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Gun-rights activists gear up for show of force in Virginia, governor declares state of emergency

Second Amendment groups have identified Virginia as a rallying point for the fight against what they see as a national erosion of gun rights.

  Trump recounts details of Soleimani strike to donors

  California teen uses Snapchat to escape alleged kidnappers

  Barefoot child breaks into Texas smoke shop

California teachers sue after jetliner dumps fuel on schools

Rollback proposed for Michelle Obama school lunch guidelines

Boeing is working on a new software issue on the 737 Max

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China reports 4 more cases in viral pneumonia outbreak

Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial

  Plane slides off taxiway in icy weather as storm hits US

  Michigan man finds $43,000 in secondhand couch, returns money to owner

  WATCH: Close encounter with moose turns into hide-and-seek

  America’s deadly flu outbreak declines, but may not have peaked, CDC says

  Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team

There will be millions watching on television, 100 senators seated silently in the Capitol and one man in the Oval Office with a twitchy Twitter finger.

  Police: Medical issue led to Starbucks crash in Illinois

Police said in a statement Friday that the driver will not be cited or charged.

  Mass. couple pursues car listed in 11-year-old girl’s Amber Alert, leading to suspect’s capture

A couple spotted that car and helped lead police to the suspect and an abducted 11-year-old girl.

7 facts about Betty White, who is celebrating her 98th birthday today

Actress Betty White is celebrating her 98th birthday Friday, and her decades-long career in television and film is being celebrated by many to mark the occasion.

US housing construction jumps 16.9% in December

Police: North Dakota woman left 6 children with dead body

  11 U.S. service members injured in last week’s Iran missile attack, military official says

  Andrew Yang’s wife alleges sexual assault by obstetrician

  Wisconsin woman dies after long wait in emergency room, family says

  Fitbit could help predict flu outbreaks, study says

  Simone Biles surprises students at a Texas school

The visit was part of an event hosted by Girls, Inc. and Mattress Firm teaming up with Biles to spread their healthy message.

  Woman pleads guilty to poisoning husband with eye drops

A South Carolina woman pleaded guilty to fatally poisoning her husband by putting eye drops into his water for days.

170 sickened at Yosemite; park confirms 2 cases of norovirus

Yosemite National Park is investigating about 170 reports of gastrointestinal illnesses that officials say are consistent with norovirus.

Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia network to debut on Oct. 4

Magnolia’s programming is focused on family-friendly fare that touches on home, garden, food, wellness and design.

  Trump’s trial begins, senators vowing ‘impartial justice’

The seven impeachment managers will try to persuade at least four Republican senators to demand new documents and testimony in the trial to prevent a rush to Trump’s acquittal.

Cheesecake Factory offering 7 ice cream flavors you can enjoy at home

The Cheesecake Factory has launched a new line of ice creams to go along with its variety of desserts that can be purchased at retailers.

  GRAPHIC: Tenn. nurse arrested for child abuse caught on camera

A Tennessee nurse is charged with aggravated child abuse and neglect after a mother released surveillance video of alleged abuse against her 12-year-old daughter with cerebral palsy.

37 charged in Puerto Rico to Wisconsin drug smuggling case

Federal prosecutors said 37 people have been charged in a drug smuggling case.

  Lawmakers propose ‘Make America Great Again’ license plate in Okla.

Two Oklahoma Republicans have filed a bill in the state Senate to allow drivers to put a “Make America Great Again” license plate on their vehicles.

Police in Long Island serial killer case reveal new evidence

Investigators stymied by a nine-year mystery following the discovery of 11 sets of human remains strewn along a suburban New York beach highway revealed a previously unreleased photograph Thursday of evidence found at one of the crime scenes.

Warrant issued for Odell Beckham after video shows butt swat

Police in New Orleans say a misdemeanor simple battery warrant has been issued for Cleveland Browns wide receiver and former LSU star Odell Beckham Jr.

  Trump boosts school prayer, faith groups as he rallies base

President Donald Trump is taking steps to solidify his evangelical base by proposing easier access for religious organizations to federal programs and reaffirming students’ rights to pray in public schools.

Georgia election server showed signs of tampering: Expert

A computer security expert says a server was left exposed to the open internet for at least six months.

New Mets manager Beltrán out amid sign-stealing scandal

Carlos Beltrán is out as manager of the New York Mets before a single game. It’s the latest fallout from the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal that has rocked Major League Baseball.

  Ukraine investigates US ambassador surveillance claim; Giuliani ally implicates Trump

The Ukrainian Interior Ministry said in a statement that Ukrainian police “are not interfering in the internal political affairs of the United States.”

  GRAPHIC: Teen uses hidden cameras to record alleged parental abuse in Fla.

The 14-year-old installed security cameras at home to prove her allegations of abuse, and the videos led to the father's arrest.

Sepsis deaths greater than thought; remains leading cause of death in U.S. hospitals

According to a new study, the number of sepsis deaths around the world is double what researchers previously believed.

Christopher Tolkien, son of ‘Lord of the Rings’ author, dies at 95

The younger Tolkien spent much of his career editing and publishing his father’s continued works on Middle Earth after his father’s death, thus helping keep his father’s legacy alive.

  7 killed, 14 tortured in Panama exorcism terror rituals

Prosecutors in Panama say they have found the corpses of six children and one adult in a clandestine burial pit where a sect had tortured indigenous people in exorcism rituals.

Senate passes US-Canada-Mexico trade deal, a Trump priority

Passage of the measure gives President Donald Trump a major policy victory before senators turns their full attention to his impeachment trial.

New Orleans police issue simple battery warrant for Odell Beckham Jr.

The New Orleans Police Department said it has obtained an arrest warrant for simple battery after Odell Beckham Jr. was seen in a video making contact with a security guard.

Police: Suspended student stabs 2 classmates at Texas school

Medics took both victims to a hospital in ambulances. Their condition is unknown.

Previously undetected lymphoma led to ESPN reporter’s death, fiancée reveals

Aschoff’s fiancée said after his autopsy, they found out he had stage 4 non-Hodgkin lymphoma in his lungs. It’s an aggressive kind of cancer that can be undetectable until it’s very advanced.

Demi Lovato to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl

A week before the Super Bowl, Lovato will perform at the 2020 Grammy Awards on Jan. 26.

  California woman found alive after 6 days stuck in snow-covered vehicle

After more than 100 hours of searching for her, authorities spotted her vehicle from the air.

  NC dog gives birth to lime green puppy who family names Hulk

The family will look for loving families to adopt Hulk and his siblings when they’re old enough, but for now, they figure they’re lucky to have the green puppy in their lives.

LA-bound flight returns to Newark after flames seen by wing

A United Airlines jetliner headed for Los Angeles returned to New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport after flames were seen near a wing.

Utah governor shuts down HIV awareness campaign that used ‘lewd,’ state-themed condom packaging

The state health department must redesign the condoms' packaging after the governor said sexual innuendo should not be part of a taxpayer-funded campaign.

  Grandmother fights off armed intruder to protect toddler granddaughter in NY

Police are still searching for the suspect, who fled after the grandmother screamed for help out her front door.

  House leaders march Trump impeachment articles to the Senate

The expected Senate trial will decide whether the charges against President Donald Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress are grounds for removal.

  WATCH: Store clerk fights back during robbery

A gas station clerk put up a fight when a robber walked into his store.

  California preschoolers raise $10,000 for classmate battling cancer

Jasper Mazzocco is undergoing chemotherapy after doctors found a tennis ball-sized tumor is his brain.

WWE Hall of Famer Rocky Johnson passes away

WWE Hall of Famer and former World Tag Team Champion Rocky “Soul Man” Johnson, father of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, has passed away at age 75.

Weinstein lawyers: ‘Circus’ atmosphere, juror tweets unfair

The search for impartial jurors in Harvey Weinstein's trial is proving to be difficult.

3 arrested after ‘cages’ for children found in Alabama home

Three people have been arrested in a child abuse investigation after Lee County authorities discovered children were locked in cages.

TSA seized record number of guns at US airports last year, report says

The TSA says it caught a record-high number of guns at airport checkpoints across the U.S. in 2019. They found 4,432 guns in carry-on bags or on passengers, up five percent from 2018.

  Kansas man asks for trial by combat in custody case

A Kansas man has asked for trial by combat in a custody battle.

  Putin engineers shakeup that could keep him in power longer

The proposed amendments could herald Putin’s intention to carve out a political position that would let him stay at Russia’s helm after his current term as president ends.

Lockdown ends at Tenn. air base; resulted from ‘misunderstanding’

A Tennessee sheriff’s spokesman says law enforcement is responding to a report of an active shooter at McGhee Tyson airbase.

Country duo Brooks & Dunn coming out of retirement to tour in 2020

Country music duo Brooks & Dunn are planning to share the concert stage for the first time in 10 years with a new tour.

  Missing worker’s body removed from collapsed trench at NC construction site

Initially, six workers were reported as being trapped, but it was later revealed that there were four workers in the trench at the time it collapsed, according to Iannuzzi.

  Authorities charge man with killing wife, 3 children, dog

Authorities in Florida have charged a man with killing his wife, three young children and dog in an affluent suburb near Walt Disney World.

  Emphasis on US exports, trade secrets in China trade deal

President Donald Trump and China’s chief trade negotiator plan to sign a modest agreement Wednesday that would ease some U.S. economic sanctions on China and have Beijing step up purchases of American farm products and other goods.

  University of Kansas seeking couples for male birth control clinical trial

Researchers at the University of Kansas Medical Center are conducting a clinical trial for a form of male birth control.

Earth had its hottest decade on record in 2010s

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Wednesday that the 2010s averaged 58.4 degrees Fahrenheit (14.7 degrees Celsius) worldwide, or 1.4 degrees (0.8 C) higher than the 20th century average.

  Iran warns Europe as diplomat says officials ‘lied’ on crash

Iran’s president is warning that European soldiers deployed in the Mideast “may be in danger” after Britain, France and Germany challenged Tehran over breaking limits of its 2015 nuclear deal.

  Grandparents are furious after the HOA said their orphaned teen grandson must leave their home

The teen found himself an orphan, losing his parents within a couple of weeks. The Homeowners Association said he can't stay in the 55+ community.

  AP FACT CHECK: Trump distorts data, Dems cut some corners

Here's a look at some statements from both stages, Trump in Milwaukee and the Democratic candidates in Des Moines, Iowa.

’Highlander’ TV series actor Stan Kirsch dies

Kirsch’s character in “Highlander” played the young sidekick to Duncan McLeod, the lead character in the TV series.

Nissan adds nearly 308K vehicles to Takata recall saga

It’s the last recall that the bankrupt Takata agreed to in a 2015 settlement with U.S. safety regulators.

  Landlord, 71, dies after being pushed down stairs by man who owed rent in NY

The 22-year-old suspect has pleaded not guilty to a charge of first-degree manslaughter. If convicted, he faces up to 25 years in prison.

  ‘It just sounded like something exploded’: School roof collapses in NC storm; 3 students injured

The three fifth grade students injured when the microburst hit were treated at the hospital for minor injuries. They are all expected to be OK.

  Democratic debate ends with talk of hope after Warren, Sanders spar over claim he said woman can’t win

The six Democratic presidential candidates wrapped up their final debate before primary voting by talking about defeating President Donald Trump and bringing a divided nation back together.

  Student fatally shot at Texas high school; suspect arrested

A suspect and another person police said was connected to the case were arrested hours after the fatal shooting.

Ex-Trump aide Michael Flynn seeks to withdraw guilty plea

Former Trump aide Michael Flynn has filed papers to withdraw his guilty plea.

  House votes Wednesday to send impeachment articles to Senate

As the House prepares to send the charges to the chamber, senators are still negotiating the ground rules for the historic trial.

Red Sox manager Alex Cora fired in sign stealing scandal

The move came one day after baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred implicated him in the sport’s sign-stealing scandal.

Census Bureau to spend $500 million on 2020 count

The Census Bureau will spend more than $1 per person in marketing to make sure everyone responds to the survey.