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The family of a 15-year-old Pennsylvania girl who hanged herself says in her obituary that she had a tough life made worse by school bullies. More

FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2017 file photo, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivers speaks in the Illinois House chamber in Springfield, Ill. Illinois is on track to become the first U.S. state to have its credit rating downgraded to "junk" status, a move that will deepen a multibillion-dollar financial hole and cost taxpayers more for years to come. (Ted Schurter/The State Journal-Register via AP File) FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2017 file photo, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivers speaks in the Illinois House chamber in Springfield, Ill. Illinois is on track to become the first U.S. state to have its credit rating downgraded to "junk" status, a move that will deepen a multibillion-dollar financial hole and cost taxpayers more for years to come. (Ted Schurter/The State Journal-Register via AP File)

Illinois

Illinois could be 1st state with 'junk' credit status due to budget

Illinois is on track to become the first U.S. state to have its credit rating downgraded to "junk" status, which would deepen its multibillion-dollar deficit and cost taxpayers more for ...

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California

California father buries wrong man after coroner's mistake

Eleven days after laying his son to rest, Frank J. Kerrigan got a call from a friend.

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Fires

Southern Utah wildfire grows, crews make slight gains

A southern Utah wildfire grew again overnight, forcing additional evacuations.

Melissa Cochran, who was injured in the March 22 London terror attack, and whose husband Kurt Cohran was killed, attends a memorial concert Saturday, June 24, 2017, in Bountiful, Utah. The life of the Utah man who was killed in a high-profile London attack was celebrated Saturday with the local music he loved. The concert was being held in lieu of a traditional funeral for Kurt W. Cochran, 54. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Melissa Cochran, who was injured in the March 22 London terror attack, and whose husband Kurt Cohran was killed, attends a memorial concert Saturday, June 24, 2017, in Bountiful, Utah. The life of the Utah man who was killed in a high-profile London attack was celebrated Saturday with the local music he loved. The concert was being held in lieu of a traditional funeral for Kurt W. Cochran, 54. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

US

Concert in Utah park honors man killed in London attack

The life of a Utah man who ran a recording studio at his home before he was killed in a high-profile London attack that also injured his wife was celebrated Saturday with the local music he loved.

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Islam

Police investigate 2 possible hate crimes against mosques

Authorities in California are investigating two possible hate crimes against Islamic centers in Sacramento and Davis.

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EDUCATION

NY officer attends graduation of girl he rescued in 2011

A Long Island police officer has attended the high school graduation of a teen he rescued from icy waters more than six years ago.

Deion Sanders talks about OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network's "Deion's Family Playbook" during the Winter 2014 TCA presentations in Pasadena, California, January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT PROFILE HEADSHOT SPORT FOOTBALL) - RTX177SQ Deion Sanders talks about OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network's "Deion's Family Playbook" during the Winter 2014 TCA presentations in Pasadena, California, January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT PROFILE HEADSHOT SPORT FOOTBALL) - RTX177SQ

US

Deion Sanders launches program to fight poverty in Dallas with Koch brothers

Retired football star Deion Sanders announced plans Saturday to partner with the Koch brothers to help fight poverty in Dallas.

VIDEO

Can cannabis make America great again?

'Watters' World' finds out at New York's cannabis expo

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 1931 file photograph, Chicago mobster Al Capone is seen at a football game in Chicago. Artifacts connected to some of the nation's most notorious gangsters are being auctioned this weekend. A handwritten musical composition by Al Capone, a letter written by a jailed John Gotti asking someone to "keep the martinis cold," and jewelry that belonged to Bonnie and Clyde are among the items up for bid Saturday in the "Gangsters, Outlaws and Lawmen" auction in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/File) FILE - In this Jan. 19, 1931 file photograph, Chicago mobster Al Capone is seen at a football game in Chicago. Artifacts connected to some of the nation's most notorious gangsters are being auctioned this weekend. A handwritten musical composition by Al Capone, a letter written by a jailed John Gotti asking someone to "keep the martinis cold," and jewelry that belonged to Bonnie and Clyde are among the items up for bid Saturday in the "Gangsters, Outlaws and Lawmen" auction in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/File)

US

Al Capone song, pocket watch fetch over $100K at auction

Artifacts connected to some of the nation’s most notorious gangsters sold for more than $100,000 at auction Saturday.

VIDEO

Watters visits Trump's alma mater to talk tax reform

Jesse heads to the University of Pennsylvania to hear what students have to say

VIDEO

Struggling towns turn to medical marijuana

A former steel town in Pennsylvania has turned to medical marijuana for an economic boost

CRIME

Man sought in killing of 3, wounding of girl in St. Louis

Authorities are searching for a 28-year-old man suspected of opening fire on a car earlier this month in St. Louis, critically wounding a 7-year-old girl and killing her parents and another man in the ...

World

Venezuelan protesters, security forces clash at air base

Young protesters broke down a metal fence guarding an air base in Caracas before being repelled by security forces firing tear gas in another day of anti-government protests in Venezuela's capital.

Drugs

Police investigating 'bad batch' of heroin after four overdoses in ten hours

The Johnson City Police Department is investigating four suspected heroin overdoses in the last ten hours, three of which resulted in death. ...

Transportation

Tech sergeant released from hospital after air show accident

A technical sergeant has been released from a hospital after an Air Force Thunderbirds F-16 left the runway and flipped over after landing during preparation for an air show in Ohio.

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CRIME

Seattle police: No choice but lethal force in fatal shooting

Two Seattle police officers who shot and killed a 30-year-old pregnant woman each say they fired their weapons after the woman suddenly pulled a knife and came after them.

World

Yemen to probe alleged interrogation abuses by UAE, US

Yemen's internationally-recognized government has created a committee to investigate allegations of human rights violations, a development that followed reports U.S. military interrogators worked with ...

World

The Latest: 34 UK high-rise buildings fail fire safety tests

The Latest on response to deadly (all times local): 10:10 a.m.

CRIME

Off-duty black St. Louis cop mistakenly shot by white cop

An off-duty black St. Louis police officer's race factored into him being mistakenly shot by a white officer who didn't recognize him during a shootout with black suspects this week, the wounded ...

College

Professor says N. Korea detainee got what he 'deserved'

The University of Delaware is distancing itself from comments made by an adjunct professor after she said a college student who died after being held by North Korea "got exactly what he deserved.&...

Hurricanes - Typhoons

Tropical Storm Cindy causes minor flooding across South as rain continues

Floodwaters from Tropical Storm Cindy are covering timberland and fields across the rural Deep South, but the sun has peeked out enough to offer hope that the worst is over.

CRIME

Connecticut hotel workers train to spot human trafficking

A new Connecticut law meant to strike a blow to human traffickers is now reaching the trenches where it can make the difference.

CRIME

81-year-old woman takes police on slow-speed chase

An elderly wrong-way driver who refused to stop for Denton police officers is now facing charges.

CRIME

Authorities: Texas mom left 2 kids in hot car as punishment

Authorities say a Texas woman told investigators that she left her 2-year-old daughter and 16-month-old son in the hot car where they died last month to teach the girl a lesson, and that they didn't ...

White House

Colorado officer in Pence motorcade injured after crashing motorcycle

A motorcycle officer was involved in a crash Saturday as he was escorting Vice President Pence to the airport in Colorado.

VIDEO

Low speed car chase ends in arrest of elderly woman

Texas woman spotted driving the wrong way

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