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  Ga. cops pose as construction workers to catch distracted drivers

Police in Georgia did more than patrolling this week to catch drivers breaking the hands-free law. They went undercover, changing out of blue uniforms and into bright yellow construction vests to ticket drivers who won't put down their phones.

  Man pays for 33 Iowa students to go to college

  American warship destroys Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz

Virginia church’s sign reads ‘America: Love or leave it’

  Trump says not happy with backers’ ‘send her back’ chant

Deemed dangerous, Epstein denied bail in sex abuse case

Records detail frenetic effort to bury stories about Trump

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  House approves $15 minimum wage, Senate prospects are dim

  Boy sets up ‘ice cold beer’ stand, police investigate

  Toys R Us plans a small comeback with 2 stores this year

  Man shouting ‘You die’ kills 33 at Japan anime studio

Mnuchin: Negotiators agree on core elements of budget, debt limit deal

Huggies puts dads on diaper boxes for first time

Iran state TV: Iranian forces seize foreign oil tanker, crew

A U.S. defense official had told The Associated Press earlier this week that America "has suspicions" that Iran seized the oil tanker when it turned off its tracker in the Strait of Hormuz. An Emirati official had told the AP the small oil tanker made no distress call before switching off its tracke

  Kentucky man’s heart attack, girlfriend’s life-saving actions caught on camera

A Kentucky man had a heart attack, but his girlfriend - a registered nurse - was able to save his life by performing CPR. All of it caught on home surveillance.

  Apollo 11 hits stage, screen for 50th anniversary

The images are iconic yet new. Todd Douglas Miller and his team crafted the documentary "Apollo 11" from a massive trove of 70-millimeter film footage, re-discovered in the National Archives after half a century.

House where Manson followers murdered 2 is on the market

The home in the hilly Los Feliz district is where Leno and Rosemary LaBianca were slain the night after actress Sharon Tate and four others were murdered by Manson followers in Benedict Canyon.

Delta will begin carrying powerful overdose-reversal drug on flights

Court acts against N.J. judges for remarks in sexual assault cases

  ‘They need to go back to their country': Store clerk caught on video confronting family

Pumpsie Green, 1st black player on Boston Red Sox, dies

  Trump slams congresswomen; crowd roars, ‘Send her back!’

  How to stay cool during summer’s relentless heat wave

Plane was already in the air; woman tried to open its door anyway

Jet2 told the BBC that the woman engaged in a “catalog of aggressive, abusive and dangerous behavior” before passengers and staff restrained her.

House holds 2 Trump officials in contempt in census dispute

The House voted, 230-198, to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt.

Watch: Hugh Jackman gives girl ‘greatest birthday gift ever!’

Mia Wojcik’s family flew the 7-year-old to Denver to see Jackman perform on her birthday.

CDC: E. coli outbreak over, recalled flour may still be in pantries

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning people that even though an E.coli outbreak is over, there may still be recalled flour in their pantries. (source: CDC)

  Sheriff offers man a cheeseburger to end a standoff

An Oklahoma man's desire to get a cheeseburger led to a standoff and his arrest.

Prosecutors drop groping case against Kevin Spacey

The Cape and Islands district attorney said Wednesday that they dropped the indecent assault and battery case brought against the actor last year.

  Abigail Disney went undercover at her family’s amusement parks and now she’s ‘livid’

Disney parks are known to be the "Happiest Place on Earth," but Abigail Disney has pointed out that some people may not be so happy there.

  GOP Sen. Rand Paul slows bill to boost 9/11 victims fund

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul questions the bill's 70-year time frame and notes that the federal government already faces a $22 trillion debt.

  Florida man charged with throwing son into ocean to ‘teach him how to swim’

Witnesses say John Bloodsworth was jumping off the Main Street pier in Daytona Beach Monday night while his child was struggling to swim in a deep part of the ocean near the pier.

  Oscar Mayer to list Wienermobile on Airbnb for overnight stays

Oscar Mayer is renting out its iconic Wienermobile on Airbnb for three nights in August.

Ebola outbreak in Congo declared a global health emergency

More than 1,600 people have died since August in the second deadliest Ebola outbreak in history, which is unfolding in a region described as a war zone.

  House derails move to impeach Trump for insults

Texas Rep. Al Green's resolution cites Trump's "racist" words this week urging Democratic congresswomen of color to go back to their native countries. And he says Trump is unfit to be president.

  FaceApp: What are you willing to give up to see an older you?

Folks just about everywhere are using FaceApp to find out what they’ll look like when they’re older.

‘Turn off your phone!’ More brides asking for ‘unplugged’ wedding ceremony

More brides are opting for an "unplugged" wedding, meaning they're posting signs asking people to put phones away during the ceremony. Some brides are even putting baskets at the back of the aisle and attempting to collect guests' phones.

City hopes ‘Baby Shark’ song will drive homeless away

The loop of "Baby Shark" and "Raining Tacos" is a temporary fix to keep homeless people off the patio.

  Confusion, fear reigns on Mexico border with new US policy

The policy went into effect Tuesday and represents the most forceful attempt to date by President Donald Trump to slash the number of people seeking asylum in the United States.

  Caught on video: ‘Porch pirate’ snatches boxes of heart transplant medication

The boxes contained anti-rejection medication for a heart transplant patient

  Drug lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzman sentenced to life in prison

Guzman, 62, was convicted in February on multiple conspiracy counts in an epic drug-trafficking case. The guilty verdict at an 11-week trial triggered what the government says is a well-justified mandatory sentence of life without parole .

Judge: Michael Cohen campaign finance probe over

The investigation involved payments that Cohen helped orchestrate to two women — porn actress Stormy Daniels and Playboy centerfold Karen McDougal — after they claimed they had affairs with Trump.

Study: Cutting back on beef can help save the planet

A new study suggests people should cut back on beef consumption to save the planet.

  Woman gets flesh-eating bacteria from beach in Va.

Doctors treated the infection and told her the bacteria possibly got into her skin through a cut. It happened around the time there was a swimming advisory at the beach.

  GRAPHIC: Florida man tied up wife’s lover, cut off penis, deputies say

The Gilchrist County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office released a statement Tuesday that said Bonilla broke into his neighbor's home Sunday, tied the neighbor up and mutilated his genitals with scissors.

Threats against Congress may break record this year

If the pace of threats continues, the number of threats will break last year’s record, which stands at about 4,900 cases.

  City hopes ‘Baby Shark’ song will drive homeless away

Officials in West Palm Beach are hoping a continuous loop of children's songs played throughout the night will keep homeless people from sleeping on the patio of a city-owned rental banquet facility

  6-year-old dies after struck by father’s errant golf ball

Investigators said the girl, Aria Hill, was in a cart next to a tee box when her dad hit an errant drive that struck her in the back of the head on Monday.

  5th anniversary of Eric Garner’s death comes day after DOJ declines to charge officer

Garner’s family and friends expressed disappointment with the Department of Justice after federal prosecutors decided Tuesday they wouldn’t bring criminal charges against New York Police Department Officer Daniel Pantaleo.

  1 dog missing, 1 dog hurt; homeowner suspects ‘brazen’ coyote entered through doggy door

He said a coyote came into his home through his doggy door and attacked his dog, Murphy, on Friday night. A second dog is missing, presumably carried off by the coyote.

  Apple unveils new emoji in celebration of World Emoji Day

The tech giant revealed it will be releasing 59 new emoji in the fall. They include a slew of new food, animal and smiley face choices.

Sprint customer accounts reportedly breached by hackers through Samsung website

An unknown number of Sprint customer accounts were hacked via a Samsung website, multiple outlets reported Tuesday.

  Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens passes away at 99

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens joined the court in 1975 and retired in 2010 as the third-longest serving justice in the Supreme Court’s history. He replaced William O. Douglas, who was the longest-serving justice.

Man hid $34K worth of cocaine under his toupee, Spanish police say

Upon further investigation, authorities pulled half of a kilo of cocaine from under the man’s toupée, valued at $34,000.

‘Game of Thrones’ earns a record-breaking 32 Emmy nods

The showing by "Game of Thrones" led HBO back to dominance over Netflix, the streaming service that bumped it last year from its longtime Emmy dominance.

  Tenant behind on rent accused of murdering ‘Miss Sadie’, founder of African American history museum

An arrest has been made in the killing of Sadie Roberts-Joseph, a Baton Rouge icon who founded an African American history museum, according to officials during a press conference held Tuesday, July 16.

  Boy with special needs climbs fence, gets into bison enclosure at Wildlife Safari Park

The nimble climber had scaled a 7-foot fence into an area where the park’s 23 bison live.

Intruder gunned down after stabbing man’s father, police say

An intruder was shot and killed after he broke into a family's home and stabbed the owner several times.

  Florida expert captures elusive alligator at Chicago lagoon

The male gator, nicknamed ‘Chance the Snapper,’ was first spotted in the Humboldt Park lagoon about a week ago.

Graphic suicide scene removed from Netflix’s ‘13 Reasons Why’ nearly 2 years later

"13 Reasons Why" tells the story of a teenager named Hannah Baker who leaves behind 13 mysterious taped recordings after killing herself. Her suicide is played out in season one, but Netflix announced Monday the graphic scene had to go.

Judge restricts social media use of Trump friend Roger Stone

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson told Stone on Tuesday that he could not use Instagram or other social media platforms while the case against him moves forward.

  Lawsuit: Realtor, prospective homebuyer illegally detained by police after retired cop calls 911

"Your clients should know that I intend to bring the facts of this case to CPD administration for action," a city attorney wrote the men's lawyers.

  House condemns Trump ‘racist’ tweets in extraordinary rebuke

Tuesday's vote was 240-187 and was solidly opposed by Republicans. It came after Trump and top congressional Republicans denied he is a racist and urged GOP lawmakers to oppose the Democratic measure.

A castle in Kentucky is throwing a party for Harry Potter’s birthday

The Kentucky Castle in Versailles, Ky., is throwing rooftop dinner party on July 31 to celebrate the birthday of the "Boy Who Lived."

Secret brand deodorant donates $529,000 to US women’s soccer to help close pay gap

The company, which supports U.S. soccer through its Secret deodorant brand, says it will donate $529,000 — $23,000 for each of the 23 players on the U.S. team that won the World Cup earlier this month — to help close the pay gap.

  Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad 50 years later

At NASA's invitation, Michael Collins spent the golden anniversary at Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A in Florida. He marked the precise moment — 9:32 a.m. on July 16, 1969 — that their Saturn V rocket departed on humanity's first moon landing. Buzz Aldrin was an unexplained no-show.

  Police officer in ‘I can’t breathe’ death won’t be charged

The announcement of the decision not to bring charges against Officer Daniel Pantaleo comes a day before the statute of limitations was set to expire in the case that produced the words "I can't breathe" — among Garner's final words — as a rallying cry among protesters.

  After teen gamer is slain, photos of her corpse circulate online

On Monday, police identified the slain girl as Bianca Devins, of Utica, New York, and said that her alleged assailant, Brandon Clark, was being held on a second-degree murder charge.

  GRAPHIC: Kentucky man finds tick in his eye

Prater noticed something was wrong after leaving a job site where his crew cut a tree from some power lines.

Dramatic rise in children entering foster care due to parents’ drug use, study finds

The increase in foster care entries related to parental drug use was most prominent in the last five years studied, 2012 to 2017, when there were surges in opioid use and overdoses.

  UN refugee agency ‘deeply concerned’ about US asylum curbs

The agency's comments late Monday came after the Trump administration said it will end all asylum protections for most migrants who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border.

  Judge orders R. Kelly held in jail without bond

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered R. Kelly held in a Chicago jail without bond on sex-related charges, saying that the R&B singer had failed to convince the court that he would not commit new crimes if released.

  Teen’s joyride in mother’s SUV ends in fiery crash, Houston police say

Officers said the boy was driving fast when he lost control and ended up in a backyard. The vehicle hit a tree and a gas line before it came to a stop near a swimming pool.

Police: 3 kids found locked in back of U-Haul carrying drugs

Authorities say three children have been rescued from the back of a U-Haul truck that was carrying drugs in Tennessee, and three North Carolinians have been charged in the case

  62 border employees under internal investigation amid posts

Most are under investigation for posts that surfaced in a secret group called "I'm 10-15," where messages questioned the authenticity of images of a migrant father and child dead on the banks of the Rio Grande River, and depicted crude, doctored images of U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

  California home gas blast kills 1, injures 15

Authorities say everyone has been accounted for after a natural gas explosion that blew apart a Southern California home and killed a gas company worker.

Atlanta hotel closed after 3 confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease

The Georgia Department of Health is investigating three confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease that may have come from a downtown Atlanta hotel.

  Twitter says Trump’s racist tweets don’t break its new rules

Twitter’s policy on hateful conduct prohibits “targeting individuals with repeated slurs, tropes or other content that intends to dehumanize, degrade or reinforce negative or harmful stereotypes about a protected category.”

Should D.C. become a state? Most Americans don’t think so

The district has been rallying to be a state for years now, as residents argue they lack full representation.

Family: Ala. man infected with flesh-eating bacteria after kayaking on Tenn. River

A Lauderdale County man has been fighting for his life in the hospital after his wife says a day kayaking with their kids left him with a terrifying infection.

  Military warns alien hunters not to storm Area 51

More than a million Facebook users have signed up for a fake event, saying they want to storm Area 51 on September 20 to “see them aliens."