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Utah firefighters have established a perimeter around a portion of a wildfire burning in a forest on the edge of a small mountain town

Police say they have yet to identify a suspect in the shooting of five people in a suburb of Washington

Officials in Oregon say a teen was taken to a hospital in a helicopter after he tripped and was stabbed in the eye by a javelin at a track meet

The stepped-up security surrounding San Francisco's LGBT pride celebration has caused two grand marshals and a health clinic that serves sex workers to withdraw from the event's signature parade

Authorities in South Carolina say a police officer investigating a suspicious man at a beachfront state park shot the man

Two people were killed and several others injured in a shooting outside a Texas dance studio during a party involving a group that the facility's owner said wasn't authorized to be there

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has released 290,000 more pages of state emails and documents related to the lead-contaminated water in Flint

A Department of Homeland Security analyst has been barred from the agency's headquarters while authorities continue to investigate why he allegedly brought a gun and other weapons to his workplace

Researchers say mysterious holes that forced the closure of a massive dune at an Indiana national park after a 6-year-old boy fell into one and nearly died were caused by sand-covered trees that left cavities behind as they decayed over the years

A vast and voracious wildfire that has burned at least 80 homes in central California killed an elderly couple as they tried to flee, authorities said

Some South Carolina legislators want to regulate Statehouse events in an effort to avoid the chaos of last July, when opposing hate groups held overlapping rallies and overwhelmed a massive police presence

The owner of a Texas dance studio says a group having a party on the property wasn't authorized to be there ahead of a shooting that left two people dead and several others injured

Thousands are continuing to arrive in the Vermont town of Mount Tabor for the annual Rainbow Gathering of Living Light festival being held in the Green Mountain National Forest

West Virginia officials say a deluge of rain destroyed or damaged more than 100 homes, knocked out power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses and killed 23 people

A police corruption probe has cast a harsh light on the lengths people will go to get a handgun license in New York City

Texas police say 2 dead, several injured after shooting at nonprofit dance studio in Fort Worth

PHOTO GALLERY: Churchill's silhouette, Andean New Year, a House sit-in

The state of Arizona has eliminated the sedative midazolam as one of the drugs it uses on in carrying out executions

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports that a man who was granted clemency by the governor after he spent three decades behind bars for a murder he says he did not commit is now under investigation on allegations that he asked a female to perform sex acts

Organizers expect big crowds and authorities plan tight security for Cincinnati's parade and festival events celebrating Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month

Philadelphia police have charged the mother of a 4-year-old girl who died after being shot with third-degree murder

Police say a Houston-area woman fatally shot her two adult daughters before officers shot and killed her

A federal judge has dismissed a group of lawsuits brought against the owner of the Colorado movie theater where a gunman killed 12 people and wounded 70 others

The West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management says 23 deaths have been confirmed in flooding in the state

U.S. disease experts say blood-lead levels in Flint children were significantly higher after the city switched its water in 2014 as a cost-saving move

A former inspector general fired by President Barack Obama over his handling of an investigation into a former NBA star and Obama supporter has died

Attorneys for the city of Ferguson and other defendants in a wrongful-death lawsuit brought by Michael Brown's parents will be given access to any juvenile records involving the black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in 2014

Items owned by Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger are going on the auction block as the federal government attempts to raise money for the families of his victims

North Dakota spent $491,000 in legal costs defending an ill-fated law that attempted to ban abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected

The superintendent of a Virginia jail is rejecting claims made by inmates who say they are being mistreated for discussing the alleged abuse of a mentally-ill man

Members of a state committee have failed to agree on whether Colorado's corrections agency violated victims' rights by refusing to reveal where the Aurora theater shooter is serving his life sentence

Two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were critically injured during a series of gun battles with a man who had fled a routine DUI checkpoint and later held a resident hostage for hours before his arrest early Friday

One of Arkansas' execution drugs will expire before a state Supreme Court decision upholding the state's execution law goes into effect

The U.S. National Whitewater Center says it is suspending all whitewater activities after an amoeba suspected in the death of an Ohio teen was discovered in the water

Authorities say a suburban Philadelphia police officer was shot several times as he approached people suspected of smoking marijuana behind an apartment building

A Louisiana sheriff says phone-text evidence shows the suspect in the shooting death of a deputy had been plotting other crimes

A Louisiana mother arrested for whipping her three boys after she found out they had burglarized a neighbor's house has found herself in the national spotlight and also being held up as a model parent by high-ranking state officials

Is it ethical for Baltimore's top prosecutor, who staked her reputation on charging six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, to keep trying for a conviction

A glance at wildfires burning in Western states

A man charged with shooting a suburban Philadelphia police officer over a marijuana complaint has been accused of repeated drug violations while on federal parole in a gun case

The youngest of the 49 victims of the Florida nightclub massacre was remembered Friday at funeral services attended by about 600 people, many who wore red, her favorite color, as a tribute

A Texas energy company CEO is charged by regulators with defrauding investors of about $80 million, including spending at least $30 million to "maintain a lifestyle of decadence and debauchery."

A New York City man who spent 20 years behind bars for a murder he says he didn't commit has made the unusual move of pushing back when prosecutors tried to drop the charges

Georgia has set the date for the execution of a man convicted of killing a friend after a night of drinking and smoking marijuana

A Philadelphia bus driver is being praised for his courage after chasing down a purse snatcher

A group that served as guardian of the Alamo for more than a century and the Texas General Land Office have settled a dispute over ownership of about 38,000 books and artifacts that had been kept at the Texas shrine

A strong majority of voters in Bermuda have opposed against same-sex marriage in an advisory referendum in the British island territory

Climbers use skills, smarts and shovels to survive 2 days of blizzard conditions near the summit of Mount Rainier

Police say a south Georgia woman accused of killing her daughter-in-law at a home in Atlanta's suburbs has been charged with felony murder and other charges

Members of the public are getting their first look at possessions of gangster James "Whitey" Bulger that will go on the auction block this weekend

A former Virginia police officer has been sentenced to one year behind bars for fatally shooting a man after responding to a domestic dispute

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The operator of a pipeline that spewed tens of thousands of gallons of crude oil into a California ravine says it didn't detect the leak because the line was down for maintenance

A Pennsylvania woman charged with "gifting" her underage daughter to a man with whom the teenager has two children will remain locked up for now

Millions of dollars in funding for domestic violence programs in North Carolina have narrowly survived a legal fight over a law limiting protections for LGBT people

A Baltimore man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for arson during the riots that followed the death of Freddie Gray last year, and for discharging a firearm months later in a drug trafficking crime

Two California men have been convicted of disrupting a Chicago-bound Southwest Airlines flight, which prompted pilots to divert to Amarillo, Texas

Few veterans expelled under 'don't ask, don't tell' seek to have discharges altered

A Eugene nonprofit group organizing next month's Olympic track and field trials is short on money and looking for donations

Mother of Georgia man among 5 killed in a head-on highway crash says son told her that he feared driver he was nodding off behind wheel

A company that works with more than 40 state lotteries in the U.S. and several overseas says in court filings that a key executive orchestrated a "massive theft" of its most-prized secrets before he resigned to accept a position with a rival company

One of the two men accused of killing a Florida State University professor is pleading not guilty to the charges

A Haiti orphanage founder wants a court to reinstate his defamation suit against a Maine activist who publicized sexual abuse accusations against him

The Texas Supreme Court has sided with a family accused of not teaching its children anything while waiting "to be raptured."

The DOJ's refusal to disclose information about a software weakness it exploited during a major child pornography investigation last year is complicating some of its prosecutions arising from the bust

As friends of Freddie Gray learned of the acquittal of a police officer in Gray's death this week, they were also mourning the more recent loss of another friend

A 91-year-old Pennsylvania man who has for years lectured to school groups and others about what he said were his experiences at Auschwitz now says he was never a prisoner at the concentration camp

A letter written by President John F. Kennedy to a purported lover in an attempt to set up a liaison has sold at auction for almost $89,000, about triple what it was expected to fetch

Officials say a young sandhill crane has died after being shot in the neck with a nail gun

Kentucky officials say General Motors Corp. plans to invest $290 million at the automaker's Corvette plant in Bowling Green

The owner of the Orlando nightclub where a gunman fatally shot 49 patrons held a street party to show that "Pulse is alive."

A fire has damaged part of a pet care center at Fort Meade in Maryland

Authorities say a Pennsylvania man slammed his fiancee's 8-year-old son onto the floor for not cleaning his room, fatally injuring him

10 Things to Know for Thursday include: UK votes to exit EU, global markets tumble, PM Cameron resigns

The Army general in charge of Fort Jackson says the post is a model for other military organizations trying to expand training for women entering combat-related jobs

A northwest Georgia judge threatened to lock a defendant up for years and used a gay slur after the defendant repeatedly shouted obscenities and threatened to kill the judge's family

A South Carolina woman who said she killed her two children so they could be reincarnated in a better world has been found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole

A solar panel placed at a grave site of a 5-year-old boy who was scared of the dark has been stolen for a second time

Prosecutors were awaiting the results of a state agency's investigation before deciding whether to pursue charges in the case of an Oklahoma inmate who was restrained by jail staff and died of strangulation

In upholding an affirmative action program at the University of Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court has provided some reassurance to the minority of the nation's colleges that consider an applicant's race in admissions

Arizona Department of Public Safety officials say a trooper purposefully crashed into a wrong-way driver on a highway outside of Phoenix

The murder trial has begun for a New York woman accused of being part of a group that beat her half-brother to death during a church counseling session, an assault authorities say that went on for 14 hours over two days

Among 10 Things to Know: Supreme Court blocks Obama's immigration plan; Baltimore police officer cleared in Freddie Gray's death; Colombia, FARC reach cease-fire deal

Police near Pittsburgh have arrested two suspects in the March ambush at a backyard cookout that left a pregnant woman and five others dead

Authorities say a 23-year-old man who was the passenger in a stolen SUV that led to car chase with officers before the driver was fatally shot has been charged

A former suburban Dallas police officer who resigned after video showed him forcing a bikini-clad black 15-year-old girl to the ground will not be charged in the matter

State officials say vandals have etched crosses on the crumbling remains of the palace of a former Hawaiian king

A federal district court has ordered a Virginia school board to allow a transgender teen to use the boys restroom at his school

I Tried It: AP reporter Amanda Lee Myers takes a terrifying trip down a 1,000-foot glass slide in Los Angeles

Ouachita Parish Sheriff Jay Russell says two deputies were shot while serving a felony warrant

About two dozen media organizations including The Associated Press, CNN and The New York Times filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking disclosure of city of Orlando phone recordings stemming from the Pulse nightclub shooting

The sheriff in a Louisiana parish where a deputy was shot and killed says he has asked the FBI to help investigate a video appearing to show officers hitting the man suspected in the killing

The owner of the Pulse nightclub has made no decisions about the future of the gay club where 49 patrons were massacred by a gunman but says there is a future

An attorney for the Freddie Gray's family says they are frustrated by Thursday's verdict and remain supportive of the state's attorney that brought charges against the offices

A man has pleaded not guilty to federal charges of kidnapping and raping a 4-year-old girl who was taken from a park on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation earlier this year

A judge has ordered the release of a former security guard after prosecutors said new evidence cast doubt on his conviction for killing a college student 16 years ago in California

A judge has acquitted a Baltimore police officer in the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man whose neck was broken in police custody and whose case fueled outrage among activists of the Black Lives Matter movement

A struggling Illinois health insurance co-op is suing the federal government, claiming it's being shortchanged of $72.8 million in promised payments under the Affordable Care Act

A woman has been stabbed to death on a Chicago L train in what police say may have been a domestic dispute

The World Trade Center's newest $2.5 billion skyscraper has reached its full 80 stories _ one of three high-rises now up, with one more to go