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AFBF among 15 groups supporting states fighting WOTUS in court

Fifteen agriculture industry groups are now asking the courts to declare the 2015 Waters of the United States rule unlawful.  The American Farm Bureau Federation says court briefs filed Friday in North Dakota support 13 state Attorneys General that also oppose the WOTUS rule. The documents challenge the government’s jurisdiction in navigable waters, which AFBF …

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Mysterious home explosion kills 1, critically injures another in Ohio

iStock/Thinkstock(CLEVELAND, Ohio) — Authorities are offering a $5,000 reward to anyone who has information about a mysterious Ohio home explosion, which killed one and critically injured another. The East Cleveland house had recently been sold and was vacant at the time of the Sunday afternoon explosion, East Cleveland Police Chief Michael Cardilli said at a …

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Migrants rescue-ship adrift as Italy-Malta standoff continues

iStock/Thinkstock(ROME) — The standoff continued on Monday between Italy and Malta over more than 600 migrants who are adrift aboard a rescue ship in the Mediterranean and waiting to find out if they will be allowed to dock in a port soon. On Monday afternoon, Spain offered to allow the migrant-rescue ship to dock at …

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Missing woman’s body found in tarp next to apparent makeshift coffin in San Bernardino

moodboard/Thinkstock(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) — The body of a missing Southern California woman was found wrapped in a blue tarp alongside a crude wooden box, authorities said. Marlene Santellan, 34, of San Bernardino, had been reported missing for 11 days when her body was discovered at around 8 a.m. on Sunday, jutted against a chain-link fence …

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Florida woman killed by alligator: How to survive an attack

iStock/Thinkstock(MIAMI) — The apparent alligator attack that resulted in the death of a Florida woman who was walking her dogs near a lake is an extremely rare occurrence, authorities said. An estimated 5 million American gators live in the southeastern United States — about one-quarter of them in Florida alone — but the likelihood of …

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Internet flips out after IHOP turns the letter ‘p’ to a ‘b’ for burgers

IHOP(NEW YORK) — The International House of Pancakes is flipping the “p” to a “b” for burgers and the internet is flipping out. IHOP officially announced the limited-time name change Monday morning after teasing it on social media asking users to guess what they thought the name would “b”-come. Predictions poured in with everything from …

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How alleged Air Force deserter was found 35 years later living under fake name

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A man who allegedly deserted the U.S. Air Force and vanished without a trace 35 years ago was found at a California home living under a fake name, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations said in a news release. William Howard Hughes Jr. allegedly deserted the Air Force in July 1983 after …

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Understanding how multiple viruses affect swine mortality

Researchers have a better idea of how multiple viruses present in swine barns impact mortality. Boehringer Ingelheim swine technical manager for influenza Christa Goodell says the approach has typically been one treatment for one disease. “And what we know from previous studies is that 1+1 does not equal 2.  So when you have diseases that …

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Iowa Republican delegates will decide party’s ag secretary nominee

Delegates to this Saturday’s Iowa Republican Party state convention will decide who will represent the party in the state ag secretary race this November. None of the five candidates in last week’s primary election received the 35 percent of the vote required to advance to the general election.  Current ag secretary Mike Naig had the …

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US, Canada trade tensions heat up

Trade tensions are running high between the U.S. and Canada, with President Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau exchanging words over the weekend, after the G7 meeting. Trudeau said Canada would move forward with retaliatory tariffs in response to steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by the U.S. President. Trudeau said Canada would not be …

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Hail damage to corn/soybeans from weekend storms

A strong storm system hit parts of the corn belt over the weekend, damaging corn and soybeans in some places. Stephanie Porter, Burrus Sales Agronomist, tells Brownfield Ag News there were strong storms where she is, in central Illinois, but there was worse damage further north, “In the last 24 hours we had up to six inches …

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USA Today foreign affairs reporter hit, killed by car while riding motorcycle

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A foreign affairs reporter with USA Today was hit and killed by a car while he was riding his motorcycle in Washington, D.C., according to local police. Journalist Oren Dorell was on a Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle heading east on H Street on Friday night when he collided with a Toyota Camry, police said. …

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As Trumps return to dormant Dominican development, original buyers and watchdogs cry foul

William Ganz(NEW YORK) — William Ganz knew it was a big investment, but with “The Donald” involved, he felt certain he would strike gold.It was May 23, 2007, and the 28-year-old Baltimore-based entrepreneur was preparing to invest his life savings in Trump Farallon Estates at Cap Cana, a luxury development being planned by local developers …

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Distracted sheriff’s deputy comes disturbingly close to slamming into student boarding school bus

iStock/Thinkstock(CHARLOTTE) — A sheriff’s deputy’s car nearly crushed a girl as she boarded a school bus in South Carolina, as seen on surveillance video obtained by ABC Charlotte affiliate WSOC-TV. Newly released video from the May incident shows the unnamed Anderson County Sheriff’s Office deputy driving past the parked bus and grazing Pendleton High School …

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Man who allegedly shot police officer accused of taking 4 kids hostage in Orlando

WOFL via ABCNews.com(ORLANDO, Fla.) — An armed suspect barricaded himself in an Orlando, Florida, apartment with four children, including a 1-year-old, Monday morning after he allegedly shot and wounded an officer responding to a domestic violence call, authorities said. The wounded officer suffered a “very serious and significant injury” and underwent surgery this morning at …

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Moose on the loose near Mitchell

There are a couple of moose on the loose in the Mitchell area. The two were spotted Sunday morning near Loma Linda Drive on Mitchell’s west side. Conservation officer Andy Peterson says they turned up again this morning. “Around quarter to six this (Monday) morning in the Gertie Belle Rogers area and Cadwell Park area,” …

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‘Rocket Man’ tacos, ‘Four Peace’ chicken boxes help Singapore restaurants cash in on summit

Ore Huiying/Getty Images(SENTOSA ISLAND, Singapore) — Restaurants and bars in Singapore are known for their savvy adaptations of other cultures and new trends. With less than 24 hours before the planned historic meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in this city-state, creative menus and ideas with a touch of …

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Making the case for happy and comfortable cows

June Dairy Month is observed with many community breakfasts and dairy farm tours.  Lloyd Gunter and his family in southwest Missouri are among the dairy farms hosting events.  Gunter says he wants people to see what good management does and how it contributes to better production and an improved bottom line.  On a 90-degree June …

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Five latest North Korea summit developments: What you missed overnight

MCI via Getty Images(SENTOSA ISLAND, Singapore) — Even though the big meeting isn’t on the schedule until Tuesday in Singapore, there were still plenty of interesting developments over the course of the first full day that President Donald Trump has been in the city. Here is a rundown of the biggest actions that took place …

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Alleged kidnapping ends with police chase, fatal crash near San Francisco

KGO(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) — A suspect in a San Francisco kidnapping died in a crash on Sunday while fleeing from police who were investigating the incident, authorities said. A female suspect was killed and a second male suspect was injured on Sunday afternoon while fleeing from police in San Francisco, where they allegedly assaulted a …

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