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  New policy threatens job of Walmart greeter with cerebral palsy; parents and community fight to save it

R. Kelly surrenders to police after being indicted on sex crime charges

Video: Alleged drunken driver speeds down sidewalk, narrowly misses man and knocks down light pole

Trump sets up abortion obstacles, barring clinic referrals

Trump picks ambassador to Canada for UN post

Trump vows veto as Democrats try to block emergency order

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Watch: Puppy cries over sad ‘Lion King’ scene

95-year-old WWII tank ace takes nostalgic ride through Boston

Texas couple calls for unity, prayer after they say Virgin Mary appeared on house wall

Farmer creates Moo Muffs to keep the ears of newborn calves warm

Police: Patriots owner Robert Kraft facing charges of soliciting prostitution in Florida

Mueller report looming, new attorney general in hot seat

  Vandals damage statue of Gen. Lee, except this one fought in WWII

Gen. William C. Lee was the commanding officer of the 101st Airborne Division during World War II, and his statue stands in front of his namesake museum, the William C. Lee Airborne Museum.

GRAPHIC: Conservative activist punched on UC Berkeley campus

According to campus police, it started with a verbal altercation between the assailant and the alleged victim, who is not a student at the school. The confrontation became physical when he pulled out his phone, and the assailant knocked it from his hand before punching him.

  Jussie Smollett to be removed from ‘Empire’ season’s final episodes

Smollett reported being beaten up by two men who shouted racist and anti-gay slurs and threw bleach on him. But his story fell apart when actors Smollett knew from the "Empire" set and the gym told police that Smollett paid them $3,500 to stage the attack.

Woman claims Tinder banned her over hunting photos

One Tinder user suddenly found she couldn’t swipe any direction while on vacation in San Francisco.

Computer issues temporarily ground Southwest Airlines flights Friday

‘You kill it, you grill it’ in California? Law proposes making eating roadkill legal

In cold-case break, 78-year-old man charged with 1979 murder of his wife

Shares in Kraft Heinz to plunge on news of US probe

With help of SpaceX, Israel embarks on ‘Uber-style’ moon mission

White House says 200 American troops will remain in Syria

  Driver narrowly escapes getting impaled by wooden beam that fell off NY subway platform

It could have easily impaled him. He hit the brakes, though, and the beam missed him by inches.

Driverless, 3D-printed vehicles debut on California college campus

The Olli can fit up to eight people on board, and there’s a special spot reserved for the safety steward.

Huge Florida sex trafficking sting results in nearly 50 arrests and 200 warrants, with more still coming

Investigators said the sex trafficking ring operated out of at least three spas in Central Florida, with at least two more suspected of being involved.

Teen says school banned her ‘MAGA’ hat; dress code actually restricts all hats

The district’s dress code is available online. It states that no hats or caps may be worn inside classrooms and offices.

‘Thundersnow,’ floods and mudslides: Rare storms paralyze communities across US

For the first time in more than a decade, measurable snow fell in Las Vegas. Torrential rains, up to 6 inches in some places, triggered floods and mudslides in the South.

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

Federal prosecutors in Florida violated the rights of victims by secretly reaching a non-prosecution agreement with a wealthy financier accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

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

The family agreed to a plea deal where the death penalty was taken off the table.

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

The bee is the world’s largest, with a wingspan of 2.5 inches. These bees are about four times larger than a European honeybee.

Manafort faces March sentencing in Virginia tax, fraud case

A judge has set a March 8 sentencing date for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on his Virginia conviction for hiding millions of dollars from the IRS that he earned advising Ukrainian politicians.

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

Their accusations come six weeks after a Lifetime documentary series, "Surviving R. Kelly," took another look at old sexual misconduct allegations against the R&B star.

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

Two sons of notorious drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman have been indicted on drug conspiracy charges, the Justice Department said Thursday.

Syracuse hoops coach Boeheim strikes, kills pedestrian on highway

"I am heartbroken that a member of our community died as the result of last night's accident," Boeheim said in a prepared statement.

Dermatologists raise concerns over movement to ban sunscreen for environmental reasons

Protecting the ocean and protecting our skin are two sides of a growing debate over sunscreen bans.

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

Police say the man ran over a family of eight after the father asked him not to smoke near his kids.

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

WHO says the disease rose by 30 percent globally between 2016 and 2017.

Judge imposes gag order on Trump confidant Stone after Instagram post

Judge imposes gag order after Roger Stone posted photo on Instagram of judge with what appeared to be crosshairs of gun.

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.

Mushrooms may have killed woman who ate at restaurant in Spain

María Jesús Fernández Calvo, 46, died the day after she ate a rice and morchella fungi dish at RiFF in Valencia, Spain, according to the Telegraph and El Pais.

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

Experts share why refunds are nearly 9 percent lower and what you should do now to get a bigger payout next year.

Peter Tork of The Monkees is dead at 77

Peter Tork is the second members of The Monkees to die. Davy Jones died in 2012.

Iceberg twice as large as NYC to break off of Antarctica

Even though the crack has been there for about 35 years, it recently started growing in size northward at a rate of about two and a half miles per year.

‘Extinct’ Galapagos tortoise re-emerges after 113 years

The Fernandina giant tortoise was last seen alive in 1906, and experts thought it was extinct.

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

The NASA simulation is part of ongoing efforts to send humans to the moon to establish a permanent home there

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.

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.