Top Headlines for U.S. News From the Associated Press


California coastline wildfire is big and getting bigger
By TERENCE CHEA and JANIE HAR 29 Jul 2016 08:49

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) -- A wildfire burning along California's Big Sur coastline keeps growing a week after it broke out, and looks to be a problem for the scenic region for weeks to come....

Promoting national unity, Clinton also seeks to build trust
By LISA LERER 29 Jul 2016 07:41

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Hillary Clinton capped off a four-day convention celebration with a plea for national unity and tolerance. Now, one of the most divisive and distrusted figures in American political life must convince voters that she rather than Republican rival Donald Trump can bring a deeply divided nation together....

Memorial to 1st black Marines dedicated at Camp Lejeune
By MARTHA WAGGONER 29 Jul 2016 07:38

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- At the dedication of a memorial Friday honoring the first black U.S. Marines, John Spencer imagines his mind will recall what it was like to become a Montford Point Marine....

FBI: Fugitive arrested nearly 40 years after Florida killing
29 Jul 2016 07:20

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Nearly 40 years after the crime, a fugitive wanted on a murder charge has been arrested for his part in what authorities say was a 1977 plot to assassinate a local official in Florida....

After charges dropped, mystery of Levy's death unresolved
By MATTHEW BARAKAT 29 Jul 2016 06:53

In the weeks and months before the Sept. 11 attacks, the disappearance of Washington intern Chandra Levy was the biggest story in the U.S. Speculation swirled about her relationship with a California congressman, Gary Condit....

Police, protesters at DNC praised for restraint, courtesy
By GEOFF MULVIHILL and KRISTEN DE GROOT 29 Jul 2016 05:41

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- They came. They protested. They got their message out....

He's a skydiver working with a net _ but no parachute
By JOHN ROGERS 29 Jul 2016 04:58

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) -- He's made 18,000 parachute jumps, helped train some of the world's most elite skydivers, done some of the stunts for "Ironman 3." But the plunge Luke Aikins knows he'll be remembered for is the one he's making without a parachute. Or a wingsuit....

At vigil, Biden tries to comfort relatives of slain officers
By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN 29 Jul 2016 04:00

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- The gunman's bullets that killed three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge also targeted the country and "touched the soul of the entire nation," Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday at a memorial service for the fallen officers....

2 hikers found after overnight in South Dakota Badlands park
28 Jul 2016 23:22

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) -- Emergency crews on Thursday found two hikers who spent the night lost in the rugged terrain of South Dakota's Badlands National Park, officials said....

Murder suspect's mom charged in deaths of 2 witnesses
By JIM SALTER 28 Jul 2016 18:57

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Prosecutors have charged a St. Louis woman with arranging the deaths of two 16-year-old boys who were potential witnesses in a murder case against her teenage son - a case that initially fell apart because other witnesses refused to testify....

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