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The Latest: Compound defendants to be released…

A judge has denied a request by prosecutors to keep two men and three women who were arrested during a raid at a New Mexico compound in jail as they await trial on child abuse charges

Firefighter Dies Battling Northern Calif. Fire

Authorities say a Utah firefighter died battling the largest recorded blaze in California history. Fire officials say the man died Monday night at a hospital after he was injured at the site of the Mendocino Complex fire north of San Francisco. (Aug. 14)

Strzok Fundraiser Makes More Than $190K in Hours

Peter Strzok, fired by the FBI and insulted by President Trump, still apparently has a few allies. A GoFundMe fundraiser friends started for the 21-year agency veteran raked in more than $190,000 in a matter of hours Monday, the Hill reports. Strzok, "his work, and his character have been...

President Trump Trashes the Media as 'Fake, Fake…

Thundering that the media is the “fake, fake disgusting news,” President Donald Trump unleashed a torrent of grievances Thursday at a Pennsylvania campaign rally in which he cast journalists as his true political opponent.

Business owners, visitors rejoice as Yosemite…

Most of Yosemite National Park is set to reopen Tuesday after a 20-day closure that cost the tourist magnet millions of dollars and devastated local businesses

Fla. Shooting Victim's Family Happy with Charge

Family members of an unarmed black man who was shot and killed at a Florida convenience store say they are pleased the suspect was charged with manslaughter. (Aug. 14)

UC Berkeley Law student slips, believed dead at Oregon waterfall

A UC Berkeley law student is believed to be dead after a slip-and-fall on Sunday while trying to snap a photograph of a waterfall at Toketee Falls in southern Oregon.

FBI Director Christopher Wray Says Russia…

FBI Director Christopher Wray said Wednesday that Russia continues to use fake news, propaganda and covert operations to “spin up” Americans on both sides of hot-button issues to sow discord in the United States.

Deadline looms for release of Catholic church…

Time is ticking down to decide what information to black out in a forthcoming grand jury report investigating child sexual abuse in six of Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses

NASA Astronauts, SpaceX COO Talk 'Crew Dragon'

NASA astronauts who will be riding in the SpaceX Crew Dragon mission discussed the challenges they've faced and what they’re looking forward to in the upcoming mission while speaking at the SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California on Monday. (Aug. 14)

Los Angeles police seek suspect in alleged sexual assault of pit bull

Authorities in Southern California are searching for the person or persons behind a believed brutal sexual assault and battery of a pit bull who had just been adopted, The Orange County Register reported on Monday.

How Match Group’s CEO Reacted to Facebook’s…

Mindy Ginsberg recaps her reaction.

Museum seeks to buy president's life insurance application

William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum in Ohio launches online fundraiser to buy a life insurance policy application filed by the former president

Today in History for August 14th

Highlights of this day in history: Truman announces Japan's surrender in World War II; Blackout hits Northeast U.S., Canada; FDR signs Social Security; British troops arrive in N. Ireland; A strike in Cold War Poland; Steve Martin born. (Aug. 14)

Hippo spanking at Los Angeles Zoo prompts police investigation, report says

A viral video that appears to show a visitor at the Los Angeles Zoo hop a fence, sneak up from behind and spank a hippopotamus has prompted a police investigation, The Los Angeles Times reported.

Judge Rules That Two Reuters Journalists Detained…

The two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar in December while reporting the army violence against Rohingya Muslims have pleaded not guilty after a judge ruled that they would face charges under the country’s colonial-era Official Secrets Act.

Times Up gives $750,000 for combatting sexual…

A fund dedicated to aiding victims of sexual harassment and assault is giving $750,000 in grants to local organizations across the country