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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2005 file photo, Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco assures Hurricane Katrina victims Joeliene L. West, right, and Verlinda Wagner, left, both of New Orleans, that the state and federal governments will assist them with emergency housing as fast as they humanly can, during a visit at the Cajundome in Lafayette, La. Blanco, who became Louisiana's first female elected governor only to see her political career derailed by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. She was 76. (AP Photo/Rogelio Solis, File)
Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana's governor during Katrina, diesFormer Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, who became the state's first female elected governor only to see her political career derailed by Hurricane Katrina, has died at 76
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This undated photo provided by the Mahoning County Sheriff's Office shows James Reardon Jr. Police say Reardon, accused of making what they believe was a threat to a Jewish center in Ohio on Instagram, was arrested Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, on telecommunications harassment and aggravated menacing charges.  (Mahoning County Sheriff's Office via AP)
Police: Man accused of threat to Jewish center arrestedPolice say a man accused of posting what they believe was a threat to a Jewish center in Ohio on Instagram has been arrested on charges of telecommunications harassment and aggravated menacing
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Police: Men with guns in Missouri Walmart broke no lawsTwo men with handguns in their waistbands caused concern when they entered a Walmart in the Kansas City area, but police say they were there just to buy ammunition for target practice
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FILE - In an April 11, 2016 file photo, former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps, right, walks to the federal courthouse in Jackson, Miss., for sentencing over bribery charges. Four Louisiana men say they'll plead guilty to charges that they tried to bribe a Mississippi sheriff with $2,000 in casino chips, seeking lucrative jail contracts. They're also accused of paying former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps $2,000 and promising him future bribes to secure his help in influencing sheriffs.  (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
4 Louisiana men to plead guilty in Mississippi bribe schemeFour Louisiana men to plead guilty to charges they tried to bribe a Mississippi sheriff, seeking lucrative jail contracts to sell inmates phone service and commissary goods
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Scary Post Puts White Nationalist Behind BarsPolice arrested a 20-year-old white man Saturday over an Instagram post suggesting he was about to shoot up a synagogue, CNN reports. James Patrick Reardon was booked in Ohio after weeks of worry over his plans. On July 11, he posted an Instagram video of a man shooting a rifle...
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Motorcycle Crash Claims Life of Football 'Legend'A former NFL running back and Texas Longhorn "legend" lost his life in a Saturday night motorcycle crash, CNN reports. Cedric Benson was only 36. He had posted an image of his BMW motorcycle on Instagram just hours before the west Austin accident, adding heart emojis and the words, "My...
Newser5 hours ago
Tesla restarts its solar-panel business, offers rental plansTesla will let customers in some states rent solar panels instead of buying rooftop systems
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FILE - This photo released by NYPD shows a person of interest wanted for questioning in regard to the suspicious items placed inside the Fulton Street subway station in Lower Manhattan on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 in New York.   Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea tweeted Saturday, Aug. 17, that the man seen holding one of the rice cookers in surveillance video was taken into custody. The discovery of the cookers Friday led to an evacuation and roiled the morning commute. (NYPD via AP, File)
Bail set at $200,000 for NYC subway scare defendantBail has been set at $200,000 for a homeless man from West Virginia who was charged with placing two devices that looked like pressure cookers in a New York City subway station
The Associated Press5 hours ago
'Walk of Shame' Triggers Probe by Texas RangersTwo mounted cops who led a black man by rope won't be the subject of a criminal investigation—but his family is still crying foul over the incident, ABC News reports. The white Texas officers arrested Donald Neely, 43, on criminal trespass charges, tied a rope to his handcuffs, and...
Newser6 hours ago
FILE - In this March 20, 2019 file photo, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, center, head of the BIG City Mayors, discusses the homeless problem after the group met with Gov. Gavin Newsom, fourth from right, in Sacramento, Calif. The city of Sacramento has filed an unusual lawsuit to ban seven men considered to be a "public nuisance" from a popular business corridor. "Homelessness is not a crime, and this lawsuit does not seek to make it one," Mayor Steinberg said in a statement to The Sacramento Bee. "What the city is attempting to do is safeguard the public safety and well being of residents and businesses in the Broadway corridor who have been subjected to ongoing criminal activity by a relatively small number of people, some of whom also happen to be homeless." (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)
Sacramento files lawsuit to ban 7 men from business districtThe city of Sacramento has filed an unusual lawsuit to ban seven men considered to be a "public nuisance" from a popular business corridor
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2 moms charged in adoption scams were Florida jail inmatesAuthorities say two Florida women scammed two couples in similar adoption cases that began when they were pregnant inmates
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Emotional highs, lows mark hiker's record-setting projectPhilip Carcia experienced extreme highs and lows _ in both elevation and emotions _ on his way to setting a speed record for New Hampshire hiking
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