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NYC mayor calls for probe as many wait for power to return

Mayor Bill de Blasio called for an investigation Monday of power outages that came at the end of this weekend's oppressive heat, saying he no longer trusts utility Con Edison after it decided to turn off power to thousands of customers.

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Equifax to pay up to $700M in data breach settlement

Equifax will pay up to $700 million to settle with the U.S. and states over a 2017 data breach that exposed Social Security numbers and other private information of nearly 150 million people.

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City hopes ‘Baby Shark’ song will drive homeless away

Officials in West Palm Beach are hoping a continuous loop of children’s songs played throughout the night will keep homeless people from sleeping on the patio of a city-owned rental banquet facility.

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All-white creature identified as rare albino porcupine

A curious visitor to a Maine train museum that resembled a white throw pillow or perhaps a lost toupee turned out to be a rare albino porcupine.

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Herman rides President Trump’s putting advice to PGA victory

Golf in Brief

Jim Herman rode President Donald Trump’s putting advice to victory in the PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship.

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Arizona in Brief: Wildfire north of Flagstaff leads to rec areas’ evacuations

An evacuation notice has been issued for some recreational areas as firefighters battle a growing wildfire north of Flagstaff.

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More drug users getting treatment instead of jail in Tucson

Hundreds of Tucson residents wrestling with substance abuse are getting treatment instead of jail under a program funded with federal grants.

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Heat, humidity grips East Coast as central US sees reprieve

The East Coast on Sunday sweated through another day of heat and humidity in a stretch of weather so oppressive that a New Jersey drawbridge got stuck and suburban Boston police jokingly asked criminals to take it easy.

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Woman who got postcard sent in 1993 tracks down sender

An Illinois woman who recently got a 1993 postcard in her mailbox has tracked down the man who sent it to his children more than two decades ago.

Cardinals place 6 on unable to perform list before camp

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The Arizona Cardinals have placed six players on the Physically Unable to Perform list before the start of training camp next week.

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