Woman charged with threatening reporter ordered held

A woman charged with threatening a Massachusetts newspaper reporter has been deemed a danger to the public and ordered held without bail
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Minnesota State Fair announces dozens of new attractions

The Minnesota State Fair has announced dozens of new attractions for the 2018 edition of the Great Minnesota Get-Together
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Confederate sub never released emergency blocks to surface

Scientists studying the world's first submarine to sink an enemy ship say the Confederate crew never released an emergency mechanism that could have helped the vessel surface
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FanDuel Group to launch online sports betting and casino

FanDuel Group says it will launch online sports betting and an internet casino in New Jersey in time for the start of football season in September
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Mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus found in 3 counties

Officials say mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus were found in three Utah counties
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76-year-old charged in fatal slashing is held without bail

A judge has denied bail for a 76-year-old man charged with fatally slashing a woman in front of her 11-year-old twins in Maine.
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Rhode Island law aims to prevent suicides at public colleges

Rhode Island is the latest state to require public colleges to do more to prevent suicides
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Ex-treasurer accused of embezzling funds applies for program

A former Connecticut condominium association treasurer charged with embezzling more than $130,000 in company funds applied for an accelerated rehabilitation program
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Utah lawmakers to take up online sales tax, shipping hub

Utah lawmakers will meet for a special session to force some online companies to collect sales tax and make changes to a planned shipping hub in Salt Lake City
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Body of SS agent who died during Trump trip returning to US

The body of a Secret Service agent who passed away in Scotland during President Donald Trump's trip to Europe was being returned to the United States on Wednesday
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Houston hospital's heart transplant program losing Medicare

A Houston hospital that in June suspended heart transplants for two weeks amid scrutiny over patient deaths will lose Medicare funding next month
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Elon Musk apologizes for comments about cave rescue diver

Elon Musk has apologized for calling a British diver involved in the Thailand cave rescue a pedophile
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California Editorial Rdp

California Editorial Rdp
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Louisiana reports first 6 West Nile infections of 2018

Louisiana's health department is reporting that six people in the state have been infected with the mosquito-borne West Nile Virus
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Wisconsin governor downplays interaction with Russian

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he only met a woman accused of being a Russian operative once when they had their picture taken together at a National Rifle Association convention in 2015
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Sioux City detox center details being finalized

Advocates for the homeless in Sioux City will likely seek government funding as they push for the establishment of a detoxification center to help those who suffer from drug and alcohol addiction
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Wildfire grows, but trails, campgrounds at Yosemite are open

A deadly forest fire continues to spread in the Sierra Nevada west of Yosemite National Park
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Chicago diver who died in search had rare heart condition

A Chicago Fire Department diver who died while searching for a boater who fell overboard in the Chicago River had a rare heart condition that led to his death
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Arkansas OKs rules for doctors prescribing opioids

An Arkansas panel has given final approval for regulations requiring extra steps for doctors who prescribe high doses of opioid pain medication
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Man dies after utility vehicle collides with semitrailer

Authorities say a man driving a utility vehicle died after it collided with a semitrailer in south-central Nebraska
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Black teens terrified by Minneapolis Park Police with guns

Some black teenagers say they feared for their lives when they were confronted by Minneapolis Park Police officers who were responding to a bogus 911 report that they were armed
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Judge's daughter at heart of police scandal gets probation

The judge's daughter at the center of a report-altering scandal that led to the resignation of the two highest ranking officers with the Massachusetts State Police has been placed on probation
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S. Carolina home where 2 officers killed in 2003 torn down

A bulldozer has started tearing down a home in South Carolina where two police officers were killed nearly 15 years ago
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Philadelphia's tax on soda upheld by state Supreme Court

Pennsylvania's highest court is upholding Philadelphia's tax on sweetened drinks, rejecting a challenge to the soda tax by merchants and the beverage industry
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Heavy rainfalls in southwest Colorado leading to mudslides

Colorado transportation officials say heavy rainfalls have pushed rocks, mud and other debris on to roadways and train tracks
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California's iconic Highway 1 near Big Sur ready to reopen

California transportation officials say an iconic stretch of Highway 1 in the scenic Big Sur coastal region that was blocked last year by a massive landslide is ready to reopen to traffic
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Woman gets 5 to 15 years in slaying after bar argument

A woman has been sentenced to five to 15 years in prison in the stabbing death of a stranger after an argument in a Pittsburgh bar last year
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Ohio executes killer who stabbed man he met in bar in 1985

Ohio has put to death a killer for stabbing a man he met in a bar in 1985
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About 7,000 apply for Wyoming 22 grizzly hunting tags

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has received about 7,000 applications for the state's first grizzly bear hunting season in 44 years
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The Latest: Wildfire expands in north-central Oregon

A wildfire burning east of The Dalles in north-central Oregon expanded overnight, and the governor has invoked the Emergency Conflagration Act in response
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Missouri lawmaker unblocks on Twitter the man who sued her

A Missouri state representative has unblocked a critic from her Twitter account after he sued in a case reminiscent of a recent ruling against President Donald Trump
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Black teens detained after bogus 911 call decry police

Some black teenagers say they feared for their lives when they were confronted by Minneapolis Park Police officers who were responding to a bogus 911 report that they were armed
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Romania's top court OKs residency rights for same-sex couple

Romania's top court OKs residency rights for same-sex Romanian-American couple
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Michigan high court hears challenge to redistricting measure

The Michigan Supreme Court has heard arguments in a challenge to a proposed November ballot initiative to change who draws congressional and legislative districts every decade
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Tommy Thompson decries Club for Growth spending on race

Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson is condemning the entrance of the national Club for Growth in this year's Republican U.S. Senate primary
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Lawyer attacks allegations against Indiana attorney general

A lawyer for Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill says calls for his resignation over allegations that he drunkenly groped four women are "pure hysteria" based on a flawed initial investigation
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Schumer: Measures needed to reduce toddler drownings in US

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says a new report shows the number of drownings involving toddlers in the U.S. has increased in recent years, with young boys dying at twice the rate as girls; he's calling for a special outreach program.
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Topeka crews fight 8 intentionally set fires in 1 night

Topeka authorities are looking for three juveniles after firefighters fought eight intentionally set fires overnight
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Walker trying to win federal aid for island power outage

Gov. Scott Walker says his administration is trying to secure federal aid to help replace a damaged underwater electrical cable that powers Washington Island
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Judge rules Michigan cafe owner won't be deported

A Michigan restaurant owner from Turkey who has been facing deportation for more than a decade will now be allowed to stay in the U.S.
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Investigation leads to closure of 6 Virginia fox pens

The Virginia attorney general's office says a two-year investigation has led to the closure of six fox pens, enclosures in which wild foxes are contained to be chased by hunting dogs
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Reward boosted in Malibu Creek State Park killing

A reward for information that solves the fatal shooting of a camper in Southern California's Malibu Creek State Park has grown to $15,000
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Correction: Right to Work-Campaign Spending-Missouri story

Correction: Right to Work-Campaign Spending-Missouri story
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North Carolina woman denied license plate to honor wife

A woman says her request for a specialty license plate to honor her wife has been denied by the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles
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Police remove machete-wielding man from Houston home roof

Houston residents called police about an attempted burglary after hearing noises from the roof of their home and spotting a man there carrying a machete
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Behind Erie's falling violent crime, signs of success

For Unified Erie, the anti-crime initiative built on data, numbers have always been important _ and at this point, the numbers are looking extremely good
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Omaha-based voting machine company denies Russian hacking

An Omaha company says Russian hackers didn't breach its election machines or software in 2016
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Homes declared historic landmarks in Miami neighborhood

Nearly four dozen homes in a historically black neighborhood have been declared historic landmarks by Miami's preservation board
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CMP customers join class action suit over billing claims

Over 200 Maine power customers have joined a class-action lawsuit saying they were overbilled by the state's largest utility
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Candidate for governor declines to comment on Trump

A candidate for governor of Rhode Island who served as President Donald Trump's state campaign chairman is refusing to wade into the latest controversy involving the president
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3 gunmen, getaway driver sentenced in Georgia home invasion

Prosecutors say four people have been sentenced to a combined 63 years in prison for their roles in a Georgia home invasion
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Man charged with murder in woman's 2013 strangulation death

Authorities have made an arrest in an attack at a New Jersey apartment five years ago that left one woman dead and another seriously injured
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Ohio executes killer who strangled man he met in bar in 1985

Ohio has put to death a killer sentenced to die for stabbing and strangling a man he met in a bar in 1985
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Alaska spaceport shortlisted for Rocket Lab launch site

A California-based rocket company has shortlisted the Kodiak spaceport as a possible permanent home for its launches
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Court overturns then-11-year-old boy's conviction in slaying

Pennsylvania's highest court is overturning the conviction of a then-11-year-old boy in the 2009 shotgun slaying of his father's pregnant fiancée, saying prosecutors didn't provide enough evidence to support it
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Man pleads not guilty to killing his older brother

An upstate New York man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he stabbed his older brother to death
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Utah woman faked sexual assault by door-to-door salesman

A northern Utah woman has admitted she made up a story about being sexually assaulted by a door-to-door salesman
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Idaho officials approve auctions for remaining cottage sites

Idaho officials have approved auctioning 128 residential lake lots in northern Idaho and west-central Idaho over the next six years as the state aims to wrap up efforts to get out of the residential-leasing business
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The Latest: US Rep. Garret Graves has Democratic challenger

A Democrat running for one of Louisiana's six U.S. House seats says he is the state's first openly gay congressional candidate
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4th victim found in Florida Everglades plane crash

Authorities say a fourth victim has been found following a collision involving two small planes over the Florida Everglades.
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The Latest: Ohio executes killer of man met in bar in 1985

Ohio has put to death a killer sentenced to die for stabbing and strangling a man he met in a bar in 1985
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Lewiston police step up patrols to address park violence

Lewiston police are increasing patrols downtown in the wake of a park brawl that led to one man's death and other recent violent events
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Pennsylvania Supreme Court upholds Philadelphia's soda tax, rejecting challenge by beverage industry, merchants

Pennsylvania Supreme Court upholds Philadelphia's soda tax, rejecting challenge by beverage industry, merchants
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UNLV starts construction on research and technology park

Construction has kicked off on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas's new research and technology park
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2nd lawsuit alleges Ohio State ignored doctor's sexual abuse

A fifth former wrestler suing Ohio State University alleges it ignored concerns about sexual abuse by a now-dead team doctor throughout the two decades he worked there
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Ohio executes killer who strangled and stabbed man he met in bar in 1985

Ohio executes killer who strangled and stabbed man he met in bar in 1985
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Poison parsnip causes severe burns, blisters on woman's legs

An invasive species of plant in Vermont left an Essex woman with severe burns and blisters
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Pennsylvania court overturns boy's conviction in 2009 murder

Pennsylvania's highest court is overturning the conviction of a then-11-year-old boy in the 2009 shotgun slaying of his father's pregnant fiancée, saying prosecutors didn't provide enough evidence to support it
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Hy-Vee recalls spring pasta salad tied to salmonella cases

Midwest grocery store chain Hy-Vee Inc. has recalled its store-brand spring pasta salad after 20 people got salmonella in Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa
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Officials weigh 3rd murder charge against Texas parolee

A Houston-area parolee charged in the deaths of two people is being held without bond as authorities decide whether to also charge him in the death of a third
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Deputy arrested on suspicion of sending threatening texts

Authorities have arrested a central Kansas sheriff's deputy who is accused of sending threatening text message while he was on duty
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FBI: 2 sought in armed robbery of casino in Payson area

The FBI says two armed men robbed a Payson-area casino while threatening employees and firing shots
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Deadly mushroom found growing in Aurora lawn

A rare and deadly mushroom was found growing in an Aurora lawn over the weekend. Amateur mushroom forager Lazarus Bell spotted the mushroom while walking around his neighborhood. He says he turned it over to the Colorado Mycological Society.
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Walker downplays interaction with accused Russian operative

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he only met a woman accused of being a Russian operative once when they had their picture taken together at a National Rifle Association convention in 2015
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Corsica man accused of stealing from grandmother

A South Dakota man is accused of spending more than $17,000 that belonged to his grandmother
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Treasurer calls for more religious pension plan transparency

Rhode Island's treasurer says the state badly needs new legislation that would require transparency in pension plans managed by religious organizations
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Wyoming governor testifies on draft ESA bill

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has testified in Washington D.C. on a draft bill that would overhaul the nation's Endangered Species Act
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Oil, brine spill at Bottineau County well contained on-site

North Dakota's Oil and Gas Division is monitoring cleanup of a spill at an oil well site in Bottineau County
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District wants more funds for security after school shooting

A suburban Indianapolis school district where a 13-year-old girl and a teacher were shot is asking voters to approve more money to improve security
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Tennessee judge denies mental illness claim in work shooting

A Tennessee judge has rejected a claim that a man charged in a workplace shooting could not appreciate his actions because he has mental illness
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Man charged in girlfriend's death dies in ATV crash

A La Crosse County man charged in a snowmobile crash that killed his girlfriend has died in an all-terrain vehicle crash in northern Wisconsin
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Police: Woman faked terminal illness for extended stay

Police arrest New Jersey woman who they say faked having a terminal illness and convinced a family to take care of her for more than a month
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Evacuation notices downgraded for Spokane Valley wildfire

Authorities say a small fire that prompted evacuation notices for 700 homes near Spokane Valley began in a building and then spread to grass and trees
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Facing lawsuits, Navient says it's an industry scapegoat

A Delaware student loan collection company is facing a string of lawsuits from regulators, but the CEO says Navient is a scapegoat for a credit industry with an image problem
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Man who tried to meet child for sex gets prison time

A Connecticut man who arranged to meet who he thought was a young girl for sex, but was really an undercover police detective, has been sentenced to prison
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2 teenagers arrested on murder warrants after police chase

Police say two 18-year-old men wanted in connection with the shooting death of a woman have been arrested following a short police chase
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Suspect arrested in SWAT standoff in suburban Salt Lake City

A 26-year-old Utah man has been arrested following a standoff with a SWAT team at an apartment complex in suburban Salt Lake City
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