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Nasty flu season showing signs of winding down in US Video included

Could this nasty flu season finally be winding down?

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Police: Search on for person who shot, killed pregnant goat

Police in Maine say they are searching for a suspect who shot and killed a pregnant goat at a family dairy farm. 

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Broward Co Sheriff: Deputy waited outside building for 4 minutes as killings happened Video included

A Florida sheriff says the deputy who was on duty at a high school where 17 people were massacred waited outside the building for about four minutes without ever going in. 

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Rockford mother, her boyfriend found dead in Rockford park

A missing woman and her boyfriend were found dead Thursday morning at an Illinois park, days after the woman's estranged husband died from a self-inflected gun shot, according to Rockford Police Chief Dan O'Shea.

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Sixth-grader offers to help teacher pay for father-in-law's funeral with ice cream money

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A sixth-grader in Alabama who lost her own father is offering what money she has to her teacher after finding out his father-in-law had died.

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Study: Alcohol, exercise and hobbies all contribute to longer life Video included

When it comes to living a long life - booze may actually help you live longer than hitting the treadmill.

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7th-grader with distraction device shoots himself in bathroom of Ohio school

An Ohio seventh-grader who brought a gun to school and shot himself inside a restroom just before classes began Tuesday also had a device in his backpack meant to cause a distraction, police said.

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Spokesman: Evangelist Billy Graham has died at age 99

The Rev. Billy Graham, counselor to presidents and the most widely heard Christian evangelist in history, has died at age 99.

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Trump urges ban on gun devices like bump stocks

President Donald Trump says he's signed a memo directing the Justice Department to propose regulations to "ban all devices" like bump stocks used in last year's Las Vegas massacre.

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Fight breaks out over flatulent plane passenger, forcing emergency landing

A plane in Europe recently had to make an emergency landing, but it certainly wasn't for a lack of gas.

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Dog food brands recalled over possible euthanasia drug Video included

A drug used to euthanize animals has been found in canned dog food, prompting a recall.

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UPDATE: Calif. man pleads guilty in Russia probe

A California man has pleaded guilty to unwittingly selling bank accounts to Russians meddling in the US elections.

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The Latest: Hundreds at vigil mourn school shooting victims Video included

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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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These are the lives lost in the Florida high school shooting

When a gunman opened fire with an AR-15 at a large high school in south Florida, the 17 dead included students and school workers, young and old.

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Coach who shielded students among shooting victims

A football coach who also worked as a security guard is among the dead in a school shooting that claimed 17 lives in Parkland, Florida.

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Pres. Trump orders flags flown half-staff in light of high school shooting Video included

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President Donald Trump has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff through Feb. 19 at White House and all other public grounds.

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Florida gov: Shooting 'absolutely pure evil' Video included

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UPDATE: Doctors say 16 people wounded in a deadly shooting at a Florida high school are being treated at area hospitals.

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Talking to your kids about school shootings

In the wake of another school shooting, parents may be unsure how to talk to kids about these tragedies.

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Lowe's and Home Depot plan to hire seasonal workers Video included

Lowe's and Home Depot plan on hiring thousands of workers to fill seasonal jobs as the spring and summer rush approaches.

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Woman hopes billboard leads to Valentine's Day meeting with 'yellow shoe guy'

A woman from Brooklyn is searching for a missed connection with a man she saw on the train, and she's hoping a new campaign will lead her to the love of her life.

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Suspect held, SUV stopped after shooting at NSA gate

Authorities are responding to a shooting in Fort Meade, Maryland, where the National Security Agency is headquartered, the White House said Wednesday. 

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A Westminster wow: Bichon frise becomes America's top dog

Flynn the bichon frise won best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club on Tuesday night, a choice that seemed to surprise almost everyone in the crowd at Madison Square Garden. 

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'I looked at it, and it was moving': Worm in woman's eye leads to unique discovery

Imagine looking into your irritated eye for a pesky eyelash, only to pull out a translucent, wiggling worm nearly a half inch long. 

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UPDATE: All stranded climbers safely down Mount Hood Video included

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

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A scam targeting new homeowners is spreading across the country

A scam targeting new homeowners is spreading across the country.

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Lesbian teacher fired from Miami Catholic school after marrying 'love of my life'

Jocelyn Morfii married the love of her life -- and was fired by the Catholic school where she taught.

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Walker visits White House for infrastructure talk with Trump Video included

Gov. Scott Walker is one of eight governors meeting with President Trump on Monday to discuss the White House's $1.5 trillion infrastructure proposal.

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Police had previously gone to home where Ohio officers killed Video included

 WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) --  Police in Ohio say two officers have been fatally shot at a home in a Columbus suburb, and a suspect is in custody. 

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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 Video included

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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 Video included

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

Two children died in Texas on Wednesday after they were electrocuted by power lines downed in a severe overnight storm.

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4th body found after fire in rundown Oakland residential building

The latest on a fatal fire in Oakland (all times local).

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Man exonerated for attempted murder free after 20 years

A man whose attempted-murder conviction was tossed by a California judge walked free Tuesday after 20 years in prison.

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At least 3 dead in Oakland building fire

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say a blaze that tore through a residential building in Northern California that housed recovering drug addicts and former homeless people killed at least three residents.

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President Trump takes aim at Obama's efforts to curb global warming

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday that will suspend, rescind or flag for review more than a half-dozen measures that were part of former President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to curb global warming.

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Maryland teen was plotting mass school shooting, police say

A Maryland high school student is expected to face charges after a journal with a detailed plan for a mass shooting at her school was found in her home, in addition to a shotgun and bomb-making materials, authorities said. 

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Dog trapped in blaze revived by firefighter's mouth-to-snout resuscitation

A dog rescued from a California fire has survived thanks to a firefighter who performed CPR on the animal.

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Dylann Roof's friend is going to prison for lying to FBI

The only person with whom Dylann Roof shared his racist plan to massacre worshipers at a historically black South Carolina church is about to find out how long he will go to prison for lying to the FBI.

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Man burns house, kills pets while trying to exterminate ants

Maine's state fire marshal says a man burned down his parents' house and killed three pets while trying to exterminate ants in his basement with matches.

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David Rockefeller, last of generation in family, dies at 101

David Rockefeller was the last of his generation in a famous American family that taught its children that wealth brings great responsibility.

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FBI director has ‘no information’ supporting Trump’s wiretapping claims

FBI Director James Comey today said he has "no information" supporting President Trump’s allegations that the Obama administration wiretapped his campaign last year. 

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Former teacher may have planned alleged abduction of teen in advance: police

The Tennessee teacher accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old former student may have planned the abduction in advance, according to police.

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Cops corral 2 ponies in New York City during snowstorm

Two ponies briefly went on the lam today in New York City, apparently enjoying the snowy streets as the Big Apple was hit by a late-winter storm.

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Pi Day: A number of things to know

Math enthusiasts know all about it, and the rest of the population is probably hoping for cherry pie.

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Amazon shares data with Arkansas prosecutor in murder case

Amazon dropped its fight against a subpoena issued in an Arkansas murder case after the defendant said he wouldn't mind if the technology giant shared information that may have been gathered by an Amazon Echo smart speaker.

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Bird flu found at Tyson Foods chicken supplier

Tens of thousands of chickens have been destroyed at a Tennessee chicken farm due to a bird flu outbreak, and 30 other farms within a six-mile radius are being quarantined.

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Pence dismisses town hall criticism at Wisconsin stop

Vice President Mike Pence is dismissing people at Republican town halls across the country who have spoken out in support of the national health care law.

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Deputy: 4 dead in Oregon fire were children

A sheriff's spokesman says four children were killed in a house fire in a small Oregon timber town.

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Judge sides with transgender students over bathroom access

A federal judge has ruled that three transgender students at a Pennsylvania high school can use bathrooms that correspond to their stated gender identities while their lawsuit challenging the school district's policy continues. 

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Senate confirms billionaire investor as commerce secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate has confirmed billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as commerce secretary as President Donald Trump adds to his economic team.

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Transgender Kenosha teen's win not based on federal order

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A lawyer for a transgender student in Wisconsin who won a lawsuit against his school says revocation of federal guidance related to bathroom use would not impact his case.

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Sports doc accused of molesting 9 young gymnasts

A sports doctor charged with sexual assault is accused of molesting nine young gymnasts while treating them for injuries at his home, a Michigan State University clinic or a gymnastics club in the Lansing area.

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Some pipeline protesters ready to get arrested

About 150 protesters are marching arm-in-arm out of the Dakota Access pipeline protest camp while singing and playing drums.

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Florida man charged in plot to bomb retail stores

OCALA, Fla. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors say a Florida man planned to blow up several Target stores along the East Coast in an attempt to cheap stock in the company.

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Guilty plea made involving San Bernardino attack

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- A California man has pleaded guilty to providing the high-powered rifles used to kill 14 people in the San Bernardino terror attack. 

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Puzder withdraws nomination for labor secretary

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Andrew Puzder says he is withdrawing as President Donald Trump's nominee for labor secretary.

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What's next in the Trump travel ban case?

A federal appeals court has handed a resounding victory to Washington state and Minnesota in their challenge of President Donald Trump’s travel ban, finding unanimously that a lower court ruling suspending the ban’s enforcement should stay in place while the case continues.

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Suspect in 3 slayings dead after motel standoff

The U.S. Marshals say a man suspected in the killings of three women is dead after a standoff with police at a Georgia motel, and a female suspect has been arrested.

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Trump's nominee for Army secretary drops out

WASHINGTON (AP) -- An administration official says President Donald Trump's nominee for Army secretary, Vincent Viola, has withdrawn his name from consideration.

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Girl who wanted to play on boys' basketball team expelled

A girl who wanted to play for her Roman Catholic school's boys basketball team has instead been kicked out of school after her family filed a lawsuit.

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Police: Florida pastor having affair flees home naked

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Police say a husband returned home to find his wife in bed with a prominent pastor.

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Army Corp told to approve Dakota pipeline easement

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven says the Acting Secretary of the Army has directed the Army Corps of Engineers to proceed with an easement necessary to complete the Dakota Access pipeline.

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New acting AG orders Justice to 'do our sworn duty'

Acting Attorney General Dana Boente is ordering the Justice Department to "do our sworn duty" and defend President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration and refugees.

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Boy Scouts will allow transgender children into programs

The Boy Scouts of America says it will allow transgender children who identify as boys to enroll in its boys only programs.

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Trump proposes big export tax, triggering fight with Mexico

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto announced on Twitter today that he canceled a scheduled meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, just one day after Trump signed an executive order calling for the launch of plans to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Actress Mary Tyler Moore dead at 80

Mary Tyler Moore, the star of two of TV's best-loved sitcoms, has died.

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Pence swears in Pompeo as CIA director

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo has been sworn in as the next CIA director. Vice President Mike Pence is praising Pompeo's "wealth of experience" and "character."

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Lawmakers slam ethics official over Trump tweets

Lawmakers from both parties are admonishing a federal ethics official who sent a series of tweets commenting on President Donald Trump's potential conflicts of interest.

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Spicer says WH intends 'never to lie to you'

White House press secretary Sean Spicer is saying the Trump administration's "intention is never to lie to you."

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Texas Governor Threatens Funding Cut Over Sanctuary Cities

A Central Texas sheriff's announcement her agency will be scaling back its cooperation with federal immigration agents has prompted Gov. Greg Abbott to say his office will be cutting funding for the county.

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Current, former major leaguers die in Dominican crashes

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  • Greitens blames politics, but even some in GOP concerned

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  • Students: More gun control needed after school shooting

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