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Ali Zenaidi, 2, cools off in the Arthur J. Will Memorial Fountain inside Grand Park during a major heat wave in Southern California in downtown Los Angeles, California on on June 28, 2013. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Ali Zenaidi, 2, cools off in the Arthur J. Will Memorial Fountain inside Grand Park during a major heat wave in Southern California in downtown Los Angeles, California on on June 28, 2013. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES—Southern California is in the midst of a strong heat wave due to a ridge of high pressure over the region, according to the...




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    Charles Kinsey Was ‘Accidentally’ Shot in North Miami Shooting, Says Official

    A police official is stressing that the police shooting of Charles Kinsey—a black man who had both hands in the air at the time he was shot—was... Read more

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    Man Gets Rare Flesh-Eating Bacteria After Stepping on Rock at Beach

    RICHMOND, Va. — A Richmond man has been recovering after contracting a rare, flesh-eating bacteria from the ocean in Virginia Beach. WWBT-TV reports Charles Ballard Sr... Read more

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    Small Colorado Town’s Water May Be Tainted With Marijuana Chemical

    HUGO, Colo. — Officials told residents of a small Colorado community not to drink or shower in tap water Thursday because one of the town’s wells... Read more

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    How ‘Pokemon Go’ Started as a Prank

    SAN FRANCISCO—The origin of “Pokemon Go” is as peculiar as any of the Voltorbs or Snorlaxes that players track and capture in the surprise hit... Read more

  • In this Wednesday, July 20, 2016 photo, a mother, who wished not to be identified, stands in Cypress, Texas, with a picture of her mentally ill daughter who was raped and then jailed after she had a psychological breakdown on the witness stand while testifying against her attacker. They are now suing Harris County and the county's law enforcement agencies for jailing her over the Christmas holidays. (Michael Ciaglo /Houston Chronicle via AP)

    Texas Rape Victim Who Was Jailed After Breakdown Files Lawsuit

    HOUSTON  — The 25-year-old rape victim, frightened and long-suffering from mental illness, agreed in December to testify against the Houston man who brutally assaulted her... Read more

  • Two Texas police officers are under investigation after a video captured the moment one of them body slammed a black female school teacher to the ground in an arrest.

    Texas Police Officer Captured on Video Saying Black People Have ‘Violent Tendencies’

    AUSTIN, Texas  — Patrol car video shows a white Austin, Texas, police officer violently throwing a black woman to the ground during a traffic stop,... Read more

  • A file photo of members of the New York Police Department (NYPD). Glen Hochman, a retired White Plans officer of 22 years, killed two of his daughters and himself on Feb. 21. The chilling murder-suicide exposes a dangerous problem in police departments, and chiefs’ attitude toward the mental health of their officers. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    PTSD: The Hidden Toll of Policing

    One night eight years ago, Mark DiBona was in a very dark place. The police officer felt unappreciated, unhappy with his weight, emotional. He had... Read more

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    As Nuclear Power Plants Close, States Need to Bet Big on Energy Storage

    Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) recently started the process of shutting down the Diablo Canyon generation facility, the last active nuclear power plant in California... Read more

  • Nadja Mayerle with the Salt Lake City Mosquito Abatement District looks at a mosquito Tuesday, July 19, 2016, in Salt Lake City. Health authorities in Utah are investigating a unique case of Zika found in a person who had been caring for a relative who had an unusually high level of the virus in his blood. Exactly how the disease was transmitted is still a mystery, though the person has since recovered.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    Zika Investigations Eating up Funds, Florida Officials Say

    MIAMI—Florida mosquito control officials worry they won’t be able to keep up their efforts to contain the bugs that carry Zika without federal funding, even... Read more

  • Susan Shirley, left, stands next to a family friend as she talks to the Associated Press, Thursday, July 21, 2016, in Arvada in suburban Denver. Susan Shirley said the U.S. Consulate in Turkey called her Tuesday to tell her that her son Levi Shirley, 24, was killed July 14 by a land mine. Levi Shirley joined Kurdish forces in their fight against the Islamic State group was killed in combat in Syria. (AP Photo/P. Solomon Banda)

    Colorado Mother: Son Killed While Fighting ISIS in Syria

    DENVER—A Colorado man who joined Kurdish forces in their fight against the Islamic State group was killed in combat in Syria, his mother said. Susan... Read more

  • Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort in "The Wolf of Wall Street" from Paramount Pictures and Red Granite Pictures. The film is nominated for five Oscars, including best picture, but came very close to never getting made. (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Mary Cybulski)

    DOJ: Money Stolen From Malaysian Fund Financed Movie ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’

    The Department of Justice says “life imitated art” when more than $3.5 billion was diverted from a Malaysian development fund and partly used to finance... Read more

  • Nadja Mayerle with the Salt Lake City Mosquito Abatement District looks at a mosquito Tuesday, July 19, 2016, in Salt Lake City. Health authorities in Utah are investigating a unique case of Zika found in a person who had been caring for a relative who had an unusually high level of the virus in his blood. Exactly how the disease was transmitted is still a mystery, though the person has since recovered.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    Mosquito Control Officials: Even Zika Suspicions Are Costly

    MIAMI—Florida mosquito control officials worry they won’t be able to keep up their efforts to contain the bugs that carry Zika without federal funding, even... Read more

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    Chipotle out of Character in Struggle to Win Back Customers

    NEW YORK—Chipotle is acting out of character in its desperation to win back customers — a struggle that its most recent sales results indicate could... Read more

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    Officials Searching for Ohio Woman Sierah Joughin Who Disappeared on Bike Ride

    Police are searching for a 20-year-old Ohio woman who went missing on July 19 while riding her bike. The Fulton County Sheriff’s office is now asking the... Read more

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    Two Dead After Tree Falls on Tent at Boy Scout Camp in Minnesota

    Two campers at a Boy Scouts Adventure program have died from the severe thunderstorms causing havoc in Northern Minnesota on Thursday morning. The victims were a 13-year-old boy and... Read more

  • The Game, left, shakes hands with Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck during "Time To Unite: United Hoods + Gangs Nation," a community summit organized by rappers The Game and Snoop Dogg to discuss ways to curb violence in South Los Angeles on July 17. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

    LAPD Chief, Rapper ‘The Game’ Team up for Anti-Violence PSA

    LOS ANGELES—Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck and rapper The Game appear together in a new public service announcement aimed at curbing violence across the... Read more


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