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  Students claim bias after Pa. high school allows pro-life cupcakes, allegedly prevents LGBT club

The ACLU says the student-led, pro-life group has the right to make an anti-abortion statement, but the school must extend the same right to all clubs.

  Siblings couldn’t find dying father when Mich. hospital listed him as ‘John Doe’

Census Bureau seeks state data, including citizenship info

  Girl, 10, dies after being flung from N.J. festival ride

  US pulling out of northern Syria; full withdrawal possible

  Japan looks for missing after typhoon, warns of mudslides

Plane propeller severs Florida woman’s arm, deputies say

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Officials update Hard Rock collapse; still in rescue mode with full investigation to come

  Florida police: No active mall shooter, 1 with gunshot wound

  ‘Joker’ tops box office again, beats ‘Addams Family’

Hunter Biden to step down from Chinese board

  Officer kills woman inside her Texas home after welfare call; family seeks answers

Simone Biles sets all-time medal record at gymnastics worlds

  Islamic State supporters escape in Syria as US pulls back

American forces no longer control ground communications with the Syrian Kurdish fighters they had previously partnered with.

  Polite burglar takes off his shoes, locks up as he leaves

Once the burglar got inside, he did what the homeowners usually do and took off his shoes.

  Trump backs Giuliani, but some aides wish he would cut ties

Behind the scenes, many of Trump's closest aides and advisers quietly wish the president would cut ties with Giuliani.

  Ariz. school bus driver slams on brakes, sending 11-year-old boy flying into windshield

The bus driver has been placed on unpaid administrative leave and faces child abuse charges.

  Texas woman beaten, robbed after coughing near couple at gas station

  Fifth victim in Chicago apartment shooting dies

  Typhoon leaves 19 dead as Japan launches major rescue

  Gunman opens fire at church wedding ceremony, 2 people shot

California governor signs fur sale, circus animal bans

  Senior home asks for candy to give out on Halloween

Tropical Storm Melissa forms off northeast; will weaken

A late-season tropical storm has formed off the coast of Massachusetts but is expected to weaken as it moves away from the U.S.

  Man admits to selling AR-15s illegally, but feds drop charges

Felons could build their own untraceable weapons and parts without undergoing any background check.

  Authorities: 3 deaths tied to Southern California wildfires

Firefighters aided by diminishing winds were taming a wildfire Saturday that damaged or destroyed more than 30 structures along Los Angeles’ northern edge and sent a blanket of smoke across a swath of neighborhoods.

Turkish forces say they’ve captured key Syrian border town

Turkey's military said it captured a key Syrian border town under heavy bombardment Saturday in its most significant gain since an offensive against Kurdish fighters began.

  Kenya’s Kipchoge becomes first runner to finish marathon under 2 hours, won’t count as record

He compared his attempt earlier to a man landing on the moon.

  Patients get mini police cruisers to travel children’s hospital instead of wheelchairs

The donation of the mini cruisers will help make the hospital less scary for the patients.

Man walked 351 miles to have sex with teen, federal prosecutors say

A man walked 351 miles to have sex with whom he believed to be a 14-year-old girl, according to federal prosecutors.

  Off-duty trooper saves woman’s life at Hugh Jackman concert

She sprang into action when she learned a woman was unconscious and not breathing.

4 dead in shooting at illegal gambling site in Brooklyn

Gunfire broke out inside an illegal gambling club in Brooklyn early Saturday, police said, leaving four people dead, three wounded, and investigators trying to piece together what prompted the bloodshed.

  6-year-old hospitalized after unprovoked attack by homeless man, police say

Family is asking for prayers while the boy slowly recovers.

Robert Forster, Oscar nominee for ‘Jackie Brown,’ dies at 78

Robert Forster, the handsome and omnipresent character actor who got a career resurgence and Oscar nomination for playing bail bondsman Max Cherry in "Jackie Brown," died Friday. He was 78.

After static summer, Democratic race enters a chaotic fall

A Democratic presidential race that had been largely static through the summer has tumbled into a chaotic fall, shaped by unpredictable events and the deepening impeachment crisis surrounding President Donald Trump.

  Fast-moving fire drives thousands from California homes

The blaze broke out Thursday evening in the San Fernando Valley and spread westward, burning its way into hilly subdivisions on the northern edge of Los Angeles as terrified residents grabbed what they could and ran.

  Turkish forces advance in Syria as US troops come under fire

No U.S. troops were hurt in Friday's explosion at the small U.S. outpost, and the artillery strike marked the first time a coalition base was in the line of fire since Turkey's offensive began.

McAleenan, acting Homeland Security secretary, stepping down

Kevin McAleenan is stepping down from his post as acting Homeland Security secretary after six months on the job, President Donald Trump announced Friday.

  Man sentenced to death for Texas attack that killed 6

A man who prosecutors say was driven by vengeance when he fatally shot six members of his ex-wife's family in Texas, including four children, was sentenced Friday to death.

Boeing, FAA both faulted in certification of the 737 Max

The panel looked into the FAA's approval of a new flight-control system called MCAS that has been implicated in crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia that killed 346 people.

Shepard Smith leaves Fox News Channel

Shepard Smith, whose newscast on Fox News Channel seemed increasingly an outlier on an outlet dominated by supporters of President Donald Trump, abruptly quit after signing off his final newscast on Friday.

  Former envoy to Ukraine defies Trump, testifies he pushed to oust her

Marie Yovanovitch said in an opening statement obtained by The Associated Press that she was "abruptly" recalled in May and told the president had lost confidence in her.

  Jane Fonda arrested while protesting climate change in Washington

The actress and activist was handcuffed on the east side steps and escorted into a police vehicle. Video of the arrest circulated online.

Judges block green card denials for immigrants on public aid

The ruling came just days before the Trump administration was set to start enforcing new rules that would disqualify immigrants from getting legal U.S. residency if they were likely to become a burden on public welfare programs.

Federal judge rules against use of emergency funds to build border wall

Back in February, President Trump declared the situation at the U.S. border with Mexico a national emergency, which allowed him to bypass Congress and use money allotted for military construction to build a wall along the border.

High school turns down free lunch from Chick-fil-A ‘out of respect’ to LGBTQ staff

Over the last decade, Chick-fil-A has come under fire for its charitable donations to groups opposed to same-sex marriage.

US suspends tariff hike in limited China deal

The tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese imports were set to rise from 25% to 30%.

Iran says missiles strike its oil tanker off Saudi Arabia

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said the U.S. will send fighter jets and additional air defenses to the Saudis to help defend the kingdom against Iran amid the heightened tensions.

  Amber Alert: N.C. girl, 3, found alive

Greensboro, N.C. police said Ahlora Lindiment was abducted by a woman Thursday while at a playground in an apartment complex.

  ‘We’re not alone’ - ‘Sesame Street’ tackles addiction crisis

Sesame Workshop is exploring the backstory of Karli, a bright green, yellow-haired friend of Elmo's whose mother is battling addiction. The initiative is part of the Sesame Street in Communities resources available online.

  Watch: Adorable lion cub startles mom at Scottish zoo

The video shows mama lion, Roberta, trying to keep watch over her three cubs. But as all moms know, it’s tough to keep an eye on everyone all the time.

  Arrest of Giuliani associates ensnares ‘Congressman 1’

An indictment unsealed Thursday identified the lawmaker only as "Congressman 1." But the donations described in the indictment match campaign finance reports for former Rep. Pete Sessions, a Texas Republican who lost his re-election bid in November 2018.

Appeals court rules House should get Trump financial records

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said that lawmakers should get the documents they have subpoenaed from Mazars USA.

  Teen in wheelchair scores touchdown with 8th-grade football team

Helena Baker, his mom, said she was proud of her son, who even helped draw up his big play.

  2020 Democratic candidates pledge support to LGBTQ community

Rivals for the party's nomination to challenge Trump took turns criticizing the administration and detailing personal stories to underline their points before an audience of LGBTQ members, activists and supporters.

Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel peace prize

The 2019 Nobel Peace has been awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

  NASA launches satellite to explore where air meets space

NASA launched a satellite on Thursday night to explore the mysterious, dynamic region where air meets space.

Trump administration ramps up deportations to Cuba

After seeking asylum in the United States at the Mexican border, Pablo Sanchez was placed in a detention center and is now facing what has become an increasingly common scenario under President Donald Trump: deportation to Cuba.

Issa Rae can now be your Google Assistant

Actress, comedian, writer and producer Issa Rae can now answer your questions, tell you the forecast and tell you jokes.

  Sen. Lindsey Graham prank called by Russians

A spokesperson for Graham confirmed to CNN that the South Carolina Republican spoke with two Russian pranksters in a conversation he thought was with Turkey’s defense minister.

  California utility faces gripes over deliberate blackouts

Even as the winds gusted dangerously as forecast, California's biggest utility faced hostility and second-guessing Thursday for shutting off electricity to millions of people to prevent its equipment from sparking wildfires.

  Florida men tied to Giuliani, Ukraine probe arrested

Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, associates of Rudy Giuliani, were arrested Wednesday night trying to flee the country with one-way tickets at Dulles International Airport in Virginia, according to Geoffrey Berman, the U.S. attorney in Manhattan.

Envoy to Ukraine was removed after pushback on Giuliani

The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine was removed from her post after insisting that Rudy Giuliani's requests to Ukrainian officials for investigations be relayed through official channels, according to a former diplomat who has spoken with her.

Boxer Errol Spence seriously injured in Dallas Ferrari crash

Welterweight boxing champion Errol Spence crashed a speeding Ferrari in Dallas early Thursday and was badly injured but is expected to survive, police said.

  Ukraine president: ‘No blackmail’ in conversation with Trump

Ukraine's president insisted Thursday that he faced "no blackmail" from President Donald Trump in their phone call that led to an impeachment inquiry.

  GRAPHIC: Aggressive groundhogs invade Illinois neighborhood, woman claims

An Illinois woman said aggressive groundhogs have attacked her, her daughter and their dogs.

  Are fart, goat sounds coming to Tesla cars? We can only hope

Movement sounds are artificially produced noises electric cars make to help warn pedestrians they are in motion since they run so quietly.

Florida man wore female underwear, tried on baby clothes during break-in, deputies say

A 36-year-old Florida man is accused of breaking into a woman's home, threatening her and her baby, forcing her to watch porn while he masturbated, stealing thousands of dollars worth of her property and assaulting her.

Kitchens to bathrooms, these are the germiest items in your home

If you think the toilet is the dirtiest thing in your house, you might be paying too much attention to scrubbing the wrong place.

House Democrats subpoena Energy Secretary Rick Perry

The House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight and Reform committees sent Rick Perry a subpoena Thursday.

El Paso mass shooting suspect pleads not guilty in 22 deaths

The 21-year-old man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, pleaded not guilty Thursday during a brief initial hearing.

Cuba Gooding Jr. faces new charge in NYC sexual misconduct case

Cuba Gooding Jr. learned on Thursday that he's facing a new undisclosed charge in his sexual misconduct case, a development that came as jury selection was set to begin for his trial.

  Video shows clerk grab suspect’s gun during hotel robbery

A hotel clerk turned the tables on the suspect by grabbing his gun when he left it on the counter.

US vaping illnesses continue to rise, cause still a mystery

The number of vaping-related illnesses in the U.S. continues to rise, now reaching about 1,300 cases and at least 26 deaths.

Killer of black man in parking dispute gets 20 years

A sentencing hearing is scheduled Thursday in the case of 49-year-old Michael Drejka in Clearwater. A jury found him guilty of manslaughter in August. He faces up to 30 years in prison.

  4 hungry chickens solve cricket crisis at Texas school

Like many parts of south and central Texas, the little buggers were everywhere after an especially dry summer.

  Turkey presses Syrian assault as thousands flee the fighting

It was wrenchingly familiar for the many who only a few years ago had fled the advances on their towns and villages by the Islamic State group.

‘Flash drought’ brings dust and dread to Southern farmers

A furnace-like "flash drought" is intensifying as it blasts away the little moisture left across a vast swath of the South, wilting garden plants and raising alarm among farmers, according to a weekly report updated Thursday.

Dollywood sued over performance of Charlie Brown Christmas song

The lawsuit alleged the park has been performing “Christmas Time is Here” live during Dollywood’s “Twas the Night Before Christmas” show since 2007, “if not earlier.”

  Climate change threatens hundreds of North American bird species with extinction, study says

The research comes after a report published last month that showed the United States and Canada had lost 2.9 billion birds in the last 50 years.

Retiree checks to rise modestly with a cost of living adjustment amid push to expand benefits

The increase amounts to $24 a month for the average retired worker, according to estimates released Thursday by the Social Security Administration. Following a significant boost this year, the cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, for 2020 reverts to its pattern of moderate gains.