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  Restaurant owners face backlash for supporting Trump

  CDC: 2nd US case of person who got virus from community

Reality TV dance teacher gets 9 months in prison for exposing teen dancer to HIV

Trump picks Ratcliffe to be top intelligence official again

US, Taliban set peace signing for America’s longest war

  WATCH: Huge fire erupts at Paris train station

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  Wall Street has worst week since 2008 as S&P 500 drops 11.5%

‘Amazing Race’ suspends filming as virus precaution

Report: Los Angeles deputies shared Kobe Bryant crash photos

  Why are scientists so concerned about new coronavirus?

  Study: Pedestrian deaths reach 30-year high

  Watch Australian veterinarians pull entire beach towel out of python’s mouth

Court halts Trump’s policy to make asylum seekers wait in Mexico for hearings

The policy required migrants seeking asylum to wait in Mexico until their court dates in the U.S.

  Amber Alert: Officials address Megan Boswell’s pregnancy claim

The child's mother, Megan Boswell, was arrested Tuesday for false reporting. Investigators said she has made inaccurate claims and gave conflicting reports.

  America’s flu season toll: 18K dead, 32M sick

The CDC estimates that so far this season there have been at least 32 million flu illnesses, 310,000 hospitalizations and 18,000 deaths from flu.

St. Louis officer gets 7 years in Russian roulette shooting

A St. Louis police officer accused of accidentally killing a female colleague while playing a variation of Russian roulette has been sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty in the shooting.

‘Lucy the elephant,’ 138-year-old roadside attraction, listed on Airbnb

  Water main break in Houston strands drivers, closes schools

  Milwaukee police chief identifies victims of brewery shooting

NerdWallet: When the market drops, play the long game with retirement savings

  Girl, 7, gives homeless woman money, gets mauled by her dog in N.Y.

Corona has no ties to coronavirus, beer company says

Prince Harry meets Jon Bon Jovi at Abbey Road in London to record charity single

Bon Jovi’s song “Unbroken” is being re-recorded with the Invictus Games Choir.

Garth Brooks wore a Barry Sanders jersey at a Detroit concert. People thought he endorsed Bernie Sanders.

Garth Brooks’ attempt to pay homage to Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders was met with dismay from some who thought he was endorsing Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders.

  Democrats focus on Super Tuesday even as S. Carolina looms

The move is in part a recognition of Joe Biden’s strength in South Carolina, with most of the focus on the margin of his victory and who might come in second place.

Pima County Health Department official explains COVID-19

Health department officials are urging people to get the right information about the new virus.

  Disabled puppy gets a tiny wheelchair

Lundy, the Chihuahua puppy, cannot use his hind legs and his best friend, Herman the pigeon, can’t fly. Both animals were rescued by an animal foundation in New York.

  Okla. man finds stranger living in his attic

When an Oklahoma homeowner heard a commotion in his attic, he expected to find squirrels. Instead, he found a grown man hanging out on a mattress.

  New US coronavirus case may be 1st from unknown origin

The government announced the worrisome development shortly after a news conference in which President Donald Trump said the U.S. is “very, very ready” for whatever the new coronavirus threat brings.

  Police ID gunman, victims in Milwaukee brewery shooting

A Wisconsin community is in mourning after a man killed multiple people in the lasted mass shooting in the U.S.

  Stocks just ‘corrected,’ a regular but still scary event

Investors are dumping stocks again as fears spread that the growing coronavirus outbreak will weigh down the global economy.

4 kids sent to hospital after Pa. delivery driver plows into day care

A Pennsylvania delivery driver drove into a day care while children were having their afternoon nap.

  In scramble to stop virus, testing raises tough questions

Health officials confronted tough questions and doubts Thursday about testing to intercept the fast-spreading virus, with scrutiny focused on a four-day delay in screening an infected California woman despite her doctors’ early calls to do so.

  Democrats focus on Super Tuesday even as S. Carolina looms

The South Carolina primary is just two days away, but the race is quickly going national as candidates pivot to the 14 states that vote on Super Tuesday.

  Stolen hearse carrying casket leads police on L.A. freeway chase

Local media have reported that the body was left in the vehicle while a mortuary attendant brought a different body into the church and that’s when the vehicle was stolen.

  Boom! Biggest explosion seen in universe came from black hole

The biggest explosion seen in the universe has been found. This record-breaking, gargantuan eruption came from a black hole in a distant galaxy cluster hundreds of millions of light-years away.

  Florida hospital worker accused of licking patient’s toes says he’s innocent

A Florida man was arrested Tuesday after reportedly licking a patient’s toes while working at a hospital. He claims he is innocent and it was a misunderstanding.

Experts warn of severe allergy season this spring

Allergy sufferers should expect a harsher than normal spring this year, according to an annual report by meteorologists with AccuWeather.

Japan to close schools nationwide to control spread of virus

It will affect 12.8 million students at about 34,800 schools nationwide.

  Air Force veteran hoping for return of his mobility scooter

A man living in Coralville, Iowa, said he's lost his independence after the recent theft of his mobility scooter.

  US economy grew at 2.1% rate in Q4 but virus threat looms

The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 2.1% in the final quarter last year but fallout from China’s rapidly spreading coronavirus could jeopardize even this modest pace in the current quarter.

  Argument over dog poop leads to shooting in Colo.

The suspect who fired ran away, which prompted the sheriff's office to put out a reverse 911 call to nearby households and ask people to shelter in place as they searched the neighborhood.

Barbara Corcoran of ‘Shark Tank’ is scammed out of $400K

The scammer used what initially looked like her assistant's email address, but on a closer look, it was misspelled by one letter.

Former Baltimore mayor sentenced to 3 years in book scheme

Catherine Pugh was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Baltimore for leading a scheme that sold her self-published children’s books to nonprofit organizations to promote her political career and fund her run for mayor.

  Mother disciplines child with pushups in Texas Hobby Lobby

A mother who forced her child to do pushups in a Hobby Lobby store after he talked back to her is going viral on social media.

Arrests made in Hardin County horse shootings

The horses were found shot on November 6.

  CAUGHT ON CAMERA: California officer saves man from burning house

In the video, the officer snatches the man's feet and pull him from the burning home, risking his own life to save him.

  Bullied Australian boy won’t go to Disneyland, money will go to charity instead

The family of Quaden Bayles will turn down the money raised to send him to Disneyland

Kia recalls over 193K vehicles; fuel leaks can cause fires

Kia is recalling more than 193,000 cars and minivans in yet another move to fix nagging problems that could cause engine fires.

$100,000 bond for Cleveland pastor charged with prostitution

Reverend Randolph Brown is the pastor at Inner-City Missionary Baptist Church.

Dunkin’ sells bags of bacon at its restaurants nationwide

Bacon lovers have a new option if they want to get their fix of the pork product.

  12-year-old student helps save Conn. bus driver’s life

A school bus driver in Connecticut can thank a 12-year-old girl for helping to save his life.

  Coronavirus: How will it impact the health of your 401K?

Fears of a pandemic rattled global markets for a fifth consecutive trading session.

  US Army recruits sworn in by NASA astronaut in orbit

More than 1,000 recruits joined the Army on Wednesday, but the person administering the oath wasn’t in the room with them. He was floating 250 miles above Earth.

  Officer accused of handcuffing son, leaving him in Ind. jail as ‘scare tactic’

The officer turned himself in on charges of neglect and confinement. He has been on administrative leave since January.

About 40% of US adults are obese, government survey finds

One obesity expert says the findings suggest that more Americans will get diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

Boy, 10, shot by babysitter while she was taking selfies with gun, deputies say

Deputies say the boy was shot in the stomach after his babysitter found the gun and, thinking it was unloaded, started posing and taking pictures with it.

  Off-duty deputy shoots ax-wielding home intruder in Florida

The suspect was treated and released from the hospital before he was booked on several charges, including aggravated assault and armed burglary.

Elderly S.C. couple reported missing found safe

An elderly couple reported missing by state law enforcement has been found safe.

  COVID-19 virus delays supplies to local business

One bike shop is feeling the impact of the novel coronavirus.

  AUDIO: Colo. girl calls 911 for injured stuffed bunny; officer has perfect response

The officer put a band-aid on the injured toy and made sure Natalie knew when the correct time to call 911 is.

  Trump campaign sues NY Times for defamation over Putin

The campaign filed the lawsuit in state court in New York on Wednesday.

Lawyers: New evidence backs Loughlin, Giannulli’s innocence

Lawyers for “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, say new evidence shows the couple is innocent of charges that they bribed their daughters’ way into the University of Southern California.

Police: 3 fire shots into Chicago store; 1 dead, 4 wounded

Police say two men and a woman fired nearly 20 shots into a convenience store on Chicago’s South Side, killing an 18-year-old woman and wounding four other people.

  Trump urges calm even as US reports worrisome new virus case

The session comes a day after he sought to minimize fears of the virus spreading widely across the U.S.

  UA halts summer study abroad program amid COVID-19 outbreak

The summer study abroad program in China is cancelled.

  Gunman kills 5 at Milwaukee brewery before taking own life

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says multiple people have been killed in a shooting on the Molson Coors Brewing Co. campus.

  Amber Alert: Search for Tennessee toddler Evelyn Boswell in North Carolina pond inconclusive

The Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office searched a pond in the Shepherds Crossroads Community Wednesday in connection with the 15-month-old’s disappearance but found nothing new in the case.

Puerto Rico governor believes fatal shooting is hate crime against trans woman

Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez says the recent killing of a person believed to be a transgender woman is likely a hate crime.

  Pope observes usual Ash Wednesday customs in time of virus

At the Vatican, Francis held his general audience as usual in St. Peter’s Square and sent his prayers to victims of the virus and the medical personnel treating them.

Are disinfectants effective on coronavirus?

The disinfectants are thought to be effective against the novel coronavirus, but it has not been scientifically proven.

  Amazon launches checkout-free grocery store in Seattle

Amazon has opened its first full-size check-out free grocery store in Seattle.

Study finds online shopping harmful to the environment

A new report found that making purchases online and having them delivered is not good for the environment.

  Crews rescue trapped paraglider hanging from power lines in California

Crews were able to rescue the man, who was uninjured, three hours after he got stuck.

Georgia bill would send convicted porch pirates to prison for at least a year

A bill in the Georgia General Assembly would toughen penalties for people convicted of stealing packages from doorsteps.

  Congress makes lynching a federal crime, 65 years after Till

The bill, introduced by Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush and named after Till, comes 120 years after Congress first considered anti-lynching legislation.

Air travel more stressful than going to work, survey says

According to a recent survey by the travel website and blog “The Points Guy,” upwards of half of recent flyers found air travel more stressful than going to work.

  Clive Cussler, million-selling adventure writer, dies at 88

Alexis Welby, spokeswoman for Cussler’s publisher, says he died Monday at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was 88. The cause was not disclosed.

Stocks slide on Wall Street, extending steep drops this week

U.S. stocks shed the modest gains they had made in early trading and veered mostly lower Wednesday afternoon.

  First medically supervised drug injection site in US to open in Philadelphia, despite concerns

A nonprofit group in Philadelphia is detailing plans to open the nation’s first medically supervised injection site next week to combat overdose deaths, despite outrage from some neighbors.