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Fox is 9th Casualty After Jaguar's Escape

Visitors flock to the Audubon Zoo and many say they’re not afraid after the weekend escape of a jaguar from its enclosure. Nine animals were killed by the jaguar before it was tranquilized and captured by zoo staff. (July 16)


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 5:53 pm

Michigan State Names Beekman Athletic Director

Michigan State introduces Bill Beekman as its new athletic director, giving him the job he’s held on an interim basis since early February. (July 16)


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 5:48 pm

David Lee Murphy teams up with Kenny Chesney

Country superstar Kenny Chesney convinced hit songwriter David Lee Murphy, behind hits like “Dust On the Bottle,” to record a new album after more than decade. “No Zip Code,” which Chesney co-produced, features a hit duet between the two singers. (July 16)


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 5:28 pm

New film explores legacy of Robin Williams

A new documentary about Robin Williams honors the late actor-comedian for his unique talent and impact. "Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind" premieres July 16 on HBO. (July 16)


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 5:28 pm

At least 23 injured as 'lava bomb' hits tour boat near Hawaii's Kilauea volcano

At least 23 people were injured after a "lava bomb" hit a tour boat near the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island. The bomb (or bombs) were unleashed during an explosion, which sent rocks and debris flying into the air, at least one of which landed on the boat.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 5:27 pm

AP Top Stories July 16 P

Here's the latest for Monday, July 16: At summit, Vladimir Putin rejects allegations of election meddling; Congressional leaders criticize Trump's performance in Helsinki; Kushner Cos. accused of tenant harassment; Paris celebrates its World Cup champs.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 5:14 pm

Analysis: Trump Avoids Criticizing U.S. Rivals

Associated Press reporter Jill Colvin says President Donald Trump has started a pattern of undermining traditional U.S. allies like Germany and the U.K., and avoiding criticizing usual enemies like North Korea and Russia. (July 16)


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 5:13 pm

Beach chair found tangled around neck of world's most endangered sea turtle in Alabama

A University of Alabama beach chair was reportedly found tangled around the neck of an endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtle.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 5:11 pm

Devastating drowning of 3-year-old inspires Tennessee mom to create 'water guardian' tag

Tragedy moved Tennessee mom Nicole Hughes to turn her grief into purpose to warn of drowning dangers and help save children's lives.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 5:10 pm

Judge temporarily halts deportations of parents separated from children

A federal judge scolded the Trump administration for its reunification process and halted deportations of parents separated from their children to give those families more time to decide what to do.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 4:28 pm

Immigrant mother, son reunited in Boston

A mother who was separated from her nine-year-old son after they arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border says she was treated "like an animal" by immigration authorities. (July 16)


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 4:12 pm

A look at 2018's hot toys ahead of holiday season

The Toy Insider recently held its annual toy event called Sweet Suite to preview hot toys for the upcoming holiday season. Toys including Rideamals by Kid Trax and the Flying Golden Snitch from "Harry Potter" made the cut. (July 16)


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 3:45 pm

From cyberbullying to gun control, 'Five Points' stars share issues that matter to young people

Producer Kerry Washington's latest project follows high-school students dealing with bullying, suicide and gun violence. Those themes hit close to home for the stars of Facebook's 'Five Points.' (July 16)


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 3:43 pm

Trump sees 'no reason' why Russia would meddle

President Donald Trump says he sees no reason why Russia would interfere in the 2016 election. His comments came during joint press conference with Russain President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. (July 16)


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 3:40 pm

Power Play: Non-Verbal Cues Between Trump, Putin

Two alpha males, Russian President Vladimir Putin's famous "slouch" collided with President Donald Trump's classic power stance as the two leaders met on the world stage in Finland. (July 16)


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 3:38 pm

Massive crowds fill Paris to welcome World Cup champs

A vast crowd gathered in central Paris on Monday to welcome back France's victorious World Cup football team. (July 16)


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 3:37 pm

Analysis: For Trump, show outweighs substance

A former US Ambassador to Russia says President Donald Trump has "no guts" when it comes to confronting Vladimir Putin on election meddling. But Thomas Pickering says for Trump, the substance of the summit is less important than the show. (July 16)


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 3:27 pm

'Transylvania' actress says cruise directing is not for her

Though she lends her voice to feisty cruise director Ericka in 'Hotel Transylvania 3,' actress Kathryn Hahn says she could never pull off the gig in real life. (July 16)


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 3:17 pm

Congress' reactions mixed to Trump, Putin Summit

Key members of Congress are reacting to President Donald Trump's performance at a press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. (July 16)


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 3:17 pm

Detained parents' emotional letter: U.S. government 'kidnapped our children with tricks'

Dozens of "desperate parents" detained at the U.S. border have signed a handwritten letter to the American people pleading for support in their efforts to be reunited with their children. The letter, written in Spanish and obtained and translated by CNN, was dated July 15 and signed by 54 detainees.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 3:13 pm

Out of Africa: Dust from the Sahara Desert adding to heat misery in Texas this week

Sure, it's always hot in Texas in July, but this week, a new ingredient from an ocean away is adding to the heat misery there: Plumes of dust from the Sahara Desert, which is bringing hazy skies to the Lone Star State.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 3:10 pm

Family helps rescue stranded Cuban migrants floating on truck tire off coast of Florida Keys

The three migrants were weak and dehydrated, and their hands and feet were swollen. They had been floating in the Gulf of Mexico for four days


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 1:26 pm

Putin denies Russian interference in US election

Speaking at a joint news conference with US President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin said: "I had to repeat that the Russian state never interfered, and does not plan to interfere in internal American electoral process." (July 16)


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 12:30 pm

Chicago police: Video shows man killed by officer was armed

Video from nearby surveillance cameras and body cameras worn by Chicago officers indicate that a man fatally shot by police Saturday night was armed with a handgun, police said Sunday. The man was identified Sunday as Harith Augustus, 37, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 11:27 am

The day in pictures


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 11:25 am

Murder of April Tinsley: DNA evidence credited for arrest in 30-year-old cold case

A 59-year-old man was arrested early Sunday in connection with the murder of 8-year-old April Tinsley.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 11:13 am

July political cartoons from the USA TODAY NETWORK


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 8:22 am

1 police officer killed in Weymouth, Mass., 3 hurt in Kansas City, Mo., in separate shootings

One police officer was killed in Massachusetts and three others were wounded in Missouri in separate shootings Sunday. The incidents come as tensions soared in Chicago over a police-involved shooting.


Posted on 16 July 2018 | 6:18 am

Generation Z predicts the future: America's kids explain love, marriage and gender roles

The kids of Gen Z are growing up in a world far different than their Millennial predecessors. So, how does this affect their thoughts on love? We took our cameras into schools across the nation to find out.


Posted on 11 July 2018 | 9:08 am

Separating families, immigration policy draws protests


Posted on 2 July 2018 | 6:53 pm

The people who witnessed MLK's assassination


Posted on 4 April 2018 | 2:53 pm

Crime is on the rise in these 10 cities


Posted on 9 March 2018 | 10:12 pm

US skyscrapers: Tallest building in every state


Posted on 6 March 2018 | 9:21 am