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July 23, 2018 - 10:30 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has pardoned seven people who had faced deportation because of crimes committed years ago. The Democrat announced the pardons on Monday, saying the state must protect its residents as the federal government wages what he calls an un-American assault on...
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A makeshift memorial of flowers, candles and notes grows on the sidewalk outside the Los Feliz Trader Joe's store in Los Angeles, Sunday, July 22, 2018. A day earlier, Trader Joe's employee Melyda Corado was shot and killed at the store by a suspect being chased by police. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
July 23, 2018 - 10:26 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man's feud with his grandmother turned into a bizarre and deadly weekend confrontation that ended with a supermarket worker dead and dozens of people held hostage in a store miles away. Gene Evin Atkins, 28, was booked Sunday on suspicion of murder after an explosion of...
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July 23, 2018 - 10:06 am
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Police in Rochester say a 28-year-old man is set to be arraigned on murder and assault charges for a shooting last month that killed two men and left a woman paralyzed. Officials say 28-year-old Samuel Shaw is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Rochester City Court. Police...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2018, photo a sign advertises the pending sale of a home in San Jose, Calif. Economists expect that sales of previously occupied U.S. homes edged higher in June. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
July 23, 2018 - 10:05 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of existing homes fell 0.6 percent in June, the third straight monthly decline as higher prices and a relative lack of inventory has sidelined many would-be buyers. The National Association of Realtors says homes sold last month at a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 5...
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The thermometer reads 41.0 degrees Celsius (105.8 degrees Fahrenheit) in Kumagaya city, north of Tokyo, Monday, July 23, 2018. Searing hot temperatures are forecast for wide swaths of Japan and South Korea in a long-running heat wave. The temperature in the city north of Tokyo reached 41.1 degrees Celsius (106 degrees Fahrenheit) on Monday, the highest ever recorded in Japan, as a deadly heat wave gripped a wide swath of the country and nearby South Korea. (Daiki Katagiri/Kyodo News via AP)
July 23, 2018 - 10:02 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan recorded its highest temperature ever Monday as a deadly heat wave continued to grip a wide swath of the country and nearby South and North Korea. The mercury hit 41.1 degrees Celsius (106 degrees Fahrenheit) in Kumagaya, a city in Saitama prefecture about 65 kilometers (40 miles...
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FILE - This July 17, 2018, file photo, shows the corporate headquarters of Papa John's pizza located on their campus, in Louisville, Ky. Papa John’s is adopting a shareholder rights plan as it looks to safeguard against its disgraced founder possibly attempting to take control of the pizza chain. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
July 23, 2018 - 9:59 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Papa John's is attempting to ward off its controversial founder from amassing a controlling stake in the company by adopting a "poison-pill" plan. The company is struggling to distance itself from John Schnatter, who resigned as chairman this month after his use of a racial...
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July 23, 2018 - 9:19 am
LYONS, N.Y. (AP) — Police in upstate New York say a man has beaten another man to death with a wooden board during a fight. State troopers say 32-year-old Martin Smallwood has been charged with manslaughter and assault in the death of 42-year-old Camilo Robledo. Troopers say they responded to...
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The black-tie Apollo Celebration Gala is held under a Saturn V rocket at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Saturday, July 21, 2018. The event kicked off a yearlong celebration of the upcoming 50-year anniversary of the first moon landing, and featured a panel discussion by astronauts, an awards ceremony and an auction of space memorabilia. (AP Photo/Alex Sanz)
July 23, 2018 - 9:18 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Former NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin was noticeably absent from a gala kicking off a yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, even though his nonprofit space education foundation is a sponsor and he typically is the star attraction. Aldrin...
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A man looks at an idled duck boat in the parking lot of Ride the Ducks Saturday, July 21, 2018 in Branson, Mo. One of the company's duck boats capsized Thursday night resulting in several deaths on Table Rock Lake. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
July 23, 2018 - 9:18 am
BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled Monday to begin the retrieval of a duck boat that sank while carrying tourists on a southern Missouri lake during powerful winds, killing 17 people. Divers are expected to swim down to the Ride the Ducks boat and connect it to a crane, which...
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A plume of smoke turns large parts of the sky orange, with the ancient Acropolis hill at centre, as a forest fire burns in a mountainous area west of Athens, sending nearby residents fleeing, Monday, July 23, 2018. The fire department said five water-dropping planes and two helicopters were battling the blaze Monday in the Geraneia mountains near the seaside settlement of Kineta between Athens and Corinth, along with 30 firetrucks and 70 firefighters. (AP Photo/Theodora Tongas)
July 23, 2018 - 9:16 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Residents fled their homes Monday as a swift-moving fire blazed through a mountainous pine forest west of Athens and churned out smoke that turned the sky orange over the Greek capital. The fire department said 80 firefighters with 40 vehicles were on the scene near the...
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