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Accused child predator used ‘Fortnite’ to lure teen into sexual relationship, deputies say

Authorities say the suspect and a co-conspirator communicated with as many as 20 victims of child pornography through the popular online game “Fortnite.”

  Video shows barefoot toddler with hands up walking toward armed police officers

Big League Chew to feature female on pouch for first time

‘We don’t want an apology’: University of Oklahoma investigates racist video showing student in blackface

White ex-police officer indicted on first-degree murder charge in shooting death of black man

Video: Horses chase man fleeing from Florida deputies

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  Women’s March returns to DC amid shutdown and controversy

Horse named ‘Rodeo’ rescued after getting stuck in dumpster

21 dead, 71 burned in fire at illegal tap on Mexico pipeline

‘But we didn’t know it’: Honor roll student suspended after using counterfeit money at school

Trump promises March for Life crowd that he stands with them

Puppy born with upside-down paws gets corrective surgery

  Mueller’s office says BuzzFeed report inaccurate

The statement by Robert Mueller's office on Friday night doesn't cite any specific errors.

White cop who shot black teen gets nearly 7 years in prison

Jason Van Dyke was convicted last year of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery — one for each bullet fired at Laquan McDonald.

George W. Bush treats Secret Service team to pizza during shutdown

An Instagram photo shows the 43rd president of the United States delivering a stack of pies to his currently unpaid security team.

Woman’s limbs amputated after pneumonia diagnosis

A Lubbock family is reaching out to the community for support after learning their loved one, Crish McCutcheon, will now be a quadruple amputee. According to the family, she was diagnosed with pneumonia that went septic on Jan. 6.

  Trump plans big announcement on Saturday on shutdown, border

Mid-South federal workers to rally Saturday in response to shutdown

Food drive held for Mid-South federal employees

Angry Waffle House customer throws soda in cashier’s face, sheriff says

Sony and RCA record labels sever ties with R. Kelly

Trump, Kim to hold 2nd summit in late February

  The super blood wolf moon eclipse is coming this weekend

It’s a combination of three separate things – a super moon, a wolf moon and a lunar eclipse.

‘Haunting a new generation’: Netflix announces ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ reboot

The iconic true crime series first aired in 1987.

Pence defends wife’s teaching job at school that bars gays

The vice president is responding to media reports of his wife returning to teach at a school that says it can refuse to employ gay and lesbian teachers or enroll children with gay or lesbian parents.

Democrats said Russians tried to hack DNC after midterms

According to court documents, the Democratic National Committee said it was the subject of an attempted hack in the days after the 2018 midterm elections, probably by Russian intelligence.

‘I don’t deal with Asians with the last name Wong’: Woman shocked after receiving racist voicemail

Ali Wong said she wants to have a talk with the caller. The caller's number was associated with a Las Vegas dental facility.

Skier dies after avalanche in NM; 1 in critical condition

A skier has died and another is in critical condition after being buried by an avalanche in New Mexico.

  MLK national park to reopen during government shutdown

The National Park Service will use $83,500 from the Delta Air Lines Foundation and fee revenues to reopen the park for 16 days.

ICE detained Marine with PTSD after incident

A judge ordered him released on his own recognizance, but authorities in Kent County, MI, turned him over to ICE instead. ICE held him for three days.

Disabled woman raped, impregnated in care facility in Florida, lawsuit says

The family says she was in no position to give consent because of her profound intellectual disabilities, a neurological disorder called Rett syndrome and other physical ailments. A multi-agency investigation has been launched into Pensacola Cluster, an intermediate-care facility.

Suspect in fatal Texas church shooting found dead, police say

One woman was killed and another victim was critically injured in a shooting outside a church in Cypress, TX, on Thursday.

Teen with replica gun shot, killed by police

Authorities say officers in the city of Tempe reported a suspect burglarizing a car Tuesday and that he ran away holding what appeared to be a handgun.

Foods you may want to avoid during the shutdown

The Food and Drug Administration, the agency in charge of making sure food is safe, stopped some routine food safety inspections when the shutdown began. It also was forced to furlough thousands of workers.

‘She is going be the coldest’: 7-year-old barbershop phenom turning heads, cleaning them too

Alijah Hernandez is still a few years from earning her barber’s license. Until then, she’s perfecting her craft.

'I have a gun’: Woman scares armed teens away from daughter’s home

A mom armed with a gun scared off a group of young criminals who broke into her daughter’s home in Pueblo, CO.

Recall: Chicken nuggets may contain wood pieces

The company became aware of the situation after three consumer complaints were filed. There are no reports of related illnesses from the apparent contamination.

After cover-up trial, officer who shot teen to be sentenced

A judge is set to decide on Friday how long the officer who fatally shot teenager Laquan McDonald spends behind bars.

Police recommend charges against woman seen dragging dog with electric scooter

Police in Bakersfield, CA, are recommending that charges be filed against a woman seen on video dragging a dog while riding an electric scooter.

2 people buried after avalanche at Taos ski resort

Two skiers were buried after an avalanche took place on Thursday afternoon at Kachina Peak, the highest point at Taos Ski Valley ski resort.

As shutdown drags on, food insecurity hits federal workers, and people chip in - including beer

The government shutdown is now in its fourth week, and with each missed paycheck, concern about food insecurity rises. People are even buying beers for employees off the job.

Puppy set to get 100 hugs as community checks off his bucket list

Logan, an eight-week-old German Shepherd, has an untreatable heart condition, but his family is making sure he lives a full life.

New diet cuts meats and sugars, adds fruits, nuts and veggies in bid to save the planet

The diet could prevent up to 11.6 million premature deaths without hurting the planet, the scientists behind the plan argue.

South GA couple charged with bestiality after child pornography investigation

A Pelham man was arrested for child pornography on Thursday. He and his wife are also facing a charge of bestiality, according to the Pelham Police Department (PPD).

Police seek, quickly find 3 people to get drunk as part of DUI traffic stop training

The Kutztown Borough Police Department put out the call on Facebook on Wednesday for three volunteers “to assist us in training officers to administer Standardized Field Sobriety Tests during suspected DUI traffic stops.”

GM employees allege nooses, threats, and racist remarks in Ohio plant

One supervisor said ‘there was never a black person lynched who didn’t deserve it’ at a staff meeting, and was never reprimanded.

3 officers acquitted of Laquan McDonald cover-up

The judge said there was no evidence that officers tried to hide or bury evidence.

Those who helped Jayme Closs want her to get $50,000 reward after making own escape

The couple who called 911 for Jayme Closs, after she escaped and was brought to their house, are pointing out that she rescued herself.

Britain’s Prince Philip, queen’s husband, in car accident

The palace said the two-car accident happened Thursday afternoon near Sandringham Estate, the queen's country retreat in eastern England.

Microsoft pledges $500 million to address homelessness, affordable housing crisis in Seattle

The company said the gap between job growth and housing growth has been even greater in the suburban cities around Seattle than in Seattle itself. (Source: CNN)

Zebra-like stripes may prevent insect bites, study finds

Scientists said stripes make it harder for insects to see them.

Teen flies to Australia to track down grandpa’s Vietnam War helmet missing for 50 years

Brayden Mott made it his missing to get his grandfather's helmet back, which had been missing for 50 years. He mowed lawns to earn airfare.

Government may have split up thousands more migrant families

"The total number and current status of all children separated from their parents or guardians ... is unknown," according to the report. It could be thousands more because family separations were taking place much earlier, during an influx that began in 2017, investigators found.

Cohen paid to rig online polls in Trump’s favor, report says

Cohen paid the head of a small technology company between $12,000 to $13,000 for activities related to Trump’s campaign, things like trying unsuccessfully to manipulate two online polls in Trump’s favor

Amid shutdown, Secret Service agents absorb travel expenses while working without pay

With no paychecks in sight, many in the agency see bank accounts dwindling and short-term debt mounting, which itself creates a potential security threat and puts their jobs at risk.

Trump cancels Pelosi’s overseas trip after her request to postpone State of the Union address

The nation's two most powerful leaders appeared to be engaged in a game of constitutional one-upmanship as negotiations to end the monthlong partial government shutdown failed to produce results.

Man accused of making homemade bomb in sushi restaurant

The suspect told Des Moines, IA, police he was just trying to raise a red flag.

Subway employee caught in photo with bare feet on counter near food prep area

The image displaying the employee’s unsanitary actions prompted outrage on social media and a response from a Subway spokesperson. (Source: FACEBOOK/Tara Renee)

Hotel dishwasher awarded $21 million after ex-employer made her work on Sundays

Marie Jean Pierre, 60, a former employee at Conrad Miami said the company violated her civil rights.

Watchdog: Government may have separated many more children from migrant families

A report from the Health and Human Services inspector general's office finds that family separations were taking place before the spring of last year, when the administration announced its "zero tolerance" policy on the southwest border.

  Gladys Knight to sing national anthem at Super Bowl

The seven-time Grammy Award-winner says she's proud to use her voice to "unite and represent our country" in her hometown of Atlanta.

Dead baby found in trash at Arizona Amazon facility

Authorities say the dead infant found in a trash can at an Amazon distribution facility was beyond resuscitation.

GRAPHIC: Scientist mauled to death by 1,500-lb crocodile at Indonesian laboratory

Deasy Tuwo, 44, was tasked with feeding the animal and likely fell into its enclosure, police said.

Giuliani: ‘I never said there was no collusion’ between Trump campaign, Russia

Giuliani, Trump's personal attorney, made the bombshell statement Wednesday, in an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo.

Michigan State University interim president resigns over comments on Larry Nassar’s victims

The former governor brought in to help Michigan State University recover from the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal resigned Wednesday as the school’s interim president amid backlash over his comments about some of the ex-sports doctor’s victims.

A bystander rendered aid at the scene of a fiery crash. Then someone took his truck.

That good Samaritan was on the scene to help the victims of a fiery crash, including the suspect.

Government shutdown forces change to school lunch menu in rural county

Students in this North Carolina county will receive minimum meals to conserve food and funding, the school system says.

Man, 87, dies after spilling fuel on himself, catching on fire

The victim sustained burns to one-third of his lower body, deputies say. He was air-lifted to the hospital, where he died the next day.

2020 Democrats face a choice: Fight Trump or ignore him?

Possible Democratic candidates haven't hesitated to tangle with Trump. Sen. Sherrod Brown recalled that when Trump slammed him over the closure of a General Motors plant in his home state, he poked the president for seeking "an Ohio Democrat to blame" while the GOP held power in the state.

Heavy rain causes flooding, mudslide concerns as storm wallops California

In areas recently scarred by wildfires, authorities feared massive mudslides that would further damage communities struggling to recover from a historically bad fire season.

Healthcare facility where vegetative woman gave birth ordered to find new management

State regulators issued a letter ordering the facility to hire a third-party manager following visits that they say raised “several significant concerns.”

Mother burned when sippy cup exploded in her face, she says

An attorney says the company who makes the sippy cup doesn’t believe an explosion could have happened if the cup was being used properly and wants to do testing on it.

Neglect charges may be filed in deaths of 3 children who got trapped in freezer, police say

Two siblings, a 6-year-old and 1-year-old, and a 4-year-old friend died Sunday night after climbing into a freezer, left unplugged outside, and getting trapped inside it.

Coast Guard service members miss 1st paycheck due to government shutdown

The branch’s top official said this is the first time in history that U.S. Armed Forces service members have missed a paycheck during a shutdown.

Bob Costas leaving NBC, where he spent four decades and hosted Olympics

Costas joined NBC Sports in 1979 and became the voice of the Olympics for the network, as well as covering baseball, football, basketball and horse racing.

American killed in Kenya attack survived 9/11 attacks, founded consulting business

Jason Spindler, who went on to found I-DEV International, was working in the World Trade Center at the time hijacked planes flew into the towers on 9/11. He died in a terror attack on a Nairobi hotel on Tuesday.

EPA nominee says climate change is real, but it’s not ‘the greatest crisis’

Andrew Wheeler, President Trump’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, gave his thoughts on climate change during his confirmation hearing on Wednesday.

MS soldier surprises daughter after overseas deployment

A soldier surprised her daughter during class at Sumrall Elementary School on Wednesday morning after being deployed to Kuwait for six months.

Hyundai and Kia recalling 168,000 cars over engine fire problem

The affiliated Korean automakers have been dogged by fire and engine failure complaints from across the nation.

Studies: Antarctica losing 252 billion tons of ice a year, oceans hotter than ever

The 2018 record for ocean temperature broke the one set just the year before, continuing a dramatic and dangerous pattern of warming water temperatures, according to international scientists.