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The Latest: Death toll rises to 281 in Italian earthquake

Italy Quake

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October trial set for Florida man in terror support case

An October trial date has been set for a Florida Panhandle man accused of lying to FBI agents investigating his possible support for the Islamic State terror group. Read more

9 injured after balloons cause Orlando mall shooting scare

Two months after a gunman killed dozens inside an Orlando nightclub, the sound of popping balloons prompted shoppers to frantically flee an Orlando mall, injuring nine. Read more

Haskell professor wins Emmy for Tulsa documentary

Bond Love doesn't consider himself in famed documentary film maker Ken Burns' league, but they do share award hardware. Read more

Man gets house arrest for trying to extort ex-football star

A quadriplegic man who admitted to trying to extort money from former Ohio State star and NFL player Christopher "Beanie" Wells has been sentenced to a year of house arrest after a judge concluded that imprisoning the defendant would be too costly for taxpayers. Read more

Guatemalan man gets 15 years for killing rival soccer fan

A court in Guatemala has sentenced a man to 15 years in prison for killing a fan of a rival soccer team. Read more

Park Service marks centennial with new citizens, monument

National Parks-100 Years

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The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th birthday on Thursday with events across the U.S. including the creation of a giant, living version of its emblem in Washington, D.C., a naturalization ceremony on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and an outdoor concert at Yellowstone National Park. Read more

Judge won't dismiss Pierre-Paul privacy lawsuit against ESPN

A Miami federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by New York Giants lineman Jason Pierre-Paul against ESPN over disclosure of his medical records from a 2015 fireworks accident. Read more

Titans controlling owner joins NFL's Hall of Fame Committee

Amy Adams Strunk, controlling owner of the Tennessee Titans, has been added to the NFL's Hall of Fame Committee. Read more

Ryan Lochte nabs new sponsor after Speedo, others dump him

Ryan Lochte has a new sponsor — Pine Bros. Softish Throat Drops — that says people should give the swimmer "a second chance" after he fell from corporate grace following a drunken incident during the Rio Olympics he tried to pass off as a robbery. Read more

'Serial' case alibi witness denies she was willing to lie

An alibi witness for a man whose murder conviction was re-examined in the popular "Serial" podcast is disputing claims in a court filing that she expressed willingness to lie to protect Adnan Syed. Read more

'Dr. Drew on Call' to end 5-year run on HLN next month

TV Dr. Drew

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Dr. Drew Pinsky's series on the HLN channel is ending its run after five years. Read more

Hans Zimmer wins copyright case and receives an apology

Hans Zimmer Copyright Win

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Hans Zimmer has received more than just a win in a copyright infringement case — he also received an apology from a fellow composer who now says he mistakenly sued the Oscar-winner over the music to "12 Years a Slave." Read more

WGN hit series 'Underground' moves production to Georgia

The second season of WGN America's drama series "Underground" has moved filming to southeast Georgia. Read more

US swimmer Lochte's legal troubles mount in Brazil

Ryan Lochte-Sponsorships

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Brazilian police charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte on Thursday with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Read more

Lundquist dives into his last season as voice of SEC on CBS

Verne Lundquist recently returned from a Scandinavian summer vacation to find an email with 309 pages of stories on Texas A&M and UCLA. As the 76-year-old play-by-play man gets set for his 17th and final season as the voice of Southeastern Conference football on CBS, he is happily diving into one... Read more

Jewell visits Glacier, Yellowstone for park celebration

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell hiked to see the stunning view from the Hidden Lake Overlook in Glacier National Park to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. Read more

A look at the rape allegations against ex-NFL star Sharper

Former NFL star Darren Sharper is expected to spend at least the next 18 years in prison after he pleaded guilty or no contest to charges that he drugged as many as 16 women with the intention of raping them. Read more

The Latest: Trump says 'nobody even knows' what alt-right is

Campaign 2016 Clinton

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