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July 02, 2018 - 7:40 pm
Mark Hough had barely taken a sip of his Friday afternoon margarita when he heard twigs snapping and leaves rustling in his lush Altadena, California, backyard. At first he brushed it off as the sounds of his neighbor pottering next door, but the noise grew louder. "So I got up, looked over in the...
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Rescuers make their way down at the entrance to a cave complex where 12 boys and their soccer coach went missing, in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, in northern Thailand, Sunday, July 1, 2018. The frantic effort to locate them in the cave for a week picked up pace as a break in the rain eased flooding in the system of caverns and more experts from around the world joined the anxious rescue mission. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
July 02, 2018 - 7:36 pm
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — The Latest on the search for 12 boys and their soccer coach in a cave in northern Thailand (all times local): 11:50 p.m. A leading American cave rescue expert says many challenges are ahead for rescue divers in Thailand who located the 12 boys and their soccer coach who had...
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ADDS THE NAME OF THE WOMAN, LEFT - Carl Hiaasen, center, brother of Rob Hiaasen, one of the journalists killed in the shooting at The Capital Gazette newspaper offices, is consoled by his sisters Barb, left, and Judy during a memorial service, Monday, July 2, 2018, in Owings Mills, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
July 02, 2018 - 7:35 pm
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Days after newspaper editor Rob Hiaasen and four colleagues were shot to death by a gunman in the Capital Gazette's newsroom, an overflow crowd gathered at a Maryland nature center on Monday evening to remember the man they loved in stories, poems, and songs. Hannah Hiaasen...
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ADDS THE NAME OF THE WOMAN, LEFT - Carl Hiaasen, center, brother of Rob Hiaasen, one of the journalists killed in the shooting at The Capital Gazette newspaper offices, is consoled by his sisters Barb, left, and Judy during a memorial service, Monday, July 2, 2018, in Owings Mills, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
July 02, 2018 - 7:34 pm
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Days after newspaper editor Rob Hiaasen and four colleagues were shot to death by a gunman in the Capital Gazette's newsroom, an overflow crowd gathered at a Maryland nature center on Monday evening to remember the man they loved in stories, poems, and songs. Hannah Hiaasen...
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July 02, 2018 - 7:08 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas real estate broker is facing a federal conspiracy charge alleging that he bought and sold homes to launder money for an international narcotics trafficking organization with ties to Mexico, Italy and Hong Kong. U.S. prosecutors say Luis Eduardo Rodriguez was arrested...
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July 02, 2018 - 6:48 pm
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Former Mississippi head football coach Billy Kinard has died at the age of 84. The University of Mississippi said Monday that Kinard died Saturday at his home in Fort Payne, Alabama after an extended illness. Kinard was a defensive back and halfback in the 1950s under Ole Miss...
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In this June 19, 2018 photo, paper straws sit at Duke Moscrip, owner of Duke's Restaurants, bar at his restaurant in Seattle. Businesses that sell food or drinks won’t be allowed to offer the plastic items under a rule that went into effect Sunday, July 1. (Greg Gilbert/The Seattle Times via AP)
July 02, 2018 - 6:46 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Looking for a plastic straw to sip your soda? It's no longer allowed in Seattle bars and restaurants. Neither are plastic utensils in the latest push to reduce waste and prevent marine plastic pollution. Businesses that sell food or drinks won't be allowed to offer the plastic items...
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Family members line Bear Drive to get photos of their swabs as they march out for their swearing-in ceremony during day one of Swab Summer for the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Class of 2022 Monday, July 2, 2018 at the academy in New London, Conn. The seven-week Swab Summer introduces the newest class to military academy life. Day One includes haircut, uniform issue and drills in teamwork and discipline. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)
July 02, 2018 - 6:41 pm
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Military training for the newest class of cadets at the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut has begun on one of the hottest days of the year. Almost 300 students were expected to be sworn in Monday for the start of training. They hail from 48 states and also include...
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July 02, 2018 - 6:33 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A lengthy report into allegations of sexual abuse and related cover-ups within Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic churches remained on hold Monday, as the state's highest court gave those who wanted to keep the grand jury report under wraps three days to weigh in. The state...
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Timmy Kinner appears before 4th District Magistrate Judge Russell Comstock in a video arraignment with public defender Dan Dinger, Monday, July 2, 2108, at the Ada County Courthouse in Boise, Idaho. A 3-year-old Idaho girl who was stabbed at her own birthday party died Monday, two days after Kinner invaded the celebration and attacked nine people with a knife, authorities said. (Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman via AP)
July 02, 2018 - 6:32 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A 3-year-old Idaho girl who was stabbed at her own birthday party died Monday, two days after a man invaded the celebration and attacked nine people with a knife, authorities said. Timmy Kinner is accused of stabbing a group of children and the adults who tried to protect them...
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