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Bicyclist versus lift bridge. What could possibly go wrong?

MENASHA, Wis. — 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.
Alabama officers suspended for alleged 'white power' gesture

Alabama officers suspended for alleged 'white power' gesture

JASPER, Ala. — An Alabama mayor says four members of his city's police force have been suspended for making a hand gesture some say is a hate symbol.
US industrial production rebounds 0.6 per cent in June

US industrial production rebounds 0.6 per cent in June

WASHINGTON — U.S. industrial production rebounded last month after being dragged down in May by a fire at an auto parts plant.
Powell bullish on US economy, expects rates to keep rising

Powell bullish on US economy, expects rates to keep rising

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell gave lawmakers an upbeat assessment of the economy and expects to keep raising interest rates gradually.
Afghan officials: IS bomber kills 20, Taliban kill 9 police

Afghan officials: IS bomber kills 20, Taliban kill 9 police

KABUL — An Islamic State suicide bomber killed 20 people in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday, including a Taliban commander, while in southern Helmand province, a government commando unit freed 54 people from a Taliban-run jail, officials said.
Rapper T.I. charged with simple assault, other charges

Rapper T.I. charged with simple assault, other charges

MCDONOUGH, Ga. — Prosecutors this month charged rapper T.I. with simple assault, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct following an altercation outside his Atlanta area home in May. News outlets report the charges stem from T.I.
Mexicans mob 'AMLO' HQ seeking help for matters big or small

Mexicans mob 'AMLO' HQ seeking help for matters big or small

MEXICO CITY — Each morning hundreds of Mexicans crowd at the gates of 216 Chihuahua Street in the capital, home to the white, two-story building that served as President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's campaign headquarters.
Reality TV star charged over scuffle with hotel security

Reality TV star charged over scuffle with hotel security

Los Angeles prosecutors have charged reality TV star Farrah Abraham with two misdemeanour charges over a scuffle with a Beverly Hills hotel security guard last month.
Author John Irving wins literary peace award

Author John Irving wins literary peace award

CINCINNATI — 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 celebrating literatu
Prince Harry, Meghan visit Nelson Mandela exhibition

Prince Harry, Meghan visit Nelson Mandela exhibition

LONDON — Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have visited an exhibition in London charting the life of Nelson Mandela.