Aspen enacts mandatory water restrictions

Extremely low water levels due to low snowpack and little summer precipitation have forced the city of Aspen to declare a stage 2 water shortage for the first time in history
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Parole board postpones decision on police officer's killer

The decision to parole a man imprisoned for killing a police officer in Kentucky has been postponed
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Police: Toddler dies after fall from 24th-floor balcony

A toddler has died after a fall from a balcony on the 24th floor of a Virginia apartment building
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Pet organization discovers abandoned dogs in Iowa forest

A pet rescue organization has been finding and treating unwanted dogs that have been dumped in a central Iowa forest
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Company plans to end oil production in South Los Angeles

An oil company says it plans to give up petroleum production at a South Los Angeles site
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Teen gets 55 years for killing grandfather, 2nd man

A 19-year-old Louisiana man has pleaded guilty to killing his grandfather and another man
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Ohio high court upholds trafficked girl's murder conviction

Ohio Supreme Court upholds murder conviction of woman whose forced prostitution as a girl was cited as a factor leading to her involvement in a fatal robbery
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Police: Online love scam leads investigators to killing plot

Police say an online romance scam led them to the grim discovery that a North Carolina woman was plotting to kill her 88-year-old mother who she lived with
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Interim superintendent appointed in west Georgia county

A new interim superintendent has been appointed for a school system in a west Georgia county
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EEOC files sexual harassment complaint against Ojos Locos

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a complaint against a Texas-based sports bar over allegations managers sexually harassed female workers as an Albuquerque location
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Judge denies request to move US trial for 'El Chapo'

A U.S. judge has denied a request by notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to move his trial
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Sergeant charged with smuggling drugs into violent prison

A correctional officer at one of North Carolina's most dangerous prisons is facing charges she smuggled drugs to inmates
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Flash flooding closes roads, damages homes in central NY

Authorities say flash flooding caused by heavy rains has inundated roads and damaged homes in sections of the Finger Lakes region
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Editorial Roundup: Recent editorials in Arkansas newspapers

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials in Arkansas newspapers
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Archbishop of Omaha endorses new human sexuality curriculum

The archbishop of Omaha has recommended a new human sexuality curriculum for Catholic schools that opposes homosexuality and same-sex marriage
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Firefighter killed in California wildfire was with Draper FD

A Salt Lake City suburb's mayor says a Utah firefighter who died battling a California wildfire was from his city's fire department
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Karate school gives back to community

Students at Pocono Self Defense School in Smithfield Township train like their lives depend on it
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Correction: Mother-Daughter Killed story

Correction: Mother-Daughter Killed story
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Man convicted of murder in infant daughter's death sentenced

An Ohio man convicted of murder in the death of his 3-month old daughter who was found dead on a closet shelf has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 15 years
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Impeached W.Va. justice retires in time for voters to choose

West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis has announced her retirement just hours after her impeached by the House of Delegates
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Police chief defends Taser use on woman, 87, holding knife

Georgia police chief: Officer justified in using Taser on 87-year-old woman who didn't obey commands to drop a knife
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Couple accused of keeping food from sons, sitting on them

Parents of two teenage boys in northeast Nebraska have been accused of locking cupboards and a refrigerator to keep their sons from eating snacks and sitting on the boys as punishment
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City council holds off on noncitizen voting rights proposal

City officials in Portland, Maine, have postponed a proposal that would have given noncitizen residents the right to vote in municipal elections
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New Mexico ed officials announce changes to state PARCC test

New Mexico school districts now will get student test scores by the end of the school year and will have 15 more days to prepare for statewide exams
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Jimmy Carter backs Democrat for Georgia governor

Former President Jimmy Carter joins Barack Obama in backing Democrat Stacey Abrams for Georgia governor; President Donald Trump endorsed Republican Brian Kemp
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3 men injured in eastern Idaho airplane crash

Eastern Idaho authorities say three men sustained serious injuries when their small plane crashed near the Idaho-Wyoming border
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Nebraska poised to carry out first execution since 1997

Nebraska set to carry out its first execution since 1997 and first-ever lethal injection using a never-before-tried combination of drugs
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Neighbors of speedway appeal to state supreme court

Neighbors of the New Hampshire Motor Speedway have asked the state supreme court to stop the track's plans from holding a planned country music festival on its grounds
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Michigan officials to appeal straight-party voting ban

Michigan officials say they will appeal a federal judge's ruling against eliminating straight-party voting
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Video shows smiling, dancing murder suspect in custody

A man accused of a double homicide in southwestern Michigan did some apparent dance moves after being returned from Georgia to face charges
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South Carolina aluminum plant hiring workers after tariffs

An aluminum plant in South Carolina is hiring workers again even though it is operating at half of its capacity
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Police: Toddler dies after fall from 24th floor balcony

A toddler has died after a fall from a balcony on the 24th floor of a Virginia apartment building
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TAG2HI? Error means it really is in 1 Mississippi city

Drivers in Mississippi like to complain about the high price of license plates
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Police: Driver leaves crash scene in good Samaritan's car

Authorities say a driver who struck a utility pole left the crash scene in the car of a good Samaritan who had stopped to help
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Judge cites casting couch's history, OKs Weinstein suit

A New York judge, citing the long history of the casting couch in Hollywood, says a civil lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein can proceed to trial
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Police say death of woman found on trial was a suicide

The death of a woman found unresponsive on a Connecticut hiking path has been ruled a suicide
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Archbishop defends himself ahead of child sex abuse report

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, is defending himself ahead of a forthcoming grand jury report investigating child sexual abuse in Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses that he says will be critical of his actions as Pittsburgh's bishop
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Avenatti discusses policy views as he weighs 2020 bid

Michael Avenatti, the attorney taking on President Donald Trump on behalf of a porn actress, offered some details on his policy views as he weighs an outsider Democratic bid for the White House
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Stolen $100K instrument returned to LA Opera cellist

A custom instrument worth $100,000 has been returned to its rightful owner with the help of a Chula Vista family
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Woman charged with embezzling $122K from plumbing company

Former bookkeeper charged with stealing more than $120,000 from Massachusetts plumbing company
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The wild ascent of 'Crazy Rich Asians' star Henry Golding

From obscure TV host to leading man, the wild ascent of 'Crazy Rich Asians' star Henry Golding
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Yosemite park reopens, but fire's toll on tourism still felt

Yosemite National Park has mostly reopened after a nearly three-week closure that led tourists to cancel their trips and hurt the bottom line of nearby businesses dependent on visitors
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Couple rescued after being lost in cave for nearly 2 days

A man and a woman were lost and hypothermic when rescuers reached them in the Darby Canyon Ice Cave
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Wounded man arrested day after Henderson police shooting

Henderson police say a wounded 27-year-old man was found and arrested in Las Vegas a day after he was identified as the driver of a car that fled a grocery store parking lot amid police gunfire
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Man throws brick through police car window

Police say a Connecticut man charged with throwing a brick through the window of a police car, narrowly missing an officer's head, said he did it because he "hates cops."
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Logging site fire shrugs off officials' attempts to douse it

Firefighters in northern Vermont say a fire at a logging site that has been burning for a few days will probably have to burn itself out
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Police: 15-year-old ex-junior firefighter steals firetruck

Pennsylvania officials say a 15-year-old ex-junior firefighter who stole a county vehicle also stole a firetruck from a community fire station in York County
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Police look into video of man spanking hippo at LA Zoo

Police are investigating after a video shows a man spanking a hippopotamus at the Los Angeles Zoo
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Judge orders release of video of pepper-sprayed students

An Alabama city's police department will be required to release body camera video of when high school students were pepper-sprayed in 2016 by an officer while painting a cannon after a football game
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Judge orders police to release video pepper-sprayed students

An Alabama city's police department will be required to release body camera video of when high school students were pepper-sprayed in 2016 by an officer while painting a cannon after a football game
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34 sickened in southeast Missouri salmonella outbreak

A southeast Missouri county is investigating a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 34 people
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California man pleads guilty to smuggling gun parts to Syria

The chief executive of a California check cashing business has pleaded guilty to helping smuggle rifle parts and other military equipment to rebels in his native Syria
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Mural Task Force makes recommendations for city mural

A task force in Burlington, Vermont, has made recommendations for the future of a mural that critics have argued doesn't properly represent the city's diversity
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Charges reduced for woman accused of threatening journalist

Massachusetts prosecutors have reduced charges against a woman who allegedly threatened a newspaper journalist
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The Latest: Archbishop defends himself amid critical report

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, is defending himself ahead of a forthcoming grand jury report investigating child sexual abuse in Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses that he says will be critical of his actions as Pittsburgh's bishop
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School police report 2 student arrests as semester begins

Officials made two arrests of students on allegations of threats against Henderson high schools as a new school year began in the Las Vegas area
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NC school gets grant for African-American Heritage Center

A historically black university in North Carolina has received a $350,000 grant to use a 1920s-era school for African-American children as a center to tell those students' stories
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Correction: Ohio Governor's Race-Ad Dispute story

Correction: Ohio Governor's Race-Ad Dispute story
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Girls use hot coffee, fight back to thwart abduction

Police say girls threw hot coffee and fought to stop a man who was trying to abduct them
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Coroner identifies woman killed in fall on Mount Royal

Authorities have identified a woman who died after falling about 150 feet (45 meters) while descending Mount Royal in Frisco, Colorado
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Yellowstone welcomes 940,000 visitors in July

The National Park Service says more than 940,000 people visited Yellowstone National Park in July, which is typically the park's busiest month for recreation visits
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Judge denies request for names in Rosenberg spouse's case

A Massachusetts judge has blocked prosecutors' request for the names of witnesses who cooperated with an internal probe into former state Senate President Stanley Rosenberg and his estranged husband Bryon Hefner
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Alabama high school quits playing 'Dixie' at football games

A rural Alabama high school is ending its tradition of playing "Dixie" at football games
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Baby found safe after Amber Alert, authorities seek father

Authorities in Arkansas are searching for a man who is accused of attacking the mother of his infant child then fleeing with the baby
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Vegas officer distracts, fatally shoots man stabbing woman

A veteran Las Vegas police sergeant is credited with saving a woman's life by distracting and shooting a man who was stabbing the woman last week
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Insurer must pay $5.3M to man with overturned conviction

A judge has ordered a former insurance carrier for the city of Columbia to pay $5.3 million to a man who served 10 years in prison before his conviction for killing a sports editor in Columbia was thrown out
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Feds pony up $830,000 to renovate Rockland pier

The U.S. Department of Commerce is going to spend $830,000 to renovate the Rockland Commercial Fish Pier
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Recent Kansas editorials

Recent Kansas editorials
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Texas man in 3D-printed firearms case welcomes legal battle

Cody Wilson of Texas found his calling when, in 2013, he successfully fired the first gun made on a 3D printer in what's led to a legal battle over such firearms
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Man charged with holding woman in South Carolina motel

A man has been arrested and charged with kidnapping after a woman told police he had held her in a South Carolina motel room for about a month
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9 hurt in Los Angeles crash involving police cruiser

Authorities say nine people were injured after two vehicles collided and then struck a police cruiser in Los Angeles
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Woman pleads guilty to producing child pornography

A New Hampshire woman has pleaded guilty to producing child pornography
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Carjacking suspect faces 2 murder charges in Mississippi

A Mississippi man who had been hospitalized following a wreck has been arrested and charged with murder in the deaths of two men following a carjacking
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Student media official removed after misspending $21K

The former treasurer of an organization whose members advise student journalists was removed from his position after spending $21,000 of the group's money for personal use
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Governor gives state GOP $20k, has tax debts in other states

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has donated a combined $20,000 to the state Republican Party while his family businesses' have tax debts in neighboring states
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Convicted kidnapper who maintained innocence dies in prison

New York state corrections officials say convicted kidnapper Gary Thibodeau, who fought for a new trial for nearly two decades, has died
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Coast Guard saves 3 boaters clinging to hull off Galveston

The Coast Guard has rescued three boaters found clinging to the hull of their capsized 24-foot vessel off Texas
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Buffalo leaders meet US officials amid spike in violence

City leaders in Buffalo, New York are asking the federal government for help in curbing a recent spike in citywide violence
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Buffalo SWAT team dealing with man barricaded in city home

Police in Buffalo have been called to a home where a man is reportedly barricaded inside, less than 24 hours after authorities dealt with a similar situation in another part of the city
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Recent Missouri editorials

Recent Missouri editorials
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Numerous rafters pulled from rain-swollen Pennsylvania river

Officials say more than 40 campers on a rafting trip were safely pulled from the rain-swollen Lehigh River in Pennsylvania after severe storms spurred heavy currents
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Pennsylvania Catholic church abuse report to be released

Time is ticking down to decide what information to black out in a forthcoming grand jury report investigating child sexual abuse in six of Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses
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Judge OKs fertilizer storage facility that board had nixed

A judge has approved a permit for a proposed anhydrous ammonia storage facility that had been rejected by the Gage County Board of Supervisors
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Man pleads not guilty to kidnapping in son's torture case

A man accused of torturing his 8-year-old son by locking him in a basement, withholding food and making him endure dog bites has pleaded not guilty
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Alabama high school quits playing "Dixie" at football games

A rural Alabama high school is ending its tradition of playing "Dixie" at football games
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Man killed in multi-car crash charged with drunken driving

Police in New Hampshire say a man who died in a multi-car crash had been arrested the night before on a drunken driving charge
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Air Force creates board to review 'active shooter' reaction

Air Force base creating board to review a chaotic "active shooter" reaction that occurred on the Ohio base after a 911 call to base security.
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Suspect in Wichita nightclub shooting booked into jail

Authorities say a 25-year-old man has been arrested in a deadly shooting at a Wichita nightclub
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Officials: 'Missing' rafters all safe and accounted for

Everyone has been accounted for following reports that a group of rafters was missing on the rain-swollen Lehigh River in Pennsylvania
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Possible evidence in missing girls case found at warehouse

Authorities investigating the decades-old disappearances of several girls say they've found possible evidence during a search of an abandoned suburban Detroit warehouse
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Woman arrested after man killed in hit-and-run crash

Police in Louisiana say a woman accused of killing a man in a hit-and-run crash has been arrested
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