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US seizes 52,000 gun parts illegally imported from China to California

US seizes 52,000 gun parts illegally imported from China to California

Federal officials say they’ve seized more than 52,000 firearms parts that arrived illegally from China at California’s Los Angeles and Long Beach ports. The parts — sights, stocks, muzzles, buffer kits and grips — arrived in three shipments and had a combined value of more than $378,000, US Customs and Border Protection said Thursday in…MORE

Florida golfer ignores scary alligator strolling next to him

Florida golfer ignores scary alligator strolling next to him

In Florida, golfers play by a different set of rules. And one of the rules may or may not include ignoring giant, scary alligators. Professional wakeboarder Steel Lafferty was playing golf at the ChampionsGate Country Club in Orlando on Wednesday afternoon when he had an unexpected run-in with a gator. “I wasn’t too worried,” Lafferty…MORE

US men’s basketball team loses its first game in nearly 13 years to Australia

US men’s basketball team loses its first game in nearly 13 years to Australia

For more than a decade, the United States maintained its dominance in international men’s basketball. All of that changed Saturday, when Team USA lost its first game since 2006 to Australia. The Boomers, ranked 11th by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), won its first game against No. 1 ranked USA, beating the team 98-94. The…MORE

6-month-old girl in critical condition after Texas border crossing

6-month-old girl in critical condition after Texas border crossing

A 6-month-old girl was in critical condition after crossing the US-Mexico border with her father in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas, US Customs and Border Protection said Saturday. The girl was among a group of 21 people apprehended about 1:30 a.m. Thursday near the Roma Port of Entry Thursday after crossing the Rio Grande…MORE

California police say K9 died in hot patrol car

California police say K9 died in hot patrol car

Police in Long Beach, California, are mourning a K9 officer that died apparently of heat-related causes in a department vehicle. The dog, Ozzy, was found by its handler when both were off-duty about 3:40 p.m. on August 14, the Long Beach Police Department said in a statement. “This unfortunate incident was not intentional,” the statement…MORE

An 8-year-old girl was shot dead in St. Louis near a high school event

An 8-year-old girl was shot dead in St. Louis near a high school event

An 8-year-old girl was killed and three other people were injured in a shooting near a preseason high school football event Friday night in St. Louis, police said. Investigators are looking for whoever fired the shots. The girl is the 12th child or teenager killed by gunfire in the Missouri city since April, the St.…MORE

Young couple dies in collision leaving their wedding ceremony

Young couple dies in collision leaving their wedding ceremony

As a young Texas couple were leaving the courthouse for their wedding ceremony, their car collided with a pickup truck, killing both of them, according to CNN affiliate KFDM. Harley Morgan, 19, and Rhiannon Boudreaux, 20, were merging onto Highway 87 in Orange, Texas when the accident occurred. The pickup truck was towing a trailer…MORE

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