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  Off-duty deputy shoots axe-wielding home intruder in Florida

The suspect was treated and released from the hospital before he was booked on several charges, including aggravated assault and armed burglary.

Lawyers: New evidence backs Loughlin, Giannulli’s innocence

Police: 3 fire shots into Chicago store; 1 dead, 4 wounded

  Trump urges calm even as US reports worrisome new virus case

  Gunman kills 5 at Milwaukee brewery before taking own life

  Amber Alert: Search for Tennessee toddler Evelyn Boswell in North Carolina pond inconclusive

Puerto Rico governor believes fatal shooting is hate crime against trans woman

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  Pope observes usual Ash Wednesday customs in time of virus

Are disinfectants effective on coronavirus?

  Amazon launches checkout-free grocery store in Seattle

Study finds online shopping harmful to the environment

  Crews rescue trapped paraglider hanging from power lines in California

Georgia bill would send convicted porch pirates to prison for at least a year

  Congress makes lynching a federal crime, 65 years after Till

The bill, introduced by Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush and named after Till, comes 120 years after Congress first considered anti-lynching legislation.

Air travel more stressful than going to work, survey says

According to a recent survey by the travel website and blog “The Points Guy,” upwards of half of recent flyers found air travel more stressful than going to work.

  Clive Cussler, million-selling adventure writer, dies at 88

Alexis Welby, spokeswoman for Cussler’s publisher, says he died Monday at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was 88. The cause was not disclosed.

Stocks slide on Wall Street, extending steep drops this week

U.S. stocks shed the modest gains they had made in early trading and veered mostly lower Wednesday afternoon.

  First medically supervised drug injection site in US to open in Philadelphia, despite concerns

Science says: People who drive pricey cars are less courteous to pedestrians

  Globe braces for long battle against coronavirus as cases spread

Court sides with Trump in ‘sanctuary cities’ grant fight

  Why are scientists so concerned about new coronavirus?

  US flu outbreak eases, deaths hit 16K

  Refinery fire in metro Los Angeles controlled by firefighters

Marathon is the largest refinery on the West Coast with a crude oil capacity of 363,000 barrels per calendar day.

  ‘I don’t want to go in the police car’: Body cam captures 6-year-old’s tearful pleas during arrest

The police video shared with media outlets Monday shows the girl being arrested in September for kicking and punching staff members at her Orlando charter school.

  Autopsy reveals heartbreaking details of 6-year-old Faye Marie Swetlik’s death

Little Faye disappeared from the front yard of her Cayce, South Carolina home Feb. 10. Her body was found three days later.

  Connecticut troopers involved in ‘high steaks pursuit’

This wasn’t exactly a barnstorming tour by the troopers

ABC creating new dating show for seniors similar to The Bachelor

The producers of The Bachelor are launching a new dating show for seniors. So if you're a single man or woman, in your golden years and looking for romance, you can apply!

Grandfather to plead guilty in toddler’s cruise ship death

Investigators have said Anello was leaning out of an 11th-floor window on a Royal Caribbean Cruises ship before he picked up the toddler and she slipped from his grip.

How the IRS knows if you cheat on your taxes

Many tax forms you receive at tax time don’t go only to you; in many cases, the senders give copies to the IRS as well.

  NASA astronaut applications to begin in March

Applications for the new class open on March 2. However, the odds of being selected are pretty low.

  How a new immigration rule could impact the local economy

This week, the Public Charge Rule went into effect. The new rule deals with immigration and allows the government to deny green cards or visas to legal immigrants based on their income or if they use government assistance programs like Medicare or food stamps.

5-time major champ Maria Sharapova retires from tennis at 32

The five-time Grand Slam title champion and former No. 1-ranked player has been dealing with shoulder problems for years. She played only two matches this season and lost both.

  CDC: Face masks incompatible with some beards, long mustaches

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cautions that facial hair can interfere with those devices.

Generic drugmakers sold most opioids during overdose crisis

Generic drugmakers Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals and Actavis were the two largest opioid producers as the overdose crisis exploded.

  Analysis: Sanders learns what it’s like to be a front-runner

Bernie Sanders has spent much of his career on the political margins, an outsider looking in. Now, the protest politician is learning what it's like to be the front-runner for a major political party.

  Woman accused of zipping boyfriend in suitcase, leaving him to die

Deputies charged the 42-year-old with murder after she allegedly gave inconsistent statements and provided videos of the incident on her cell phone.

  Man, 18, allegedly headbutts, breaks window to grab woman inside her RI home

Police arrested the 18-year-old suspect outside the home. He allegedly acted aggresively toward officers and had to be forced to the ground during the arrest.

  Man arrested after allegedly stabbing woman with syringe at Md. grocery store

Police say they arrested the suspect after receiving a tip. He is charged with assault and reckless endangerment.

  Girl, 7, died one minute into tonsil surgery at SC hospital, parents say

The girl's family says she was a healthy child with no issues, other than she snored in her sleep. Autopsy results were expected to help offer more clarification on her death.

Placido Domingo apology prompts new accuser to step forward

They said the report concluded that the accounts of those interviewed showed a clear pattern of sexual misconduct and abuse of power.

  Democrats band together to knock Sanders during debate clash

The new wave of infighting came as Democrats met for the party’s 10th — and perhaps most consequential — debate of the 2020 primary season.

  South Korea virus cases jump again, 1st US soldier infected

A U.S. military statement said the 23-year-old man is in self quarantine at his off-base residence. He was originally based in Camp Caroll in a town near the hardest hit South Korean city.

  FACT CHECK: Claims from the Democratic debate

Seven Democratic presidential contenders staged their final debate before contests in South Carolina and Super Tuesday deliver more than one-third of the delegates needed to clinch the nomination.

Woman accused of being topless with stepkids takes plea deal

A lawyer says a Utah woman who fought criminal charges after her stepchildren saw her topless in her own home has taken a plea deal to avoid the risk of having to register as a sex offender if convicted.

  Pa. family’s close call with train caught on camera

The Pennsylvania family was posing for a photo on railroad tracks when a train came barreling towards them.

Jif parent company claims a GIF is pronounced with a ‘hard G’

Jif is now selling special jars to try to distance itself from those who pronounce "GIF" like the peanut butter brand.

Jimmy John’s in trouble with FDA for repeatedly selling recalled ingredients

Jimmy John's is accused of putting contaminated clover sprouts and cucumbers on sandwiches sold in Iowa in November and December 2019.

Johnson & Johnson and Apple launch virtual study to explore stroke risk in seniors

Atrial fibrillation or AFib is a leading cause of stoke, but because many people do not experience symptoms, it can be difficult to diagnose. The study hopes to change that.

  Stocks sink, bonds soar on fears virus will stunt economy

United Airlines and Mastercard joined a growing list of companies warning investors of the virus’ impact on their finances.

Hot Pockets heir gets 5 months in prison for college scam

An heir to the Hot Pockets fortune has been sentenced to five months in prison for trying to cheat and bribe her two daughters' way into college as part of a college cheating scam.

Disney CEO Bob Iger steps down in surprise announcement

Disney has named Bob Chapek CEO, replacing Bob Iger, effective immediately.

AP-NORC poll: Most Americans plan to participate in census

A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds 7 in 10 Americans say it’s extremely or very likely they will participate in the census this year.

Coronavirus could impact Coca-Cola’s artificial sweetener supply

The company says the disease has disrupted its supply chain, and artificial sweeteners from China could be in shorter supply if the outbreak continues.

  Lawyer: Hospitalized Weinstein is ‘energized’ about appeal

A lawyer for Harvey Weinstein says the former movie producer is “upbeat” and “energized” about appealing his sexual assault and rape conviction. Weinstein was admitted to a Manhattan hospital after his conviction due to a medical emergency.

  Two children save baby sister from homicidal mom in Florida

According to the document, Carmenate’s 12-year-old and 9-year-old children, who were locked in a bedroom with her, were able to save the baby’s life. The children began pulling Carmenate’s hair, biting her arms and kicking her.

  Trump says 2 justices should sit out cases, but they decide

A month before the Supreme Court takes up cases over his tax returns and financial records, President Donald Trump has made the unusual suggestion that two liberal justices should not take part in those or any other cases involving him or his administration.

Lego Minifigure creator dies at 78

Jens Nygaard Knudsen was responsible for developing the small Lego figures before they were released to the public in 1978.

  Mubarak, Egypt’s autocrat ousted in uprising, dies at 91

Egypt’s state TV says former President Hosni Mubarak, who was ousted in the 2011 Arab Spring uprising, has died at 91.

  ‘It was an adventure’: WWII vet gets medals 70 years later

The American Campaign, the Asiatic Pacific and the World War II Victory Medals are the medals he earned more than 72 years ago.

NTSB: Driver in fatal Tesla crash was playing video game

The National Transportation Safety Board says the driver of a Tesla SUV who died in a Silicon Valley crash two years ago was playing a video game on his smartphone at the time.

  See what Apollo 13 astronauts saw: Welcome to the dark side of the moon

NASA has put together a video giving us the same view Apollo 13 astronauts would have had on their perilous journey around the moon.

39 states investigating Juul’s marketing of vaping products

Juul also is facing numerous lawsuits by teenagers and others who say they became addicted to the company’s vaping products.

  Good deed caught on camera: Ohio high school freshman seen helping woman cross the street

A picture of a high school freshman is getting lots of attention on social media.

Supreme Court upholds death sentence, rules against slain Mexican teen’s family in pair of 5-4 cases

A majority of the justices rejected the arguments of inmate James Erin McKinney that he deserved a new sentencing hearing so that a jury can decide whether he should face death or life in prison.

  Trump defends Modi, refuses to weigh in on citizenship law

President Donald Trump lashed out at Supreme Court justices and his Democratic rivals on Tuesday during the second and final day of a whirlwind trip to India.

  Giant sea lion wanders miles from water, needs help getting back to its river

The massive mammal was spotted miles away from any water source that would be big enough for it to live in.

  Examiners find man charged in grisly murder of Grindr date unfit for trial

A competency evaluation has been completed by health officials on the suspect accused of killing and mutilating a Michigan man.

WATCH: Javelina caught speeding in Arizona

A javelina is going viral after a video of it running was shared on social media.

Ford recalls popular F-150 pickup to fix headlamp problem

Ford is recalling more than 217,000 pickup trucks mainly in North America to fix a problem with the daytime running lights.

World’s oldest man, who said secret to longevity was smiling, dies at 112

The 112-year-old man worked many years for a prefectural government in northern Japan. He grew fruit and vegetables on the family farm and loved cream puffs and bonsai.

  Family clones beloved dog who once saved their lives by attacking rattlesnake

The costs for Viagen's cloning services are listed online with dogs at $50,000 and cats at $35,000. A spokesperson says they currently have a one year waiting list.

  Worried Democrats rush to slow front-runner Sanders before SC primary

At least three Democratic candidates, Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg and Mike Bloomberg, have reinforced their anti-Sanders rhetoric with paid attack ads.

  18-year-old hospitalized after running into burning Pa. home to try to save mother, grandmother

The Pennsylvania State Police fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire. Family members believe it may have been electrical.

  Man accused of 6 fatal shootings near Detroit tried to kill self to avoid arrest, police say

When officers tried to arrest the suspect, he evaded them long enough to shoot himself in the head. He survived the gunshot and is now hospitalized.

  White House unveils $2.5B emergency coronavirus request

Despite showing signs of stabilizing in China, where fewer new infections are being reported, worries are growing elsewhere.

  Actor Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to restored charges

Actor Jussie Smollett has plead not guilty to restored charges that accuse him of staging a racist, homophobic attack against himself and falsely reporting it to police.

  WATCH: Arizona off-roading family, dog saved from raging flood

An Arizona family and their dog narrowly avoided being swept away after their mini sports utility vehicle got stuck in rushing floodwaters.

FBI official: Russia wants to see US ‘tear ourselves apart’

An FBI official is warning that Russia wants to watch Americans “tear ourselves apart" through disruptive and brazen foreign influence operations.

  Harvey Weinstein found guilty in landmark #MeToo moment

He was found guilty of criminal sex act for assaulting production assistant Mimi Haleyi at his apartment in 2006 and third-degree rape of Jessica Mann in 2013.

  WWII veteran gets Purple Heart after 75 years

Louis San Miguel is a survivor of World War II and now has a medal to show it.