DUI arrests in South Florida plummet

In South Florida, clubs are open late, booze flows freely and the public transportation system leaves a lot to be desired
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Indictment: Man used doctor's identity to submit fake claims

A Florida man faces charges for assuming a New Jersey doctor's identity to submit more than $1 million in fraudulent medical claims for services purportedly rendered at a medical center that didn't exist
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Spanish-speaking worker refused English-speaking customers

Spanish-speaking Taco Bell worker fired after video showed her refusing to serve English-speaking customers at a Florida outlet
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Telling men to 'step up,' Sen. Hirono strides into spotlight

Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono steps into the spotlight as she has unexpectedly become one of the most outspoken senators in Christine Blasey Ford's defense
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Funeral to be held for mother of alleged MS-13 victim

Family and friends will gather Friday for the funeral of a New York mother who turned grief over her daughter's killing into a crusade against MS-13 gang violence
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2 officers wounded in shooting had entered wrong apartment

Authorities say two Maryland police officers have been shot while serving a drug-related search warrant
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The Latest: Officers shot after entering wrong apartment

Authorities say two Maryland police officers who were shot late Wednesday had entered the wrong apartment on a drug-related search warrant
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Arkansas justices face ethics charges over judge's case

Disciplinary panel files ethics charges against six Arkansas Supreme Court justices over their decision to prohibit a judge who participated in an anti-death penalty protest from handling any execution-related cases
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Judge orders Dallas County to revise bail system

A federal judge has ordered Dallas County to stop setting bail for felony and misdemeanor defendants solely according to a set schedule
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Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen providing info in Mueller probe

President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer claims to be providing "critical information" in the special counsel's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election
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Native American teens stopped on college tour urge changes

Colorado State University says it's consulting with Native American students and faculty to make the school more welcoming after campus police stopped two Native teens on a tour this spring
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Rockford-area man guilty of fatally stabbing wife in 2015

A judge has found a 38-year-old man guilty of fatally stabbing his wife inside their Rockford-area apartment after he got upset with her over some text messages
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Suburban Chicago company hit with nearly $5M EPA penalty

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says a suburban Chicago company will pay a nearly $5 million administrative penalty for selling and distributing an unregistered pesticide
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Under right terms, Kavanaugh accuser may testify after all

A lawyer for Christine Blasey Ford says she'd testify next week to the Senate Judiciary Committee about Brett Kavanaugh if conditions can be agreed to.
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Congressman blasted for off-color joke amid Kavanaugh drama

Congressman's off-color remark at a campaign event in which he made joke involving Supreme Court nomination battle in Washington has drawn fire
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Prospective owner, operator of Navajo coal plant end pursuit

Two companies that sought to take over a coal-fired power plant in far northern Arizona have ended efforts to acquire it
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The Latest: NFL's Panthers donating to help Florence victims

The new owner of the NFL's Carolina Panthers has announced an initial package to aid Hurricane Florence disaster relief efforts in North and South Carolina
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Harvest season means slow-moving farm vehicles on roads

The Indiana Department of Agriculture says motorists need to take extra care with harvest season under way and slow-moving farm equipment using rural roads
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Man accused of getting near Old Faithful arrested in chase

A man accused of walking dangerously close to Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone National Park faces additional charges after a police chase in Wyoming's capital city
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California watchdog agency bans bitcoin political donations

California's campaign watchdog arm says political donations can't be made with cryptocurrency such as bitcoin
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Prosecutor: No charges on Missouri work with trucking firm

A Missouri prosecutor says he won't press charges related to allegations of conflicts of interest between state agencies and a trucking technology company
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Ohio man gets 23 years for role in fatal Colorado shooting

A 21-year-old Ohio man has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for his role in a deadly shooting in northern Colorado
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Police: Men in fatal LA police shootout are gang members

Authorities say three men involved in a shootout that wounded two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies are confirmed gang members
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Police arrest 2 in shooting near Los Angeles charter school

Police have arrested two men and recovered a gun after a student and a school employee were wounded in a lunch-hour shooting at a fast-food restaurant across the street from a Los Angeles charter school
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2 of 3 LA homeless men brutally beaten with bat have died

Los Angeles police say two of three homeless men brutally beaten with a baseball bat last weekend have died
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Indiana trooper fired for alleged inappropriate relationship

An Indiana State trooper has been fired for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a teenage girl
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Panel wants more use of natural water-protection measures

An organization that represents states in the Great Lakes region says governments should push harder to protect water quality through use of "green infrastructure."
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Lawsuit seeks return of forced union fees in Oregon

Seeking the return of millions of dollars of forced union fees, 12 Oregon public employees filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the state's three largest public sector unions, a smaller union, and their affiliates
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Texas A&M research foundation to pay $750K to settle claims

A foundation associated with the Texas A&M University System will pay $750,000 to settle federal claims that it overinflated expenses and overcharged the federal government to cover salaries
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Semi-truck fatally strikes man on Phoenix sidewalk

Police say a pedestrian has died in west Phoenix after being struck by a semi-truck
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Police on guard for poison at UN meeting; no specific threat

Police seeking to secure the United Nations General Assembly are on guard for would-be assassins like the two men accused of poisoning a former Russian spy in England
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Indiana Finance Authority OKs new Toll Road deal, rate hike

Indiana Finance Authority approves a new deal with the vendor operating the Indiana Toll Road allowing 35 percent fee increases for large trucks as part of Gov. Eric Holcomb's plan to pump an additional $1 billion into infrastructure
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Prosecutor facing more charges related to public funds

The chief prosecutor for South Carolina's capital city is facing more charges related to alleged misspending of public funds
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