No reported survivors in balloon crash

Police cars block access to the site where a hot air balloon crashed near Lockhart, Texas. (James Vertuno/AP)The accident occurred in a pasture near Austin, Texas, according to officials.



Don't shun Florida over Zika, officials say

A female Aedes aegypti mosquito. (James Gathany/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP)Four Miami-area patients tested positive for the virus, but the director of the CDC says there’s no need to avoid the region.



FBI: Woman robbed bank to return to prison

Linda Patricia Thompson (Oregon Department of Corrections via AP)Recently released from prison in Oregon, she tells officials she found life on the streets too difficult.



Suspect arrested in killing of San Diego cop

San Diego Police on July 29 urging a man to surrender as they searched for suspects in a shooting that killed one office and injured another. (Denis Poroy/AP)Police arrest a 52-year-old man in connection with a shooting that left one officer dead and another injured.



Courts roll back voter restrictions in 3 states

Portion’s of the Wisconsin’s voter ID law were struck down by a federal judge. (AP)Rulings block a N.C. law requiring photo ID, loosen a similar one in Wisconsin, and halt strict citizenship requirements in Kansas.



New Sandy Hook school opens 4 years later

New Sandy Hook school opens nearly 4 years after massacreBuilt to replace the one demolished after the 2012 massacre, it features three courtyards, “treehouse” study spaces, and a rain garden.



Parts of Wisconsin voter ID law struck down

A man fills out a ballot while standing at a voting booth at City Hall in San Francisco, Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Voter turnout is expected to be higher then normal in the nation's most populous state for Tuesday's presidential primary. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)A federal judge throws out multiple aspects of the law, leaving it intact but ruling unconstitutional many restrictions.



This time, woman in charge on political stage

This time, the woman is in charge — and the man is by her sideAttitudes  have changed since 1984, when Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro became the first co-ed major presidential ticket.



Clinton campaign hacked in 3rd attack on Dems

Hillary Clinton campaigns in Philadelphia. (Getty Images)The Justice Dept. is investigating the incident, which follows reports of two other hacks on the party.



Muslim-American woman shares touching tale

Muslim woman shares touching story of stranger’s empathy, compassionLeena Al-Arian tells a story of compassion — a stranger who apologized to her for anti-Muslim sentiment in society today.



America, Tim Kaine loves your dad jokes

Tim Kaine and Hillary Clinton (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)One of the biggest takeaways from Kaine’s DNC speech is that Clinton’s running mate is really just a typical dad.



Officer: I was threatened by prosecutors

Jeanette Williams places a bouquet of roses at a memorial for Sandra Bland. (Pat Sullivan, File/AP)The Texas police officer claims to have evidence of wrongdoing in the Sandra Bland case.



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