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2,000-pound bull escapes, runs loose through Oklahoma CityPolice say a rodeo bull broke free from the Oklahoma City Stockyards and charged through streets and chased people, including one person who jumped into a river to escape the animal's path
The Associated Press26 minutes ago
Sheriff: Schools closed after transgender student threatenedOfficials closed a rural Oklahoma school system after the sheriff began investigating what he determined were online threats against a transgender student
The Associated Press29 minutes ago
This undated photo provided by the Unified Fire Authority shows Utah firefighter Mathew Burchett. Burchett died Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, while fighting the largest blaze in California history, the Mendocino Complex fire north of San Francisco. (Unified Fire Authority via AP)
Utah firefighter who died in California offered to helpA Utah firefighter who died battling the largest recorded blaze in California history was from a Salt Lake City suburb who volunteered to help
The Associated Press17 minutes ago
Scott Frakes, left, Director of Nebraska Department of Corrections, delivers a statement after the execution of Carey Dean Moore on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln, Neb.   Nebraska carried out its first execution in more than two decades on Tuesday with a drug combination never tried before, including the first use of the powerful opioid fentanyl in a lethal injection.  Moore, 60, was pronounced dead at 10:47 a.m. Moore had been sentenced to death for killing two cab drivers in Omaha in 1979.  (Gwyneth Roberts /Lincoln Journal Star via AP)
Nebraska executes inmate using powerful opioid fentanylNebraska carries out its first execution in more than two decades with a drug combination never tried before, including the first use of the powerful opioid fentanyl in a lethal injection
The Associated Press37 minutes ago
Search and rescue team members from the Denver Fire Department head to the scene of an apparent gas explosion in a row of homes Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Denver. A portion of a brick rowhouse was leveled in Tuesday's blast just south of downtown. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
9 injured in apparent natural gas explosion in DenverFirefighters say nine people were injured, one critically, by an apparent natural gas explosion in Denver
The Associated Press18 minutes ago
Ex-Virginia Tech student pleads guilty to hiding teen's bodyA former Virginia Tech student has pleaded guilty to concealing the body of a slain 13-year-old girl; still faces trial on a charge of being an accessory to the teen's killing
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California could reshape pot rules as legal market strugglesCalifornia officials overseeing the nation's largest legal marijuana market hear a long list of complaints and concerns in Los Angeles
The Associated Press58 minutes ago
US appeals court revives suit over border crossing photosA U.S. appeals court has revived a lawsuit that accuses U.S. Customs and Border Protection of illegally barring photography at border crossings
The Associated Press1 hour ago
In this Dec. 16, 2006 photograph provided by the Charleston Sun-Sentinel, Tallahatchie County Sheriff William Brewer is seen in Charleston, Miss. Brewer was arrested Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, by the FBI and charged with conspiracy to distribute illegal drugs, extortion and bribery. (The Charleston Sun-Sentinel via AP)
FBI: Sheriff was bribed to shelter drug dealer for 15 yearsFederal officials allege a Mississippi Delta sheriff protected an illegal drug dealer for 15 years in exchange for bribes
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Tests: Georgia remains match Michigan teen last seen in 1979Authorities say tests have confirmed the remains of an unknown person buried in Georgia are those of a 15-year-old boy who ran away from his southeastern Michigan home in 1979
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Former priest James Faluszczak, who says he was molested by a priest as a teenager, reacts as Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks during a news conference at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. A Pennsylvania grand jury says its investigation of clergy sexual abuse identified more than 1,000 child victims. The grand jury report released Tuesday says that number comes from records in six Roman Catholic dioceses. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Report: Pennsylvania priests molested over 1,000 childrenReport: Catholic priests molested more than 1,000 children in Pennsylvania
The Associated Press17 minutes ago
Attorneys Ricardo de Anda and Michael Avenatti, right, talk to the  media Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, in Houston. Avenatti, the attorney taking on President Donald Trump on behalf of adult film star Stormy Daniels, offered some details on his policy views Tuesday as he weighs an outsider Democratic bid for the White House.  (Marie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle via AP)
Stormy Daniels' lawyer appears in Houston immigration courtThe attorney taking on President Donald Trump over his alleged affair with an adult film actress has appeared in Houston immigration court to try to secure the release of a 9-year-old boy from Guatemala
The Associated Press1 hour ago


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