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...

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

DOJ Starts Releasing First Of Nearly 3,100…

The Justice Department has been criticized about being slow to put the new criminal justice reform law into practice.

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

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

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Iran Denies That U.S. Destroyed One Of Its Drones

A U.S. defense official said the drone was destroyed using electronic jamming equipment, but Iran said all its drones are accounted for.

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

Southwest planes collide on Nashville airport…

Two Southwest Airlines planes have collided on the tarmac of Nashville International Airport

5 killed in 3-vehicle traffic accident in South…

Authorities say five people have been killed and seven injured in a three-vehicle accident in South Texas near Victoria

Immigration Officials Announce Changes To U.S…

The citizenship test has a 90% pass rate, and it hasn't been revised since 2009.

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

White man denies saying 'Go back where you came…

A white man has admitted to cursing at a black Georgia lawmaker for taking too many items into a supermarket express lane but denies telling her, "go back where you came from."

Artists withdraw from NYC museum show over tear…

Seven artists have asked New York's Whitney Museum to remove their work from its biennial showcase of American art over a museum board member's ties to the sale of law-enforcement supplies including tear gas.

New York City Triathlon Canceled Due To Major…

​Nearly 4,000 athletes were expected to compete in the event, with registrants joining from 45 U.S. states and 33 countries.

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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

Pogopalooza bounces into Pittsburgh for pogo…

Pogopalooza, known as the World Championships of Pogo, is bouncing into Pittsburgh this weekend

American crocodiles thriving outside nuclear plant

American crocodiles, once headed toward extinction, are thriving at an unusual spot -- the canals surrounding a South Florida nuclear plant

June's Record High Temps Are Part Of A Worrisome…

It's too early to know exactly how climate change impacted June's temperatures, but we do know it's increasing the odds of extreme weather.

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.

Virginia lawmakers spar on reported Trump visit…

Virginia lawmakers are sparring after a report President Donald Trump will attend a 400th anniversary celebration of the first meeting of the state's legislative body in Jamestown

Poet dropped for laureate job says criticism of…

The man whose nomination to become New Hampshire's next poet laureate was withdrawn amid growing criticism of a sexually suggestive poem about former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says he doubts people have even read it

Trump Selects Son Of Late Justice Antonin Scalia…

Eugene Scalia has a long history of representing major corporations that fight against unions and stricter labor laws.

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

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Wildlife Workers Have Clever Way to Find Florida…

The headline at Smithsonian magazine is "The Snakes That Ate Florida," and the accompanying story makes clear there isn't much hyperbole going on. The story looks at the explosion of Burmese pythons in the Everglades. These invasive creatures—which likely got their start in the area when owners who bought...

Florida 'pill mills' were 'gas on the fire' of…

Florida's 'pill mills' were a gateway to the nation's opioid crisis, feeding addiction and overdoses in Appalachia and other states

Chicago Police Officers Fired, Accused Of…

On Thursday, the Chicago Police Board voted to fire Sgt. Stephen Franko along with officers Janet Mondragon, Daphne Sebastian and Ricardo Viramontes.