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Vendors in Los Angeles parks may be forced to move along

Lourdes Segura and Teresa De Leon, sitting on folding chairs by a playground at a Los Angeles park, have neatly set out anything a child might want, from tiny firework snappers that crackle on pavement to Doritos chips. Thousands ofShow More Summary

It's not the Super Bowl, but World Cup will have its share of parties

The women's World Cup final between the United States and Japan on Sunday may not rival the Super Bowl, but soccer fans, wild with excitement, will be at viewing parties in bars, museums and homes across America. Last summer's viewing party for the men's World Cup drew 28,000 people to Chicago's Soldier Field. Show More Summary

Brazil cyclist killed at World Police and Fire Games near Washington

A Brazilian cyclist was killed and two other riders were critically injured in a crash on Thursday during an international bicycle race near Washington, D.C., police said. One cyclist blew out a tire and lost control, colliding withShow More Summary

U.S. probe sees no links among black church fires in South

Federal law enforcement officials have found no links among any of several recent fires at African American churches in the U.S. South and have determined that two were started by natural causes and one was due to an electrical fire....Show More Summary

Washington state reports first U.S. measles death in 12 years

By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - A previously undetected measles infection was found by an autopsy to be the underlying cause of a Washington state woman's death this spring, marking the first known U.S. fatality from the disease in 12 years, public health officials said on Thursday. Show More Summary

Kentucky couples sue for marriage licenses after gay marriage ruling

Eight people, including two same-sex couples, on Thursday sued an eastern Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to anyone following last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage, the Kentucky chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union said. Show More Summary

Bail set for Florida doctor tied to Senator Menendez corruption case

A judge set bail on Thursday at $18 million in a Medicare fraud case for a doctor who has also been accused of bribery and political corruption for giving lavish gifts to U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, his attorney said. Salomon Melgen,...Show More Summary

Officials say N.Y. prison escapee pointed gun moments before death

New York prison escapee Richard Matt was aiming a shotgun at a federal agent when the fugitive was shot and killed following an intense three-week manhunt, officials said on Thursday. The convicted murderer was discovered last Friday lying behind a fallen tree near Malone, a town about 27 miles (43 km) northwest of Clinton Correctional Facility, U.S. Show More Summary

Sanders raises $15 million after launching presidential bid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign said Thursday the Vermont Democrat has raised $15 million since joining the race in late April, a strong total for his challenge against front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinto...

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb announces 2016 presidential bid

Webb is the latest politician to join the field of challengers going up against Democratic frontrunner Hillary Rodham Clinton for the party’s nomination.

California cancer patient with amnesia identified by sister: NBC

(Reuters) - A woman with amnesia who has been undergoing cancer treatments since she was found semiconscious in Southern California has been identified by her sister after turning to social media in a bid to rekindle her memory and find her family, an NBC affiliate in San Diego reported on Thursday.

Thousands evacuated in Tennessee after freight train derails, catches fire

Specialists advised firefighters to let the fire burn itself out because attempts to extinguish it could be hazardous, Blount County firefighter Kermit Easterling said. At least one car contained a highly flammable and toxic gas, according to a Blount County Sheriff's Office post on Facebook.

Police respond to reports of active shooter at D.C. Navy Yard

The facility, which was the scene of a deadly shooting in 2013, is on lockdown as authorities investigate.

For New York Puerto Ricans, debt crisis begins to hit home

Before this week, Harriet Richardson's retirement dream was still intact: work a few more years in the United States before heading back to find a quiet, ocean-front house in her native Puerto Rico. Over a plate of fried plantains and...Show More Summary

Police respond to reported active shooter at Navy Yard: Washington Post

U.S. Park Police are responding to reports of an active shooter at Navy Yard in Washington, the Washington Post said on Thursday. Reuters could not immediately verify the report, which comes amid heightened security concerns ahead of the U.S. Independence Day holiday weekend. Representatives for the Park Police could not be immediately reached.

Christie can’t win New Jersey. Does that matter?

Here’s the good news for Christie, if you want to be glass-half-full about it: At least he’s not running for reelection as governor.

Thousands evacuated after Tennessee train derailment

A train carrying toxic chemicals derails and catches fire in eastern Tennessee.

New warden, security measures after New York prison escape

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A range of new security measures is being put in place at a maximum-security prison to close gaps exploited by two inmates who escaped last month.

Macy's dumps Trump; New York City reviewing contracts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Macy's department store chain joined an ongoing exodus from association with Donald Trump and New Mexico's governor and New York City's mayor slammed him over his comments on Mexican immigrants.

Man bitten by shark on NC Outer Banks is 7th this summer

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A shark bit a 68-year-old man several times Wednesday in waist-deep water off North Carolina's Outer Banks, officials said, the seventh in a record-breaking year of shark attacks for the state's coastal waters.

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