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Tropical Storm Barry forms in Gulf, could become hurricane

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm's maximum sustained winds Thursday morning are near 40 mph.
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Kentucky men wanted for transporting fighting roosters to Colorado

Police say the men were taking the birds from Kentucky to California when their vehicle was impounded by the Colorado State Patrol.

House expected to vote Friday to extend 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

The measure is expected to easily clear the House and will then be sent to the Senate.

Texas billionaire H. Ross Perot dies aged 89

A family spokesman says Ross Perot died early Tuesday.
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Trump promises tanks, ‘biggest ever fireworks’ on July 4

President Donald Trump is promising military tanks along with "Incredible Flyovers & biggest ever Fireworks!" for the Fourth of July in Washington.

Detective who fought for 9/11 compensation funding dies

A former New York City police detective who was a leader in the fight for the Sept. 11 Victims Compensation Fund has died at age 53.

Despite horse deaths, Breeders’ Cup still to be held at Santa Anita

The Board of Directors for the Breeders' Cup, meeting in Lexington on Thursday, said in a statement that the decision to conduct the race at Santa Anita was unanimous.

800 pounds of ready-to-eat frozen andouille sausage recalled

USDA: 800 pounds of ready-to-eat frozen andouille sausage are being recalled, could be contaminated with metal

Pompeo in Mideast talks on building a coalition against Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks Monday with the Saudi king and crown prince about countering the military threat from Iran by building a broad, global coalition that includes Asian and European countries.
U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky head shot LOW-RES

McConnell to block efforts to revive pay raise for lawmakers

In a statement Thursday, McConnell says "we're not doing a COLA adjustment in the Senate," a position that likely kills the $4,500 pay raise.

Iran says Revolutionary Guard shoots down US drone

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said Thursday it shot down a U.S. drone amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over its collapsing nuclear deal. The U.S. military declined to immediately comment.

Trump says Press Secretary Sanders to leave White House

President Donald Trump announced the news on Twitter Thursday.

Build-A-Bear’s Pay Your Age is back, but with new rules

Last year's one-day-only event drew tens of thousands to malls across the country, creating long lines and forcing some stores to close early.

Kroger recalls frozen berries that might have hepatitis A

Grocery stores owned by Kroger across the country are recalling store-label frozen berries because they might be contaminated with hepatitis A.

D-Day 75: Nations honor veterans, memory of fallen troops

With the silence of remembrance and respect, nations honored the memory of the fallen and the singular bravery of all Allied troops who sloshed through bloodied water to the landing beaches of Normandy, a tribute of thanks 75 years after the massive D-Day assault that doomed the Nazi occupation of France and portended the fall of Hitler’s Third Reich.

Lawsuit says Ohio thrill ride maker knew of defect before crash

The family of an 18-year-old who died at the fair and three others who were seriously injured in 2017 filed the lawsuit Monday against Dutch manufacturer KMG.

Perdue Foods recalls 31,000 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken

Perdue Foods is recalling more than 31-thousand pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products because they may be contaminated with pieces of "bone material."

US aims to help more cancer patients try experimental drugs

U.S. drug regulators are launching a project aimed at giving more cancer patients a chance to try treatments that are not yet on the market but that have shown some promise in early testing.

Chipotle says tariffs could increase costs $15M

Restaurant chain Chiptole Mexican Grill says the Trump administration's threatened tariffs on Mexican products could add $15 million to its costs in 2019.

8 winners of 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee coin term for themselves: ‘octochamps’

The eight history-making winners of the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee have coined a new term for themselves: octochamps.

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