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July 20, 2018 - 3:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Work to restore and upgrade New York City's Hugh L. Carey and Queens Midtown tunnels has wrapped up six years after they were badly damaged during Superstorm Sandy. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other elected officials are celebrating the completion of the work Friday in Queens...
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Dallas Ryan plays in the Trinity River at Panther Island near downtown Fort Worth, Texas Thursday afternoon, July 19. It was 108 degrees at 5pm in Fort Worth. Scorching heat was spreading Friday across much of the South, where temperatures are expected to soar over 100 degrees (37.8 Celsius) and then persist into next week. Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi and west Tennessee were all under heat advisories or warnings Friday morning. (David Kent/Star-Telegram via AP)
July 20, 2018 - 3:52 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Scorching heat was spreading Friday across much of the South, where temperatures are expected to soar over 100 degrees (37.8 Celsius) and persist into next week. The National Weather Service posted heat advisories and warnings from the New Mexico-Texas border eastward to parts of...
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Russian Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Russian ambassadors to foreign countries in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, July 19, 2018. Putin says his first summit with U.S. President Donald Trump was "successful" and is accusing Trump's opponents in the U.S. of hampering any progress on the issues they discussed. (Sergei Karpukhin/Pool Photo via AP)
July 20, 2018 - 3:40 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed the possibility of a referendum in separatist-leaning eastern Ukraine during their Helsinki summit, Russia's ambassador to the U.S. said Friday. However, the White House said later that it is not considering...
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In this image taken from video, a man identified as Alexandre Benalla, right, a security chief to French President Emmanuel Macron, confronts a student during a May Day demonstration in Paris, May 1, 2018. The video came to light Thursday July 19, 2018, showing one of Macron's security chiefs beating a student demonstrator, until now cloaked in secrecy, and is drawing a fierce public backlash over what is seen as mild punishment of a two-week suspension, and a possible cover-up. (Nicolas Lescaut via AP)
July 20, 2018 - 3:34 pm
PARIS (AP) — French investigators on Friday detained for questioning one of President Emmanuel Macron's top security aides who was caught on camera beating a protester in May, sparking a major political crisis for the French leader. The presidential Elysee Palace said Friday it's now taking steps...
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FILE - This image provided by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals shows the birth control implant Essure. On Friday, July 20, 2018, the maker of the permanent contraceptive implant subject to thousands of injury reports from women and repeated safety restrictions by U.S. regulators says it will stop selling the device at the end of the year due to weak sales. (Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals via AP)
July 20, 2018 - 3:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The maker of a permanent contraceptive implant subject to thousands of injury reports and repeated safety restrictions by regulators said Friday that it will stop selling the device in the U.S., the only country where it remains available. Bayer said the safety of its Essure...
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An explosion was reported at around 7 a.m. Thursday morning, July 19, 2018 at Letterkenny Army Depot, in Chambersburg, Pa. A small explosion Thursday in a vehicle shop at the Army depot injured at least four workers, three of them seriously, officials said. (Markell DeLoatch/Public Opinion via AP)
July 20, 2018 - 3:18 pm
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A civilian worker killed in a fire and explosion at an Army facility in Pennsylvania died from burns, officials announced Friday. The Lehigh County coroner's office identified the victim as Eric Byers, 29, a resident of the Philadelphia suburbs. Byers was pronounced dead...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Facebook reports financial results Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Facebook says it has suspended Boston-based analytics firm Crimson Hexagon while it investigates how it collects and shares Facebook and Instagram's user data. Facebook has been facing increased scrutiny over how third-party firms use its data since news broke in March 2018 that data firm Cambridge Analytica improperly accessed user data. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
July 20, 2018 - 3:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook said Friday that it has suspended Boston-based analytics firm Crimson Hexagon while it investigates how it collects and shares Facebook and Instagram's user data. Facebook has been facing increased scrutiny over how third-party firms use its data since news broke in March...
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July 20, 2018 - 3:13 pm
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A contractor convicted of scamming dozens of New Jersey homeowners out of nearly $2 million following Superstorm Sandy has been sentenced to 10 years in state prison. Jamie Lawson must also pay $1,860,981 in restitution under the sentence imposed Friday. Lawson had pleaded...
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Emergency personnel work at the scene of a deadly multi-vehicle crash involving a bus that occurred on Interstate 25 north of Bernalillo, N.M., on Sunday, July 15, 2018. (Greg Sorber/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)
July 20, 2018 - 3:09 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities investigating a deadly commercial passenger bus crash along a New Mexico highway said Friday that one of the passengers was carrying a backpack filled with almost $100,000 in cash. Sandoval County Sheriff's Lt. Keith Elder confirmed during a news conference that...
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July 20, 2018 - 2:53 pm
LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says reports of bleak living and working conditions for members of the women's soccer team he co-owns are "unacceptable" and will be fixed. The Democratic governor says Friday he takes seriously published reports outlining shortcomings with Sky...
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