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  Woman accused of setting fire to Ohio courthouse, having explosive device in apartment

Looming wave of sex abuse cases poses threat to Boy Scouts

  Border militia leader planned assassinations of Hillary Clinton, Obama, Soros, complaint says

  Dems clash with Trump officials on subpoenas, tax returns

Men invite elderly woman to eat with them when they see her dining alone

  Woman’s ex-boyfriend accused of hiding in her attic for weeks

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Walgreens to only sell tobacco to people 21 and older

Mars lander picks up what’s likely 1st detected marsquake

  Indictment: Ex-CEO ignored red flags as opioid crisis raged

  Woman shows her behind, unleashes racist tirade on African American family on Easter Sunday

  Family faces homelessness in Hurricane Michael’s aftermath

Boy thrown over balcony at Mall of America showing signs of recovery

  The 2019 flu season is the longest in a decade, CDC says

According to the CDC, at least 36 million cases of influenza have been reported this season

  Father accused of shooting 2-year-old son in the face with a shotgun

The boy's father at first tried to shoot the toddler in the head with a pistol, but the gun malfunctioned.

Brothers sue Jussie Smollett’s lawyers, claiming defamation

The lawsuit from Olabinjo Osundairo and Abimbola Osundairo filed Tuesday, contends that Smollett’s lawyers continued to make false statements about the brothers even though they knew the accusations weren't true.

Precious pup gets head stuck in cinder block

St. Johns County Fire and Rescue got the call when the dog’s owner couldn’t free her.

  Swole, buzzy, among new words in Merriam-Webster dictionary

US expands probe into air bag failures to 12.3 million vehicles

‘Young and The Restless’ honors Kristoff St John

K-9 stuck with more than 200 porcupine quills

  City gives homeowner 10 days to remove thousands of boxes from yard

  President Trump to pay state visit to Britain in June

  Video: Woman saved from submerging vehicle just before it sinks

The vehicle was going under fast, with the woman still trapped inside.

  Man buys paper for grandson’s school after learning it ran out of supplies

When Walter Buse found out Falcon Hill Elementary needed paper, he went shopping. “You'd think I carried in a basket of gold the way they acted at the office,” he said.

  Woman arrested in puppy dumping caught on video; 38 dogs found at her home

Authorities say if not for a good Samaritan who found them, the puppies may not have survived, due to the temperature being in the mid-90s.

  Nursing home found liable in 82-year-old’s choking death sues family over unpaid fees

A jury awarded $1 million to the 82-year-old’s family after finding a nurse at the facility forgot to put in the man’s dentures and fed him a sandwich, leading him to choke on the food.

  House chairman issues subpoena to former White House lawyer

Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler was one of six powerful committee leaders making their case on a conference call Monday with other House Democrats late in the day that they are effectively investigating Trump-related matters ranging from potential obstruction to his personal and business taxes.

  Justices seem ready to OK asking citizenship on census

The Supreme Court's conservative majority seemed ready Tuesday to uphold the Trump administration's plan to ask about citizenship on the 2020 census, despite evidence that millions of Hispanics and immigrants could go uncounted.

  Powerful quake hits Philippines, day after deadly temblor

One of the world's most disaster-prone countries, the Philippines has frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions because it lies on the so-called Pacific "Ring of Fire."

Girl, 11, dies from allergic reaction to toothpaste, her mother says

The mother says a dentist unknowingly prescribed the 11-year-old, who had a dairy allergy, a brand of toothpaste that contained a milk-derived protein that triggered a deadly allergic reaction.

  Daughters poked, scratched after needle left behind by rideshare customer, WV father says

With nearly 25 rides given on a busy day, the father and ride-hailing driver says it would be nearly impossible to pinpoint who could have left the needle behind.

  Sri Lanka arrests 40 suspects after bombings; death toll up to 310

The nine bombings of churches, luxury hotels and other sites was Sri Lanka's deadliest violence since a devastating civil war in the South Asian island nation ended a decade ago.

6 people died in Texas small plane crash, officials say

A man regularly volunteered to fly sick people in remote parts of the country to hospitals in Houston and Dallas was at the controls of a twin-engine airplane that crashed Monday in the Hill Country of Central Texas, killing all six aboard.

Kids who consume less water drink more sugary drinks, study finds

Researchers analyzing a CDC survey of 8,400 children and teens found one out of every five did not drink water the day before the survey. Those kids went on to consume 4.5 percent more calories from sweetened beverages like sodas, sports drinks and juice.

  Florida dog stolen in 2017 reunited with family after being found abandoned in Colorado

The dog was discovered cold and abandoned in a ditch earlier this month in Hugo, CO. She was reunited with her family over Easter weekend.

Brenda Jackson, Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s mother, dies after battle with cancer

Brenda Jackson is the wife of the late Dale Earnhardt and the mother of Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Park ranger selfie: Gorillas vogue for camera

A park ranger in the Democratic Republic of Congo snapped a selfie with two gorillas and posted it to the Instagram account for Virunga National Park.

  Part of Generation X? You might need an MMR booster shot

Nearly two decades ago, the measles was declared eliminated in the United States, but there has been a recent upsurge of cases – including adults who thought they were already protected.

  Easter Bunny breaks up Easter night brawl in Orlando

A video shows someone dressed in full bunny gear, wading into the middle of an altercation between a man and a woman and throwing punches until a police officer arrives.

Warren unveils $640 billion college debt forgiveness plan

Among Warren's other proposals is elimination of tuition and fees for two- and four-year public college degree programs, as well as a $100 billion investment in Pell Grants, a federal aid program that requires no payback.

Social Media influencer plotted to take internet domain at gunpoint

Man found guilty of plot to get internet domain at gunpoint could get 20 years in prison

Man catches 170-pound ‘prehistoric’ fish from Oklahoma lake

Zachary Sutterfield of Durant, OK, caught an alligator gar that weighed about 170 pounds and was 6 feet, 9 inches long.

Medicare, Social Security face shaky fiscal futures

Both programs will need to eventually be addressed to avert automatic cuts should their trust funds run dry. Neither President Donald Trump nor Capitol Hill's warring factions has put political perilous cost curbs on their to-do list.

  'Hiding in plain sight’: Investigators release new sketch, video in case of 2 Indiana girls killed in 2017

Indiana State Police on Monday released a new suspect sketch, new video and new audio related to the slaying of 14-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-old Abigail Williams, who were killed during a hiking trip.

Trump says Herman Cain withdraws from consideration for Fed seat

Cain is a former CEO of Godfather's Pizza who dropped out of the 2012 presidential race amid allegations of sexual harassment and infidelity. The issues resurfaced after Trump said he intended to nominate Cain to the central bank's board of governors.

  New York outbreaks drive US measles count up to 626

That is already the most since 2014, when 667 were reported for the whole year. The most before that was 963 cases in 1994.

Florida man pretending to be a deputy tried to pull over undercover detective, then got arrested

A Florida man is facing a charge of impersonating a police officer after he was arrested for attempting to pull over an undercover detective

  Trump, business organization sue Democratic House chairman to block subpoena of financial records

Rep. Elijah Cummings issued the subpoena earlier this month to Mazars USA, an accountant for the president and Trump Organization.

Two die in motorcycle crash after vulture strike in Kansas

The Kansas Highway Patrol said a man and a woman were riding on a motorcycle when a vulture came out of the north ditch and struck the driver in the head.

Approved ADHD device sends electrical pulse to child’s brain

A small adhesive patch is placed on the child's forehead, and the pocket-sized device delivers a low-level electrical pulse to the parts of the brain responsible for ADHD symptoms.

  Giuliani: Nothing wrong with Trump campaign taking Russian help

A June 2016 meeting in which the Trump campaign was seeking harmful information on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton raised questions about violations of the federal ban on foreign contributions to American political campaigns.

  More than a dozen passengers taken to hospital after falling ill on flight to Boston

Boston Emergency Medical Services' Twitter page says 13 of the ill passengers were taken to the hospital Sunday morning after the plane landed.

  Rep. Moulton is latest to enter 2020 presidential race

Rep. Seth Moulton, D-MA, is running for the Democratic nomination, according to media reports, including WBUR.

Man arrested after shooting 2 children in NC road rage incident, deputies say

The siblings were shot after their father became engaged with another man in what the sheriff describes as a "road rage" incident.

  'Snap, crackle and pop’: CA homeowner goes ‘Rice Krispie,’ chases off porch pirate

Although the homeowner called police after confronting the suspect, no arrest has been made in the case.

  Woman carrying gun, infant tackled by parishioners after threatening to blow up San Diego church

Police say the gun the suspect was carrying was not loaded, and no explosives were found on site.

  Video shows elderly woman being dragged by train

The incident was caught on camera. It’s hard to watch, but amazingly, the woman survived the ordeal.

5-year-old Michigan boy calls 911 to ask for McDonalds

Wyoming police officer Dan Patterson says the April 14 request made him laugh, so he stopped at McDonald's on his way to check on Iziah's home in the western Michigan city.

  Easter Sunday bomb blasts kill more than 200 in Sri Lanka

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the Easter Sunday blasts.

Why Easter is called Easter, and other little-known facts about the holiday

The naming of the celebration as “Easter” seems to go back to the name of a pre-Christian goddess in England, Eostre, who was celebrated at beginning of spring, scholars say.

  Novelist charged with killing husband had ‘10 Ways to Cover Up a Murder’ bookmarked on iTunes, records allege

Investigators say the 68-year-old bought an untraceable gun and took out more than $350,000 in life insurance policies before her husband’s death.

Woman accused of throwing 7 puppies in plastic bag into CA dumpster

Authorities with animal services say the woman’s alleged actions are “despicable,” and the case is being investigated as animal cruelty.

  Washington state senator faces backlash after saying nurses ‘probably play cards’ most of the day

A Washington State Nurses Association blog post about the comments drew so many readers Friday that the site crashed. The group called the comment disrespectful and patronizing.

  Trump’s legal team breathes a sigh, takes a victory lap

The legal threat to President Donald Trump that seemed so dangerous upon Mueller's appointment in May 2017 has waned. The aftershocks from the Mueller report released Thursday will help shape the next two years of Trump's administration.

  Armed civilian border group member arrested in New Mexico

The videos posted over the last several days show members of United Constitutional Patriots ordering family groups as small as seven and as large as several hundred to sit on the dirt with their children, some toddlers, waiting until Border Patrol agents arrive.

  1 woman killed, another critically injured in NY ax attack

Police said at a press conference Saturday they believe the victims knew their attacker.

  How not to kill your pets this Easter

A lot of things associated with the holiday are potentially hazardous to our pets.

  Topeka Zoo tiger will not be euthanized after attack; keeper in stable condition

According to Zoo Director Brendan Wiley, the keeper suffered injuries to lacerations and puncture wounds to the back of her head, neck, and one arm.

  Officer praised after saving skunk stuck in cup

Officer Ron Kaszas never expected this kind of recognition for saving the animal.

  Hurricane Michael upgraded to a Category 5 at time of landfall in Florida

Michael is the first hurricane to make landfall in the United States as a category 5 since Hurricane Andrew in 1992, and only the fourth on record.

Ex-Texas swimmer sues company over alleged tainted vitamins

Madisyn Cox filed the suit Monday. The company said it is “saddened and disappointed.”

  Man arrested after demanding ride, hijacking bus

Police said Anthony Lybeck indicated he had a gun when he got on the bus. No one was hurt in the incident.

  Puppy recovering, looking for new home after being stabbed and thrown in dumpster

Donations have been pouring in to help cover the puppy's medical expenses, and many have shown interest in adopting him.

Woman accused of killing husband reportedly sets house on fire when police come to arrest her

Texas authorities said a Houston woman set her home on fire, burning herself in the process, when police showed up to serve an arrest warrant.

  20 years after school attack, Columbine remembers 13 lost

A Colorado community will mark the 20th anniversary of the attack on Columbine High School on Saturday with community service projects and a ceremony remembering the 13 people killed by teenage gunmen.

Undersheriff: Teen’s death likely preceded Colorado manhunt

A Colorado undersheriff who led the search for a Florida teenager whose actions prompted tightened security at Columbine High School ahead of the 20th anniversary of an attack there that killed 13 people said she likely killed herself before police launched a massive manhunt.

  GRAPHIC: Florida deputies were videoed pepper-spraying and punching teen; Sheriff’s office investigating

A violent encounter between a Florida teenager and Broward County law enforcement was caught on camera.

  4 men were trapped in burning vehicles until officers, civilians showed up

Along with civilian motorists, the officers worked to free those trapped inside the vehicles.

Do you have your Bob Ross cereal yet? Yes, that Bob Ross

The one-time PBS TV show host and art instructor has transitioned into a 21st-century internet celebrity in the nearly 25 years since his death.

  7 hospitalized after police chase ends in crash with school bus

Seven people were hospitalized after a police chase in Milwaukee, WI, ended in a crash with a school bus.