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New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez will resign following bribery conviction

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Longtime U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey will resign next month, the Associated Press reported Tuesday, a development that comes after his Democratic colleagues called on him to step down following a federal bribery conviction.

The expected announcement comes a week after Menendez was convicted of selling the powers of his office in ...Read more

Couple found dead in life raft after trying to sail across the Atlantic

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A Canadian couple who were found dead in their life raft after a failed attempted to sail across the Atlantic Ocean have been identified.

Brett Clibbery, 70, and his wife, Sarah Packwood, 60, had set sail on June 11 from Halifax Harbour in Nova Scotia, intending to sail to the Azores, a group of Portuguese islands about 2,000 miles away in the ...Read more

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'Ready, aim, fire': Florida man accused of social media posts threatening Trump, Vance

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A Jupiter man was arrested Friday after police said he allegedly made multiple online posts that “praised” the recent attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump and other threatening posts against the Republican presidential nominee and his running mate U.S. Sen. JD Vance.

Michael M. Wiseman, 68, was ...Read more

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Bodycam footage shows police killing of Illinois woman Sonya Massey

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An Illinois police officer fatally shot a woman in her own home as she apologized and held a pot of hot water, according to bodycam video released Monday.

Sean Grayson of the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office fatally shot Sonya Massey, a 36-year-old Black woman, at her home in Springfield. Grayson, a 30-year-old white man, has been charged ...Read more

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Key Bridge rebuild receives federal environmental approval

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BALTIMORE — There are still structures to be demolished, designs to be drawn up and a bridge to be built. But the Francis Scott Key Bridge rebuild now has federal environmental approval, one of many steps before the replacement span will again stand above the Patapsco River.

All federally funded transportation projects must be analyzed for ...Read more

Washington's Garfield County closes jail and will pay family $2.5 million after man's suicide

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SEATTLE — Garfield County has agreed to pay $2.5 million to the parents and young daughter of a 36-year-old man who killed himself while detained in a dungeonlike basement cell in the county courthouse and has shut down its decrepit jail.

Kyle Lara was locked in a dank basement cell in solitary confinement after being arrested for suspicion ...Read more

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NASA's massive moon booster arrives to Kennedy Space Center

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — It’s still covered up in what looks like the world’s larges PEZ dispenser, but the core stage booster for NASA’s Space Launch System rocket for the Artemis II moon mission arrived by barge to Florida on Tuesday.

The 212-foot-long tank still sits hidden within NASA’s Pegasus barge with its ridged, football-...Read more

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Boring burglar tunnels into California gun store, steals $40,000 in merchandise

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LOS ANGELES — You've heard of drilling for oil and gas. But guns?

More than 50 firearms were stolen from a Placer County gun store after a thief bored a hole into an outside wall while the business was closed, authorities said.

According to the Placer County Sheriff's Office, the thief began making a hole into the wall at Foothill Firearms ...Read more

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Netanyahu says prospects for a hostage deal with Hamas improving

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said conditions for a cease-fire and hostage deal with Hamas are “becoming ripe,” suggesting the two sides are getting closer to agreeing to at least a temporary halt to their war in Gaza.

Netanyahu spoke while in Washington on his first foreign trip since the conflict began almost nine months ago....Read more

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Harris hits trail under pressure to prove she can beat Trump

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Vice President Kamala Harris will launch her nascent presidential campaign in earnest Tuesday with a rally in Milwaukee seeking to answer the biggest question on skittish Democrats’ minds: How does she plan to beat Donald Trump?

Harris, thrust suddenly into the fray after Joe Biden announced Sunday that he wouldn’t seek reelection, has ...Read more

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Israel's showdown with Hamas, Hezbollah leaves evacuees in limbo

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When the Hezbollah militant group began trading rocket fire with Israel in October, Zoe Sages and her family left their home near the Lebanese border and decamped to a hotel further south.

More than nine months later, they and hundreds of other members of the Sasa kibbutz are still there, striving to maintain their communal way of life and ...Read more

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Florida sheriff issued summons over Instagram post believed to show Madeline Soto's body

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ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orange-Osceola State Attorney’s Office last week quietly filed a summons against Osceola Sheriff Marcos López, accusing him of posting a photo of 13-year-old Madeline Soto’s dead body to Instagram.

Court records show the summons was filed July 15, accusing the sheriff of violating public records law in posting the ...Read more

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Dozens of fugitives, some violent, captured in Las Vegas sweep

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A 10-day sweep in Las Vegas of wanted fugitives by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies ended Friday with a total of 38 people arrested, including some of the area’s most violent suspects, the U.S. Marshals Service said Monday.

The series of raids, known as Operation Washout-Las Vegas, started on July 10 with a task force of 11 ...Read more

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Missouri attorney general keeps fighting against innocence claims. Is it an 'immoral position'?

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In the past week, Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey’s office has argued that a wrongfully convicted woman should remain in prison and a man with an innocence claim should not get his day in court, even as he faces a looming death sentence.

The moves are just the latest — and some of the most extreme — in a series of steps he’s ...Read more

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Secret Service director resigns after Trump rally shooting

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WASHINGTON — Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle has resigned in the wake of the firestorm over her agency’s failure to protect former President Donald Trump from an assassination attempt at a Pennsylvania rally.

The Department of Homeland Security confirmed Tuesday that she stepped down, the day after she testified in the House about ...Read more

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Slammed over Trump shooting security, US Secret Service director Cheatle resigns

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The director of the Secret Service resigned Tuesday amid growing criticism over security lapses during the assassination attempt against former President Donald Trump.

Kimberly Cheatle had faced growing calls to step down from both Democrats and Republicans.

“I take full responsibility for the security lapse,” she said in an email to staff...Read more

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'Rocking with Kamala Harris': Thousands of Black men rally, raise money on Zoom call

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ATLANTA — In 2019, one of Bakari Sellers’ twin daughters was born with a rare liver condition in a birth that nearly killed his wife. Sellers, a former South Carolina politician and current CNN political commentator has told the story before.

But on Monday night on a Zoom call with more than 20,000 Black men, he couldn’t stop the tears ...Read more

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Koreatown building's transformation into homeless housing is a win for LA4LA program

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LOS ANGELES — The stylish co-living apartment building in Koreatown was all but complete when the bottom fell out.

Inflation had eaten up $14 million in construction loans. The interest rate on the primary loan had more than doubled to 10%, and there was nothing left to make payments.

Facing default or a fire sale, owner Prophet Walker ...Read more

Israel's showdown with Hamas, Hezbollah leaves evacuees in limbo

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When the Hezbollah militant group began trading rocket fire with Israel in October, Zoe Sages and her family left their home near the Lebanese border and decamped to a hotel further south.

More than nine months later, they and hundreds of other members of the Sasa kibbutz are still there, striving to maintain their communal way of life and ...Read more

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NYC Correction staff blocked medical staff from treating Rikers Island prisoner who later died

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NEW YORK — Correction Department staff in May prevented medical workers from entering the Rikers Island infirmary cell of a 23-year-old woman, who later died, for at least two days — despite the fact she had a rash covering much of her body, medical records obtained by the Daily News show.

Charizma Jones, a Bronx woman serving a yearlong ...Read more