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6.1 quake shakes Costa Rica near Panama; no major damage

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — A strong earthquake shook southern Costa Rica near the border with Panama on Friday evening, toppling items from store shelves and knocking out power in places, but authorities said there was no major damage or reports of serio

Former Iowa Congressman Leonard Boswell dies

DES MOINES, Iowa — Former U.S. Rep. Leonard Boswell, an Iowa farmer and soldier turned politician who served 16 years in Congress, has died. He was 84.

Alex Jones accused of destroying evidence in defamation case

AUSTIN, Texas — Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was accused in court filings Friday of destroying evidence relevant to the case of families from Sandy Hook Elementary School who are suing him for claiming the massacre was a hoax.
Kansas independent candidate wants to lure votes from Kobach

Kansas independent candidate wants to lure votes from Kobach

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Lightning strike sends Wisconsin radio host to hospital

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — A Wisconsin sports talk radio host had a good reason when listeners heard dead air this week: He'd just been struck by lightning.

Restaurant cites worldwide freakout over its french fries

WATERVILLE, Maine — A Maine restaurant says news about the anger surrounding a change in its french fries has reached people all over the world.
Miss America: Leadership bullied, manipulated, silenced me

Miss America: Leadership bullied, manipulated, silenced me

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The reigning Miss America says she has been bullied, manipulated and silenced by the pageant's current leadership, including Gretchen Carlson.
Aretha Franklin's funeral set for Aug. 31 in Detroit

Aretha Franklin's funeral set for Aug. 31 in Detroit

NEW YORK — Aretha Franklin's funeral will be held Aug. 31 in her hometown of Detroit.
Stan Lee gets 3-year restraining order against ex-adviser

Stan Lee gets 3-year restraining order against ex-adviser

LOS ANGELES — Stan Lee's restraining order against a former business manager has been extended for three years.
US ends Syria stabilization funding, cites more allied cash

US ends Syria stabilization funding, cites more allied cash

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is ending funding for Syria stabilization projects as it moves to extricate the U.S. from the conflict, citing increased contributions from anti-Islamic State coalition partners.