Deval Patrick announces 2020 presidential bid

Patrick made history as the first black governor of Massachusetts and has close ties to former President Barack Obama and his network of political advisers.

  Battle lines between parties harden as Trump impeachment goes public

Students’ meals thrown away over $15 in lunch debt; school district apologizes

  Florida hunter nearly loses leg, life when 10-foot-alligator bites him

Newborns honor Mr. Rogers with red cardigans at Pittsburgh hospital

Georgia executes man for store clerk’s killing in 1994

Starbucks offering a BOGO deal Thursday

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  Supporters rally on behalf of Texas death row inmate Rodney Reed

Court rejects Trump’s appeal in fight over financial records

US budget deficit surges to $134.5 billion in October

NYPD kept database of juveniles’ fingerprints, violating law

  Arctic blast spreads shivers from Maine to Deep South

Navy SEAL rejected by New York fire department because he was too old gets second chance to join

Conspiracy charges dropped in Michael Avenatti Nike case

An indictment charging California attorney Michael Avenatti with conspiring to extort Nike has been rewritten to drop two conspiracy counts.

  Thief steals thousands from kids’ piggy banks, police say

Police in Pennsylvania say a thief stole thousands of dollars from two kids' piggy banks.

  Disney Plus racks up 10 million subscribers, adds warning to some older shows

Disney Plus is projected to reach up to 90 million global subscribers by 2025.

  Diplomats accuse Trump as impeachment hits Americans’ TVs

Wednesday’s account from a pair of career diplomats was a striking though complicated one that Democrats say reveals a president abusing his office, and the power of American foreign policy, for personal political gain.

  Former YouTuber accused of abusing adopted kids has died

Narwhal: 10-week-old puppy with tail on its forehead

  Photographer captures rare three-antler deer on camera

  Watch: Venice ‘on its knees’ after second-worst flood ever recorded

  Rapper Kodak Black gets a nearly 4-year prison sentence in weapons case

  Bus driver helps young kids wandering in 18-degree weather without coats

Facebook says it removed 3.2B fake accounts in 6 months

Facebook says it removed 3.2 billion fake accounts from its service from April to September, up slightly from 3 billion in the previous six months.

  US superbug infections rising, but deaths are falling

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated about 36,000 Americans died from drug-resistant infections in 2017.

Bishop who investigated sex abuse accused of sex abuse

An attorney for the alleged victim notified Catholic officials in New Jersey this week that he is preparing a lawsuit on behalf of a client who says he was molested by Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio in the 1970s.

  School employees charged with manslaughter after autistic child dies from being restrained

Investigators say the California boy’s teacher left the 13-year-old restrained in a face-down position for nearly two hours.

  Two young girls from Congo see snow for the first time

Thanks to their mom, the special moment was captured on camera.

  US and Turkey have friendly talks but differences persist

President Donald Trump says he and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are “very good friends,” but their meeting Wednesday at the White House failed to resolve an issue that has badly strained relations between the two NATO allies.

Report: Earth’s insects are dying; here’s what you can do to help

A new report from the UK Wildlife Trusts says the number of insects is rapidly declining and more than 40% of bug species are facing extinction.

Supreme Court says Ginsburg home sick with stomach bug

The 86-year-old Ginsburg was absent when her colleagues took the bench just after 10 a.m. Wednesday.

  Firefighter dies saving baby, fellow firefighters in house fire

The fire department wrote on its Facebook page that "It is an extremely difficult day."

MLB investigates Houston Astros on claims they broke the rules to win ’17 World Series

The report says a former Astros pitcher confirmed the scheme.

  Crafty shelter cat releases kitty comrades, getting ‘in trouble’ and famous on social media

When rescue workers reviewed security footage to find out how the cats kept getting out, video showed Quilty was the culprit. He would jump up and pull the handle down on the door.

WATCH LIVE: House Intel Committee holds impeachment hearings

Public impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump are set to begin in the House of Representatives Wednesday.

  Homebuyer says there’s a racist clause in paperwork for new home

After months of house hunting, a couple thought they found the perfect house, until they looked at the paperwork.

  Hundreds pay final respects to WWII veterans whose remains were left unclaimed

The veterans passed away in the decades after World War II but didn’t have the military burial they deserved because no living relatives could be found.

  Family finds 2-year-old boy’s kidney donor with Facebook post

Thanks to a kidney donation from a compassionate young woman, the toddler is now able to play games and laugh with his family.

  WATCH: Thief drags woman down escalator, across floor to steal purse

Officials believe the victim was followed to the Houston shopping mall after she walked out of a nearby bank.

Baby shot while father used him as ‘human shield’ in drug deal, prosecutors say

The father used counterfeit money to buy drugs around the time of the shooting and was the intended target, investigators say.

  Judge halts plan to remove 9-month-old from life support against family’s wishes

Doctors believe the baby is suffering with a fatal condition, but her family says they just need more time to find a hospital that will continue treatment.

Colin Kaepernick plans to audition for NFL teams on Saturday

Colin Kaepernick plans to audition for NFL teams on Saturday in a private workout arranged by the league to be held in Atlanta.

  Man locked up 11 years for robberies he didn’t do walks free

Martinez spent 11 years in prison for five robberies he did not commit at an auto paint shop.

People magazine names John Legend as 2019 Sexiest Man Alive

The Grammy-winning singer known for his silky-smooth vocals was revealed as this year's winner Tuesday night on NBC's "The Voice."

Australia’s highest court agrees to hear cardinal’s appeal

Australia's highest court agreed to hear an appeal from the most senior Catholic to be found guilty of sexually abusing children. Pell was sentenced to six years in prison in March and is no longer a member of Francis' Council of Cardinals or a Vatican official.

Police say she called a Florida man her ’boyfriend’ and ‘husband'; she’s just 5

Deputies with the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office believe Damion Butler molested a 5-year-old girl over a six-week period.

  Good Samaritans on busy highway stop to catch dog running through traffic

A group of good Samaritans in Houston, Texas, banded together to rescue a dog that was set loose on a busy highway after its owner got into a wreck.

  Suspect named in stabbing over Popeyes chicken sandwich

Prince George’s County Police Department says they’re looking for Ricoh McClain, 30.

  You’re going to love the snowy view from SkyBridge in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

Because of the snowy and icy conditions, SkyLift Park says the bridge will remain closed until it’s safe for folks to walk on it again.

  Boy, 11, fatally shot by 19-year-old brother, police say

Police say an 11-year-old boy was fatally shot by his 19-year-old brother in the chest in West Philadelphia Monday morning. Police say this shooting was "absolutely preventable."

Prosecutor: Messages show teen plotted SC school shooting

A special hearing started Tuesday in Anderson County where a judge is deciding Jesse Osborne's sentence. The now 17-year-old, who was 14 at the time of the slayings, faces anywhere from 30 years to life without parole.

‘Days of Our Lives’ on production hiatus, show expected to continue

Popular daytime soap opera “Days of Our Lives” is going on a production hiatus and at least one media outlet has reported that the show’s cast has been let of of their contracts, but sources close to People magazine expect the show to continue.

Court rules against warrantless searches of phones, laptops

The ruling came in a lawsuit filed by the ACLU and the Electronic Frontier Foundation on behalf of 11 travelers whose smartphones and laptops were searched without individualized suspicion at U.S. ports of entry.

McDonald’s adds snickerdoodle McFlurry to menu for the holidays

McDonald’s is rolling out its first new seasonal McFlurry in seven years.

  Watch: Coast Guard rescues stranded boaters by helicopter

A group of boaters spent hours on a river, stranded until a Coast Guard helicopter arrived for a rescue.

Google’s health care ambitions now involve patient data

The partnership between Google and Ascension is intended to use artificial intelligence to find patterns that could help doctors, but some are concerned about privacy and protecting patients' sensitive health information.

Veteran posts note asking for someone to eat dinner with on Veterans Day, stranger answers

In the days leading up to Veterans Day, one veteran had a simple request: He wanted someone to eat dinner with him.

  Clark Atlanta student strangled by roommate’s boyfriend, court documents say

News outlets report Fulton County Superior Court released more details on the death of 21-year-old Alexis Crawford on Tuesday.

Whole Foods recalls dozens of vegetable products over listeria risk

The vegetables may be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes. No illnesses have been reported so far.

  Snow and cold records fall as arctic air mass lingers

The mid-autumn taste of winter brought record single-digit temperatures to Chicago and environs; set snowfall records in Buffalo and Detroit; dusted cars with snow in Memphis, Tennessee; and froze lakes in Minnesota weeks earlier than usual.

  College gymnast who died from training injury mourned

Melanie Coleman, a junior at Southern Connecticut State University, died on a Sunday, two days after suffering a spinal injury in a training accident.

Americans see Microsoft as most-ethical company

Microsoft found itself atop the most-ethical list for the second year in a row, followed NVIDIA, Apple, Intel and

  Crews rescue woman from car dangling off the edge of a snowy roadway

Crews had to smash the windshield to pull the woman to safety.

  Mark Sanford suspends GOP primary challenge to Trump

The former South Carolina governor and congressman centered his Republican primary challenge to President Donald Trump on warnings about the national debt. But he struggled to gain traction.

No. 1 milk company declares bankruptcy amid drop in demand

The Dallas company said it may sell itself to the Dairy Farmers of America, a marketing cooperative owned by thousands of farmers.

  Split Supreme Court appears ready to allow Trump to end DACA

Sharply at odds with liberal justices, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority seemed ready Tuesday to allow the Trump administration to abolish protections that permit 660,000 immigrants to work in the U.S., free from the threat of deportation.

Juul cuts 650 jobs as vaping industry faces scrutiny

Juul is laying off 650 employees in the midst of $1 billion in cost-cutting moves.

  Watch: Apparent meteor flashes across night sky in St. Louis area

An apparent meteor has brightened the night sky over St. Louis.

Supreme Court lets Sandy Hook shooting lawsuit go forward

The justices rejected an appeal from Remington Arms that argued it should be shielded by a 2005 federal law preventing most lawsuits against firearms manufacturers when their products are used in crimes.

  Former President Carter out of surgery, no complications

A statement from a spokeswoman said the former president experienced no complications from the procedure.

  Police search for three adults after 14-year-old was stabbed, killed in front of his home

Family members say it happened after a misunderstanding over a bicycle.

  Disney’s streaming service begins with troubles

Disney's brand-new streaming service Disney Plus may be a victim of its own success.

US held record number of migrant kids in custody in 2019

Some of these migrant children who were in government custody this year have already been deported. Some have reunited with family in the U.S. About 4,000 are still in government custody, some in large, impersonal shelters.

  California man detained, ticketed for eating sandwich on train platform

The treatment of a man cited for eating on a Bay Area Rapid Transit platform inspired a defiant lunchtime eat-in on the platform inside the Embarcardero BART station.

Widow sues boat owner in fire off California that killed 34

Christine Dignam, whose husband, Justin Dignam, died when the Conception caught fire Sept. 2 off the Santa Barbara coast, claimed that the boat was unsafe.

  Impeachment witness: Ukrainians asked about holdup of aid

The concern was clear for the young democracy battling an aggressive Russia.

  Toddler dies after choking on sandwich at Arizona in-home daycare

Police say they’re still investigating what happened. No charges have been filed.

  2 fired after fast food cashier refuses to serve NC police officer

The police chief says the incident saddened the department and created a divide in the community.

  ‘We love you, Alex’: Trebek chokes up over ‘Jeopardy!’ contestant’s heartfelt answer

The contestant said Trebek, who has stage 4 pancreatic cancer, told them at the time the episode was taped that he had to reenter treatment.

  Iowa girl faces her 43rd surgery; she’s only 4

A 4-year-old girl with a vascular ring will have her 43rd surgery later this month.

  San Diego State student, 19, dies after attending frat party

San Diego State University announced that student Dylan Hernandez died from undisclosed causes.