Area refugees from Burma try to help those back home

'Our people want peace:' Area refugees from Burma try to help those back home
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She came for a funeral and left with a real history lesson

A mourner came to Rock Hill for a funeral. She left with a real-life history lesson.
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Americans in blended families cope with toll of deportation

As US takes harder line on immigration, mixed-status families are divided by deportation
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Boat accident survivors join hundreds at Branson memorial

Hundreds in the tourism community of Branson joined survivors of a boat accident and their friends and family members in a remembrance for the 17 people killed
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The Latest: Woman gives survivors flowers at boat memorial

Survivors of the Missouri duck boat accident and many friends and family members have joined hundreds in the tourism community of Branson during a memorial service for the 17 who died
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LIRR cancels some morning rush hour trains after derailment

The Long Island Railroad has canceled several Monday morning rush hour trains due to a minor train derailment
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Some residents near steam-pipe rupture can return home

Some residents in Manhattan where a steam pipe exploded several days ago can now return home.
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Pompeo calls Iran religious leaders 'hypocritical holy men'

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is calling the religious leaders of Iran "hypocritical holy men" who amassed vast sums of wealth while allowing their people to suffer
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Calls for Dem to leave NC race grow over anti-Mexican blog

Hispanic leaders have called for a Democratic candidate for a North Carolina House seat to drop out over a 2006 blog post that contains incendiary remarks about Mexican immigrants
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Ailing auto CEO Marchionne had multiple roles, no script

Sergio Marchionne's achievements as one of the automotive world's most charismatic chief executives include the bold trans-Atlantic merger of Italian carmaker Fiat and U.S. No. 3 Chrysler after he restored both to health
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Uber suspends driver who live-streamed St. Louis passengers

Ride-sharing company Uber has suspended a driver who recorded hundreds of St. Louis-area riders without their permission and streamed the live video online
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Police motorcycles collide during chase in North Carolina

Two North Carolina police officers whose motorcycles collided during a chase have been treated at the hospital
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2 Dems give final debate pitch before Tennessee gov primary

Two leading Democratic candidates for Tennessee governor largely agree on the issues in their final debate before the Aug. 2 primary election
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1 dead after shooting at Mormon church in Nevada

Authorities say one person is dead and another injured following a shooting at a Mormon church on Sunday in Nevada
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Gala opens countdown to 50th anniversary of 1st moon landing

Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin noticeably absent from a gala kicking of a yearlong celebration of the 50-year anniversary of the first moon landing.
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Hero grandma, couple on 45th anniversary among boat victims

The 17 people killed when a tourist boat sank in a Missouri lake included an Indiana family, a Missouri couple celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary and an Illinois grandmother who family members say saved her granddaughters life
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Civil rights suit planned after 911 caller killed by police

Attorneys for a woman who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer after she called 911 to report a possible assault are working on a civil rights complaint
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Portland man arrested on bias crime charges

Portland Police have arrested a 36-year-old man on bias crime charges for allegedly threatening another person with a firearm at an encampment
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Gunman in Trader Joe's standoff was feuding with grandmother

A feud between a man and his grandmother over his girlfriend exploded into violence that ultimately led to him taking hostages inside a Los Angeles Trader Joe's
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Environmental group taps reservoirs to boost Rio Grande flow

Cities, water managers and a key irrigation district along the Rio Grande have agreed to sell water they don't immediately need to help boost flows along a stretch of the river in central New Mexico to help dry conditions and benefit endangered species
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Bell chimes 17 times at memorial for Branson boat victims

A bell at a Branson, Missouri, chapel has chimed 17 times in remembrance of the victims killed in a boat accident nearby
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Bombing remains a mystery 2 years after rattling Nevada town

A Nevada sheriff said authorities still don't have a clue why an out-of-work nurse blew up a friend's house two years ago in the tiny southern Nevada town of Panaca
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The Latest: 200 attend Branson memorial for boat victims

Around 200 people have attended a community memorial service in Branson for the 17 people killed when a duck boat sand in a Missouri Lake
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Official: Woman impaled by beach umbrella at Maryland beach

Woman accidentally impaled in chest by beach umbrella at Maryland beach; airlifted for medical care
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Husband of celebrity chef Paula Deen wins Hemingway contest

After eight previous tries the husband of celebrity chef Paula Deen has won the Hemingway Look-Alike Contest held in the city where writer Ernest Hemingway lived and wrote during the 1930s
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Los Angeles house fire kills 2, including 8-year-old boy

A house fire in Los Angeles has killed two people, including an 8-year-old boy
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Attorneys to file civil rights complaint in police shooting

Attorneys for a woman who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer after she called 911 to report a possible assault are working on a civil rights complaint
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The Latest: Man was feuding with grandmother before standoff

A feud between a man and his grandmother over his girlfriend exploded into violence that ultimately led to him taking hostages inside a Los Angeles supermarket
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Inmate serving life sentence for murder dies after fight

The Colorado Department of Corrections say a man has died after a fight with another inmate at the Colorado State Penitentiary
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Voucher vote creates dilemma for school-choice supporters

School-choice supporters won legislative passage of a 2017 law to expand Arizona's voucher program, but some now aren't sure whether they want voters to approve or reject a referendum that will decide the law's fate
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Neo-Nazi books found in Lincoln neighborhood libraries

Lincoln Police are investigating after neo-Nazi books wer left in more than a dozen Little Free Libraries across the city
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Some Ritz cracker products recalled over salmonella risk

Mondelez recalls some Ritz cracker products over possible risk of salmonella
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Toddler siblings drown in Tennessee pool

A second East Tennessee toddler has died after being found in a swimming pool
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Elon Musk, artist settle copyright row over tooting unicorn

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and an artist have settled a row over a farting unicorn
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Ocean City spokeswoman says woman impaled by beach umbrella

An Ocean City official says a woman has been impaled in the chest by a beach umbrella
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Charges dropped against 2 women who buried dead whale

Two Native Hawaiian practitioners will no longer face charges for illegally taking the remains of a small, ailing whale the pair had watched over before it died and buried at sea off Kawaihae
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Gunman in Trader Joe's standoff looking at murder charge

Trader Joe's says the deadly standoff by a gunman inside one of its Los Angeles stores is the saddest day in the grocery chain's history
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Los Angeles street race crash leaves 1 dead, 1 critical

Police are looking for a driver involved in a South Los Angeles street race that left one person dead and another injured
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Correction: Tulane Brain Institute story

Correction: Tulane Brain Institute story
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Capsized: Florida authorities rescue people from waterway

Florida authorities rescued nearly a dozen people after a boat capsized in a coastal waterway
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EXCHANGE: Lack of players forces Legion to suspend baseball

ILLINOIS EXCHANGE: Lack of players forces Legion to suspend baseball program
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Analysis: Gambling not a clear-cut state budget booster

Analysis: Gambling not a clear-cut booster for Mississippi state budget
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Analysis: La. Supreme Court holds little-discussed surplus

Louisiana's Supreme Court is sitting on a little-discussed surplus that was calculated to be nearly $58 million in the last audit of their finances.
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No charges in fatal bicycle crash near Pendleton

No criminal charges have been filed in a collision that killed a 62-year-old Pendleton bicyclist last month
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2 people drown in Colorado reservoir

Authorities say two people have drowned in a Colorado reservoir
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Indiana State Police to step up 'move over' law patrols

Indiana state police will be targeting drivers this weekend who fail to switch lanes or slow down when approaching an emergency vehicle pulled over on the side of the road
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Philadelphia sees spike in nonfatal drug overdoses

Health officials are reporting a significant spike in nonfatal drug overdoses or adverse reactions in Philadelphia
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Juvenile dies after Oklahoma officer-involved shooting

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says a juvenile suspect has died following an officer-involved shooting in northeastern Oklahoma
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A look at the 17 people killed in the Missouri boat accident

The 17 people killed when a tourist boat sank in a Missouri lake included an Indiana family, a Missouri couple celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary and an Illinois grandmother who family members say saved her granddaughters life
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Motorcyclist dies in car collision

A Massachusetts man has died in motor vehicle crash with his motorcycle
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Hit with $1.8M fine, vacation rental owner sues Oregon city

A property owner fined $1.8 million for operating a vacation rental without a license is suing the Oregon coastal city of Manzanita
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Remains of 3 found in rubble of burned Texas apartments

Authorities in San Marcos say they've recovered the bodies of three people in the rubble of two apartment complex buildings destroyed by fire
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Phoenix firefighters respond to 5 mountain rescue calls

Firefighters in Phoenix have rescued five people off mountains in separate incidents with most involving heat-related issues
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Woman killed, 3 teens ejected in I-90 rollover crash

Montana authorities say a woman died and four other people were hurt when their SUV rolled over on a highway
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Libraries, LinkedIn agreement to offer online courses free

Ohio residents with valid library cards will have access to thousands of free online courses under an expansion of the state's online library learning program
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Memorial service planned Missouri boating accident victims

A memorial service is scheduled for the people killed when a tourist boat sank in a Missouri lake
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Louisiana sales tax holidays shelved in legislative tax deal

The tax deal struck by lawmakers and Gov. John Bel Edwards to balance this year's budget will end Louisiana's state sales tax holidays for seven years
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Monroe Airport gets $1.8M grant to fund runway extension

A Louisiana airport is getting a federal grant to help extend a runway
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Mayor says scooter rentals must be regulated

Boston's mayor is warning electric scooter rental companies that they'll need permission to operate in the city
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Remains of Idaho WWII airman laid to rest decades later

The remains of an Idaho airman have been laid to rest decades after his plane was shot down east of Hamburg, Germany during World War II
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Down East doc is going to challenge Sen. Collins in 2020

Her next election may be more than two years away, but Republican Sen. Susan Collins has a challenger
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South Bend patrol car collides with car, killing young mom

A priest says South Bend's Hispanic community is hurting after a young mother died when a police car struck her vehicle as she was returning home from work
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Defense bill would curb Cabinet control of nuclear agency

A bill being negotiated in Congress would essentially end the Trump administration's direct supervision of an agency that oversees the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile
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Homeless man found dead inside storage container

Authorities say a homeless man was found dead inside a storage container where it looked like he was living
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Medical trips increase as sex offenders age on McNeil Island

Serving the medical needs of an aging population civilly committed to the Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island means more doctor appointments and costs
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Number of typhus cases growing in Galveston County

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston say the number of typhus cases in Galveston County already has equaled the total for all of 2017
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City to ask judge to throw out lawsuit over school stabbing

Attorneys for a Connecticut city where a 16-year-old girl was stabbed to death at her high school are set to argue in court that claims against the city in a wrongful death lawsuit should be dismissed
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Jail officer charged in alleged sex assault of prisoner

A corrections officer has been charged in connection with an alleged sexual assault of a prisoner at the Kane County Jail in St. Charles, west of Chicago
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1950s Amtrak dome railcar with all-windows top level returns

Amtrak is bringing back a 1950s-era domed railcar that offers panoramic views for riders of a New England train
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NH lawmakers to vote on sales tax bill

Lawmakers are set to vote on a bill to protect New Hampshire's tax advantage
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The Latest: LA supermarket will remain closed after standoff

Trader Joe's says their Los Angeles store, where a gunman held hostages during a three-hour standoff, will remain closed for the foreseeable future
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Student sues districts for enabling child pornographer

A student has sued two school districts in south-central Washington, alleging officials knew a former educator engaged in grooming behavior with students yet allowed him to keep working
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2 public forums on opioid crisis planned this week

The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy plans two public forums on the opioid crisis and policies to address it
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Search continues for Lehi teacher missing on a camping trip

Authorities continue to search for a Lehi teacher who went missing on a camping trip
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Pedestrian killed while crossing the street

Police in Connecticut say a pedestrian was killed by a car as she was crossing the street
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Second group reaches $11.5 million Oso landslide settlement

A second group of relatives of people killed in the deadly Oso landslide have reached an $11.5 million settlement with Washington state and a timber company that logged an area above the site of the collapse
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Coast Guard steps up patrols of South Carolina waterways

The U.S. Coast Guard is stepping up patrols along South Carolina waterways as tourists and residents look for ways to avoid paying a licensed charter to get on the water
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More than senior moments: better dementia detection is urged

There's new guidance to help family doctors do a better job of diagnosing mental decline and dementia
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Woman accused of leaving 5 children in car while she gambled

A Milwaukee woman is accused of leaving five children, including a newborn, in a casino garage while she gambled
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Solar energy system proposed in small town

An international renewable energy company has applied to install a large-scale solar energy system in a small western Massachusetts town, and not everyone is happy
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Del Rio man arrested for 2015 abductions

A Del Rio man has been arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping for the abduction of three men more than three years ago
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Former sheriff convicted in e-cig scheme asks for pardon

A former Tennessee sheriff sentenced to about four years in prison for charges related to profiting from the sale of electronic cigarettes to inmates has sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking for a pardon
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'Equalizer 2' squeaks past 'Mamma Mia 2' and takes top spot

In the battle of two very different sequels at the box office this weekend, Denzel Washington's action pic "The Equalizer 2" has narrowly won out over the ABBA jukebox musical "Mamma Mia"
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