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Explosion destroys coffee shop, injures 3 in…

Authorities blame gas leak for explosion that destroyed a coffee shop and injured 3 people in a rural Georgia city

Scientists downgrade alert level for Hawaii…

Slowing activity at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is prompting scientists to lower their alert level for the mountain

How #MeToo Is Changing How Men Cope With Sexual…

In the US, one in six men say they've experienced sexual assault. But experts say that number is actually higher.

UN chief: 1 option to protect Palestinians is a new force

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says options to protect Palestinian civilians under Israeli occupation range from establishing an armed military or police force to deploying civilian observers or beefing up the UN presence on the ground

Judge tells US officials, ACLU to come up with…

Federal judge asks U.S. government, ACLU to come up with plan to address rights of families separated at border to seek asylum

Colorado girls' bodies were submerged in crude…

Court documents filed on behalf of a Colorado man accused of killing his wife and young daughters say the girls' bodies were submerged in crude oil for four days before authorities discovered them

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New Haven, Conn. Is Struggling With A Rash Of K2…

Emergency officials responded to over 100 calls in one week of people needing to go to the hospital.

2 shot during South Florida high school football game

A high school football stadium has been evacuated after gunshots rang out during a practice football game in South Florida

Documents: Suspects in missing teacher's death…

New court documents suggest within weeks of a south Georgia teacher's disappearance, two of her former students told friends at a party they had killed Tara Grinstead and burned her body

Alaska man gets life in prison for Florida…

An Alaska man will spend the rest of his life in prison for the January 2017 Florida airport shooting that left five people dead and six wounded

ESPN Won't Televise The National Anthem Before…

Most networks choose not to air the anthem to save time on their broadcasts.

Witnesses: No reason for Texas police to fire into car

Teenagers who witnessed a police shooting that killed a high school freshman in Texas say there was no reason for the ex-officer to fire into the car carrying the victim and other black teenagers

Stinky 'corpse flower' in full bloom in California

Visitors are flocking to the Huntington Library in Southern California to get a whiff of the so-called corpse flower, known for the rotten stench it releases when it blooms

Nevada water chief rejects big Vegas pipeline…

Nevada's top state water official has dealt a severe blow to long-fought plans for Las Vegas to pump drinking water from arid valleys just west of the Nevada-Utah state line

New Forest Service Plan Aims To Alleviate…

The new plan focuses on collaboration between agencies and cites climate change as a factor in worsening fires.

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Police: Man steals patrol car, school bus in California

Authorities have arrested a man they say stole a California Highway Patrol car, then commandeered a school bus at Sacramento State University, driving off with 10 students inside

Evangelicals confront sex abuse problems in…

Several of America's most prominent evangelical institutions are acknowledging the need for a stronger response to sexual misconduct by church leaders

Judge seeks end to ethics case over death penalty…

An attorney for an Arkansas judge who faces sanctions for participating in a death penalty demonstration the same day he blocked the use of an execution drug says the complaint against the jurist is more about optics than it is ethics

Don't Call It The 'LDS' Or 'Mormon' Church Anymore

New guidance from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says people should use the full name of the church instead of shortened nicknames.

Video shows North Carolina police strike man with baton

North Carolina authorities are investigating video that appears to show an officer hitting a black man who's already on the ground with a baton

Will other states follow Pennsylvania on church…

State prosecutors are mostly silent about any plan to conduct an investigation like Pennsylvania's that uncovered child sexual abuse in six Roman Catholic dioceses, although New York's attorney general is exploring teaming up with local district attorneys

Professor says emails were 'gay-coded,' not sex…

A prominent New York University professor who's being sued by a former student who accuses her of sexual harassment says that her relationship with him was not sexual and that affectionate emails they exchanged were just "gay-coded" correspondence

Yes, Taxes Help Pay For LeBron James' School, But…

A website claims LeBron James' "I promise" school will cost taxpayers millions of dollars every year. It's not a new cost.

Still using assumed name, man gets 20 years in drug case

A man whose true name remains a mystery has been sentenced to 20 years in prison by a suburban New Orleans judge for possessing roughly $600,000 worth of cocaine

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Lawsuit: Surgeon Removed Woman's Kidney by Mistake

Dena Knapp went to Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D., to have an adrenal gland and associated mass removed. Instead, according to a lawsuit, Dr. Scott Baker removed her healthy right kidney, USA Today reports. The suit claims that Baker was told by the hospital pathology department after...

Trump to Move 'Very Quickly' on Another Security…

Justice Department official Bruce Ohr—who President Trump says aided his political enemies during the campaign—may be the next person to have his security clearance revoked. "I think that Bruce Ohr is a disgrace, with his wife, Nellie," Trump told reporters Friday, saying that he plans to yank Ohr's...

Trump Cancels Previously Delayed Military Parade…

The Bastille Day-inspired parade was estimated to cost $92 million.