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Parents Forcing Teen Son to Live in Tent as Punishment

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BELEN, N.M. — A New Mexico family is drawing scrutiny for punishing their troubled teenage son by making him live in a tent in the...

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    New England Mobster Arrested in Connection with Nightclub Owner’s 1993 Murder

    A former member of a New England mob family was charged in connection with a club manager’s murder in the 1990s. The FBI unsealed an... Read more

  • Firefighters help put out a fire near the community of Squirrel Valley in Lake Isabella, California on June 24, 2016.
An intense wildfire broke out yesterday afternoon scorched dozens of homes and structures in this mountainous community northeast of Bakersfield in Kern County. / AFP / FREDERIC J. BROWN        (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

    California Wildfire ‘Most Destructive’ in County History

    LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. — A California wildfire that killed two people and destroyed 200 homes in the southern Sierra Nevada burned away from neighborhoods Monday,... Read more

  • A tourist covers her head with a scarf made like a US flag as she walks under light rain in Times Square on July 4, 2015 in New York. ( JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

    You and a Record 43 Million Others on the Road for July 4 Weekend

    A new report by the AAA, a nonprofit organization that provides travel, insurance, and automotive services, projects that 43 million Americans will travel this July... Read more

  • The Chipotle logo is seen on the door of one of its restaurants on January 11, 2015 in Washington, DC. The embattled Mexican fast food chain is under increased scrutiny following outbreaks of foodborn illnesses which lead a decline in share prices. AFP PHOTO/MANDEL NGAN / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chipotle Launches ‘Chiptopia’ Summer Rewards Program

    Chipotle has officially launched its first-ever loyalty program; Chiptopia Summer Rewards will start on July 1, 2016 and last though the three months of July, August,... Read more

  • Front loading washing machines are displayed in the front lobby of the Whirlpool Corp. manufacturing facility in Clyde, Ohio, U.S., on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015. The U.S. Census Bureau is scheduled to release business inventories figures on December 11. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

    Settlement Reached In Moldy Maytag, Kenmore, Whirlpool Washing Machines Case

    Owners of a Whirlpool, Kenmore, or Maytag front-loading washing machine manufactured between 2001 and 2010, you may be eligible for up to $500 in cash... Read more

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    Red Cross Water Safety Poster Under Fire for Being ‘Super Racist’

    The Red Cross is under fire over a water safety poster that has been derided as being “super racist” because it shows mostly minority children... Read more

  • The Supreme Court will consider whether Amtrak can partner with a government agency to create rules that other private railroads must follow. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

    Girl, 5, Survives Colorado Train Crash That Killed Her Family

    LAS ANIMAS COUNTY, Colo.  — The Latest on the deadly crash between a minivan and an Amtrak train in Colorado (all times local): 10:45 a.m.:... Read more

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    General Mills Recalls Nature Valley Bars Over Fear of Listeria

    General Mills is recalling four flavors of Nature Valley bars over possible Listeria contamination, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on June 24... Read more

  • A reporter runs out of the US Supreme Court after the Court struck down a Texas law placing restrictions on abortion clinics, outside of the Supreme Court on June 27, 2016 in Washington, DC.
In a case with far-reaching implications for millions of women across the United States, the court ruled 5-3 to strike down measures which activists say have forced more than half of Texas's abortion clinics to close. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Restrictions on Abortions

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court struck down Texas’ widely replicated regulation of abortion clinics Monday in the court’s biggest abortion case in nearly a quarter... Read more

  • John Enochs (Monroe County Jail)

    Ex-Indiana University Student Accused of Sexual Assault Spends One Day in Jail

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — A former Indiana University student accused of raping two fellow students has been sentenced to a year of probation after a plea... Read more

  • Firefighters water down hot spots Sunday June 26, 2016 at a home destroyed by a fire that swept through the area near Lake Isabella in Squirrel Valley, Calif. The deadly wildfire in central California has burned hundreds of homes. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    Firefighters Gain Some Control of Deadly California Wildfire

      LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. — Crews made progress against a wildfire that killed two people and destroyed 200 homes as it tore through mountain communities... Read more

  • Train tracks in Trinidad, Colorado (Google Street View)

    Amtrak Train Hits Van, Leaving 5 Dead

    LAS ANIMAS COUNTY, Colo. — Authorities are investigating after an Amtrak train collided with a van killing five people, including three children, just outside Trinidad... Read more

  • Jeff Triplett (City of Sanford)

    Mayor of Sanford, Florida, Carjacked Outside His Home

    SANFORD, Fla. —Police say a central Florida mayor was carjacked early Saturday while standing outside his home. WESH-TV reports Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett was outside about 2:15... Read more

  • Lt. Dennis Feazell, of the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources, rows his boat as he and a co-worker search flooded homes in Rainelle, W. Va., Saturday, June 25, 2016.  About 32,000 West Virginia homes and businesses remain without power Saturday after severe flooding hit the state. The West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management also said Saturday that more than 60 secondary roads in the state were closed.(AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    More Storms on Tap for Flood-Ravaged West Virginia

    ANSTED, W.Va. — As West Virginians continued surveying damage in a state so devastated by floods that one said her community “smelled like death,” residents... Read more

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    At Least 7 Stabbed at Protest Outside California Capitol

    SAN FRANCISCO—At least seven people were stabbed Sunday when counter-protesters clashed with members of right-wing extremists groups that planned to hold a rally outside the... Read more

  • Police respond to the scene of a shooting at a Fort Worth, Texas dance studio early Saturday, June 25, 2016.  Fort Worth police spokesman Daniel Segura  said homicide detectives were investigating at the studio, which sits on a state highway near a police station and multiple businesses and restaurants. (AP Photo/Emily Schmall)

    Still No Arrests After Fatal Shooting at Texas Dance Studio

    FORT WORTH, Texas  — Police still hadn’t made any arrests Sunday in connection with the suspected gang-related shootings that left two people dead and several... Read more

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