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Bus with Chinese-speaking tourists crashes in Utah; 4 dead

A bus carrying Chinese-speaking tourists crashed near a national park in southern Utah, killing at least four people and critically injuring up to 15 others, authorities said Friday.

  Trump, in call, urged Ukraine to investigate Biden’s son

23 states sue Trump to keep California’s auto emission rules

Former Charlie Rose makeup artist sues, alleging harassment

US to send troops to Saudi Arabia, hold off on striking Iran

Marines from California base charged with human smuggling

US, El Salvador sign asylum deal, details to be worked out

  School puts desk of student with special needs in bathroom

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SUV drives through Chicago-area mall, crashes into store

Walmart to quit selling e-cigarettes amid vaping backlash

  Alligator pulled out of pond behind Michigan junior high

Antonio Brown cut by Patriots amid sexual misconduct claims

  Judge orders trial in Southern California synagogue shooting

Mechanic pleads not guilty in airliner sabotage case

Facebook says it has suspended ‘tens of thousands’ of apps

Facebook said Friday its investigation is ongoing and it has looked at millions of apps so far.

‘Sexy Mr. Rogers’ costume is the Halloween getup no one asked for

You probably don't remember Mr. Rogers like this.

Zachary, La. man drowns during underwater-style marriage proposal

A dream vacation for a Louisiana couple took a devastating turn after a man drowned while proposing to his girlfriend.

‘House Hunters’ host Suzanne Whang dies at 57

Whang first gained fame as the on-screen host of the show, where anxious home buyers are shown trying to choose between three potential options.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio drops 2020 presidential bid

  ‘I want a future’: Global youth protests urge climate action

  Man moves into animal shelter to help get dog adopted

2 killed, 7 injured in pair of Washington DC shootings

  Seven hallucinating students cause lockdown at Wash. middle school after ingesting tabs

  Revelers reach gates of Area 51 then peacefully rejoin party

  Experts: Human trafficking is hidden tragedy of broken immigration system

Many are hoping to find a better life in the United States, but even once they make it across the border, many may find themselves in a world they could not have possibly imagined.

Fla. teen survives anchor getting lodged in his head

Doctors call the recovery "one in a million."

Where have the wild birds gone? 3 billion fewer than 1970

The new study focuses on the drop in sheer numbers of birds, not extinctions.

  Colorado mom puts injured bobcat in car next to her child

The bobcat was only inches away from her 3-year-old in a safety seat.

Study: Drinking tap water may pose risk for cancer

You might want to think twice about filling your glass from the sink because a new report indicates there may be cancer-causing products in tap water.

  Florida raccoon takes 16-mile ride on top of bread truck

A raccoon in southwest Florida went for a wild ride this week on top of a Wonder Bread delivery truck.

NJ man charged with photographing landmarks as potential terrorism targets

A New Jersey man who allegedly photographed or recorded video of landmarks including the Statue of Liberty, the White House and Boston's Fenway Park as potential terrorism targets in the early to mid-2000s has been arrested.

  Judge officiates wedding for man he sentenced to nearly 50 years in prison

A Milwaukee judge officiated the wedding of a man he sentenced to 47 years in prison in 1995.

  Judge, Dragon Con co-founder accused of criminal trespass

A grand jury on Wednesday indicted a Georgia judge, along with a co-founder of DragonCon and two other people, after prosecutors accused them of illegally accessing a courthouse computer network.

US vaping illnesses top 500, Missouri man is 8th death

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 530 confirmed and probable cases have been reported in 38 states and one U.S. territory, up from 380 a week ago.

  Iran envoy: ‘All-out war’ to result if hit for Saudi attack

Zarif's comments also appeared to be in response to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who a day earlier while traveling to Saudi Arabia referred to the attack as an "act of war."

  Administration blocks ‘urgent’ whistleblower disclosure

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said he was prepared to go to court to try to force the Trump administration to open up about the complaint.

  Canada’s Trudeau comes under fire over brownface photo

With the election a month away, he apologized and begged Canadians to forgive him.

  2 dead as Imelda strands drivers, floods homes in Texas

Officials in Harris County, which includes Houston, said there had been a combination of at least 1,000 high-water rescues and evacuations to get people to shelter.

California defends tax return law after setback

California's elections chief says he believes a state law requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns is constitutional despite a legal setback.

School snack creation of the year: Cheese in a lip balm tube

A 9-year-old girl from Missouri came up with an ingenious way to carry a bit of cheese with her to school – an empty tube of lip balm.

  Bullies leave California middle schooler in critical condition

Two California middle schoolers are under arrest after a fight that went viral on Facebook. The assault left one child hospitalized in critical condition. Now, parents and community members say the bullying at the school must stop.

Official: Fetal remains found in garage nearly 2 decades old

Illinois authorities on Thursday said that more than 2,200 preserved fetal remains found stacked in the garage of a deceased doctor's home were from abortions he performed in Indiana nearly two decades ago and it's up to authorities there to determine if crimes were committed.

Colt suspends production of AR-15 for civilian market

Colt's chief executive officer said in a statement Thursday that the company will concentrate on fulfilling military and law enforcement contracts with its rifle manufacturing.

Amazon’s Alexa will allow you to make donations to presidential campaigns

Starting next month, users of the voice-controlled home assistant Alexa will be able to dictate their donations to a 2020 presidential campaign.

House OKs measure to prevent possible end-of-month shutdown

The bill gives lawmakers until the Thanksgiving break to negotiate and approve $1.4 trillion for federal agencies.

Police: Florida woman left toddler in car while working at strip club

Police say they found a 3-year-old girl wandering in a parking lot while her mother worked inside a South Florida strip club.

How to navigate new privacy features in Apple iPhone update

The free update is available for existing iPhones on Thursday and will come with new iPhone 11 models out Friday.

Key Senate panel approves $250 million for election security

A key Senate panel on Thursday approved $250 million to help states beef up their election systems.

Starbucks brings to-go-only store concept to US

The first Starbucks store of its kind will open in New York.

  GRAPHIC: Teen stabbed to death as dozens watched, videoed his final moments; arrest made

A teen's murder was live-streamed on social media and recorded by dozens of people who watched and did nothing to help, according to police.

Trump administration says UNC-Duke Middle East program too positive on Islam, threatens to cut federal funds

An Aug. 29 letter from the U.S. Education Department orders the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies to revise its offerings by Sept. 22 or risk losing future funding from a federal grant.

Trump sues Manhattan DA seeking to block tax return subpoena

Trump's attorneys filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in New York against the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., who recently subpoenaed the president's accounting firm for eight years of Trump's state and federal returns.

Rare spotted zebra photographed in Africa

Photographer Frank Liu was shooting pictures in Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve last week when his guide noticed a rare spotted zebra and took him to see it.

US awards $3M to fill gaps in medical marijuana research

None of the money will be used to study the part of the plant that gets people high.

Blind singer with autism wins ‘America’s Got Talent’

Kodi Lee beat out nine other finalists and walked away with $1 million.

Pizza Hut joins forces with Cheez-It for new stuffed pizza

The restaurant chain made the announcement on Twitter on Tuesday.

Nancy Pelosi unveils an ambitious plan to lower drug prices

The ambitious plan would lower drug prices for seniors on Medicare and younger people with private insurance.

  New Mexico’s governor announces free college plan

The governor wants to provide free college for every New Mexican who graduates high school and any adult who returns to school at a community college.

  Delta flight makes emergency landing in Fla. after plunging 30,000 feet

An issue with cabin pressure caused panic aboard a Delta flight as the pilot made an emergency landing.

Woman allegedly rubbed fentanyl residue on baby daughter’s gums, killing her

Kimberly Nelligan, 33, pleaded not guilty to endangering the welfare of a child and possession of a scheduled drug.

  Artist doesn’t let paralysis stop her from creating. She paints with her mouth.

Mariam Pare learned her craft after a bullet left her a quadriplegic at age 20.

  Boston nurse accused of stealing morphine from dying veterans, taking it herself

If convicted, the former hospice nurse faces up to 14 years in prison and a fine of $500,000.

Sanders still wants a revolution. But now he’s got company.

The Vermont senator acknowledges that many of his top proposals, which were dismissed as radical four years ago, have been adopted by much of the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential primary field, but he's out to prove that his second presidential campaign is still about fresh energy and ideas.

  U.S. Navy: Mysterious UFO videos are real

The U.S. Navy has finally acknowledged that videos appearing to show UFOs flying through the air are real and were recorded years ago by fighter pilots.

  Woman bitten by bats several times claims infestation in Mo. apartment

After two residents complained, health inspectors ordered repairs to seal up holes where the bats may be getting in and told the owners to clean up guano around the windows.

  Father blames school after son with autism runs away, ends up handcuffed by Calif. deputies

The district superintendent says school officials have done everything to provide for the 11-year-old and will try to work with his family.

Referee who told N.J. wrestler to cut dreadlocks barred for 2 seasons

The state athletic association will provide in-person training to all wrestling officials before the start of the season to emphasize that the rule requiring long hair to be covered is based on length, not hair style.

  Trump bars California from setting stricter fuel standards; California officials vow to fight back

Top California officials and environmental groups pledged legal action to stop the rollback.

Trump names hostage envoy Robert O’Brien as national security adviser

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday via Twitter that he named Robert O’Brien as his new national security adviser.

  Bermuda lashed by heavy winds from Category 3 Hurricane Humberto

Hurricane Humberto lashed Bermuda with strong winds Wednesday night as the powerful Category 3 storm passed just to the north of the British Atlantic territory.

Man dies after setting himself on fire at Des Moines library

Police said a 36-year-old man is dead after setting himself on fire at a public library in Des Moines, Iowa.

‘Deeply sorry’ Trudeau begs forgiveness for brownface photo

Canadian leader Justin Trudeau's campaign for national elections was hit Wednesday by the publication of a yearbook photo showing him in brownface makeup at a costume party in 2001.

Acting intelligence chief agrees to testify after subpoena

The acting director of national intelligence has agreed to testify next week to the House intelligence committee after balking at the panel's demand to turn over a secret whistleblower complaint.

  US says attack on Saudi oil site was an Iranian ‘act of war’

Iran, which has denied involvement in the attack, warned the U.S. it will retaliate immediately if it is targeted.

1 in 5 Americans can’t name a single branch of the government, study finds

The Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania surveyed 1,104 adults between Aug. 16 and Aug. 27. With a 3.6% margin of error, the study found 22% of respondents failed to name a branch of the government.

Delta flight attendant writes special note to deaf teen passenger

Deaf teen Ashley Ober was traveling by herself for the first time.

Goodyear ordered to pay $6.7M for death from exploding tire

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. must pay more than $6.7 million in damages in the death of a garbage truck driver killed when a tire he was inflating exploded, a judge in a New Orleans suburb has ruled.

  Caught on camera: Tenn. officers save man who tries to jump off bridge

Two law enforcement officers were able to save the life of a man who was trying to jump off a bridge, and it was captured on a body camera.

University of California chief Janet Napolitano to step down

University of California President Janet Napolitano, who oversaw historic expansions of the 10-campus system and championed immigrant students, but whose management structure faced criticism and embarrassing scrutiny, said Wednesday she will step down in August 2020.

School shooting-themed hoodies anger many online

The brand said they were trying to raise awareness.

A divided Fed reduces rates but may not cut again this year

A sharply divided Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate Wednesday for a second time this year but declined to signal that further rate cuts are likely this year.

  Sandy Hook nonprofit releases chilling PSA on school shootings

The video was released Wednesday by Sandy Hook Promise, a nonprofit that was founded in the aftermath of the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.