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Manny Pacquiao beats Keith Thurman by split decision following first-round knockdown

Continuing to revitalize his career, 40-year-old Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines defeated Keith Thurman of the U.S. by split-decision bout Saturday night in Las Vegas.It was the third straight win for Pacquiao and 62nd victory of his career – and included a first-round knockdown of Thurman.Thurman, 30, a native of Florida, had come into the……

Florida woman accused of aggravated assault after being refused pizza slice

Police in Florida say a woman was arrested this week and accused of aggravated assault when she attacked another woman who denied her a slice of pizza.The St. John’s County Sheriff’s Office says De’Erica Cooks, 22, has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and is being held on a $1,500……

Missing Minnesota toddler found cruising on toy tractor at county fair

A Minnesota family received a big scare on Thursday when they realized their two-and-a-half-year-old son was nowhere to be found, only to find out the young explorer left home on his toy tractor, ending up at a local fair two blocks away.The fearless youngster, Kenneth Allen, traveled at a blistering one mile per hour on his toy John Deere,……

Illinois, Massachusetts police departments tell criminals to stay inside during heat wave

Criminal activity has been officially canceled in one suburban Chicago town due to the extreme heat that’s cooking most of the country.“It is just too hot to be outside committing crimes,” the Park Forest Police Department said on Facebook Friday. “We’re asking all aspiring criminals, seasoned veterans, and those who find themselves committing crimes out of……

Floatplane crash in Alaska leaves one person dead, child critically injured, officials say

One man is dead and another child was critically injured after a floatplane in Alaska crashed Friday immediately after takeoff.Joseph Patenella, 57, was traveling with his wife, three children and an adult male relative aboard a de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver at the mouth of Tutka Bay when their aircraft’s takeoff was aborted.The plane crashed shortly……

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Ohio pharmaceutical distributor accused of flooding Appalachia with opioids

An Ohio pharmaceutical distributor has been accused in a criminal indictment of scheming to flood parts of rural Appalachia with millions of painkillers, contributing to the opioid epidemic.Miami-Luken was charged with conspiring to provide hydrocodone and oxycodone pills to more than 200 pharmacies in Ohio, West Virginia, Indian and Tennessee, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported Thursday.Also indicted were……

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This Day in History: July 20

FILE – In this image provided by NASA, astronaut Buzz Aldrin poses for a photograph beside the U.S. flag deployed on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission on July 20, 1969. (Neil A. Armstrong/NASA via AP, File)On this day, July 20 …1969: Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin become the first men… …

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Puerto Rico’s governor goes AWOL as protesters gather outside his residence, US officials call to step down

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló official resident remains under siege as hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered this week outside the La Fortaleza that serves as the governor’s official residence.Puerto Ricans are calling for Rosselló’s resignation after leaked online chats show him insulting women, political opponents and mocking victims of Hurricane Maria, one of the……

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