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Supreme Court to hear latest case of racial bias in jury selection

This week, the Supreme Court will consider whether his conviction and death sentence in a sixth trial should stand or be overturned for a familiar reason: because prosecutors improperly kept African-Americans off the jury.

  Woman who pushed friend off 60-foot bridge may not go to jail

100+ dead cats found in woman’s home

  Police: Father killed 14-month-old boy, then self in Maine

‘Lewis Hamilton’ of pigeon racing sells for $1.4 million at auction

Rep. Nunes sues Twitter, parody accounts for defamation and negligence

  Homes flood as Missouri River overtops, breaches levees

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  Officer helps boy with autism who called 911 over missing teddy bear

  Vermont daycare owner charged with manslaughter in 6-month-old girl’s death

  Mother gives birth to 15-pound ‘miracle’ baby, breaks hospital record

  5-year-old girl with autism missing after falling into California river

Mother arrested in killing of 9-year-old girl found in duffel bag

  New Zealand leader vows to ‘absolutely deny’ mosque gunman a platform

  Pediatrician gets at least 79 years for sexually assaulting children

A former Pennsylvania pediatrician was sentenced Monday to at least 79 years in prison for sexually assaulting 31 children, most of them patients.

  Over 1,000 feared dead after cyclone slams into Mozambique

More than 1,000 people were feared dead in Mozambique four days after a cyclone slammed into the country, submerging entire villages and leaving bodies floating in the floodwaters, the nation's president said.

Startup makes smart lighter to help smokers kick habit

A Lebanese startup company hopes a smart lighter called the Slighter will help smokers reduce or stop smoking.

Minor league baseball team holding ‘Florida Man Night’

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp will celebrate “Florida Man Night” on July 26.

AP Source: Justice Dept. probing development of Boeing jets

  Warner Bros. CEO Tsujihara steps down following allegations of sex scandal

  Gunman kills 3 on Dutch tram; mayor fears terrorism

House Judiciary Committee to hold hearing on rise of white nationalism, committee source says

Court rules middle finger protected by the Constitution

  Walmart ending Savings Catcher price-matching program

Cow seeks sanctuary from police at Chick-fil-A

It seems rather appropriate. Chick-fil-A doesn’t sell beef and uses a cow to encourage the masses to “eat mor chickin.”

  More evacuations in Midwest as floodwaters breach levees

Levees are breaking in Nebraska and Iowa - and it's not even the wet season when river levels are high.

12-year-old boy attacked by six dogs in Mississippi

A tragic story out of Winona Monday morning.

Texas firefighter carries elderly woman up stairs after she struggled to walk

Harwell is a senior captain with the Hardin Volunteer Fire Department which is about 50 miles from Houston.

  Watching Your Wallet: Thousands of consumer complaints hidden in federal watchdog database

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau provides information about financial institutions, including complaints. But NerdWallet and InvestigateTV have found examples of complaints that don't show up in the database.

  Crews work to control fire at Texas petrochemicals plant

The fire will likely burn for two more days. Officials are telling residents to stay inside.

  Police: Airman killed trying to stop armed robbery in Arkansas

Senior Airman Shawn McKeough, 23, was from Westbrook, Maine, and stationed at Little Rock Air Force Base.

Kansas hopes to resurrect proof-of-citizenship voting law

Kansas argued in court filings that it has a compelling interest in preventing voter fraud. It contended its proof-of-citizenship requirement protects the integrity of elections and the accuracy of voter rolls.

Supreme Court to hear resentencing case for deadly DC sniper shootings

The appeals court judges said a resentencing would determine whether Malvo qualifies as "one of the rare juvenile offenders" who can be sentenced to life without the possibility of parole because his "crimes reflect permanent incorrigibility."

Indianapolis children’s museum pulls Michael Jackson display items

A rep says they removed the objects in an “excess of caution" over allegations of child molestation raised in "Leaving Neverland."

  Dead whale found in Philippines with 88 pounds of plastic in stomach

In a social media post, the museum said they uncovered “40 kilos of plastic bags, including 16 rice sacks. 4 banana plantation style bags and multiple shopping bags.”

Volunteers needed for hearing loss study at UMMC

The MIND Center at the University of Mississippi Medical Center is one of four centers in the country conducting the hearing loss study.

  Police officer dragged by ATV as 100 off-road drivers illegally take over Nashville streets

Police say around 100 drivers on off-road vehicles wove in and out of moving and parked vehicles on busy Nashville streets, injuring several officers and costing taxpayers thousands.

Southwest begins much-anticipated service to Hawaii

The first flight took off from Oakland to Honolulu on Sunday morning.

  Drunken driver nearly drowns after crashing into fire hydrant, FL deputies say

Emergency crews rescued the woman and a good Samaritan from a sinkhole created by the hydrant's gushing water.

  Memphis man says he was brutally beaten by security guard in case of mistaken identity

A Memphis man says it was a case of mistaken identity that led to him being brutally beaten and struck in the head with a gun by a security guard.

  Ethiopia minister: ‘Clear similarities’ in Boeing crashes

The crash of Ethiopian Flight 302 on March 10 and that of a Lion Air plane in Indonesia in October — both of them Boeing 737 Max 8 jetliners — have prompted the United States and other countries to ground the aircraft.

  Daily aspirin no longer recommended as heart attack preventative for healthy older adults

Daily low-dose aspirin is no longer recommended as a preventative for older adults who don’t have a high risk of heart disease or existing heart disease.

Dick Dale, King of Surf Guitar, ‘Miserlou’ composer, dies at 81

Dale liked to say it was he and not the Beach Boys who invented surf music. Some critics have said he was right.

Selection Sunday: Duke gets top billing; NC, Virginia, Zags also 1s

Looming at the top of this year’s March Madness bracket: Duke and its freshman force of nature, Zion Williamson.

Creator of Jelly Belly releases CBD-infused jelly beans

David Klein, the creator of the Jelly Belly brand, is now venturing into marijuana edibles.

2 dead, 2 missing in Midwestern flooding

Residents in parts of southwestern Iowa were forced out of their homes Sunday as a torrent of Missouri River water flowed over and through levees, putting them in a situation similar to hundreds of people in neighboring Nebraska who have been displaced by the late-winter flood.

Tanker catches fire and triggers explosions in Los Angeles, injuring 2 people

A 9,000-gallon fuel tanker truck caught fire and caused multiple explosions in Los Angeles on Sunday, sending two people to the hospital.

Nominate your favorite teacher to win a free Norwegian cruise, $15,000 prize for their school

If you're a teacher, you can even nominate yourself, Norweigan Cruise Line says.

For $525, you can have a Bible possibly signed by Donald Trump

The listing says it comes with a certificate of authenticity, though that is not shown in the accompanying photographs.

Indianapolis Children’s Museum removes Michael Jackson items

Chris Carron, the museum’s director of collections, says it wants items on display to tell stories of “people of high character.”

Growing movement calls on media to avoid naming shooters

In the decades since Columbine, a growing movement has urged news organizations to refrain from naming the shooters in mass slayings and to cease the steady drumbeat of biographical information about them.

  Gillibrand in 2020 Democratic race as full-fledged candidate

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s announcement came in a nearly three-minute video produced by her campaign and released early Sunday morning.

  Families of Christchurch dead in agonizing wait for burials

Families of the 50 people killed in the Christchurch mosque shootings are enduring an increasingly agonizing wait for the bodies of victims to be released as New Zealand reels from the unprecedented tragedy.

  Florida boy, 6, fatally shoots himself while playing with unsecured gun

Police have not specified whether the child’s parents or the adults who were supervising him at the time of the incident will face charges.

  Homeowner beats suspected burglar with baseball bat, leaves him in critical condition

Investigators say a fight unfolded between the suspect and the homeowner, which left the suspect bloodied and bruised.

  Missing 2-year-old found dead in Minnesota; father in custody

An off-duty public works employee found what is believed to be the toddler's body inside a blanket off the shoulder of the highway.

  With no winner, Powerball jackpot soars to $550 million

The jackpot is the eighth-largest in the game's history and largest this year.

Suspect dies in shootout after trying to rob Bellagio casino in Las Vegas

Police said the suspect robbed the packed casino Friday night and was confronted by four officers as he tried to carjack a vehicle in the valet lot.

  Possible Google attack in California thwarted by trooper’s instinct in Iowa

Iowa trooper Ryan Zenor felt a man who left his car in a ditch offered some suspicious reasoning for why he was traveling to California from Maine without any luggage. It turned out he'd been threatening Google employees.

Black editor who stepped in after Alabama paper ran pro-KKK editorial quitting over interference

Elecia R. Dexter told The New York Times on Friday that she stepped down because of continuing interference from the newspaper's owner who had published the KKK editorial.

Apple Watch might be able to detect aFib, study shows

Researchers looked at pulse data collected by the watch's heart rate monitor from 400,000 participants, and about a third of them turned out to have atrial fibrillation.

  Suspect arrested in assassination of Gambino crime boss

Anthony Comello was arrested in New Jersey in the death of Frank Cali on Wednesday in front of his Staten Island home.

  Massive flooding in Nebraska, other parts of Midwest left in bomb cyclone’s wake

More than 10 million people are under flood warnings, as rivers overflow their banks in several other states besides Nebraska, including Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa and South Dakota.

  Death toll rises to 50, as stricken New Zealanders reach out to Muslims after shooting

The massacre during Friday prayers prompted a heartfelt response from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who pronounced it "one of New Zealand's darkest days" and said the shooter, an Australian native, had chosen to strike in New Zealand "because we represent diversity, kindness, compassion."

  Oh, boy! April the giraffe gives birth to another boy calf

Animal Adventure Park announced the new calf is a boy, and he's is standing and already has taken a few steps.

  Watch: Teenager smashes egg on Australian senator, who blamed NZ massacre on immigration policies

The senator was speaking at an event Melbourne when video shows the boy raised his phone, clearly recording video, then smashed an egg on the back of Anning’s head.

300-lb Florida woman gets life in prison after sitting on girl, resulting in her death

Veronica Posey was sentenced Friday in the death of 9-year-old Dericka Lindsay. Posey weighs about 300 pounds.

Paris investigators start studying Ethiopian jet’s recorder

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said regulators had new data from satellite-based tracking that showed the movements of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 were similar to those of Lion Air Flight 610, which crashed off Indonesia in October, killing 189 people.

  Accused Jayme Closs kidnapper calls reporter, says he loves 13-year-old victim

Jake Patterson called a Minneapolis reporter to explain his situation. He said he had regrets.

  ‘I thought it was like a person’: Adult moose crashes into bedroom with sleeping toddler

Geneve Nguyen was on the phone in a basement bedroom when the unexpected occurred.

Trump downplays white nationalism threat after New Zealand massacre

The president expressed sympathy for victims but did not express concern when asked about white nationalism.

  Couple turns up the tunes after crashing car into yard, getting stuck

The uninvited guests decided to hold an impromptu party after getting their car stuck in a stranger's yard.

  Man, 20, boards school bus, enters school after night of drinking

School officials said Herder made it on to the bus because he looked just like any other high school student.

#smashSMARDchallenge raising money for rare disease

It’s happening all over the country. Families are taking pies to the face as part of the latest viral challenge called #smashSMARD.

  Better late than never: Man returns library book 53 years overdue

Harry Krame checked out "The Family Book of Verse" by Lewis Gannet when he was a 13-year-old middle school student. He returned it when he was a 65-year-old man.

  MS-13 members charged with murder of 16-year-old who was stabbed 100 times

Prince George County police said Jacsun Chicas was killed in his Maryland home and his remains were dumped near the Rappahannock River.

  ‘One of New Zealand’s darkest days’: 49 killed in terrorist attack on mosques

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the events in Christchurch represented "an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence," and that many of the victims could be migrants or refugees. In addition to the dead, she said more than 20 people were seriously wounded.

  ’Fortnite trained me to be a killer’: Twisted humor of dark internet culture in focus after another attack

The radicalizing effect of more extreme corners of the internet, such as 8Chan, is again being scrutinized in the wake of a massacre of 49 Muslims in New Zealand on Friday.

  Tornadoes in Michigan, flooding in several states as bomb cyclone sweeps Midwest

More than 100 million people are under a watch, warning or advisory as the storm heads toward Canada.

  ‘Demons, ‘voices’: Police release video of Parkland shooter’s arrest

The video shows Nikolas Cruz, who has confessed to murdering 17 people at a Florida high school in Feb. 2018, being restrained on the ground by an officer sometime after the shooting.

  Community shows support for Memphis Islamic Center after New Zealand massacre

Hundreds of Muslims gathered inside the Memphis Islamic Center for Friday prayer, the day Muslims around the world come to Mosques for worship.

Disney reinstates James Gunn as ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ director

He was fired last summer after several troubling tweets he wrote years ago resurfaced.