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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Cathy Scoppo's heart sank the moment she noticed the U.S. flag that had draped the casket of her World War II veteran father had gone missing while on display at the upstate New York campground she manages. But on Monday, the nation's 240th birthday,...
HAZEL CREST, Ill. (AP) — The police chief of a Chicago suburb where a man and his two daughters were killed Saturday in their home called the act "pure evil" and urged anyone with information to share it with investigators. Authorities have not identified any suspects in the...
ROME (AP) — The body of a teenage Wisconsin student who went missing shortly after he arrived for an exchange program was found in the Tiber River on Monday. John Cabot University confirmed that the body was that of 19-year-old Beau Solomon, who was last seen by his friends in...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A solar-powered spacecraft is spinning toward Jupiter for the closest encounter with the biggest planet in our solar system. NASA's Juno spacecraft will fire its main rocket engine late Monday to slow itself down from a speed of 150,000 mph (250,000 kph) and...
NEW YORK (AP) — Joey "Jaws" Chestnut beat his own record in regaining the Mustard Yellow International Belt on Monday, downing a stomach-churning 70 hot dogs and buns to top Matt "The Megatoad" Stonie at the annual July Fourth eating contest. Chestnut, 32, easily secured victory...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe walked away from a forced landing at a small airport in Oklahoma amid high winds and severe weather, his spokeswoman said Monday. The 81-year-old Republican, an avid pilot, brought his plane down in Ketchum, a small community in far...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — It's known as Mary Jane, ganja, Chronic and even the sticky icky and has been featured in countless movies, including one that warned of its dangers, "Reefer Madness." Now, marijuana is the subject of a contemporary history and science exhibit. "Altered...
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say an off-duty New York City police officer fatally shot a man after being attacked during a road rage incident. It happened early Monday morning in Brooklyn. Police said the officer was driving his personal vehicle in the East New York neighborhood...
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno police said they shot to death a man who tried to run over an officer as he attempted to drive into a crowded chicken wing festival, KNRV TV reported. The incident began about 1:30 p.m. Sunday when police tried to make a traffic stop of a silver mini-van...