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Police search for missing child of man who jumped off bridge
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) -- Rescue crews are searching the Connecticut River for a 7-month-old boy who may have been with his father when the man jumped from a Connecticut bridge....
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Treasures from sunken Spanish galleon set for auction
NEW YORK (AP) -- A solid gold chain and an intricate gold-and-enamel spoon are among items pulled from the wreckage of a 400-year-old Spanish galleon that will be auctioned off next month....
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10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
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South Carolina lawmakers return for Confederate flag debate
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- While it appears there is broad support in the South Carolina Legislature to bring down the Confederate flag, the depth of that support will get its first test this week as lawmakers return to Columbia to come up with a specific plan....
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Defense testimony resumes in federal cyberstalking trial
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) -- Defense attorneys are continuing to call witnesses in the federal conspiracy and cyberstalking trial of the widow and children of a man who killed his ex-daughter-in-law at a Delaware courthouse....
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Interview: Suspect in SF pier attack admits he shot woman
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A man arrested in the seemingly random fatal shooting of a woman at a San Francisco pier admitted in a jailhouse interview that he shot her, but said it was an accident....
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Arraignment Monday in killing of New Orleans police officer
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A man accused of killing a New Orleans policeman was scheduled for a Monday arraignment in the city's Criminal District Court....
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Las Vegas completing last straw to draw Lake Mead water
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- It took $817 million, two starts, more than six years and one worker's life to drill a so-called "Third Straw" to make sure glittery casinos and sprawling suburbs of Las Vegas can keep getting drinking water from near the bottom of drought-stricken Lake Mead....
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Owner of 'Tetris' rights takes Hawaii home, ranch off grid
HONOLULU (AP) -- High above the bustling city of Honolulu, in a quiet, exclusive hillside neighborhood where some of the island's wealthiest residents live, there is an extravagant home that's not quite like the others....
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Sheriff: 4 dead inside SC home; no search for suspect
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) -- Authorities say four people have been found dead in a South Carolina home....
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Burt Shavitz, the Burt behind Burt's Bees, dies at 80
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- The reclusive beekeeper who co-founded Burt's Bees, and whose face and wild beard appeared on labels for the natural cosmetics, died on Sunday. Burt Shavitz was 80....
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Deteriorating nails blamed for North Carolina deck collapse
EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) -- Nails deteriorated by years of exposure to the sand, salt and moisture from the ocean gave way, causing a deck collapse that hurt 24 people as they posed for a picture at a North Carolina beachfront home, authorities said....
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Infant found on the side of the road in Maryland
PASADENA, Md. (AP) -- A baby was left on the side of the road Sunday and her mother has been charged with child neglect, officials said....
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Illegal fireworks hurts 5 at party, suspected in some fires
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Illegal fireworks were believed to have ignited fires that threatened homes and destroyed property in several locations, as well as caused an explosion at a block party that sent at least five people to the hospital, authorities across California said Sunday as they assessed damages and injuries from the July Fourth celebration....
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To rename or not? Institutions reconsider honors for racists
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The massacre at a predominantly black South Carolina church has institutions from Alaska to Connecticut evaluating whether they should continue enshrining the names of historical figures linked to slavery and the Confederacy....
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