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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.

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