Guns, bombs, armor seized in man's truck
Police in Seattle are investigating a Nevada man arrested near the University of Washington on Thursday in a stolen pickup truck filled with weapons, body armor and suspected explosive devices. University police said the man, driving from Montana, had a scoped rifle, shotgun and fewer than 10 Molotov cocktails.
Statue of Liberty reopens to crowds
The Statue of Liberty reopened on the Fourth of July, eight months after Hurricane Sandy shuttered the national symbol of freedom. Hundreds lined up Thursday to be among the first to visit Lady Liberty.
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Cyclist dies after group hit by car
An 18-year-old Massachusetts woman died after she was injured when a car struck a group of bicyclists traveling through Arkansas on a cross-country summer trip. Merritt Levitan of Milton, Mass., was one of 13 cyclists traveling from Charleston, S.C., to Santa Monica, Calif.
Boy fatally run over at parade
Authorities say an 8-year-old boy died after he was run over by a float at the end of a Fourth of July parade Thursday in central Oklahoma. The boy was riding on a martial arts group's float at the city's LibertyFest parade on Thursday morning. The boy fell or got down from the float at the end of the parade and was struck by the same vehicle, authorities said.
Volcano prompts flight cancellations
At least six U.S. airlines canceled 47 flights into and out of the Mexico City and Toluca airports Thursday after the Popocatepetl volcano spewed ash, steam and glowing rocks, airport officials said. Mexico City airport spokesman Jorge Gomez said U.S. Airways, Delta, United, American and Alaska Airlines canceled the flights as a precaution.
Nun's killer gets out of prison
The confessed killer of U.S. nun and Amazon defender Dorothy Stang has been released from jail after serving less than nine of the 27 years he was sentenced to back in 2005, officials said Thursday. Rayfran das Neves Sales will serve the rest of his sentence under house arrest. Neves, who served eight years and eight months, confessed that in 2005 he shot Stang six times on an Amazon road.
IMF, Pakistan agree on bailout
The International Monetary Fund and Pakistan reached a provisional agreement on Thursday on a $5.3 billion bailout package that aims to bolster Pakistan's flagging economy and its perilously low foreign exchange reserves. The rescue package is expected to soothe Western fears about the state of Pakistan's economy, which has slumped amid Taliban violence.