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In dry, windy West, crews target flames in several states

August 24, 2016

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Growing wildfires stoked by windy, dry conditions have destroyed buildings and forced evacuations in California, Washington, Montana and elsewhere. more »»

US women's gymnastics team flips over Broadway's 'Hamilton'

August 24, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — How do you follow winning Olympic gold at the Rio Olympics? How about a chance to see "Hamilton" on Broadway?

The Tony Award-winning smash musical on Tuesday night welcomed... more »»

AP NewsBreak: Feds want to ban swimming with Hawaii dolphins

August 24, 2016

HONOLULU (AP) — Federal regulators are proposing to ban swimming with dolphins in Hawaii, a move that could imperil one of the Aloha State's most popular tourist activities and the industry that... more »»

Traffic fatalities continued to surge in first half of 2016

August 24, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Traffic fatalities were up 9 percent in the first six months of this year compared with the same period last year, continuing a surge in deaths that began two years ago as the... more »»

Florida: 5 new Zika cases including 1 in the Tampa Bay area

August 24, 2016

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday announced a non-travel-related case of Zika in the Tampa Bay region. more »»

Small plane makes emergency landing on Massachusetts sandbar

August 24, 2016

NEW SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A small plane has made an emergency landing on a sandbar in Massachusetts. more »»

3 injured after taxi jumps curb, strikes San Francisco stand

August 24, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A taxi jumped a curb Tuesday and plowed into an advertising kiosk and a shoeshine stand at a busy corner in downtown San Francisco, leaving the driver and two people in... more »»

Prosecutors: McCain comments shouldn't derail Bergdahl trial

August 24, 2016

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Attorneys for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl are trying to send his court case "off the judicial cliff" by arguing that U.S. Sen. more »»

Lawyers for landslide victims say state committed fraud

August 24, 2016

SEATTLE (AP) — Attorneys for victims and family members in a deadly 2014 landslide in Washington have accused state lawyers of orchestrating a fraud by deleting emails between expert witnesses fo... more »»

Stanford judge reignites debate after leaving other sex case

August 24, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Northern California judge who sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman reignited debate Tuesday... more »»

Wife sentenced for killing 1984 Olympic bronze medalist

August 24, 2016

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — The wife of a 1984 Olympic medalist was sentenced to a potential life sentence on Tuesday for shooting him in what she claimed was self-defense following years of abuse. more »»

Federal judge: Doig didn't create disputed painting

August 24, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) — A U.S. more »»

School athlete's sex assault case compared to Stanford case

August 23, 2016

BOSTON (AP) — The case of a former Massachusetts high school star athlete sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting two classmates is drawing parallels to that of former... more »»

Inspector general: NYPD skirted rules for surveillance

August 23, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department chronically skirted rules intended to protect political groups from unwarranted government surveillance while investigating Muslims, the city's... more »»

2 girls dead, mother survived when truck plunges into river

August 23, 2016

JENNER, Calif. (AP) — Two young girls died after their mother lost control of a pickup truck in Northern California and the vehicle plunged 40 feet into a river Tuesda. more »»

Disabled California man seeks to have voting rights restored

August 23, 2016

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former producer at NRP who lost his ability to walk and speak asked a judge Tuesday to restore his right to vote under a new California law that makes it easier for people with... more »»

Prosecutor: Boiled water attack on gay men was premeditated

August 23, 2016

ATLANTA (AP) — In a vicious, premeditated attack, a Georgia man threw boiled water on a same-sex couple who were asleep in bed, and told one of the men "get out of my house with all that gay," a... more »»



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