Judge faults government tracking of separated families

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 18, 2018, file photo, an immigrant who was recently reunited with her child looks through donated items at a Catholic Charities facility, in San Antonio. A federal judge on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, criticized the Trump administration's accounting of hundreds of parents who may have been deported after being separated from their children at the U.S.-Mexico border, calling it "a deeply troubling reality." (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday criticized the Trump administration’s accounting of hundreds of parents who may have been deported after being separated from their children at the U.S.-Mexico border, calling it “a deeply troubling reality.”

Swim nationals set to go on without banned Lochte

Katie Ledecky talks during a news conference for the Phillips 66 National Championship Swimming meet Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in Irvine, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Two years to the day the Tokyo Olympics open, Katie Ledecky is swimming as fast as ever, Caeleb Dressel is heralded as a potential Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin is attempting a comeback.

Remains of Idaho airman, who died in WWII, finally laid to rest

Lieutenant Robert L. Mains’ crew during combat training. Standing, left to right: Sgt. Charles H. Daman, Nose Gunner; Corporal Charles E. Cupp, Jr., Radio Operator; George S. Alexander, Top Turret Gunner; (unknown); Antonio Munoz, Jr., and (unknown). Kneeling, (Unknown); 1st Lieutenant Robert L. Mains, Aircraft Commander; 1st Lieutenant Allen L. Lake, Navigator; and (unknown). Daman, Cupp, Alexander, Lake and Mains were aboard 44-50838 when it was shot down. American Air Museum in Britain

“It began, as always, long before daylight: wake up, dress for cold weather, fried egg breakfast, then briefing for the target - airfields used by those fearful Nazi Me 262 jet fighters.” — H. Cameron Murchison, “Our Longest Day”

Fire lookouts span eras, crucial in spotting wildfires

In this Wednesday, July 18, 2018, photo, Tom VandeWater stands at the railing of the Coolwater Fire Lookout and looks through his binoculars in the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests near Lowell, Idaho. VandeWater, from Canton, N.Y., has staffed the lookout each summer for many years for the U.S. Forest Service. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

BOISE (AP) — Fire-lookout towers perched atop remote, craggy peaks across the U.S. West may seem like quaint reminders of an era before satellites, smartphones and jet-propelled air tankers.

Woman reunites girl with toy lion lost on remote hike

This photo provided by Holly Spaman shows a small stuffed lion she found along the Broken Top Trail near Bend, Ore., July 16, 2018. A little girl who lost the lion on a hike in the Oregon backcountry was reunited with her favorite toy over the weekend after a community effort to identify her. (Holly Spaman via AP)

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A little girl who lost her beloved stuffed lion on a hike in the Oregon backcountry was reunited with her favorite toy over the weekend after a community effort to identify her.

Southwest sizzles as temperatures near 120 degrees

Taylor Jeremiah cools off while walking through a fountain early Monday, July 23, 2018, in downtown Phoenix. Parts of Arizona and the Southwest are bracing for the hottest weather of the year with highs this week expected to approach 120 degrees. (AP Photo/Matt York)

PHOENIX (AP) — Temperatures approached 120 degrees in parts of the U.S. Southwest on Monday, and forecasters said this week could bring the region’s hottest weather of the year.

Woman taking photos steam train hit and killed

FILE - In this July 21, 2016, file photo, employees look on as Union Pacific Railroad's No. 844 steam locomotive arrives in rail yard in Denver. A woman who was taking photographs Saturday, July 21, 2018, of the steam locomotive was struck and killed after getting too close to the tracks in north suburban Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

HENDERSON, Colo. (AP) — A woman taking photographs over the weekend of a steam locomotive was struck and killed after getting too close to tracks north of Denver.

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