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Florida expert flies to Chicago to help catch alligator

An expert from Florida has been summoned to Chicago to help authorities catch an elusive alligator in a public lagoon.

Weakened Barry still poses flood, tornado risks

Even though Tropical Depression Barry did not unleash catastrophic flooding in Louisiana, many across the Gulf Coast were urged to take heed of tornado and flash-flood warnings Monday.

Indictment claims Jeffrey Epstein had extensive network to procure young victims

The linchpin of the operation, according to court documents, were the recruiters — some of them victims themselves — who targeted girls as young as 13.

Barry downgraded again, but still dumping rain along Gulf Coast

The tropical depression spared New Orleans from a direct hit, but it’s stoking fears elsewhere of flooding, tornadoes, and prolonged power outages.

Police investigate after US flag removed during protest

Police say they will be reviewing any available video to help them identify protesters who trespassed and pulled down the American flag in front of an immigration detention center in suburban Denver, tried to burn it, and replaced it with a Mexican flag.

Puerto Rico leadership in turmoil amid calls for Ricardo Rosselló to resign

Two senior members of Governor Ricardo A. Rosselló’s Cabinet have stepped down amid a widening political crisis in Puerto Rico.

Con Edison apologizes for NYC power failure, but offers few clues about ‘root cause’

Mayor Bill de Blasio, back from the presidential campaign trail, said, “This was not an act of physical terrorism.”

Hawaiian activists prepare for Mauna Kea telescope convoys

Scientists hope the massive telescope they plan to build atop Hawaii’s highest peak, a world-renowned location for astronomy, will help them peer back to the time just after the Big Bang and answer fundamental questions about the universe.