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State and National Parks offer free admission on Sunday

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 8:44am

To honor the National Parks System's 103rd birthday, both it and the Washington State Parks system are giving free admission.

Public to testify on gun bills after Virginia mass shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 8:44am

Members of the public and interest groups are expected to testify during a hearing before a Virginia commission tasked with studying gun safety proposals following a mass shooting that left 12 people dead in Virginia Beach.

Maryland man jailed for threats against Florida Hispanics

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 8:43am

A Maryland man is jailed in Seattle after the FBI said he made a series of social media threats against Hispanics in the Miami area.

White House insists fundamentals of US economy 'very strong'

Zeke Miller and Josh Boak, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 7:38am

The "fundamentals" of the U.S. economy are solid, the White House asserted, invoking an ill-fated political declaration of a decade ago amid mounting concern that a recession could imperil President Donald Trump's reelection.

Daughters of Confederacy asked to remove N Carolina monument

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 7:13am

Commissioners in North Carolina say the United Daughters of the Confederacy must soon come up with a plan for removing a Confederate monument from a county courthouse's grounds.

Dad 'empty' after 9-year-old Detroit girl killed by dogs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 7:02am

Police say the owner of three dogs is in custody after the animals killed a 9-year-old Detroit girl as she rode a bike.

Search resumes for remains of missing Michigan girls

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 5:23am

Police in suburban Detroit are searching for the remains of missing girls, more than a year after a similar excavation.

Sheriff: Man found in teen girl's closet during a drug call

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 3:50am

Deputies in South Carolina say they found a man in a teen girl's closet while responding to a call about the smell of marijuana coming from her room.

3rd family sues DC charter school over child sex abuse

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 3:17am

A third family has sued a Washington, D.C., charter school over a teacher convicted of sexually assaulting six of his students.

Bond revoked for Alabama man charged in son's hot car death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 3:02am

An Alabama man charged with manslaughter in the death of his 2-year-old son has had his bond revoked following a different arrest.

Florida nurses: Clinic warns only speak English or be fired

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 1:11am

Seven Puerto Rican health care workers say supervisors at a Florida government-run clinic warned them to stop speaking Spanish among themselves or they would get fired.

Sheriff: Man wanted to marry Ky. teen, tried abducting her

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 1:07am

A Nevada man is accused of attempting to kidnap a 16-year-old Kentucky girl that he briefly talked with online years earlier and became obsessed with.

Police: Fleeing man plunges to death leaping hotel balconies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 11:46pm

Police say a man flashed a housekeeper at an Atlanta hotel and died trying to escape security by leaping between balconies.

Police hunt killer in California university stabbing

Amy Taxin, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:32pm

Police on Tuesday hunted a black-clad attacker who stabbed to death a former California State University, Fullerton budget and finance director in the campus parking lot.

Angels Landing trail in Zion temporarily closed for repairs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:05pm

National Park Service officials say the popular Angels Landing trail at Zion National Park in southern Utah will be temporarily closed for repairs beginning Tuesday.

Brigham Young University ends traditional homecoming parade

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 10:03pm

Brigham Young University will no longer hold a homecoming parade.

9-year-old Detroit girl killed in attack by 3 dogs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 8:43pm

A 9-year-old Detroit girl was killed when she was attacked by three dogs as she rode on a bike in an alley near her home.

The Latest: Suspect in El Paso attack on suicide watch

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 8:34pm

The Latest on the aftermath of an Aug. 3 mass shooting in El Paso that killed 22 people (all times local):

President tweets pic of Trump Tower looming over Greenland

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 7:58pm

President Donald Trump is making light of his own idea of buying Greenland from Denmark, tweeting a doctored photo of Trump Tower looming over a small village in the Arctic territory.