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California transportation officials say an iconic stretch of Highway 1 in the scenic Big Sur coastal region that was blocked last year by a massive landslide is ready to reopen to traffic.
The California Department of Transportation says the road that connects Los Angeles to San Francisco will be open to all travelers by midmorning Wednesday.
The department says construction workers made great progress and the road will open weeks earlier than expected. They had announced its opening by the end of July.
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Air Force One is getting a patriotic makeover, President Donald Trump says.
The familiar baby blue color on the presidential aircraft will give way to a red-white-and-blue color scheme on updated models that could be delivered in time for a potential second term, Trump said in a CBS News interview broadcast Tuesday.
Trump said he wondered, after reaching a deal with Boeing for the new aircraft, whether to stick with the baby blue color that's recognized worldwide. But he said he decided against it.
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A 71-year-old New Hampshire woman was badly injured when she was attacked by a black bear inside her own home early Tuesday and had to drag herself to the phone to call for help, her daughter said.
Apryl Rogers, of Groton, was hospitalized after suffering serious injuries to her head and face during the encounter.
New Hampshire Fish and Game officials said that the attack occurred around 1:15 a.m. at the woman's home on Hall Brook Road. They believe the bear injured the woman accidentally while trying to get out of the home.
Rogers' daughter, Stacey Murray, surveyed the aftermath: A wad of animal fur resting on the kitchen counter, claw marks left on the door, household items strewn across the floor and a blood trail in some places.
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A Republican Arizona state Senate candidate has shocked gun control advocates by sharing details about shooting and killing his mother in apparent self-defense more than 50 years ago.
Bobby Wilson, who is running to represent a southern Arizona district, told The Associated Press that he's not trying to hide anything. He says his mother was "insane" and shot at him with a rifle when he was in bed in their Oklahoma farmhouse one night in 1963. He then shot and killed her — Wilson's sister also died that night, and the house caught on fire.
Kimber Bermudez was simply flying to visit her parents in Florida when the Chicago teacher’s trip took an unexpected turn — ending with a gesture from strangers that left her stunned.
What began as a simple conversation with her seatmate led to three other passengers on the plane handing her cash to enable her to better help her students, who come from predominantly low-income families on the city's Northwest Side.
As she boarded Southwest flight 1050 to Florida last Tuesday, Bermudez began talking to the man seated next to her.
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Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has apologized for calling a British diver involved in the Thailand cave rescue a pedophile, saying he spoke in anger but was wrong to do so.
There was no immediate public reaction to Musk's tweets from diver Vern Unsworth, who in colorful language in a TV interview had accused the Tesla founder and SpaceX engineers of orchestrating a "PR stunt" by sending a small submarine to help divers rescue the 12 Thai soccer players and their coach from a flooded cave.
"My words were spoken in anger after Mr. Unsworth said several untruths ..." Musk tweeted.
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After hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans were denied Federal Emergency Management Agency assistance to rebuild their homes in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, most of the families who have appealed the agency's decision have not received aid, NBC News reported.
The agency has either denied or not answered 79 percent of the appeals, leaving residents and officials worried about the fate of their homes as the island prepares to face another hurricane season.
At least 335,748 applications from thousands of Puerto Ricans asking FEMA for disaster assistance to fix their hurricane-ravaged homes were denied. More than 43,000 decided to appeal the agency's decision to not grant them aid, but only 7,500 were approved and more than 34,000 were deemed ineligible, according to a spokeswoman.
The agency said applicants can be deemed ineligible if they are unable to prove sufficient damage, if they could not be contacted for an inspection or if FEMA was unable to prove the applicant's identity, occupancy or home ownership status.
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Without a referee to turn to, a man called police to report a foul during a pickup basketball game at a Virginia gym Monday evening.
“I’ve never, never in my entire life gotten a cop called for playing basketball,” said Thomas Mulabah, who played in the game at an LA Fitness in Sterling and recorded the aftermath.
“First time in the history — anywhere, playing anywhere,” said Marcellus Bowie, another player.
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Soy and almond drinks that bill themselves as "milk" may need to consider alternative language after a top regulator suggested the agency may start cracking down on use of the term.
The Food and Drug Administration signaled plans to start enforcing a federal standard that defines "milk" as coming from the "milking of one or more healthy cows." That would be a change for the agency, which has not aggressively gone after the proliferation of plant-based drinks labeled as "milk."
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb talked about the plans this week, noting there are hundreds of federal "standards of identity" spelling out how foods with various names need to be manufactured.
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Sixty-eight percent of Americans believe Russia is unfriendly or an enemy of the American people, a nine percent increase from a year ago, according to an NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll.
Poll data was collected before President Donald Trump’s Monday meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. During a news conference, Trump came under bipartisan criticism for failing to back the U.S. intelligence community’s findings that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election. He attempted to walk back his comments Tuesday.
Forty-seven percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning participants believe Russia presents the greatest immediate threat to the U.S. Ten percent of Republicans said the same.
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A Minneapolis day care owner was sentenced Monday to 10 years of probation for trying to kill a toddler in her home by hanging him.
Nataliia Karia, 43, received her punishment in Hennepin County court after pleading guilty to attempted murder and third-degree assault earlier. She also pleaded guilty to criminal vehicular operation for hitting a pedestrian, a bicyclist and another driver as she fled from her home in a minivan in November 2016.
Karia also must follow court-ordered mental health treatment and will be on electronic home monitoring for at least two months, the Star Tribune reported. She will live with her adult son but cannot have unsupervised contact with her daughters or other minors.
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Papa John's founder John Schnatter says the pizza chain doesn't know how to handle a "crisis based on misinformation" and that he made a "mistake" in agreeing to step down as chairman.
Schnatter says the board requested that he step down as chairman without "any investigation" and he should not have complied, according to a letter his representative says was sent to the board Saturday. The contents of the letter were first reported by the Wall Street Journal
Papa John's, which has started scrubbing Schnatter's image from its marketing materials and says it is evaluating all ties with Schnatter, did not respond to a request for comment. The company said over the weekend it "specifically requested that Mr. Schnatter cease all media appearances, and not make any further statements to the media regarding the company, its business or employees."
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A mom in Branford, Connecticut, is warning fruit-lovers to be on alert after she said she found a venomous black widow spider in a package of grapes she purchased at the grocery store.
She said she bought the grapes from the Branford Stop & Shop Monday morning. A few hours later she made the discovery while she and her 11-year-old son were in the middle of eating the grapes.
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In March of 2016, Keith Reynolds flew from California to Atlanta so he could claim his spot in line at 4 a.m., and get a three-hour head start on his West Coast competitors.
Tesla was taking $1,000 deposits for its new electric car, the Model 3, priced starting at $35,000. And Reynolds had to have one. He managed to land near the top of the waiting list.
Flash forward more than two years, through much-publicized production delays. Reynolds is still waiting.