From 'stalker' to 'walker': Woman gets dream job as zombie

When she's not spending time with her grandchildren, Terrie Hamrick is likely dressed as a zombie. The 68-year-old's dream of being a "walker" for "The Walking Dead" came true two seasons ago when she was cast as an extra in the television series.
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The Latest: Israel's Netanyahu praises Trump for Iran stance

The Latest: Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu praises Trump for his 'strong stance' on Iran
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Uber, Lyft suspend driver who recorded St. Louis passengers

Ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft have suspended a driver who recorded hundreds of St. Louis-area passengers without their permission and livestreamed the video.
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The Latest: Iranian analyst downplays Trump's tweet

The Latest: Iranian analyst downplays Trump's warning to Iran, says it's 'the storm before the calm'
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1 dead after shooting at Mormon church in Nevada

Authorities say one person is dead and another injured following a shooting at a Mormon church on Sunday in Nevada
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Trump fires off explosive threat to Iran's leader

Trump is warning Iranian President Rouhani that he will face dire consequences for threatening the US
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The Latest: Iranian officer: Trump 'won't dare' to attack

The Latest: Iranian commander says Trump's tweet is 'psychological warfare' and that he 'wont dare' attack Iran
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Florida awards grants from Gulf oil spill settlement

A panel is beginning to award millions that Florida received for damages related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico The board for Triumph Gulf Coast last week awarded $64.5 million to expand aerospace and aviation operations.
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Tennessee Lottery reports record sales

The Tennessee Lottery says it had record sales last year
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Florida police department ordered to undergo training

A Florida police chief and officers in his department are being ordered to undergo sexual harassment training following an investigation about inappropriate comments, including one the chief made about a female officer's nipple
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West Virginia humanities council leader announces retirement

The executive director of the West Virginia Humanities Council has announced his retirement
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Event to offer details about Kentucky scholarship program

Kentucky education officials say high schools students, parents and school employees are among those invited to join a Facebook Live event this week to learn about the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship
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Grimes appoints new assistant secretary of state in Kentucky

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says she has selected attorney Erica Galyon to serve as assistant secretary of state and chief of staff for the office
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Tennessee abortion change vote case appealed to high court

Opponents of a state constitutional amendment that passed in 2014 to allow tougher abortion restrictions are appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court after a ruling denied a recount
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Murder trial starts for suspect in Dover apartment shooting

A trial is set to begin for a suspect in a fatal shooting of a central Delaware man that police say was the result of a robbery plot. Jury selection was to begin Monday in the trial of 26-year-old Brett Scott of Felton
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Gathright Dam to run pulse release of water from Lake Moomaw

Operators at Gathright Dam are scheduled to conduct a pulse release of water from Lake Moomaw
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VA hospital in West Virginia plans mental health summit

A Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia says it is planning a mental health summit to highlight advances in improving veterans' care.
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The Latest: Iranian state media say Trump's tweet 'passive'

The Latest: Iran's state news agency dismisses Trump's warning tweet as 'passive,' says it copies Iranian top diplomat
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Senate set to confirm Wilkie for Veterans Affairs secretary

After months of tumult, Pentagon official Robert Wilkie is expected to become secretary of Veterans Affairs when the Senate votes Monday to confirm him
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Ariz. Democrat Sinema takes a different path in Senate race

In her quest for Arizona's Senate seat, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema takes a path that veers to right of some Democratic positions
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Trump warns Iranian president against threatening US

President Donald Trump is warning Iranian President Hassan Rouhani that he will face dire consequences for threatening the United States.
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World-class Ironman triathlete on mend from broken neck

British-born Ironman triathlete Tim Don sets his sights on qualifying for Hawaii after returning from a broken neck.
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Utah warns donors to verify veteran charities

The state of Utah is warning people to be careful when donating to groups claiming to support veterans
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Atlantis casino in Reno to stop offering plastic straws

The Atlantis casino-resort in Reno will stop asking customers if they'd like a plastic straw with their drink
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Phoenix police identify pedestrian killed in a hit-and-run

Authorities have identified a pedestrian who was killed in a hit-and-run accident in northwest Phoenix and they're still searching for the car's driver
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Record heat could be hitting Phoenix area early this week

National Weather Service: Record heat could be hitting the Phoenix metro area early this week
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Seattle considers new regulations for domestic workers

Seattle officials are considering legislation that would guarantee minimum wages, rest breaks and other rights for domestic workers in the city
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Phoenix officials to distribute heat gear as temps soar

Phoenix city officials say they'll give out fans, visors and other heat safety gear to morning commuters as the National Weather Service forecasts excessive temperatures that could reach as high as 116 (46.67 Celsius) degrees in the first part of the week
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Reno moves to shore up aging fleet of fire trucks

Reno's city council is moving to shore up the city's aging fleet of fire engines after its last functioning ladder truck went down twice in the last 10 days
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Hawaii Republican Party expels 'pro white' state candidate

The Hawaii Republican Party says it has expelled a state House candidate after learning of his racist views
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Schools eye facial recognition technology to boost security

Facial recognition systems have the potential to alert schools in real time to people who don't belong
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Hawaii cancels grant for purchase of land swallowed by lava

Hawaii has canceled a grant funding the Big Island government's purchase of a land parcel that was to serve as a buffer between development and the Waiopae tide pools
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Officials: Salmon measure to delay projects, add expenses

Alaska officials say the ballot initiative that aims to strengthen state law protecting salmon habitat could be costly and delay infrastructure projects
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Kodiak hospital sees uptick in bear spray exposures

Kodiak health professionals say there is an uptick in the number of children being accidently exposed to bear spray
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Deadly LA market shooting started with domestic feud

A relative says a deadly shootout at a Los Angeles supermarket started with a domestic feud miles away
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Skateboarder killed in crash identified

Officials identify skateboarder killed in a crash in Massachusetts as 27-year-old Haverhill resident
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Boy dies days after grandmother dies trying to save him

Police say a 5-year-old boy has died two days after his grandmother died trying to save him from drowning
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Woman injured in crash with police cruiser

Police cruiser hits another car, strikes vent at Maine gas station
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Jail inmate escapes from ambulance

Police in Ohio are searching for a jail inmate who jumped out of the back of an ambulance
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Drought forces emergency measures for US West's wild horses

Harsh drought conditions in parts of the American West are pushing wild horses to the brink and forcing extreme measures to protect them
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Police find woman dead in bedroom closet

Police conducting a wellness check found a New York woman dead inside the closet of her own apartment
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Officer captures python in homeowner's yard

Connecticut Environmental Conservation Police officer captures python
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Teen helps save friend who suffered seizure while swimming

Teen boy helps save his friend who suffered a seizure while swimming in New Hampshire
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Americans in blended families cope with toll of deportation

As US takes harder line on immigration, mixed-status families are divided by deportation
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Alligator found in Pennsylvania woman's backyard

Pennsylvania woman who was admiring a turtle in her backyard says she found an alligator just a few feet away
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'Tooth fairy' spreads joy at Minnesota shelter

A Minnesota woman is trying to spread joy at a shelter by acting as the tooth fairy
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Minnesota resident volunteers as senior companion

A Minnesota resident has volunteered as a senior companion for the past two decades
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Resource center in Amarillo combines forces to help homeless

Joyce Knight has seen what the Guyon Saunders Resource Center can be as the entry point for Amarillo's homeless
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Courts accepting PTSD as criminal defense

South Dakota and federal courts have recently accepted post-traumatic stress disorder as a method of criminal defense or claim of insanity, but judges and juries aren't always swayed
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Young Wisconsin writer gets literature award

A young Wisconsin writer has received a national award in the literature category of an art awards program
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Army squad tests new basic training in Oklahoma

An Army squad of soldiers known as D Battery is testing out new tactics, techniques and procedures in basic training at Fort Sill
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Michigan doctors to help at a Syrian refugee camp

A pair of married doctors from East Lansing are joining a large humanitarian effort to help Syrian refugees living in camps in Jordan
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Arkansas foundation has donated $13M over 30 years

The Western Arkansas Community Foundation has donated $13M in its district since forming 30 years ago
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Detroit gallery's exhibit aims to spark STEM interest

An exhibit at a downtown Detroit gallery aims to fuse art and science to spark young people's interest in high-tech, creative careers
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US-China trade war a big worry for North Dakota farmers

Soybeans have risen in promise in North Dakota agriculture in recent years, and the escalating U.S.-China trade war is a big issue in the state
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Advocates: More long-term care needed for brain injuries

Advocates say the number of injuries in South Dakota indicate a potential need for more long-term care options.
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Dallet's arrival brings hope of friendlier Supreme Court

When Rebecca Dallet joins the Wisconsin Supreme Court next month, she is looking forward to building strong relationships with her fellow justices after a tumultuous campaign in which she blasted the court as being "broken and dysfunctional."
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North Dakota darts competitor takes performance seriously

Competing at a world-class level in any sport or activity takes an incredible amount of skill, dedication and determination, and Chip Anderson credits his competitiveness and drive for his ability to play with some of the best in the world of darts
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Arkansas home changes policy to welcome more pregnant teens

Compassion House in Elm Springs has changed its policy to welcome more pregnant teens by accepting 18-year-old and 19-year-old women
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Some researchers in Texas part of DUNE particles experiment

More than 1,000 scientists are part of research that includes shooting a beam of tiny particles called neutrinos 800 miles through solid ground from Illinois to South Dakota.
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Wisconsin international trapshooter aiming for the Olympics

A Wisconsin woman is an international trapshooting competitor with her sights set on the 2020 or 2024 Olympics
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Dozens rescued after rains trigger flash floods in Utah

Authorities rescued dozens of people trapped by flash floods and debris flows in the area of a wildfire burn scar in northern Utah
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New foot bridge for 358-mile Long Path

A 358-mile hiking trail stretching north from Manhattan through upstate New York park land has a new foot bridge
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NY DEC planning public meetings on commercial fishing

State environmental officials planning public meetings in an effort to reform New York's commercial fishing license system
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Police in Hanover wearing body cameras

Police in Hanover, New Hampshire, are now wearing body cameras
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Campground from Maine to be featured on "Today" show

NBC's "Today" show is going camping in Maine
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Maine using grants to promote study of lobster conservation

Maine fishery managers are awarding $340,000 in grants for programs designed to better understand the state's signature crustacean, the lobster
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Vermont wants to keep its sequential highway exits

Vermont's transportation secretary wants to save off a federal requirement to renumber the state's interstate and roadway exists
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Gov. Scott invites public to fish with him

Republican Gov. Phil Scott and Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Louis Porter are inviting the Vermonters to go fishing with them
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Trial date set for pastors accused of child sex trafficking

Authorities have set a trial date for two Ohio pastors and a former county administrator accused of child sex trafficking
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Police chief warns of fraudulent check scam through mail

The police chief of an Ohio village says he was immediately wary of a fake check sent to him through the mail, and warns that others should be aware of the scam
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Area refugees from Burma try to help those back home

'Our people want peace:' Area refugees from Burma try to help those back home
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She came for a funeral and left with a real history lesson

A mourner came to Rock Hill for a funeral. She left with a real-life history lesson.
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Boat accident survivors join hundreds at Branson memorial

Hundreds in the tourism community of Branson joined survivors of a boat accident and their friends and family members in a remembrance for the 17 people killed
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The Latest: Woman gives survivors flowers at boat memorial

Survivors of the Missouri duck boat accident and many friends and family members have joined hundreds in the tourism community of Branson during a memorial service for the 17 who died
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LIRR cancels some morning rush hour trains after derailment

The Long Island Railroad has canceled several Monday morning rush hour trains due to a minor train derailment
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Some residents near steam-pipe rupture can return home

Some residents in Manhattan where a steam pipe exploded several days ago can now return home.
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Pompeo calls Iran religious leaders 'hypocritical holy men'

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is calling the religious leaders of Iran "hypocritical holy men" who amassed vast sums of wealth while allowing their people to suffer
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Calls for Dem to leave NC race grow over anti-Mexican blog

Hispanic leaders have called for a Democratic candidate for a North Carolina House seat to drop out over a 2006 blog post that contains incendiary remarks about Mexican immigrants
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Ailing auto CEO Marchionne had multiple roles, no script

Sergio Marchionne's achievements as one of the automotive world's most charismatic chief executives include the bold trans-Atlantic merger of Italian carmaker Fiat and U.S. No. 3 Chrysler after he restored both to health
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Uber suspends driver who live-streamed St. Louis passengers

Ride-sharing company Uber has suspended a driver who recorded hundreds of St. Louis-area riders without their permission and streamed the live video online
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Police motorcycles collide during chase in North Carolina

Two North Carolina police officers whose motorcycles collided during a chase have been treated at the hospital
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2 Dems give final debate pitch before Tennessee gov primary

Two leading Democratic candidates for Tennessee governor largely agree on the issues in their final debate before the Aug. 2 primary election
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