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Defense DNA request denied in deaths of Colorado…

A Colorado judge denied a defense attorney's request to require a coroner to collect DNA from the necks of two young sisters killed and submerged in crude oil in the case of the girl's father, who is accused of killing them and his wife

Right-wing, left-wing protesters face off in…

Seattle police have taken up positions as right-wing demonstrators gather for a "Liberty or Death" rally that is also drawing counter-protesters from the left

Privatization Of Afghan War Not Under…

Blackwater founder Erik Prince argues using a small private force in Afghanistan could save the U.S. government billions.

Migrant spouse of pregnant woman detained on way to hospital

A California woman says she had to drive herself to the hospital and give birth without her husband after he was detained by immigration agents

California drops wildfire utility liability…

California lawmakers are abandoning a controversial proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown to shield electrical utilities from some financial liability for wildfires

Sheriff: Shooting at football game unrelated to…

Authorities say a shooting outside a Florida high school football game in which two men were wounded had nothing to do with school or the game

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How #MeToo Is Changing How Men Cope With Sexual…

In the US, one in six men say they've experienced sexual assault. But experts say that number is actually higher.

Police say Long Island couple dead in murder-suicide

Police say a husband and wife have died in a murder-suicide on Long Island

Abe's Iconic Hat May Disappear 'Forever'

Abraham Lincoln's iconic stovepipe hat is among items that may be auctioned off to meet a dire debt payment deadline, the Washington Post reports. Short a $9.7 million infusion, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Foundation has approved the search for an auctioneer to sell the hat and...

45 Years After Alleged Alien Abduction, He's…

Calvin Parker was looking for fish. He says he instead found aliens—or, rather, aliens found him. The date was Oct. 11, 1973, but Parker has hardly mentioned it in the 45 years since he and 42-year-old Charles Hickson saw a blinding light over Mississippi's Pascagoula River. Hickson, who has...

New Haven, Conn. Is Struggling With A Rash Of K2…

Emergency officials responded to over 100 calls in one week of people needing to go to the hospital.

Manhunt underway after fatal Tennessee robberies

Police in Tennessee are looking for two men who they believe could be responsible for a string of recent shootings in the Nashville area

Dead suspects in father's death called reclusive…

An Ohio police chief says two adult brothers suspected of killing their father and then fatally shooting themselves during a SWAT standoff were reclusive and paranoid, had no jobs and lived in a home their father had bought for them

Young Girls Allegedly Killed by Dad Were 'in Oil…

Confirmation came Friday from the Weld County Coroner's Office that the three bodies found this week on a Colorado property belonging to Anadarko Petroleum were those of Shanann Watts and daughters Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3, whose father, Christopher Watts, was arrested Wednesday in connection with their deaths. While the...

ESPN Won't Televise The National Anthem Before…

Most networks choose not to air the anthem to save time on their broadcasts.

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The Latest: US says man was arrested on outstanding warrant

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says that the California man who was arrested by its agents as he drove his wife to the hospital to give birth had a warrant for his arrest in Mexico on homicide charges

Unexpected Odor at Tampa Police HQ: 'At Times…

Recreational marijuana laws are quickly becoming more and more lax in states around the US, but Florida is not one of them. So why does the headquarters of the Tampa Police Department frequently reek of weed? The Tampa Bay Times wanted this question answered, so it went to the source....

China Has US Targets in Crosshairs: Pentagon

China is flexing its military muscles, according to a Pentagon report that gets right to the troubling point: "Over the last three years, the PLA [People's Liberation Army] has rapidly expanded its overwater bomber operating areas, gaining experience in critical maritime regions and likely training for strikes against US and...

New Forest Service Plan Aims To Alleviate…

The new plan focuses on collaboration between agencies and cites climate change as a factor in worsening fires.

Colorado legislative aide punished for Putin portrait prank

An aide to a Colorado legislative leader was punished for helping a progressive group put a portrait of Vladimir Putin on display at the state capitol building after reports that no money had been donated to install a portrait of President Donald Trump

Miss America Has Harsh Words for Gretchen Carlson

Gretchen Carlson was installed as chair of the Miss America Organization's board of directors earlier this year in the wake of a scandal that forced out the organization's CEO and other executives after "unacceptable" emails were revealed about past winners. Now, drama of her own for Carlson and Miss America...

AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past…

PHOTO GALLERY: Plane, meteor streak across sky in Colorado; fans in New York celebrate music of Aretha Franklin; soccer player kisses videographer's camera after scoring goal.

Don't Call It The 'LDS' Or 'Mormon' Church Anymore

New guidance from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says people should use the full name of the church instead of shortened nicknames.

Couple Wins $1M in Case of Locker Voyeurism

The cost of secretly recording women in a Washington state locker room: $1 million in damages. So a judge ruled this week after a couple sued the city of Bellingham and the city employee who admitted to making the videos in 2015 at the Arne Hanna Aquatic Center, the Bellingham...

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Explosion destroys coffee shop, injures 3 in…

Authorities blame gas leak for explosion that destroyed a coffee shop and injured 3 people in a rural Georgia city

Scientists downgrade alert level for Hawaii…

Slowing activity at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is prompting scientists to lower their alert level for the mountain

Yes, Taxes Help Pay For LeBron James' School, But…

A website claims LeBron James' "I promise" school will cost taxpayers millions of dollars every year. It's not a new cost.