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Gov sees flooded subdivision, SW city saved by sandbag wall
LAKE ARTHUR, La. (AP) -- Gov. John Bel Edwards flew across south Louisiana Thursday, surveying flood damage from a helicopter and talking with people in a city that flooded and in one where a heroic effort by volunteers and others held floodwaters back....

Several tornadoes likely hit Indiana, Ohio; no bad injuries
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) -- In a central Indiana city where trees were sheared off at their stumps by one of several tornadoes in the region, residents began the hard work Thursday of cleaning up destroyed or damaged homes and businesses....

Park Service marks centennial with new citizens, monument
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....

Accidental overdoses killed 8 people a day in Ohio last year
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Accidental drug overdoses killed 3,050 people in Ohio last year, an average of eight per day, as deaths blamed on the powerful painkiller fentanyl again rose sharply and pushed the total overdose fatalities to a record high, the state reported Thursday....

2 men in Nevada standoff case plead guilty in federal court
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Two men have pleaded guilty in Las Vegas to federal charges in an armed confrontation with U.S. officials over grazing rights near cattleman Cliven Bundy's ranch....

Prison company fights to seal documents about strip searches
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Private prison operator Corrections Corporation of America is trying to seal from public view documents in a lawsuit that claim female visitors to a Tennessee prison were forced to undergo strip searches to prove they were menstruating....

Activists asking if police will be charged in sex scandal
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Activists and relatives of a teenage woman at the center of a San Francisco Bay Area police sex scandal say they want to know if any of the more than two dozen law enforcement officials implicated earlier this year will face criminal charges....

Criminal complaint details brutal slaying of New Mexico girl
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- On the day a girl was going to celebrate her 10th birthday, she was found dead in her family's apartment by Albuquerque police officers, her dismembered remains wrapped in a burning blanket....

Yellowstone tourists see smoke, detour but still the sights
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) -- Popular areas in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks were welcoming tourists Thursday for the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, but a wildfire forced some people to drive a little farther than they expected to get to the festivities....

A Miami 'cocaine cowboy' finds redemption with love locks
NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (AP) -- When he was one of Miami's notorious "cocaine cowboys" in the 1980s, Mickey Munday made millions of dollars flying loads of drugs for Colombia's Medellin and Cali cartels....

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