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Attorney: Deputy had no obligation to confront school gunman during mass shooting

Scot Peterson's attorneys say prosecutors stretched the laws "beyond their breaking points" when they charged him last month with child neglect, culpable negligence, and perjury for his actions during and after the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 dead.

‘The Lion King’ bites off $185 million debut, a July record

  US accuses Venezuela jet of aggressive action over Caribbean

Hotels become latest battleground over immigration detention

Plan would make multimillion-dollar mansions eligible for disaster aid

  Video: Naked man walks into Vermont store, buys coffee

  Audio shows UK navy trying to thwart Iran from seizing ship

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‘Avengers: Endgame’ becomes highest-grossing movie, surpassing ‘Avatar’

A version of Zuckerberg’s ‘sleep box’ - coming to a store near you?

  Elderly man, woman dead after shooting at Delaware nursing home

  Girl, 9, drowns after electrocution in Calif. swimming pool

Southwest planes collide on Nashville airport tarmac

Portman is Thor, Ali is Blade and more from Marvel’s Phase 4

Florida woman pulled knife on woman who refused to give her pizza, deputies say

Armed with a steak knife, Cooks reportedly told the woman, “I’m going to cut you.”

Animal shelter: Raid us instead of Area 51

Unlike the original Facebook event, the animal shelter is not joking. It legitimately wants people to give these animals a new home.

  ‘Survive, not enjoy’: Heat, humidity gripping half the US

The National Weather Service said "a dangerous heat wave" was expected to break record highs in some places, particularly for nighttime.

FDA: Target, Fresh Market recall certain salads, sandwiches over Listeria

Sandwiches and salads sold at Target and Fresh Market have been recalled over Listeria concerns.

Toddler drove his toy tractor to the county fair to ride the Tilt-a-Whirl without asking permission

  Mail carrier rallies neighborhood, helps elderly woman get air conditioner

  Nation marks 50 years after Apollo 11′s ‘giant leap’ on moon

  Trump offers to guarantee rapper A$AP Rocky’s bail in Sweden

7-Eleven sets up college fund for baby born on 7/11 at 7:11 p.m.

  GRAPHIC: 10-year-old Calif. boy seriously injured after men toss him lit firework, family says

Georgia man denies saying ‘Go back where you came from’ to black lawmaker

Rep. Erica Thomas, a Democrat from Austell, Ga., said the man was irate that she was in an express line with too many items.

  In reversal, Trump disavows criticism of chanting crowd

President Donald Trump on Friday reversed his previous criticisms of a North Carolina campaign crowd that chanted "send her back" about a Somali-born congresswoman.

  Creator of ‘Storm Area 51’ event says not to take it seriously

The creator of "Storm Area 51: They Can’t Stop All of Us” says not everyone realizes it's all a joke.

Strong quake hits near Greek capital of Athens, 4 hurt

Authorities said four people were hospitalized with injuries, none of them serious.

  Women ram Uber, rob passengers

An Uber ride through East Memphis came to a scary end for a group of young women who claim women in another car rammed them on purpose and robbed them.

  Lego unveils life-size Apollo 11 astronaut model at DC event

Lego unveiled a life-size model showcasing the space suit worn on the moon in 1969, just in time for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission.

Report: YouTube to pay FTC fine over kids’ data protection

Concerns have been raised about how YouTube collects minors' information and also about comments from pedophiles that have plagued the site.

Florida sheriff to investigate Jeffrey Epstein’s work release

A Florida sheriff launched an investigation Friday into whether his department properly monitored the wealthy financer Jeffrey Epstein while he was serving a sentence for soliciting prostitution from underage girls.

US kids more excited about being YouTube stars than astronauts

American children were about three times more likely to want to be a YouTuber than a space cowboy.

  Smart diapers by Pampers: Because the old-fashioned way isn’t working

The company says its “Lumi by Pampers” line will keep tabs on when your child pees and identify their patterns.

Don’t eat your veggies! Study suggests world shortage

Researchers found only 55 percent of world's population had enough fruits and veggies available in 2015 and the gap between supply and need is expected to grow.

  Parents told they could lose kids over unpaid school lunches

A Pennsylvania school district is warning that children could end up in foster care if their parents do not pay overdue school lunch bills.

  Iran’s seizure of UK tanker in Gulf seen as escalation

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard says the tanker Impero Stena was seized Friday by its forces for “non-compliance with international maritime laws and regulations” and has transferred the vessel to an Iranian port.

  Ohio judge forces busted graffiti artist to use toothbrush for painting punishment

It was a hot day to serve any sentence, but it beat the 10 days in jail Avery White faced for spray painting graffiti on a railroad caboose.

Trump marks Apollo 11 anniversary by meeting its astronauts

President Donald Trump marked the 50th anniversary of the first human steps on the moon at an Oval Office meeting Friday with former Apollo 11 astronauts .

Ragu recalls some pasta sauces because of the possibility of plastic contamination

Consumers should look for the cap code on the yellow Ragu jar lid as well as the "best use by" dates.

  Sushi restaurants across the U.S. are catching fire, but why?

Investigators discovered that the fires were caused by spontaneously combusting tempura flakes.

  Graphic: Freak lawnmower accident slices open woman’s neck

Her husband was mowing their lawn when the mower kicked up something.

Berkeley drops words like ‘manpower’ in push to be inclusive

Nothing will be manmade in the liberal city but "human-made." And students at the University of California, Berkeley, will join "collegiate Greek system residences" rather than fraternities and sororities.

  Bud Light offers free beer to any alien coming out of Area 51

Anheuser-Busch, the maker of Bud Light, is offering free cans of its brew for any alien that emerges from the mysterious military base.

Federal agency says ‘go back where you came from’ is workplace harassment

According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, if Pres. Donald Trump's controversial tweet was said in the workplace, it could be considered harassment.

  WATCH: Real-life ‘Spider-Man’ scales down Philadelphia high-rise to escape fire

The fire at the Holden Tower apparently began in a trash chute about 9:30 p.m. Thursday, causing flames to shoot out and spread heavy smoke to all floors of the building.

NFL won’t suspend Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill in case involving son

The league said Friday it has not been given access to information in the court proceedings, and a district attorney in June said an investigation was dropped because officials couldn't prove who injured the boy.

  Florida is one of 27 states that have Salmonella infected pet treats

The CDC and the FDA are investigating what is now 27 states and 93 people who were infected by Salmonella that is linked to pig ear dog treats.

  Water bottles left in car pose fire hazard

Some firefighters near Syracuse, NY tried an experiment of leaving a water bottle in a hot car.

  How to stay cool during summer’s relentless heat wave

Most of the country will be under a heat wave until Friday. Here are some tips to help you stay cool.

  Trump’s harsh words on ‘squad’ reinforce dark posts online

Trump rose to conservative prominence by falsely claiming former President Barack Obama, the first black president, wasn't born in the country. Since then, he has promoted claims and memes that originated in the darkest corners of the internet while fueling new ones of his own.

  Man carjacks ice cream truck, leads police on chase in Calif.

Video shows a man hopping into the ice cream truck through the passenger side window. The guy in the truck takes off, eventually crashing into a ditch.

Photo of dog riding on back of moving tow truck sparks outrage

An investigation is underway in Massachusetts after a photo showing a dog on a moving tow truck flatbed shocked and outraged people on social media.

  Bus catches fire in Texas on way back from church youth camp

About 40 kids were on their way back to San Antonio, Texas, after attending a church youth camp, until they heard what sounded like a blown tire.

Delta removes extra fee for checking large sporting equipment

Delta Air Lines has eliminated a $150 specialty sports bag fee previously charged for checking items like golf clubs, surfboards, scuba gear and bicycles.

Biden, Harris are set for rematch in 2nd Democratic debate

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will get a debate rematch in the second round of Democratic presidential primary debates, while Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren will share a stage to argue their progressive visions.

  Sally Field, ‘Sesame Street’ to receive Kennedy Center award

Others chosen to receive the award for lifetime achievement in the arts include singer Linda Ronstadt, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and the musical group Earth, Wind and Fire.

Netflix subscriber drop hints at streaming service fatigue

A dramatic slowdown in worldwide growth at Netflix — including the first quarterly drop in its U.S. subscribers since 2011 — is raising questions about just how much are people willing to pay for streaming services. Especially with a host of new ones from Disney, Apple and others on their way.

Florida man tries to steal car, can’t drive stick shift

A would-be car thief in Florida was thwarted by his own inability to drive a stick shift.

Trump to nominate Eugene Scalia for labor secretary

President Donald Trump says he will nominate lawyer Eugene Scalia to be his new labor secretary.

  Ga. cops pose as construction workers to catch distracted drivers

Police in Georgia did more than patrolling this week to catch drivers breaking the hands-free law. They went undercover, changing out of blue uniforms and into bright yellow construction vests to ticket drivers who won't put down their phones.

Tom Cruise surprises Comic-Con with ‘Top Gun’ sequel trailer

Tom Cruise says all the flying in the trailer is real and that "Top Gun: Maverick" is a love letter to aviation.

  Man pays for 33 Iowa students to go to college

Dale Schroeder worked 67 years as a carpenter for the same company and saved $3 million.

  American warship destroys Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz

Trump says it's the latest "hostile" action by Iran. He's calling on other countries to condemn what he says are Iran's attempts to disrupt the freedom of navigation and global commerce in the strategic waterway in the Persian Gulf region.

  Virginia church’s sign reads ‘America: Love or leave it’

Church founder and pastor E.W. Lucas said his remarks were intended to be a commentary on politics and he’s received a lot of favorable feedback.

  Trump says not happy with backers’ ‘send her back’ chant

"I was not happy with it," Trump said a day later as some prominent Republicans criticized the chant at the president's re-election event. He said he "would certainly try" to stop the chant should it return at a subsequent rally.

Deemed dangerous, Epstein denied bail in sex abuse case

The judge's decision Thursday comes after prosecutors argued Epstein should remain behind bars in New York City because he has the means to flee and is a danger to the public.

Records detail frenetic effort to bury stories about Trump

Search warrants unsealed Thursday shed new light on the president's role as his campaign scrambled to respond to media inquiries about hush-money paid to two women who said they had affairs with Trump.

  House OKs $15 minimum wage, setting marker for 2020 campaign

Passage was assured after centrists won concessions for a slower phase-in, over six years instead of five. They also won assurances the pay hike could be halted midway if a study shows job losses or other adverse effects.

  Boy sets up ‘ice cold beer’ stand, police investigate

Situated at a four-way stop in his neighborhood, he’s racking up bigtime sales with his simple pitch in bold black lettering, “ICE COLD BEER.”

  Toys R Us plans a small comeback with 2 stores this year

The first two new Toys R Us stores will open in Texas and the other in New Jersey.

  Man shouting ‘You die’ kills 33 at Japan anime studio

Most of the dead and the 36 injured were workers at Kyoto Animation, known for mega-hit stories featuring high school girls, with places featured in the stories even becoming "pilgrimage sites" for their fans.

Mnuchin: Negotiators agree on core elements of budget, debt limit deal

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said negotiations with Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California have settled on a debt limit increase that would cover two years. He said they've agreed on spending levels, too, though he did not disclose them.

Huggies puts dads on diaper boxes for first time

There are seven different box designs in the new premium diaper line - three with men and babies and four with women and babies.

Iran state TV: Iranian forces seize foreign oil tanker, crew

A U.S. defense official had told The Associated Press earlier this week that America "has suspicions" that Iran seized the oil tanker when it turned off its tracker in the Strait of Hormuz. An Emirati official had told the AP the small oil tanker made no distress call before switching off its tracke

  Kentucky man’s heart attack, girlfriend’s life-saving actions caught on camera

A Kentucky man had a heart attack, but his girlfriend - a registered nurse - was able to save his life by performing CPR. All of it caught on home surveillance.

  Apollo 11 hits stage, screen for 50th anniversary

The images are iconic yet new. Todd Douglas Miller and his team crafted the documentary "Apollo 11" from a massive trove of 70-millimeter film footage, re-discovered in the National Archives after half a century.

House where Manson followers murdered 2 is on the market

The home in the hilly Los Feliz district is where Leno and Rosemary LaBianca were slain the night after actress Sharon Tate and four others were murdered by Manson followers in Benedict Canyon.

Delta will begin carrying powerful overdose-reversal drug on flights

Delta Air Lines said it will add naloxone, which is often sold under the brand name Narcan, to its emergency medical kits starting in the fall.

Court acts against N.J. judges for remarks in sexual assault cases

New Jersey’s Supreme Court recommended that state Superior Court Judge John Russo Jr. be removed from the bench. Russo asked a woman during a 2016 hearing if she could have closed her legs to prevent a sexual assault, and joked about the exchange later with court personnel.

  ‘They need to go back to their country': Store clerk caught on video confronting family

A trip to a convenience store in Illinois turned into an argument about citizenship status, and it was caught on camera.

Pumpsie Green, 1st black player on Boston Red Sox, dies

Former Boston Red Sox infielder Elijah "Pumpsie" Green, the first black player on the last major league team to field one, has died. He was 85.