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    Hillary Clinton VP search in final hours

    Hillary Clinton is preparing to announce her vice presidential running mate as early as Friday, aides said, with their first joint appearance expected Saturday in Miami. Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia has emerged as a leading contender after a methodical search, several Democrats close to the campaign say, receiving the stamp of approval from President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton. But the decision is Hillary Clinton’s and hers alone, and a critical one in her quest to defeat […]

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    Austin police investigating two officers after teacher’s violent arrest

    Austin police face a series of questions after local media revealed this week a video of an officer yanking a woman from her car and violently throwing her to the ground during a traffic stop. The incident happened a year ago, but the Austin Statesman and KVUE-TV acquired the police video this week showing the arrest and detention of Breaion King – a 2nd grade school teacher. Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo told reporters Thursday he was sorry for what […]

  • Brazilian volleyball star Paula Pequeno carries the Olympic torch in front of the Cathedral of Brasilia on Tuesday, May 3, 2016.

    Brazilian police arrest 10 suspected of planning terrorist acts during Olympics

    RIO DE JANERIO, Brazil – With the start of the Olympics just weeks away, authorities in Brazil say they have already stopped a possible terror plot during the Games. According to CNN, police have arrested 10 suspects who were allegedly planning terror acts during the Olympics. The group was “baptized” by ISIS and only had contact with the group via the Internet, Brazil’s Justice Minister said. He said no specific targets were mentioned, but the Justice Ministry is still investigating […]

  • A 17-year-old hiker is dead after being struck by lightning while hiking Humphreys Peak in Northern Arizona Wednesday. (07/20/2016)

    Lightning strike kills teenage hiker in Arizona

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A lightning strike killed a teenage hiker this week at the highest point in Arizona, police said. The unidentified 17-year-old male hiker was fatally struck Wednesday near the summit of Humphreys Peak, the Coconino Sheriff’s Office said. Two other hikers, ages 17 and 18, were transported to a Flagstaff hospital. Their condition is unknown, but they were conscious and walking when emergency responders reached them, the Sheriff’s Office said. Their injuries were apparently related to their proximity […]

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    What Republicans want you to know about every state

    CLEVELAND – If you could tell the world your favorite thing about of your state, what would you say? When delegates at the Republican National Convention tallied their votes on the floor Tuesday, representatives from each state and territory had a chance to brag about their home before declaring their delegation’s vote count for the Republican presidential nomination. From Pez to pinot noir, here are the best things about America, according to delegates from every corner of the nation: Alabama […]

  • When Zika virus made headlines because of its link with the neurological disorder microcephaly, it became the latest in a growing list of mosquito-borne viruses for Americans to worry about.

    Florida investigating non-travel related case of Zika

    MIAMI, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health said it is investigating a possible non-travel related case of Zika virus in Miami-Dade County. As of July 13, there have been 1,306 cases of Zika reported in the continental United States and Hawaii, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. None of those has been the result of local spread by mosquitoes. The CDC said it is closely coordinating with Florida officials leading the investigation. The Florida Department of Health […]

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    Trump organization staffer claims responsibility for Melania’s convention speech

    CLEVELAND, Ohio –  A Trump organization staffer identified herself as the person responsible for plagiarism in Melania’s Trump convention speech and offered her resignation Wednesday. Meredith McIver apologized in a statement sent out by the campaign and said the Trumps did not accept her resignation. McIver explained that she included the passages from Obama’s speech after listening to Melania Trump read passages from the 2008 speech over the phone. “Over the phone, she read me some passages from Mrs. Obama’s […]

  • The long-awaited rebound in U.S. drilling may be near.
At least that's what a key bellwether of the oil industry thinks. Halliburton (HAL) CEO Dave Lesar declared on Wednesday he believes the North American market "has turned" and his oil services giant is preparing for the "upcycle."

    Halliburton believes U.S. oil drilling will rebound soon

    OKLAHOMA CITY – When the oil industry took a plunge in late 2014, the effects were felt across the Sooner State. However, one CEO believes the worst is already behind us. Halliburton CEO Dave Lesar said in a report that he believes the North American  market “has turned” and that his company is preparing for the “upcycle.” “You can’t underestimate the positive change in attitude that we are seeing in our North American customers,” Lesar said during a conference call […]

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    Police give more details about how the Dallas massacre unfolded

    DALLAS  — The short hallway inside El Centro Community College is left in shambles. Ceiling tiles and office walls are mangled. Bullet holes piercing through barriers and doors still visible. Large pieces of hallway walls have been cut out and removed by FBI investigators, including the area near the school’s library, where Dallas police say killer Micah Johnson wrote the initials “R.B.” in his own blood. It’s the hallway where SWAT officers engaged in a violent shootout with Johnson then […]

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    NASA’s K2 mission finds more than 100 new planets

    The golden age of exoplanet discovery continues. More than 100 new exoplanets have been found by an international team of astronomers using the Kepler Space Telescope on its K2 mission, according to NASA. Out of the 104 newly confirmed planets, four are between 20% and 50% larger than Earth and have the potential to be rocky — signs that they could potentially support life. Astronomers have already ruled out two of them because they’re too hot for life as we […]

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    Police officer shot and killed in Kansas City

    KANSAS CITY, Kansas – A police officer in Kansas City, Kansas, who was shot Tuesday while chasing suspects allegedly involved in a drive-by shooting, has died, police Chief Terry Zeigler said. The officer was identified as Capt. Robert Melton. He was 46 years old and had been with the department for 17 years. Zeigler told reporters the officer was looking for four people in a car some time before 2 p.m. when the vehicle was spotted and a chase began. […]