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Jul 21, 2018

Sean Spicer recalls ‘Holocaust centers' debacle: ‘What had I done?'
Sean Spicer served as communications director for the Republican National Committee during Donald Trump's presidential campaign and as Trump's White House press secretary until August 2017. His new book, "The Briefing: Politics, The Press, and The President" (Regnery Publishing), out Tuesday, addresses his bumpy tenure. Here, in adapted excerpts from the book, he reveals his...

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Jul 21, 2018

What Trump told Spicer after 'Holocaust centers' debacle
Sean Spicer served as communications director for the Republican National Committee during Donald Trump's presidential campaign and as Trump's White House press secretary until August 2017. His new book, "The Briefing: Politics, The Press, and The President" (Regnery Publishing), out Tuesday, addresses his bumpy tenure. Here, in adapted excerpts from the book, he reveals his...

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Jul 21, 2018

Concertgoer struck by lightning while on cellphone: cops
A 22-year-old concertgoer was struck in the ear by lightning while talking on her cellphone, according to officials. The lightning struck Brittany Prehn during a powerful storm early Friday near a campground at Country Thunder Music Festival in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, news station WLS-TV reported. "It almost appears she was struck while talking on the...

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Jul 21, 2018

Democratic socialism surging in Trump era
PORTLAND, Maine — Last Friday, Maine Democrat Zak Ringelstein wasn't ready to consider himself a formal member of the Democratic Socialists of America, even if he appreciated the organization's values and endorsement in his bid to become a United States senator. Three days later, he told The Associated Press that was ready to become the...

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Jul 21, 2018

Knifeman charged in Germany bus attack
BERLIN — German prosecutors are charging a 34-year-old man who attacked passengers on a crowded city bus with a knife in the northern town of Luebeck on Friday with attempted murder. Luebeck prosecutors said in a statement Saturday they're also charging the German-Iranian dual citizen with serious bodily harm and arson for trying to set...

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Jul 21, 2018

Parkland survivors' dad fatally shot in robbery
A father of two high school students who survived February's school massacre in Parkland, Fla., was fatally shot this week by a robber, authorities said. On Friday, a 19-year-old man surrendered to police in connection with the death, Miami's FOX 7 reported. Police identifed the suspect as Tyrone Fields Jr. and said he faces one...

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Jul 21, 2018

Trump dubs himself ‘your favorite president' in response to hush money report
Insisting that "your favorite President did nothing wrong," Donald Trump harangued his own former lawyer and excoriated Robert Mueller's investigators in a Saturday morning tweet. "Inconceivable that the government would break into a lawyer's office (early in the morning) - almost unheard of," he posted at 8:10 am. "Even more inconceivable that a lawyer would...

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Jul 21, 2018

CIA official: China waging ‘quiet' cold war against US
ASPEN, Colo. — China is waging a "quiet kind of cold war" against the United States, using all its resources to try to replace America as the leading power in the world, a top CIA expert on Asia said Friday. Beijing doesn't want to go to war, he said, but the current communist government, under...

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Jul 21, 2018

Capital Gazette shooting suspect indicted on 23 charges
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A grand jury has leveled 23 charges against a man accused of killing five people in a mass shooting at a Maryland newspaper office, a prosecutor announced Friday. The grand jury indicted Jarrod Ramos, 38, of Laurel, on five counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen, John...

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Jul 21, 2018

Hamas accepts cease-fire after fiercest fighting since 2014
JERUSALEM — Gaza's militant Hamas rulers said Saturday they had accepted a cease-fire ending a massive Israeli onslaught on militant positions after a soldier was shot dead, once again pulling the sides back from the brink of a full-fledged war. Israel and Hamas have fought three such wars over the past decade and Hamas agreed...

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Jul 21, 2018

George H.W. Bush's former doctor gunned down by cyclist
A heart doctor who treated former President George H.W. Bush was biking to work when he was gunned down by another cyclist on Friday, authorities said. The former president released a statement about Dr. Mark Hausknecht, 65, after he was shot dead near Texas Medical Center in Houston. "Mark was a fantastic cardiologist and a...

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Jul 21, 2018

Man arrested after young grandson shoots 2-year-old cousin
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — A 4-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his 2-year-old cousin Friday at a home in Southern California and deputies arrested the victim's grandfather for allegedly leaving the gun where the kids could find it, authorities said. The girl died at a hospital shortly after the mid-morning shooting in the Muscoy area,...

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Jul 21, 2018

FAA employee charged with having child porn on work laptop
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — An administrative officer with the Federal Aviation Administration has been charged with having child pornography on his work computer. Prosecutors say 57-year-old Scott Pierson of Vernon was arrested Thursday on federal charges of receiving and possessing child pornography. Prosecutors say the Department of Transportation's Office of Inspector General learned in March...

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Jul 20, 2018

Suspected cop-killer found, fatally shot by police
HONOLULU — A man suspected of fatally shooting a Hawaii police officer was killed during a shootout with officers Friday after a three-day search across the Big Island, authorities said. Justin Waiki was killed and an officer was injured during the shootout, Hawaii County Managing Director Wil Okabe told The Associated Press after receiving confirmation...

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Jul 20, 2018

Families of duck boat victims share stories of loss, heroism
The Colemans cherished their annual family vacation. Three generations of the Indianapolis family even posed for a group picture in Branson, Mo., moments before they boarded an amphibious boat and tragedy struck on the stormy waters of ­Table Rock Lake. Nine of the 11 vacationing Colemans were among the 17 killed in the Missouri duck...

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Jul 20, 2018

Ticket mix-up led family of 11 onto doomed duck boat
The Colemans cherished their annual family vacation. Three generations of the Indianapolis family even posed for a group picture in Branson, Mo., moments before they boarded an amphibious boat and tragedy struck on the stormy waters of ­Table Rock Lake. Nine of the 11 vacationing Colemans were among the 17 killed in the Missouri duck...

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Jul 20, 2018

Ticket mix-up led family onto doomed duck boat
The Colemans cherished their annual family vacation. Three generations of the Indianapolis family even posed for a group picture in Branson, Mo., moments before they boarded an amphibious boat and tragedy struck on the stormy waters of ­Table Rock Lake. Nine of the 11 vacationing Colemans were among the 17 killed in the Missouri duck...

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Jul 20, 2018

Couple delivers baby in Chick-fil-A bathroom
One Texas couple was thrilled to welcome their "little nugget" and third daughter into the world on Tuesday night in the bathroom of their local Chick-Fil-A. On the evening of July 17, Robert and Falon Griffin were en route to San Antonio's University Hospital around 10 p.m. after the expectant mom began experiencing intense contractions....

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Jul 20, 2018

9 members of same family died in duck boat tragedy
Nine members of the same family were among the 17 people that died in the "heart-breaking" duck boat tragedy in Missouri, the state's governor said Friday. Missouri Governor Michael Parson said in a statement that he spoke to a woman who "lost nine of the 11 members of her family" when the boat capsized Thursday...

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Jul 20, 2018

Mueller reportedly subpoenas Spitzer's madam
Special counsel Robert Mueller has subpoenaed Kristin Davis — the notorious hooker booker for ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer who also has close ties to President Trump's crony Roger Stone — as part of his investigation into Russian election interference, a new report said Friday. Sources familiar with the matter told the celebrity gossip website TMZ that...

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Jul 20, 2018

Headbutting cow breaks farm worker's jaw in ‘freak accident'
This cow was a real jackass. A cow on a Connecticut farm headbutted a worker — busting his jaw — in a "freak accident" this week, according to a new report. The 23-year-old worker at Oakridge Dairy Farm in Ellington was tending to the cow around 4:30 a.m. Thursday when the animal swung its head,...

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Jul 20, 2018

This state is seeing a surge in Confederate flag license plates
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The number of Tennesseans with Confederate battle flag license plates has reached its highest point in a decade. Data from the Tennessee Department of Revenue shows that 3,273 of the license plates benefiting the Sons of Confederate Veterans were active at the end of the 2018 fiscal year, The Tennessean reported. That...

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Jul 20, 2018

Student embroiled in KKK, blackface college party found dead
One of the university students that was involved in an online scandal after he and fellow students were pictured dressed in Nazi uniforms, KKK outfits and painted in blackface has died. Andrew Stanham was found dead in the shower at his home in Wagga Wagga, Australia on Wednesday. The 22-year-old was one of the Charles...

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Jul 20, 2018

'Stand your ground' law protects shooter in deadly fight over parking space: sheriff
An argument over a handicapped parking spot at a convenience store in Florida led to a fatal shooting and the man who pulled the trigger won't be arrested under the state's "stand your ground" self-defense law, authorities said. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri told reporters during a Friday press conference that Thursday's shooting death of...

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Jul 20, 2018

‘Stand your ground' law protects shooter in deadly fight over parking space: sheriff
An argument over a handicapped parking spot at a convenience store in Florida led to a fatal shooting and the man who pulled the trigger won't be arrested under the state's "stand your ground" self-defense law, authorities said. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri told reporters during a Friday press conference that Thursday's shooting death of...

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Jul 20, 2018

Burning Man wants people to start bringing their own poop bags
Organizers of the annual "Burning Man" music festival are urging patrons to stop defecating in the open — and instead bring "poop bags" to do their business, according to a new report. At issue is the pooping in the so-called "deep playa," an area of the event far off from the center of the annual...

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Jul 20, 2018

Al Sharpton teases sit-down interview with Michael Cohen
Michael Cohen, President Trump's former private attorney and current thorn in the side, has chatted with Rev. Al Sharpton — who is teasing about airing a possible interview with him on MSNBC. "Just spent an hour w/ Michael Cohen, Trump's former attorney. I bet you're wondering what we could be talking about! Stay tuned," the...

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Jul 20, 2018

‘Dr. BumBum' gets his butt thrown in jail after patient death
The Brazilian celebrity plastic surgeon nicknamed "Dr. BumBum" was busted this week — five days after he went on the run following the death of one of his patients who died after a procedure to enlarge her derrière, according to a new report. Dr. Denis Cesar Barros Furtado was arrested Thursday at an office complex...

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Jul 20, 2018

RNC chooses North Carolina to host 2020 convention
WASHINGTON - The Republican National Committee on Friday chose Charlotte, N.C., to host the 2020 convention. "We look forward to seeing the Queen City take center stage as the Republican Party re-nominates President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to continue fighting for the American people," RNC chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel announced. RNC committee...

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Jul 20, 2018

Married ex-cops win $1M lotto
A pair of retired New Jersey police officers - including one who won a six-figure settlement after suing the department — are now $1 million lottery winners, according to reports. Sara and Niles Malvasia's latest windfall was the result of a $20 Powerball ticket they picked up from a 7-Eleven in Hackensack, where the married...

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Jul 20, 2018

Ocasio-Cortez teams up with Sanders to campaign in Kansas
WASHINGTON - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is taking her star power to America's heartland to campaign for other progressive underdogs trying to upend the political establishment. Ocasio-Cortez will team up with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to campaign in Kansas for two progressive House candidates, Brent Welder and James Thompson. Thompson is running for the seat once held...

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Jul 20, 2018

Trump and Putin discussed possible referendum in eastern Ukraine
The White House on Friday had to douse another political fire resulting from the Helsinki summit after a Russian official said Vladimir Putin and President Trump discussed a possible referendum in eastern Ukraine during their private powwow. Russia's ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov said Friday that the two leaders had discussed the possibility of...

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Jul 20, 2018

Beachgoers warned of poop-tainted waters
Well, this stinks - if you're headed to the sunny beaches of south Florida. Too much fecal matter in the waters at Golden Beach, Crandon Beach North and Crandon Beach South has led to extended swimming advisories through the weekend after alerts were issued Wednesday by Florida's Department of Health, an agency spokeswoman told the...

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Jul 20, 2018

Owner says doomed duck boat shouldn't have been in water
The owner of the tour company involved in the fatal duck boat accident said the vessel should've never been in the water because of the rough conditions brought on by a violent storm. "I don't have all the details, but to answer your question, no, it shouldn't have been in the water if, if what...

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Jul 20, 2018

Russia: Trump and Putin worked out Syrian refugee deal during summit
President Donald Trump has been publicly vague about what he and Vladimir Putin agreed to in their two-plus-hour private chat in Helsinki — but the Russians have been filling in some gaps, including a plan announced Friday to return 1.7 million Syrian refugees to their homeland. Russia's Defense Ministry said it had sent a proposal...

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Jul 20, 2018

Trump rips Fed again for hiking interest rates
For the second day in a row, President Trump on Friday ripped the Federal Reserve for hiking interest rates — continuing an aggressive assault on the central bank, which is normally off limits from presidential attacks. "China, the European Union and others have been manipulating their currencies and interest rates lower, while the US is...

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Jul 20, 2018

All victims of duck boat tragedy accounted for
The four bodies missing after a duck boat capsized in southern Missouri have been recovered, raising the death toll to 17, the sheriff's office confirmed Friday. All 31 passengers — 29 tourists and two crew members — aboard the Ride the Ducks amphibious watercraft have been accounted for. Fourteen people survived, including seven who were...

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Jul 20, 2018

Michael Cohen secretly taped Trump discussing Playmate hush money
President Trump's lawyer and self-described fixer Michael Cohen secretly recorded a chat with the Trump two months before the election in which they discussed payments to a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with the future president, a new report said Friday. The FBI seized the recording — along with scores of...

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Jul 20, 2018

Woman tried to extort married man who left phone at bar: cops
A woman in Florida tried to extort $500 from a married man who left his cellphone unattended at a bar by threatening to tell his wife he cheated on her, police said. Briyana Andrea Valls, 22, is facing charges of grand theft and extortion after police in Davie say she victimized a man who went...

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Jul 20, 2018

Locals describe tornado-like storm that capsized duck boat
The storm that swept through a Missouri vacation town - and ultimately caused a duck boat to capsize, killing at least 13 tourists - was so ferocious, it resembled a tornado, according to a shaken eyewitness. "I looked out the window and everything was fine. Then it turned dark and the wind kicked up like...

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Jul 20, 2018

Knife-wielding man attacks passengers on German bus
A knife-wielding man left at least 14 people wounded, two of them seriously, Friday when he went on a rampage aboard a packed bus in northern Germany, according to reports. The attacker, who has been arrested, carried out the attack as the bus was headed toward Travemuende, a popular beach near the city of Luebeck,...

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Jul 20, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg's sister defends his comments on Holocaust deniers
The sister of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who has denied that he defended the rights of Holocaust deniers, slammed such people's "hateful, disgusting rhetoric" - but said banning them from social media "will not make them go away," according to a report. Randi Zuckerberg's comments to CNNMoney came a day after her brother drew fire...

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Jul 20, 2018

Macron bodyguard fired for off-duty beatdown of protester
PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron fired the head of his personal security detail on Friday but faced criticism for failing to act sooner, after video was released showing the man posing as a police officer and beating a protester while off duty in May. Alexandre Benalla, who as Macron's top bodyguard has long been...

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Jul 20, 2018

Duck boat pilot was also killed in capsizing
The driver of the tourist duck boat that capsized on a Missouri lake is among the dead while the captain survived, officials said Friday. At least 13 people — including children — were killed when the Ride the Ducks vessel flipped over on Table Rock Lake in Branson Thursday night as a furious storm swept...

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Jul 20, 2018

Teen killed neighbors hours after his mom kicked him out: cops
A teen accused of fatally stabbing his neighbors in April was booted from his Texas home just hours before the double killing, according to a newly released police report. Jorge Carmond, 17, is accused in the stabbing deaths of John Smith, 61, and Melinda Smith, 59, who were attacked at their South Bexar County home...

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Jul 20, 2018

EPA worries about Pruitt's toxic desk reveal absurd double standard
Former EPA chief Scott Pruitt's staff planned to take precautions to protect him from the toxic effects of formaldehyde in a fancy new desk - but months later, his top aides blocked the release of a report on the health dangers of the carcinogen, according to Politico. Pruitt was wrapping up a more than $9,500...

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Jul 20, 2018

Surprise tornadoes slam Iowa, leaving trail of destruction
DES MOINES, Iowa — A flurry of tornadoes that formed unexpectedly swept through central Iowa Thursday, injuring at least 17 people, flattening buildings in three cities and forcing the evacuation of a hospital. The tornadoes hit Marshalltown, Pella and Bondurant as surprised residents ran for cover. The storms injured 10 people in Marshalltown and seven...

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Jul 20, 2018

Lost Purple Heart medal returned to WWII vet's family
A lost Purple Heart medal is being returned to the family of a New York City sailor who died trying to rescue shipmates after his Navy vessel was attacked by a German submarine during World War II. Ensign Rubin Keltch's medal will be given to his niece during a ceremony being held Friday at a...

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Jul 20, 2018

US, allies race to rescue aid workers in Syria as Assad gains ground
WASHINGTON — U.S. officials say the United States is finalizing plans to evacuate several hundred Syrian civil defense workers and their families from southwest Syria as Russian-backed government forces close in on the area. Two officials familiar with the plans said Thursday that the U.S., Britain and Canada are spearheading the evacuation that would transport...

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Jul 20, 2018

Defense lawyer claims accuser made up frat rape tale to get her #MeToo moment
A Philadelphia attorney claims that attempted rape allegations against a former Temple University frat president were made up by a woman who just wants to be part of the #MeToo movement. Perry de Marco — who is representing Ari Goldstein, a 21-year-old former president of Temple's suspended Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity - told reporters outside...

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Jul 20, 2018

Frat rape accuser lied for #MeToo fame: lawyer
A Philadelphia attorney claims that attempted rape allegations against a former Temple University frat president were made up by a woman who just wants to be part of the #MeToo movement. Perry de Marco — who is representing Ari Goldstein, a 21-year-old former president of Temple's suspended Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity - told reporters outside...

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Jul 20, 2018

Death toll rises in duck boat capsizing
Authorities say divers have found two more bodies after a duck boat carrying tourists capsized in southwest Missouri, bringing the death toll to 13. Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Jason Pace says four others remain missing Friday after the accident on Table Rock Lake in Branson Thursday evening. He says 14 others survived, but that...

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Jul 20, 2018

Trump vows to be Putin's worst enemy if talks don't work out
Under fire for his deferential treatment of Vladimir Putin, a defiant President Donald Trump vowed in an interview that if his dealings with the Russian strongman don't "work out, I'll be the worst enemy he's ever had." "I'll be his worst nightmare, but I don't think it'll be that way," Trump told CNBC's Joe Kernen...

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Jul 20, 2018

Russian envoy: Putin open to Washington visit
MOSCOW  — Russia's ambassador to the U.S. says Moscow is ready to discuss a possible visit by President Vladimir Putin to Washington after an invitation from U.S. President Donald Trump. Ambassador Anatoly Antonov said Friday that Russia "was always open to such proposals. We are ready for discussions on this subject." However he noted that...

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Jul 20, 2018

Thai government wants control of movies about cave rescue
BANGKOK — Thailand's military government says it wants to have control over how movies portray the ordeal and heroic rescue of young soccer players that drew worldwide interest and the attention of foreign filmmakers. Culture Minister Vira Rojpochanarat says he will propose at next week's Cabinet meeting that a special committee be established to oversee...

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Jul 20, 2018

Woman temporarily becomes millionaire after account mix-up
BOSTON — For a few minutes, a Boston woman says she was a millionaire. Ellen Fleming says she received a voicemail from a TD Ameritrade financial consultant Wednesday afternoon that a deposit had been made into her account. The 26-year-old opened the company's app on her cellphone and was surprised to find $1.1 million instead...

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Jul 20, 2018

US Navy's ponytail stance prompts men to ask for beards
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Now that women in the Navy can wear ponytails, men want beards. The Navy said last week that servicewomen could sport ponytails, lock hairstyles, or ropelike strands, and wider hair buns, reversing a policy that long forbade females from letting their hair down. Servicemen immediately chimed in on social media, asking the...

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Jul 20, 2018

Shocking footage captures tragic duck boat's final moments
The last moments before a tourist duck boat tragically flipped over on a Missouri lake Thursday, killing 11, were captured on a video shot from a larger nearby cruise vessel, where onlookers witnessed the deadly disaster as they were sitting down to dinner. Jennie Phillips-Hudson Carr posted the shocking footage on her Facebook page, showing...

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Jul 20, 2018

Footage captures doomed duck boat's final moments
The last moments before a tourist duck boat tragically flipped over on a Missouri lake Thursday, killing 11, were captured on a video shot from a larger nearby cruise vessel, where onlookers witnessed the deadly disaster as they were sitting down to dinner. Jennie Phillips-Hudson Carr posted the shocking footage on her Facebook page, showing...

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Jul 20, 2018

Toddler dies after being left in hot day-care van for over 3 hours
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Jul 20, 2018

Hawaii police: Friends may be hiding police shooting suspect
HONOLULU — A suspect wanted in the killing of the first police officer to be fatally shot on Hawaii's Big Island likely remains hidden on the mostly rural eastern side of the vast island, authorities said Thursday. While the 4,028-square-mile island has a varied terrain ranging from residential to dense forests, police said they believe...

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Jul 19, 2018

DHS chief won't denounce white supremacist charged with Charlottesville killing
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen refused to denounce a white supremacist who was charged with murdering a woman during protest in Charlottesville, Virginia. Nielsen was speaking to the Aspen Institute on Thursday when she was asked about President Trump's contention that "both sides" were to blame for the violence at a neo-Nazi rally last year....

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Jul 19, 2018

Only 264 of 2,500 migrant children reunited with families
The Trump administration said on Thursday that it has reunited just 264 of the more than 2,500 children ages 5 and older who have been separated from their families at the border. The Justice Department acknowledged the number in a court filing just one week before a deadline to reunite the children that was imposed...

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Jul 19, 2018

Major damage, several injured as tornadoes sweep through Iowa
DES MOINES, Iowa — A flurry of tornadoes that formed unexpectedly swept through central Iowa Thursday, injuring at least 17 people, flattening buildings in three cities and forcing the evacuation of a hospital. The tornadoes hit Marshalltown, Pella and Bondurant as surprised residents ran for cover. The storms injured 10 people in Marshalltown and seven...

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Jul 19, 2018

At least 11 dead, including children, after duck boat capsizes during storm
At least 11 people, including children, were reported dead Thursday after a tourist "duck boat" capsized and sank during a thunderstorm on a lake in Branson, Mo. The amphibious watercraft was swamped by massive waves and flipped over at about 8 p.m., ­according to KY3-TV. Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader said that in addition to...

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Jul 19, 2018

Multiple people killed after duck boat capsizes during storm: cops
At least 8 people were reported dead on Thursday after a duck boat capsized during a thunderstorm on a lake in Branson, Missouri. The boat flipped over during a series of thunderstorms that tore through the area at around 8 p.m., according to KY3-TV. The Stone County Sheriff said that 8 people died and others...

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Jul 19, 2018

At least 8 dead after duck boat capsizes during storm: cops
At least eight people were reported dead on Thursday after a duck boat capsized during a thunderstorm on a lake in Branson, Missouri. The boat flipped over during a series of thunderstorms that tore through the area at around 8 p.m., according to KY3-TV. The Stone County Sheriff said that eight people died and others...

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Jul 19, 2018

At least 11 dead after duck boat capsizes during storm: cops
At least 11 people were reported dead on Thursday after a duck boat capsized during a thunderstorm on a lake in Branson, Missouri. The boat flipped over during a series of thunderstorms that tore through the area at around 8 p.m., according to KY3-TV. The Stone County Sheriff said that 11 people died and others...

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Jul 19, 2018

Children among dead after duck boat capsizes during storm
At least 11 people, including children, were reported dead Thursday after a tourist "duck boat" capsized and sank during a thunderstorm on a lake in Branson, Mo. The amphibious watercraft was swamped by massive waves and flipped over at about 8 p.m., ­according to KY3-TV. Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader said that in addition to...

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Jul 19, 2018

Russia launches social media campaign to ‘free' accused spy
The Russian foreign ministry launched a social media campaign Thursday to "free Maria Butina," the alleged Russian spy charged with infiltrating GOP social circles to pass information back to Moscow ahead of the 2016 election. "We are starting a flash mob in her support," read a Tweet from the agency's official Twitter account asking users...

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Jul 19, 2018

Tortilla chips that ‘spontaneously combusted' caused factory fire: officials
The Austin Fire Department said they responded to a Texas factory "not once, but twice" over the course of three days after boxes of tortilla chips "spontaneously combusted" triggering blazes. Fire officials said Wednesday they were quite "distressed" about the fires, considering the importance of the crunchy snack "around these parts." "Tortilla chips are big...

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Jul 19, 2018

GOP rep who called women ‘sluts' on old radio show: I was paid to be provocative
The US congressman who discussed calling women "sluts" said on Thursday that he was "paid to be provocative." Jason Lewis (R-Minn.) told local WCCO radio that his inflammatory rhetoric was just part of his job as an entertaining radio host. "I was paid to be provocative," Lewis told the station. "That's the difference between a...

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Jul 19, 2018

Hillary Clinton pushes back at Trump's Russia tweet
Hillary Clinton responded to a deceptively edited video tweeted by President Trump that showed her claiming that a "strong, competent, prosperous, stable Russia" is in the best interest of the world. "Will the Dems and Fake News ever learn?" Trump tweeted earlier in the day along with the video. "This is classic!" However, as Clinton...

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Jul 19, 2018

Idaho man hurls slurs, profanity at church group eating at McDonald's
An Idaho man was arrested and charged with a hate crime after he was caught on camera hurling racial and homophobic slurs at a group of high schoolers eating ice cream at McDonald's. "F-k you, you f-king half-breeds! Get the f-k out of Idaho!" the man can be heard saying on video. "You got a...

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Jul 19, 2018

Man accused of dragging dog behind car as punishment: cops
A Maryland man was arrested and later charged with animal cruelty after he dragged his dog behind his car, authorities said. The man, identified as Herbert Sensibaugh, 53, allegedly dragged the pup, Rebel, from his car as a punishment for escaping the yard, Anne Arundel County Police said, according to WJLA. After responding to the...

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Jul 19, 2018

Star wrestler loses scholarship after making anti-gay slur during protest
A star wrestler in California lost his college scholarship after a video surfaced of him making an anti-gay slur at an immigration protest, according to reports. Bronson Harmon, 18, was set to attend California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo but had his wrestling scholarship revoked, the San Luis Obispo Tribune reported. The decision...

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Jul 19, 2018

Woman being treated for rabies after being attacked by bat
SUN CITY CENTER, Fla. — A Florida woman who was helping a friend into a car at a large retirement community felt something hit her arm but thought nothing of it until she went home and found a bat clinging to her arm. The woman squished the bat and reported it to the Health Department,...

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Jul 19, 2018

Parents claim daughter locked in basement was possessed by demon: cops
Two parents in Illinois are accused of keeping their 10-year-old daughter captive in the basement because they thought she was possessed by evil spirits, according to authorities. Randy Swopes, 48, and Katherine Swopes, 49, were arrested Tuesday at their Waukegan home on charges of child endangerment and unlawful restraint, news station WGN-TV reported. Police said...

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Jul 19, 2018

Alleged spy once asked Trump about Russia, was a regular at GOP events
Accused sexy Russian spy Maria Butina tried to cozy up to GOP presidential hopefuls — including Donald Trump — as a supposed gun-rights activist before the last US presidential election, according to reports. At the Nevada Freedom Festival in July 2015, Butina got the chance to ask then-candidate Trump a question during a Q&A session...

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Jul 19, 2018

Vaping pilots who caused flight to plunge 21,000 feet lose licenses
Two Air China pilots have lost their aviation licenses and been fired just days after vaping midflight, causing the air craft to suddenly drop 21,000 feet and triggering the deployment of oxygen masks. On July 18, BBC reported the penalties for the two aviators, whose names remain unclear at this time. The incident occurred aboard...

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Jul 19, 2018

Couple accused of locking boy in enclosure for months
ACKLEY, Iowa — Police say an Iowa man and his girlfriend tortured the man's 8-year-old son for months by locking him in a basement enclosure, withholding food and making him endure dog bites. The Hardin County Attorney's Office said Wednesday that kidnapping charges had been filed against 39-year-old Traci Lynn Tyler and 30-year-old Alex Craig...

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Jul 19, 2018

Sheriff who backed Roy Moore allegedly had sex with teen girl
The Alabama sheriff who threw his support behind accused jailbait-chaser Roy Moore's failed Senate bid is now under investigation for allegedly having sex with an underage girl. Mary Elizabeth Cross, 41, says Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin threw drug-fueled parties with underage girls and had sex with her four times in 1992 when he was...

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Jul 19, 2018

3 top FBI cybersecurity officials are reportedly retiring
Three cybersecurity officials are reportedly leaving their posts at the FBI amid concerns about cyber attacks from abroad and relentless disagreements with President Trump. The three officials join others who have left government service in recent months as cyber intrusions become a major point of concern in advance of the midterm elections, according to The...

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Jul 19, 2018

Teen's body, car found in pond after week-long search
The body of Georgia teen who went missing last week was discovered in a pond along with her car, according to officials. Julie Ann Mosier, 18, was found dead inside her wrecked vehicle late Wednesday off a road in Bowman that search crews had combed more than a dozen times, the Athens Banner-Herald reported. The...

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Jul 19, 2018

K2 zombies are now wreaking havoc in DC
A batch of synthetic marijuana responsible for putting users into a zombie-like state may be tied to at least four deaths and more than 140 cases of illness in the Washington, D.C., area, officials say. First responders in the nation's capital tell Fox 5 DC there has been a rash of medical problems stemming from...

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Jul 19, 2018

Intel director stunned that Trump invited Putin to White House
National Intelligence Director Dan Coats said Thursday he had no clue what happened in the one-on-one meeting in Helsinki between President Trump and Vladimir Putin — and was stunned to learn that the president had invited the Russian strongman to DC this fall. "Say that again?" Coats said at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado...

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Jul 19, 2018

Bloody mugshot result of head-on crash while fleeing: police
A convicted felon in Florida appeared bloodied and bruised in her mugshot Tuesday after she reportedly caused a head-on collision on an interstate while attempting to flee deputies. Jacqueline Burge, 54, faces nine charges in connection with her attempts to escape from Sarasota deputies, who caught her driving without a license around 11 a.m., police...

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Jul 19, 2018

Boy Scout leader drowns after rescuing boy in pond
SALT LAKE CITY — A 22-year-old Boy Scout leader drowned after saving a boy who was struggling as he practiced swimming in a Utah pond to advance in the scouting program, police said Thursday. Wesley Robert Kratzer was in the water, helping with a group of 11-and-12-year-old boys, when one of them started having trouble...

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Jul 19, 2018

Woman accused of putting dead newborn in freezer
MARIETTA, Ga. — A Georgia woman is in jail after putting the body of her newborn son in a freezer. Results of an autopsy to determine whether the boy was born alive are pending. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution cites a Cobb County police arrest warrant that says 45-year-old Carol June Sautter gave birth to the full-term...

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Jul 19, 2018

New Jersey woman vows to pop ‘Baby Trump' balloon
A President Trump-loving New Jersey woman vowed to pop the unflattering "Baby Trump" blimp when it takes to the skies near the president's gold course in Bedminster. Kathie Kitt Conklin declared online that she would pop the balloon, and created a GoFundMe page to raise money for bail in case she gets arrested for it,...

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Jul 19, 2018

Police ID robbery suspect thanks to selfies on stolen phone
SHREVEPORT, La. — A robbery suspect used a stolen cellphone to snap a selfie and, in the process, gave authorities his identity. That's according to police in Shreveport, Louisiana. The Shreveport Times reports the victim of a July 10 robbery told police he was held up at gunpoint as he exited his car. The victim...

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Jul 19, 2018

Black man says white business owner spit on him during dispute
DETROIT — A parking dispute at a social justice gathering in Detroit ended with a white business owner spitting on a black security guard, who captured the altercation on video and posted it on Facebook. Ibrahim Mission was providing security at the event Tuesday when Detroit Mercantile Co. owner Robert Stanzler grew disgruntled over some...

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Jul 19, 2018

Man arrested after 5-year-old found asleep with loaded gun: cops
MANCHESTER, N.H. — New Hampshire police investigating a report of shots fired in an apartment found a 5-year-old girl sleeping with a loaded handgun on her chest, court documents said Thursday. Manchester police said Thomas Gulledge, 29, gave police permission to go inside his apartment Wednesday night. Police said they found deplorable conditions, including dog...

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Jul 19, 2018

Family members arrested after teen found starving in barn
CHANDLER, Okla. — Authorities say a malnourished 15-year-old Oklahoma boy who survived by eating sticks, leaves and grass has been found living in a barn, and four members of his family have been arrested for child neglect. The Oklahoman reported Thursday that Lincoln County assistant District Attorney Adam Panter said the boy weighed 80 pounds...

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Jul 19, 2018

Boyfriend charged after woman's body found in shallow grave
DULUTH, Minn. — Burned items in a fire pit eventually led investigators to a shallow grave in northern Minnesota containing the wrapped and bound body of a missing Indiana woman, according to a murder charge against the woman's boyfriend. Daniel Lynn, 40, of South Bend, Indiana, is charged in Minnesota with second-degree murder in the...

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Jul 19, 2018

Ex-Playboy model: ‘I've had Twitter sex with 12 Russian hackers'
From Russia, with heart emojis. A 63-year-old former Playboy model claims she had a steamy online romance with the Twitter user Guccifer 2.0 — and was shocked last week when officials announced "he" was actually a dozen Russian intelligence officers trying to hack the US presidential election. "I thought he was one Romanian man and...

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Jul 19, 2018

Trump invites Putin to visit Washington for summit this fall
President Trump invited Russian leader Vladimir Putin to Washington for a summit in the fall, the administration said Thursday. "In Helsinki, @POTUS agreed to ongoing working level dialogue between the two security council staffs," White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders wrote in a tweet. "President Trump asked [John Bolton] to invite President Putin to Washington in...

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Jul 19, 2018

Foster care runaway accused of murder denies killing dancer
AUSTIN, Texas — A 20-year-old man on trial in the slaying of a University of Texas freshman on campus in 2016 has taken the stand and denied killing her. Defense attorney Ariel Payan on Wednesday asked Meechaiel Criner: "Mick, did you kill Haruka Weiser?" Criner replied: "No, sir." Criner also testified that he had never...

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Jul 19, 2018

Carnival workers arrested in deaths of fair vendors
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Three carnival workers have been arrested in the deaths of two vendors who disappeared from a fair in Kansas and whose bodies were found days later in a shallow grave in an Arkansas forest. Police Cpl. Jonathan Wear said the suspects have been jailed without bond in Van Buren, Arkansas, on...

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Jul 19, 2018

Airbus' Beluga XL ‘whale in the sky' takes flight for first time
There's still no word on whether pigs can fly but you aren't going crazy if you spot a whale soaring past your window anytime soon. That's because Airbus's Beluga XL aircraft — nicknamed the "whale in the sky" — has taken off for the first time. It took off from Toulouse Airport in France on...

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