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Police: Cop killed wife, son, torched home then shot himself

Authorities say a police officer with no prior history of domestic violence fatally shot his wife and son and set the family's suburban Albany house on fire before committing suicide

The Latest: Occupiers say they're preparing to surrender

The last four armed occupiers of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon say they're getting ready to turn themselves in after FBI agents came to the federal property and surrounded them

Parents Share Horror Stories After Toddlers Swallow Button Batteries

More than 3,400 kids reportedly swallowed batteries in 2010, according to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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Goat facing 7 years in jail for eating flowers

A goat in India is staring down a seven year prison sentence for eating its neighbors flowers. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the details.

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Valentine's Day Is Such Garbage In Lebanon

Lebanon's government hasn't found a solution for the country's ongoing garbage problem. Cue the clowns.

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Congress likely to give final OK to local Internet tax ban

Congress a step away from permanently barring state, local governments from taxing Internet

UK health secretary to impose contract on junior doctors

Britain's health secretary is taking the unusual step of opting to impose a contract on junior doctors in England after thousands of the medical professionals failed to agree on a contract

What a recession does to your money

Worries are high that the sudden slowdown in China's growth, falling US corporate profits and other downward pressures will pull the US economy back into a recession

High School Degree, Healthy Heart Might Lower Your Risk For Dementia

Dementia rates were predicted to triple by 2050, but here's why in the future it might actually be easier to curb the condition.

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Watchdog finds progress since "Fast and Furious" operation

The Justice Department inspector general says the department has made progress since a failed ATF gun-smuggling operation known as "Fast and Furious" but that work remains to be done

The Latest: Russia hits 1,900 targets in Syria in a week

The Russian defense ministry says its airstrikes have hit about 1,900 targets in Syria in the past week

Latest: Officer shot in standoff, injuries life-threatening

Police in North Dakota say an officer has been shot amid a standoff with a domestic violence suspect in Fargo and is not expected to survive

Panel advances bill to require ultrasounds before abortions

Kentucky lawmakers have advanced a bill that would require doctors to perform ultrasounds prior to abortions and to describe what is seen to the pregnant woman

Cleveland Sends Tamir Rice's Family A $500 Ambulance Bill

The city claims Rice's family owes money for the ambulance that transported the 12-year-old to the hospital after he was shot by police in 2014.

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Man loses it during flight, urinates on fellow passenger

A man aboard a flight headed to Paris allegedly urinated on a fellow passenger. It was supposedly because he wasn't allowed to smoke or drink mid-air. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) explains.

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Hundreds Of Galaxies Were Hiding Behind The Milky Way

Scientists used a radio telescope and an "innovative receiver" to see the hidden galaxies.

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Head of Google in Europe grilled by UK tax authorities

The chair of the UK parliamentary committee has grilled the head of Google in Europe in a fierce exchange about whether the company had paid its fair share of taxes

Brazil and University of Texas reach deal on Zika vaccine

Brazilian Health Minister Marcelo Castro said the South American country is signing an agreement with the University of Texas to develop a vaccine against the Zika virus

Eurozone chief, Germany keep wary eye on Portuguese budget

Though Portugal has conditional approval for its budget from the European Commission, the eurozone's top official and Germany both warned the country not to miss the bloc's deficit targets

David Bowie's Son Announces Baby News A Month After His Dad's Death

Duncan Jones announced he's expecting a baby with his wife. Jones tweeted, "Circle of life."

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The Latest: Kasich says he won't take 'crap' from rivals

John Kasich says he's a "scrappy guy" who won't "take crap from anybody" _ but he's still pledging to run a positive campaign

5 indicted in 2015 New York City gas explosion that killed 2

Authorities say a building owner and four others have been indicted on charges that include manslaughter in connection with a 2015 gas explosion that killed two people and leveled three New York City buildings

Missouri professor calls her protest actions embarrassing

A suspended University of Missouri assistant professor says she's embarrassed about her run-ins with student journalists during race-related student protests in November

Standoff At Oregon Wildlife Refuge May Be Coming To An End

The last four occupiers of the Oregon wildlife refuge are expected to end their protest Thursday after Cliven Bundy was arrested by the FBI.

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Earth didn't score 100% on index that predicts likelihood of life

Astronomers are creating an index that is intended to predict the likelihood of life on alien planets. So how did Earth do? Not 100% but here we are. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) explains.

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Medical Marijuana Might Be Legalized In Australia Really Soon

A new amendment in Australia would legalize medical marijuana there, though each state could decide whether or not to comply.

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