Number of typhus cases growing in Galveston County

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston say the number of typhus cases in Galveston County already has equaled the total for all of 2017
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City to ask judge to throw out lawsuit over school stabbing

Attorneys for a Connecticut city where a 16-year-old girl was stabbed to death at her high school are set to argue in court that claims against the city in a wrongful death lawsuit should be dismissed
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Jail officer charged in alleged sex assault of prisoner

A corrections officer has been charged in connection with an alleged sexual assault of a prisoner at the Kane County Jail in St. Charles, west of Chicago
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1950s Amtrak dome railcar with all-windows top level returns

Amtrak is bringing back a 1950s-era domed railcar that offers panoramic views for riders of a New England train
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NH lawmakers to vote on sales tax bill

Lawmakers are set to vote on a bill to protect New Hampshire's tax advantage
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The Latest: LA supermarket will remain closed after standoff

Trader Joe's says their Los Angeles store, where a gunman held hostages during a three-hour standoff, will remain closed for the foreseeable future
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Student sues districts for enabling child pornographer

A student has sued two school districts in south-central Washington, alleging officials knew a former educator engaged in grooming behavior with students yet allowed him to keep working
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2 public forums on opioid crisis planned this week

The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy plans two public forums on the opioid crisis and policies to address it
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Defense bill would curb Cabinet control of nuclear agency

A bill being negotiated in Congress would essentially end the Trump administration's direct supervision of an agency that oversees the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile
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Search continues for Lehi teacher missing on a camping trip

Authorities continue to search for a Lehi teacher who went missing on a camping trip
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Pedestrian killed while crossing the street

Police in Connecticut say a pedestrian was killed by a car as she was crossing the street
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Second group reaches $11.5 million Oso landslide settlement

A second group of relatives of people killed in the deadly Oso landslide have reached an $11.5 million settlement with Washington state and a timber company that logged an area above the site of the collapse
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Coast Guard steps up patrols of South Carolina waterways

The U.S. Coast Guard is stepping up patrols along South Carolina waterways as tourists and residents look for ways to avoid paying a licensed charter to get on the water
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More than senior moments: better dementia detection is urged

There's new guidance to help family doctors do a better job of diagnosing mental decline and dementia
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Woman accused of leaving 5 children in car while she gambled

A Milwaukee woman is accused of leaving five children, including a newborn, in a casino garage while she gambled
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Solar energy system proposed in small town

An international renewable energy company has applied to install a large-scale solar energy system in a small western Massachusetts town, and not everyone is happy
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Del Rio man arrested for 2015 abductions

A Del Rio man has been arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping for the abduction of three men more than three years ago
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Former sheriff convicted in e-cig scheme asks for pardon

A former Tennessee sheriff sentenced to about four years in prison for charges related to profiting from the sale of electronic cigarettes to inmates has sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking for a pardon
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'Equalizer 2' squeaks past 'Mamma Mia 2' and takes top spot

In the battle of two very different sequels at the box office this weekend, Denzel Washington's action pic "The Equalizer 2" has narrowly won out over the ABBA jukebox musical "Mamma Mia"
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National mountain biking competition comes to Killington

Hundreds of bikers will descend on Vermont for their shot at $40,000 and glory in competitive mountain biking
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Utah man arrested in stabbing death of 10-month-old son

Authorities say a Utah man stabbed his infant son and then placed his bloody body inside a garbage can
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Most adults under 21 can no longer buy tobacco in Maine

Individuals must now be over 21-years-old to buy alcohol in Maine, unless they turned 18 as of July 1
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The Latest: Coroner IDs woman killed at LA supermarket

Coroner's officials have identified a woman who was fatally shot when a gunman being chased by Los Angeles police fled into a supermarket and took hostages
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Ongoing audit delays loans for cash-strapped Muncie schools

An ongoing audit of Muncie Community Schools has delayed a $12 million state loan the financially struggling central Indiana school district needs to continue its recovery
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A look at the 17 people killed in the Missouri boat accident

The 17 people killed when a tourist boat sank in a Missouri lake included an Indiana family, a Missouri couple celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary and an Illinois grandmother who family members say saved her granddaughters life
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Smithfield Foods closing last smokehouse for Smithfield ham

Smithfield Foods is closing the last smokehouse that creates the genuine Smithfield ham
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Man who escaped police custody arrested, facing charges

A man who escaped police custody has been arrested and is now facing an escape charge in addition to a petit larceny charge
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Hikers find body near Gates of the Mountains Wilderness

Authorities say a badly decomposed body has been found near the Gates of the Mountains Wilderness in Montana
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Money stolen during fundraiser for Boise stabbing victims

Police are investigating after a local gym reported the theft of about $2,000 in donations raised during a fundraising event for victims of last month's knife attack at a Boise apartment complex
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Man charged with threatening pedestrians with handgun

A Connecticut man has been charged with threatening pedestrians with a handgun
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1 killed in fatal LI house fire,1 injured; 2 others unhurt

Authorities are investigating an early morning blaze that left one man dead and another man with minor injuries
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2 arrested after several people hospitalized in brawl

Police say they have arrested two individuals in connection to a brawl at the Blow Hookah Lounge in Rhode Island
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Police: Man tossed from bar after racial remarks kills man

Police say a man who had been kicked out of a Pennsylvania bar following his racial remarks to a black patron later shot and killed another man who may have gone outside to try to make peace
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Florida police officer in hospital after getting shot

A Florida police officer is in serious but stable condition after getting shot
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Ohio man falls from boat, drowns in Tennessee lake

An official says an Ohio man has drowned in a Tennessee lake after falling from a boat into the water
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Confederate home, headquarters torn down in eastern NC

A house in North Carolina that was the home of a lieutenant of the Confederate Army and headquarters for a general of the Confederate Army is no longer standing
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Police arrest man on gun charges after chase

A Massachusetts man allegedly led police on a foot chase before being arrested on gun charges
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Anonymous buyer gets piece of Yellowstone history at auction

A piece of Yellowstone National Park history has been purchased by an anonymous buyer at a Montana auction
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Memorial service planned Missouri boating accident victims

A memorial service is scheduled for the people killed when a tourist boat sank in a Missouri lake
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Environmental group taps reservoirs to boost Rio Grande flow

Cities, water managers and a key irrigation district along the Rio Grande have agreed to sell water they don't immediately need to help boost flows along a stretch of the river in central New Mexico to help dry conditions and benefit endangered species
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Amtrak again brings back 1955 dome rail car to Downeaster

Amtrak is bringing back a domed railcar that offers panoramic views for riders of the Downeaster
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Free sunscreen popping up in Vermont parks

Free sunscreen is popping up in Vermont parks
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Heavy rain causes sewer overflow in Fort Washington

Heavy rains have caused a sanitary sewer overflow at a pumping station in Fort Washington, Maryland
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GOP Del. Chuck Romine announces resignation

A member of the West Virginia House of Delegates has announced his resignation
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Officer killed during police chase in Washington state

Authorities say a police officer in the Seattle suburb of Kent who was trying to stop a fleeing driver was apparently struck and killed by another officer
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More crews helping to fight wildfires in Oregon

Firefighters are facing hot, dry and breezy conditions Sunday as they work to contain a complex of 13 wildfires burning in southwest Oregon
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Police: Man ejected from bar after racial remarks kills man

Police allege that a man was shot and killed outside a central Pennsylvania bar by another man who had been kicked out earlier following racial remarks to another patron
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Train in Florida kills man who was sitting on tracks

A freight train in Florida struck and killed a man who was reportedly sitting on the train tracks
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Woman convicted of murder sentenced to 25 years in prison

A Pine Ridge woman convicted of strangling another woman to death has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison
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Gunman in LA supermarket standoff arrested for murder

Los Angeles police say a man who took hostages inside a busy supermarket has been arrested on suspicion of murder
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South Carolina, Texas tie for most child deaths in hot cars

An organization that tracks child deaths in hot cars says South Carolina and Texas are now tied at three for the most number of such deaths this year
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Ogden police: Man arrested in death of his 10-month-old son

Police in Ogden say a man has been arrested in the death of his infant son whose body was found in a closet inside a garbage can
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Judge asked to appoint receiver for Bangor Mall

Trustees for a company created after Bangor Mall defaulted on a loan want an independent manager to manage the troubled property
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Data: Job losses appear to be slowing across Alaska

Recent figures indicate Alaska's unemployment rate improved slightly last month
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2 tornadoes confirmed in Kentucky; power being restored

The National Weather Service has confirmed two tornadoes during severe storms in Kentucky that toppled trees and power lines
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3 people killed in car crash

Three people were killed in a one-car crash in Connecticut
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North Dakota officials halt Bismarck roundabout project

North Dakota Transportation Department officials have hit the brakes on a roundabout project planned in north Bismarck because of safety issues
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More Arkansans generating electricity with solar power

Arkansas utility companies say more electricity consumers than ever are generating their own electricity, mostly through solar panels
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South Dakota's 'Arc of Dreams' project delayed

A $1.8 million public art project in eastern South Dakota has been delayed three months
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South Dakota wind farm nears completion

A nine-turbine wind farm in a South Dakota town along the Missouri River is nearing completion after about four months of construction
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Critics want AG to weigh in on marijuana gifts

Some groups want Vermont's Attorney General to explicitly prevent businesses from gifting marijuana and charging delivery fees
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Council member convicted of bribery, theft in kickback case

A suburban Philadelphia borough council member has been convicted of bribery and theft in what prosecutors called a kickback scheme involving security and surveillance equipment
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Wisconsin teens have Olympic sailing goal

Two 17-year-old sailors from southern Wisconsin are starting a European tour in their quest to make the U.S. sailing team for the 2020 Summer Olympics
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Mild winter means uptick in mosquitoes in Wisconsin

Biologists say this is a particularly bad summer for mosquitoes in Wisconsin because many of the insects survived the relatively mild winter
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Fire in Santa Fe National Forest has grown to 250 acres

Authorities say a lightning-caused fire in the Santa Fe National Forest has grown to 250 acres and is sending smoke over Albuquerque
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US-China trade war a big worry for North Dakota farmers

Soybeans have risen in promise in North Dakota agriculture in recent years, and the escalating U.S.-China trade war is a big issue in the state
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New Jersey court proposes tossing out old open-warrant cases

New Jersey's highest court is moving to do away with hundreds of thousands of open warrants for old minor offenses as part of an overhaul of the state's municipal court system
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Judge combines sex abuse cases filed against councilmember

A Wyoming city councilman facing charges of sexually abusing a minor in two counties will have the cases combined
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The Latest: Man in LA standoff arrested on murder charge

Police say a gunman who took hostages inside a Los Angeles supermarket has been booked on suspicion of murder
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Dallet's arrival brings hope of friendlier Supreme Court

When Rebecca Dallet joins the Wisconsin Supreme Court next month, she is looking forward to building strong relationships with her fellow justices after a tumultuous campaign in which she blasted the court as being "broken and dysfunctional."
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3 drown along North Carolina coast in 1 day

The deadly season along North Carolina's coast continues as three people died after pulled from waters along the southeastern coast
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Phoenix police investigating after man found dead in a pool

Police are investigating the death of a man in a swimming pool at a Phoenix apartment complex
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Missouri may see elk hunt in next 2 years

Missouri Department of Conservation officials say residents may see a limited elk hunt in 2020 if the state's elk herd continues to grow
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Estate donates $110,000 to Alaska animal shelter

An estate is donating exactly $110,000 to the Fairbanks North Star Borough
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Fayetteville, mother daughter found safe after abduction

Detectives say a North Carolina mother and her 3-month-old daughter are safe after being abducted
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Rap star Pusha T married in Virginia Beach

Rap star Pusha T has been married at the Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach, Virginia
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DeSoto schools build expansions, expect additional growth

Mississippi's largest school system is adding classrooms to keep up with student growth
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'Wish-cycling' of lobster, plastic bags costs taxpayers

Careless recycling is costing taxpayers more and some towns are trying to reach residents who recycle everything from maggot-infested lobster shells to worn-out pet beds
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5 men charged for serial sewer grate theft

Police in Massachusetts say several men are being charged for a streak of serial sewer grate theft
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NJ high court proposes tossing old case open warrants

The highest court in New Jersey is taking steps to do away with hundreds of thousands of open warrants for minor offenses such as parking tickets as part of an overhaul of the state's municipal court system
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Inmate who walked away from work crew back in custody

State prison officials say an inmate who walked away from a work crew in Pocatello is back in custody
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Cracks found in Florida bridge now under construction

Cracks have been found in a portion of concrete being used for a mammoth bridge project in Florida
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Armed man fatally shot in a Pima County casino parking lot

Authorities say an armed man has been fatally shot in casino parking lot in Pima County.
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Police: Wounded, unarmed officer 'recovering nicely'

The Hawaii Police Department says a police sergeant injured during a shootout at South Point is in stable condition at Hilo Medical Center
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Sheriff's office: Pedestrian struck by 2 vehicles dies

Authorities say a man was struck by two vehicles as he was trying to cross a road in central Ohio and has died
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Woman shot in her own home

Police say a woman has been hospitalized from injuries sustained from being shot in her own home in Massachusetts
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Virginia woman killed in hit-and-run; brother charged

A Sterling, Virginia, man has been charged in a fatal hit-and-run involving his sister
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Private messaging apps increasingly used for public business

Open government advocates are becoming concerned about elected officials' increasing use of private devices and confidential messaging apps to communicate about public business
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Inmate walks away from a conservation camp in Winemmucca

Officials with the Nevada Department of Corrections say an inmate has walked away from the Humboldt Conservation Camp in Winemmucca
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State Supreme Court returns stalking case to lower court

The South Dakota Supreme Court says a judge did not adequately explain why a Rapid City woman's Facebook complaints against her neighbor constituted stalking
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Texas man charged with breaking neck of dog bothering him

A 25-year-old man is jailed on $10,000 bond on animal cruelty charges after authorities say he broke the neck of a dog that had been abandoned at a North Texas trailer park and threw the animal in a trash container
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Louisiana-Lafayette to name policy center after Blanco

The University of Louisiana-Lafayette plans to open a public policy center in honor of former Gov. Kathleen Blanco, a 1964 graduate of the university
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Security guard spat on; Detroit business owner charged

A Detroit business owner faces misdemeanor assault and battery after a security guard at the city's popular Eastern Market says he was spat upon
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Motorcycle driver arrested after 4-county chase on I-29

Authorities say a motorcycle driver who led troopers on a three-county chase on Interstate 29 was arrested when he ran out of gas in Drayton
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