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Maine town works to save statue of famous harbor seal Andre

A Maine town is raising money to save the statue of a beloved harbor seal that brought the community together.

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Baby born on Paris suburban train gets free rides until 25

The Paris public transport company RATP says a baby boy born in a suburban train will get free rides in the French capital until he is 25.

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Woman pays $10,000 to turnpike for over 1,600 missed tolls

Prosecutors say a Pennsylvania woman who failed to pay turnpike tolls on over 1,600 trips during a five-year period has paid $10,000 in restitution.

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North Dakota mayor re-elected with all 3 of town’s votes

The man believed to be North Dakota’s oldest mayor has breezed to another term, winning unanimously in a vote that saw 100 percent turnout.

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Report: Uber driver streaming "The Voice" just before Arizona crash

The human backup driver in an autonomous Uber SUV was streaming the television show "The Voice" just before the vehicle struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March, according to a published report.

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Builder optimism fading with trade war looming

The threat of a trade war with Canada has taken a toll on the confidence of U.S. homebuilders, according to an index released this week.

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How to fertilize your garden organically

In gardening, whether you’re talking about pest control or fertilization, “organic” generally means natural.

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Ancient ways of work also a state of mind

Scything Zen

Spring is ending and summer approaches. The grass is now long, finished growing. For us, it’s time to scythe.

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Why aren’t all of us benefiting from the robust US economy?

“The economy,” Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell declared this week, “is doing very well.”

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Border officials arrest 2 men, seize meth worth $370,000

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in Arizona say its agents have arrested an American and a Mexican in two separate smuggling attempts that collectively resulted in the seizure of some 123 pounds (56 kilograms) of methamphetamine worth about $370,000.

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Royals, Tigers to play regular season game in Omaha

MLB

OMAHA, Neb. — Major League Baseball will come to Omaha for a day next year as part of an initiative to take the product to new places, commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday.

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Phillies fan injured by flying hot dog launched by Phanatic

MLB

PHILADELPHIA — It was a flying frankfurter and not a foul ball that left a baseball fan with a black eye in Philadelphia.

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Burger King says sorry for Russian World Cup pregnancy ad

MOSCOW (AP) — Burger King has apologized for offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to Russian women who get pregnant by World Cup players.

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Indiana trooper wins praise for stopping too slow driver

An Indiana State Police trooper who tweeted a photo of a vehicle he stopped for driving too slowly in the left lane says he’s overwhelmed by the widespread praise he’s receiving online.

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Spraying snake with gas leads to house blaze in Finland

An improvised method of getting rid of a snake in a garden by spraying it with gasoline kicked off a chain reaction that ended up with a house on fire in southern Finland.

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Abandoned baby moose, ‘begging for attention,’ befriends dog

A dog and a young moose have forged an unlikely friendship in Maine.

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Woman cited at North Carolina airport for breaking window

Police in North Carolina say they cited a woman who broke a window after becoming upset over a flight being cancelled.

Philadelphia mom throws epic prom with ‘Black Panther’ theme

A Philadelphia mom who threw a $25,000 Dubai-themed prom for her son last year is throwing a “Black Panther”-themed prom this year complete with an actual black panther.

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Immigration courts packed with cases of kids crossing border

The little girl wearing pink party shoes topped with bows smiled from her seat in a Los Angeles immigration courtroom.

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Mickelson apologizes 4 days after hitting moving ball

PGA Tour

NEW YORK — Phil Mickelson has apologized four days after intentionally violating golf rules by hitting a moving ball on the green at the U.S. Open, saying his frustration got the best of him.

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10 Things to Know for Today, June 20, 2018

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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Watch: Ford celebrates buying Detroit train station

Ford celebrates the purchase of Detroit’s long vacant train depot that the automaker plans to redevelop for research and development of self-driving vehicles (June 19)

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Woodchucks to blame for missing veterans’ flags

Authorities say furry critters, not vandals, are likely to blame for American flags that disappeared from veterans’ graves in Massachusetts.

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Trucks collision in Arkansas causes fire and spills Fireball

Add Fireball to the menu served up by Arkansas roads.

Theft of mammoth proportions: Agency seeks stolen tusk

A federal agency wants its wooly mammoth tusk back.

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Flagstaff man gets 35 ½ years in prison for killing mother

A Flagstaff man arrested for killing his mother by nearly decapitating her with a kitchen knife at a Phoenix apartment has been sentenced to 35 ½ years in prison.

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$60K reward in case of missing Arizona park ranger 1980 cold case

The National Park Service has raised its reward to $60,000 in the case of a Chiricahua National Monument ranger who went missing more than 38 years ago.

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Body of missing boater recovered from Lake Havasu

Mohave County Sheriff’s officials say the body of a Phoenix man has been recovered from Lake Havasu.

Arizona in Brief: Navajo police force to grow by 12 with Friday graduation

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The newest group of Navajo Nation police officers will be the first to wear body cameras.

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Rabid bats recently found in public areas of metro Phoenix

Maricopa County health officials are warning residents to be aware of rabid bats.

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Bucks’ Sterling Brown sues Milwaukee over stun-gun arrest

NBA

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown sued the city of Milwaukee and its police department Tuesday, saying officers’ use of a stun gun during his arrest for a parking violation constitutes excessive force and that they targeted him because he is black.

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10 Things to Know for Today, June 19, 2018

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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Recording of crying children at border adds to outrage

An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking voices of small Spanish-speaking children crying out for their parents at a U.S. immigration facility took center stage Monday in the growing uproar over the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant children from their parents.

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Report: VA nursing home in Prescott ranks among worst in US

A nursing home for veterans in Prescott, Arizona, ranks among the worst in the nation, according to data from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Tests confirm mystery animal shot in Montana was a wolf

The mystery is over: Wildlife officials have confirmed that an unusual-looking animal shot in central Montana was a gray wolf.

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Peek at the future: Electric plane cruises skies over Norway

Norway's transportation minister and the head of the Scandinavian country's airport operator took off Monday for a short flight ... aboard a Slovenian-made two-seater electric airplane.

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Distillery has new bourbon flavored by beaver secretion

A New Hampshire distillery has a new bourbon, Eau De Musc, flavored partly by the secretion from a beaver’s castor sacs.

Dog befriends lonely moose

A dog and a young moose have forged an unlikely friendship in Maine.

Philadelphia mom throws epic prom with ‘Black Panther’ theme

A Philadelphia mom who threw a $25,000 Dubai-themed prom for her son last year is throwing a “Black Panther”-themed prom this year complete with an actual black panther.

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Man gets prison for stealing car with child inside in Tucson

A Sierra Vista man has been sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison for stealing a car in Tucson with a young child inside.

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Murray excited to end 11-month absence at Queen’s this week

ATP Tour

LONDON — Andy Murray is excited to be returning at the pre-Wimbledon Queen’s Club event this week after the former top-ranked player in the world experienced the “lowest point” of his career during an 11-month absence from tennis.

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Searchers find body of missing California man at Lake Mohave

The body of a California man has been recovered, a day after he disappeared while swimming at the Lake Mohave reservoir on the Colorado River, a National Park Service official said Monday.

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5 dead as SUV chased by Border Patrol crashes in South Texas

At least five people were killed and several others hurt Sunday as an SUV carrying more than a dozen people crashed while fleeing from Border Patrol agents in South Texas.

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Jeopardy!’ winner could get prison for sneaking into emails

A seven-time “Jeopardy!” winner, who taught history at a small Michigan college, faces up to five years in prison for sneaking into the email accounts of other professors, administrators and students.

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Melania Trump 'hates' to see families separated at border

First lady Melania Trump "hates" to see families separated at the border and hopes "both sides of the aisle" can reform the nation's immigration laws, according to a statement Sunday about the controversy over separation of immigrant parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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10 Things to Know for Today, June 18, 2018

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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Big hurdles for bold push to split California into 3 states

Californians will face a choice this November of whether to divide the nation’s most populous state into three, an effort that would radically shake up not only the West Coast, but the entire nation.

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2 inn workers eat pot-laced candy left by guests, get sick

Police say two employees of an inn at a popular Vermont tourist destination ate marijuana-laced chocolate left behind by guests and got sick.

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High school golfer self-reports violation, loses state title

A South Dakota high school golfer cost herself and her team a state championship when she self-reported an error she’d made on her scorecard.

Exhaust-ing ordeal: Woman gets head stuck in tailpipe

A young woman endured an exhaust-ing ordeal when she got her head stuck in a truck’s oversized tailpipe at a Minnesota music festival.

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