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Today is Tuesday, Aug. 15, the 227th day of 2017. There are 138 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 15, 1947, India became independent after some 200 years of British rule. On this date: In 1057, Macbeth, King of Scots, was killed in battle by Malcolm, the eldest...
DANVERS, Mass. (AP) — No, a live alligator was not lurking by the side of a Massachusetts highway this weekend: It was just a plastic toy. The Salem News reports that police in Danvers got their first report of an alligator along Route 128 at around 8:40 a.m. Sunday. One person walked into a...
CORTLAND, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials have granted a woman’s request to have President Donald Trump’s mysterious tweeted typo, “covfefe,” on her license plate. Brittany Scott tells The Columbus Dispatch in May she saw a Twitter post by Trump that read: “Despite the constant negative press covfefe...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wants to close a frustrating 2017 with the first overhaul of the tax code in more than three decades. Yet after seven months of work, Trump’s plan remains little more than a rough sketch. Despite the haziness of the blueprint, administration officials...
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The CEOs of athletic wear manufacturer Under Armour, computer chip maker Intel and pharmaceutical company Merck resigned Monday from the White House’s American Manufacturing Council — with the Merck withdrawal drawing a quick and angry Twitter outburst from President Donald...
BOSTON (AP) — The jury in the trial of four Teamsters accused of threatening and harassing the cast and nonunion crew of the TV reality show “Top Chef” has told the judge there is one juror who is “assuming guilt over innocence.” The note came on the third day of deliberations. In his note...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia man who fell into a sinkhole says he was putting traffic cones around it because he was worried about the safety of children playing outside. Eugene Clark tells WCAU-TV he was near the sinkhole Saturday night when the asphalt gave way and he tumbled 10 feet (3...
WOOLWICH TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey were put to the test over the weekend when they were called to catch a loose pig. Three Woolwich Township police officers responded to a call about a mischievous pig roaming a neighborhood Saturday morning. Police said three officers used a...
BOSTON (AP) — The New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston has been vandalized for the second time this summer. Police said a 17-year-old Malden boy smashed a glass panel on the memorial Monday evening. He was detained by two bystanders until officers arrived on the scene. Police said he will be...
NEW YORK (AP) — Mexican drug lord and escape artist Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman wants to hire new lawyers in his U.S. drug trafficking case, but there’s questions about how they’ll get paid. Guzman is set to appear Monday in federal court in Brooklyn where a judge is expected to address questions...

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