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UPDATE: 9 from same family killed when Missouri duck boat capsized Video included

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) -- A spokeswoman for Missouri Gov. Mike Parson says nine of the 17 people who died in a duck boat accident are from the same family.

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The Latest: Tornado smashes homes in Bondurant, Iowa Video included

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An official says four or five homes are destroyed by a tornado late Thursday afternoon on the northeast edge of the city of Bondurant.

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Salmonella outbreak in 26 states tied to raw turkey

An outbreak of salmonella linked to raw turkey products has sickened at least 90 people across 26 states, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday.

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'I don't like the uncertainty:' Wisconsin voters split after Trump-Putin summit

KENOSHA, Wis. (CNN)-- She voted for Donald Trump but now says she regrets it. He didn't vote for Trump but gives him credit for the economy. 

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Woman accused of biting off, swallowing woman's nose Video included

A woman in Houston faces an assault charge after she allegedly jumped another woman, bit off a piece of her nose and swallowed it when the victim refused to get her alcohol and cigarettes.

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The Latest: 23 hurt as lava crashes into Hawaii tour boat

Hawaii officials have updated the number of people injured after an explosion sent lava crashing through the roof of a tour boat off the Big Island, saying 23 were hurt. 

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Mom's viral warning: 3-year-old became trapped in washing machine as it filled with water

A Colorado mom has a terrifying warning for other parents after stopped a potential disaster just in time.

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Authorities: Small town councilwoman bit jailer's thumb so hard it broke

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Authorities say a councilwoman for a tiny Kansas town kicked, hit and scratched deputies and they had to use a stun gun to subdue her.

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Russia denounces US indicting 12 intel officers for DNC hacking in Mueller probe

Russia's Foreign Ministry is denouncing the United States' indictment of 12 alleged military intelligence agents accused of hacking into Democratic accounts in the 2016 US elections.

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Build-A-Bear closes lines after 'unprecedented response' to 'Pay Your Age Day' event Video included

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Build-A-Bear stores across the country are experiencing huge crowds during Thursday's “Pay Your Age Day” event.

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Trump administration slashes 'Obamacare' sign-up assistance

For the second time in days, the Trump administration is taking action to undercut the Obama-era Affordable Care Act.

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Ending a long tradition, Southwest will stop serving peanuts

Southwest Airlines will stop giving away peanuts on flights next month, ending a tradition that goes back decades.

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The Latest: Sen. Baldwin does not support abolishing ICE

The Latest on bill to abolish ICE (all times local): 

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Man tackled, arrested after taking over church pulpit

An Alabama man who authorities say took over a church pulpit during worship and talked about his pending divorce was tackled by congregation members and arrested after allegedly trying to pull out a gun.

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Woman dies after company cuts off power to her home

A New Jersey woman has died after the electricity company cut power to her house, despite her paying $500 to her account only days before.

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Scandal-plagued EPA Administrator Pruitt resigns Video included

President Donald Trump says he has accepted the resignation of scandal-plagued Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt. 

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Capital Gazette shooting suspect charged with first-degree murder

A suspect who had once filed a defamation suit against the Capital Gazette newspaper, is accused of opening fire into the newsroom and killing five people Thursday. 

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Justice Kennedy retiring; Trump gets 2nd Supreme Court pick Video included

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement Wednesday, giving President Donald Trump the chance to cement conservative control of the high court.

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Immigrant supporters demand parents' release, protest Trump

Immigrant-rights advocates asked a federal judge to order the release of parents separated from their children at the border, as demonstrators decrying the Trump administration's immigration crackdown were arrested Tuesday at a rally ahead of a Los Angeles appearance by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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Ryan, Sensenbrenner endorse Vukmir in Senate primary

House Speaker Paul Ryan and Wisconsin Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner are endorsing Leah Vukmir (VOOK'-mir) in a Republican primary for Democrat Tammy Baldwin's U.S. Senate seat.

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Trump says he’ll be ‘signing something’ on detained children

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has drafted an executive action for President Donald Trump that would direct her department to keep families together after they are detained crossing the border illegally.

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Poll finds most parents and kids agree on Trump, economy

 In some ways, President Donald Trump has brought Tammy Kennedy and her daughter, Sue Ann, together on politics.

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Trump to sign bill expanding private care for veterans Video included

President Donald Trump will soon be signing a bill that will expand private care for veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system.

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Justices side with Colorado baker on same-sex wedding cake Video included

The Supreme Court is setting aside a Colorado court ruling against a baker who wouldn't make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. 

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2 injured when crane collapses in Florida neighborhood

Authorities say at least two people were injured when a crane collapsed on two homes in a Florida neighborhood.

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Harvey Weinstein indicted in New York rape case Video included

Harvey Weinstein has been indicted on rape and criminal sex act charges in New York City.

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Maryland community heartbroken after second flood in 2 years

Officials in Ellicott City, Maryland, say they are heartbroken to see the community so severely damaged by flooding again less than two years after a devastating flood killed two people and caused millions in damages.

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The Latest: Student says science teacher tackled gunman Video included

Someone opened fire at a suburban Indianapolis middle school Friday morning, injuring an adult and a child before the suspect was taken into custody, authorities said.

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USC sued again over doctor accused of misconduct

A University of Southern California student is suing the school and an ex-campus gynecologist who she accuses of sexual battery.

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First lady returns to White House after kidney treatment

Melania Trump is back at the White House after an extended hospitalization for a kidney procedure.

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Police: Children said they had punctures, burns Video included

A California police lieutenant says children taken from a home said they had puncture wounds, burns, bruises and injuries consistent with being shot with a pellet gun.

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Google technology makes tedious calls for you

Google is working on technology it's calling Google Duplex that will use artificial intelligence to call businesses to make appointments and other tedious calls.

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George H.W. Bush released from Houston hospital Video included

Former President George H.W. Bush has been released from a Houston hospital where he spent 13 days recovering from an infection that required his hospitalization a day after his wife's funeral.

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Twitter finds security bug, advises changing passwords

Twitter is advising all users to change their passwords.

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Giuliani says President Trump repaid money paid to Daniels

The attorney for Stormy Daniels is calling for "serious consequences" for President Donald Trump, after his new lawyer says the president reimbursed his personal "fixer" for a $130,000 payment to the porn actress.

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Four officers injured in Connecticut house explosion

A Connecticut town official says four police officers have been injured in an explosion after responding to a report of a man barricaded in a house with his family.

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Police plead for end to 'paintball wars' inspired by videos

Police across the country have responded to hundreds of paintball fights in recent weeks.

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U.S. warns liquid nicotine packets resemble juice boxes, candy

Federal health authorities are issuing warnings to makers of liquid nicotine whose packaging resembles children's juice boxes, candies and cookies.

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Dancing with the Stars back with all athlete cast

Dancing with the Stars makes its return to ABC Monday night. And this season, it's all about the athletes.

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20 states seek to block Obama's health care law

Twenty Republican-led states are seeking to temporarily invalidate former President Barack Obama's health care law while their larger lawsuit against it proceeds.

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E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce grows to 84 cases Video included

U.S. health officials say the E. coli outbreak linked to tainted romaine lettuce has grown and sickened 84 people from 19 states.

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President Trump's lawyer says he'll plead the Fifth in porn actress case

President Donald Trump's personal attorney says he will exercise his constitutional right against self-incrimination in a lawsuit brought by a porn actress who said she had an affair with Trump.

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2 Dallas police officers wounded in shooting outside store Video included

Two Dallas police officers have been critically wounded in a shooting outside a hardware store.

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Wood Co. man shot in Minnesota dies from his wounds Video included

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A Wisconsin Rapids man who police believe was shot by his nephew Friday in Minnesota has died.

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Texas 8th-graders asked to list positives of slavery

A Texas charter school has apologized after a teacher asked students in an eighth grade American history class to list the positive and negative aspects of slavery.

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Minnesota woman suspected of killing 2 captured in Texas Video included

A Minnesota woman suspected of killing her husband and then a woman in southwest Florida has been captured at a South Texas resort.

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AP obtains Comey memos on Trump interactions

The Justice Department provided the documents to Congress on Thursday.

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US officials says CIA Director met with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un

Two U.S. officials say CIA Director Mike Pompeo recently traveled to North Korea to meet with leader Kim Jong Un.

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Last missing California family member found dead

Searchers have found the body of the last missing person from a family that perished after their SUV plunged into a rain-swollen river in Northern California.

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In new book, Comey says Trump 'untethered to truth'

Former FBI Director James Comey blasts President Donald Trump as "unethical" and "untethered to truth" in a new book. He calls Trump's leadership of the country "ego driven and about personal loyalty."

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President Trump move to end 'catch-and-release' policy Video included

President Donald Trump has signed a memorandum to take steps to end "catch-and-release" policies as he pushes Congress to act on immigration.

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Store worker says YouTube shooter gun buy did not stand out

An employee at a San Diego gun store where a woman bought the pistol used to shoot three people at YouTube headquarters said there was nothing remarkable about the transaction.

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Ex-teacher pleads guilty to fleeing with Tennessee student

A former teacher from Tennessee broke down in tears in court after pleading guilty to crossing state lines to have sex with a minor -- a 15-year-old student he took on the run for nearly six weeks.

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Illinois village bans certain semi-automatic weapons

Members of the village board in the northern Chicago suburb of Deerfield have voted unanimously to ban certain semi-automatic firearms.

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President Trump blasts California governor's immigrant pardons

President Donald Trump is blasting California Gov. Jerry Brown's pardon of five ex-convicts facing deportation, including two whose families fled the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia four decades ago.

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6 kids believed to be in SUV that went off cliff Video included

Authorities in Northern California say they believe all six children from a family were in a vehicle that plunged off a coastal cliff.

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The Latest: Prayer vigil held after Maryland school shooting Video included

Neighbors in a nearby community prayed for their friends and colleagues during a small vigil following a shooting at southern Maryland school.

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Doctor dressed as Chewbacca tells boy he's getting a new heart Video included

When 15-year-old Austin Eggleston was placed on a heart transplant list nearly five months ago, his doctor made him a deal. Dr. Phillip Thrush promised Austin - a die-hard Star Wars fan from Pontiac, Illinois - that when a heart became available, he would deliver the good news wearing a Chewbacca costume. 

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HIV rates rise in at least two US hot spots

Milwaukee is seeing an unexpected spike in cases of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, according to health officials. 

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Police say 2 shot at Alabama hospital, gunman dead

Police say a gunman opened fire at a Birmingham, Alabama, hospital, wounding two men before turning the gun on himself.

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Officials: Navy jet crashes off Key West Video included

Navy officials say a U.S. Navy fighter jet crashed Wednesday off the coast of Key West, Florida, and its two crew members have been recovered, but their conditions are not known.

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The Latest: Saccone says race vs. Lamb isn't over

Republican Rick Saccone says his campaign will be working through the night and into Wednesday as votes are counted in his Pennsylvania congressional race against Democrat Conor Lamb, which remains too close to call late Tuesday.

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Water park duct collapse injures 5 in Ohio Video included

Part of a ventilation shaft has fallen into the pool area of an Ohio water park, injuring five people.

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GOP senator hopes to nullify President Trump's tariffs

One Republican senator is promising to introduce legislation to nullify President Donald Trump's new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

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The Latest: Mayor says his city mourns school shooting death

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin says his Alabama city is mourning the death of a 17-year-old female student in a shooting at a local high school.

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Florida Senate passes restrictions on gun sales

The Florida Senate has passed a school safety bill that would place new restrictions on rifle sales, allow some teachers to carry guns in schools and create new school mental health programs.

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Former Tennessee school bus driver convicted in fatal crash

A former Tennessee school bus driver has been found guilty of six counts of criminally negligent homicide in a wreck that killed six children.

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What's in the IV bag? Studies show safer option than saline.

New research calls into question what's in those IV bags that nearly every hospitalized patient gets. 

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The Latest: Hundreds at vigil mourn school shooting victims

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The 17 people killed in the Florida high school shooting have been remembered at a candlelight vigil attended by at least 1,000 people.

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UPDATE: All stranded climbers safely down Mount Hood

Authorities say all climbers who had been stranded on Oregon's tallest mountain are safe.

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The Latest: Speechwriter resigns after abuse allegations

A second White House staffer has departed the Trump administration in the wake of abuse allegations.

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Harley recalls nearly 175K bikes because brakes can fail

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Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Harley-Davidson is recalling nearly 175,000 motorcycles because the brakes might fail.

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Hawaii man says he's devastated about sending missile alert

The ex-Hawaii employee who sent a false missile alert last month says he's devastated about causing panic, but he believed it was a real attack at the time.

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3 dead as helicopter hits California home

Authorities say three people are dead after a small helicopter crashed into a home near a Southern California airport.

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North Korea slams Trump's claim of diplomatic success

North Korea has slammed President Donald Trump's claim that it was his strong position toward Pyongyang that set the stage for the first high-level North-South talks in more than two years

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Chicago sees drop in homicides, shootings in 2017

Chicago police says there was less gun violence in the city in 2017 compared to the year before, but the total number of homicides still topped the 600 mark for only the second time in more than a decade.

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FCC repeals Net Neutrality rules in 3-2 vote

The Federal Communications Commission has voted on party lines to undo sweeping Obama-era "net neutrality" rules that guaranteed equal access to internet.

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UPDATE: Franken praises Smith; still no date to leave

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken says Tina Smith will be an "excellent" U.S. senator in his place.

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The Latest: San Diego County wildfire surging toward sea

A wildfire that's burned 20 homes in San Diego County is roaring westward and fire officials say it could reach the sea. Santa Ana winds have driven the flames over 6 1/2 square miles of the northern county.

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THE LATEST: Senator Franken will resign 'in the coming weeks' from U.S. Senate

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken is resigning amid multiple sexual misconduct allegations.

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Researchers share never-before-seen images of US ship that fired 1st shots at Pearl Harbor

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Seventy-six years after the attack on Pearl Harbor, researchers are sharing rare underwater images of the USS Ward, the U.S. Navy destroyer that fired the first American shots in World War II. 

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New charges for man acquitted of pier shooting

Federal authorities have charged a Mexican man with new immigration and gun violations less than a week after a San Francisco jury acquitted him of murder for the shooting death of Kate Steinle.

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Lauer says repairing damage is full-time job

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Former “Today” show host Matt Lauer, fired for sexual misconduct, said Thursday that repairing the damage that he has caused is now his full-time job.

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NBC fires Matt Lauer after complaint about 'inappropriate sexual behavior'

Matt Lauer was fired from NBC News on Wednesday after an employee filed a complaint about "inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace," the network announced.

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Police: School bus driver ran stop sign, crashed into garbage truck

A school bus driver in New York state has been ticketed after running a stop sign and crashing into a City garbage truck, according to the Elmira Police Department.

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CBS suspends Rose, PBS halts his show following allegations

PBS says it is immediately halting distribution of Charlie Rose's interview program and CBS News suspended him following The Washington Post's report of eight women who accused the veteran newsman of multiple unwanted sexual advances and inappropriate behavior.

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UPDATE: Gunman's mother says son was frustrated by feud

The mother of the gunman who killed four people during a shooting rampage in Northern California said he called her a day earlier and told her "it's all over now."

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Rockford police officer killed in the line of duty Sunday morning

A Rockford Police officer has died following an early-morning accident Sunday, according to Rockford Police Chief Dan O'Shea.  

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President Trump wants NYC attacker to get death penalty

President Donald Trump is calling for the New York City terror suspect to get the death penalty.

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Police: Suspect arrested in deadly Grambling State shootings

A suspect has been arrested in a shooting that killed a Grambling State University student and his friend after a fight on the Louisiana college's campus.

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Senate votes to repeal consumer rule

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The Senate has voted to nullify a consumer-oriented rule that would let millions of Americans band together to sue their banks or credit card companies.

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Refugee admissions into US to resume

Refugee admissions into the U.S. will resume under new, stricter screening rules, but nationals from 11 countries believed to pose higher risk to U.S. national security face even tougher scrutiny.

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2 soldiers killed, 6 hurt in SC when hit by military vehicle

Military officials say two soldiers are dead and six are hurt after a military vehicle struck them while they were in formation at an Army base in South Carolina.

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Vegas shooter's girlfriend never expected 'violence' from him: 'I loved him'

Marilou Danley, the girlfriend of the gunman behind the Las Vegas shooting, said in a statement that she was not aware that "something horrible like this was going to happen." 

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Bobcat population grows in Wisconsin

Wildlife experts say the number of bobcats is growing in Wisconsin. ..

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Trump, GOP plan to cut tax rates, double deductions

President Trump will unveil his administration's tax overhaul plan today in a speech in Indianapolis. He's expected to announce tax cuts on businesses and individuals.

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Equifax dumps CEO in wake of damaging data breach

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Credit reporting agency Equifax is ousting CEO Richard Smith in an effort to clean up the mess left by a damaging data breach that exposed highly sensitive information about 143 million Americans.

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This US wildfire season is among the worst: Here's why

Wildfires are scorching dried-out Western forests and grassland and putting 2017 on track to be among the worst fire seasons in a decade. 

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Report: Red Sox used Apple Watch to steal Yankees' signs

The Boston Red Sox have reportedly admitted to Major League Baseball that they improperly used electronic devices to steal signs from their longtime rival New York Yankees. 

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Officer put on leave after arresting Utah nurse

Salt Lake City police say an officer seen on video dragging a screaming nurse from a hospital and handcuffing her will be put on paid administrative leave after prosecutors called for a criminal investigation.

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President Trump pardons ex-sheriff convicted of defying judge's order

President Donald Trump has pardoned former sheriff Joe Arpaio following his conviction for intentionally disobeying a judge's order in an immigration case.

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Walmart dives into voice-activated shopping with Google

Walmart is diving into voice-activated shopping. But unlike online leader Amazon, it's not doing it alone.

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Supporters want Kaepernick signed before season

Supporters of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick are demanding he be signed by a team before the National Football League season starts next month.

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Ford teams up with Chinese company for electric cars

(CNN)--Auto giant Ford announced plans Tuesday to sell fully electric vehicles under a new brand in China.  

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The Latest: Afghan government applauds Trump speech

President Donald Trump says U.S. troops "will fight to win" in Afghanistan. And he's using his prime-time address to the nation to offer a "clear definition" of victory.

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ICE report: Arrests up and deportations down

(CNN)-- New data show the Trump administration continues to arrest higher numbers of undocumented immigrants. 

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Dallas RB Ezekiel Elliott suspended 6 games in domestic case

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has been suspended for six games after a yearlong NFL investigation of his domestic violence case in Ohio.

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Glen Campbell, superstar entertainer of 1960s and '70s, dies

Glen Campbell, the grinning, high-pitched entertainer who had such hits as "Rhinestone Cowboy" and spanned country, pop, television and movies, has died.

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Americans paid $15B in overdraft fees last year

Americans have racked up billions of dollars worth of overdraft charges.

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PEANUT BUTTER ESCAPE: Final prisoner caught in Florida

STUART, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities in Florida have captured the last of 12 prisoners who fled an Alabama county jail in a scheme involving peanut butter.

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Driver repeatedly rear-ends car in Huntington Park

It was a wild scene in Huntington Park, where a driver repeatedly plowed his car into the vehicle in front of him. 

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Justice Dept. rules intensify crackdown on sanctuary cities

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department says it won't give cities some law enforcement grant money unless they give federal immigration authorities access to jails and alert them when someone facing deportation will be released from local custody.

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Facebook working on way to charge for reading news articles

Facebook is working on a way for news organizations to charge readers for articles they share and read on the social network.

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OJ Simpson granted parole in Nevada robbery

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O.J. Simpson will be paroled after serving nine years in prison for a botched bid to retrieve sports memorabilia in Las Vegas.

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OJ Simpson says at parole hearing for Vegas robbery: 'I wasn't there to steal from anybody'

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O.J. Simpson faced a parole board today after nine years in prison for a Las Vegas robbery, delivering a rambling account of the case in which he maintained that he didn’t intend to steal but “wish this would have never happened.”

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O.J. Simpson robbery victim to testify in favor of Simpson's parole

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The only surviving victim of the 2007 O.J. Simpson-led armed robbery said he is going to testify in Simpson's favor Thursday at a parole hearing, according to a report from CNN.

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Stranded fugitive arrested after flagging down deputy

A fugitive who authorities say evaded capture since 2013 has been arrested after he flagged down a deputy in Louisiana. 

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Sinkhole swallows boat, 2 Florida houses; others at risk

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Florida authorities Friday morning asked multiple families to evacuate their homes after a sinkhole swallowed up a boat, an entire house and most of another in their neighborhood, police said. 

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Mom asks strangers in all 50 states to send postcards to son with leukemia

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A Missouri mom is asking strangers to lift her son's spirits with postcards as he battles a cancer diagnosis. 

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Trump says he did all he could to confront Putin

President Donald Trump has argued that he did all he could to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin on election meddling and said he told Putin the U.S. "can't have a scintilla of doubt" about the integrity of future votes.

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The Latest: NY hospital gunman may have put accelerant on self

Police are responding to a report of shots fired inside a New York City hospital. No other details are available at this time.

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Police: Venus Williams at fault in fatal car crash

Florida police say tennis star Venus Williams was at fault in a car crash earlier this month that led to the death of a passenger in another vehicle.

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Male, female, X: DC giving drivers a new option on licenses

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The District of Columbia is giving residents a new gender option on their driver's licenses or identification cards issued by the city's department of motor vehicles.

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Indiana water park's owners apologize for children's burns

A company that operates a northwestern Indiana water park authorities closed after 11 children suffered chemical burns says it's "profoundly sorry" for the injuries.

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Stabbing of officer at Michigan airport being investigated as act of terrorism

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Authorities are investigating the stabbing of an airport police officer at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan, this morning, as an act of terrorism, David Gelios of the FBI said today.

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Justices take on fight over partisan electoral maps

The Supreme Court is wading into the thicket of partisan redistricting in a case from Wisconsin.

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Coroner: Carrie Fisher died of sleep apnea, 'other factors'

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Officials say actress Carrie Fisher died from sleep apnea and a combination of other factors, but they could not conclusively determine what caused her death.

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Authorities say escaped Georgia inmates captured

CHRISTIANA, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities say they have captured two escaped inmates wanted in the slayings of two Georgia prison guards.

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Congressional charity baseball game to go on despite ambush shooting

Congressmen will still play ball as planned Thursday night in a call for bipartisan unity after a mass shooting at at GOP baseball practice Wednesday morning.

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Chef Boyardee, other spaghetti products recalled over undeclared allergen

About 700,125 pounds of spaghetti and meatball products are being recalled due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. 

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Mother grateful for neighbor who shot, killed man trying to drown babies

Michelle Sorrells has a new hero. She said a neighbor, Cash Freeman, came into her home and fatally shot a man who was trying to drown her two 3-month-old children in a bathtub. 

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94-year-old cancer survivor sets half-marathon record

A 94-year-old grandmother who beat cancer twice has also just set her second record for running.

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Cleveland fires 1 officer, suspends 2nd in Rice shooting

CLEVELAND (AP) -- The city of Cleveland has fired one police officer and suspended a second involved in the shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. 

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Ohio political activist to run against Paul Ryan

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A Democratic political activist from Ohio has moved to Wisconsin to run against House Speaker Paul Ryan. 

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White House communications director stepping down

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White House communications director Michael Dubke has confirmed he is leaving the White House and says his last day on the job has not been determined.

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The Latest: Report says bill leaves 51m uninsured in 2026

The Congressional Budget Office says an estimated 51 million people under age 65 would be uninsured in 2026 under the latest version of the House Republican health care bill.

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8 dead, 11 injured after moderate quake in far western China

BEIJING (AP) -- State media say a moderate but shallow earthquake in the far west of China has killed eight people and injured 11 others.

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Wife of ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman dies in crash

The wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman died in a traffic crash in Connecticut, the sports network's president confirmed Wednesday.

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House GOP votes to gut Obama health care law

 Relieved Republicans have pushed their prized health care bill through the House. The mostly party-line 217-213 vote advances a bill that addresses their longtime pledge to erase the 2010 Obama health care law.

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President Trump to speak with Putin by phone Tuesday

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has scheduled another phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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U.S. loses battle to Mexico over 'dolphin-safe' tuna spat

The World Trade Organization says Mexico's tuna industry has been harmed by U.S. "dolphin-safe" labeling rules and the country can seek retaliatory measures worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

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U.S. judge lifts temporary execution stay

A federal judge has lifted her court order that temporarily blocked Arkansas from executing two inmates in one night.

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US Supreme Court won't block Arkansas execution

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court is refusing to block the execution of the first of two Arkansas inmates scheduled to die Monday night in what would be the nation's first double-execution since 2000. 

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Astronaut breaks record for most time in space by American

Astronaut Peggy Whitson has another record under her space belt.

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Aaron Hernandez's death ruled a suicide

The death of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez has been ruled a suicide, the Worcester County District Attorney's office said in a statement Thursday.

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Missing Tenn. student found, former teacher arrested in California

Former Tennessee teacher Tad Cummins who is accused of kidnapping his 15-year-old student Elizabeth Thomas have been found in northern California, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

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UPDATE: Internal memo on Bill O'Reilly sent to Fox News employees

An internal memo was sent to Fox News Channel employees on Wednesday regarding Bill O'Reilly.

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UPDATE: Alert McDonald's worker saw Cleveland suspect

An alert McDonald's employee led Pennsylvania police to the suspect in a Cleveland slaying that was recorded and posted on Facebook.

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Record-setting astronaut thrilled with bonus time in space

   CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- The world's most experienced spacewoman says she's thrilled to get an extra three months off the planet.   

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Chief: Quick review of officer accused of kicking cuffed man

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio police chief says they will fast-track an investigation into an officer captured on video apparently kicking a handcuffed suspect in the head. 

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Human remains found in Missouri identified as missing 21-year-old woman

Human remains discovered in Missouri this week has been identified as a 21-year-old woman who went missing last September, authorities said.

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UPDATE: Senate heads to Gorsuch confirmation vote Friday

The Senate has cleared the way for a Friday confirmation vote on President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court.

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Syria chemical attack death toll surpasses 80

BEIRUT (AP) -- A Syrian monitoring group says the death toll from a suspected chemical weapons attack on the northern town of Khan Sheikhoun has risen to 86.

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Queens jogger murder suspect now charged with sexual abuse

The Brooklyn man accused of murdering Queens jogger Karina Vetrano has now also been charged with sexual abuse in the case.

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White House blames Obama admin for suspected Syria chemical attack

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said on Tuesday that a suspected chemical attack in a Syrian town was a "consequence of the past administration's weakness and irresolution."

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The Latest: Government appeals Hawaii travel ban ruling

HONOLULU (AP) -- President Donald Trump's administration is appealing a Hawaii federal judge's latest ruling blocking the revised travel ban. 

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2 boys electrocuted in Texas storms

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