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Report: At least 14 Alaska cities have officers…

The Anchorage Daily News and ProPublica report that at least 14 cities in Alaska have employed police officers whose criminal records should have prevented them from being hired under state law

GOP group removes post calling congresswomen…

An Illinois Republican group has apologized and removed from its Facebook page a post that showed images of four Democratic women members of Congress and referred to them as the "Jihad Squad."

Could coastal mansions become eligible for…

A proposed overhaul of federal protection zones along the East Coast would make hundreds of waterfront homes newly eligible for taxpayer-funded disaster aid

Abe's coalition still short of votes to change…

Abe's ruling coalition secured a majority in Japan's upper house of parliament but not the super-majority needed to propose constitutional revisions

Authorities: 8 hurt by lightning at Florida Gulf Coast beach

Authorities say a lightning strike at a Gulf Coast beach in Florida has left eight people injured, one of them critically

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Today in History - Monday, July 22 2019

Utility says most of a Hawaiian island is without power

A utility company that serves about 33,000 customers on the island of Kauai reports that power is out on most of the island

Cops Go Undercover in Georgia

Drivers in Cobb County, Georgia got a little surprise this week when construction workers turned out to be undercover cops, CBS News reports. The helmet-wearing officers aimed to stop drivers from using smartphones behind the wheel, and wrote 170 tickets at one crossing alone in only a few hours, mostly...

'Endgame' Beats 'Avatar' As Highest Grossing Film…

In its 13th weekend out, "Avengers: Endgame" brought in a record smashing $2.7902 billion globally.

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Coroner: 2 workers who died in grain silo…

A coroner says two men who died after they were trapped in a silo filled with grain in Ohio suffocated

Dem Lied, Said She Was ER Doc in Pulse Shooting

C. Elizabeth McCarthy wanted to win a Florida House seat, and she was willing to tell voters a whopper to do so. As the Orlando Sentinel reports, McCarthy said at various campaign events for House District 28 that she was a medical doctor working the Orlando Regional Medical Center ER...

America's got scallops: Catch is up, consumers…

America's harvest of scallops is increasing to near-record levels at a time when the shellfish are in high demand

Amid protests, Duterte to address Congress led by…

Duterte is to address a joint session of the Philippine Congress where his allies have greater control to press for his priorities like reinstating the death penalty and amending the pro-democracy constitution

Indiana police identify body of Detroit woman found in 1999

Authorities have identified a Michigan woman found dead nearly 20 years ago in a northeastern Indiana field

Nadler: Mueller hearing to air evidence of Trump…

The House Judiciary Committee chairman says this week's hearing with special counsel Robert Mueller will highlight findings of wrongdoing by President Donald Trump that he says could warrant impeachment

Former Associated Press technician Ed Smith dies at 71

Charles Edwin "Ed" Smith, who worked as a technician for The Associated Press over a 40-year career that included major sports and political events, has died at age 71.

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The Latest: Power restored to most of utility's customers

A utility company says it has restored power to a majority of its customers on Kauai

Florida seeks 2 juveniles who escaped detention center

Two juveniles remained at large after authorities say they attacked staff members to escape a Florida detention center

Vatican Places Sanctions On Retired W. Va Bishop…

​The sanctions were ordered by Pope Francis and prohibit the Bishop from residing in his former diocese and taking part in public ministry.