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{FD} The Latest: Most evacuations over California wildfire end

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The Latest on a wildfire burning in central California (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Officials say they’ve made some gains against a wind-driven wildfire in rural central California that’s threatening hundreds of buildings. Continue reading

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{FD} Californians can go home but told to keep watch on wildfire

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A wind-driven wildfire in rural central California forced mandatory evacuations and threatened hundreds of buildings Monday, including a historic railroad station, after it tripled in size overnight, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} New York woman falls to her death out of fifth-floor window

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Police are investigating the death of a woman who fell from a fifth-floor window of a Harlem housing development. Continue reading

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{FD} Confederate statue toppling cases start with dismissals

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A North Carolina judge trying protesters accused of toppling a Confederate statue has dismissed the criminal case against one of them. Continue reading

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{FD} US postal worker found fatally shot in mail truck in Dallas

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Dallas police say a U.S. Postal Service worker has been found shot to death inside a mail truck along a busy highway. Continue reading

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{FD} NYPD Special Victims hunting for rapist of 12-year-old

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New York police are still searching for the rapist who attacked a 12-year-old school girl almost three years ago. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Police: Family targeted in restaurant shooting

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The Latest on a shooting outside a restaurant in San Antonio (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Child, 4 adults shot outside Texas restaurant

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A 6-year-old boy and three adults were shot in the parking lot of a popular West Side San Antonio Steakhouse. Continue reading

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{FD} Sinking feeling: 911 caller reports prowler, finds sinkholes

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A Florida woman called police because she thought she heard a prowler. Continue reading

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{FD} 4 small earthquakes recorded in northwestern Oklahoma

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The U.S. Geological Survey reports four small earthquakes in northwestern Oklahoma, the strongest with a preliminary magnitude of 3.8. Continue reading

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{FD} Water use climbs in California enclaves as drought returns

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A warm winter with almost no rain is sending water use climbing in Southern California. Continue reading

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{FD} Prosecutors say they’ve held plea talks in kidnapping case

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Prosecutors say they’ve held talks on a possible plea deal with the suspect charged with kidnapping and killing a University of Illinois scholar from China. Continue reading

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{FD} Man who feared ‘hoodlums’ on trial for shooting black man

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An unarmed black man shot by a white homeowner who complained about “hoodlums” in his neighborhood was killed on a rare night when he decided to go to a house party instead of staying home to play video games, the victim’s friends testified Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} 2 St. Louis students burned by chemical thrown by classmate

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Two St. Louis high school students were critically injured after a classmate threw an unknown chemical substance on them. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: ICE lawyer has ‘immense regret’ for stealing IDs

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The Latest on the former chief counsel for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Seattle pleading guilty to federal charges (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Maze Runner’ author ‘deeply sorry’ about harassment

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“Maze Runner” author James Dashner, facing allegations of sexual misconduct, says he is “deeply sorry” to those “affected.” Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Man’s meth lab caused fire in casino hotel room

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A man has been charged with setting up a methamphetamine lab in an Atlantic City, New Jersey, casino hotel room that caught fire, causing four floors to be evacuated. Continue reading

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{FD} Vermont man charged with illegally importing 2 lizards

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A Vermont man is facing fish and wildlife violations for illegally bringing two lizards into the state, both of which can grow very large. Continue reading

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{FD} School evacuated when project mistaken for Molotov cocktails

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A World War I class project that was initially believed to be three Molotov cocktails has led to the evacuation of about 300 students from a western Michigan school. Continue reading

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{FD} Shulkin to pay back some expenses after Europe trip faulted

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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin on Thursday pledged to repay more than $4,000 for his wife’s airfare for an 11-day trip to Europe that mixed business and sightseeing. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawyer: El Chapo eager to go to trial, not cutting any deal

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The lawyer for notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman (wah-KEEN’ el CHAH’-poh gooz-MAHN’) says his client is eager to go to trial. Continue reading

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{FD} Creationist’s speech back on at university in Oklahoma

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The founder of a Kentucky creationism museum will appear at an Oklahoma university, after all, after the student body president initially canceled the event over objections of female and LGBTQ students and their supporters. Continue reading

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{FD} Minority parents sue over racial quotas at magnet schools

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Seven black and Hispanic families are challenging race-based student quotas at city magnet schools by filing a civil rights lawsuit against Connecticut and Hartford officials. Continue reading

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{FD} Missouri professor acquitted of peace disturbance at meeting

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An adjunct professor who was tackled during a college board meeting last fall has been acquitted of peace disturbance. Continue reading

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{FD} Officer who fatally shot mentally ill woman found not guilty

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A police officer who fatally shot a mentally ill woman in her New York apartment in 2016 after she brandished scissors and a bat was acquitted by a judge Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Appeals court declares Trump travel ban unconstitutional

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A federal appeals court has found that President Donald Trump’s latest ban on travelers from six largely Muslim countries is unconstitutional. Continue reading

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{FD} Former Ebony editor author Lerone Bennett Jr. dies at 89

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African-American history author and former Ebony magazine editor Lerone Bennett Jr. has died in Chicago at age 89. Continue reading

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{FD} 7 prison guards accused of sexually abusing female inmates

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Pennsylvania’s attorney general says that sexual abuse charges filed against seven prison guards are helping to address a “persistent culture of abuse” at a jail in Scranton. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-Oklahoma reserve deputy’s manslaughter conviction upheld

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The manslaughter conviction of a white former Oklahoma reserve deputy who fatally shot an unarmed black man has been upheld. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: No domestic violence calls at home before 3 deaths

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Police say they believe two people were killed at a Michigan home before the person responsible fatally shot himself. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Driver shoots armed man involved in attack

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Police in Minnesota say a motorist shot and wounded a man who had pulled a knife on another driver following a multi-vehicle crash. Continue reading

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{FD} ICE lawyer due in court on charges he stole immigrants’ IDs

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The now-former chief counsel for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Seattle is due in court to face charges that he stole immigrants’ identities. Continue reading

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{FD} For builders, demand and economy up; so are interest rates

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The outlook from U.S. builders is being buoyed by a very strong job market and the overall health of the economy. Continue reading

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{FD} Mortgages get more expensive as rates hit near 4-year peak

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Long-term U.S. mortgage rates jumped this week to their highest level in nearly four years, a sign that the prospect of higher inflation is steadily increasing the cost of borrowing to buy a home. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Hundreds at vigil mourn school shooting victims

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The Latest on a deadly school shooting at a Florida high school (all times local): 7:10 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} $10M donation to Wheaton matches largest in school history

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Wheaton College in Massachusetts is getting one of the largest donations in its 183-year history. Continue reading

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{FD} Heavy rains cause flooding woes in Appalachia

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Heavy rains flooded areas and caused mudslides in parts of Appalachia, forcing dozens of people out of their homes and into shelters as the high water closed roads and schools. Continue reading

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{FD} Puerto Rico hit with partial blackout after power plant explosion

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An explosion at a main power plant in Puerto Rico caused a blackout Sunday, as officials said several municipalities were without power. Continue reading

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{FD} Grand Canyon helicopter crash kills 3, 4 airlifted to Nevada hospital

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Three people were killed and four others are in critical condition after a tourist helicopter crashed in an “extremely remote area” of the Grand Canyon on Sunday, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Grand Canyon helicopter crash kills at least three

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A tourist helicopter carrying seven people crashed in the Grand Canyon on Saturday, killing three of the passengers, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Indiana county records 4 deaths in 48 hours from moving snow

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A county near Chicago has recorded four deaths related to moving snow in the 48 hours following a major winter storm. Continue reading

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{FD} No more ‘voluntary’ evacuations in area of California slide

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Emergency authorities in Southern California are eliminating the word “voluntary” from language used in evacuation orders following the devastating mudslides that struck last month. Continue reading

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{FD} South Dakota bison herds injured after winter wildfires

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None of the bison in Custer State Park and Bear Butte State Park were killed outright by winter wildfires, but some may have to be euthanized because of burns or other injuries. Continue reading

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{FD} Cornell University frat disciplined for sex contest dubbed ‘Pig Roast’

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A Cornell University fraternity chapter has been put on two-year probation for holding a sex contest that members dubbed the ‘pig roast’ in reference to the weight of the women they slept with, the New York Post reported. Continue reading

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{FD} Water forecast is bleak for major reservoir in Southwest US

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Forecasters say one of the most important reservoirs in the Southwestern U.S. will likely collect less than half its normal amount of spring runoff this year because of a warm, dry winter across much of the region. Continue reading

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{FD} Dinosaur-killing space rock may have triggered sea volcanoes

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A new study says the giant space rock that wiped out the dinosaurs may have set off a chain of cataclysmic volcanic eruptions undersea. Continue reading

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{FD} Up to 4,000 gallons of oil spill into North Carolina river

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Upwards of 4,000 gallons of petroleum fuel are believed to have spilled into a North Carolina river on Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} Small earthquake rattles some residents north of NYC

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Some communities north of New York City have been rattled by a magnitude 2.2 earthquake. Continue reading

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{FD} Marshals fatally shoot child sex fugitive at Florida motel

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A man accused of sexual battery on a child was shot and killed during a confrontation with a fugitive task force at a motel in Florida. Continue reading

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{FD} Body found in impounded van 7 weeks after Tennessee shooting

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Police in Tennessee say a dead man’s body remained undetected in an impounded van for seven weeks. Continue reading

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