.

GOP group removes post calling congresswomen "Jihad Squad"

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 8:17pm

An Illinois Republican group has apologized and removed from its Facebook page a post that showed images of four Democratic congresswomen who have been criticized by President Donald Trump and referred to them as the "Jihad Squad."

The Latest: Power restored to nearly all utility customers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 7:59pm

The Latest on a power outage on the island of Kauai (all times local):

Puerto Rico gov will not seek reelection, but won't resign

DÁnica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 7:49pm

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said Sunday evening that he will not resign in the face of public furor over an obscenity-laced leaked online chat, but he will not seek reelection or continue as head of his pro-statehood political party.

Authorities: 8 hurt by lightning at Florida Gulf Coast beach

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 7:44pm

Authorities say a lightning strike at a Gulf Coast beach in Florida has left eight people hurt, one of them critically.

Utility says most of a Hawaiian island is without power

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 7:05pm

A utility company that serves about 33,000 customers on the island of Kauai reports that power is out on most of the island.

Watermelons to replace piglets in California fair event

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 5:05pm

Watermelons are set to replace piglets in an annual event celebrating agriculture at a California fair.

Teen activists score mental health days for Oregon students

Sarah Zimmerman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 4:48pm

Oregon will allow students to take "mental health days" just as they would sick days, expanding the reasons for excused school absences to include mental or behavioral health under a new law that experts say is one of the first of its kind in the U.S.

Daughter: Prankster Paul Krassner, who co-founded and named '60s radical group the Yippies, dies in California at 87

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 3:55pm

Daughter: Prankster Paul Krassner, who co-founded and named '60s radical group the Yippies, dies in California at 87.

'Avengers: Endgame' passes 'Avatar' to become the highest-grossing film ever

Frank Pallotta, CNN  |  Posted Jul 21st - 3:55pm

The global box office has a new champion.

Indiana police identify body of Detroit woman found in 1999

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 2:46pm

Authorities on Sunday identified a Michigan woman who was found dead 20 years ago in a northeastern Indiana field, renewing the investigation into her "suspicious" death.

Former Associated Press technician Ed Smith dies at 71

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 2:22pm

Charles Edwin "Ed" Smith, whose 40-year career as a technician for The Associated Press included working at major sports and political events, has died. He was 71.

Woman fatally shot in West Valley City; Suspect in custody

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 2:13pm

Police say a suspect is in custody in connection with a shooting in West Valley City that left one woman dead and a teenage boy injured.

Coroner: 2 workers who died in grain silo suffocated

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 12:13pm

A coroner says two men who died after they were trapped in a silo filled with grain in Ohio suffocated.

King Tut's coffin to be restored for the first time since it was discovered

Jack Guy, CNN  |  Posted Jul 21st - 11:58am

Tutankhamun is one of the best known figures of Ancient Egypt, and now his coffin is getting some tender loving care.

'The Lion King' bites off $185 million debut, a July record

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 21st - 11:18am

If there was any doubt that the 2019 box office belonged to the Walt Disney Co., this weekend put an end to it.