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Fentanyl worries changing way narcotics officers operate

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This undated photo provided by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation shows fake Oxycodone pills that are actually fentanyl that were seized and submitted to bureau crime labs. Street fentanyl is increasingly dangerous to users, with thousands of deaths in recent years blamed on the man-made opiate. But police say officers are at risk, too, because the drug can be inhaled if powder becomes airborne, or it can be absorbed through the skin. Fentanyl is sometimes placed in tablets of counterfeit prescription drugs, but also comes in the form of patches, powder and even sprays. (Tommy Farmer/Tennessee Bureau of Investigation via AP)ST. LOUIS (AP) — The street version of fentanyl blamed in the deaths of thousands of Americans is also threatening police officers, forcing changes in long-standing basics of drug investigations, from confiscations to testing and undercover operations, law enforcement officials say.


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Kenny Chesney apologizes to Folcroft officer after mistakenly telling Philadelphia crowd he died

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Kenny Chesney apologizes to Folcroft officer after mistakenly telling Philadelphia crowd he diedCountry music superstar Kenny Chesney has called a Delaware County police officer to apologize for mistakenly announcing he had died to concertgoers Saturday night in Philadelphia.


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The Latest: New York to erect monument for Orlando victims

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Heavily armed police officers walk along the street near the parade route of the New York City Pride Parade on Sunday, June 26, 2016, in New York City. A year after New York City's storied gay pride parade celebrated a high point with the legalization of gay marriage nationwide, the atmosphere this year couldn't be more different. Parades in New York and other major cities Sunday will feature increased security, anti-violence messages and tributes to those killed in this month's massacre at a gay nightclub in Florida. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on gay pride parades nationwide (all times local):


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What investors will be looking at with UK voting to leave EU

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NEW YORK (AP) — Britain's vote to leave the European Union last week sent shudders through financial markets, and understandably so.
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The Latest: Deadly California wildfire 10 percent contained

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Douglas Nelson, left, shows his wife, Amy, an item he found as they survey the remains of their home devastated by a wildfire, Saturday, June 25, 2016, in South Lake, Calif. The couple said they lost everything including their dog. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires burning in the West (all times local):


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Bear claws through tent, scratches man camping at Millard Canyon in Altadena

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Bear claws through tent, scratches man camping at Millard Canyon in AltadenaFish and Wildlife officers are on the hunt in Millard Canyon above Altadena after a camper in his tent was attacked by a bear.


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Forgotten veterans who died finally get funeral ceremony

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DENVER (AP) — Fort Logan National Cemetery honored 30 veterans whose remains have gone unclaimed with a funeral ceremony Saturday in Denver.
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Kenny Chesney mentions Folcroft officer during Philadelphia concert, mistakenly tells crowd he died

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Kenny Chesney apologizes to Folcroft officer after mistakenly telling Philadelphia crowd he diedCountry music superstar Kenny Chesney says he was caught up in the moment during his Philadelphia concert Saturday night when he mistakenly told the crowd that a Folcroft police officer who was shot seven times had died.


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Vatican denies pope has 'Crusades' mentality over Armenian genocide

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Vatican denies pope has 'Crusades' mentality over Armenian genocideThe Vatican on Sunday strongly dismissed Turkish claims that Pope Francis has adopted a "Crusades" mentality by recognizing the Ottoman-era genocide of Armenians.


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3 dead, 4 rescued after boat capsizes off Catalina Island coast

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3 dead, 4 rescued after boat capsizes off Catalina Island coastThree people died and four others were hospitalized after a boat capsized off the Catalina Island coast Saturday morning.


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Supreme Court set to close out current term with 3 big cases

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Graphic shows Supreme Court decision in affirmative action and other cases; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm;WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is set to close out its current term with opinions Monday in three remaining cases after a flurry of decisions last week.


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Lawyer: Admitted lie made state drop charges against senator

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The lawyer for the accuser in a suspended Vermont state senator's rape trial says the state decided to drop the charges after the accuser admitted outside the courtroom that she had lied on the witness stand about something not central to the case.
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Possible human remains found in California wildfire

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Possible human remains found in California wildfireAuthorities may have found human remains within a central California wildfire that has claimed two lives and destroyed 150 homes.


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A look at the Panama Canal and its newly expanded locks

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The Malta flagged cargo ship named Baroque, a post-Panamax vessel, navigates the Agua Clara locks on a test of the newly expanded Panama Canal in Agua Clara, Panama, Friday, June 24, 2016. The canal's expansion project will be officially inaugurated on Sunday. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)A look at the Panama Canal and its newly expanded locks, which were formally inaugurated Sunday:


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Kenny Chesney mentions Folcroft officer during Philadelphia concert, mistakenly tells crowd he died

Yahoo News - 4 hours 35 min ago

Kenny Chesney mentions Folcroft officer during Philadelphia concert, mistakenly tells crowd he diedFolcroft Police Officer Christopher Dorman had two things on his mind when recording a video from his hospital bed: the emergency personnel who saved him and country singer Kenny Chesney.


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UK divorce terms with Europe will determine impact on soccer

Yahoo News - 4 hours 49 min ago

The flag of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, top, and the flag of England fly above a souvenir stand on Westminster Bridge following yesterday's EU referendum result, London, Saturday, June 25, 2016. Britain voted to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)Britain's vote to leave the European Union could mean profound changes for the country's most successful sporting export if continental players can no longer easily join Premier League clubs.


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Milestones in legal fight over Texas abortion law

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The Republican-led Texas legislature passes and Republican Governor Rick Perry signs the law known as H.B. 2, putting new requirements on abortion providers. September 2013 – Before the law is enforced, Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers challenge the measure. March 2014 - The New Orleans-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, a regional federal appeals court covering Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, reverses the lower court and permits much of the law to take effect.
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U.S. Supreme Court poised to issue major abortion ruling

Yahoo News - 5 hours 13 min ago

A protester holds up a sign in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in WashingtonBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court is due on Monday to issue its first major abortion ruling since 2007 against a backdrop of unremitting divisions among Americans on the issue and a decades-long decline in the rate at which women terminate pregnancies. The court's decision on whether a Republican-backed 2013 Texas law placed an undue burden on women exercising their constitutional right to abortion is one of three remaining cases for the court to decide on Monday, the last day of its term. The last time the justices decided a major abortion case was nine years ago when they ruled 5-4 to uphold a federal law banning a late-term abortion procedure.


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London's global financial hub wary of more isolated future

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A journalist holds up a copy of the London Evening Standard newspaper as he takes part in a television broadcast outside the Bank of England in the City of London, Friday, June 24, 2016. Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron announced Friday that he will quit as Prime Minister following a defeat in the referendum which ended with a vote for Britain to leave the European Union. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)LONDON (AP) — In the streets of the City of London, the heart of Britain's global financial hub, it's difficult to find someone who voted to leave the European Union.


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Owners of AR-style firearms defend their weapon of choice

Yahoo News - 5 hours 31 min ago

In this photo taken June 24, 2016, Dara Humphries, an NRA and Glock firearms instructor, poses for a portrait in Gainesville, Ga., holding an AR-platform rifle at a gun range. An estimated 8 million AR-style guns have been sold since they were first introduced to the public in the 1960s, and about half of them are owned by current or former members of the military or law enforcement, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, which represents gunmakers. (AP Photo/Lisa Marie Pane)ATLANTA (AP) — Karen Butler still remembers the first time she picked up an AR-15-style rifle a decade ago.


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