The Latest: California urges people to conserve energy

The operator of California's electrical grid is calling for voluntary conservation of power due to high temperatures in most of the West, reduced electricity, tight natural gas supplies in the Southern California area and high wildfire risk
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The Latest: Central Texas reports all-time record highs

Record heat has settled deep in the heart of Texas as temperatures in some Central Texas cities set all-time record highs
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US Southwest swelters with temperatures up to 120 degrees

Parts of southern Arizona have been placed on an excessive heat warning with temperatures expected to approach 120 degrees this week
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US Southwest swelters with temps up to 120 forecast

Parts of southern Arizona have been placed on an excessive heat warning with temperatures expected to approach 120 degrees this week
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Crews recover bodies of 2 men who drowned off Georgia beach

Authorities recover the bodies of 2 men who drowned in the ocean off Georgia's largest public beach
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Jury deliberations begin in fraud trial of Paul Manafort

Jurors begin deliberations in the financial fraud trial of Paul Manafort
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Moran to speak about global security on 9/11 anniversary

U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran is speaking at Kansas State University about global security on the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks
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Passersby rescue woman being beaten at shopping center

Police say a woman who was being beaten and robbed at an Alabama shopping center had been rescued by passersby
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Prosecutors: Arrests made in Indiana synagogue vandalism

Federal prosecutors say they've made arrests in connection with vandalism that left anti-Semitic graffiti spray-painted at a suburban Indianapolis synagogue
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'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died

Singer Aretha Franklin, the iconic "Queen of Soul" who voiced classics such as "Respect," "Think" and "Chain of Fools," has died at 76.
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Fall trial set for ex-SC lawmaker charged in corruption case

The former chairman of one of South Carolina's most powerful legislative committees is set to go on trial later this year on charges part of a wide-ranging probe into Statehouse corruption
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Suspected gang members arrested on narcotics, fraud charges

Authorities say a months-long investigation into the Puente 13 street gang has led to a dozen alleged gang members being arrested on federal narcotics and fraud charges in Southern California
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Woman accused of faking own kidnapping, sending ransom notes

A woman has been accused of staging her own kidnapping and sending her father fake ransom notes demanding $400
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North Dakota small grains harvest ahead of average pace

The small grains harvest in North Dakota remains ahead of the average pace
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Was a great white shark to blame for Cape Cod attack?

Massachusetts' leading shark expert is trying to determine if the first person to be attacked in waters off the state since 2012 was bitten by a great white shark.
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Many state offices closed during Bennington Battle Day

Many state offices are closed in Vermont for Bennington Battle Day, a state holiday commemorating the Battle at Bennington
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Small grains harvest in the final stages in South Dakota

South Dakota's small grains harvest is in the final stages
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Settlement in California suit over treatment of LGBT inmates

The American Civil Liberties Union and the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department have agreed to settle a lawsuit over the treatment of LGBTQ inmates in county jails
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Germany's Bayer says it can start integrating Monsanto

German pharmaceutical company Bayer AG says it can now start integrating U.S. seed and weed-killer maker Monsanto Co. after completing the required sale of some of its crop science business
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Truck driver dies after veering off roadway and crashing

State police upstate New York say a 55-year-old Essex County man died when a tractor trailer he was driving veered off the roadway and crashed into trees
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Murder trial to start for Texas officer who shot teen in car

Murder trial for former Texas police officer who killed a black teenager highlights heightened role that video evidence plays in high-profile police shootings
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Colorado man arrested after pregnant wife, 2 children vanish

Authorities say a Colorado man has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of his pregnant wife and their two young children
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Woman swept into lake by flash flood called 911, loved ones

A woman who survived being swept into one of the Finger Lakes by a flash flood says she called 911 and her family to say she didn't think she'd survive the ordeal
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Medford airport sees more than 100,000 passengers in July

Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport is coming off of its biggest month ever
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Police: Man charged with fatally shooting granddaughter

Police say an Ohio woman didn't have her keys to the house where she and her grandfather lived and was knocking on his bedroom window to wake him up when he fatally shot her
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Exams lost in transit; students may have to retake tests

About 200 Florida high school students may have to retake tests after learning that the United Parcel Service lost a box containing college credit exams they took last spring
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Passersby rescue woman being beaten in at shopping center

Police say a woman who was being beaten and robbed at an Alabama shopping center had been rescued by passersby
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'Weaponization of faith': Examples from clergy abuse report

A landmark grand jury report on clergy abuse in six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania detailed how priests often used religious rituals, symbols of the faith and the threat of eternity in hell to groom, molest and rape children.
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Ex-ISU student gets 10 years on work release in man's death

A former Indiana State University student who fatally shot a man at an off-campus housing complex has been sentenced to 10 years on work release
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Judge: Teen charged with killing couple still incompetent

A judge has ruled the Virginia teenager accused of killing the parents of a girl he had been dating remains incompetent to stand trial
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Trial set for caretaker accused of sexual abuse of 2 clients

A Sept. 11 trial start has been scheduled for a Mason City caretaker accused of sexually assaulting two of his clients
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70 years after Babe Ruth's death, fans still flock to grave

70 years after Babe Ruth's death, fans still flock to his grave with tributes: baseballs, bats, beer and more
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US newsrooms to Trump: We're not enemies of the people

America's newsrooms are pushing back at President Donald Trump's demonizing of the news media as the "enemy of the people"
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Man accused of sex trafficking in 9 states

A man accused of sex trafficking in nine states is jailed in eastern Wisconsin
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4 state workers credited with saving suicidal runaway

Authorities are crediting four state Transportation Department workers with saving the life of a suicidal runaway who jumped from an Interstate 90 bridge in Sioux Falls and tried to run into traffic
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Remains found in Olympic National Park belong to hiker

Human remains discovered in a remote area of Olympic National Park over the weekend have been confirmed to belong to a hiker who was reported missing last year
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Explosion at bagel store blows out building doors, windows

Fire officials in upstate New York say a stove at a bagel store has caused an explosion that blew out the shop's doors and windows
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Mom 'depressed' before driving into Kansas River with kids

A Missouri woman who is charged with killing her 5-year-old daughter and critically injuring her 1-year-old son by intentionally driving into the Kansas River told authorities she wanted to die and didn't want anyone else to have her children
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Family sues after police enter home, point guns at kids

A new lawsuit alleges Chicago police officers pointed guns at a family, including at 9- and 5-year-old children, after bursting into the wrong apartment with a search warrant last year
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Kroger begins testing driverless grocery deliveries

Kroger initiates testing of driverless grocery deliveries in Arizona
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Baltimore trades bike-share for dockless scooter, bike pilot

Baltimore has traded its bike-share program for a pilot program offering dockless scooters and bikes
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South Carolina man faces 3 charges of animal cruelty

A man is facing several animal cruelty charges after more than a dozen malnourished animals were found on his property in South Carolina
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Ditech Financial to close Rapid City call center

A mortgage lending firm plans to close its call center in Rapid City that employs about 450 people
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Olympic gymnasts Ross and Kocian: we were abused by Nassar

Olympic gold-medal winning gymnasts Kyla Ross and Madison Kocian say they are among the sexual abuse victims of disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar
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Police: Driver hits, kills highway flagger in eastern Oregon

Police say a driver struck and killed a construction flagger in northeast Oregon
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Storm forecast to become hurricane far out in east Pacific

A strengthening tropical storm is swirling out in the eastern Pacific, while another named storm is moving across the open Atlantic, and neither poses any immediate threat to land
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Attorneys for accused Minot nurses want cases dismissed

Attorneys for two former Minot nurses accused of stealing prescribed drugs for hospice patients are seeking to have the cases dismissed on a technicality
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Police: Pizza driver's call leads to discovery of body

Police in New Hampshire say a pizza delivery driver's call led them to a man's home and the discovery of his dead mother
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Several people rescue woman being beaten in robbery attempt

Police say a woman who was being beaten and robbed at an Alabama shopping center had been rescued by passersby
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Officials: Arrest made in crash death of off-duty officer

Officials say a suspect has been arrested in the hit-and-run death of an off-duty Wayne County sheriff's sergeant who was struck and dragged while jogging
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County planning board approves proposed chicken farm

A proposal for a giant chicken farm has been advanced by the Lincoln-Lancaster County Planning Commission
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Police: Woman left child in vehicle at casino for 90 minutes

Police say a 3-month-old girl was left alone in a running vehicle outside a Rhode Island casino for about 90 minutes while her mother was inside
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Utility wants lost revenue from 2016 Louisiana flooding

A major electric utility wants to recover nearly $6 million in revenue lost in flooding in Louisiana in 2016
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Man gets year in prison for theft from low-income program

A Rapid City man has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for stealing from a program that provides legal services to low-income people including on American Indian reservations in the Dakotas
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Reports of counterfeit money surfacing again in Huron

Huron police are investigating more reports of counterfeit money being circulated at local businesses
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Man accused of Iowa bar stabbings plans intoxication defense

A Mason City man accused of stabbing five people at a downtown bar intends to rely on defenses of intoxication and diminished responsibility
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Jury returns first-degree murder indictment in prison death

An inmate accused of killing a guard at the Stillwater prison last month has been indicted on first-degree murder charges
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Fatal shooting under investigation in Kansas City, Kansas

Authorities are investigating a fatal shooting in Kansas City, Kansas
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Authorities: Doctor dies in northeast Indiana tractor mishap

Authorities say a doctor who had his medical license revoked in 2016 has died after being pinned between a fence post and a tractor in northeastern Indiana
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Player in Connecticut trafficking ring wants to plead guilty

A Connecticut man charged with recruiting young intellectually disabled and mentally ill men into a human trafficking ring and providing them to wealthy clients for sex has said he's willing to plead guilty
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Authorities: Man fleeing gunman is shot, run over by vehicle

Authorities say a man apparently was trying to flee from a gunman when he was shot and run over by a vehicle in New Jersey's largest city
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Delaware man accused of sexually assaulting boy met online

Police say a Delaware man assaulted an underage boy he met on an online dating app
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Fleeing suspect reports fake active shooter to avoid arrest

Authorities say a suspect in an eastern Missouri burglary called a hospital to report an active shooter to create a diversion as he fled from police
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Lawmaker proposing to change wind energy tax distribution

A state legislator wants to change how wind energy tax revenue is distributed in North Dakota
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Out of frying pan into road: Chicken fat spills in Delaware

A slam on the brakes sent chicken fat spilling onto a Delaware road, shutting down the slickened lanes for nearly two hours
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Police: Man dies while kite surfing on Lake Erie

Police in Hamburg, New York say a man has died while kite surfing on Lake Erie
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Alabama officials investigate high school hazing report

A sheriff's department in Alabama is investigating a report of hazing at a high school earlier this year
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Gang member convicted of shooting 2 at Boston subway station

A member of the violent MS-13 gang from New York has been convicted of shooting a rival as well as an innocent bystander at a Boston subway station in 2016
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Bus driver comforts child who had wandered off from home

A bus driver took action when she saw a little girl standing in the street in a T-shirt and underwear
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Woman fatally shot on front porch of family member's home

Authorities say a woman found shot to death on the front porch of a family member's Philadelphia home may have been targeted
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Assateague park herd stallion struck last week euthanized

A 2-year-old stallion struck by a car last week at a national park on Maryland's Eastern Shore has been euthanized
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2 bodies found in woods near Kansas City area lake

Authorities are investigating after two bodies were found in the woods near a Kansas City area lake
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Man gets probation for hitting garbage collector

A man has been given a year of probation for knocking down a sanitation worker with his vehicle during an argument in an Omaha suburb
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Miami Beach offering 6 lifeguard towers in online auction

The city of Miami Beach is offering six iconic and colorful lifeguard towers up for bids in an online auction
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Company blames hacker after jobseeker told name is 'ghetto'

A suburban St. Louis clinic that treats men with low testosterone is blaming a hacker after a jobseeker was told her name was too "ghetto."
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Odor diverts Philadelphia-bound flight to North Carolina

A Frontier Airlines jetliner has arrived in Philadelphia nine hours after an odor forced it to land in North Carolina
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City OKs $225K settlement with ex-public works director

The Detroit enclave of Hamtramck has approved $225,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by a former public works director who alleged racial discrimination and retaliation after he said he uncovered city corruption
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Top Iowa State Fair concession food for 2018? Apple Egg Roll

People attending the Iowa State Fair have selected the Apple Egg Roll as the best new concession food for 2018
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Paper or plastic? South Carolina county to end the choice

Plastic bags will be banned in a South Carolina county
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Plane narrowly misses van crossing runway for barbecue

A jetliner taking off narrowly missed hitting an airport van that crossed a runway to go to an employee barbeque
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Stephen Curry supports women's game by hosting girls camps

Warriors star Stephen Curry has hosted two top high school girls in his select camp with the boys
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Husband arrested in missing family case in Colorado

Authorities say the husband of a missing family in Colorado has been arrested in connection with the case
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Air conditioning unit fire causes nursing home evacuation

Fire officials in suburban Philadelphia say a nursing home had to be evacuated when an air conditioning unit caught fire
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Nevada Democrats hope Latinos can propel them to victory

Nevada Democrats are working to register and engage Latino voters ahead of this year's midterms, hoping to re-create the big wins the state's Hispanic and immigrant community helped deliver in 2016
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California considers limiting broad 'felony murder' law

California lawmakers are considering limiting the state's "felony murder" rule that holds accomplices to the same standard as if they had personally committed the crime
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State Police investigating shooting by Otero County deputies

New Mexico State Police say they're investigating a deputy-involved shooting that has left one suspect wounded
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Suburban Chicago man charged in prominent attorney's death

66-year-old suburban Chicago man charged in death of prominent attorney who argued cases before the US Supreme Court
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3 deaths reported in hepatitis A outbreak, but its waning

Health officials say a hepatitis A outbreak that originally spread from San Diego has killed three people in Utah, but it's now on the wane
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Police: Man stole iPhone from 8-year-old boy

New York City police are searching for a man who they say stole an iPhone from an 8-year-old boy.
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Ex-Virginia youth pastor gets 58 years in triple slaying

A former Virginia youth pastor was sentenced to 58 years in prison for killing his wife, stepdaughter and the stepdaughter's boyfriend last Thanksgiving
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Deputy, suspect shot while exchanging gunfire in Colorado

A sheriff's deputy has been shot while exchanging gunfire with a suspect in northern Colorado
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Avondale man to be arraigned in killing of state trooper

An Avondale man is scheduled to be arraigned on charges in the shooting death of a rookie state trooper during a roadside struggle on Interstate 10
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Arizona court to rule on appeal in 2 home-invasion killings

The Arizona Supreme Court is scheduled Thursday to rule on a death row inmate's appeal in the shooting deaths of a man and his 9-year-old daughter during a 2009 home invasion
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People possibly exposed to Hepatitis A at West Virginia bar

A West Virginia health department says people who attended a cookout earlier this month at a Charleston bar may have been exposed to Hepatitis A
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Officials: Man dies after he's shot, run over by vehicle

Authorities in New Jersey are investigating the death of 43-year-old man who they say was shot and run over by a vehicle
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University of Akron to phase out 80 degree programs

The University of Akron will phase out 80 degree programs as it adjusts to changing demands
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