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Tests conducted on explosive that hurt man in Central Park

July 4, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

A bomb-sniffing dog works near the scene of an explosion in Central Park, New York, Sunday, July 3, 2016. A firework that exploded when a 19-year-old unwittingly stepped on it Sunday in Central Park, seriously injuring his left foot, didn’t appear to be designed to intentionally hurt people, police officials said. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) NEW [&hellip...

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Arizona prison horse program helps inmates get on track

July 4, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

Horse whisperer Randy Helm leads a program at the Arizona State Prison Complex in Florence, Ariz. where he teaches inmates how to train wild horses. The program adopts out around 150 horses a year. (Pat Shannahan/The Arizona Republic via AP) FLORENCE, Ariz....

Alcohol a factor in Detroit-area crash, big gas explosion

July 2, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

Intense heat from a fire melted the siding on homes on South Dearborn Street in Melvindale, Mich., Saturday, July, 2, 2016. A 24-year-old man took a wrong turn, crashed through a fence and ruptured a natural gas line in suburban Detroit, causing a dramatic...

GOP official quits after charges she used racist Obama meme

July 2, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

DELTA, Colorado (AP) — The chairwoman of the Delta County Republican Party who was accused of favoritism and posting a racist meme on her Facebook page has resigned. Party officials were upset after a photo compared President Barack Obama to a chimpanzee...

Florida authorities say 5 dead, 25 injured in Florida crash

July 2, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

Wakulla County first responders work on the scene of an accident on Saturday, July 2, 2016 in Wakulla, Fla. The Florida Highway Patrol says a bus and tractor trailer collided on a highway in the Panhandle. Florida Highway Patrol Capt. Jeffrey Bissainthe says...

Report: Static electricity caused Hawaii lab explosion

July 1, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

Michael Bruno, vice chancellor for research at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, talks to reporters Friday, July 1, 2016, in Honolulu. A laboratory explosion at the University of Hawaii that resulted in a researcher losing her arm was likely caused by static...

North Carolina lawmakers leave LGBT law largely intact

July 1, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A law limiting protections for LGBT people was left largely intact Friday by North Carolina lawmakers who chose only to make a minor revision to the wide-ranging measure. The North Carolina General Assembly voted to restore...

Police: Madison officer fatally shoots man in home invasion

July 1, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Madison police officer fatally shot a man after he emerged from a lake, broke into a home and advanced toward the officer with a pitchfork. Police Chief Mike Koval said the department received a call around 9 p.m. Thursday about a man...

Texas abortions fell sharply under law Supreme Court voided

June 30, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

In a Monday, June 27, 2016 file photo, traffic passes a Planned Parenthood sign in Dallas. Abortions in Texas plummeted about 15 percent during the first year after approval of tough restrictions that the U.S. Supreme Court has since struck down — a decline...

Marine Corps: 15 drill instructors under investigation

June 30, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Marine Corps is looking into allegations of hazing, assault and physical abuse involving 15 drill instructors at Parris Island training depot in South Carolina, officials said Thursday. The allegations stem from an investigation...