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Los Angeles sewage spill shuts down beaches 20 miles away

Dr. Mauro Torno, the acting health officer for Long Beach, chose to shut down swimming along the coast until tests show the water is safe. The raw sewage traveled about 20 miles south along the river to the ocean. As of late Tuesday morning, about 2.4 million gallons had spilled from the pipe, according to the Los Angeles Department of Public Works . "This is the biggest spill we've had in recent memory", Kerr said, adding that the pipe that broke is thought to have been damaged during ... Read More »

Bulls Look to Finish Off Undefeated Summer League Run

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Joining Maker of the Milwaukee Bucks on the second team are Jaylen Brown of the Boston Celtics, Kelly Oubre, Jr. of the Washington Wizards , Normal Powell of the Toronto Raptors and Tyler Ulis of the Phoenix Suns . Xavier Silas led the Wolves with 22 points, while Jones added 21 and eight assists. In Phoenix, Ulis will team-up with fellow former Wildcat guards Eric Bledsoe, Devin Booker, Archie Goodwin and Brandon Knight. Read More »

Party Disunity: Trump team says Kasich 'embarrassing' GOP

Portman has spoken at the past six Republican conventions, but this year, facing a tough re-election race made even more challenging by the ascendence of Donald Trump, he chose to focus attention on his volunteers and embracing this city with charity events. Read More »

State troopers arrested for assault in arrest

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On Tuesday, Foster announced that two officers had been arrested and charged with simple assault: Massachusetts State Trooper Joseph Flynn and New Hampshire State Trooper Andrew Monaco. Simone , who was wanted for assault and battery with a unsafe weapon, larceny, and a previous instance of failure to stop for police, "continued making abrupt lane changes" as he "continued to try to evade capture", Procopio said. Read More »

Wisconsin delegation begins convention amidst Trump uncertainty

Ryan said he had yet to begin to write the speech he plans to deliver during next week's Republican National Convention in Cleveland . But I still have a button that says, "I Heart Paul" from his ill-fated run as Mitt Romney's vice president, which I wear when I want to annoy the liberals at Starbucks. Read More »

2 men found dead after waves sweep them into Lake Michigan

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With gale warnings ongoing for most of Lake Michigan until Monday night, Coast Guard search and rescue experts encourage those heading to or on the lake to exercise caution, Sunday. Abeyta, a 22-year-old Sturgeon Bay resident, told USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin he spent about 30 minutes in the water before the U.S. Coast Guard arrived. Read More »

Louisiana man's family doesn't want death to be 'race thing'

But most of those detained live in and around Baton Rouge and neighbouring New Orleans and faced a single charge of obstructing a highway, the sheriff's spokeswoman Hicks said. Doug Cain said, calling that initial protest "very organized and peaceful". Lael Montgomery of Baton Rouge was at the convenience store where Sterling was shot. Read More »

Heat Advisory In Effect In Arkansas; 1000 Without Power

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Highs will be in the mid and upper 90s, but with the high humidity "feels like" temperatures will be over 105 degrees. But he advises taking precautions, including staying well-hydrated and avoiding activities during peak heat hours. An area of high pressure will dominate Alabama's weather this week and could send temperatures climbing to near 100 degrees in parts of the state. He said city temperatures under these conditions tend to be warmer than rural areas, and people may want to turn ... Read More »

Priebus on Republican convention: 'We're ready for it'

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Reince Priebus, the RNC chairman, said Sunday that Trump has moved away from the initial proposal he outlined in December, which put forward a unilateral ban on all Muslims from entering the country. Nixon that proved highly effective against the Democrats. "It is about terrorism", he said. Congress hasn't approved such as declaration since the start of World War II. Read More »

Clinton, Sanders supporters rally outside Portsmouth event

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Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. Accepting the endorsement of her primary rival, Clinton said she was happy to be working with someone who has energized the primary process. "Just watching her speech after Bernie was done, everything she said today sounded like what Bernie was saying", Livingston said. Many are criticizing Sanders for betraying his progressive ideals. Read More »

Two dead in "random" shooting at Titusville hospital

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The shooter appeared to have randomly targeted the two victims, Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey said. Security guards, who were unarmed, managed to detain the suspect before police arrived. Lau praised the guards for their quick action. I can not stress enough the response of the Parrish Medical staff. Parrish Medical Center spokeswoman Natalie Sellers also praised the hospital staff members for how they handled the attack. Read More »

Suspect holds hostages in Burger King including boy, 7

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An armed suspect who took four people hostage in a Baltimore Burger King for about five and a half hours is in police custody. Police have not released the suspect's name. Smith said the driver of the vehicle who was hit by the suspect's vehicle is being treated for minor injuries. A male hostage was released from the fast food restaurant around 2.30pm, according to WJZ. Read More »

Arizona GOP chairman scolds delegate who won't support Trump

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But before a new convention begins, those rules expire. Cory Gardner, is leaving Tuesday - long before Trump is expected to give his acceptance speech . In Florida, Trump and Clinton were tied at 42 percent on which candidate had higher moral standards, Last month, Clinton was ahead on that question, 47 percent to 36 percent. Read More »

Fox's Sean Hannity pays Newt Gingrich's way to interview

Gingrich is a boisterous rabble-rouser who has spent decades in Washington and helped define the political battles of the 1990s. "Donald and I get along very, very well". "Look, in many ways Donald Trump is like a pirate". Instead, Gingrich characterized him as "an American nationalist" who uses a deliberately unpredictable mix of hostility against "stupidity", liberals and political correctness. Read More »

Tennessee governor shares thoughts on Black Lives Matter movement

Shortly after these tragedies, Twitter became a platform to debate " All Lives Matter", and whether this movement had validity when " Black Lives Matter " seeks to upend police brutality towards black individuals. Black lives do matter. Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke (D), a black man, said the massacre in Dallas was "mission accomplished for Black Lives Matter , not an aberration". Read More »

Storms, tornadoes cause damage in north-central Minnesota

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Meeker County Sheriff Brian Cruze is releasing more information on the damage done by tornadoes yesterday (Monday) afternoon. The weather service said it received reports from law enforcement that state, county and local roads were under water in the warned areas, including Grantsburg, Spooner, Hayward, Ashland, Iron River and Trego. Read More »

San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan announces retirement

The two-time MVP and three-time finals MVP ends his career as one of only two players in league history (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) to eclipse 26,000 points, 15,00 rebounds and 3,000 blocks. But Duncan was also a dominant defensive player who was still making plays in his final season. Oklahoma City Thunder Russell Westbrook (0) hugging San Antonio Spurs Tim Duncan after game at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Read More »

Fox News Channel suspends Newt Gingrich as contributor

Fox News has suspended its contract with Newt Gingrich amidst growing buzz that he may be Donald Trump's pick for a running mate. But the flip side of what had made Trump and effective campaigner, Gingrich said, gave him pause. However, those documents have not been filed. Gingrich, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are among the final choices. Smith followed up, "You've been at or near the top of the short list that most have been talking about". Read More »

APNewsBreak: Cop's lawyer blames driver's gun, not his race

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Minneapolis attorney Thomas Kelly , who is representing Yanez, told The Associated Press that Yanez was reacting to "the presence of that gun and the display of that gun" when he opened fire on Philando Castile. Rawlings echoed Obama's message that black lives matter - and so do "blue" lives, those of police officers. State investigators identified the two officers as Jeronimo Yanez and Joseph Kauser . Read More »

Thousands gather to mourn, honor 3 slain officers in Dallas

In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police defended the heavy-handed policing tactics used during weekend rally, announcing this week that they had uncovered a plot to harm officers ahead of the protests. "It takes a toll, but it's obvious that everyone is doing their job the same way they would", he said. The men were among five officers shot to death last week during an ambush by a black gunman who said he was acting in revenge for recent shootings of black Americans by white police officers. Read More »

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Regrets Anti-Trump Comments

Promising to be more discreet in the future, the leader of the court's liberal wing said in a statement that judges should not comment on candidates for any public office. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has done just that and generated a shameful political scandal of behemoth proportions. She went on, "I can't imagine what this place would be - I can't imagine what the country would be - with Donald Trump as our president". Read More »

Law enforcement, activists to meet with Obama at White House

Black protesters then kept at it, throwing fireworks and concrete at cops in other major cities. Dallas Police Chief David Brown , who is black, begged for a change in the media narrative that is "not sustainable" around police officers who "risk their lives for $40,000 a year" and are now seen as pariahs in a growing segment of our society. Read More »

Obama meets with Black Lives Matter activists

These days, everything is so starkly divided, and it seems there are only two sides to every issue, regardless of its complexity. He further said , "And to fight for those black lives does not mean you're saying anything against anybody else". Read More »

Troopers arrest 41 blocking highway traffic in Minneapolis

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The demonstrators walked onto a bridge across the Mississippi River and chanted, "I believe that we will win". Last week's peaceful vigils and memorials evolved into demonstrations where tense encounters between police and protesters have led to hundreds of arrests in recent days. Read More »

Investigation: Franklin Rep. Durham sexually harassed women on job

Republicans hold a supermajority in the Tennessee General Assembly. Rep. Bill Spivey, R-Lewisburg, is the only committee member who did not sign off on the report . He also took a two-week break to seek unspecified medical and pastoral counseling. Initially defiant - Durham at first denied he'd resigned as House majority whip, only to confirm the resignation minutes later - Durham adopted a somber tone in announcing his departure from the caucus. Read More »

Police release Pulse nightclub back to owner after shooting

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The nightclub has been under the control of the Orlando Police Department and Florida Department of Law Enforcement since the massacre. It's been one month since the mass shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. Mateen was killed in a shootout with police. Officers guarded the site, which had a temporary chain-link fence around it, until Wednesday. From the park, runners will go back to Broughton Street. Read More »

David Samson to plead guilty

Before stepping down in March 2014 amid scrutiny over the Bridgegate scandal, David Samson spent three years as the chairman of the Port Authority of NY and New Jersey. Samson was Christie's so-called transition chairman - a political insider who helps plan a new administration and often lands a plum post if his candidate wins. Read More »