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Multiple sex trafficking arrests made in Atlanta ahead of Super Bowl, authorities say

Ariana Grande’s tattoo celebrating new single has unfortunate misspelling

How cold is it? Chicago is setting rail tracks on fire so trains can run

‘We’re getting soft’ for closing schools due to dangerously cold weather, Gov. Bevin says

Peter Jackson making new documentary of Beatles’ ‘Let It Be’

Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley wants $200K, private jet use for speaking engagements, report says

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Bill proposes no pay for Congress, president during shutdown

Car bursts into flames after falling 9 floors inside parking garage

School district snow day video announcement hits all the right notes

AP analysis: Few minority NFL coaches in top offensive jobs

Apple busts Facebook for distributing data-sucking app

Foxconn reconsiders hyped plan for Wisconsin manufacturing hub

Study links climate change to higher number of congenital heart defects in babies

Women who are pregnant during the spring or summer months in warmer climates are at the most risk, study says. (Source: CNN)

Pizza Hut to give free pizza and Super Bowl tickets to first baby born after kickoff

The pizza purveyors are offering free pizza for a year and Super Bowl tickets to next year’s game to the parents of the first baby born after kickoff on Sunday.

  Police: No footage yet of alleged attack on ‘Empire’ actor

Chicago police have opened a hate crime investigation after a man the department identified as a 36-year-old cast member of the television show “Empire” alleged he was physically attacked by men who shouted racial and homophobic slurs.

Flights canceled, offices close amid frigid Midwest weather

Officials throughout the region were focused on protecting vulnerable people from the cold, including the homeless, seniors and those living in substandard housing.

  Trump says ‘wall’ must be part of lawmakers' border deal

Parents outraged after school system, sheriff’s office fail to warn about planned ‘Columbine-style’ attack at NC middle school

NOAA denies climate change tweet was directed at Trump

Mom left kids in car with wind chill at minus 15 degrees, police say

‘Total disbelief and terror’: Parents react to son’s fiery head-on crash, grateful he survived

Man spends month in jail for laundry detergent; deputy said it was heroin

48 human trafficking victims rescued, more than 300 suspects arrested in CA sting

Among those rescued were runaways or homeless young women. Others were lured by traffickers through social media and online chat sites, authorities say.

Caught on camera: Man punches 2 women in fight allegedly over hot dogs

According to the victims, the suspect didn’t say a word, just started throwing punches, when the two stood up for a hot dog vendor he had allegedly been harassing.

Man sues actress Gwyneth Paltrow over alleged skiing ‘hit-and-run’

The lawsuit alleges the actress was skiing with at least one instructor in 2016 when she lost control and collided with the victim.

Hate crimes charged in Pittsburgh synagogue massacre case

A man accused of opening fire at a Pittsburgh synagogue in October, killing 11 people and wounding seven others, was indicted Tuesday on additional counts that include allegations of hate crimes.

Shooting that hurt 5 undercover officers in Houston occurred during drug raid

The suspects were killed after firing at narcotics officers who were trying to enter a home where authorities allege black tar heroin was being sold, according to the police chief.

Video manipulation technology poses growing threat to national security, experts say

The Pentagon is racing to battle “deepfake” technology, which makes it virtually impossible to tell the difference between real videos and fake, doctored ones.

  Mom voices concerns over food stamps, then gets bullied for it on social media

After a Tennessee woman spoke to a news station about not receiving food stamps, she was subjected to taunting and insulting comments on Facebook.

Baltimore will no longer prosecute minor marijuana possession

Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said marijuana possession cases will no longer be prosecuted. But not everyone is agreeing with her decision.

Another government shutdown begins to loom as leaders face uphill climb over long-term deal

The government runs out of funding again in 17 days, and skepticism about President Donald Trump reaching a deal with Democrats stretches all the way from the White House to Capitol Hill.

Ranchers whose case sparked standoff get grazing rights back

The two Oregon ranchers whose conviction for intentionally setting fires on public land sparked a weeks-long standoff with anti-federal government protesters at a remote wildlife refuge have had their grazing rights restored.

Atlanta shuts down city for winter storm that never comes

Five years ago, Atlanta’s “Snowmageddon” 2014 was mocked on “Saturday Night Live” after two inches of snow stranded thousands.

Caught on 2 cameras: Truck crashes through restaurant window

Surveillance video captures the moment a truck crashed into a seafood restaurant, in what could have been a fatal accident hours later.

Florida man thought he was stealing opioids; they were laxatives, deputies say

Fifty-six-year-old Peter Hans Emery Jr. faces a felony petit theft charge after cameras allegedly caught him opening a lock box and dumped pills into his hand, according to WPEC.

Grammy-winning singer James Ingram dies at 66

The R&B singer won two Grammy Awards and scored a pair of No. 1 hits during his long career.

’Bible literacy’ bills, endorsed by Trump, reopen divide over religious studies in public schools

Laws proposed in a handful of states promote the academic examination of the Bible, but critics have argued that in practice it amounts to religious education.

Top intelligence officials contradict Trump administration on greatest threats to nation

Officials outlined the biggest threats at home and abroad, and weighed in on the impact of the government shutdown.

Six NC students formally charged for allegedly discussing a Columbine-style attack

Six Scotland County middle school students are now formally charged for allegedly discussing a Columbine-style attack, according to investigators.

AR teen pleads guilty to trying to steal plane to attend Chicago rap concert

The suspect told investigators he had been watching the American Eagle twin-engine jet since 10 P.M. the day before. After more than four hours, he threw his bike in a ditch and headed towards the gate.

Stacey Abrams to give Democrats’ response to State of Union

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer says former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams will deliver the Democratic response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address.

Winter doesn’t have to freeze your workout, try this

Here are a few reasons and tips to workout this winter.

Thief steals $11K ring from pawn shop, tries to sell it at different store location hours later

The store’s general manager has offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the suspect's arrest.

‘World’s loneliest duck’ dies on tiny Pacific island he made famous

The mallard drake was the only duck on Niue, an island about 1,500 miles from New Zealand.

  Super spending expected for Super Bowl consumers

The big game could cost you even if you watch from home, according to a new survey by the National Retail Federation.

Trump confidant Roger Stone pleads not guilty in Russia probe case

Stone is expected to plead not guilty to charges that he lied to lawmakers, engaged in witness tampering and obstructed a congressional investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign.

Excessive screen time can lead to poorer development later in childhood, study says

The study warns that kids could run into problems with communication, motor skills, problem solving, and social skills

Infamy, zeal for carnage inspired Las Vegas shooter, FBI says

After nearly 16 months, the FBI says it can't determine why gunman Stephen Paddock killed 58 people and injured nearly 900 others in October 2017.

Julius Campbell, star of ‘Remember the Titans’ team, dies at 65

Campbell was one of the leaders on the football team at a newly integrated school in the early 1970s that went on to win the state championship.

‘Empire’ cast member Jussie Smollett alleges he was attacked in Chicago

Police haven't released the name of the 36-year-old cast member but say he reported being attacked while walking downtown around 2 a.m. Tuesday.

911 dispatcher helps boy with his fractions homework

Lafayette Police dispatcher Antonia Bundy answered the call from the boy, who said he had "a bad day at school."

Georgia boy loses everything in house fire, classmates surprise him with gifts

The classmates stepped up and donated books, their allowance and one even gave his Xbox and games.

As temps plummet to -20s, Midwest cities shut down and officials scramble to help homeless

Subzero temperatures will begin Tuesday but Wednesday is expected to be the worst.

Student helps police foil school shooting plot in VT

Lyndonville, VT, police detained the student as he got off the bus Friday, after Lyndon Institute officials alerted them a student showed signs he planned to shoot up the school Thursday.

3-year-old NC boy shot in head opens his eyes and moves arms

A 3-year-old boy shot in the head Saturday has opened his eyes and moved his arms and legs in the hospital

Man allegedly killed parents and brother over porn money, police said

They said 29-year-old Grant Amato sent hundreds of thousands of dollars to a woman through a pornographic website.

AP-NORC poll: Most Americans see nation on the wrong track

A large majority of Americans say they are pessimistic about the state of the country and few expect things will get better in the year ahead, according to a poll

Jetsons-style luxury high rise coming to Miami; complete with landing pad for flying cars, no Astro

Residents of these condos will use flying cars to access their homes at the top of the building.

Suicide rates among Marines, Navy reached 10-year high in 2018

Many of the cases are young Marines who have not been deployed overseas nor been in combat, a situation that has also been seen in other military branches.

‘That’s go to jail in speed’: Woman cited, arrested for driving 115 mph in snow

The woman had been driving in a 35 mph zone, police said. She identification was not released.

  Church possible first measles exposure site for Washington state outbreak

The problem may have started at a Vancouver church Bible studies meeting.

Largest utility in US files for bankruptcy amid California wildfire lawsuits

The bankruptcy filing immediately puts a halt to the wildfire lawsuits and consolidates them in bankruptcy court, where legal experts say victims will likely receive less money.

Teacher, aides punished children with autism using dark bathroom, loud whistle, investigators say

The three suspects were investigated after a witness reported them to the school resource officer, according to the sheriff.

Fresh peaches, plums, nectarines sold nationwide recalled due to listeria concerns

Consumers who have purchased any of the fruit are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Armed man stops road rage incident when he sees man clinging to hood of SUV

Two men were arrested after a witness, who has a license to carry, pulled over the driver of an SUV involved in an alleged road rage incident and detained him until police arrived.

Family mistakenly donates mug with $6,500 stashed inside to Goodwill

A Georgia mother said she mistakenly donated a mug belonging to her adult son that had his $6,500 inside.

4 Houston Police officers shot after narcotics suspects initiate gun battle; 2 suspects dead

Several police officers in Houston, TX, were shot Monday afternoon.

Housekeeper hospitalized after spending 3 days trapped in elevator

A woman was rescued Monday after spending three days trapped in an elevator in New York. According to local media, she was hospitalized, treated for dehydration and released.

US charges Chinese tech giant Huawei, top executive

The Justice Department unsealed criminal charges Monday against Chinese tech giant Huawei, a top company executive and several subsidiaries, alleging the company stole trade secrets, misled banks about its business and violated U.S. sanctions.

Stella Artois Super Bowl commercial revives ‘Sex and the City,’ ‘Big Lebowski’ characters

Sarah Jessica Parker will reprise her "Sex and the City" Carrie Bradshaw role and Jeff Bridges will appear as "The Dude" in a Stella Artois commercial to raise money to combat water shortage.

50-car pileup leads to highway hockey game

Highway hockey game breaks out as motorists wait for a roadway to reopen after a pileup.

US has ‘agreements in principle’ with Taliban for Afghanistan peace deal, enjoy says

The statement by U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad followed six days of talks last week with the Taliban in Qatar.

Father of 12-year-old accused of murdering boxer says son was bullied, threatened

The father of a 12-year-old charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a Texas boxer speaks about the case.

Mueller’s probe is ’close to being completed,’ acting attorney general says

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign to sway the 2016 presidential election.

Warfarin no longer recommended by leading medical organizations for treating AFib

New guidelines released Monday by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association encourages instead "novel oral anticoagulants," or NOACs.

Trump approves sanctions on Venezuelan oil company

National Security Adviser John Bolton and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announced the news at Monday's White House press briefing.

Pregnant woman stabbed to death in AZ; suspect arrested, police say

Police in Arizona have arrested a man they say stabbed and killed a pregnant woman.

Trump to make State of the Union speech Feb. 5

The speech was originally planned for this Tuesday, but was postponed during the government shutdown.

Students investigated after allegedly discussing a Columbine-style attack

Law enforcement and school officials in Scotland County are investigating after reports came in that some students were discussing a Columbine-style attack.

Proposed law would make animal cruelty a federal felony

The Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act broadens the scope of what’s considered a crime under federal law.