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Court refuses to order Houston to host Texas GOP gathering

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 8:20am

The Texas Supreme Court on Monday upheld Houston's refusal to allow the state Republican convention to hold in-person events in the city due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Legal experts review Black Minnesota teen's life sentence

Robin McDowell, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 8:04am

An independent panel of national legal experts will review the conviction of an African American teenager who was sentenced to life in prison nearly two decades ago for the murder of a little girl, struck by a stray bullet while studying in her south Minneapolis home, Northwestern University’s Center on Wrongful Convictions and the New York-based Innocence Project announced Monday.

South Carolina man charged with pointing gun at protesters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 7:39am

Police in South Carolina have arrested a man accused of pointing a gun at some “Black Lives Matter” demonstrators as he drove past the State House.

Washington's NFL team drops 'Redskins' name after 87 years

Stephen Whyno, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 7:11am

The Washington NFL franchise announced Monday it is dropping the “Redskins” name and Indian head logo, bowing to recent pressure from sponsors and decades of criticism that they are offensive to Native Americans.

ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

Jen Riess, KSL.com and Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 13th - 7:01am

Here are 10 stories you may have missed this weekend. As always, click on the headline to read the full story.

Washington NFL team dropping 'Redskins' name after 87 years

Stephen Whyno, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 6:58am

The Washington NFL franchise announced Monday that it will drop the “Redskins” name and Indian head logo immediately, bowing to decades of criticism that they are offensive to Native Americans.

21 injured in fire aboard ship at Naval Base San Diego

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 5:52am

Firefighters on land, in the air and on the water on Monday were still battling a blaze on a Navy ship that injured at least 21 people and sent smoke billowing over San Diego.

Library of Congress to honor author Colson Whitehead

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 5:01am

Colson Whitehead keeps winning awards.

Kelly Preston, actress and wife of John Travolta, dies at 57

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 13th - 12:02am

Kelly Preston, who played dramatic and comic foil to actors ranging from Tom Cruise in “Jerry Maguire” to Arnold Schwarzenegger in “Twins,” died Sunday, husband John Travolta said. She was 57.

2nd person of interest announced in death of 8-year-old girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 12th - 10:32pm

Images of a second person of interest in the fatal shooting of an 8-year-old girl in Atlanta were released late Sunday as police searched for at least two shooters believed to be responsible for her death.

Activists seek to decriminalize 'magic' mushrooms in DC

Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 12th - 10:06pm

The posters started blanketing light posts just a few weeks after the city entered what would be a monthslong stay-at-home order. Vividly colored and bearing a three-headed mushroom, they asked Washingtonians to “reform laws for plant and fungi medicines” by making natural psychedelics “the lowest level police enforcement priority.”

Feds to execute 1st inmate in 17 years for Arkansas murders

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 12th - 10:02pm

The federal government is set to carry out the first federal execution in nearly two decades on Monday, over the objection of the family of the victims and after a volley of legal proceedings over the coronavirus pandemic.

Reports: Washington to shed 'Redskins' name Monday

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 12th - 10:02pm

Washington’s NFL team will get rid of the name ‘Redskins’ on Monday, according to multiple reports.

21 injured in fire aboard ship at Naval Base San Diego

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 12th - 9:15pm

Twenty-one people suffered minor injuries in an explosion and fire Sunday on board a ship at Naval Base San Diego, military officials said.

Maine speaker drowns out rivals in bid to take on Collins

David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 12th - 8:41pm

It's great to be identified early as the establishment-backed candidate and to benefit from millions of dollars in donations.

Video that shows officer with knee on man's neck sparks fury

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 12th - 8:30pm

Video posted on social media that shows a Pennsylvania police officer with his knee on a man's neck while trying to restrain him has prompted protests and a demand from the local Black Lives Matter group to suspend the officers involved.

'Maskne': Why your face is breaking out under your mask and how to stop it

Sandee Lamotte, CNN  |  Posted Jul 12th - 7:48pm

If you're serious about protecting yourself — and others — from the very real dangers of Covid-19, you're wearing a mask when you go out around others.

Grandson of Elvis Presley has died at age 27, agent says

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 12th - 5:58pm

The son of Lisa Marie Presley has died. He was 27.

Record label announces death of rap artist Lil Marlo

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 12th - 5:40pm

The Atlanta-based rap artist known as Lil Marlo has died, his record label said Sunday.