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Long-time Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens passes away at 99

Long-time Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens joined the court in 1975 and retired in 2010 as the third-longest serving justice in the Supreme Court’s history. He replaced William O. Douglas, who was the longest-serving justice.

Tenant behind on rent accused of murdering ‘Miss Sadie’, founder of African American history museum

  Boy with special needs climbs fence, gets into bison enclosure at Wildlife Safari Park

Intruder gunned down after stabbing man’s father, police say

  Florida expert captures elusive alligator at Chicago lagoon

Graphic suicide scene removed from Netflix’s ‘13 Reasons Why’ nearly 2 years later

Judge restricts social media use of Trump friend Roger Stone

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  Lawsuit: Realtor, prospective homebuyer illegally detained by police after retired cop calls 911

  House condemns Trump ‘racist’ tweets in extraordinary rebuke

A castle in Kentucky is throwing a party for Harry Potter’s birthday

Secret brand deodorant donates $529,000 to US women’s soccer to help close pay gap

  Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad 50 years later

AP source: NY officer won’t face charges in Eric Garner chokehold death

  After teen gamer is slain, photos of her corpse circulate online

On Monday, police identified the slain girl as Bianca Devins, of Utica, New York, and said that her alleged assailant, Brandon Clark, was being held on a second-degree murder charge.

GRAPHIC: Kentucky man finds tick in his eye

Prater noticed something was wrong after leaving a job site where his crew cut a tree from some power lines.

Dramatic rise in children entering foster care due to parents’ drug use, study finds

The increase in foster care entries related to parental drug use was most prominent in the last five years studied, 2012 to 2017, when there were surges in opioid use and overdoses.

  UN refugee agency ‘deeply concerned’ about US asylum curbs

The agency's comments late Monday came after the Trump administration said it will end all asylum protections for most migrants who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border.

  Judge orders R. Kelly held in jail without bond

  Teen’s joyride in mother’s SUV ends in fiery crash, Houston police say

Police: 3 kids found locked in back of U-Haul carrying drugs

  62 border employees under internal investigation amid posts

  California home gas blast kills 1, injures 15

Atlanta hotel closed after 3 confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease

  Twitter says Trump’s racist tweets don’t break its new rules

Twitter’s policy on hateful conduct prohibits “targeting individuals with repeated slurs, tropes or other content that intends to dehumanize, degrade or reinforce negative or harmful stereotypes about a protected category.”

Should D.C. become a state? Most Americans don’t think so

The district has been rallying to be a state for years now, as residents argue they lack full representation.

  Military warns alien hunters not to storm Area 51

More than a million Facebook users have signed up for a fake event, saying they want to storm Area 51 on September 20 to “see them aliens."

Human-sized jellyfish spotted off English coast

A diver was stunned when she spotted the human-sized blob off the southwestern coast of England.

  Trump moves to effectively end asylum at Southern border

According to a new rule published in the Federal Register, asylum seekers who pass through another country first will be ineligible for asylum at the U.S. southern border.

New tech may allow people to live on Mars

Scientists at NASA’s jet propulsion lab in Pasadena say Mars is the most habitable planet in our solar system besides Earth.

  Tree full of bees falls on family’s home during Hurricane Barry

A tree full of bees fell on a family's home in Louisiana during Hurricane Barry, leaving a mother and father severely injured.

  Egypt opens 2 ancient pyramids for first time since 1960s

Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Anany told reporters over the weekend that tourists are now allowed to visit the Bent Pyramid and its satellite pyramid in the Dahshur royal necropolis, which is part of the Memphis Necropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  American flags stolen from Florida restaurant, vandalized a week later

When Mary Self came into work Saturday morning, she expected to see the two flags. They had been hanging here for 8 years, marking the entrance to her restaurant. Instead, one of the flags was nowhere to be found.

  Final blast of torrential rains unleashed by weakened Barry

Forecasters warned of a continued threat of heavy rains into Monday as the center of the storm trudged inland.

  Trump digs in on racist tweets: ‘Many people agree with me’

At a news conference late Monday, Rep. Ayanna Pressley said Americans should "not take the bait" from Trump and should instead focus on their own agenda, even as the lawmakers called for Democrats to take up impeachment proceedings against the president.

  Caught on video: Security guard pulls gun on deputy in uniform

The deputy, in full uniform, came to the IRS office to ask a question when a confrontation arose between him and the security guard.

James Fields gets another life sentence for Heather Heyer’s death

This comes less than two weeks after Fields was sentenced to life in prison on hate crimes charges.

  ’Til death do us part: husband and wife married for 71 years, die on same day

Their love was so strong that the husband and wife took their final breaths only hours apart.

  WATCH: Tenn. park visitor gets dangerously close to mother bear and cubs

In the video, the bear appears to lunge at the man and he backs off. The bear and three cubs then continue across the street and into the woods.

  Get outside: It’s the best way to reduce stress, study says

Researchers say we can reduce stress levels and improve our mental health by spending 20-30 minutes outside each day.

  Untested Waters: Feds take small steps toward inspecting more seafood

The FDA has a new strategy for imported food safety, and Congress has increased seafood inspection funds. But the U.S. still lags behind some other countries when it comes to inspections and regulations.

  Women urge jail until trial for Epstein as judge weighs bail

Federal prosecutors maintained the well-connected Epstein, 66, is a flight risk and danger to the community — saying he should remain incarcerated until he is tried on charges that he recruited and abused dozens of underage girls in New York and Florida in the early 2000s.

Trump moves to end asylum protections for Central Americans

According to a new rule published in the Federal Register, asylum seekers who pass through another country first will be ineligible for asylum at the U.S. southern border. The rule, expected to go into effect on Tuesday, also applies to children who have crossed the border alone.

Boxing legend Pernell ‘Sweet Pea’ Whitaker killed in Virginia Beach crash

Police say Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker, 55, died at the scene.

Remains found in Oregon believed to be actor Charles Levin

Levin, 70, was reported missing from Grants Pass, Ore. on July 8 by his son after he hadn't heard from his father for several days

  Amazon Prime Day(s) Monday and Tuesday

Amazon is facing increased competition on its biggest yearly sale. Rival retailers including Walmart, Best Buy, Target and eBay have had years of practice perfecting their Prime Day counterstrategies, and they're rolling out discounts of their own.

  Man says he found 24-year-old message in a bottle on Florida beach

The man who found the bottle has been in touch with the man who said he wrote the note back in 1995.

Off-duty officer saves 2-year-old girl after runaway van crashes in Minnesota

An officer on his way to work witnessed the crash, during which van rolled into busy traffic and hit another car before coming to a stop, lodged in trees.

  Missouri woman hunts down thief who stole her car, steals it back

The victim filed a police report for her missing car then took matters into her own hands.

  Trump administration official says ICE raids underway; minimal activity reported

The official says the raids will focus on about 2,000 people who’ve been ordered to leave the country, and the priority is apprehending criminals and felons.

Police stop 4 kids who drove SUV 600 miles down Australian coast

The children are suspected of failing to pay for gasoline at gas stations in two towns.

Man fatally shoots wife after mistaking her for intruder

The man grabbed a weapon, aimed center mass and pulled the trigger. Tragically, the person he shot was not an intruder.

  3-year-old girl killed in Milwaukee road rage attack

Police say Brooklyn was riding in a vehicle with her mother and three siblings when she was fatally shot by another driver after a near collision on Milwaukee’s north side Saturday morning.

Decorated soldier dies in combat operations in Afghanistan

A spokeswoman for the U.S. Army Special Operations Command said in a statement Sunday that 40-year-old James G. "Ryan" Sartor was killed Saturday during combat operations in Faryab Province.

Djokovic edges Federer in 5 sets for 5th Wimbledon trophy

By barely emerging to win 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3) after nearly five tight, tense and terrific hours, Djokovic claimed his fifth championship at the All England Club and second in a row.

  Churches jump into action with threat of immigration sweeps

While federal immigration officials were mum on details, they were expected to start a coordinated action Sunday targeting thousands of people with final deportation orders in 10 major cities, including Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami.

  Leave the US, Trump tells Democratic congresswomen of color

Trump's tweets drew sharp rebukes from Democrats, who derided his remarks as racist.

A healthy lifestyle may offset genetic risk for Alzheimer’s

People with high genetic risk and poor health habits were about three times more likely to develop dementia versus those with low genetic risk and good habits, researchers reported Sunday.

Leaked UK memo says Trump axed Iran deal to spite Obama

In one 2018 cable published by the Mail on Sunday, U.K. ambassador Kim Darroch says President Donald Trump pulled out of an international nuclear deal with Iran as an act of "diplomatic vandalism" to spite his predecessor, Barack Obama.

  Calls for investigations after power restored in Manhattan

Con Edison CEO John McAvoy said a problem at a substation caused the 6:47 p.m. power failure, which stretched 30 blocks from Times Square to 72nd Street and Broadway and spread to Rockefeller Center.

  Barry’s flood threat lingers as storm slowly sweeps inland

Barry flooded highways, forced people to scramble to rooftops and dumped heavy rain, as it made landfall in Louisiana. Downpours also lashed coastal Alabama and Mississippi.

  What a catch! Construction workers save toddler, baby dropped from burning building

Brothers Mason Fierro and Jermaine Gallien said they saw a man screaming for help from a second-story window.

  Police: 69-year-old man dies after attacking migrant jail

The shooting took place about six hours after a peaceful rally in front of the detention center, police spokesman Loretta Cool said.

  Mother claims she was evicted for inviting black family to Ga. home for playdate

The tenant says the ordeal caused her to scramble for housing and rush to find school accommodations for one of her children, who has special needs.

  Woman lived with dead mother for 3 years in Texas home, police say

Investigators believe the 71-year-old victim was left to die then decompose after injuring herself in a fall in 2016.

  Weakened Barry rolls into Louisiana, drenches Gulf Coast

Heavy rains and gusty winds began knocking out power on the Gulf Coast as a strengthening Hurricane Barry churned a path to shore, threatening millions and testing flood-prevention efforts implemented after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans 14 years ago.

Obama congratulates woman he once freed from prison for making the dean’s list

The former president was so moved by her progress, he penned a letter congratulating her for her success.

Baby born on 7-Eleven Day at 7:11 weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces

A Missouri woman gave birth at the at the right time on the right date.

  Florida man attacks elderly man over parking spot

A Florida hotel owner was attacked over his hotel's parking spot.

Gas prices could spike due to Tropical Storm Barry

Overwhelming rain could also cause some refinery outages and constrict fuel supplies along the gulf coast.

  ICE immigration raids, arrests to start Sunday

A migrant lays out his documents to show he pays his taxes. He's worked hard as a repairman to achieve the American dream, but he knows the life he and his wife built could be wiped away with a knock on the door from an ICE agent.

Halep wins Wimbledon, stops Williams’ bid for 24th Slam

Pretty much perfect from start to finish, Halep beat Williams 6-2, 6-2 in stunning fashion in the final at the All England Club on Saturday.

  Coast Guard rescues people trapped by flooding near New Orleans

The Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received an initial report at approximately 4:30 a.m. of 12 people in distress due to flooding, it stated in a news release.

Around 2,200 federal inmates to be released under reform law

The measure, known as the First Step Act, gives judges more discretion when sentencing some drug offenders, eases mandatory minimum sentences and encourages inmates to participate in programs designed to reduce the risk of recidivism, with credits that can be used to gain an earlier release.

  Pence tour of migrant center shows men crowded in cages

Some of the men at the detention center said they were hungry and had been held there for 40 days or longer.

  Children terrified by janitor wearing mask, carrying fake gun in active shooter drill at Calif. school

A school superintendent in Central California is offering no apologies, despite complaints that the live shooter drill he held at his school, in which he had a janitor wear a mask and carry a fake gun, was too realistic.

  8-year-old boy accidentally shoots twin brother with parents’ handgun

Police in Oklahoma are investigating after an 8-year-old boy shot his twin brother in the hand at their Midwest City home on Friday.

  Ga. police officer vacationing in Florida saves couple from drowning

The officer said he followed his instincts after noticing an unattended jet ski in the water.

  House approves 9/11 victims bill, sends it to Senate

The 402-12 vote sends the bill to the Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has agreed to call a vote before Congress goes on its August recess.

  ‘It’s powerful’: Tropical storm starts lashing Louisiana

With the storm expected to blow ashore early Saturday near Morgan City as the first hurricane of the season, authorities rushed to close floodgates and raise the barriers around the New Orleans metropolitan area of 1.3 million people for fear of disastrous flooding.

Appeals court gives Trump a win in sanctuary city case

A federal appeals court gave President Donald Trump a rare legal win in his efforts to crack down on "sanctuary cities" Friday, upholding the Justice Department's decision to give preferential treatment in awarding community policing grants to cities that cooperate with immigration authorities.

Special counsel Mueller’s testimony delayed until July 24

Mueller had been scheduled to testify July 17 about the findings of his Russia investigation. But lawmakers in both parties complained that the short length of the hearings would not allow enough time for all members to ask questions.