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  Biden’s words on segregationist senators draw rivals’ fire

Biden didn't back down Wednesday and was particularly defiant in the face of criticism from New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, who said the former vice president should apologize.

  Man keeps promise, turns himself in after getting more than 15K likes on police Facebook wanted poster

  Explosion at Wash. church Pride Month display investigated as possible hate crime

1 in 6 ER visits or hospital stays triggers ‘surprise’ bill

  Utah man says stranger broke in to pet his dogs, made herself at home

Florida city pays $600,000 ransom to save computer records

  ‘You try to help when you can’: UPS driver saves 2 from 9-alarm fire in Boston

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  Man rescued from trash heap in Ohio says he was attacked and thrown in dumpster

  Hicks rebuffs questions on Trump White House in interview

  72 Philadelphia officers off streets amid probe into social media posts

  Gun-wielding grandmother holds suspect at gunpoint

2 killed when semitrailers explode in Wisconsin

  Sea lion attacks 13-year-old girl on California beach; Neurotoxin may be to blame

  Dominican AG: Ortiz shooting result of mistaken identity

Attorney General Jean Alain Rodríguez says the target was another man, dressed similarly to David Ortiz.

  LOOK: Spectacular wave-like clouds form in Virginia

The cloud formation looks like a series of waves crashing on the ocean.

Florida woman bitten on face after trying to kiss 200-pound bullmastiff

The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office said the 200-pound bullmastiff bit her on the face, specifically the lip and left cheek area.

  ‘Why not now?’ for slavery reparations, House panel is told

The debate over reparations for descendants of slaves catapulted from the campaign trail to Congress on Wednesday with an impassioned plea from actor Danny Glover and others for lawmakers to address compensation for America's blighted heritage of racism and Jim Crow laws.

  Self-help guru convicted in lurid sex-trafficking case

Woman trapped in St. Louis jail stairwell for 2.5 days

  ‘Baby’ found dead near park turns out to be realistic doll

  Brawl takes over field at youth baseball game in Colo.

  Lemonade stands are only legal in 14 states: Country Time wants to change that

Want to work for Kane, now a mayor? He’s hiring a social media manager

Harry Potter version of Pokemon Go will be live Friday

The idea wis similar to Pokemon Go and it's by the same creators: Niantic Labs. Users will interact with the real world around them through augmented reality.

Pilots criticize Boeing for mistakes on its grounded jet

A House subcommittee is looking into Boeing and the 737 Max airliner, which remains grounded after accidents that killed 346 people.

  'It’s my job’: Security guard fights off masked robbers at cellphone store

Tomas Garcia confronted the suspects who all go away. He's now being hailed as a hero.

  US tourist dies in Dominican Republic

New Jersey resident Joseph Allen, 55, died on June 13 at the Hotel Terra Linda in Sosua, Dominican Republic, according to his sister Jaimie Reed, who spoke to CNN on the telephone.

  Trump EPA rolls back Obama rule on coal-fired power plants

It's replacing the Obama rule with a less ambitious one that gives states more discretion in regulating those power plants.

GM seeks to avoid Takata recalls for fourth straight year

The automaker petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to exempt it from recalls that were required under a 2015 agreement between Takata and the government.

  Rapist gets out of prison, allegedly attacks same victim in Wash.

Police say Francisco Carranza-Ramirez committed another assault on the same woman with disabilities as last time. The victim did not want to show her face or reveal her name. She's also in hiding, keeping her location a secret.

  School loses more than 400 completed ACT tests

The school's principal blamed the fault on "human error." The tests had not been submitted to the ACT for scoring.

  103-year-old woman owns Senior Games record

Julia "Hurricane" Hawkins, 103, didn't start running until she was 101 years old, and she said she wants people to know it's never too late to get healthy.

  Man misidentified in hospital loses disability, Medicaid payments after being declared dead

Alfonso Bennett was alive and well while his sisters were planning his funeral because they thought he was dead. Bennett is now fighting to get his disability and social security payments.

  Ohio man accused of entering woman’s home, rubbing her feet as she slept

The victim says because of the incident, she’s installing a security system and also plans to get a concealed carry permit.

  Man tried to fake heart attack so accomplice could rob Mass. store, police say

When the fake heart attack didn't work, police say the men approached the front counter with drinks, and when the register was opened, one of them jumped over and grabbed the cash.

  Juneteenth is Wednesday; Here’s why it’s sacred

Although President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation had been signed for more than two years, there was no one to enforce the executive order throughout the slave states until the Union soldiers arrived.

  New York man dies after undergoing liposuction in Dominican Republic

The victim's family is waiting on his autopsy results to determine whether to file charges against the medical center.

  Trump rehashes gripes, rips ‘radical’ Dems in 2020 launch

Jabbing at the press and poking the eye of the political establishment he ran against in 2016, President Donald Trump officially kicked off his reelection campaign Tuesday with a grievance-filled Florida rally that focused more on settling scores than laying out his agenda for a second term.

  Man fined more than $1,000 for flicking cigarette butt

A Nevada smoker said his bad habit cost him more than he expected.

  33K pounds of cocaine seized in one of biggest US drug busts

U.S. authorities seized more than $1 billion worth of cocaine Tuesday from a ship at a Philadelphia port, calling it one of the largest drug busts in American history.

  PG&E to pay $1 billion to local governments in California for wildfire damage

A California utility blamed for igniting several wildfires caused by downed power lines that killed dozens and destroyed thousands of homes agreed Tuesday to pay $1 billion in damages to local governments.

  Trump could have tough time meeting his deportation threat

President Donald Trump's late-night messages promised that starting next week his administration "will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States. They will be removed as fast as they come in."

  Trump: Shanahan out at Pentagon, Esper now acting secretary

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan is withdrawing his nomination to lead the Pentagon.

  US, Iran voice resolve in brinkmanship, say war not sought

The United States and Iran said Tuesday they were not seeking war with each other as tensions simmered between the two in the Persian Gulf and President Donald Trump vowed the U.S. would respond to any attack.

  Kittens are being tossed from vehicles onto bridges in North Carolina, sheriff says

The Craven County Sheriff’s Office said it’s received multiple reports of kittens being found on the Neuse River Bridge in New Bern and on the Highway 70 bridge in James City over the past month.

Man on a scooter pulls gun during road rage incident in Tennessee, deputies say

Deputies arrested a man on a scooter after a heated exchange between him and two other men in pickup trucks.

Dominican officials arrest 11th suspect in David Ortiz case

Authorities in the Dominican Republic on Tuesday announced the arrest of an 11th suspect in the attempted killing of former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz.

Police: Mom intentionally drives into Michigan river; 3 dead

The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety said two upset girls told officers late Monday that a family member had driven a car into the Kalamazoo River. Chief Karianne Thomas says the girls had been in the car, but were let out before it was driven into the water.

Young black bear fatally shot after it grew too familiar with people who regularly fed it

Wildlife officials in Oregon said they were forced to fatally shoot a friendly young black bear after too many people fed it.

  Krispy Kreme debuts new doughnut for 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 moon landing

The chain is giving one of the new doughnuts free to each customer on Saturday at its stores across the country.

  Son chases knife-wielding man who allegedly stole mom’s wallet, phone

Evelin Montes’ brother walked for blocks following the man until police were able to apprehend him. Police recovered a wallet and phone.

Newtown parents score a win in growing fight against hoaxers

Pozner, who lost his 6-year-old son in the Newtown school shooting, has been pushing back for years against hoaxers who have harassed him, subjected him to death threats and claimed that he was an actor and his son never existed.

High school student charged with distributing laced candy after 8 sickened in Va.

News outlets report the 16-year-old girl at Southampton County High School surrendered to the sheriff's office Sunday.

Giant spider snacks on possum

Justine Latton and her husband were on a romantic getaway at Mount Field National Park in the southern state of Tasmania, when what they saw next kind of ruined the mood, 7News reported.

  ‘Dude, you’re killing me’: Body cam video shows officer as he’s dragged by fast car

At times, the suspect was driving the car 60 mph, with the officer hanging out of the window.

  Facebook plans its own currency for 2 billion-plus users

The social media giant is announcing Libra, a cryptocurrency it is creating with more than two dozen partners including Uber, PayPal, Visa and Spotify.

Maggots found on patient’s neck at troubled Hacienda Healthcare facility

This is the same facility where an incapacitated woman gave birth after she was raped by an employee. Officials in Arizona have filed a notice of intent to revoke the facility's license.

  Boy, 5, dies after being shot and dropped off at hospital

Staff at the Froedtert South Hospital-Kenosha Campus called authorities after two people dropped the wounded boy off then left. Authorities have not described the relationship between the adults and the child who died.

Manhattan DA declines to review cases handled by Central Park 5 prosecutor Fairstein

District Attorney Cyrus Vance said he will not reopen thousands of cases handled by former Manhattan DA Sex Crimes Unit Chief Linda Fairstein.

Police find man driving with human torso in car in Tenn.

Officers discovered the torso after the suspect fled a traffic stop on the highway but crashed his car nearby.

  Six Flags worker claims gender discrimination after he was told to go home over pierced ear

Jamieson Minor got the piercing after receiving his first paycheck. His mother is now fighting for her son to return to work.

  Taco Bell’s ‘Steal a Game, Steal a Taco’ giveaway set for Tuesday

Thanks to the fast food chain's 'Steal a Game, Steal a Taco' promotion for the NBA Finals, people can get a free Doritos Locos Taco at participating locations between 2 and 6 p.m. local time.

  Baby bitten by 5-foot-long snake while playing in Mass. kitchen

The snake mostly likely entered the home through the garage then worked its way to the kitchen through the piping, according to animal control.

  Kansas boy very lucky to survive knife impaling his face

The knife was embedded in his skull and extended to just under his brain. The blade's tip, meanwhile, was pushing against his carotid artery, which supplies the brain with blood.

  Mother angry after son with autism named ‘Most Likely to Get Lost in a Crowd’ by teachers

The mother says the school principal apologized and asked for forgiveness, but she wants a meeting with the superintendent and more education for the teachers involved.

  Teen credits Bible, phone tracking app with saving her life after car crash into N.C. ravine

The 17-year-old’s car hydroplaned and flipped into a ravine, but her family was able to find her using a smartphone tracking app.

  Man killed, 5 wounded in party shooting in Philadelphia; motive unknown

Authorities say a 24-year-old man who was shot in the back died at a hospital.

  Police: 4 shot, 3 arrested at Raptors rally in Toronto

Gunfire broke out and a stampede ensued as fans celebrated at a rally Monday for the NBA champion Raptors, leaving four people shot and thousands fleeing less than a block from where the players and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sat on stage.

You could get paid $10,000 for 2 weeks of eating ribs and traveling the country

If you like BBQ ribs and road trips, then Reynolds Wrap has quite the tasty job offer for you.

  US-Iran move closer to a flashpoint as tensions spike

The Pentagon on Monday ordered another 1,000 American troops to the Middle East, moving to bolster security in a region reeling from hostile attacks on commercial ships that the U.S. has blamed on Iran.

Combat vets in jury pool for decorated Navy SEAL’s trial

Combat veterans from the Navy and Marines were among possible jurors Monday in the trial of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with killing an Islamic State prisoner in his care in Iraq.

  Couple asks for return of wooden bear statues stolen by porch pirates

A Colorado couple wants their wooden bear statues back after two men brazenly swiped them from their front porch.

Lawyers: Files sent by Alex Jones contained child porn

Lawyers for the families of children and adults killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School disclosed Monday that child pornography was found in electronic files sent to them by Infowars host Alex Jones.

Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine announces he has throat cancer

The treatment has already begun, Dave Mustaine said, adding the band will cancel most of its shows this year.

2 dead, 11 injured in shootings within a 30-hour span in Louisville

Police say none of the incidents appear to be related.

Scientists take a peek behind those sad puppy dog eyes

New research suggests that over thousands of years of dog domestication, people preferred pups that could pull off that appealing, sad look. And that encouraged the development of the facial muscle that creates it.

  Cosmetics, personal care items send kids to hospital every few hours

A new study conducted by researchers found that 64,686 children younger than 5 years old were treated in U.S. emergency departments for injuries related to cosmetics and personal care products from 2002 through 2016.

  ‘Hunger Games’ prequel novel coming in 2020

A decade after seemingly wrapping up "The Hunger Games," Suzanne Collins is bringing readers back to Panem.

  Gloria Vanderbilt, jeans queen, heiress, dies at age 95

Fashion icon and heiress Gloria Vanderbilt has died at the age of 95, her son Anderson Cooper announced Monday on CNN.

Pit bull ‘hijacks’ police officer’s patrol car

A Kilgore, Texas, police officer was trying to round up an aggressive pit bull over the weekend, when he got outsmarted by the canine.

Measles: 1,044 cases reported so far this year

The Centers for Disease Control reported the latest count as of Friday. This marks the largest number reported in the U.S. since 1992.