- 'Gut-wrenching' decision: Search for teens suspended Updated: Jul-31-15 10:46 pm
OPA-LOCKA, Florida - After hundreds of rescue workers fanned out across a massive swath of the Atlantic for a full week, the Coast Guard's search for two teenage fishermen ended Friday, a heart-rending decision for families so convinced the boys could be alive they're pressing on with their own hunt.
- Zimbabwe: American lion killer's extradition being sought Updated: Jul-31-15 10:43 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe will seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and caused international outrage, a Cabinet minister said Friday.
- Mille Lacs Band says it will suspend walleye net fishing Updated: Jul-31-15 10:13 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A Minnesota Indian tribe said Friday it would halt netting of walleye on Lake Mille Lacs for a year amid an effort to reduce the strain on one of the state's premier fisheries, an announcement made as Gov. Mark Dayton traveled to the resort area to discuss rescue plans.
- Snowboarders fight to lift ban at Utah ski resort Updated: Jul-31-15 7:11 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A group of snowboarders have reasserted their claim that a ban at Utah's Alta Ski Area amounts to discrimination, with a new appeals court filing that pushes back against the notion that their lawsuit would set off a string of discrimination suits.
- Kansas won't prevent singles from being foster parents Updated: Jul-31-15 5:29 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas won't bar single people from serving as foster parents for abused and neglected children but hasn't decided whether to allow married same-sex couples to do so, an official said Friday.
- 3-day Newport Jazz Festival kicks off; Miles Davis honored Updated: Jul-31-15 5:04 pm
NEWPORT, Rhode Island - Rhode Island's Newport Jazz Festival has kicked off its three-day celebration of all things jazz, including a tribute to jazz legend Miles Davis.
- 164 skydivers smash head-down world record in Illinois Updated: Jul-31-15 4:40 pm
OTTAWA, Illinois - Traveling at speeds of up to 240 mph, 164 skydivers flying head-down built the largest ever vertical skydiving formation Friday over central Illinois, smashing the previous record.
- Newseum features Nationals' first 10 years in Washington Updated: Jul-31-15 3:35 pm
- Orem family shares Native American cultures in Utah Valley Updated: Jul-31-15 2:41 pm
PROVO, Utah - If you've witnessed the elaborate feathered costumes and traditional jingle dresses in local Native American cultural presentations, you've likely seen a performance by Gary Fields and his family.
- Environmental group sues to stop bear hunting in Florida Updated: Jul-31-15 2:19 pm
ORLANDO, Florida - An environmental advocacy group on Friday sued Florida's wildlife protection commission, demanding a stop to a planned bear hunting season in the fall.
- Rhode Island officials to crack down on impaired boating Updated: Jul-31-15 1:45 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island law enforcement agencies say they are cracking down on impaired boating.
- Police catch Philadelphia family sneaking into theme park Updated: Jul-31-15 1:25 pm
ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania - Police say a Philadelphia woman and nine members of her family tried taking a theme park for a ride by running into the park without paying for tickets.
- US philanthropist to offer backing for Oxford lion project Updated: Jul-31-15 11:56 am
LONDON - A pair of U.S. philanthropists with a passion for wild cats pledged Friday to match new donations to Oxford University's Wildlife Conservation Unit - the researchers who were tracking the movements of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe.
- Highway Patrols in 5 states ramp up for Sturgis rally Updated: Jul-31-15 9:43 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Highway patrol troopers in the four states bordering western South Dakota are paying extra attention to traffic flocking to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which is expecting a huge influx of people for its 75th anniversary bash next week.
- 11-day festival planned along with Michigan's ArtPrize event Updated: Jul-31-15 9:02 am
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - An 11-day festival is planned along with Michigan's 19-day ArtPrize competition.
- Balsams gets permission to withdraw water for snowmaking Updated: Jul-31-15 8:19 am
DIXVILLE, New Hampshire - Developers planning to restore a historic resort in the economically distressed North Country have received permission from the state to withdraw water from the Androscoggin River for snowmaking activities.
- 8 rescued after Indianapolis Zoo Skyline ride malfunctions Updated: Jul-31-15 7:10 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Eight people including at least three children have been rescued after the Indianapolis Zoo's Skyline ride left them stranded for about two hours in a cart 30 feet in the air.
- MGM Resorts hires former Nevada congressman to brand casino Updated: Jul-31-15 6:19 am
LAS VEGAS - Former Nevada Congressman Steven Horsford is helping MGM Resorts International make sure the casino company keeps its word to Prince George's County officials and hires at least half its workforce for MGM National Harbor in Maryland from the county and contracts with minority-owned businesses.
- Motor City fast becoming Detroit Bike City Updated: Jul-31-15 4:15 am
DETROIT - They seem to be everywhere you look around the city: people on bikes.
- Big Orlando land deal fuels talk of new resort or theme park Updated: Jul-31-15 3:10 am
ORLANDO, Florida - One of the largest tracts of vacant land in Orlando's tourism corridor could soon have a new owner - fueling speculation about a new theme park, giant resort or convention hotel.
- New York streamlines process for buying hunting licenses Updated: Jul-31-15 3:10 am
ALBANY, New York - New York state environmental officials say they are streamlining the process for buying hunting licenses.
- Men charged with catching too many lobsters Updated: Jul-31-15 3:10 am
KEY WEST, Florida - A southwest Florida man and his adult sons are facing charges after wildlife officials say the men captured too many lobsters around the Keys.
- Ohio State Fair breaks opening day attendance record Updated: Jul-31-15 3:10 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State Fair had a record-breaking opening day.
- Alabama man gets second chance to build dream motorcycle Updated: Jul-30-15 7:44 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - "Perseverance" means the steady persistence in a course of action, especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles or discouragement. "Perseverance" is also the name of Tim Martin's Harley-Davidson Road Glide.
- Confederate flags left near Rev. Martin Luther King's church Updated: Jul-30-15 5:16 pm
ATLANTA - Police worked Thursday to identify two white males who were caught on surveillance camera laying Confederate battle flags neatly on the ground near the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s church.