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Bank burglars reminded New York's top police official of a Hollywood movie as they pulled off two nighttime heists, snatching about $5 million in cash, diamonds, jewelry, coins and baseball cards from safe deposit boxes before they were caught, authorities said Tuesday as they announced the arrest of three men. NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton credited "painstaking persistence" by investigators left with few clues as they looked into a string of recent bank burglaries. He said they learned that plywood used by the burglars was bought at a nearby Home Depot and that torches from a Brooklyn welder were used to poke into bank vaults. "These heists resembled scenes from the movie 'Heat,' Bratton said.
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Voters who think presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton fall flat can now choose the Cat in the Hat.
The Cat announced his candidacy Tuesday in Springfield, Massachusetts, outside the childhood home of Dr. Seuss.
He also announced his running mates — Thing 1 and Thing 2.
The Republican newspaper says the Cat said through a spokeswoman that he would be willing to release his tax returns.
Whatever controversy is raging in the Olympic world there's one constant: Usain Bolt's bravado and self-confidence.
Some athletes are opting out of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro...
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The 2016 Democratic National Convention is underway, and the factual inaccuracies on the first night focused on income, college tuition and something the Republican ticket had said or done.
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At least 105 athletes from the 387-strong Russian Olympic team announced last week have been barred from the Rio Games in connection with the country's doping scandal.
International federations in canoeing, sailing and modern pentathlon ruled out eight on Tuesday, including an Olympic gold medalist. Rowing added 19 more athletes to three that had previously been announced. Swimming has also barred some athletes. Some appeals are likely.
New Jersey officials say a nurse caught on videotape stabbing a boy with autism with a hypodermic needle to control his behavior has agreed to surrender her license during the investigation.
Acting Attorney General Christopher Porrino made the announcement Monday.
Porrino tells the state Board of Nursing that Naomi Derrick stabbed the boy with the needle six times in the knees, leg and arm on May 15. He says the actions were witnessed by employees at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City.
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Swiss tennis star Roger Federer will be sitting out the Rio Olympics and the rest of the 2016 season.
Federer, 34, announced his decision Tuesday on Facebook, citing a knee injury and a long road to recovery.
"Considering all options after consulting with my doctors and my team, I have made the very difficult decision to call an end to my 2016 season as I need more extensive rehabilitation following my knee surgery earlier this year," Federer wrote.
He said doctors instructed him to rest and heal if he wants to continue playing without further injury.
Senior firefighter Sergio Toscano with the Little Tujunga Hotshots was on an assignment when he learned his house had been destroyed Saturday by the Sand Fire in the Angeles National Forest.
Toscano was fighting a fire in the Cleveland National Forest near San Diego at the time his home was destroyed.
Toscano's friend and colleague, Brandon Opliger, set up a Go Fund Me page for Toscano and his family. In the one day the site has been up over $16,000 of $30,000 goal has been raised, with over 260 unique donors.
Star power proves an unpredictable force for both the Democrats and Republicans.
Investigators said no one will be charged after a 12-year-old black girl suffered rope burns to her neck during a school field trip to a ranch in Texas.
The Waco Tribune-Herald reported that Blanco County Sheriff's Capt. Ben Ablon said Monday that there's no evidence to support allegations that the injuries were intentional or racially motived.
The family has already filed a negligence lawsuit alleging the girl was racially targeted by three white boys while they played with a rope swing attached to a tree during the field trip in April.
Stephanie White clutched a stack of photos while sitting in a chair in her home. The television was on, loud, and turned to the local news. A story came on about the mass shooting at a nightclub that took her baby's life.
"My son,'' said White, tired and dejected Monday afternoon. She waved a hand at the television. "There's another picture of him.''
Her son was one of two teenagers killed early Monday at Club Blu in Fort Myers, Florida, the latest in a string of mass shootings across the nation this summer. With the Orlando massacre at the Pulse nightclub still fresh on her mind, White had advised her 18-year-old on what to do if there was a shooting: "Hit the floor; find a table.''
The Clinton campaign's call to unite to defeat Donald Trump ran headlong into angry supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders as the Democrats opened their convention in Philadelphia on Monday to protests inside and outside the Wells Fargo Center. Even as the camps worked together to bring the convention under control, Sanders' backers remained enraged after leaked emails seemed to show the Democratic National Committee working against Sanders during the primaries.
Carmelo Anthony spent the U.S. Olympic basketball team's precious day off running a two-hour town hall meeting at a South Los Angeles youth center because he can't sleep anymore.
With only a few spare hours Monday before jetting off to continue the Americans' pre-Olympic tour, Anthony gathered basketball stars, community leaders and police officers to speak with teenagers and young adults about the importance of respect, communication and safety. Roughly 200 people came together for the meeting, and Anthony believes everyone left with something to contemplate.