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  • Tent collapse kills one, injures 15 at festival outside Chicago

    Fifteen people were taken to hospital around 2.40 p.m., after the collapse at the city's annual Prairie Fest, the Wood Dale Police Department said. City resident Steven Nincic, 35, was killed in the incident, which is being investigated, police said. "Everybody started screaming, and we saw…

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  • Manhunt under way for killer of Memphis police officer

    A manhunt was under way on Sunday in Tennessee for a parolee suspected of fatally shooting a Memphis police officer who apparently interrupted a drug transaction when he stopped to investigate an illegally parked car, police said. The slain policeman, Sean Bolton, 33, was confronted by the gunman…

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  • Nine-year-old Kansas batboy critically injured by blow to head

    A 9-year-old batboy for a Kansas baseball team was in critical condition on Sunday after being accidentally struck in the head by a player taking practice swings while waiting for his turn at the plate, a hospital official said. Kaiser Carlisle was knocked unconscious by a blow to the back of his…

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  • Oil spills when boat strikes pier in New Jersey

    The spill occurred near the International-Matex Tank Terminal at Bayonne, New Jersey in Upper New York Harbor when the boat hit a fuel terminal pier at about 10 p.m. on Saturday, the Coast Guard said in news release. Less than 1,000 gallons is believed to have spilled from the collision, Coast…

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  • Bomb blasts outside two New Mexico churches disrupt Sunday services

    The first explosion blew up a mailbox near an administrative entrance to the Calvary Baptist Church as several worshipers gathered inside for Sunday morning prayers, and a second blast went off 20 minutes later in a trash can near the main entrance to Holy Cross Catholic Church, where services had…

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  • Northern California wildfire grows, closes two highways

    A raging wildfire along northern California’s inland coastal range has now burned about 47,000 acres (18,615 hectares) and forced the closure of two highways, officials said on Sunday, while a blaze near the Oregon border also expanded a day after it killed a firefighter. The Rocky Fire in Lake…

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  • Pittsburgh doctor linked to second Zimbabwe lion hunt probe

    Zimbabwe has linked a Pennsylvania doctor to an investigation into illegal lion hunting, naming him on Sunday as a client of a safari operator accused of breaching regulations, a week after an American dentist was accused of illegally killing the country's most famous lion, Cecil. Dr. Jan Seski,…

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  • Trump says won't be 'throwing punches' in U.S. Republican debate

    Donald Trump, the man to beat in this week's first televised Republican presidential debate, said on Sunday he does not plan to attack his rivals and downplayed expectations for his performance, saying "I'm not a debater." The combative real estate mogul will take center stage at Thursday's debate…

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  • Drug needle exchanges gain ground after Indiana HIV outbreak

    Since Indiana opened its first state-run needle exchange last spring, Tara Burton, 25, has made weekly visits to turn over needles she used to shoot Opana, a prescription painkiller, up her track-marked arm. The one-story clinic in rural Scott County, Indiana, marks a sea change in states where…

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  • Thirteen hurt in shooting outside New York City house party

    Nine people were struck by gunfire and four others suffered cuts and scrapes in the early morning shooting, according to the New York Police Department. All of the gunshot victims, which included both men and women ranging in age from 19 to 38-years-old, were transported to local hospitals and are…

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  • Memphis police officer shot, killed

    A police officer in Memphis, Tennessee, was shot and killed during a traffic stop on Saturday night, officials said. Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong told reporters that around 9:15 p.m. local time a citizen used the downed officer's radio to report he had been shot multiple times. "This…

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  • California wildfires expand after death of firefighter

    By Alex Dobuzinskis SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Firefighters rushed to contain a pair of fast-moving wildfires in Northern California on Saturday as they mourned the death of a U.S. Forest Service firefighter killed this week in the battle against one of the blazes, officials said. Experts have…

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  • Texas attorney general indicted by grand jury on fraud charges: reports

    The attorney general of Texas has been indicted on securities fraud and other charges over an alleged scheme to mislead investors in a technology company, the New York Times and other media reported on Saturday.The three-count indictment against Ken Paxton, a Republican, will be unsealed in Dallas…

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  • Verizon workers in U.S. East could strike on Sunday, union says

    The largest U.S. wireless service provider has been locked in negotiations centering on healthcare costs and other issues, ahead of Saturday's expiry of contracts covering almost 40,000 wireline service workers in nine eastern states and Washington, D.C. Candice Johnson, a spokeswoman for the…

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  • Verizon workers in U.S. East could strike on Sunday: media

    The largest U.S. wireless service provider said on Friday there was little progress in negotiations ahead of Saturday's expiry of contracts covering almost 40,000 wireline service workers in nine eastern states and Washington, D.C. The negotiations are continuing, Verizon spokesman Richard Young…

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  • Man pleads not guilty in incident outside U.S. Capitol building

    A Pennsylvania man pleaded not guilty Saturday to charges that he ignored police and slammed his car into a barricade outside the U.S. Capitol building Friday, according to court documents, in the latest security alert at the Washington landmark. Antonio Pierorazio, 51, of Reading, drove his red…

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  • Four dead, 65 sick in New York City Legionnaires' disease outbreak

    By Katie Reilly NEW YORK (Reuters) - A deadly outbreak of Legionnaires' disease, a severe type of pneumonia, has now killed four people and sickened 65 in the Bronx section of New York City since July 10, New York City health officials said on Saturday. This wave of Legionnaires', which officials…

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  • Officials delay reopening of New Mexico nuclear waste site

    The planned March 2016 reopening of an underground nuclear waste dump in New Mexico has been pushed back indefinitely because of unanticipated challenges, U.S. officials said. A radiation leak at the U.S. government's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant that originated in a disposal chamber half a mile (1…

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  • Minneapolis airport terminal area briefly evacuated in bomb scare

    The north end of the Lindbergh terminal was evacuated at about 1:20 p.m. and the roadway shut down while a bomb squad from the Bloomington, Minnesota police department investigated, airport spokeswoman Melissa Scovronski said. "One of our officers decided to swab it and it came back positive for…

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  • March to Washington begins with civil rights rally in Selma

    Organizers of "America's Journey for Justice" want to build momentum behind a renewed national dialogue over race relations prompted by the killing of a number of unarmed black men by police officers over the past year. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People leaders at the…

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