Central New York dairy farmer gored to death by bull

Police say a 68-year-old dairy farmer has died after being gored by a bull in his pasture in central New York
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Court looking at judge's home visit in parental rights case

The Michigan Supreme Court is considering whether it's appropriate for a judge to see the conditions of a home before terminating someone's parental rights
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For 2nd time in 10 days, New York farmer killed by bull

State police say a 72-year-old man has died after being struck by a bull on a farm in western New York
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Police: 3-year-old boy dies after being found in lake

Authorities say a 3-year-old boy who went missing from a seasonal home in upstate New York apparently drowned in a lake
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Police: 3-year-old boy dies after being found in river

Authorities say a 3-year-old boy who went missing from a seasonal home in upstate New York apparently drowned in the Susquehanna River
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Baldwin launches first attack ad of general election

Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin has launched her first attack ad of the general election against Republican challenger Leah Vukmir
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Investigators: Violent crime rate going up in Kansas

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says statewide violent crime continues to trend upward as last year's murder rate was more than 40 percent higher than the 10-year average
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New report confirms East Chicago lead troubles

Northwestern Indiana residents and environmental advocates say they're perplexed that a federal agency took two years to release its first report about blood-lead levels in children who live at a lead-tainted Superfund site
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E-bikes to face speed limits on popular Seattle trails

The Seattle Parks Department announced a new pilot program that will force electric bike riders to mind their speeds on local trails
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Bodies of 2 women recovered after Lake Winnebago boat crash

Authorities have recovered the bodies of two Neenah women missing after a boat crash on Lake Winnebago
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Massachusetts man hikes Appalachian Trail over 226 day hikes

The Appalachian Trail stretches from Georgia to Maine, a path that measures roughly 2,190 miles
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Body of missing teen recovered from Yellowstone River

Searchers have recovered the body a 15-year-old Bozeman boy who drowned after a late July boating accident on the Yellowstone River
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Search crews find man, 71, who got lost during squirrel hunt

Indiana conservation officers say a 71-year-old Indianapolis man who went missing during a squirrel hunting trip has been found unharmed after getting lost in the Hoosier National Forest
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Dubuque racing group hopes to build $3.4M veterans memorial

A Dubuque racing group hopes to spend $3.4 million on a veterans memorial for an island in the Mississippi River that'll include walkways, a waterfall and a sculpture
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Dog owners seek long leash on new state law

New state regulations haven't stopped canines visiting the East Sandwich Game Farm during the dog days of summer from swimming or playing off leash
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David Cross show on at Utah college after 'offensive' tweet

The University of Utah says a tweet from comedian David Cross showing him wearing undergarments sacred to the Mormon faith was "deeply offensive."
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Cardinal McCarrick scandal inflames debate over gay priests

Allegations that disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick engaged in sex with adult seminarians have inflamed a long-running debate about the presence of gay men in the Roman Catholic priesthood
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Gretchen Carlson: Miss America's claims cost pageant $75K

Miss America chairwoman Gretchen Carlson has struck back against the reigning Miss America, saying Cara Mund's allegations that Carlson and others have bullied her caused the loss of $75,000 in scholarship money for this year's contestants
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Man accused of trying to smother fellow patient sentenced

A man accused of trying to smother a fellow state psychiatric hospital patient has been sentenced to 10 years in an Iowa prison
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Pedestrian body found on I-80 ID'ed as Pleasant Grove man

Authorities have identified a pedestrian who was fatally struck on a major interstate near Saltair
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Judge grants time to weigh insanity plea in newspaper attack

The man charged with killing five people at a Maryland newspaper office will get more time for his lawyer to consider filing a plea of not criminally responsible by reason of insanity
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UC Berkeley suspends professor for sexual harassment

The University of California, Berkeley has suspended an architecture professor for three years without pay for sexually harassing a graduate student and abusing his power for personal gain
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Sculpture inspired by tornado to greet new casino's visitors

When visitors to the new MGM Springfield casino soon enter its hotel lobby, they will be greeted by a large, state-of-the-art sculpture that wraps around the interior of the building's entrance
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Major Interstate 84 construction project nears completion

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has cut a ribbon marking the imminent completion of a major project to widen Interstate 84 in Waterbury
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Eugene, Oregon, recognized as a bee-friendly city

An environmental group dedicated to protecting bees has given Eugene a Bee City USA designation
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OU vice president steps down ahead of Senate confirmation

The University of Oklahoma says its vice president for research is stepping down to prepare for a confirmation hearing after he was nominated to be director of the White House Office of Science and Technology
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Report: Walker used state plane for 869 flights since 2015

A liberal advocacy group says Republican Gov. Scott Walker used the state airplane to make 869 flights since he dropped out of the presidential race in September 2015, including 11 trips of less than 64 miles
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Northam sets special session to redraw legislative districts

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has scheduled a special session of the General Assembly so lawmakers can comply with a court order to redraw the state's legislative map
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Glacier Park wildfires see cooler weather, stronger winds

It's a good news, bad news situation for firefighters working in Glacier National Park
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Gov. Edwards appoints convicted ex-sheriff to used car board

The Louisiana governor has appointed a former sheriff who pleaded guilty to misusing funds and mistreating inmates to a state commission that oversees legal compliance of used car dealers
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Mainers in limbo as state doesn't confirm Medicaid denials

Maine residents seeking health coverage under voter-approved Medicaid expansion remain in limbo as the administration refuses to confirm it's denying such coverage
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St. Charles County sues drug firms, distributors

Missouri's third-largest county has filed a lawsuit against pharmaceutical manufacturers and drug distributors, accusing them of causing the drug epidemic through aggressive and fraudulent marketing of prescription opioids
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2 soldiers from same base found dead in separate cases

Officials at a Washington Army base say authorities are investigating the deaths of two soldiers found dead in separate incidents
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Good Samaritan helps police in river chase

A Rhode Island man says he went from enjoying his morning coffee to assisting in a police chase in a river
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For-profit firefighters find work in at-risk Oregon county

No one was home at a house deep in the woods of Josephine County, Oregon
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West Virginia University: Several fraternities disassociate

Several fraternities have disassociated from West Virginia University and the school's president has sent a letter to students' parents about Greek life
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LePage calls lawmaker "the most repugnant human," storms off

Republican Gov. Paul LePage has called a fellow Republican "the most repugnant human" and stormed away from lawmakers who are investigating whether his administration retaliated against mill owners
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State will kill members of wolf pack to protect cattle

The state of Washington will take steps to kill members of a wolf pack that have been preying on cattle in the northeast corner of the state
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Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials

Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials
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Churches say contractor took deposits for incomplete work

Multiple churches in Connecticut and Massachusetts say they paid a contractor thousands of dollars for work that he never completed
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Groups look to expand bridge for ATVs, snowmobiles to cross

Officials are looking to expand a bridge that connects Vermont and New Hampshire so all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles can cross
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2 Kansas men die after golf cart collides with pickup truck

The Dickinson County sheriff says two men are dead after a golf cart they were using collided with a pickup truck
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Search ends for missing Emmonak commercial fisherman

A search has ended for a commercial fisherman missing in southwest Alaska
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Storytelling finds new life through pop-up events

Storytelling events give South Jersey residents a way to connect through tales of love, loss and everything in between
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Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials

Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials
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Conference focuses on violence against Native American women

Federal and tribal officials are meeting in South Dakota this week to discuss violence against Native American women
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Michigan family remembers 3 killed in house fire

A Michigan family is mourning the loss of a 4-year-old boy and two women who were killed in a house fire southwest of Detroit
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Banking giant says no to Florida candidate who supports pot

A Florida candidate for agriculture commissioner says banking giant Wells Fargo terminated her campaign account because of her support for medical marijuana
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Meet the York County woman who rehabs raptors

For 30 years Mitzi Eaton has been York County's lifeline for injured and ill birds of prey
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Texas priest disappears amid molestation allegations

A Texas priest who's accused of molesting teens and stealing from his parish has gone missing
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DNR searches for man who went missing while squirrel hunting

Indiana conservation officers are searching for a 71-year-old Indianapolis man who failed to return from a squirrel hunting trip in the Hoosier National Forest
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Nebraska university to study censure list designation

Two groups will study how the University of Nebraska-Lincoln got on a national group's censure list and research ways the university could be removed from it
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Emails show lobbyist communicating with top Cuomo officials

A cache of emails shows a lobbyist whose cooperation helped convict two former aides to Gov. Andrew Cuomo on corruption charges had access to the top levels of the governor's administration
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Small plane crashes on Phoenix street, 1 killed and 1 hurt

Authorities say one person has died and another person is injured after a small plane crashed in an intersection in Phoenix
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Police say wounded toddler to be released soon

Authorities say a 2-year-old who'd shot himself with his father's gun at a suburban Des Moines hotel is expected to soon leave a hospital
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Second former Walker official comes out against him

A second former official in Gov. Scott Walker's administration has come out against him and is supporting Democrat Tony Evers
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Baltimore NAACP, left without power for year, faces election

After nearly a year of turmoil, the temporary administrator of the Baltimore NAACP says the civil rights group is posed for a "refresh."
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Shrine Circus entering its 69th _ and perhaps last _ year

Just less than a month to go before Pittsburgh's annual Shrine Circus, fans are snapping up tickets quicker than usual
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Appleton businessman pleads guilty to federal tax fraud

The operator of a commercial cleaning business in Appleton has pleaded guilty to federal tax fraud
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Suspect shot by Albuquerque police expected to survive

Albuquerque police say a suspect who was shot by officers after firing a rifle is expected to recover
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Ohio regulators weighing end to AT&T's low-income phone plan

Ohio utility regulators are accepting comments on AT&T's proposal to drop federal Lifeline phone service
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Police: 4 injured in 2 weekend shootings in Springfield

Springfield police have responded to two weekend shootings within hours of each other that left four people injured
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The Latest: 1 dead, 1 injured in plane crash in Phoenix

Phoenix officials say one person has died after a small plane crashed in an intersection
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Pope on sex abuse: "We showed no care for the little ones"

Pope Francis has issued a letter to Catholics around the world condemning the crime of priestly sexual abuse and its cover-up and demanding accountability. But he offered no hint that he plans to sanction complicit bishops
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Maine lawmaker resigns after magazine's anonymous accusation

A Democratic lawmaker said he's resigning to avoid becoming a distraction following a magazine's publication of an anonymous allegation against him
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7-year-old boy reopens lemonade stand shuttered by inspector

A 7-year-old New York boy is back selling lemonade and raising money for a friend in need after a state health inspector put the squeeze on him last month
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Univ. of New Mexico paid $600K in 'fetal tissue' legal bills

The University of New Mexico racked up more than $600,000 in legal bills as it navigated a special congressional committee's investigation into how it procured fetal tissue for research
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Police sergeant accused of stalking charged with misconduct

Police in Kentucky say a sergeant accused of stalking a woman has been charged with official misconduct and suspended with pay
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Small plane crashes on Phoenix street during rush hour

Authorities say a small plane has crashed on an intersection in Phoenix
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State board reprimands Davenport school superintendent

The Iowa Board of Educational Examiners has reprimanded the Davenport school superintendent for spending more than the state allows districts to spend
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Man identified as double carjack suspect who died in road

A California man who authorities say tried to carjack two vehicles near Lake Mathews, and then died when he was struck by a third, has been identified
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Plaintiff in Brown v. Board of Education honored

Springfield, Missouri, is celebrating a man whose civil rights case changed the course of American history
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UW convocation to welcome new students

The University of Wyoming has a new way of welcoming new students
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Authorities ID woman on scooter who died after struck by car

Authorities identify woman who was riding electric scooter in downtown Cleveland when she was hit by a car and died
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Judge to consider lawsuit challenging immigrant arrests

A civil rights group is asking a federal judge in Boston to allow certain immigrants who are married to U.S. citizens but are facing deportation to remain in the country
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Sign at high school named for Cardinal Wuerl is vandalized

A sign at a Roman Catholic high school in Pennsylvania named for Cardinal Donald Wuerl has been vandalized with paint
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Albuquerque makes progress on rape kit backlog

New Mexico's most populous city has made some progress to clear its backlog of untested rape kits as state public safety officials are close to erasing their own backlog
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Former New Mexico state senator due in court again

A former New Mexico state senator who is already serving a jail term for public corruption convictions is scheduled to appear in court Monday on separate charges dealing with spending from his campaign account
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Bismarck residents oppose proposed highway bypass

Several property owners living along proposed routes for a north Bismarck highway bypass are raising opposition to the project
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That scrutinized bit of Meyer's OSU contract may be new norm

The investigation of how football coach Urban Meyer handled domestic violence accusations against an assistant has drawn attention to his obligation to report violations of Ohio State's sexual misconduct policy
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Police: 1 dead after woman opens fire at Texas warehouse

Police say a female employee opened fire at a Houston-area food distribution center, killing one person and wounding another
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Storm dumps heavy rain in north-central Arkansas

A storm system moved across northern Arkansas, dumping heavy rain and causing flooding in the town of Clinton
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Small aircraft crashes in north Phoenix intersection

Firefighters are responding to the scene of a small plane crash in north Phoenix
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Boston University lab begins research on deadly viruses

A Boston University laboratory built a decade ago is finally able to fulfill one of its primary functions _ studying some of the world's most dangerous diseases
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Man faces manslaughter charge in Alabama hit and run

A man has been charged with manslaughter in a hit and run in Alabama
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Nebraska officials agree to license Lincoln detox program

Lincoln will be able to maintain a program that serves as an alternative to jail for people who are extremely intoxicated
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Police arrest 2 men in Topeka homicide

Authorities say two men have been arrested in the death of a man who was shot several times in a Topeka alleyway
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Forecasters warn of flood possibilities in Nebraska, Iowa

Forecasters have issued flood warnings and watches in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa as heavy rain continues to fall
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Jury begins 3rd day of deliberations in Manafort fraud trial

Jury deliberations resume in financial fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort
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900 indictments from 1 day thrown out, but charges persist

The more than 900 indictments issued by a South Carolina grand jury in a single day have been thrown out
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Teen arrested after bringing fake bomb gear to shopping mall

Authorities say a would-be prankster ended up in juvenile hall after bringing fake bomb gear to a Southern California shopping mall
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More smoky skies from fire that closed Seattle area highway

Officials say a major brush fire that shut down a Washington state highway may be exacerbating the level of unhealthy air polluting the Seattle region
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PepsiCo buys SodaStream for $3.2 billion

Beverage giant PepsiCo has bought Israel's carbonated drink maker SodaStream for $3.2 billion
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Madison pizza delivery driver treated after beaten, robbed

A pizza delivery driver in Madison was treated at a hospital after being beaten and robbed
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2 deaths under investigation, considered suspicious

New Hampshire's attorney general says his office is investigating the deaths of two adults in Dover
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Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers

Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers
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Man accused of wanting to eat child sentenced to probation

A man who South Carolina authorities say wanted to enslave and eat a child has been sentenced to probation
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Write-ins succeed at getting their names on November ballot

Three Democratic candidates seeking seats in the Vermont state Senate have gotten the write-in votes needed for a place on the ballot this November
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