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Plan would make coastal mansions 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

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

Southwest planes collide on Nashville airport…

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

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Hong Kong residents deface Chinese emblem in…

A blackened national Chinese emblem has become Hong Kong residents' latest expression of protest against mainland authorities after tens of thousands of people took part in the city's latest pro-democracy march

Cops: It's Too Hot to Commit Crime

Baby, it's hot outside and the fine officers at the police department in Braintree, Mass., really do not feel like dealing with your criminal shenanigans until "Monday when it's cooler." CNN reports on the department's cheeky Facebook post, which encouraged "anyone thinking of doing criminal activity to hold off until...

Residents help tackle Portugal wildfires

People attempt to extinguish fires near their homes and hundreds of firefighters are deployed.

Military studies 'hyperfit' women who pass…

US military launches study of 'hyperfit' women who have passed some of the most arduous physical and mental courses

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

UK Treasury chief vows to quit if Boris Johnson…

British Treasury chief Philip Hammond says he will quit if _ as widely expected _ Boris Johnson becomes prime minister this week

Report: At least 14 Alaska cities have officers with records

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

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Tens of Millions Of People Endure Extreme Heat…

More than 126 million people were under excessive heat warnings on Saturday.

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.

Pogopalooza bounces into Pittsburgh for pogo…

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

Exit polls: Japan's ruling bloc secures upper…

Japanese are voting in an election for the upper house of parliament, where Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc is expected to keep the majority

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Man, woman killed in Delaware nursing home shooting

Delaware State Police say a shooting at a nursing home in Wilmington has left two people dead

Will Ukraine's snap election favour the president?

Volodymyr Zelensky is looking to consolidate power in parliament after his presidential election win.