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  Police dismiss tip Smollett, 2 brothers together in elevator

Walmart’s new corporate policy may cost man with cerebral palsy his job

Vatican admits it has rules for priests who father children

‘Alarming’ number of people received restricted fentanyl, study says

Burberry apologizes for hoodie with noose knot

Trump says he has ‘absolute right’ to declare emergency

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7 Syrian refugee children die in Canadian house fire

Trump denies report saying he asked Whitaker to interfere in Michael Cohen investigation

Trump orders creation of Space Force, but within Air Force

Man leads police chase in stolen Pepsi truck after fight with girlfriend

Hiker rescued in Utah after being stuck in quicksand for 10 hours during snow storm

Payless ShoeSource files for bankruptcy, closing North American stores

Trump administration to launch worldwide effort to decriminalize homosexuality, reports say

The Trump administration is planning to launch a global effort to end the criminalization of homosexuality, according to a report from NBC News.

USA Gymnastics names Li Li Leung new president and CEO

USA Gymnastics has appointed Li Li Leung its new president and CEO as it faces bankruptcy and the threat of desertification by the United States Olympic Committee. She will be USA Gymnastics' fourth CEO in the past 23 months.

  Roger Stone to appear in court after Instagram post featuring judge

U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson said Stone, a longtime Donald Trump confidant, must show for a hearing Thursday afternoon and prove why she shouldn't modify or revoke his bail or implement a full gag order in his case.

Students push to lower minimum voting age in Oregon to 16

The students raised issues ranging from gun control, to climate change, to equality.

  Men who can do 40 push-ups have lower risk of heart disease, study says

Almost all West Virginia public schools closed as teachers strike for 2nd time in 2 years

Ginsburg returns to Supreme Court bench in public session

New attorney general’s son-in-law gets White House gig, reports say

New Jersey police officer leaves pregnant waitress $100 tip with handwritten note

Taco Bell worker puts hundreds of notes into orders to brighten customers’ days

‘Montana is useless’: Change.org petition seeks to sell state to Canada for $1 trillion

The United States has a lot of debt and land to spare. So a group of a petitioners on Change.org are looking to make the biggest U.S. land deal since the Louisiana Purchase. This time, America is selling, not buying.

Vatican admits secret rules for priests who have kids, report says

Vincent Doyle, a man whose father was a Catholic priest, told the Times he was shown a document containing the guidelines when he traveled to Rome. The Vatican confirms the document exists, but says it is "internal."

Police: Off-duty ICE officer kills man outside Georgia Walmart

News outlets report no charges have yet been filed in the Sunday death of 45-year-old Johnathan Liddell, who Douglasville police say was found dead in his vehicle from an apparent gunshot wound.

Chanel: Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies at 85

Karl Lagerfeld, a fixture for decades in the world of fashion, has died in Paris, multiple news outlets reported. He was 85 years old.

Video: Police rescue 2 kids from carjacking suspect in Oklahoma

Two kids, aged 4 and 5, were in the car when it was taken.

Bernie Sanders announces 2020 presidential run

The independent senator from Vermont has made a lasting impact on American politics.

Boy raises money for border wall with hot chocolate stand

The 7-year-old’s parents say the mixed reaction to the stand has only “fired him up,” and despite criticism, he’s glad his efforts have made some people happy.

Bernie Sanders says he’s running for president in 2020

Sanders is joining a crowded field of candidates seeking the Democratic presidential nomination

Man arrested for slapping 12-year-old stepdaughter’s bully, police say

Police said the suspect shouted at and slapped his stepdaughter’s 12-year-old classmate for allegedly calling her names and throwing rocks at her.

16 people rescued after spending hours trapped on SeaWorld ride

The gondolas stopped functioning Monday night after a big gust of wind tripped a circuit breaker on “Bayside Skyride.”

Official: Deputy AG Rosenstein expected to depart in March

Rosenstein is second in command at the Justice Department, and had been the top official for the Russia investigation from its outset.

Man who ‘hated Muslims’ threw hot coffee in 7-Eleven employee’s face, police say

The victim told police he confronted the suspect as he was trying to walk out of the store without paying for his coffee.

Baby, babysitter hospitalized after man accidentally fires gun at WA house party

While the 1-year-old was in her babysitter’s care, deputies say the suspect accidentally fired another man’s gun, hitting the little girl in the leg and her babysitter in the pelvis.

No plan for Smollett to do follow-up police interview Monday

The trajectory of the investigation "shifted" after detectives questioned two brothers about the attack and released them late Friday without charges, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Saturday. He said police also reached out to Smollett's attorney to request another interview with him.

Alabama newspaper editor calls for KKK to lynch Democrats in DC

Sutton confirmed with the Montgomery Advertiser that he penned the editorial, in which he claimed that after the Civil War, former slaves would borrow robes and horses from their former masters and ride to scare off evil-doers.

Roger Stone apologizes for Instagram post of judge in his case pictured with crosshairs

Stone had posted a photo of U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson with what appeared to be crosshairs near her head.

4 people, including 3 children, found shot to death in Michigan

The local sheriff said the children were elementary school-aged and younger.

New York City aims to stop hairstyle discrimination

New York City doesn't want people to have their hairstyles held against them, and it unveiled novel guidelines Monday against hairdo discrimination.

Experimental gene therapy treatment used to try to stop most common cause of blindness in aging people

The gene therapy aims to halt vision loss for people with age-related macular degeneration.

16 states sue Trump over emergency wall declaration

California and 15 other states have filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

‘Get off my dog,’ owner yells as bird of prey grabs her Yorkie puppy

Surveillance video from family’s home shows their 2-pound Yorkie in the talons of a large bird of prey.

Powerlifter moves overturned Jeep as medics rescue man trapped underneath

No fatalities were reported, but the Tinsley suffered serious injuries and Belcher remembered seeing the face of the other driver covered with blood.

  Discarded fetus found in bloody bag in New York City

Police said the remains were found near a street corner in Brooklyn on Monday morning.

The super snow moon is coming; it’s the biggest supermoon of the year

Snow moon is the traditional name for the second full moon of the year 'due to the typically heavy snowfall of February,' according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac.

Oswald killed Kennedy, but that’s not what official marker says

When people move to North Texas, in my experience, one thing that tends to fascinate them is the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Fifty-five-years later, Dealey Plaza, where it happened, remains one of the top tourist destinations in the area.

Iraq war veteran and teen next door partner up to remove neighborhood snow

A teenager next door helped Iraq veteran and amputee Justin Anderson make shoveling a half-foot of snow in a Nebraska town this weekend a team sport.

‘I love you’: Aurora victim texted his wife after he was shot

A plant manager killed by an employee during a shooting at a suburban Chicago manufacturing facility texted one last message to his wife as he lay dying.

Nothing to whine about... today is National Drink Wine Day!

According to Medical News Today, “moderate” wine consumption is said to be good for the health.

Alec Baldwin asks if Trump tweet on SNL skit is threat against him, family

Does a tweet from President Trump criticizing Alec Baldwin’s impersonation of him on “Saturday Night Live” count as a threat against the actor? That’s what Baldwin is apparently asking after Trump lashed out at the comedy show and NBC following Baldwin’s latest go-round as the commander in chief.

Man’s discarded napkin, genealogy site leads to arrest in 1993 stabbing death

Investigators ran DNA evidence from the murder scene through a genealogy website and obtained his DNA from a discarded napkin.

USPS investigates after mail carrier runs over family dog, reports say

The Howertons say they understand carriers can be worried about animals, but her actions don't suggest she was scared. (Source: KSNW, HOMEOWNER SURVEILLANCE, FAMILY PHOTOS, CNN)

Michigan State Police trooper accused of assaulting female partner on duty

Trooper Adam Mullin faces six charges and could spend up to 10 years in prison if convicted of the most serious charge.

Sailor in iconic V-J Day Times Square kiss photo dies at 95

The photo of an ecstatic sailor kissing a nurse in Time's Square at the end of World War II is one of the most iconic photos of the 20th century.

Ex-FBI official McCabe: ‘Crime may have been committed’ by Trump

Andrew McCabe also said in the interview with "60 Minutes" that the FBI had good reason to open a counterintelligence investigation into whether Trump was in league with Russia, and therefore a possible national security threat, following the May 2017 firing of then-FBI Director James Comey.

Reports: Grand jury to examine alleged R. Kelly sex crimes

Last week, attorney Michael Avenatti announced he had given prosecutors a video that allegedly shows Kelly sexually abusing an underage girl.

Sailor in iconic World War II kiss photo dies at 95

George Mendonsa was immortalized in a photograph of him kissing Greta Zimmer Friedman, a dental assistant in a nurse's uniform, on Aug. 14, 1945, the day Japan surrendered in World War II.

WWII veteran buys $1,500 worth of Chick-Fil-A for military families to celebrate 92nd birthday

Happy birthday, Edmund!

Woman finds 2 kids ditched in cold by carjacker

Thanks in large part to the good Samaritan’s actions, the kids were reunited with their family with no serious injuries.

Mother, son found bludgeoned to death in New York

Both victims were bludgeoned with an exercise weight, police officials said

Woman meets brother given up for adoption nearly 80 years ago

Betty Housseal, 87, never got to know her brother, who was put up for adoption at just 3 months old. She was always curious to meet him but unsure if he felt the same way.

Woman’s body found in trash can in PA

Authorities said they found a female body inside the trash can in a bag, covered by a blanket.

Some Honda pickups recalled because of fire danger from car wash soap

It sounds counterintuitive but some Honda pickups could be at risk of catching fire if they are put through a car wash.

24-year-old becomes first-known person with autism to practice law at Florida firm

The young woman, who is also an advocate for individuals with special needs, encourages employers to look beyond a potential employee’s disability to their strengths and talents.

Denny Hamlin cruises to 2nd Daytona 500 victory in 4 years

Hamlin last year suffered through his first winless season in the Cup Series and made a crew chief change during the offseason.

Man killed when 3 portable bathrooms catch fire in Baltimore

While the investigation is ongoing, police say the man’s death will likely be ruled accidental.

Airlines to offer new gender options on passengers’ tickets

With multiple local and state governments offering identification with nontraditional gender choices, a trade group for numerous U.S. carriers says the change will make things easier for travelers and airlines.

Good Samaritan rushes into icy creek to rescue stranger’s dog

Breaking ice along the way, the man waded through waist-deep water to rescue the small black pup.

Team LeBron rallies back, defeats Team Giannis 178-164 in 2019 NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte

Team LeBron rallied back from a double-digit deficit and defeated Team Giannis 178-164 as the NBA’s best and most famous stars played in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte at the Spectrum Center Sunday night.

Petitioners want to sell Montana to Canada for $1 trillion

Montana, also known as The Treasure State, achieved statehood on Nov. 8, 1889, and is home to 1.05 million people, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Mom irate son was kicked out of class, arrested after not saying Pledge of Allegiance

An 11-year-old in Florida boy refused to recite the pledge of allegiance and ended up getting arrested over it. His mother is demanding the charges be dropped.

Video shows inmates saving baby locked inside SUV

The trustees were in the right place at the right time when there was a baby was trapped outside a Pasco courthouse.

Vacation anyone? Golden Girls themed cruise sailing out of Florida in 2020

Fans will get the opportunity to participate in Golden Girls trivia, a Key West Golden Girls bar crawl, a Golden Girls costume contest and fancy dinner and much more.

White House indicates Trump to veto disapproval of emergency declaration

Trump declared the emergency Friday in an effort to go around Congress to fund his border wall. It would allow him to move federal dollars earmarked for military construction to the border. (Source: Image Bank)

Transgender bathroom ban may end, but transcript irks teen

A court order legally made Gavin Grimm a man. And he is listed as male on his birth certificate, passport and a state-issued identification card in California

R.E.M. blasts Trump for retweeting video using song ‘Everybody Hurts’ to mock Democrats

The Athens, Ga-based foursome was one of the country's top rock bands through the 1980s and '90s

Burglar arrested after mistaking police car for getaway Lyft

As officers responded, the suspect thought the Lyft he'd ordered to take him away from the scene had arrived and climbed into a police cruiser.

Aurora shooting victims ranged from intern to plant manager

Right after learning that he was being fired from his job of 15 years, police say the suspect pulled out a gun and began shooting, killing five coworkers.

Teenager who fired shot in NM school planned to kill ex-girlfriend, others, police say

The 16-year-old was arrested and faces multiple charges. He allegedly told police he had been hearing voices that told him to kill his ex-girlfriend.