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Former police chief, officers allegedly framed teen for burglaries to keep crime stats up: Prosecutors

iStock/Thinkstock(MIAMI) — A former south Florida police chief and two of his officers are accused of framing a teenage boy for four burglaries in order to look like they had perfect burglary arrest statistics, according to federal prosecutors. The 16-year-old boy — who is not named in the indictment filed Thursday but is referred to …

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Trump courts Kim Jong Un with Hollywood-style trailer: ‘You could have the best hotels in the world’

Win McNamee/Getty Images(SENTOSA ISLAND, Singapore) — President Donald Trump told reporters Tuesday that he showed Kim Jong Un a “tape that was done on the highest level of future development” and made the pitch to the North Korea dictator that his country, which is struggling financially, “could have the best hotels in the world” instead …

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Trump says he told Kim: ‘You could have the best hotels in the world,’ instead of testing missiles

Win McNamee/Getty Images(SENTOSA ISLAND, Singapore) — President Donald Trump told reporters Tuesday that he showed Kim Jong Un a “tape that was done on the highest level of future development” and made the pitch to the North Korea dictator that his country, which is struggling financially, “could have the best hotels in the world” instead …

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Hurricane Bud churns in Pacific, could hit Mexico by end of week

KETV(NEW YORK) — Hurricane Bud is churning off the coast of western Mexico in the Pacific Ocean Tuesday as a Category 3 hurricane with winds of 125 mph. Bud is located about 325 miles southeast of Cabo San Lucas. Bud is passing safely west of Puerto Vallarta on its way to hit Baja California sometime …

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Dognapping spree targeting purebred Yorkies has Connecticut town’s pet owners on edge

WABC(BRIDGEPORT, Conn.) — Eleven female Yorkshire terriers have been stolen in one Connecticut town, with officials suspecting that an illegal breeder is the culprit. The pups were taken from homes in Bridgeport, Connecticut, over the past two weeks, local authorities told ABC New York station WABC. Bridgeport officials believe an illegal dog breeder is stalking …

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Uber driver kicked out same-sex couple for kissing, women say

WABC(NEW YORK) — A same-sex couple has accused an Uber driver in New York City of discriminating against them after he allegedly kicked them out of the car for kissing in the backseat. Alex Iovine and her girlfriend, Emma Pichl, ordered an Uber Saturday to take them from the Gowanus neighborhood in Brooklyn to the …

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Officer rescues toddler running along busy road in Chicago suburb in heart-stopping video

Naperville Police Department/Facebook(CHICAGO) — An officer is seen rescuing a toddler running along a busy road in a Chicago suburb in a heart-stopping video. The young boy “escaped his mother’s watchful eye, left his house and was found by Sgt. Anthony Mannino running on Route 59,” last month, the Naperville Police Department said in a …

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Updated smartphone app helps buyers and sellers of standing hay

University of Wisconsin Extension Agent Greg Blonde says updates to their standing hay pricing app make the tool useful on all devices and anywhere in the country. Continue reading Updated smartphone app helps buyers and sellers of standing hay at Brownfield Ag News.      

Dennis Rodman claims some post-summit credit for his efforts to ‘bring peace between the two countries’

ABC News (SENTOSA ISLAND, Singapore) — The U.S.-North Korea summit gives Dennis Rodman, one of few Americas to meet with Kim Jong Un, “a little more shine of a light” for his efforts to “bring peace between the two countries,” the former NBA star and somewhat informal ambassador to the North told “Good Morning America” …

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SUV crashes into playground amid police chase, injuring 3 toddlers

KTSP(MINNEAPOLIS) — An SUV crashed into a Minnesota playground as the driver allegedly fled from police, injuring three toddlers, including two who were fighting for their lives, authorities said. The children — ages 2, 3 and 4 — were at the Bohanon Park in Minneapolis Monday morning when the SUV crashed into the swings where …

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Woman charged in Tennessee officer’s killing would ‘undo it 10,000 times over’

WKRN(NASHVILLE) — The woman charged in connection with a Tennessee police officer’s death was forced to participate in his slaying last month after the accused shooter assaulted her and threatened to kill her children, she said in a jailhouse interview. Erika Castro-Miles said Steven Wiggins shot Dickson County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Daniel Baker May 30 …

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5 moments you missed from the North Korea summit: The biggest developments from overnight

ABC News (NEW YORK) — They came. They shook. They made history. President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to meet with a North Korean head of state on Tuesday. The controversial summit, held in neutral Singapore, appeared to go off without any major or noticeable hitches. Trump and Kim Jong Un have …

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Two teens arrested for terrorist plot targeting Virginia high school prom

Google Maps(VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.) — Police arrested two teens in Virginia who were planning a terrorist attack at a high school prom over the weekend, authorities said Monday. Michael Coleman, 18, and an unnamed 17-year-old were arrested and charged with conspiring to commit a terrorist attack at the Bayside High School prom in Virginia Beach, …

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Anniversary of Otto Warmbier’s release brings up harsh memories of North Korea

Xinhua/Lu Rui via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Nearly one year before President Donald Trump’s historic handshake with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un on Tuesday, the president painted a very different picture of the “brutality” of the Kim regime following the release of an American student who was in a coma. Otto Warmbier, a 22-year-old who …

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From ‘fire and fury’ to ‘rocket man,’ the various barbs traded between Trump and Kim Jong Un

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump’s historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is the latest step in what previously had been a tense and combustible public relationship between the two men. The two famously exchanged explosive words in the past, with Trump calling Kim “little rocket man” and saying that continued threats …

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Cops to suspected serial killer: ‘We know it’s you. Can you please tell us why?’

iStock/Thinkstock(TAMPA, Fla.) — While they didn’t get a confession, Florida cops got a suspect to give them all the evidence they said they needed, including the murder weapon, to link him to a series of killings that terrorized a Tampa neighborhood for 37 days in 2017, according to investigative reports and an audio recording of …

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Honduran immigrant arrested, separated from family died of ‘suicide in custody’: Officials

Starr County Sheriff’s Office(GRANJENO, Texas) — Texas officials are investigating the death of a Honduran man last month in an apparent suicide – after he was separated from his family following his arrest for crossing illegally into the United States. Marco Antonio Munoz, 39, was apprehended in Texas by U.S. Border Patrol agents on May …

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NYPD officers save blue-faced baby who’d stopped breathing

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — New York Police Department officers are being hailed as heroes after they saved a baby Saturday night out at Coney Island. Michael Pace, 26, and Joseph Doyle, 26, were waiting at a red light when Caroline Ivanov came rushing to their patrol car, banging on it, begging for help, authorities said. Ivanov’s …

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Another good week for Nebraska’s crops

It was another good week for Nebraska’s crops, even though some areas were impacted by damaging hail and high winds. Overall, the good to excellent ratings are 86 percent for corn, 87 percent for soybeans, and 64 percent for pasture and range. Winter wheat condition rated 68 percent good to excellent. Winter wheat heading was …

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Iowa’s crop ratings are good, but problems areas exist

Iowa’s overall crop ratings remain high—81 percent good to excellent on corn and 78 percent on soybeans—but there are some problem areas in the state. Parts of north-central and northeast Iowa, which were already behind on crop development, were drenched with heavy rains—in some cases, eight inches or more–over the weekend. Many fields were flooded …

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