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In this June 28, 2018 photo, Sabine Anton poses for a photo on the balcony of her apartment in the building overlooking lower Manhattan and the Williamsburg bridge at 184 Kent Avenue in the Brooklyn borough of New York.
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July 16, 2018 - 10:48 am
By Bernard Condon and Garance Burke, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The hammering and drilling began just months after Jared Kushner's family real estate firm bought a converted warehouse apartment building in the hip, Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Tenants say it started early in the morning...
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Lava from the Hawaii volcano has created a tiny new island off its coast
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July 16, 2018 - 10:17 am
By Elizabeth Elkin and Saeed Ahmed, CNN (CNN) -- Lava that's still flowing from the Kilauea volcano has now created a tiny new island off the coast of Hawaii. The island of lava appeared Thursday, just offshore from the northern edge of the Big Island, the United States Geological Survey said. A...
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July 15, 2018 - 11:50 pm
MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire that killed a California firefighter grew quickly and forced the closure of a key route into Yosemite National Park as crews contended with sweltering conditions Sunday, authorities said. The so-called Ferguson Fire that broke out Friday scorched nearly 7 square...
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July 15, 2018 - 11:30 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Eight animals have now died after a jaguar escaped from its habitat at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans. NOLA.com reports an alpaca and fox died Sunday, the day after the male jaguar killed four alpacas, one emu and one fox Saturday morning. The jaguar was captured and returned to...
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July 15, 2018 - 10:04 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Even before the specter of a trade war with China and other countries threatened to cost them billions of dollars, American farmers were feeling the squeeze from fluctuating crop prices and other factors that have halved their overall income in recent years. The threat of...
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John Cynn reacts after winning the World Series of Poker main event, Sunday, July 15, 2018, in Las Vegas.
AP Photo/John Locher
July 15, 2018 - 11:03 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The 2018 World Series of Poker champion is an Indiana resident and professional player who barely missed the cut for the final table two years ago. John Cynn won the series' marquee no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event Sunday in Las Vegas, surrounded by a cheering crowd that included...
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Members of the Chicago police department scuffle with an angry crowd at the scene of a police involved shooting in Chicago, on Saturday, July 14, 2018.
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July 15, 2018 - 9:05 am
CHICAGO (AP) — An angry crowd shouted and threw bottles at Chicago police after an officer fatally shot a man on the city's South Side Saturday, prompting the arrest of at least four demonstrators. Chicago police patrol chief Fred Waller told a news conference that the man was shot in the South...
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Hapuna Beach State Park
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July 15, 2018 - 8:25 am
By Marnie Hunter (CNN) -- Heading to the beach this summer? Perhaps you'll be enjoying the sun and sand at one of the top 10 beaches in the USA. For 2018, Kapalua Bay Beach in Maui is No. 1, according to coastal sciences professor Dr. Beach. Dr. Beach, also known as Stephen P. Leatherman, has been...
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(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
July 14, 2018 - 7:34 pm
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A firefighter was killed Saturday while battling a wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park, California state fire officials said. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Heavy Fire Equipment Operator Braden Varney was killed while...
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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein
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July 14, 2018 - 9:07 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The top state election officials from throughout the U.S. are gathering this weekend in Philadelphia amid fresh revelations of Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election and just before President Donald Trump holds one-on-one talks with Russian President Vladimir...
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