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Judge: US violated victims’ rights in Jeffrey Epstein sex abuse case

Man pleads guilty to beating woman to death with golf club, frying pan

World’s biggest bee found: It’s as big as your thumb

Manafort faces March sentencing in Virginia tax, fraud case

2 women accuse R. Kelly of sexual misconduct in 1990s

El Chapo’s sons indicted on drug conspiracy charges, feds say

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Death of mentally ill man allegedly beaten by Mississippi police officers ruled homicide

Syracuse hoops coach Boeheim strikes, kills pedestrian on highway

Dermatologists raise concerns over movement to ban sunscreen for environmental reasons

Man mows down family of 8 when dad asks him not to smoke near kids, police say

World Health Organization: Vaccine hesitancy is a top 10 global threat

Judge imposes gag order on Trump confidant Stone after Instagram post

  Jussie Smollett gave detailed instructions for fake attack, prosecutor says

“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett gave detailed instructions to two brothers who helped him stage a racist, anti-gay attack on himself, a prosecutor said Thursday.

Snake vs. bird: You want to look away, but you can’t

It took the snake about 90 minutes to eat the large bird.

  Coast Guard officer accused of terrorist plot against Democrats , CNN reporters

Lt. Christopher Paul Hasson, who worked at Coast Guard headquarters in Washington on a program to acquire advanced new cutters for the agency, faced a federal court hearing Thursday on gun and drug charges. But in court papers, prosecutors outlined far more serious allegations.

Louisiana man accused of breaking into home while wearing gorilla suit

A Louisiana man has been arrested by Sulphur Police after allegedly breaking into a home while wearing a gorilla suit

Mushrooms may have killed woman who ate at restaurant in Spain

Shocked by your 2019 tax return? Here’s why refunds are lower this year

Peter Tork of The Monkees is dead at 77

Iceberg twice as large as NYC to break off of Antarctica

‘Extinct’ Galapagos tortoise re-emerges after 113 years

Ingredients on moon could be used to make water, NASA says

  Doggonit Bam Bam: Dog gets head stuck in spare tire

No one knows how Bam Bam got trapped in the wheel.

College student allegedly created app to sell drugs

It all came crashing down after a sting operation ended with the student’s arrest Friday.

WA hospital mistakenly posted nearly 1 million patients’ personal info online

Officials said their data breach was first discovered when a patient Googled their name.

Park ranger furloughed during shutdown wins lottery

The NJ resident won a whopping $29.5 million jackpot.

Parents accuse Junior ROTC sergeant of shooting 14-year-old with airsoft gun

The teenager’s parents say the Junior ROTC teacher was first asked to leave the school but soon returned due to support from an online petition.

Advocates say US still separates migrant families needlessly

The Texas Civil Rights Project released a report Thursday that counts 272 separations at a single Texas courthouse since June, when President Donald Trump issued an executive order ending widespread separations amid public outrage.

  Democrats prepare resolution against Trump’s declaration

Democrats and some Republicans say there is no emergency at the border. They say Trump is improperly declaring one to work around Congress' rejection of the higher funds for the wall.

Family video shows 12-year-old girl in final moments before fatal 2018 home explosion

The girl's family wants a Dallas-based natural gas company to improve safety after it was confirmed that a cracked gas pipe behind their home caused the deadly explosion.

School bus driver crashed into tree while under influence of drugs, NJ police say

First responders found the bus driver unconscious at the crash site and used Narcan to revive her.

‘It was just beautiful’: Divers encounter great white shark off Florida coast

A group of divers recorded their encounter with a great white shark off the coast of Jupiter, Florida.

Jussie Smollett charged with making false police report

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tweeted the news on Wednesday after Smollett's attorneys met with prosecutors and detectives.

Suspected gun store burglar rams accomplice with truck during break-in

A surveillance video from last Wednesday morning shows the truck coming into the store, and then hitting one of the accomplices.

11-year-old girl’s cold case 1973 murder in California cracked with help of DNA, genealogical website

Linda O'Keefe was murdered in 1973. A suspect in the case is now in custody in Colorado.

Authorities announce officer case review, FBI civil rights investigation in fatal Houston raid

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said at a news conference that he welcomed the FBI investigation "in the spirit of transparency."

FBI impersonators caught on camera invading FL home

The homeowners weren’t around, but a contractor and a housekeeper were. Thinking the impostors were actually police, they opened the door.

Man sucker punches lawyer after getting 45-year prison sentence

A courtroom attack on an attorney following a suspect’s domestic violence conviction was recorded on video from a body camera worn by a Cuyahoga County deputy.

House Democrats’ measure blocking Trump emergency declaration coming Friday

House Democrats will file a resolution Friday aimed at blocking the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump has issued to help finance his wall along the Southwest border.

Michael Cohen will give public testimony next week before House Oversight Committee

The hearing, which was originally scheduled for Feb. 7, has been rescheduled for next Wednesday, Feb. 27. It will begin at 10 a.m. ET.

No, the polar vortex didn’t kill off all the stink bugs

Harsh winters will indeed kill off more stink bugs than usual, but not 95 percent of them, as some media reports have suggested this week.

Family pressing charges against woman for disrupting baby’s birthday photo shoot

A Houston family is pressing charges against a woman who ordered them out of a local spot during their daughter's birthday photo shoot. They say the woman harassed them and even put her hands on one of them.

Watch: It’s a penguin snow day

The penguins of the Pittsburgh Zoo enjoy a day of frolicking in the snow.

Coast Guard lieutenant compiled hit list of lawmakers and media figures, feds say

Christopher Paul Hasson is due to appear Thursday in federal court in Maryland after his arrest on gun and drug offenses, but prosecutors say those charges are the "proverbial tip of the iceberg."

  Tow truck driver helps officer, who was stabbed in the back, arrest DUI suspect

Authorities said a tow truck driver pulled a heroic act by helping an officer who was stabbed by a DUI suspect in California.

Vegan bride bans meat-eating guests, including mom, from wedding

Invitees to an upcoming Australian wedding agreed to the bride-to-be’s request to eat from a vegan menu. But the Aussie decided that wasn’t enough.

Samsung’s new foldable phone costs $1,980

It’s a 4.6 inch-smartphone that can open up into a 7.3-inch tablet. It hits stores on April 26 and starts at $1,980.

Man beat fiancee to death with baseball bat before burning her body, police say

Kelsey Berreth, a 29-year-old flight instructor, was last seen on Nov. 22 near her home in a mountain town near Colorado Springs, south of Denver.

Burberry apologizes for hoodie with noose knot

Marco Gobbetti, the brand’s CEO, said in a statement that Burberry is “deeply sorry for the distress” the shirt has caused and has removed it from the autumn-winter collection. Riccardo Tisci, Burberry’s creative director, also apologized. He said “while the design was inspired by a nautical theme,

Couple saved by contractor’s urgent warning just before roof collapses

A neighbor said the couple called their contractor for advice when they noticed their ceiling sagging. His response was "get out of the house immediately."

Supreme Court limits power of states to impose excessive fines and seize property

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that the Constitution’s ban on excessive fines applies to the states, an outcome that could help efforts to rein in police seizure of property from criminal suspects.

New tools are coming to improve your credit score, report says

The new services will be available on an opt-in basis and will be free to consumers.

Ariana Grande claims top 3 spots on Billboard charts

Grande did it with her singles "7 Rings," "Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored," and "Thank U, Next.”

‘I broke my face a whole bunch,’ says teen who fell 50 feet off bridge while attempting selfie

Triston Bailey survived the fall off the Margaret McDermott Bridge last November. He is expected to make a full recovery.

Grand Canyon museum visitors exposed for years to radiation, safety manager says

Authorities said the uranium ore was stored next to a taxidermy exhibit. A nuclear expert said the uranium exposure was unlikely to be hazardous to visitors.

Judge postpones Michael Cohen’s prison sentence by two months

Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney and fixer, is also preparing to testify before three Congressional committees this month. Originally, he was to report to prison on March 6.

Netflix: What’s coming and going in March

Season 3 for "Queer Eye" and Season 5B for "Arrested Development" arrive March 15, and "Santa Clarita Diet" Season 3 is set to drop March 29. "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind," directed by and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, comes to the streaming service March 1.

Justice Clarence Thomas challenges 1964 libel case

The case decision determined public figures must prove actual malice in libel cases -- which is a higher standard than typical citizens are held to.

Razors found under shopping cart handles at NC Walmart

Authorities said a Walmart customer was reportedly cut by one of the razors over the weekend.

Karl Lagerfeld’s cat may inherit some of his millions

Long before he died this week, Lagerfeld said he had made sure Choupette would be well taken care of after he was gone.

  VIDEO: Skier caught, buried by Utah avalanche

The avalanche carried the skier 200 feet through trees and rocks until it buried him completely.

Just study salmon at Red Lobster, Rep. Tim Burchett says

According to a report by Ocean's Deeply, some types of salmon along the coast are disappearing, and the population that remains is becoming significantly smaller.

Rare oarfish, ancient omens of natural disaster, captured by Japanese fishermen

The fish were captured alive but later died. Some fear of impending tsunamis or earthquakes in the region.

$12 million worth of meth seized in a shipment of frozen strawberries in TX

When Customs and Border Protection further inspected the strawberry shipment, officers discovered 350 packages of alleged methamphetamine concealed within the trailer. In total, 906 pounds of methamphetamine was seized from the shipment.

Bramble Cay melomys: First mammal extinct due to climate change, Australia says

The small brown rodent lived on a coral island on the Great Barrier Reef.

2-year-old’s ‘corn dog’ dance to Beyonce goes viral

The video had over 8 million views on Facebook and another 5 million on Twitter by Tuesday.

Resident told not to speak Spanish at Houston retirement community

The letter from the complex’s director said in part: “The United States of America is an English-speaking country, and those who come to the United States or are born here should learn to speak the language.”

Coaches accused of body-shaming WI cheerleaders with awards for big breasts, buttocks

The ACLU claims investigations by the principal and school district determined the cheerleading coaches did nothing wrong because the awards were “meant to be funny” and “just joking around.”

Snow, ice expected to affect 90 million in US

Americans from the Plains to the Northeast are under a winter weather watch, warning or advisory.

AP source: FBI had backup plan to save Russia probe evidence

The goal was to ensure that the information collected under the investigations, which included probes of Trump associates and possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign, would survive the firings or reassignments of top law enforcement officials.

Iowa mom gets life for death of baby son found in maggot-infested diaper

An autopsy shows the baby died of malnutrition, dehydration and an E. coli infection. Investigators determined he had been wearing the same diaper for at least 10 days.

Man dies twice but lives to tell story, thanks to strangers

The man says his experiences gave him a purpose: to live a life of compassion and kindness and try to connect with everyone he encounters.

82-year-old crossing guard pushes kids to safety before being hit by SUV

The SUV's driver told police the glare from the sun prevented her from seeing people in the crosswalk.

Southwest Airlines cancels hundreds of flights amid mechanical problems

In a statement, the Dallas-based airline said there is no common theme to the issues facing its 750 airplanes.

Ohio nail salon getting a lot of attention over its risque name

A new business owner in Perkins Township decided to get a little risque with the name of her nail salon.

Trump chooses Jeffrey Rosen for deputy attorney general

President Donald Trump on Tuesday nominated Jeffrey Rosen, a longtime litigator and deputy transportation secretary, to replace Rod Rosenstein as deputy attorney general.

Trump says he has ‘absolute right’ to declare emergency

President Donald Trump declared Tuesday that he would prevail over a multistate lawsuit challenging his emergency declaration to pay for a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

Police dismiss tip Smollett, 2 brothers together in elevator

Chicago police investigated but dismissed a tip that on the night "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett reported being attacked by two masked men he was in an elevator of his apartment building with two brothers later arrested and released from custody in the probe.

Sec. of State: Alabama woman who joined ISIS, wants to return home is no longer US citizen; cannot return

Local woman who joined ISIS, now wants to return to the US.

Walmart’s new corporate policy may cost man with cerebral palsy his job

A Pennsylvania Walmart employee with cerebral palsy is fighting to keep his job. His job requirements will soon include things that he physically cannot do, but he wants to keep working.