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Designer Arnold Scaasi dead at 85

Associated Press

Designer Arnold Scaasi, whose flamboyant creations adorned first ladies, movie stars and socialites, has died.

Correction: Heroin Abuse story

Associated Press

In a story Aug. 3 about efforts to combat the heroin abuse problem in New Hampshire, a quote provided by U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte's office misstated the status of a budget amendment that provided funding to address heroin and prescription drug abuse. The amendment was passed by the Senate Budget Committee, not the full Senate.

FDA lays out extra steps to clean scopes linked to outbreaks

- Associated Press

Federal health officials laid out extra safety measures that hospitals can take to clean specialized medical scopes that have been linked to sometimes deadly bacterial outbreaks across the U.S.

Toronto nightclub shooting leaves at least 2 dead, 3 wounded

- Associated Press

A shooting that started at a Toronto nightclub event hosted by rapper Drake, and then spilled onto the streets outside early Tuesday, left at least two people dead and three others wounded, police said. It wasn't clear if Drake was present during the shooting.

EPA: Withhold permit for oil-by-rail terminal in Vancouver

Associated Press

Environmentalists opposed to the construction of the nation's largest oil-by-rail terminal on the Columbia River in Vancouver say it could be a "game-changer" that two federal agencies have recently expressed concerns about the project, but the companies behind the plan say they believe they can address them.

This book cover image released by National Geographic Children's Books shows "Face to Face With Lions" by Beverly and Dereck Joubert. Part of National Geographic's "Face to Face With Animals" series, this offering is full of detail and close-up photography to satisfy young buffs in classrooms or at home. The book covers diet, life expectancy reproduction and how prides function. (National Geographic Children's Books via AP)

Turn the pages on Cecil, other lions

- Associated Press

The death of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe at the hands of an American bow hunter continues to generate outrage around the world, but bringing kids into the conversation may require some finesse.

Man linked to French Connection ring fighting new drug case

- Associated Press

A Connecticut man linked by federal authorities to The French Connection heroin ring that spawned an Oscar-winning film of the same name is fighting to have a new drug case against him dismissed, even though he's pleaded guilty.

In this Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, file photo photo, specialists work at the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) in Arlington, Va. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) ** FILE **

CISA showdown: Senate leaders look toward last-minute cyber vote

- The Washington Times

Leadership in the Senate from both sides of the aisle are gunning to get a controversial cybersecurity proposal up for a vote before the start of summer recess, but concerns from lawmakers and tech experts alike may delay attempts to pass the proposal until Congress convenes again in September.