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Second sexual-misconduct accusation rocks Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh

A second allegation of sexual misconduct has emerged against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a development that has further imperiled his nomination to the Supreme Court, forced the White House and Senate Republicans onto the defensive and fueled calls from Democrats to postpone further action on his confirmation. Read more

Giant bong, huggable buds: A look inside Vegas' new marijuana museum

Las Vegas' newest attraction — and Instagram backdrop — is a museum celebrating all things cannabis. Here's a sneak peek: Read more



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Florence: Evacuations continue as North Carolina rivers rise

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — Florence is by no means done swamping the Carolinas, where rivers remain high above flood stage and thousands of people were told to plan to leave their homes Monday. Read more

Rockers Blondie to play Cuba on four-day cultural exchange

Blondie will be playing two nights in Cuba next March as part of a four-day cultural exchange program, and fans can come along. Read more

$2 million in preservation grants aim to highlight diversity

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A preservation group is inviting the public to vote on 20 sites across the country that showcase the nation's diversity and the fight for equality as part of a $2 million historic preservation campaign. Read more

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Robert Indiana's home needs love if it's to be a museum

ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — Pop artist Robert Indiana died in a house with a hole in the roof and pigeons living inside. The front windows are now boarded up. Buckets collect water. Clapboards are peeling. Read more

100 years ago, US fought its deadliest battle in France

ROMAGNE-SOUS-MONTFAUCON, France (AP) — It was America's deadliest battle ever, with 26,000 U.S. soldiers killed, tens of thousands wounded and more ammunition fired than in the whole of the Civil War. The Meuse-Argonne offensive of 1918 was also a great American victory that helped bringing an end to World War 1. Read more

Get out the needle: Tattoo artists show off their skills

BERLIN (AP) — Tattoo fans around the world may be wondering just where their favorite artists are. Read more

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Six surprising ways to travel for free or on the cheap

Were it not for the cost, many of us would spend significantly more time on vacation. The following free and cheap travel methods are certa… Read more

Photos: Romania's Merry Cemetery where people 'laugh at death itself'

The Merry Cemetery in the northwestern village of Sapanta is a collection of more than 1,000 elaborate wooden Orthodox crosses etched with … Read more

Photos: For this Amazon cult, happiness is a cup of ancient psychedelic tea

The Ayahuasca brew is sacred to Ceu do Mapia villagers, who use it in rituals that blend Indian beliefs with Roman Catholicism. Read more

Photos: This museum is one of the coolest. Literally

The biggest attraction at this temporary ice cream museum: A pool filled with 11,000 pounds of confetti-colored sprinkles. Read more

Photos: A bird's-eye view of the Olympic city

These stunning views helped bring the Olympics to Rio.  Read more

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Number of human-bear conflicts growing across Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Wildlife experts are calling this summer one of the busiest years of bear encounters they have seen. Read more

A list of projects public can vote on for preservation money

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A preservation group is inviting the public to vote on 20 sites across the country that showcase the nation's diversity and the fight for equality as part of a $2 million historic preservation campaign. The locations are: Read more

Performance artist unhurt after hit by painting in Italy

ROME (AP) — A man has hit performance artist Marina Abramovic on the head with a painting at a Florence museum. Read more

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🏈 It's game time: 2018 High School Football Pick'em Contest

Make your picks for each game of high school football.  Return after each round and make picks for the teams that are still in! Read more

🏈 GAME ON: Test your football knowledge & win!

It's football season! Make your picks for each game of the season for a chance to win a $10 McDonald's gift card or the grand prize of $50 in McDonald's gift cards and bragging rights! Read more