This Tuesday, March 19, 2019 aerial photo shows flooding along the Missouri River in Pacific Junction, Iowa. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says riv

Amtrak route suspended in Missouri; more evacuate amid flooding

Passenger rail traffic along a popular Missouri route was suspended and evacuations continued Wednesday amid flooding along the Missouri River.

Raucous spring break crowds stressing Miami Beach officials

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Last year, students on Spring Break attended the MK Area 10 Party hosted by 93.5FM Revolution Radio Miami at the National Hotel on South Beach as part
The Miami Beach Police Department says additional officers will start patrolling Ocean Drive this weekend to keep an eye on a raucous spring break crowd.

Colleges weigh fate of students with tainted applications

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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 12, 2019 file photo, people pose for photos in front of the iconic Tommy Trojan statue on the campus of the University o
In the wake of a massive college bribery scheme, the schools caught in the middle have been left facing a thorny question: What to do about the students who may have been admitted through fraud?
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Political spending by Abrams' nonprofit could pose problems

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Ex-Marine, citing PTSD, gets prison for parking spat bombing

A man who joined the Marines two days after the Sept. 11 attacks was sentenced Wednesday to a decade in prison after blaming post-traumatic stress disorder for car bombing his neighbor after a parking dispute.
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The Latest: On heels of scandal, USC announces new president

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Men found crammed in SUV accused of entering US illegally

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Oklahoma's top court hearing request to delay opioid lawsuit

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Fed news sends bond yields sharply lower; US stocks mixed

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Mom admits plotting girl's death: 'I wanted her to go away'

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LA-area pursuit suspect breakdances before surrendering

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Mom with kids on YouTube channel suspected of child abuse

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Jury awards $250,000 to woman jailed without seeing a judge

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Kentucky governor says he exposed his children to chickenpox

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