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  Driver goes extra miles - 225 of them - for special pizza delivery

Rich Morgan of Indiana has been in a tough battle with cancer, but he and his wife Julie never forgot their favorite pizza place in Michigan, where they lived more than two decades ago.

  Nearly 100 more women accuse ex-USC gynecologist of sexual misconduct

A college gynecologist sued over inappropriate touching is facing additional accusations. Ninety-three additional former students have accused Dr. George Tyndall of sexual misconduct.

240 animals seized from Pennsylvania home

Authorities said some of the animals were dead. The homeowners could face charges.

Drawing tonight for record-breaking Mega Millions jackpot

Someone out there could buy a winning ticket for the record-high $970 million jackpot, even if the odds are astonishingly low.

Trump praises Montana congressman who body-slammed reporter

At a campaign rally in Missoula Thursday, Trump lauded Rep. Greg Gianforte, who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault for an attack on Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs. The attack came a day before Gianforte won a 2017 special election.

Flooding poses threat to Texas homes and businesses

Major flooding in parts of Texas is expected to continue over the next few days.

Therapy dog helps students at missing WI teen’s school

A police therapy dog helped students cope with the disappearance of Wisconsin teen Jayme Closs.

Post-Michael Florida: Fear, frustration and life on the edge

For residents of the hurricane-ravaged Florida Panhandle, everyday life is rife with fears, frustrations and the troubles of just trying to get by in a ruined landscape

Mystery of strange space junk found on CA farm is solved

The discovery was made Saturday, on a ranch south of Hanford, CA, about half an hour south of Fresno.

One does not simply share memes: Researchers sound alarm over habits they can normalize

According to British researchers, memes can pose a risk to young people for a number of detrimental health and behavioral traits.

Accidents up in first states to legalize marijuana

Car crashes are up as much a 6 percent in the states that legalized pot first.

  Mom hunts down 13-year-old son driving her new BMW to impress girlfriend

Sister creates internet sensation on Twitter after brother takes mom’s BMW to impress his girlfriend.

Truckload of metal balls bounces down Seattle street, damages cars

Large metal balls spill from a truck in Seattle, damaging anything in their way.

Marketside ‘Fiesta Steak’ salads recalled due to salmonella and listeria risk

The salads were shipped to retail locations in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.

Father located after 2-year-old abandoned on stranger’s doorstep

The boy's father said the incident was "very irresponsible."

Worker pees on production line at pork processing plant, company throws out 50,000 pounds of meat

The incident was captured on camera last weekend, and brought production at the world’s largest pork processing plant to a grinding halt.

A mild winter could be in store for many Americans, NOAA says

El Nino has a 75 percent chance of developing according to Mike Halpert, deputy director of NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center

Pet owners will spend nearly half a billion on costumes this Halloween

Dogs dressed as pumpkins. Cats dressed as Batman. It must be Halloween.

Girl, 3, contracts paralyzing virus AFM

Preslee Holcombe's mother detailed her struggle with the polio-like illness acute flaccid myelitis.

Man starts fire, shoots at first responders, kills self

Lance Taylor Jacobs, 65, allegedly set fire to his home before killing himself. The fire spread to three homes and damaged another.

Mega Millions jackpot is up to $970 million as lottery fever intensifies

Combined with Powerball, the two jackpots total $1.4 billion.

  CDC warns against Halloween costumes for chickens

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is tricking this treat by asking folks not to put their pet chickens in costumes, to keep from being exposed to salmonella.

Disappearance of giant hammer artwork baffles community

The artist has offered a $1,000 reward for the 800-pound, 20-foot-long piece.

State trooper killed in Columbus Co.; Chadbourn man charged in shooting

A state trooper was shot and killed early Wednesday morning near Whiteville

Man rescued two days after falling down 100-foot mine shaft

Deputies and a rescue team worked for more than six hours to lift the 62-year-old out of the mine shaft.

4-year-old shot in stomach in KS road rage incident

In an apparent fit of road rage, a driver allegedly fired two shots at an SUV with several children under the age of 10 inside, injuring a 4-year-old boy.

After Canada legalizes pot, industry eyes rest of the world

Canada's decision to legalize marijuana could influence other countries mulling whether to end their own bans on the drug

Powerball jackpot rises to $430 million after no one wins

The jackpot winner will need to match numbers on all five white balls and the red Powerball.

'This is terrorism’: Former congressman says son’s political opponent a national threat

In a bizarre campaign tactic some are calling racist, a former California congressman said his son's congressional opponent is a threat to national security, based on the actions of the opponent’s father and grandfather.

Boy with diabetes sells pumpkins to get service dog, and donations flood in

Ian Unger, 6, needed a service dog to ride the bus to school like his friends, and came up with a creative solution that literally bore fruit.

Don McGahn out as White House counsel, sources say

Wednesday was White House counsel Don McGahn’s last day at the White House, according to sources familiar with the matter.

  With evidence of Russian buildup in European foothold, US military is at the ready

With concern that Russia is upgrading its capabilities at NATO’s doorstep, the U.S. is increasingly on guard.

Florida man gets 40 years for plotting to bomb Target stores

Investigators searched his home, phone and computer and discovered pictures of grocery items he had turned into bombs and articles about stock options.

50-pound nose stolen off family’s porch; kids make plea for its return

Three siblings in Portland, OR, are trying to get back their beloved nose sculpture after it was swiped off their porch.

Two-thirds of Americans can’t pass citizenship exam, survey says

According to the results of a survey released by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation this month, only one in three Americans, about 36 percent, can pass a multiple-choice test consisting of items taken from the citizenship exam, which has a passing score of 60.

Black man had police called on him for talking to son during soccer game

A woman who thought a man was speaking to the soccer game's referee called police after he tried to explain he was only speaking to his son.

Family puts huge ‘Star Wars’ Halloween display in front yard

An Ohio family set up an out-of-this-world Halloween display in their front yard.

‘Golden Girls’ themed cereal is now available at select stores

Each box comes with a collectible figurine inside.

Vigil held for murdered parents, as search continues for missing WI teen

A vigil was held in Barron, WI, for the murdered parents of missing 13-year-old Jayme Closs, as the search continues for Jayme.

Florida woman sets Macy’s underwear rack on fire

The suspect walked into the store’s Paddock Mall location at 10:11 a.m. and wandered around for 45 minutes. Investigators believe at some point, she started the fire at the undergarments rack.

Medal of Honor awarded to Sgt. Maj. John Canley, who saved fellow Marines during Vietnam battle

Canley fended off numerous attacks during the Battle of Hue and repeatedly charged across fire-swept battle grounds to take wounded marines to safety.