World heritage status for The Alamo, Japan industrial sites

World heritage status for The Alamo, Japan industrial sites

The United States has succeeded in its bid to "Remember the Alamo," after the U.N. cultural body approved its status as a world heritage site Sunday.

Don't twist that Oreo: Cookie gets skinny, 'sophisticated'

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Don't twist that Oreo: Cookie gets skinny, 'sophisticated'
Oreos are getting a skinny new look, and its maker says the new cookie is a "sophisticated" snack for grown-ups that isn't meant to be twisted or dunked.

Burt Shavitz, the Burt behind Burt's Bees, dies at 80

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Burt Shavitz, the Burt behind Burt's Bees, dies at 80
The reclusive beekeeper who co-founded Burt's Bees, and whose face and wild beard appeared on labels for the natural cosmetics, died on Sunday. Burt Shavitz was 80.
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Looking past the rooftop of City Hall from downtown Minneapolis, a haze hugs the trees and rooftops of the surrounding community.

Air pollution warning expanded in Minnesota

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is expanding its air pollution warning due to smoke from wildfires in Canada.
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S.C. Senate votes to take Confederate flag off Statehouse grounds

The bill requires a two-thirds vote in each chamber; the Senate approved it 37-3. Gov. Nikki Haley has said she wants the flag to come down and will sign the bill.
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Zebra mussels confirmed in central Minnesota lake

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says zebra mussels have been confirmed in a lake in Morrison County.
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Man convicted of aiding Islamic State found with box cutter

A Minnesota man living at a halfway house while awaiting sentencing on a terror charge was returned to custody in April after a box cutter was found under his bed, according to a court document filed Monday.
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Children caught in Central American border crisis take their stories to courtroom

Volunteers help kids caught in border crisis.
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South Dakota man, 101, competes in National Senior Games

A South Dakota centenarian taking part in this year's National Senior Games is playing to win.
Nation
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Fraying family ties cut to heart of theater gunman's defense

They show up in court every day, a visible reminder to jurors that even a killer has parents who love him and don't want him to die.
Nation
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Police: Search for baby in river is a recovery operation

Police say the search for a 7-month-old boy in the Connecticut River is now a recovery operation.
Nation
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Maryland mom held on $500K after infant found on roadside

A Maryland mother is being held on $500,000 bail after police say she left her 6-week-old daughter on the side of a road Saturday.
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Aretha Franklin sings praises of Illinois after highway help

Aretha Franklin's spokesman says the Queen of Soul is grateful to the state of Illinois for its help when her tour bus broke down on the way to Chicago.
Nation
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2 men charged with killing escort at Massachusetts hotel

Prosecutors say a woman who was killed last week at a Massachusetts hotel was an escort from New York City who was shot as two men tried to rob her.
Nation
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Upscale Idaho town threatened by fire urged to flee homes

Idaho fire managers are urging hundreds of residents to leave their homes in an upscale lakeside community threatened by wildfire.
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Obama at Pentagon for meetings on Islamic State

President Barack Obama made a rare visit to the Pentagon Monday to get an update from military leaders on the campaign against the Islamic State.
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US stocks fall after Greek 'no' vote; European markets sink

Stocks in the U.S. fell broadly in afternoon trading Monday following sharper drops in Europe and Asia as Greeks voted to reject the spending cuts and tax increases demanded by its creditors for additional loans.
Nation
2:30pm

Florida man gets 2.5 years for having sex on the beach

A man convicted of having sex on a Florida beach in front of families was sentenced to two and a half years in prison on Monday.
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Arizona governor calls for probe of private prison unrest

The governor of Arizona is calling for an investigation into unrest at a privately run state prison that left the facility heavily damaged and led to the transfer of more than 1,000 inmates.
Nation
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Police: Maryland boy dies after being beaten for eating cake

Police say a 9-year-old boy has died after he was allegedly handcuffed and beaten for eating a piece of birthday cake without permission.
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South Carolina lawmakers begin debate over Confederate flag

South Carolina lawmakers on Monday began debating whether to bring the Confederate flag down outside the Capitol, starting with a pair of senators — one white, one black — whose families arrived in the state before the Civil War.
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Burt Shavitz of Burt's Bees dies at 80

Burt Shavitz, the Burt behind Burt's Bees who co-founded the natural cosmetics company, died Sunday. He was 80.
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Ex-Illinois US Rep. Reynolds doesn't show for arraignment

Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds failed to appear for his arraignment on federal tax charges Monday, and his lawyer told reporters that the Illinois Democrat couldn't return from an overseas trip in time because of a daughter's health problems.
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