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Florida officials hope that a former tanker the length of a football field that was sunk off the state's southern coast will become a major scuba diving attraction

Wildfires are burning out of control in mountains north of Los Angeles and near Big Sur on California's scenic Central Coast, posing a threat to 2,000 homes

Hundreds of people lined up Saturday to pay their respects to the family of a Baton Rouge sheriff's deputy killed by a gunman six days earlier

The autistic man who was the intended target of a police bullet is suffering from emotional distress, not eating and traumatized following the shooting of his caretaker

Authorities believe they've found the remains of a missing Ohio college student, whose bicycle was discovered in a cornfield this week

Officials are warning residents and visitors to take precautions with hot and humid weather settling over the city

Three Baltimore police officers cleared of criminal charges in the death of Freddie Gray now face internal administrative reviews

A union business manager says operator error isn't what caused a 250-foot-long boom to collapse across New York's Tappan (TAP'-uhn) Zee Bridge

Chicago police say an Uber driver they pulled over turned out to be a convicted felon and had an illegal gun and marijuana on him while driving a passenger

The Baton Rouge sheriff's deputy killed six days earlier was remembered as a man who ran to help another officer when he could have stayed safe in the convenience store where he was working off-duty

Power has been restored to several museums and other buildings along the National Mall

Authorities say they seized a dozen rifles and six handguns from the home of a suburban Detroit man who allegedly mentioned during a mental health group discussion that he wanted to kill police officers

Hundreds of mourners have gathered for the funeral for a Kansas City, Kansas, police captain who was shot to death on duty

North Charleston is selling some city land to help offset the cost of a $6.5 million settlement with the family of an unarmed black man shot to death by a white city police officer

Forty-eight people escaped a charter bus that erupted into flames on an interstate near the Mall of Georgia

A North Carolina prosecutor says no charges will be filed against two sheriff's deputies in the death of a man killed in front of his family

A 12-year-old boy has died after he was out hiking in north Phoenix amid triple-digit temperatures

Tim Kaine's selection as Hillary Clinton's running mate could totally upend Virginia politics and would all but certainly result in the most expensive election cycle in the state's history next year if he becomes vice president

A forest fire burning near Big Sur on California's scenic Central Coast has nearly doubled in size to almost 3 square miles

A woman who was critically injured and whose stepdaughter died after lightning struck the personal watercraft they were riding in a Utah reservoir is improving

Officials say the Washington Monument will be closed until at least Tuesday due to elevator problems

There were dire warnings for the Boy Scouts of America a year ago when leaders voted to end a blanket ban on participation by openly gay adults; but mass defections have not occurred, and today the scouts seem more robust than they have in years

Federal prosecutors plan to bring a mix of law enforcement leaders and ex-sect members to a hearing in which they'll ask a judge to disband the police department in a polygamous community on the Utah-Arizona border

After sitting in silence, some whites say they're being spurred to action by recent shootings of black men

A newspaper is suing a southern Ohio county over access to the preliminary autopsy results of eight relatives who were slain three months ago

The owner of Stop & Shop and the parent company of Food Lion completed their $29 billion combination after receiving regulatory clearance by the Federal Trade Commission

Solar energy ordinarily wins praise from groups that want to cut greenhouse gases, but a proposed solar project at a defunct Long Island nuclear power plant is stirring outrage because it requires demolishing 350 acres of woodlands

PHOTO GALLERY: A man exercises his open carry rights in Cleveland during the Republican convention; people protect themselves from a gunfight during a coup attempt in Turkey; a child carries a kettle through a flooded street in China

Philadelphia police say a woman was killed and her husband and young son were among six people injured when they were struck by a driver in a stolen car

A Florida man has been identified as the pilot killed when a small plane crashed in a northern Illinois neighborhood

California Gov. Jerry Brown is denying parole for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson

A federal judge has ruled in favor of a Missouri lawmaker who cited religious objections while challenging the inclusion of birth control coverage in his government-provided health insurance

Authorities have identified the 15-year-old girl who was killed and a woman who was hospitalized in critical condition after they were struck by lightning at the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area straddling the Utah-Wyoming border

Attacks such as the one at a Munich shopping mall may lead mall owners to increase security, tweak expansion plans

Long Beach authorities have reopened four miles of beaches that were closed by a 2.4 million-gallon sewage spill upstream

A federal judge has told Kansas that for the next three years he will monitor its compliance with the U.S. Supreme Court's historic decision legalizing gay marriage across the nation

Authorities have arrested a Department of Homeland Security employee related to entering his agency's Washington headquarters with a gun, a knife, an infrared camera, pepper spray and handcuffs

Utah officials are lifting an agricultural water use advisory that was issued in response to a huge algae bloom on Utah Lake

In his first address to the United Nations as Britain's foreign secretary, Boris Johnson on Friday praised a Security Council resolution calling on countries to help Libya dispose of its last remaining chemical weapons stocks

A 20-year-old man charged in the killing of a Kansas police captain is on suicide watch

Officials say one person is dead after being struck by lightning inside a canyon at Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area on the Utah-Wyoming border

Authorities say a 15-year-old girl has died and a woman has been hospitalized in critical condition after they were struck by lightning at Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area straddling the Utah-Wyoming border

Shaken by a vicious dog mauling that killed a 3-year-old boy, local leaders on the Navajo Nation are expressing anger over the attack that happened last week near Dilkon, Arizona, saying more could have been done to prevent it

Seven Mayan ancient artifacts will be heading to Guatemala after a representative of a longtime antiquities collector who was unsure of their origin turned them over to the FBI, which determined they were taken from the country illegally decades ago

A federal judge said Friday that he is inclined to deny a request by Donald Trump's lawyers to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses the Republican presidential nominee of defrauding customers at the now-defunct Trump University

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson who led the campaign to leave the European Union says he came to the UN to show that far from withdrawing into isolationism the UK wants to play a greater role on the world stage

Virginia's highest court has struck down Gov. Terry McAuliffe's executive order restoring voting rights to more than 206,000 felons

A father and a son have been convicted on weapons and other charges related to an international drug operation run out of their New York pizzeria

The Dallas Police Department says job applications to the force have more than quadrupled since a sniper shot and killed five police officers and wounded nine others and two civilians

Emails disclosed in a lawsuit over a blocked Mississippi law that protects religious objections to same-sex marriage show a Christian legal group asked Gov. Phil Bryant to institute the protections through an executive order in 2015

Authorities say three Florida men planned to travel to Syria and become fighters for the Islamic State

The personnel file of a North Miami police officer who shot an unarmed black therapist contains numerous commendations and only one complaint

An attorney in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the mother of Sandra Bland, who died last summer in a Texas jail after being arrested, says an ex-jail guard told him in a deposition he falsified jail log entries

A recent study that found blacks and Hispanics were less likely to be shot at by police officers in Houston than whites has sparked debate over the role racial bias plays in such incidents

A black man who was incapacitated with a stun gun is suing the white Arkansas police officer who arrested him.

A rape victim with a history of mental illness has sued a Texas county saying she was wrongly jailed after refusing to testify a second time against her attacker

The Kansas Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence imposed on a man convicted of fatally shooting a sheriff during a 2005 drug raid

Indianapolis police have identified three people found dead inside an apartment where a child was sleeping when officers arrived

Three Florida men are facing federal charges of trying to support the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

A federal judge has rejected a $100 million investors' lawsuit against Venezuela in a case that included allegations of fraud, hints of an international criminal conspiracy and references to diamonds, junk bonds and a mysterious house fire in Switzerland

A huge toxic algal bloom in Utah has closed one of the largest freshwater lakes west of the Mississippi River, sickening more than 100 people and leaving farmers scrambling for clean water during some of the hottest days of the year

A Kansas police chief has received an invitation to the White House after hosting a cookout for law enforcement and leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement

A black Texas teacher thrown to the ground by a white Austin officer during a traffic stop, and told by another white officer on the way to jail that blacks have "violent tendencies," said Friday she is grateful the police chief has publicly apologized

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A whistleblower complaint filed against the Virginia inspector general's office accuses officials of failing to properly investigate the death of mentally ill inmate

Kansas is suing the federal government to obtain documents related to planning by President Barack Obama's administration to move prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Fort Leavenworth

Authorities say a Chicago police officer was released from the hospital after being shot in the leg by a man who was killed when officers returned fire

A month has passed since flooding devastated West Virginia, and for some residents, the cleanup has been slow

A Missouri prosecutor has ruled that a state trooper was justified in the shooting death of a suspect

A defense attorney is declining to comment on whether an Indiana woman might soon be released from prison after an appeals court overturned her feticide conviction

Newly released reports from deputies who responded to the attack on a Florida nightclub raise some new questions, answer some old ones and have given new glimpses of the horror of the worst mass shooting in recent U.S. history

Louisiana officials have agreed not to enforce several new restrictions on abortion pending developments in a federal lawsuit filed by women's clinics and doctors

The suspected bomber who killed himself in an attack targeting his former boss in a rural Nevada town had a series of setbacks in his personal life and at work

A black Cincinnati police officer is under investigation over a Facebook post that mentioned that white officers "are looking for a reason to kill a black man."

Hundreds of foster homes run by a nonprofit company that placed children with a man now suspected of child molestation have been given a clean bill of health by New York City's child protection agency

The airline passenger accused of groping a girl on an American Airlines flight last month will remain in jail for now

A judge says a Pennsylvania man serving life in prison for his ex-wife's slaying 25 years ago deserves a new trial because a prosecutor _ who is now a sitting judge _ didn't disclose blood evidence that might have helped him

The former head of New York City's jail guard union has pleaded not guilty in his bribery case

New York has authorized fluorescent pink as alternative protective coloring for young hunters in an appeal to girls who'd rather not wear blaze orange

Federal authorities have charged three people in what they say was a $1 billion health care fraud scam, accusing them of using their network of more than two dozen Miami area nursing homes to bilk the taxpayer-funded Medicare program

Phoenix police say human remains found in wastewater sewer line included bones and likely were too large to have been flushed down a toilet

A Pennsylvania man arrested for painting the letters "AIM" on an American flag that he flew upside-down on his house has settled his civil rights lawsuit against the township for more than $55,000

Protesters plan to use the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia next week to raise awareness of their issues, including gun violence, poverty, health care and the environment

The Indiana Court of Appeals has overturned the feticide conviction of a woman found guilty of killing her premature infant by ingesting abortion-inducing drugs

Authorities in Maryland say man who told police his terminally ill father killed himself is now charged with murder

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Authorities say a Chicago police officer who was shot in the leg by a suspect has been released from the hospital

A Virginia woman is accusing a police officer in Ocean City, Maryland, of slamming her to the ground during an arrest while she was pregnant

A black woman violently thrown to the ground by a white Austin, Texas, police officer during a traffic stop for speeding says she is grateful the city's police chief has apologized

Officials at the University of Mississippi Medical Center reach agreement with Office for Civil Rights of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on $2.75 million penalty over disappearance of a laptop computer in 2013

A judge says she has only "limited" authority to help convicted spy Jonathan Pollard overcome parole conditions preventing him from taking a financial industry job

Authorities say a flight headed to New York from North Carolina made an unscheduled landing in Richmond after the pilot reported an engine problem

Authorities say a pilot attempting an acrobatic maneuver in a biplane crashed into a field in northwestern Oklahoma, killing himself and an active-duty member of the Air Force

Authorities say a camp minibus rolled onto its side in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains, sending nine teenage boys to the hospital

A rough day on Wall Street for Warren Buffett means Amazon's Jeff Bezos is now the third richest person in the world

Police say three white men in Florida are facing charges, accused of screaming racial slurs at three teens on bikes who were then pepper sprayed

Police in Ohio's capital city say glass shards in a sandwich served to a policeman weren't put there intentionally

A Chinese community has been growing for more than a decade in Connecticut around two of the nation's largest casinos

Authorities say a father and son were likely electrocuted by a power line while doing maintenance work on the roof of a home

A judge says a Michigan man accused of poisoning unpackaged food at grocery stores earlier this year isn't competent to stand trial

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