High-pressure steam leak in Manhattan; no injuries reported

A steam pipe exploded beneath Fifth Avenue in Manhattan early Thursday, hurling chunks of asphalt, sending a geyser of billowing white steam stories into the air and forcing pedestrians to take cover
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Police arrest nearly 200 people in Connecticut 'sweep'

Police agencies across Connecticut have arrested nearly 200 people wanted for a variety of felonies and misdemeanors during a statewide arrest warrant "sweep."
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Climber gets injured, stuck trying to climb sports arena

A man who tried to climb the roof of a sports arena where the University of Florida basketball team plays had to be rescued after he got injured
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Zuckerberg clarifies stance on policy for Holocaust deniers

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is clarifying his stance pertaining to Holocaust deniers after getting some blowback on social media
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Toddler OK after being ejected during multivehicle crash

Police in Syracuse say a 2-year-old child has survived with only minor injuries after being thrown from a car that overturned in a five-vehicle crash that left a motorcyclist seriously injured
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Indiana cites contractor in worker's death at IU's campus

Indiana regulators have cited a contractor for serious workplace safety violations found following a worker's death at an Indiana University construction site
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Injuries reported in blast a Pennsylvania Army depot

An explosion at an Army depot in Pennsylvania has left some workers injured
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Woodward man drowns in northwestern Oklahoma lake

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a 22-year-old Woodward man has drowned in northwestern Oklahoma
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Authorities: Missing Indiana 9-year-old, mom found safe

Authorities in northern Indiana say a 9-year-old boy has been found safe after being abducted by his mother, who doesn't have custody
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Carnival workers arrested in deaths of Kansas fair vendors

Authorities have arrested three carnival workers in the deaths of two vendors who disappeared from a fair in Kansas and were found in a shallow grave in an Arkansas forest
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Test: No alcohol in man whose vehicle killed a Danish girl

A breath test shows a South Carolina man had no alcohol in his system when his vehicle struck and killed an 11-year-old Danish girl on a city sidewalk earlier this month
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Appleton signs off on sports complex funding

The City of Appleton has approved a funding plan for a $30 million Fox Valley indoor sports complex
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University of Texas museum unveils painting of Klan members

A new exhibit at the University of Texas Blanton Museum of Art is a 30-foot, four-panel painting "The City I," a monochromatic treatment of modern-day Ku Klux Klan members
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22 people injured in California military base tent collapse

Authorities say 22 people have been injured in a tent collapse at a Central California military base
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Zuckerberg clarifies statements on treatment of fake news

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is clarifying his stance pertaining to Holocaust deniers after getting some blowback on social media
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Woman accused of taking granddaughter has charges reduced

Authorities have reduced charges against a Tyndall woman accused of unlawfully removing her 1-year-old grandchild from a daycare in Scotland in May
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Baltimore man could get life after 9 die in heroin overdoses

A 24-year-old Baltimore man has pleaded guilty to a heroin distribution conspiracy linked to 27 overdoses _ nine of them fatal
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Rapid City man gets 12 years for car attack that injured man

A Rapid City man who drove a car into a group of people at an outdoor basketball court has been sentenced to 12 years in prison
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Inmate used weapon to kill Minnesota corrections officer

Corrections officials say the officer killed by an inmate at a Minnesota state prison was attacked with a weapon
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Police: Indiana 9-year-old abducted by mom, may be at risk

Authorities in northern Indiana believe a 9-year-old boy is in serious danger after he was abducted by his mother, who doesn't have custody
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Amendments are ballot twist in North Carolina power struggle

An intense power struggle between North Carolina Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper will shift to voting booths this fall
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Man accused in Texas student's death says he didn't kill her

A 20-year-old man on trial in the slaying of a University of Texas freshman on campus in 2016 has taken the stand and denied killing her
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Houston man shoots would-be intruder to protect wife

Police say a Houston man shot one of two would-be home intruders who grabbed his wife's purse in the driveway of their home and were trying to force her inside
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Rapid City-based Regional Health abruptly changes leadership

Rapid City-based Regional Health has abruptly changed leadership
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Omaha firefighters using new hazmat testing device

Omaha firefighters have deployed a new, high-tech device to test potentially dangerous substances
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Driver in fatal shooting of store clerk gets 20 years

A Connecticut man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in the 2015 shooting death of a clerk at a New Haven convenience store
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Woman sentenced in killing of her girlfriend's ex-girlfriend

A woman who pleaded guilty in the killing of her girlfriend's ex-girlfriend has been sentenced to 15 years in Virginia prison
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Snapchat videos help Bismarck police nab vandalism suspects

Bismarck police say social media postings were instrumental in tracking down three juveniles in connection with vandalism at an outdoor theater complex
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Sheriff: Search underway for man who pulled gun on officer

Authorities say they're searching for an "armed and dangerous" man a day after a police officer fired a shot at the man during a traffic stop in western New York
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Insurance salesman sentenced for stealing man's inheritance

An insurance salesman convicted of stealing a client's inheritance is now headed to prison
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'Free diver' missing while exploring underwater Florida cave

A diver who was exploring an underwater cave near Florida's Gulf Coast has gone missing
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Woman, teen, died in highway car crash

New Hampshire State Police say two passengers, including a 14-year-old girl, have died in a car crash on Route 101 in Exeter
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Pittsburgh man killed in North Dakota plane crash identified

Authorities have identified a Pennsylvania man who died in the crash of a small plane in North Dakota
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South Carolina deputies wound shooting suspect

South Carolina authorities say a vehicle chase in which a man fired at deputies through a sunroof with an assault rifle ended with deputies shooting and wounding the suspect.
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1 dead, 2 injured in shooting at Florida motel

Authorities say one man was killed and two others were injured in a shooting outside a Florida motel
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Defendant pleads not guilty in reservation slaying

A New Mexico man has pleaded not guilty in a fatal shooting on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota
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Sioux City upgrades alert system for fire and rescue calls

Sioux City's fire department is using a new system that officials say should trim several seconds off response times
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13-year-old boy shot in head from brother's gun dies

Authorities say a 13-year-old boy received a gunshot to the head from his brother's gun and has died
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Councilwoman alleges police used excessive force on teen son

Police in Connecticut's largest city are investigating a complaint by a city councilwoman who says officers used excessive force while apprehending her 15-year-old son
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New state program aims to help dairies comply with fed rules

North Dakota's Agriculture Department has launched a program to help dairy operations in the state with the cost of complying with national rules for fluid milk
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Man who faced robbery charges convicted in stun gun case

A 71-year-old man who once was charged with robbing three northern Michigan banks has been convicted in an unrelated stun gun possession case
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Police: Woman driving drunk hits, injures teen sister

Authorities say a Pennsylvania woman was driving drunk when she struck and seriously injured her 15-year-old sister after the teen apparently jumped on the hood of a moving vehicle
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Police: Man attacked with baseball bats in Fargo

Police are investigating an assault with baseball bats at a residence in Fargo
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Toddler dies after being left in car for 8 hours

Authorities in Florida say they're investigating the death of a toddler who was left in a car for more than eight hours
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Medical marijuana centers face food-safety inspections

One of Florida's largest medical marijuana treatment centers has stopped processing cannabis until it meets a food-safety inspection deadline
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School district buying 6 new buses following deadly crash

A New Jersey school district is buying six buses equipped with three-point seat belts, part of its efforts to improve safety following a crash in May that killed a student and a teacher
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Felon gets 10 years for having gun used to kill child

A Tennessee man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for possessing the gun authorities say a toddler used to fatally shoot a 7-year-old
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Florida diver goes missing after exploring underwater cave

A diver who was exploring an underwater cave near Florida's Gulf Coast has gone missing
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Police: Man accidentally shoots himself in warehouse store

Police are investigating after a man apparently accidentally shot himself in a Massachusetts warehouse store
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'Taste kiss of death': Cops say HIV-positive man spat on RN

An Alabama man who police say is HIV-positive is accused of spitting on a nurse, telling her to "taste the last kiss of death."
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Sex offender gets 15 years for distribution child porn

A convicted sex offender in Omaha has been imprisoned for distributing child pornography
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Georgia woman accused of putting dead newborn in freezer

A Georgia woman is in jail after putting the body of her newborn son in a freezer
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Bruce Springsteen surprises audience at Billy Joel concert

Bruce Springsteen propped himself on top of Billy Joel's piano to sing a duet with The Piano Man, who was celebrating a milestone Wednesday night
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Fire destroys most of Catholic school in Pennsylvania

A fast-moving fire has destroyed a Catholic school in Pennsylvania
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Man charged after radio personality's slaying gets sentence

The fourth and final person facing charges following a burglary that led to the 2016 beating death of a western Indiana radio personality has been sentenced
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Police: Train hits, kills 2 women walking in Maryland

Police in Maryland say a freight train has struck and killed two women who had been walking near railroad tracks
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Man gets probation for supplying alcohol to underage woman

A man has been given probation for supplying alcohol to a 19-year-old woman who authorities say was drunk when her vehicle hit a tree in northern Iowa, killing her
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Upper Peninsula district finds elevated lead in some water

A school district in Michigan's Upper Peninsula says tests found elevated levels of lead in water at some of its buildings
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Flood relief program official gets job with its contractor

A staffer who resigned from a housing program aimed at helping West Virginia flood victims now has a job with its largest contractor
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Woman charged in mother's crossbow killing dies in jail

A Pennsylvania woman who was charged with killing her mother with a crossbow has died in jail
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Tollway plans temporary lane closures for Interstate 88 work

Illinois Tollway officials are scheduling overnight lane closures on the Reagan Memorial Tollway this week and next as part of the Interstate 88 reconstruction project in suburban Chicago
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PETA seeks records on 54 stingray deaths at Brookfield Zoo

An animal rights organization has filed a lawsuit against Brookfield Zoo located outside Chicago in a search for documents that could shed light on the 2015 deaths of 54 stingrays
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Chicago-area man exonerated after serving 10 years in prison

A suburban Chicago man who spent the last 10 years in prison for murder has been released
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Kentucky's Paul shares Trump's skepticism of US intervention

On issue of resisting US intervention abroad, Trump finds an ally in Kentucky's Rand Paul
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Nearly 1,000 local leaders to attend Indiana opioid summit

A spokeswoman for the Indiana Supreme Court says nearly 1,000 local leaders from all 92 Indiana counties have registered to attend a Statewide Opioid Summit next week
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Michigan officials back federal wildlife conservation plan

Michigan officials want Congress to approve legislation that would boost funding for fish and wildlife conservation
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Alabama school district ditches uniform policy of 2 decades

An Alabama public school district is ditching its mandatory uniform policy, freeing the district's 24,000-plus students to wear whatever they want that complies with the new dress code
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Retailer's Georgia distribution facility to bring 130 jobs

A national retailer's plans for a distribution center in Georgia will bring 130 jobs to the area
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10-month-old baby ingests meth; mother arrested

A West Virginia woman has been arrested after her 10-month-old baby tested positive for methamphetamine
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Arizona murder suspect held without bond after extradition

An Arizona murder suspect who fled the country 15 years ago is being held without bond in Phoenix after being extradited from Argentina
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Yavapai County judge plans to retire this fall after 4 years

Yavapai County Superior Court Judge Pro Tem Jeffrey Paupore has announced his intention to retire this fall after four years
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Selfies snapped on stolen cellphone used to ID thief

Louisiana police are searching for a man who stole a cellphone at gunpoint and then snapped few selfies on the device that uploaded to the rightful owner's cloud
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Police: Vandals damage tombs at historic Florida cemetery

Florida police say vandals have attacked multiple tombs at a historic Tampa graveyard
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Police: Homeless Mississippi man attacks man with knife

Authorities say a homeless man in Mississippi attacked another homeless man with a weapon the victim told police was a machete
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Arizona man found guilty of stealing from US military base

A former government contractor has been convicted of stealing and selling U.S. military equipment from his Arizona home
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Town outside Grand Canyon to break ground on housing project

A tiny town at the edge of the Grand Canyon's South Rim to break ground on housing project
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Former state police officer to head Workplace Standards

Acting Kentucky Labor Secretary David A. Dickerson has appointed Dwayne Depp as the commissioner of the Department of Workplace Standards
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First 4 statues in Richmond women's monument fully funded

The first four statues have been commissioned for a new women's monument at Virginia's Capitol Square
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Woman hospitalized after stingray attack in Florida

Authorities say a woman was hospitalized after being stung by a stingray at a Florida beach
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Mississippi man gets 4 years for stealing sick dad's money

A Mississippi man has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to stealing more than $19,000 from his father who was in hospice care
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Tennessee officer charged with assaulting jail inmate

Authorities say a former corrections officer in Tennessee has been charged with assaulting an inmate
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Pre-K expansion back on agenda for key New Mexico panel

Key New Mexico lawmakers are scheduled to listen to early childhood education experts as advocates push to expand pre-Kindergarten classes through the state
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Panel to summarize 6 constitutional amendments invites input

A state panel that will provide explanations to voters on six proposed amendments to the North Carolina Constitution on November ballots is inviting the public to offer suggestions
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Ship coming home after striking chemical weapons facilities

A U.S. guided-missile destroyer that targeted chemical weapons facilities in Syria is returning to its port in Virginia
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