Missouri inmates grow produce for food banks

A group of inmates at the Boonville Correctional Center are growing produce to donate to area food banks
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Memorial to honor Kansas City teen raped, dismembered

A $2,500 commemorative park bench to honor a teen, who was raped and dismembered in 1998, will soon be placed along a walking trail in Independence.
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Wichita police officer has new role involving animals

A 20-year veteran in the Wichita Police Department used to be afraid of dogs.
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Missouri college coach aims to inspire after facing cancer

A Missouri State assistant coach, who has been diagnosed with cancer, says she's on a mission to inspire others.
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CDC: Issues from preterm birth lead cause for infant deaths

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says complications from preterm birth and low birth weight are the second leading cause of infant death behind birth defects
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Man charged in fatal shooting in Cook Out drive-thru

An arrest has been made in the shooting death of a man outside a Cook Out restaurant in North Carolina
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S Carolina man gets 30 years in girlfriend's shooting death

A South Carolina man has been sentenced to prison in the 2016 shooting death of his girlfriend
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Rosenstein defends charging Russians as a deterrent

The top law enforcement official overseeing the probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election is defending the prosecution of foreign agents who may never see the inside of a U.S. courtroom
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Time to clam up? Not in Maine, where bivalve lovers boogie

Maine's clam harvest might be down, but the state is still ready to celebrate in honor of the shellfish
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UMaine researchers seek to protect forest workers from ticks

Researchers at the University of Maine have been awarded more than $1 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to try to help protect forest workers from tick-borne diseases
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Sheriff: 8 people dead after Missouri tourist boat accident

A Missouri sheriff says at least eight people are dead and seven others hospitalized after a tourist boat capsized and sank in a Branson lake.
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WWII hero's lost Purple Heart being returned to his family

A lost Purple Heart medal is being returned to the family of an American sailor from New York City who died trying to rescue shipmates after his Navy vessel was attacked by a German submarine during World War II
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Event marks 155th anniversary of Ohio Civil War battle

The state's history museum is marking the 155th anniversary of Ohio's only major Civil War battle
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SUNY Cobleskill team wins cattle judging competition

A team from SUNY Cobleskill has won a prestigious dairy cattle judging competition
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Coast Guard: Label kayaks and canoes to help responders

The Coast Guard is asking people to label their kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards with their names and phone numbers
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Old Buffalo school now solar-powered community center

A 91-year-old building that once housed a Buffalo school is now a solar-powered community hub
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NYPD ordered to record citizen encounters in pilot program

A federal court has ordered the New York Police Department to begin electronically recording all police-citizen investigative encounters, including low level interactions, as part of a pilot program to study the policy's potential benefits and costs
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Slain police officer to be laid to rest

A Massachusetts police officer who was shot and killed while investigating a car crash last weekend is being laid to rest
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Governor to sign ban on smoking at public beaches, parks

New Jersey's governor plans to sign a bill banning most smoking at public beaches and parks
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The Latest: Reward to find Hawaii suspect now at $30,000

The total reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect who fatally shot a Hawaii police officer is now $30,000
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Hawaii police: Friends may be hiding police shooting suspect

Hawaii police believe a suspect wanted in the killing of the first officer to be fatally shot on the Big Island is being hidden by associates
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Minnesota inmate accused in guard's death has violent past

Inmate accused of killing a Minnesota corrections officer has a violent past and has been disciplined multiple times while incarcerated
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The Latest: California wildfire at 250 acres

Authorities say a wildfire near the Cleveland National Forest east of Los Angeles has burned 250 acres of brush and timber but no homes have been damaged
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The Latest: Washington fires close I-90, prompt evacuations

Authorities have closed a section of Interstate 90 in Washington state because of a fast-moving wildfire pushed by heavy winds
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Forest Service plans to grant access to Wolf Creek complex

A plan to build a residential and commercial complex near a remote southwestern Colorado ski area appears to be back on track after the U.S. Forest Service said it wanted to grant road access to a nearby highway
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NFL and its players union working on anthem resolution

Miami Dolphins players who protest on the field during the national anthem this season could be suspended for up to four games under a new team policy
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Police: Toddler dies after 3½ hours in hot day-care van

Police say a 3-year-old boy has died after being left in a hot day care center van for 3½ hours parked outside the center in northwest Houston
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Whitefish man pleads not guilty in father's stabbing death

A Whitefish man accused of stabbing to death his 65-year-old father last week has pleaded not guilty
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The Latest: Oregon fire now nation's top priority wildfire

Authorities have designated a deadly wildfire in Oregon as the top firefighting priority nationwide
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Contrasting Virginia campaigns could affect control of House

As provocative Virginia GOP Senate candidate runs alone, Democrats are eager to campaign with their standard bearer
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Florida publication seeks FBI 9/11 records on family's ties

An online publication in Florida has asked a federal appeals court to order a trial on the release of records from the FBI's 9/11 Review Commission
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Fire, water damage made result in Pyramid House demolition

The owners of a suburban Chicago home that became a tourist attraction say an estimated $3 million in fire and water damage may force them to demolish the place
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4 indicted in Florida shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion

A South Florida grand jury indicts four men on first-degree murder and armed robbery charges in shooting death of emerging rap star XXXTentacion
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Police divers recover body of 5-year-old girl in Erie Canal

The body of a 5-year-old girl who went missing has been recovered from the Erie Canal in upstate New York
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Suspect in San Francisco Chinatown killing dies before trial

A man charged with taking part in the 2006 killing of a San Francisco Chinatown businessman with criminal ties has died while awaiting trial
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The Latest: 2 exposed to chemicals at closed mining lab

Investigators say two workers were exposed to dangerous chemicals at a mining lab that was shut down by federal regulators and that forced the evacuation of a small southwestern Montana town
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Ex-assistant principal indicted for student sex assault

A former administrator at a Georgia high school is charged with sexually assaulting a student
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Police: Toddler dies after 4 hours in hot day-care van

Police say an 18-month-old child has died after being left in a hot day care center van for four hours parked outside the center in northwest Houston
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On-duty Phoenix police officer critically injured in crash

Authorities say an on-duty Phoenix police officer is in critical condition after a car crash
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More than 300 older children split at border are reunited

The Trump administration says it has reunified 364 children ages 5 and older with the parents after they were separated at the border, still leaving hundreds before a court-imposed deadline of next Thursday
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Woman temporarily becomes millionaire after account mix-up

Account mix-up causes Boston woman to become a short-term millionaire
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Tornadoes sweep through Iowa; major damage and some injuries

Tornadoes have swept through central Iowa flattening buildings and damaging the courthouse in Marshalltown and hitting an agricultural machinery plant in Pella
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Police respond to candidates' fight over campaign signs

Two Democratic candidates for the Tennessee legislature say police responded to their altercation over campaign signs.
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Mississippi accountant indicted on tax-related charges

A Mississippi accountant, whose clients include a couple convicted of tax evasion, has been arraigned on 11 tax-related charges
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NY officials: No major public health threat from steam blast

New York City officials say there's no major public health threat after an aging steam pipe containing cancer-causing asbestos exploded beneath Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, causing the evacuation of 49 buildings
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Helicopter mishap turns Army medical drill into real deal

Investigators were trying to determine Thursday why two U.S. Army Blackhawk helicopters were flying so close to four large nylon tents that blew down during a training exercise at a California military base, injuring 22 Army Reserve soldiers
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The Latest: 7 injured when tornado hits Iowa factory

Seven people inside a Pella manufacturing plant when it was struck by a tornado have been treated for injuries at the local hospital and released
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Jury deliberates in man's trial in Texas student's slaying

The jury is deliberating in the capital murder trial of a 20-year-old man accused in the slaying of a University of Texas student on campus in 2016
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American flag burned outside LA office of congresswoman

A crowd that gathered outside the Los Angeles office of U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters to counter an expected protest by a self-styled militia group has burned an American flag taken from the back of a pickup truck.
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Evacuations as forest fire burns near California homes

A foothill neighborhood has been evacuated as a forest fire burns out of control near homes on the edge of Southern California's Cleveland National Forest
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The Latest: Family survives tornado in basement

The tornado that hit Marshalltown just as clothing shop owner Stephanie Moz, her husband and their 2-month-old baby were taking a late lunch break
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Prosecutor: Feds won't recognize state injection sites

The top federal prosecutor in Massachusetts says supervised injection sites for drug users would violate U.S. law and could lead to criminal charges
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Oklahoma prosecutor seeks expanded probe over text messages

Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater says he's asked state investigators to expand their criminal probe surrounding the former top attorney for the Health Department who wrote the state's new medical marijuana rules
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More Confederate license plates than ever on Tennessee roads

The number of Tennesseans with Confederate battle flag license plates has reached its highest point in a decade
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Tornadoes sweep through Iowa; major damage, some injuries

Tornadoes have swept through central Iowa flattening buildings and damaging the courthouse in Marshalltown and hitting an agricultural machinery plant in Pella
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California sues over Trump halt to truck pollution rule

California and 14 other states are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over its decision to suspend an Obama-era rule aimed at limiting pollution from trucks
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Police: 2 dead in crash after motorcyclist flees in Tacoma

Authorities say two people riding a motorcycle died in a crash after Pierce County Sheriff's deputies tried to pull them over and the motorcyclist fled
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4-year-old dies, 2-year-old hospitalized after left in car

A 4-year-old boy has died and his 2-year-old brother has been hospitalized after police say the two were left in a hot car in a Connecticut city
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US prosecutors: Water company illegally dumped toxic waste

A California bottled water company has been charged with environmental crimes for illegally disposing of arsenic-tainted wastewater
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Delaware refinery allowed to cool plant with river water

The Delaware City oil refinery has been given permission to cool its plant with water pumped from the Delaware River, a process that previously killed millions of fish
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Reversal: Kentucky restoring Medicaid benefits for thousands

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's administration says it is reinstating dental and vision care for hundreds of thousands of Medicaid recipients who had their benefits cut recently
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Coast Guard finds evidence of oil discharge by fishing boat

The U.S. Coast Guard says it found evidence a Seattle-based fishing boat discharged oil and bilge waste overboard
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Police: Memphis man steals date's car, goes on another date

Police in Memphis say a man stole his date's car and drove it to a date with another woman
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Years of work ahead to study chemical pollution at NASA site

NASA officials say they are still in the beginning stages of studying the extent of contamination at the Wallops Flight Facility site from a family of dangerous industrial chemicals
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The Latest: 40 patients being moved from damaged hospital

A spokeswoman says a tornado has damaged a hospital in Marshalltown and patients will be moved to other hospitals
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Coast Guard searches for missing fishermen off Florida

The U.S. Coast Guard says they're searching for three fishermen whose boat capsized
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LA County sheriff's deputies kill armed DUI suspect

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have shot and killed a drunken driving suspect they say was armed with a gun
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Oregon wheat farmers try to stop fire that's consuming crops

Farmers in Oregon are losing their wheat crops as flames rip through fields during what they expected to be one of the best harvests in years
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Suspect arrested in death of man found beside rural road

A suspect has been arrested in Oklahoma in the death of a man whose body was found beside a rural Central Texas road
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Judge: Religious nonprofit exempt from unemployment taxes

A judge has ruled a nonprofit that provides after school services is exempt from paying unemployment taxes
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The Latest: Patients being moved from damaged hospital

A spokeswoman says a tornado has damaged a hospital in Marshalltown and patients will be moved to other hospitals
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Yellowstone boss to leave post in September

The Yellowstone National Park superintendent who said he was being forced out by the Trump administration will leave his post in late September
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Holcomb appoints Lake County judge to state appellate court

Gov. Eric Holcomb has appointed a northwest Indiana judge to the state's court of appeals
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Wildfire closes Interstate 90 near Kittitas

Authorities have closed Interstate 90 east of Ellensburg because of a fast-moving brush fire
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Kin say Scout leader who drowned saving boy loved children

A 22-year-old Boy Scout leader drowned after saving a boy who was struggling as he practiced swimming in a Utah pond to advance in the scouting program
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Infant dies after being taken from day care

Authorities say an infant died after being taken from a Florida day care
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Thousands of police in uniform honor slain officer at wake

Thousands of uniformed officers from Massachusetts and across the country are honoring a Weymouth police officer slain while investigating a car crash last weekend
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Dispute over bike leads to shooting, homicide investigation

A dispute over a bicycle that led to a shooting has become an Anchorage homicide investigation
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Diner banned after leaving racist message, no tip, to server

A diner has been banned from an Odessa steakhouse after leaving a racist message for the waiter instead of a tip
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University of California approves small decrease in tuition

The tuition at the University of California is falling _ ever so slightly _ for the first time in nearly two decades and, ironically, it's because the system has nearly recouped losses from past litigation over tuition hikes
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3 face charges after trash dumped illegally in Detroit

Two suburban Detroit men and a woman have been charged with littering after police caught them illegally dumping trash on the city's eastside
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The Latest: Police report injuries from Iowa Pella factory

Police say people have been taken to a local hospital after a tornado hit a factory in Pella.
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Lawsuit against University of Colorado officials dismissed

A federal Judge has dismissed part of a lawsuit by a woman who has accused a former University of Colorado assistant football coach of domestic violence, claiming the head coach and other university officials knew of the abuse and tried to cover it up
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