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A group of Iowa businessmen has filed a lawsuit against United Airlines over the death of a giant rabbit after a flight from London to Chicago.
The businessmen filed the lawsuit Wednesday, more than three months after airline workers found the continental rabbit named Simon dead.
Authorities say 3-year-old twin brothers have died after they were pulled from a backyard swimming pool on Long Island, New York. Suffolk County police says the mother, who had just awakened, looked out the window and saw one of the boys floating in the pool Wednesday morning. The fire department eventually found the second boy, still in the pool, which was murky and difficult to navigate.
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The Trump administration hit Venezuela with new sanctions Wednesday targeting 13 current or former top officials in President Nicolas Maduro's government, and threatened more penalties if he goes through with efforts to rewrite the beleaguered country's constitution.
The fresh sanctions were intended to dissuade Maduro from holding a controversial election, scheduled for Sunday, for a constituent assembly charged with overhauling the country's charter, Trump administration officials said.
Soon after President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday morning that transgender individuals will not be allowed to serve in the U.S. military "in any capacity," elected officials from Connecticut are condemning the ban and Gov. Dannel Malloy said he signed an executive order reinforcing the state's nondiscrimination policies within the Connecticut Military Department.
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House Republican allies of President Donald Trump are intent on giving him a long-sought victory in Congress by finally making a down payment on his long-promised wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.
They just don't want to risk an up-or-down vote on the idea that might risk an embarrassing loss on the House floor. The $1.6 billion cost will be covered by taxpayers, not Mexico, as Trump promised over and over during the campaign. Action this week comes about three months after Democrats blocked an earlier attempt to deliver a down payment on Trump's project.
Officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said they've identified the men seen in a social media video that appears to show a shark tied to the back of a boat being dragged across water at high speeds.
FWC isn't releasing their names to the public and no arrests have been made, officials said in a statement Wednesday.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended a new Trump administration policy banning transgender service members from the military, saying it was an "expensive and disruptive" policy.
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A new package of financial sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea has a hit a snag in the Senate, where the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee has objected to the House's decision to include penalties targeting Pyongyang in the legislation.
Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., told reporters Wednesday that he preferred to keep the North Korea sanctions in a separate bill that would be considered by the Senate. The last-minute hurdle may prevent passage of the measure before Congress breaks for its August recess.
But Corker insisted House and Senate Republicans would come up with a solution that ensures the bill becomes law.
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Coca-Cola is giving "Coke Zero" a new name, a new look and a new recipe.
The new beverage is "Coca-Cola Zero Sugar" and it'll replace "Coke Zero."
The company says the new name is intended to make it more clear that the beverage delivers Coca-Cola taste without sugar, while the new recipe is aimed at making the drink taste even more like regular Coke.
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Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has fired an information technology staffer following his arrest on a bank fraud charge at a Virginia airport where he was attempting to fly to Pakistan.
Wasserman Schultz spokesman David Damron says Imran Awan was fired by the Florida lawmaker on Tuesday.
Awan's attorney, Chris Gowen, confirmed that his client was arrested at Dulles Airport on Monday. He says Awan was cleared to travel and had informed the House of his plans to visit his family before the scheduled trip.
The 37-year-old Awan of Lorton, Virginia, was arraigned Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on one count of bank fraud. He pleaded not guilty and was released pursuant to a high-intensity supervision program, including the restriction that he not travel beyond a 50-mile radius of his home, according to the court.
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U.S. health officials say consumers should avoid a variety of papaya from Mexico linked to a salmonella outbreak that has been blamed for the death of a person in New York City and for sickening 46 others in 12 states.
The Food and Drug Administration said in a news release Tuesday that it and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are working with state health officials to track cases of the foodborne illness linked to Caribena brand Maradol papayas, which have a yellow skin when ripe and a salmon-colored flesh.
A man accused of drunkenly strolling down a road in Maine wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt and a clown mask and brandishing a machete taped to his amputated arm has been arrested.
Maine State Police told WCSH-TV that 31-year-old Corey Berry, of Hollis, was arrested Tuesday and charged with criminal threatening. He was released after posting $200 bail.
Police say Berry was first spotted in Hollis but then fled into the woods. He was taken into custody after re-emerging in Waterboro. Police say Berry was intoxicated but cooperative. He told officers that he was copying previous clown sightings as a prank.
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A kitchen fire forced the iconic Llanerch Diner in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, to temporarily close.
The landmark eatery along Township Line Road in Upper Darby became internationally famous after being featured prominently in the 2012 film "Silvers Linings Playbook" starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence.