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The administration of Gov. Tim Walz wants more Minnesota criminal offenders to find a job and housing and fewer to return to prison. The Minnesota Legislature this session mostly approved more money for the Department of Corrections for increased staffing in the wake of violent in-prison altercations that resulted in the deaths of two prison guards. However, Deputy Commissioner Sarah Walker, ...

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After 2017's devastating Northern California wildfires, the Red Cross sought sifters - the kind sometimes used to pan for gold - to help people search for valuables in the ashes of their homes. Members of Amazon's new disaster response team found the items in the commerce giant's vast inventory and expedited shipment. "We were able overnight to schedule a truck, drive it up to Sonoma Valley, ...

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CHICAGO - You can ditch your car for public transit and refill a reusable water bottle rather than buying plastic. But good luck finding a "green" substitute for an airline flight - unless you happened to be on a particular Los Angeles-bound United Airlines flight earlier this month. The flight out of O'Hare International Airport was on a Boeing 737 powered by a fuel mixture that was 30% ...

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Dear Mr. Dad: This Father's Day is over, but what advice do you have to keep dads involved every day? A: As someone who spends a lot of time doing research on and writing about fathers - and even more time trying to be a good dad - I agree that the fact that the one day per year that's dedicated to dads has passed doesn't mean that dads are any less important the other 364 days of the year. ...

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WASHINGTON - Early in his improbable 2016 run for president, Donald Trump boasted he could shoot someone in the middle of New York's Fifth Avenue and "I wouldn't lose any voters, OK?" President Trump will kick off his reelection campaign Tuesday at a rally in Orlando, Fla., and he is likely to make a full-throated pitch to keep his ardent supporters in line. Polls suggest he is right not to ...

SHOREHAM, N.Y. - John McMorris, his voice cracking at times, spoke Wednesday of the lifting of grief as he dedicated a rock garden in memory of his son, 12-year-old Andrew, killed when an accused drunken driver plowed into him and his troop of Boy Scouts. "When my family and I saw it for the first time, our breath was taken away," he told friends and Boy Scouts at the Robert E. Reid Sr. ...

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - There's a new acronym floating in the alphabet soup of California housing parlance: YIGBY, or "yes in God's backyard." Congregations in the Bay Area and beyond are taking steps to build affordable housing on their properties to shelter some of the many local residents who can't pay the region's sky-high rents. Housing advocates and religious leaders hope the movement for ...

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Q: Our son is 13 and in the seventh grade. Last week he came home from school complaining about how a few of his friends have been bullying him. The same boys were at his birthday party just the weekend before and they seemed to get along fine. Sometimes they poke fun at him when he is hanging around girls that the other boys have either "dated" or currently like. I think he pokes them right ...

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Leonard Floyd is bigger than he was a year ago. He's stronger. And, most importantly, he's healthy. That all added up to him being the most head-turning player on the field during the Bears' offseason program. If things go right, it could prove to be a launching point for a breakout season for the 2016 first-round draft pick. Last year Floyd lined up opposite All-Pro Khalil Mack but collected ...

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How did an apparently sincere tribute turn into such a weirdly clueless vanity project? The music scene evoked in the documentary "Echo in the Canyon" remains a chimerical wonder, equal parts bliss and chaos. In the 1960s, a daisy chain of like-minded songwriters and performers moved to the winding-road Eden up and over from Hollywood Boulevard, in the area of Los Angeles known as Laurel ...

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TACOMA, Wash. - On Vincenzo Di Salvo's last day of class, he strolled down the blue-and-gold Stadium High School halls with a big smile on his face, high-fiving friends and saluting teachers. He wore a candy graduation lei and a black-and-red honors cord around his neck. Di Salvo, 18, graduated from high school Thursday evening, though it's an accomplishment he wasn't sure he'd get to ...

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SAN DIEGO - His arms paralyzed by a rare virus three years ago, Max Ng has struggled to push, pull and poke his way through the world with the gleeful ease that most 5 year olds enjoy. But a device built by four clever UC San Diego engineering students delivers just the help he needs to reach out and touch the world in ways that have long been out of reach. Cameras watching Friday morning at ...

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A new study by researchers for The Lancet medical journal identifies San Diego County as the 25th-most likely county in the U.S. to have a measles outbreak this year. This concern is reinforced by a state report that showed just 92.5% of San Diego County kindergartners received recommended vaccinations during the 2018-19 school year, significantly behind the state average and less than the 95% ...

Following is a partial schedule of coming movies on DVD. Release dates are subject to change: JUNE 18: Us 18: Wonder Park 18: Hotel Mumbai 18: No Manches Frida 2 18: Run the Race 18: The Beach Bum 18: Hale County This Morning, This Evening 18: Under the Silver Lake 18: Crypto 18: Giant Little Ones 18: Killing Eve: Season Two 18: Patrick Melrose 18: Slaughterhouse Rulez 18: Suits: Season Eight ...

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LOS ANGELES - The Electronic Entertainment Expo has never been subtle. But the event, hosted by the trade group representing the video game industry - the body designed to present the community's best image to Congress and the public at large - got right to the point this year in its on-site messaging at the Los Angeles Convention Center. It was even selling the slogan on $20 branded T-shirts ...

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Dear Los Angeles, try to find us. Dare you. We're camping 90 minutes from downtown and we didn't drop breadcrumbs along the way. When I post a photo online and ask friends to guess our whereabouts, no one has a clue. Hint: The journey up here was remarkably watery, one of our most scenic weekend drives, surpassing even Malibu and its ocean. To our right: a chain of lakes that brings to mind ...

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CINCINNATI - Chris Woodward didn't need a wake-up call or come to Jesus moment. He was already living a life of purpose and passion. The Texas Rangers manager was an infield prospect in the Blue Jays' organization in the late 1990s despite the long odds of being selected in the 54th round of the 1994 draft. Just as his baseball career was taking root, however, he was dealt a deeply personal ...

By the time the St. Louis Blues played a second National Hockey League season in 1968-69, their decades-old arena had overcome the Great Depression, the stain of once-segregated seating for black fans, a killer tornado and more than its share of circus elephants. But despite its weary and worn reputation, the now-defunct St. Louis Arena and its 14,500 seats also became known for the NHL's ...

Q. My child's mother is constantly signing our 8-year-old daughter up for extracurricular activities on my time. I have very little time as it is, and she often cannot come to her scheduled visits because of practices and games. Evidently, she just loves softball. Her mother owes me so many weekends! I would like the opportunity to schedule things on my time! We live less than 5 miles away and ...

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I have discovered three secrets to summer survival. The first one is a purchase I made a year ago. It's one of those purchases I wasn't entirely sure about at the time but has proven a worthy investment. What did I buy? An outdoor trash can. I know. Other women buy Botox injections. I buy a trash can. I should wear a T-shirt that says, "Easily Amused." It's a large trash can with a flip top, ...

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Dear Mayo Clinic: I am in my late 50s, and a few of my toenails have turned a yellowish color and seem to have thickened. Is this something I should be concerned about? Is there anything I can do to fix this? A: What you're likely experiencing is a fungal nail infection. Fungal nail infections are common, especially among older adults. As nail growth slows with age, it's easier for fungus to ...

SEATTLE - The inconsistency, inexperience and incessant turnover of relievers within the Seattle Mariners bullpen always meant that yielding runs was something more than a possibility. But with the Mariners' borrowed strategy of using an "opener" for the starting rotation turns of veteran left-hander Tommy Milone and Wade LeBlanc, it now means the bullpen can affect the game's outcome in the ...

TORONTO - For months, the Los Angeles Angels shuffled along, searching for a couple of successful lineups to carry them through the first 70 games of the season without outfielder Justin Upton in the mix. They found some treasures. Brian Goodwin, claimed off waivers not even 24 hours before opening day, has hit around .300 since being cast off by the scuffling Kansas City Royals at the end of ...

A black man is suing Boeing, alleging the company "allowed an atmosphere of racial hostility and harassment towards African Americans to continuously and perpetually exist." Curtis Anthony, who says he found a noose over his desk earlier this year, claims in court documents that his coworkers also urinated on his desk and chair, and used racial slurs "on a daily basis." Anthony, who ...

Several undocumented immigrants who were fired from President Donald Trump's golf clubs in New Jersey and New York will be speaking out against the president in Orlando, Florida ahead of his re-election launch on Tuesday. Lawyer Anibal Romero, who represents the immigrants, said the press conference is being held to advocate for immigration reform the same day and in the same city ...

Remember when Zendaya was a teenager on the Disney Channel? Well, now she's a 22-year-old and stars in an explicit new HBO series. The show, "Euphoria," which premiered Sunday night, features the actress as Rue, a 17-year-old recovering drug addict who returns to high school after rehab. In the first four episodes that we've seen, the show depicts all manner of explicit content: ...

Fatherhood is going swimmingly for Ryan Lochte. The 12-time Olympic medalist and model wife Kayla Rae Reid welcomed their second child on Monday, one day after celebrating Father's Day in the swimming pool. "Miracle #2 witnessed," Lochte, 34, announced on Instagram Monday by sharing a picture of the couple's 2-year-old son, Caiden Zane, cradling his new baby sister. "Liv Rae Lochte ...

"I never thought I would be able to forgive somebody for murdering my mom," Chris Singleton tells USA TODAY about choosing to forgive Dylan Roof for gunning down his mother, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, and eight others at church. The former minor league baseball player's story of grace isn't a rare narrative. "Emanuel," a new documentary (in theaters Monday and Wednesday only via ...

"Seeking Sister Wife" star Bernie McGee has died at the age of 41. "Our hearts go out to the McGee family following the loss of husband and father Bernie McGee," TLC said in a statement Monday. "Our thoughts are with them during this difficult time." McGee's wife, Paige, confirmed to the network that her husband died Saturday after suffering a heart attack. "Bernie was out riding his ...

It is said that having a pet provides many days of joy and happiness and at least one day of sorrow. The loss of a fur baby can be as difficult as the death of a human family member or friend, with each individual processing the grief differently.

Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas for this weekly feature. This week: Revenge porn.

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A five-term state representative who this year aided Griffith's efforts to secede from Calumet Township, and previously helped derail a proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, is resigning from the Indiana House.

The administration of Gov. Tim Walz wants more Minnesota criminal offenders to find a job and housing and fewer to return to prison. The Minnesota Legislature this session mostly approved more money for the Department of Corrections for increased staffing in the wake of violent in-prison altercations that resulted in the deaths of two prison guards. However, Deputy Commissioner Sarah Walker, ...

After 2017's devastating Northern California wildfires, the Red Cross sought sifters - the kind sometimes used to pan for gold - to help people search for valuables in the ashes of their homes. Members of Amazon's new disaster response team found the items in the commerce giant's vast inventory and expedited shipment. "We were able overnight to schedule a truck, drive it up to Sonoma Valley, ...

CHICAGO - You can ditch your car for public transit and refill a reusable water bottle rather than buying plastic. But good luck finding a "green" substitute for an airline flight - unless you happened to be on a particular Los Angeles-bound United Airlines flight earlier this month. The flight out of O'Hare International Airport was on a Boeing 737 powered by a fuel mixture that was 30% ...

Dear Mr. Dad: This Father's Day is over, but what advice do you have to keep dads involved every day? A: As someone who spends a lot of time doing research on and writing about fathers - and even more time trying to be a good dad - I agree that the fact that the one day per year that's dedicated to dads has passed doesn't mean that dads are any less important the other 364 days of the year. ...