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Cleanup From Fatal Storms Begins In Eastern States

SMITHFIELD, N.Y. (AP) — Residents of this rural central New York town on Wednesday picked through debris from homes battered by a deadly tornado, and utility crews worked to restore power in several Eastern states hit by severe storms. In all, five people died Tuesday as strong...
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Israel steps up offensive as diplomacy kicks off

Palestinians carry bodies of seven people killed in a strike during their funeral in Khan Younis refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Israel stepped up its offensive on the Hamas-run Gaza Strip on Wednesday, pummeling scores of targets and killing...
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Iraqi leader accuses Kurds of hosting militants

Iraqi men check in at the main army recruiting center as they volunteer for military services in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, July 9, 2014, after authorities urged Iraqis to help battle insurgents. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim) Iraqi men check in at the main army recruiting center as they...

Justin Bieber pleads no contest in vandalism case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Bieber must pay $80,900 in damages and serve two years on probation after pleading no contest Wednesday to a misdemeanor vandalism charge for throwing eggs at a neighbor’s home. Bieber also was ordered to complete five days of community...

Harley-Davidson recalling 66,421 motorcycles

DETROIT (AP) — Harley-Davidson is recalling 66,421 Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles from the 2014 model year because their front wheels can lock up without warning. Motorcycles with anti-lock brakes built between July 1, 2013, and May 7, 2014, are included in the...

Survey: Rapes not investigated at 2 in 5 colleges

WASHINGTON (AP) – A survey of colleges and universities finds a lack of coordination between many campuses and local law enforcement in handling sexual assaults, and that many schools have gone years without investigating such cases. About 40 percent of colleges and...
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California hopes fines up to $500 slow water waste

Groundskeeper Sanjay Ram, right,of the Department of General Services, waters plants lining the sidewalk around the state Capitol Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Sacramento, Calif. State water regulators are considering fines up to $500 for excessive water use for things like...

Midwest League

x-clinched first half ___ Lake County 4, Lansing 3 South Bend at Dayton, 7 p.m. Great Lakes 3, Fort Wayne 0 Wisconsin at Cedar Rapids, 7:35 p.m. Burlington at Beloit, 8 p.m. Kane County at Quad Cities, 8 p.m. Clinton at Peoria, 8 p.m. West Michigan at Bowling Green, 8:05 p.m....

Parades, games and rides highlight Tree Town Festival

FOREST — Forest will host its annual Tree Town Festival this weekend in Gormley Park on Main Street in Forest. The festival is sponsored by the Forest Volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Medical Service. Proceeds this year will go toward Gormley Park improvements....