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Coach on Bryant helicopter put "heart and soul" in teaching

Coach on Bryant helicopter put "heart and soul" in teaching

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Christina Mauser poured her heart and soul into coaching and teaching physical education at the school where young Gianna and her basketball star father Kobe Bryant were an integral part of the community.
New assessment shows 450 structures damaged by Houston blast

New assessment shows 450 structures damaged by Houston blast

HOUSTON — An updated assessment released Monday of the impact of a massive explosion at a warehouse in Houston that killed two workers and injured 20 others shows that 450 structures, mostly homes, were damaged.
At Sundance, Clinton warns of voter suppression in election

At Sundance, Clinton warns of voter suppression in election

PARK CITY, Utah — Since losing the 2016 election to Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton has released a memoir about that defeat, launched a political action committee and penned another book about “gutsy women” with her daughter, Chelsea.

California tests find illegal vapes tainted with additives

LOS ANGELES — California officials announced Monday that marijuana vape cartridges seized in illegal shops in Los Angeles contained potentially dangerous additives, including a thickening agent blamed for a national outbreak of deadly lung illnesses
Trump defence counsel Ken Starr says impeachment is 'hell'

Trump defence counsel Ken Starr says impeachment is 'hell'

WASHINGTON — Impeachment, he said, “is hell.” A measure of "last resort.” A bad habit to be kicked.

GOP challenger LaTurner jabs Watkins on Middle East vote

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas Republican challenging first-term Rep. Steve Watkins in the party's August congressional primary has returned from a trip to Israel and is escalating his opposition to Watkins' position on Israeli settlements.

Florida could use drones to fight pythons, invasive species

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida could turn to the sky to fight Burmese pythons on the ground under a bill a Senate committee unanimously approved Monday to allow two state agencies to use drones in the effort to eradicate invasive plants and animals.

Charges dropped against WV pol in racist sign outburst

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A West Virginia judge dropped charges Monday against a state lawmaker who became violent over a racist display at the Capitol. Del.
Brazil downpour displaces 30,000, bracing for more rain

Brazil downpour displaces 30,000, bracing for more rain

RIO DE JANEIRO — Over 30,000 people have been displaced by heavy rains in southeast Brazil that also killed 54 people and left 18 missing.
Avenatti greets prospective jurors for extortion trial

Avenatti greets prospective jurors for extortion trial

NEW YORK — California lawyer Michael Avenatti stood to greet 120 prospective jurors who came to a New York courtroom Monday to fill out questionnaires for his trial on charges he tried to extort millions of dollars from Nike.