Scores of gymnasts who survived doctor’s abuse unite at ESPYs

More than 100 survivors who went public with gut-wrenching stories of abuse by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar joined in a show of solidarity on Wednesday as they accepted an award for courage at the annual ESPYs ceremony.

Helicopter blows over tent on California Army base, 22 injured: U.S. Army

A number of soldiers have been injured on a U.S. Army base in California when a military helicopter blew over a tent during an annual training exercise, the base said.

Scores of gymnasts who survived doctor’s abuse take stage at ESPYs

More than 100 survivors who went public with emotional stories of abuse by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar appeared on stage together to accept an award for courage on Wednesday at the annual ESPYs ceremony.

California man pleads guilty to terrorism charges

A California man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to opening social media accounts to provide support to Islamic State, according to court documents.

One dead, two firefighters hurt battling wildfires in U.S. West

A tractor operator was killed while trying to clear brush around a massive wildfire in central Oregon and two firefighters were injured battling a blaze burning at the edge of Yosemite in California, officials in the two states said on Wednesday.

Two rare shark attacks reported along New York’s Fire Island beaches

Two youngsters frolicking in the surf miles apart along the Fire Island National Seashore in New York suffered puncture wounds to their legs on Wednesday in apparent shark attacks that would mark the state’s first such incidents in 70 years, authorities said.

California high court orders proposal to split up state removed from November ballot

The California Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the November ballot purged of an initiative that seeks to split California into three states, citing significant questions raised about the proposal’s validity.

Lava from Kilauea ‘collapse explosion’ destroys Hawaii structures

A “collapse explosion” at the summit of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano on Wednesday sent a surge of lava that destroyed structures in an evacuated housing development, geologists and civil defense authorities said.