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  Florida man charged with throwing son off ocean pier to ‘teach him how to swim’

Witnesses say John Bloodsworth was jumping off the Main Street pier in Daytona Beach Monday night while his child was struggling to swim in a deep part of the ocean near the pier.

  House set to block maverick Dem’s Trump impeachment effort

  FaceApp: What are you willing to give up to see an older you?

‘Turn off your phone!’ More brides asking for ‘unplugged’ wedding ceremony

City hopes ‘Baby Shark’ song will drive homeless away

  Confusion, fear reigns on Mexico border with new US policy

  Caught on video: ‘Porch pirate’ snatches boxes of heart transplant medication

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  Drug lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzman sentenced to life in prison

Judge: Michael Cohen campaign finance probe over

Study: Cutting back on beef can help save the planet

  Woman gets flesh-eating bacteria from beach in Va.

GRAPHIC: Florida man tied up wife’s lover, cut off penis, deputies say

Threats against Congress may break record this year

City hopes ‘Baby Shark’ song will drive homeless away

Officials in West Palm Beach are hoping a continuous loop of children's songs played throughout the night will keep homeless people from sleeping on the patio of a city-owned rental banquet facility

  6-year-old dies after struck by father’s errant golf ball

Investigators said the girl, Aria Hill, was in a cart next to a tee box when her dad hit an errant drive that struck her in the back of the head on Monday.

  5th anniversary of Eric Garner’s death comes day after DOJ declines to charge officer

Garner’s family and friends expressed disappointment with the Department of Justice after federal prosecutors decided Tuesday they wouldn’t bring criminal charges against New York Police Department Officer Daniel Pantaleo.

  1 dog missing, 1 dog hurt; homeowner suspects ‘brazen’ coyote entered through doggy door

He said a coyote came into his home through his doggy door and attacked his dog, Murphy, on Friday night. A second dog is missing, presumably carried off by the coyote.

  Apple unveils new emoji in celebration of World Emoji Day

Sprint customer accounts reportedly breached by hackers through Samsung website

  Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens passes away at 99

Man hid $34K worth of cocaine under his toupee, Spanish police say

‘Game of Thrones’ earns a record-breaking 32 Emmy nods

  Tenant behind on rent accused of murdering ‘Miss Sadie’, founder of African American history museum

  Boy with special needs climbs fence, gets into bison enclosure at Wildlife Safari Park

The nimble climber had scaled a 7-foot fence into an area where the park’s 23 bison live.

Intruder gunned down after stabbing man’s father, police say

An intruder was shot and killed after he broke into a family's home and stabbed the owner several times.

  Florida expert captures elusive alligator at Chicago lagoon

The male gator, nicknamed ‘Chance the Snapper,’ was first spotted in the Humboldt Park lagoon about a week ago.

Graphic suicide scene removed from Netflix’s ‘13 Reasons Why’ nearly 2 years later

"13 Reasons Why" tells the story of a teenager named Hannah Baker who leaves behind 13 mysterious taped recordings after killing herself. Her suicide is played out in season one, but Netflix announced Monday the graphic scene had to go.

Judge restricts social media use of Trump friend Roger Stone

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson told Stone on Tuesday that he could not use Instagram or other social media platforms while the case against him moves forward.

  Lawsuit: Realtor, prospective homebuyer illegally detained by police after retired cop calls 911

"Your clients should know that I intend to bring the facts of this case to CPD administration for action," a city attorney wrote the men's lawyers.

  House condemns Trump ‘racist’ tweets in extraordinary rebuke

Tuesday's vote was 240-187 and was solidly opposed by Republicans. It came after Trump and top congressional Republicans denied he is a racist and urged GOP lawmakers to oppose the Democratic measure.

A castle in Kentucky is throwing a party for Harry Potter’s birthday

The Kentucky Castle in Versailles, Ky., is throwing rooftop dinner party on July 31 to celebrate the birthday of the "Boy Who Lived."

Secret brand deodorant donates $529,000 to US women’s soccer to help close pay gap

The company, which supports U.S. soccer through its Secret deodorant brand, says it will donate $529,000 — $23,000 for each of the 23 players on the U.S. team that won the World Cup earlier this month — to help close the pay gap.

  Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad 50 years later

At NASA's invitation, Michael Collins spent the golden anniversary at Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A in Florida. He marked the precise moment — 9:32 a.m. on July 16, 1969 — that their Saturn V rocket departed on humanity's first moon landing. Buzz Aldrin was an unexplained no-show.

  Police officer in ‘I can’t breathe’ death won’t be charged

The announcement of the decision not to bring charges against Officer Daniel Pantaleo comes a day before the statute of limitations was set to expire in the case that produced the words "I can't breathe" — among Garner's final words — as a rallying cry among protesters.

  After teen gamer is slain, photos of her corpse circulate online

On Monday, police identified the slain girl as Bianca Devins, of Utica, New York, and said that her alleged assailant, Brandon Clark, was being held on a second-degree murder charge.

  GRAPHIC: Kentucky man finds tick in his eye

Prater noticed something was wrong after leaving a job site where his crew cut a tree from some power lines.

Dramatic rise in children entering foster care due to parents’ drug use, study finds

The increase in foster care entries related to parental drug use was most prominent in the last five years studied, 2012 to 2017, when there were surges in opioid use and overdoses.

  UN refugee agency ‘deeply concerned’ about US asylum curbs

The agency's comments late Monday came after the Trump administration said it will end all asylum protections for most migrants who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border.

  Judge orders R. Kelly held in jail without bond

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered R. Kelly held in a Chicago jail without bond on sex-related charges, saying that the R&B singer had failed to convince the court that he would not commit new crimes if released.

  Teen’s joyride in mother’s SUV ends in fiery crash, Houston police say

Officers said the boy was driving fast when he lost control and ended up in a backyard. The vehicle hit a tree and a gas line before it came to a stop near a swimming pool.

Police: 3 kids found locked in back of U-Haul carrying drugs

Authorities say three children have been rescued from the back of a U-Haul truck that was carrying drugs in Tennessee, and three North Carolinians have been charged in the case

  62 border employees under internal investigation amid posts

Most are under investigation for posts that surfaced in a secret group called "I'm 10-15," where messages questioned the authenticity of images of a migrant father and child dead on the banks of the Rio Grande River, and depicted crude, doctored images of U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

  California home gas blast kills 1, injures 15

Authorities say everyone has been accounted for after a natural gas explosion that blew apart a Southern California home and killed a gas company worker.

Atlanta hotel closed after 3 confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease

The Georgia Department of Health is investigating three confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease that may have come from a downtown Atlanta hotel.

  Twitter says Trump’s racist tweets don’t break its new rules

Twitter’s policy on hateful conduct prohibits “targeting individuals with repeated slurs, tropes or other content that intends to dehumanize, degrade or reinforce negative or harmful stereotypes about a protected category.”

Should D.C. become a state? Most Americans don’t think so

The district has been rallying to be a state for years now, as residents argue they lack full representation.

  Military warns alien hunters not to storm Area 51

More than a million Facebook users have signed up for a fake event, saying they want to storm Area 51 on September 20 to “see them aliens."

Human-sized jellyfish spotted off English coast

A diver was stunned when she spotted the human-sized blob off the southwestern coast of England.

  Trump moves to effectively end asylum at Southern border

According to a new rule published in the Federal Register, asylum seekers who pass through another country first will be ineligible for asylum at the U.S. southern border.

New tech may allow people to live on Mars

Scientists at NASA’s jet propulsion lab in Pasadena say Mars is the most habitable planet in our solar system besides Earth.

  Tree full of bees falls on family’s home during Hurricane Barry

A tree full of bees fell on a family's home in Louisiana during Hurricane Barry, leaving a mother and father severely injured.

  Egypt opens 2 ancient pyramids for first time since 1960s

Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Anany told reporters over the weekend that tourists are now allowed to visit the Bent Pyramid and its satellite pyramid in the Dahshur royal necropolis, which is part of the Memphis Necropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  American flags stolen from Florida restaurant, vandalized a week later

When Mary Self came into work Saturday morning, she expected to see the two flags. They had been hanging here for 8 years, marking the entrance to her restaurant. Instead, one of the flags was nowhere to be found.

  Final blast of torrential rains unleashed by weakened Barry

Forecasters warned of a continued threat of heavy rains into Monday as the center of the storm trudged inland.

  Trump digs in on racist tweets: ‘Many people agree with me’

At a news conference late Monday, Rep. Ayanna Pressley said Americans should "not take the bait" from Trump and should instead focus on their own agenda, even as the lawmakers called for Democrats to take up impeachment proceedings against the president.

  Caught on video: Security guard pulls gun on deputy in uniform

The deputy, in full uniform, came to the IRS office to ask a question when a confrontation arose between him and the security guard.

James Fields gets another life sentence for Heather Heyer’s death

This comes less than two weeks after Fields was sentenced to life in prison on hate crimes charges.

  ’Til death do us part: husband and wife married for 71 years, die on same day

Their love was so strong that the husband and wife took their final breaths only hours apart.

  WATCH: Tenn. park visitor gets dangerously close to mother bear and cubs

In the video, the bear appears to lunge at the man and he backs off. The bear and three cubs then continue across the street and into the woods.

  Get outside: It’s the best way to reduce stress, study says

Researchers say we can reduce stress levels and improve our mental health by spending 20-30 minutes outside each day.

  Untested Waters: Feds take small steps toward inspecting more seafood

The FDA has a new strategy for imported food safety, and Congress has increased seafood inspection funds. But the U.S. still lags behind some other countries when it comes to inspections and regulations.

  Women urge jail until trial for Epstein as judge weighs bail

Federal prosecutors maintained the well-connected Epstein, 66, is a flight risk and danger to the community — saying he should remain incarcerated until he is tried on charges that he recruited and abused dozens of underage girls in New York and Florida in the early 2000s.

Trump moves to end asylum protections for Central Americans

According to a new rule published in the Federal Register, asylum seekers who pass through another country first will be ineligible for asylum at the U.S. southern border. The rule, expected to go into effect on Tuesday, also applies to children who have crossed the border alone.

Boxing legend Pernell ‘Sweet Pea’ Whitaker killed in Virginia Beach crash

Police say Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker, 55, died at the scene.

Remains found in Oregon believed to be actor Charles Levin

Levin, 70, was reported missing from Grants Pass, Ore. on July 8 by his son after he hadn't heard from his father for several days

  Amazon Prime Day(s) Monday and Tuesday

Amazon is facing increased competition on its biggest yearly sale. Rival retailers including Walmart, Best Buy, Target and eBay have had years of practice perfecting their Prime Day counterstrategies, and they're rolling out discounts of their own.

  Man says he found 24-year-old message in a bottle on Florida beach

The man who found the bottle has been in touch with the man who said he wrote the note back in 1995.

Off-duty officer saves 2-year-old girl after runaway van crashes in Minnesota

An officer on his way to work witnessed the crash, during which van rolled into busy traffic and hit another car before coming to a stop, lodged in trees.

  Missouri woman hunts down thief who stole her car, steals it back

The victim filed a police report for her missing car then took matters into her own hands.

  Trump administration official says ICE raids underway; minimal activity reported

The official says the raids will focus on about 2,000 people who’ve been ordered to leave the country, and the priority is apprehending criminals and felons.

Police stop 4 kids who drove SUV 600 miles down Australian coast

The children are suspected of failing to pay for gasoline at gas stations in two towns.

Man fatally shoots wife after mistaking her for intruder

The man grabbed a weapon, aimed center mass and pulled the trigger. Tragically, the person he shot was not an intruder.

  3-year-old girl killed in Milwaukee road rage attack

Police say Brooklyn was riding in a vehicle with her mother and three siblings when she was fatally shot by another driver after a near collision on Milwaukee’s north side Saturday morning.

Decorated soldier dies in combat operations in Afghanistan

A spokeswoman for the U.S. Army Special Operations Command said in a statement Sunday that 40-year-old James G. "Ryan" Sartor was killed Saturday during combat operations in Faryab Province.

Djokovic edges Federer in 5 sets for 5th Wimbledon trophy

By barely emerging to win 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3) after nearly five tight, tense and terrific hours, Djokovic claimed his fifth championship at the All England Club and second in a row.

  Churches jump into action with threat of immigration sweeps

While federal immigration officials were mum on details, they were expected to start a coordinated action Sunday targeting thousands of people with final deportation orders in 10 major cities, including Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami.

  Leave the US, Trump tells Democratic congresswomen of color

Trump's tweets drew sharp rebukes from Democrats, who derided his remarks as racist.

A healthy lifestyle may offset genetic risk for Alzheimer’s

People with high genetic risk and poor health habits were about three times more likely to develop dementia versus those with low genetic risk and good habits, researchers reported Sunday.

Leaked UK memo says Trump axed Iran deal to spite Obama

In one 2018 cable published by the Mail on Sunday, U.K. ambassador Kim Darroch says President Donald Trump pulled out of an international nuclear deal with Iran as an act of "diplomatic vandalism" to spite his predecessor, Barack Obama.

  Calls for investigations after power restored in Manhattan

Con Edison CEO John McAvoy said a problem at a substation caused the 6:47 p.m. power failure, which stretched 30 blocks from Times Square to 72nd Street and Broadway and spread to Rockefeller Center.

  Barry’s flood threat lingers as storm slowly sweeps inland

Barry flooded highways, forced people to scramble to rooftops and dumped heavy rain, as it made landfall in Louisiana. Downpours also lashed coastal Alabama and Mississippi.