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Total solar eclipse 1st in 99 years to sweep width of US

A poster advertising the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse hangs in the window of a McDonald's restaurant in Madras, Oregon on June 12, 2017. The first place to experience total darkness as the moon passes between the sun and the Earth will be in Oregon and Madras, in the central part of the state, is expected to be a prime viewing location. Up to 1 million people are expected in Oregon for the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years and up to 100,000 could show up in Madras and surrounding Jefferson County. Officials are worried about the ability of the rural area to host so many visitors and are concerned about the danger of wildfire from so many people camping on public lands. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)

This August, the U.S. will experience its first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years.

Ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio to defend reputation at criminal trial

FILE-In this Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011 file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio shows his badge as he holds a ceremony where 92 of his immigration jail officers, who lost their federal power to check whether inmates are in the county illegally, turn in their credentials after federal officials pulled the Sheriff's office immigration enforcement powers, in Phoenix. The former longtime sheriff of metro Phoenix will go to court Monday, June 26, 2017, to defend his reputation at a trial in which he's charged with purposefully disobeying a judge's order. Arpaio is charged with criminal contempt-of-court for prolonging his immigration patrols 17 months after a judge ordered them stopped. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

The political career of Joe Arpaio ended last year when the six-term sheriff of metro Phoenix known for cracking down on illegal immigration and housing inmates in tents outside in the desert heat was trounced in an election that focused on his own legal troubles.


Fire near Utah ski resort burns 13 homes after evacuations

A wildfire menacing a southern Utah ski town for nearly a week flared again, doubling in size for the second night in a row and torching more homes after residents fled the flames, officials said Friday.


Senators ask military to review AP report on Yemen torture

Two senior U.S. senators are asking Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to investigate reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates accused of torturing detainees in Yemen.


Long after riots, Milwaukee neighborhood sees little change

The scars of the violence that erupted in a Milwaukee neighborhood after a police officer killed a 23-year-old black man remain visible nearly a year later, reminders of how little things have changed.


Mobster believed to be oldest in federal prison freed at 100

A reputed Colombo crime family underboss and the oldest inmate in the federal prison system has been released at the age of 100.


Ex-official convicted of defrauding mental health clinic

A member of a politically connected Philadelphia family has been convicted of defrauding a nonprofit mental health clinic out of about $1 million for her personal benefit.


A 2nd mistrial: Jury deadlocks in Ohio cop's murder retrial

A second mistrial was declared Friday in the case of a white University of Cincinnati officer who killed an unarmed black motorist during a traffic stop. It's the latest racially charged police shooting case to show the reluctance of U.S. jurors to convict officers.


Senate panel seeks details on Lynch role in Clinton probe

Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are seeking information about alleged political interference by former Attorney General Loretta Lynch into the FBI's investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.


Video of gaming Seattle officer discussing shooting removed

After an online outcry, a Seattle Police Department video in which an officer playing a video game discussed the recent fatal police shooting of a pregnant mother has been removed from social media.


Cindy's remnants: Street flooding from South to Midwest

Rain bands spinning off of Tropical Depression Cindy spread drenching rains across the Southeast and into the Midwest on Friday, triggering scattered flash flood warnings in several states including West Virginia, whose residents are still recovering from deadly floods one year ago.


'That tree wants to live': Onlookers watch tree-moving prep

Workers in Idaho prepared to inflate rolling tubes beneath a massive sequoia that grew over more than a century from a seed sent by naturalist John Muir. Then, they'll wrestle the tree up a ramp to street level Friday.


Family expected euthanized dog's ashes, got his frozen body

A Pennsylvania family expecting to pick up the ashes of their beloved pet were instead handed the animal's frozen body.


Markets Right Now: US stock indexes end slightly higher

The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):4:00 p.m.Stocks ticked higher as energy companies clawed back some of their sharp losses from earlier…


Oklahoma doctor charged in opioid deaths of 5 patients

An Oklahoma doctor was charged Friday with second-degree murder in the overdose deaths of at least five patients from the powerful painkillers and other drugs…


DC makes gender-neutral driver's licenses available

Washington's mayor says the District of Columbia has become the first jurisdiction in the country to offer a gender-neutral identifier on driver's licenses.


Man arrested over baseball bat death of dad on Father's Day

A man accused of beating his dad to death with a baseball bat on Father's Day was arrested Friday on a Jersey shore boardwalk, officials said.


Clarification: Science Says-Too Hot To Fly story

In a story June 20, The Associated Press reported that airplanes take off and stay aloft because of lift, the force from the movement of air underneath the plane's wings that push it upward. The story quoted a scientist who explained that heat makes air expand and become less dense, reducing the amount of force the air can exert on the wings. The story should have made clear that lift is created by movement of air both above and underneath the plane's wing. The movement of air above the wing creates an area of low pressure. The movement of air below creates an area of high pressure. That difference pulls the plane up.


Massachusetts cops recover shotgun taken from stolen cruiser

A Massachusetts police department has recovered a shotgun taken from a stolen police vehicle.