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Falcon Highlands water customers told to boil water before use

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Falcon water customers are being warned to boil their water before they use it.  

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Special report: Veterans can now get caregiver support services and medical equipment for free

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The Veterans Administration has been plagued with controversy in recent years for long wait times and inadequate healthcare. In order to speed up wait times and increase accessibility to medical professionals, the VA launched the "CHOICE" program, but that too has had its fair share of issues.  Now, News 5 Investigates takes you inside a new initiative called the Veteran in Charge program, or "VIC". 

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Texas Roadhouse donates portion of profits to firefighters

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The La Veta Fire Protection District now faces thousands of dollars in repairs following the Spring Fire, but Texas Roadhouse is stepping in to help.

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GRAPHIC: Body camera video shows pursuit, officer-involved shooting in Las Vegas

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Las Vegas Metro Police released dramatic body camera video showing a pursuit and officer-involved shooting involving two homicide suspects last Wednesday.

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Weather Alert Day: Storms pack heavy rain and possibly hail later today

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Warm and humid today with strong to even severe storms possible, especially for northeast El Paso county and areas northeast of there...

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Sox best Round Rock to open up homestand

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The four-run first inning was followed by three scoreless frames, with Colorado Springs’ starter Nick Ramirez exiting the game after the conclusion of the fourth inning.  Though Ramirez had pitched in 77 career games prior to this evening, tonight was his first career start.  Ramirez was scoreless in the start, allowing just one hit and one walk while striking out two Round Rock batters.

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Fleetwood best placed to end American dominance of majors

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Fleetwood, with his long, flowing hair and cherubic smile, was the face of last year's British Open played at his home course of Royal Birkdale. With those recent 63s on his resume, it's no surprise he's among the favorites 12 months on.

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Harper wins Home Run Derby at Nationals Park

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Harper banged out 13 homers in each of the first two rounds to eliminate Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman and Dodgers utilityman Max Muncy. Nine of Harper's first 26 home runs traveled over 440 feet.

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USA Basketball to face Uruguay on Sept. 14 in Las Vegas

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The U.S. and Uruguay are among 12 teams from the Americas zone vying for seven World Cup spots. The others are Argentina, Panama, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, Chile, Canada, the Dominican Republic and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Sulphur Springs Ranch owners throw "Ashes Party" following Spring Fire

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For the owners of the Sulphur Springs Ranch, it was a chance to remember good times and celebrate a new beginning.

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Forty-one foot tall rocket launched near Ordway

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It was  a spectacular sight in Crowley County over the weekend.  

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UCCS installs locks on classroom doors in effort to increase school safety

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New locks to protect students in case of an active shooter threat at UCCS should be installed in time for the start of the fall semester. 

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November ballot could include questions on how to fund road projects

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This November, you could see a couple of questions asking you two different ways to fund transportation projects throughout the state.  

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Driver dies in single-car rollover crash in Pueblo

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A driver in a single-car crash in Pueblo died of injuries Monday. Colorado State Patrol is investigating the crash that happened around 3:13 p.m. on Highway 78, 10 miles west of Pueblo. 

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Authorities release report on deadly Douglas County officer-involved shooting

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The 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office formally ruled an officer-involved shooting that killed gunman Matthew Reihl last December in northern Douglas County was justified.

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Neighbors surprised and upset by relocation of sexually violent predator

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Neighbors in Old Colorado City are raising questions after a man designated as a sexually violent predator was released into their neighborhood. They say they weren't warned before the relocation announcement hit the news. 

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Mother accused of killing baby with drug-laced breast milk

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Prosecutors say a Pennsylvania mother killed her 11-week-old son with a lethal mix of drugs in her breast milk. Samantha Jones was charged Friday with criminal homicide in the April 2 death of her baby. 

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The Latest: Topography, volume of lava factors in explosion

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The U.S. Geological Survey says explosions of varying sizes happen whenever 2,000-degree Fahrenheit (1,093-degree Celsius) lava enters much colder seawater.  

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Monday Evening Weather: Areas of storms this evening

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Tonight's Forecast: A few showers and storms this evening, mainly for areas south of Hwy 50. Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for many burn scar areas until 8 pm. 

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CDOT hopes to open Highway 96 by Tuesday after flash flooding

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CDOT and other officials say they are working to have Highway 96 opened up by Tuesday after flash flooding closed the roadway between Wetmore and Westcliffe. 

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Hearing set for Air Force Academy Cadet accused of sexual assault

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A hearing has been set for an Air Force Cadet accused of sexual assault.  According to the Air Force Academy, an Article 32 hearing is set for Cadet 2nd Class Armis J. Sunday on July 18. 

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First degree murder charge filed for shooting on Galleria Terrace

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The man arrested as a person of interest late Friday following the fatal shooting of a woman on the southeast side of the city is now charged with 1st degree murder.

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FDA warns pet owners of possible link between dog food and heart disease

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning pet owners about a possible link between certain dog foods and canine heart disease. The FDA put out a statement on July 12, following reports of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs eating specific dog foods that contain peas, lentils, other legume seeds, or potatoes as the major ingredient. 

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Texas Roadhouse locations to donate to La Veta Fire Protection District

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Three local Texas Roadhouse locations will be donating 10 percent of proceeds to the La Veta Fire Protection District Auxiliary Monday.  The donations will help aid firefighters battling the Spring Fire. 

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President Trump praises Putin, discounts intelligence conclusion of Russian meddling

President Trump and First Lady Melania meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland. President Trump and First Lady Melania meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland.
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Their summit Monday in Helsinki will play out against a backdrop of fraying Western alliances, the investigation into Russian election meddling and fears that Moscow's aggression may go unpunished.

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Colorado Springs father sentenced to 32 years in prison for infant death

John Ostrander sentenced to 32 years in prison for the death of his infant son in February 2017. John Ostrander sentenced to 32 years in prison for the death of his infant son in February 2017.
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A Colorado Springs father accused of killing his six-week-old infant was sentenced to 32 years in prison Monday. 22-year-old John Ostrander and the boy's mother, Donica Mirabal were arrested six months after the infant died. 

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Deuce The Wonder Dog: Inspiration on two legs

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Meet Deuce. He was found in a ditch in terrible shape with two badly broken legs in eastern Kentucky last April.  

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Your Healthy Family: The difference a mobile stroke unit can make

Besides having a C-A-T scanner on board the MSTU also carries medication to treat certain kinds of strokes. Besides having a C-A-T scanner on board the MSTU also carries medication to treat certain kinds of strokes.
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Margie Churchill survived a stroke in August of 2017 in Colorado Springs for many reasons.  The first and foremost is that her husband Norm quickly recognized the signs of a stroke and called 911.  Another reason Margie survived is because when Norm called 911, The UCHealth Mobile Stroke Unit (MSTU) just happened to be close by. 

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Man recounts moments as property burned from Chateau Fire

What's left of Russ Iverson's property in Teller County shocked him, he thought there would be a chance the flames missed his lot What's left of Russ Iverson's property in Teller County shocked him, he thought there would be a chance the flames missed his lot
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As the Chateau Fire burned hundreds of acres in Teller County, Russ Iverson worried if the land he purchased years ago would be safe. 

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The Latest: Ryan says 'no question' Russia interfered

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House Speaker Paul Ryan says there's "no question" that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election and continues to try undermine democracy in the United States and around the world. 

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Prime time: A day of deals at Amazon, and at its rivals

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NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon is extending its annual "Prime Day" promotion to 36 hours this year and will try to lure more deal-seekers to the aisles of Whole Foods.

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The business of bees moves into downtown Colorado Springs

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So many people are adding beehives to the backyard in and around Colorado Springs it is driving the expansion of very unique business. 

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Chicago P.D. releases body cam footage of officer involved shooting Saturday

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The Chicago Police released body cam footage of a fatal police officer involved shooting on Saturday. 

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Pay your age at Hurts Donuts today

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Whoever is in charge of marketing over at Hurts Donuts has captured our attention with their own deal coming Monday, July 16th. 

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Missing teenager from Colorado Springs returns home

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The Colorado Springs Police Department says 15-year-old Zoe Vyzourek is home safe. The teenager had been missing since July 4th. 

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Suspects accused of starting Lake Christine Fire turn themselves in

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The Eagle County Sheriff's Office said two suspects accused of starting the Lake Christine Fire that destroyed three homes turned themselves in Sunday. 

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Weather Alert Day: More rain with flash flooding once again possible

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Scattered storms through the Pikes Peak region this afternoon but most of the rain will fall in the southeast mountains and move south across the plains south of highway 50...

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Union Boulevard to reopen ahead of schedule

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It's great news for commuters who use Union Blvd. on a daily basis. A closed stretch of the roadway at Pikes Peak Avenue is opening up on Monday night at about 8:00 p.m. 

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Police investigate Durango drowning

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 Police are investigating the drowning of a 66-year-old man in the Animas River in Durango. The Durango Herald reports police were notified of a man face down in a storm water drainage on Saturday. 

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Pueblo teen dies in single-car rollover crash, driver seriously injured

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An investigation is underway following a single-car rollover crash that resulted in the death of a Pueblo teen and left the driver with life-threatening injuries.  

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Colorado Springs Police K-9 Remme dies of illness

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The Colorado Springs Police K-9 Unit said goodbye to a loyal four-legged officer this weekend.  Police Canine Remme was on duty early Friday morning when he experienced an acute medical issue.

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Sunday Evening Weather; storms out and about...Monday too

Heavy rains possible from slow moving storms Heavy rains possible from slow moving storms
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Monday will be almost a repeat of Sunday, except that, the greater numbers of storms will be south, this time. That doesn't mean no storms north of Pueblo, but the focus of more numerous activity is more to the south. Storms will be slow movers, there may be more than one, and the day will be more grey than blue. In fact, Sunday evening storms could rumble long enough into the night, to create some...

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The Latest: Governor saddened by fatal police shooting

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The governor of Massachusetts says he's saddened to learn of the deaths of a local police officer and a bystander who were shot following a vehicle crash and foot chase. Authorities say Weymouth officer Michael Chesna was shot multiple times Sunday morning and later died. 

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Small Stream Flood Advisory issued for northeastern El Paso County

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The National Weather Service in Pueblo has issued a small stream flood advisory for northeastern El Paso County in east central Colorado Sunday. The advisory is in effect until 5:15 p.m. Sunday. The National Weather Service (NWS) said the Doppler radar has indicated heavy rain due to expected thunderstorms in the area. 

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Pranksters plant Wyoming city's flower pots with real pot

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A Wyoming city has discovered its potted plants have literally gone to pot. Officials in Powell believe pranksters planted marijuana seeds in city-owned flower pots this spring, leading unsuspecting city workers to water and care for them.

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Bus crash in New Mexico leaves 3 dead, 22 injured

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 Authorities say a crash involving a passenger bus and three other vehicles on a highway in New Mexico has killed three people and injured 22 others. 

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Protesters clash with Chicago Police after officer fatally shoots man

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An angry crowd shouted and threw bottles at Chicago police after an officer fatally shot a man on the city’s South Side Saturday, prompting the arrest of at least four demonstrators. 

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Colorado corrections investigating inmate murder at Buena Vista jail

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Corrections officials are investigating the murder of an inmate at the Buena Vista Correctional Facility in central Colorado.  

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France wins 2nd World Cup title, beating Croatia 4-2

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Kylian Mbappe and France put on a thrilling show in winning the World Cup title. All Russian President Vladimir Putin might remember is the Pussy Riot protest. 

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Djokovic wins 4th Wimbledon, 1st Slam in 2 years

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Novak Djokovic was disconsolate and injured when he left Wimbledon a year ago, quitting during his quarterfinal because of a painful right elbow that would need surgery. 

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Colorado bull rider suffers fatal injuries at Wyoming rodeo

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A memorial service was scheduled for Sunday for a Colorado bull rider who suffered fatal injuries while competing in a Wyoming rodeo. The father of Jason Blasdel of Fruita, Colorado, says his son was injured July 7 while competing at the Platte River Rodeo in Saratoga, Wyoming. 

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Shots fired at rodeo event in Elbert County

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Saturday evening, deputies from the Elbert County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a shooting in the 44000 block of Comanche Creek Road. 

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El Paso County Fair debuts new exhibits on opening day

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The El Paso County Fair opened to visitors on Saturday and News 5 got an inside look at major upgrades and added features.

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Canon City firefighters help Cuchara community heal

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A Cuchara woman was caught by surprise when some generous firefighters came into town to spend some money to help the local economy Friday. Pamela Ward posted to Facebook that a firetruck rolled into downtown Cuchara after a local bar reopened from being closed for two weeks due to the Springs Fire. 

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Colorado Springs Police respond to possible shooting over bicycle

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Police said a victim told people at a nearby homeless camp that he was shot by a man with a beard over a bike Saturday. Colorado Springs Police officers responded to reports of a shooting in the area of S Weber Street and E Mill Street around 2:14 p.m. 

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Houston woman sentenced for trying to sell daughter for sex

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A Houston woman accused of offering to sell her 2-year-old daughter for sex at a cost of $1,200 has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. 

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The Latest: Firefighter killed fighting blaze near Yosemite

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The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says a firefighter has been killed while battling a wildfire near Yosemite National Park. Officials say Heavy Fire Equipment Operator Braden Varney was killed Saturday morning while battling the Ferguson Fire. 

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The Latest: Frustrated Williams surprises Kerber's coach

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Angelique Kerber's coach thought "frustration" led Serena Williams to try and hit the ball at his player during the Wimbledon final.  At 1-1 in the second set of Kerber's 6-3, 6-3 victory, Williams fiercely struck a forehand drive volley in the German's direction, but missed her opponent and the court as the ball went long. 

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Judge reduces sentence for Brighton mom who left boy in cold car

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A Colorado judge reduced the sentence for a woman who left her 2-year-old son in a car overnight during a snowstorm, causing him to suffer hypothermia and frostbite.

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Jaguar escapes enclosure at New Orleans zoo, kills 6 animals

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A jaguar escaped from its habitat at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans and killed six animals.

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  • APNewsBreak: Author John Irving wins literary peace award

    APNewsBreak: Author John Irving wins literary peace award

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 6:06 AM EDT2018-07-17 10:06:56 GMT
    Tuesday, July 17 2018 9:18 AM EDT2018-07-17 13:18:04 GMT
    (Photo by Michele Eve Sandberg/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this June 7, 2016 file photo, John Irving speaks at a book discussion for his novel "Avenue of Mysteries" at Coral Gables Congregational Church in Miami. Irving is this year’s winner of a lif...(Photo by Michele Eve Sandberg/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this June 7, 2016 file photo, John Irving speaks at a book discussion for his novel "Avenue of Mysteries" at Coral Gables Congregational Church in Miami. Irving is this year’s winner of a lif...
    The author of novels such as "The World According to Garp" and "The Cider House Rules" that examine the complexities of sexual differences and other social issues is this year's winner of a lifetime achievement award.
    The author of novels such as "The World According to Garp" and "The Cider House Rules" that examine the complexities of sexual differences and other social issues is this year's winner of a lifetime achievement award.
  • Elon Musk's social media conduct may be bad for his business

    Elon Musk's social media conduct may be bad for his business

    Monday, July 16 2018 5:16 PM EDT2018-07-16 21:16:16 GMT
    Tuesday, July 17 2018 9:14 AM EDT2018-07-17 13:14:00 GMT
    (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File). FILE - In a Thursday, June 14, 2018 file photo, Tesla CEO and founder of the Boring Company Elon Musk speaks at a news conference, in Chicago. Whether it’s investors betting against his stock, reporters or analysts who a...(AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File). FILE - In a Thursday, June 14, 2018 file photo, Tesla CEO and founder of the Boring Company Elon Musk speaks at a news conference, in Chicago. Whether it’s investors betting against his stock, reporters or analysts who a...
    Elon Musk's social media conduct may be bad for business, could land him in court facing defamation lawsuit.
    Elon Musk's social media conduct may be bad for business, could land him in court facing defamation lawsuit.
  • Bicyclist versus lift bridge. What could possibly go wrong?

    Bicyclist versus lift bridge. What could possibly go wrong?

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 8:58 AM EDT2018-07-17 12:58:23 GMT
    Tuesday, July 17 2018 9:12 AM EDT2018-07-17 13:12:57 GMT
    Police say a bicyclist who weaved past the gates blocking access to a bridge over a river in eastern Wisconsin escaped serious injury after falling into the gap that was created when the bridge started to rise.
    Police say a bicyclist who weaved past the gates blocking access to a bridge over a river in eastern Wisconsin escaped serious injury after falling into the gap that was created when the bridge started to rise.
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  • Prince Harry, Meghan visit Nelson Mandela exhibition

    Prince Harry, Meghan visit Nelson Mandela exhibition

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 8:17 AM EDT2018-07-17 12:17:04 GMT
    Tuesday, July 17 2018 9:18 AM EDT2018-07-17 13:18:35 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Dunham). Britain's Prince Harry, right,  and his wife Meghan the Duchess of Sussex wave at onlookers as they arrive for their visit to the launch of the Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition, marking the 100th anniversary of anti-apartheid...(AP Photo/Matt Dunham). Britain's Prince Harry, right, and his wife Meghan the Duchess of Sussex wave at onlookers as they arrive for their visit to the launch of the Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition, marking the 100th anniversary of anti-apartheid...
    Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have visited an exhibition in London charting the life of Nelson Mandela.
    Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have visited an exhibition in London charting the life of Nelson Mandela.
  • Johnny Depp settles lawsuits involving former managers

    Johnny Depp settles lawsuits involving former managers

    Monday, July 16 2018 7:44 PM EDT2018-07-16 23:44:08 GMT
    Tuesday, July 17 2018 9:18 AM EDT2018-07-17 13:18:26 GMT
    Johnny Depp has settled lawsuits with his former business managers that put a spotlight on the actor's spending.
    Johnny Depp has settled lawsuits with his former business managers that put a spotlight on the actor's spending.
  • Box Office Top 20: 'Hotel Transylvania 3' beats 'Skyscraper'

    Box Office Top 20: 'Hotel Transylvania 3' beats 'Skyscraper'

    Monday, July 16 2018 6:12 PM EDT2018-07-16 22:12:44 GMT
    Tuesday, July 17 2018 9:18 AM EDT2018-07-17 13:18:24 GMT
    (Sony Pictures Animation via AP). This image released by Sony Pictures Animation shows a scene from "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation."(Sony Pictures Animation via AP). This image released by Sony Pictures Animation shows a scene from "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation."
    Box Office Top 20: 'Hotel Transylvania 3' beats 'Skyscraper'.
    Box Office Top 20: 'Hotel Transylvania 3' beats 'Skyscraper'.
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  • US health official reveals fentanyl almost killed his son

    US health official reveals fentanyl almost killed his son

    Monday, July 16 2018 6:08 PM EDT2018-07-16 22:08:39 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 6:24 PM EDT2018-07-16 22:24:51 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Goldman, File). FILE - In this June 28, 2018, file photo, Dr. Robert Redfield Jr., director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, poses at the agency's headquarters in Atlanta. The new head of the nation’s top public health...(AP Photo/David Goldman, File). FILE - In this June 28, 2018, file photo, Dr. Robert Redfield Jr., director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, poses at the agency's headquarters in Atlanta. The new head of the nation’s top public health...
    The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there's a personal reason for his focus on the opioid epidemic: His son almost died from taking fentanyl-laced cocaine.
    The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there's a personal reason for his focus on the opioid epidemic: His son almost died from taking fentanyl-laced cocaine.
  • Court: Drug users can be jailed for relapsing on probation

    Court: Drug users can be jailed for relapsing on probation

    Monday, July 16 2018 12:09 PM EDT2018-07-16 16:09:01 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 6:14 PM EDT2018-07-16 22:14:09 GMT
    Massachusetts' highest court has upheld the authority of judges to order people with addiction to stay drug free as a condition of probation.
    Massachusetts' highest court has upheld the authority of judges to order people with addiction to stay drug free as a condition of probation.
  • Nurses at Vermont hospital back at work after 2-day strike

    Nurses at Vermont hospital back at work after 2-day strike

    Saturday, July 14 2018 10:25 AM EDT2018-07-14 14:25:23 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 6:14 PM EDT2018-07-16 22:14:08 GMT
    Nurses seeking higher wages at Vermont's largest hospital are back on the job after a two-day strike.
    Nurses seeking higher wages at Vermont's largest hospital are back on the job after a two-day strike.
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