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Coast Guard seeks serial hoaxer whose calls for help cost $500,000

Twenty-eight calls for help in the last two years have sent the Coast Guard scrambling off the Maryland coast but in each case the call turned out to be a hoax that originated from the same person.

RELIGION

Massachusetts Democrats gear up for star turns at convention

Massachusetts is gearing up for an outsized role when Democrats gather in Philadelphia this week for their national convention.

FILE - In this Friday Feb. 12, 2016 photo, Sarra Elizabeth Gilbert, center, is shown standing between her sisters Stevie Smith, left, and Sherre Gilbert, right, as her mother Mari Gilbert, seated left, and attorney John Ray, seated right, hold a press conference about Shannan Gilbert, a Jersey City, N.J., prostitute whose remains led to the discovery of 10 sets of human remains strewn along Long Island’s Gilgo Beach. Police say Mari Gilbert was found dead in her apartment Saturday, July 23, 2016, and
 Sarra Gilbert has been charged in the death of her mother. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman, File)

New York

Police: Woman found dead in upstate NY, daughter charged

Police say the mother of a woman whose remains led to the discovery of 10 sets of human remains strewn along Long Island's Gilgo Beach has been found dead in her apartment.

CRIME

Internal reviews underway for officers in police death case

Three Baltimore police officers cleared of criminal charges in the death of Freddie Gray now face internal administrative reviews.

In this Saturday, June 25, 2016 photo, Cub Scouts watch a race during the Second Annual World Championship Pinewood Derby in New York's Times Square. Nearly 12 months after the Boy Scouts of America National Executive Board's decision to end a long-standing blanket ban on participation by openly gay adults, the Boy Scouts seem more robust than they have in many years. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

RELIGION

Boy Scouts faring well a year after easing ban on gay adults

There were dire warnings for the Boy Scouts of America a year ago when the group's leaders, under intense pressure, voted to end a long-standing blanket ban on participation by openly gay adults.

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Southeast

RELIGION

Aug. sentencing for couple who planned to join Islamic State

A federal judge has scheduled sentencing next month for a Mississippi couple who pleaded guilty to planning to travel to Syria and join the Islamic State group.

US

Erotic massage parlors reflect trend, raising concerns

Some massage parlors in Virginia's Hampton Roads region are selling sexual favors, raising concerns about prostitution and human trafficking.

Utah

Deputies: Lost wallet leads to 3 drug possession arrests

South Louisiana authorities say a lost wallet landed three Utah men in jail on drug charges.

Homicide

16-year-old girl is 1 of 3 charged in Florida man's death

A 16-year-old Southwest Florida girl is back in the state after being charged in the death of a former neighbor.

TV

Georgia news anchor falls to her death from North Carolina waterfall

Officials say a Georgia news anchor fell about 160 feet to her death after being swept over the top of a waterfall in Transylvania County.

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Midwest

FILE- In this Sept. 26, 2015, file photo, Nebraska kicker Drew Brown (34) kicks a field goal with Sam Foltz, left, holding during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Southern Miss in Lincoln, Neb. Foltz and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler died in a car crash in Wisconsin after working at a kicking clinic, a sheriff's department official said Sunday, July 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File) FILE- In this Sept. 26, 2015, file photo, Nebraska kicker Drew Brown (34) kicks a field goal with Sam Foltz, left, holding during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Southern Miss in Lincoln, Neb. Foltz and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler died in a car crash in Wisconsin after working at a kicking clinic, a sheriff's department official said Sunday, July 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

NCAA FB

Nebraska punter, ex-Michigan State punter killed in auto accident

University of Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and former Michigan State University punter Mike Sadler were killed in an automobile crash in Merton, Wis., late Saturday night.

CRIME

Officer injured, shots fired after suspect steals squad car

An officer is injured and two suspects are in custody after one man stole a squad car in Wisconsin.

Ohio

Police: Remains are northern Ohio woman missing since '98

Skeletal remains found in northern Ohio have been identified as those of a young woman who vanished 18 years ago while acting as an informant for police in a drug case.

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Missouri

Missing therapy horse found dead in Missouri after search

A therapy horse that disappeared from a Missouri pasture nearly two weeks ago has been found dead, leaving his owners devastated.

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US

Remains found believed to be missing Ohio college student

The remains of a college student whose disappearance several days ago prompted a search in Ohio are believed to be found, authorities said Saturday.

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Southwest

Texas

Police identify 4 adults killed in Central Texas shooting

Police have identified the four people killed in a weekend shooting at a Texas apartment complex.

Arizona

Fight between driver, passenger results in crash in Phoenix

Police say a car crash that critically injured a driver and shut down part of a Phoenix freeway was started by a fight between the man and a passenger.

Texas

Shooting at Texas apartment complex leaves 4 dead

A shooting at a Texas apartment complex on Saturday left four people dead including the suspected shooter, police said.

Texas

5 dead in Texas apartment complex shooting including suspect

The Latest on the shooting in Bastrop, Texas: (all times local): 7:30 p.m.

Texas

4 adults found dead after shooting in Texas

Four adults have been found dead following a shooting at an apartment complex in Bastrop, Texas.

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West

Utah

Deputies: Lost wallet leads to 3 drug possession arrests

South Louisiana authorities say a lost wallet landed three Utah men in jail on drug charges.

Hundreds of homes ordered evacuated

Fires

Burned body found as wildfire burns near Los Angeles, destroys 18 homes

Flames raced down a steep hillside "like a freight train," leaving smoldering remains of homes and warnings that more communities should be ready to flee the wildfire churning through tinder-...

A plot of farm land burned by the Sand Fire wildfire is seen in Santa Clarita, Calif., on Sunday, July 24, 2016. Two massive wildfires raged in tinder-dry California hills and canyons Sunday, leaving thousands of homes evacuated and authorities to investigate a burned body found in a neighborhood swept by flames. Firefighters have been trying to beat back a fire since Friday that has blackened more than 34 square miles of brush on ridgelines near the city of Santa Clarita and the Angeles National Forest. (AP Photo/Matt Hartman)

DISASTERS

Latest: 18 structures burned in Southern California fire

The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 10:15 a.m.

A fast burning wildfire chases down a couple of engines down Sand Caynon, near the Bear Divide in the Angeles National Forest, Calif.,  Saturday, July 23, 2016. Hundreds of county and Angeles National Forest firefighters battled the blaze, aided by three dozen water-dropping helicopters and retardant-dropping airplanes. The fire erupted Friday afternoon in the Sand Canyon area of suburban Santa Clarita near State Route 14 as the region was gripped by high heat and very low humidity. Winds pushed it into the adjacent Angeles National Forest. (AP Photo/Ryan Babroff)

DISASTERS

California fires threaten thousands of homes; 1 body found

Thousands of homes remained evacuated Sunday as two massive wildfires raged in tinder-dry California hills and canyons, and authorities said a burned body was found in one neighborhood swept by the ...

Hundreds of homes ordered evacuated

Fires

Burned body found as wildfire burns near Los Angeles

A burned body was found Saturday at the scene of a brushfire north of Los Angeles that has scorched 31 square miles and prompted the evacuation of 1,500 homes, authorities said.

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