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The Hawaii Department of Health is fining the U.S. Navy $8.8 million for repeatedly discharging untreated or partially treated sewage into state waters from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The department said Tuesday it recorded 766 counts of the Navy discharging pollutants in excess of limi… More >>

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A 42-year-old convicted bombmaker serving life in prison for a deadly 2007 explosion outside a Las Vegas Strip resort has escaped from a Nevada state prison. Officials at Southern Desert Correctional Center near Las Vegas realized during a Tuesday morning headcount that Porfirio Duarte-Herre… More >>

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Authorities say a 14-year-old youth was killed and four other students were wounded in a shooting near a northwest Philadelphia high school athletic field after a football scrimmage. Police said players were walking off the field behind Roxborough High School after a scrimmage involving thre… More >>

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed more than a dozen laws aiming to make California an abortion sanctuary state. Several of the new laws would clash with restrictions in other states. They would block some out-of-state subpoenas and empower California's insurance commissioner to penaliz… More >>

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A 19-year-old woman has been sentenced to life in prison with no parole for decades in the fatal shooting of an off-duty Cleveland police officer during a carjacking. Tamara McLoyd's sentence handed down Tuesday included convictions on separate armed robbery charges in the week's prior to th… More >>

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An Arkansas state senator has been suspended after an ethics panel ruled that he had filed a frivolous complaint against a fellow lawmaker. The majority GOP Senate on Tuesday voted 26-4 to suspend Republican Sen. Alan Clark after upholding its ethics committee's finding that Clark violated S… More >>

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An Iowa man who admitted to taking part in the assault of a police officer as part of his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol was sentenced to seven years in prison Tuesday after the judge called him one of the most serious offenders on that day. Judge Amy Berman Jackson cal… More >>

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A landslide triggered by record rainfall significantly damaged three homes, prompted the evacuation of about a dozen residents and caused power outages in downtown Juneau, Alaska’s capital city. Crews delayed cleaning debris on Gastineau Avenue Tuesday while geological teams assessed when pe… More >>

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A former congressman from Philadelphia who went to prison in the Abscam scandal in the 1970s was sent back to prison Tuesday at age 79 in a ballot stuffing case. Former Democratic U.S. Rep. Michael J. “Ozzie” Myers was sentenced to 2-1/2 years in prison by a judge who questioned whether he h… More >>

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A woman who said she was left to give birth to her baby alone on the dirty floor of her jail cell in Maryland last year is suing, alleging that jail nurses ignored her screams and pleas for helps for six hours. Jazmin Valentine filed the lawsuit Tuesday against authorities in Washington Coun… More >>

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A Missouri judge on Tuesday allowed a Christian boarding school to remain open for now, scheduling two days of hearings in October to determine its fate after multiple current and former students alleged widespread abuse. Cedar County Associate Circuit Judge Thomas Pyle’s ruling came a day a… More >>

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The fugitive in a Southern California slaying was killed in a shootout with law enforcement in the high desert after he allegedly fled with his 15-year-old daughter. Authorities say 45-year-old Anthony John Graziano was pronounced dead at the scene in Hesperia. His female passenger was also … More >>

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Whether conservative South Carolina changes its abortion laws in the wake of this year’s U.S. Supreme Court decision is about to be decided by divided conservatives in the state House. Members on Tuesday either accept a Senate-passed bill that tweaks the state's six-week ban. That ban isn't … More >>

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A Kansas prosecutor has indicated that he intends to try a woman for the third time in the killings of her ex-husband and his girlfriend two decades ago. The Shawnee County District Attorney's office filed notice last week saying prosecutors intend to retry Dana Chandler after her second tri… More >>

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A court hearing for a Tennessee man charged with murder in a series of shootings in Memphis has been postponed after three state witnesses did not show up for the proceedings. Shelby County General Sessions Judge Karen Massey issued an order Tuesday to have the three people arrested after th… More >>

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Lawyers for a Black man who was paralyzed in June when a police van braked suddenly has filed a $100 million lawsuit against the city of New Haven, Connecticut. Randy Cox was being driven to a police station on a weapons charge when the driver braked and caused Cox to fly headfirst into the … More >>

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A decade after Superstorm Sandy pummeled New York and New Jersey in one of the costliest storms in U.S. history, the federal government is proposing a $52 billion plan to build movable barriers and gates across bays, rivers and other waterways in the two states hardest hit by the storm. The … More >>

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A dolphin habitat at a hotel on the Las Vegas Strip has been temporarily closed after the third mammal death at the attraction in five months. Officials at the Mirage Secret Garden and Habitat said an 11-year-old bottlenose dolphin named K2 died Saturday. The cause of death remains unclear, … More >>

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A New Orleans social services nonprofit long known as the Kingsley House has ditched the name of a Victorian clergyman found to have held profoundly racist views. It was named in 1896 for both social reformer Charles Kingsley and the founder’s son Kingsley Warner, who died as a toddler. Now … More >>

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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has signed an executive order banning guns and deadly weapons from the city’s indoor and outdoor recreation spaces including parks, basketball courts and pools. It's the latest attempt by Philadelphia officials to regulate guns inside city limits, something made… More >>

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A federal appeals court has asked a Washington D.C. appeals court to help it decide whether the United States should be substituted for former President Donald Trump as the defendant in a defamation lawsuit brought by a woman who says he raped her. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Ma… More >>

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A prototype, all-electric airplane took its first flight Tuesday morning in central Washington state. The Seattle Times reports that if the Federal Aviation Administration eventually certifies the small airplane to carry passengers, it could become the first all-electric commercial airplane.… More >>

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Prosecutors in the penalty trial of Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz told his jury about his use of racist language and symbols while on the internet. They also told the jury Tuesday during their rebuttal case about his use of misogynistic language and his search for child porn. They say … More >>

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Video released by the Connecticut state police shows a trooper responding to a domestic violence report last month used her stun gun on a man continuously for over a minute. The man died four days later. Ryan Marzi's obituary says he died in his sleep on Aug. 28. That was four days after the… More >>

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Court documents say Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton ran out of his house and jumped into a truck driven by his wife, a state senator, to avoid being served a subpoena in an abortion access case. A process server wrote in an affidavit that on Monday he was attempting to deliver the subpoena… More >>

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Student activists are walking out of class across Virginia to protest Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s proposed changes to the state’s guidance on district policies for transgender students. Beginning Tuesday morning, students gathered for protests against the model policies unveiled earlier… More >>

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Ian Hockley testified Tuesday that he was ridiculed online as a “party boy” and an actor after posting a video of the memorial service for his 6-year-old son, who was killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre. Hockley is the latest family member of the 26 victims of the shooting to testi… More >>

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A libertarian group in California filed a legal challenge to President Joe Biden’s plan for student debt cancellation on Tuesday, calling it an illegal overreach that would increase state tax burdens for some Americans who get their debt forgiven. The lawsuit was filed by the Pacific Legal F… More >>

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A federally funded study has found a possible link between aluminum in some childhood vaccines and persistent asthma, but experts say the study has several shortcomings. The study spotlights a possible connection between aluminum and asthma, but it does not claim the ingredient causes the br… More >>

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A Delaware judge is hearing arguments over the exchange of information by lawyers in Twitter's lawsuit seeking to force billionaire Elon Musk to carry through with his $44 billion acquisition of the social media giant. Tuesday’s hearing comes three weeks before a scheduled trial in the dispu… More >>

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Years before he became Mississippi governor, Tate Reeves served as the state's treasurer and had a hand in delaying funds for water system repairs in the capital city of Jackson. He also claimed to have blocked funds. The Republican was part of the state Bond Commission, which in 2010 delaye… More >>

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Leaders of College Park Baptist Church in Greensboro, North Carolina, thought it was odd when the Southern Baptist Convention recently sent queries about the congregation's LGBTQ-affirming ministry. The church itself had voted to leave the conservative denomination 23 years ago. But it was s… More >>

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The Ohio Supreme Court has set a 2026 execution date for a man convicted of killing a couple whose house and dog he was caring for while they were on vacation. Death row inmate George Brinkman was convicted of the 2017 deaths of Rogell and Roberta John and sentenced to death by a three-judge… More >>

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Walmart is teaming up with a fertility startup to offer benefits under its insurance plan that will help its workers expand their families. The nation’s largest retailer and private employer said Tuesday it’s partnering with New York-based Kindbody to offer benefits such as in vitro fertiliz… More >>

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Biogen has agreed to pay $900 million to resolve allegations that it violated federal law by paying kickbacks to doctors in the form of speakers and consulting fees to persuade them to prescribe its multiple sclerosis drugs. Federal prosecutors in Boston say the agreement announced Monday se… More >>

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Michigan State Police say an undercover trooper was shot and critically wounded early Tuesday as he and other members of a narcotics unit were conducting surveillance in Detroit. State police say the trooper was struck by gunfire around 1:30 a.m. on Detroit’s west side as he and other member… More >>

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Civil rights lawyers and Democratic senators are pushing for legislation that would limit U.S. law enforcement agencies’ ability to buy cellphone tracking tools to follow people’s whereabouts, including back years in time, and sometimes without a search warrant. Concerns about police use of … More >>

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The mother of a woman with cerebral palsy and intellectual disabilities is suing the Philadelphia care home where her daughter lived for 40 years. Cheryl Yewdall died five days after she was found face down with a large paper towel or disinfecting wipe in her windpipe. No one has been charge… More >>

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There's a little-known practice in the U.S. known as “gooning.” Brawny men show up under the cover of darkness and force a teenager into a vehicle, taking them against their will to a boarding school, foster home or treatment center. The process is typically initiated by parents at their wit… More >>

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The San Antonio Spurs are planning a trip to Uvalde, Texas next month. The Golden State Warriors and Washington Wizards are going to Japan. The Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks are going to Abu Dhabi. The next three weeks around the NBA will be busy with training camps now opening and 70 pr… More >>

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Experts say the U.S. Supreme Court’s June ruling overturning Roe v. Wade appears to be sending more teens to their doctors in search of birth control, including long-acting reversible forms like intrauterine devices and implants. Waits for appointments are growing in some areas, Planned Pare… More >>

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CeeDee Lamb made a one-handed touchdown catch with 8:30 to play to cap a go-ahead drive, and the Dallas Cowboys beat the New York Giants 23-16 Monday night. Ezekiel Elliott scored on a 1-yard run to ignite a comeback from a seven-point deficit and Brett Maher kicked three field goals as Cowb… More >>

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Three decades ago, finding opportunities to learn the Cantonese language in San Francisco wasn’t hard. But today in the city that’s drawn Cantonese speakers from South China for over 150 years, there is fear that political and social upheaval are gradually diminishing the language. The Chine… More >>

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Police in Southern California say a woman was shot to death in a domestic violence incident, and the suspect is on the run with his 15-year-old daughter. Police say officers responded around 7:30 a.m. Monday to reports of shots fired, and found the victim with multiple gunshot wounds at a ho… More >>

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A conservative think tank says a massive expansion of Arizona’s private school voucher system will likely go into effect, after public school advocates failed to gather enough signatures to block the law. The Phoenix-based Goldwater Institute on Monday cited petition sheets made available by… More >>

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The U.S. Coast Guard says a ship on routine patrol in the Bering Sea came across a guided missile cruiser from China. But it turns out the cruiser wasn't alone when it was spotted about 86 miles north of Alaska's Kiska Island. The U.S. patrol ship, known as a cutter, found two other Chinese … More >>

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It’s been over a century since a major storm like Hurricane Ian has struck the Tampa Bay area, which blossomed from a few hundred thousand people in 1921 to more than 3 million today. Many of these people live in low-lying neighborhoods that are highly susceptible to storm surge and flooding… More >>

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A larger panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has again blocked California’s first-in-the-nation ban on for-profit private prisons and immigration detention facilities. The panel ruled Monday that it is trumped by the federal government. The 2019 state law would have phased out pri… More >>