Confederate home, headquarters torn down in eastern NC

A house in North Carolina that was the home of a lieutenant of the Confederate Army and headquarters for a general of the Confederate Army is no longer standing
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Second group reaches $11.5 million Oso landslide settlement

A second group of relatives of people killed in the deadly Oso landslide have reached an $11.5 million settlement with Washington state and a timber company that logged an area above the site of the collapse
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Police arrest man on gun charges after chase

A Massachusetts man allegedly led police on a foot chase before being arrested on gun charges
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Anonymous buyer gets piece of Yellowstone history at auction

A piece of Yellowstone National Park history has been purchased by an anonymous buyer at a Montana auction
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Memorial service planned Missouri boating accident victims

A memorial service is scheduled for the people killed when a tourist boat sank in a Missouri lake
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Environmental group taps reservoirs to boost Rio Grande flow

Cities, water managers and a key irrigation district along the Rio Grande have agreed to sell water they don't immediately need to help boost flows along a stretch of the river in central New Mexico to help dry conditions and benefit endangered species
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Amtrak again brings back 1955 dome rail car to Downeaster

Amtrak is bringing back a domed railcar that offers panoramic views for riders of the Downeaster
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Free sunscreen popping up in Vermont parks

Free sunscreen is popping up in Vermont parks
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Heavy rain causes sewer overflow in Fort Washington

Heavy rains have caused a sanitary sewer overflow at a pumping station in Fort Washington, Maryland
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GOP Del. Chuck Romine announces resignation

A member of the West Virginia House of Delegates has announced his resignation
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Officer killed during police chase in Washington state

Authorities say a police officer in the Seattle suburb of Kent who was trying to stop a fleeing driver was apparently struck and killed by another officer
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More crews helping to fight wildfires in Oregon

Firefighters are facing hot, dry and breezy conditions Sunday as they work to contain a complex of 13 wildfires burning in southwest Oregon
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Police: Man ejected from bar after racial remarks kills man

Police allege that a man was shot and killed outside a central Pennsylvania bar by another man who had been kicked out earlier following racial remarks to another patron
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Train in Florida kills man who was sitting on tracks

A freight train in Florida struck and killed a man who was reportedly sitting on the train tracks
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Woman convicted of murder sentenced to 25 years in prison

A Pine Ridge woman convicted of strangling another woman to death has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison
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Gunman in LA supermarket standoff arrested for murder

Los Angeles police say a man who took hostages inside a busy supermarket has been arrested on suspicion of murder
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South Carolina, Texas tie for most child deaths in hot cars

An organization that tracks child deaths in hot cars says South Carolina and Texas are now tied at three for the most number of such deaths this year
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Ogden police: Man arrested in death of his 10-month-old son

Police in Ogden say a man has been arrested in the death of his infant son whose body was found in a closet inside a garbage can
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Judge asked to appoint receiver for Bangor Mall

Trustees for a company created after Bangor Mall defaulted on a loan want an independent manager to manage the troubled property
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Data: Job losses appear to be slowing across Alaska

Recent figures indicate Alaska's unemployment rate improved slightly last month
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2 tornadoes confirmed in Kentucky; power being restored

The National Weather Service has confirmed two tornadoes during severe storms in Kentucky that toppled trees and power lines
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3 people killed in car crash

Three people were killed in a one-car crash in Connecticut
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North Dakota officials halt Bismarck roundabout project

North Dakota Transportation Department officials have hit the brakes on a roundabout project planned in north Bismarck because of safety issues
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More Arkansans generating electricity with solar power

Arkansas utility companies say more electricity consumers than ever are generating their own electricity, mostly through solar panels
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South Dakota's 'Arc of Dreams' project delayed

A $1.8 million public art project in eastern South Dakota has been delayed three months
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South Dakota wind farm nears completion

A nine-turbine wind farm in a South Dakota town along the Missouri River is nearing completion after about four months of construction
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Critics want AG to weigh in on marijuana gifts

Some groups want Vermont's Attorney General to explicitly prevent businesses from gifting marijuana and charging delivery fees
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Council member convicted of bribery, theft in kickback case

A suburban Philadelphia borough council member has been convicted of bribery and theft in what prosecutors called a kickback scheme involving security and surveillance equipment
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Wisconsin teens have Olympic sailing goal

Two 17-year-old sailors from southern Wisconsin are starting a European tour in their quest to make the U.S. sailing team for the 2020 Summer Olympics
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Mild winter means uptick in mosquitoes in Wisconsin

Biologists say this is a particularly bad summer for mosquitoes in Wisconsin because many of the insects survived the relatively mild winter
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Fire in Santa Fe National Forest has grown to 250 acres

Authorities say a lightning-caused fire in the Santa Fe National Forest has grown to 250 acres and is sending smoke over Albuquerque
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US-China trade war a big worry for North Dakota farmers

Soybeans have risen in promise in North Dakota agriculture in recent years, and the escalating U.S.-China trade war is a big issue in the state
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New Jersey court proposes tossing out old open-warrant cases

New Jersey's highest court is moving to do away with hundreds of thousands of open warrants for old minor offenses as part of an overhaul of the state's municipal court system
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Judge combines sex abuse cases filed against councilmember

A Wyoming city councilman facing charges of sexually abusing a minor in two counties will have the cases combined
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The Latest: Man in LA standoff arrested on murder charge

Police say a gunman who took hostages inside a Los Angeles supermarket has been booked on suspicion of murder
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Dallet's arrival brings hope of friendlier Supreme Court

When Rebecca Dallet joins the Wisconsin Supreme Court next month, she is looking forward to building strong relationships with her fellow justices after a tumultuous campaign in which she blasted the court as being "broken and dysfunctional."
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3 drown along North Carolina coast in 1 day

The deadly season along North Carolina's coast continues as three people died after pulled from waters along the southeastern coast
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Phoenix police investigating after man found dead in a pool

Police are investigating the death of a man in a swimming pool at a Phoenix apartment complex
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Missouri may see elk hunt in next 2 years

Missouri Department of Conservation officials say residents may see a limited elk hunt in 2020 if the state's elk herd continues to grow
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Estate donates $110,000 to Alaska animal shelter

An estate is donating exactly $110,000 to the Fairbanks North Star Borough
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Fayetteville, mother daughter found safe after abduction

Detectives say a North Carolina mother and her 3-month-old daughter are safe after being abducted
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Rap star Pusha T married in Virginia Beach

Rap star Pusha T has been married at the Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach, Virginia
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DeSoto schools build expansions, expect additional growth

Mississippi's largest school system is adding classrooms to keep up with student growth
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'Wish-cycling' of lobster, plastic bags costs taxpayers

Careless recycling is costing taxpayers more and some towns are trying to reach residents who recycle everything from maggot-infested lobster shells to worn-out pet beds
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5 men charged for serial sewer grate theft

Police in Massachusetts say several men are being charged for a streak of serial sewer grate theft
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NJ high court proposes tossing old case open warrants

The highest court in New Jersey is taking steps to do away with hundreds of thousands of open warrants for minor offenses such as parking tickets as part of an overhaul of the state's municipal court system
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Inmate who walked away from work crew back in custody

State prison officials say an inmate who walked away from a work crew in Pocatello is back in custody
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Cracks found in Florida bridge now under construction

Cracks have been found in a portion of concrete being used for a mammoth bridge project in Florida
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Armed man fatally shot in a Pima County casino parking lot

Authorities say an armed man has been fatally shot in casino parking lot in Pima County.
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Police: Wounded, unarmed officer 'recovering nicely'

The Hawaii Police Department says a police sergeant injured during a shootout at South Point is in stable condition at Hilo Medical Center
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Sheriff's office: Pedestrian struck by 2 vehicles dies

Authorities say a man was struck by two vehicles as he was trying to cross a road in central Ohio and has died
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Woman shot in her own home

Police say a woman has been hospitalized from injuries sustained from being shot in her own home in Massachusetts
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Virginia woman killed in hit-and-run; brother charged

A Sterling, Virginia, man has been charged in a fatal hit-and-run involving his sister
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Private messaging apps increasingly used for public business

Open government advocates are becoming concerned about elected officials' increasing use of private devices and confidential messaging apps to communicate about public business
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Inmate walks away from a conservation camp in Winemmucca

Officials with the Nevada Department of Corrections say an inmate has walked away from the Humboldt Conservation Camp in Winemmucca
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State Supreme Court returns stalking case to lower court

The South Dakota Supreme Court says a judge did not adequately explain why a Rapid City woman's Facebook complaints against her neighbor constituted stalking
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Texas man charged with breaking neck of dog bothering him

A 25-year-old man is jailed on $10,000 bond on animal cruelty charges after authorities say he broke the neck of a dog that had been abandoned at a North Texas trailer park and threw the animal in a trash container
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Louisiana-Lafayette to name policy center after Blanco

The University of Louisiana-Lafayette plans to open a public policy center in honor of former Gov. Kathleen Blanco, a 1964 graduate of the university
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Security guard spat on; Detroit business owner charged

A Detroit business owner faces misdemeanor assault and battery after a security guard at the city's popular Eastern Market says he was spat upon
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Motorcycle driver arrested after 4-county chase on I-29

Authorities say a motorcycle driver who led troopers on a three-county chase on Interstate 29 was arrested when he ran out of gas in Drayton
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Red snapper season ending 6 weeks early in Alabama

Alabama's recreational fishing season for red snapper will close in territorial waters six weeks earlier than usual
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Coliseum Medical Centers expands ER to serve 12,000 per year

A medical center in middle Georgia is expanding its emergency room department to serve more than 12,000 patients a year
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More than 200 cars damaged in storage lot fire

A fire has damaged more than 200 cars at a storage lot in Newport, Delaware
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DMV offers online option for commercial license documents

Rhode Island is offering a new online service to save truck drivers trips to the Division of Motor Vehicles
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Officials say outgoing garbage contractor missing pickups

Officials in one southwest Mississippi county are worried about who's going to pick up residents' garbage for the next 10 weeks
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Man dies in motorcycle crash

Police say a man has died in a motorcycle crash
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With conviction set aside, man seeks dismissal of case

An attorney is asking a judge to dismiss a case against a man whose conviction in a fire that killed his young son was set aside
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'Equalizer 2' squeaks past 'Mamma Mia 2' and takes top spot

In the battle of two very different sequels at the box office this weekend, Denzel Washington's action pic "The Equalizer 2" has narrowly won out over the ABBA jukebox musical "Mamma Mia"
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Ohio patrol, 5 other states' police focus on Move Over law

Ohio's State Highway Patrol and state police in five other states are focusing on enforcement of the Move Over law
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Vermont awards plastics company workforce development grants

Vermont has awarded two workforce development grants to a plastics manufacturer
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Increase in pedestrian deaths in Nebraska

The Nebraska highway safety administrator says it's tough to explain why so many more pedestrians have been killed this year than last year on the state's roads
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Historical society to archive public policy center's work

The New Hampshire Historical Society and the University of New Hampshire are helping preserve and continue the work of a public policy center that closed earlier this year
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Overnight storm leaves 16,000-plus customers without power

Utility officials say more than 16,000 customers in New Jersey remained without power late Sunday morning after overnight rain and winds knocked down trees and power lines
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Judge, calm in court, takes hard line on splitting families

U. S. District Judge Dana Sabraw went well beyond the American Civil Liberties Union's initial request to stop families from being separated at the border by imposing a deadline of Thursday to reunify more than 2,500 children with their families
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Ogden police questioning man after death of 10-month-old son

Police in Ogden say they're interviewing a man in connection with the death of his infant son in Weber County
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Group wants Maine voters to ban female genital mutilation

A group led by Maine conservatives has launched an effort aimed at having voters explicitly ban female genital mutilation
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Malloy's $10 million toll study facing opposition, concerns

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's plan to spend $10 million to study electronic tolls is facing political pushback, concerns
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Trump tariffs 'manageable' for Wichita so far

Wichita manufacturers say they're holding their own more than a month into new tariffs by President Donald Trump's administration on imported raw materials and finished goods
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Charges dropped against 2 women who buried dead whale

Two Native Hawaiian practitioners will no longer face charges for illegally taking the remains of a small, ailing whale the pair had watched over before it died and buried at sea off Kawaihae
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Teen facing murder charge after fatal stabbing of in Tulsa

A teenager is facing a murder charge after another teen died following a street fight in Tulsa involving at least 10 people
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Dallas man convicted for Islamic State revenge slaying

A 33-year-old man is facing up to life in prison after a Dallas jury convicted him of a slaying prosecutors said was intended as revenge for Islamic State-linked shootings in Garland, Texas, and San Bernardino, California
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EPA OKs $26.6M cleanup for former DuPont site in NW Indiana

Federal officials have approved a $26.6 million cleanup of a former DuPont Co. industrial site in northwestern Indiana that will remove lead and other heavy metals
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Vail to face tough questions over Mount Sunapee purchase

Concerned residents will get the chance hear from Vail Resorts next week on their proposed takeover of the Mount Sunapee ski area
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Smithfield Foods closing last smokehouse for Smithfield ham

Smithfield Foods is closing the last smokehouse that creates the genuine Smithfield ham
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2 tornadoes confirmed in Kentucky; power mostly restored

The National Weather Service has confirmed two tornadoes during severe storms in Kentucky that toppled trees and power lines
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Divers recover body of 13-year-old boy from mine pit lake

Authorities say divers recovered the body of a 13-year-old Minneapolis boy from a mine pit lake in the Crosby area
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Man's murder trial for 1999 Oklahoma case continues

The legal process for a Kansas man facing charges in the 1999 disappearance of two Oklahoma girls is continuing slowly as the teenagers' families still wait for answers
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Residents of Georgia city want street name changed to Obama

Residents of Georgia city want to change the name of a residential street to Barack Obama Boulevard
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Malloy launches lead poisoning awareness campaign

Connecticut is re-launching a campaign to educate minority parents about the dangers of childhood lead poisoning
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Mississippi town rejects move to abolish police force

An east Mississippi town has decided to keep its own police force
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