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Crews hauling away debris as Louisiana cleanup continues

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Heavy trucks and their works crews have begun hauling away mounds of moldy carpet, warped flooring and water-damaged... Full Story

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  • Crews hauling away debris as Louisiana cleanup continues
    Crews hauling away debris as Louisiana cleanup continues

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Heavy trucks and their works crews have begun hauling away mounds of moldy carpet, warped flooring and water-damaged furniture as south Louisiana digs out from flooding the governor estimated Tuesday had wrecked more than 100,000 homes.

  • In dry, windy West, crews target flames in several states
    In dry, windy West, crews target flames in several states

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Growing wildfires stoked by windy, dry conditions have destroyed buildings and forced evacuations in California, Washington, Montana and elsewhere.

  • States file another lawsuit over Obama transgender rules

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas and four other Republican-led states filed another lawsuit Tuesday seeking to roll back the Obama administration's efforts to strengthen transgender rights, saying new federal nondiscrimination health rules could force doctors to act contrary to their medical judgment or eligious beliefs.

  • School athlete's sex assault case compared to Stanford case

    BOSTON (AP) — The case of a former Massachusetts high school star athlete sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting two classmates is drawing parallels to that of former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner, who got just six months in jail for a sexual assault convictin.

  • Stanford judge reignites debate after leaving other sex case
    Stanford judge reignites debate after leaving other sex case

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Northern California judge who sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman reignited debate Tuesday about his ability to serve on the bench after removing himself from a separate sex-crimes case.

  • Murder charge for Tulsa man in slaying of Lebanese neighbor
    Murder charge for Tulsa man in slaying of Lebanese neighbor

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Prosecutors charged a Tulsa man on Tuesday with first-degree murder and committing a hate crime in the killing of his Lebanese neighbor — a culmination of what authorities said was the man's violent feud with the family that spanned several years and included a regular barrage o racial insults and personal confrontations.

  • Small plane makes emergency landing on Massachusetts sandbar

    NEW SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A small plane has made an emergency landing on a sandbar in Massachusetts.

  • How EpiPen's maker raised prices, and hackles, so much
    How EpiPen's maker raised prices, and hackles, so much

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Sky-high price hikes for EpiPen, the injected emergency medicine for severe allergic reactions to foods and bug bites, have made its maker the latest target for patients and politicians infuriated by soaring drug prices.

  • Recordings capture chaos of Florida face-biting slayings

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida sheriff's deputies confronted chaos as they tried to subdue an attacker biting a victim's face after stabbing and beating a couple to death in a random assault outside their home, recordings of radio transmissions released Tuesday show.

  • Fists not football: Brain injuries seen in domestic assaults
    Fists not football: Brain injuries seen in domestic assaults

    CHICAGO (AP) — There are no bomb blasts or collisions with burly linemen in Susan Contreras' past. Her headaches, memory loss and bouts of confused thinking were a mystery until doctors suggested a probable cause: domestic violence.

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