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FDA approves first drug for treating postpartum depression

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug specifically developed for severe depression after childbirth.

  Floodwaters threaten millions in crop and livestock losses

Dutch prosecutors consider terror motive in tram shooting

  'It made me feel really sick’: Mother describes harassment by anti-vaccine activists

  Trump adds more fuel to John McCain fire: ‘I was never a fan’

The CDC has some tips on drinking responsibly this spring break

Facebook to overhaul ad targeting to prevent discrimination

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  Actor Kristoff St. John died of heart disease; alcohol a contributing factor, coroner says

Patriots owner Robert Kraft offered a plea deal in prostitution case - with a catch

School district mounts cameras on stop arms to catch drivers who pass stopped buses

  Wednesday is officially the first day of spring

Trout, Angels close to record $432M, 12-year deal, AP source says

  Records show FBI was probing Michael Cohen long before raid

US airlines rank poorly in cleanliness, survey finds

Japan’s All Nippon took the top spot in the survey. The cleanest ranked airline from North America is Air Canada

  Mom falls for kidnapping scam, loses $4,500

Police said the criminals who orchestrate these virtual kidnappings - and there have been several reported in Orange County - use the voice of a male or female screaming.

Netflix: What’s coming and going in April

Among the new offerings is the Kevin Hart standup special "Irresponsible," as well as an interactive show starring Bear Grylls, "You vs. Wild."

  ‘Toy Story 4’ full trailer is out and teaching us about friendship all over again

Get your tissues, even the trailer is tugging on our heart strings.

Supreme Court to hear latest case of racial bias in jury selection

  Teen armed with broom saves children from dog attack

  Woman who pushed friend off 60-foot bridge may not go to jail

  Police: Father killed 14-month-old boy, then self in Maine

‘Lewis Hamilton’ of pigeon racing sells for $1.4 million at auction

Rep. Nunes sues Twitter, parody accounts for defamation and negligence

  Officer helps boy with autism who called 911 over missing teddy bear

Instead of asking his parents for help, a 12-year-old boy with autism called 911 when his teddy bear went missing, but the officer who responded treated him with kindness and understanding.

  Vermont daycare owner charged with manslaughter in 6-month-old girl’s death

The medical examiner ruled the 6-month-old's death a homicide after toxicology tests found high concentrations of diphenhydramine, a sedating ingredient in many over-the-counter cold medicines.

  Mother gives birth to 15-pound ‘miracle’ baby, breaks hospital record

Just a few years ago, a New York couple thought they would never have a child of their own, but the birth of their 15-pound, record-breaking little girl made them a family of five.

  5-year-old girl with autism missing after falling into California river

Officials say the 5-year-old girl was swept away by the river's current after she slipped off the rocks and fell into the water.

Mother arrested in killing of 9-year-old girl found in duffel bag

A woman was arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of her 9-year-old daughter was found in a duffel bag along a suburban horse trail near Los Angeles, authorities said Monday.

  New Zealand leader vows to ‘absolutely deny’ mosque gunman a platform

The gunman's desire for infamy was made clear by the fact that he left behind a convoluted 74-page manifesto before Friday's massacre and livestreamed footage of his attack on the Al Noor mosque.

  Pediatrician gets at least 79 years for sexually assaulting children

A former Pennsylvania pediatrician was sentenced Monday to at least 79 years in prison for sexually assaulting 31 children, most of them patients.

  Over 1,000 feared dead after cyclone slams into Mozambique

More than 1,000 people were feared dead in Mozambique four days after a cyclone slammed into the country, submerging entire villages and leaving bodies floating in the floodwaters, the nation's president said.

Startup makes smart lighter to help smokers kick habit

A Lebanese startup company hopes a smart lighter called the Slighter will help smokers reduce or stop smoking.

Minor league baseball team holding ‘Florida Man Night’

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp will celebrate “Florida Man Night” on July 26.

AP Source: Justice Dept. probing development of Boeing jets

U.S. prosecutors are looking into the development of Boeing’s 737 Max jets, a person briefed on the matter revealed Monday.

  Warner Bros. CEO Tsujihara steps down following allegations of sex scandal

As Warner Bros. chairman and chief executive officer at one of Hollywood's most powerful and prestigious studios, Tsujihara is one of the highest ranking executives to be felled by sexual misconduct allegations.

  Gunman kills 3 on Dutch tram; mayor fears terrorism

A gunman killed three people and wounded five during a mid-morning tram ride Monday in the Dutch city of Utrecht, raising the specter of another extremist attack only days after the murderous rampage in New Zealand.

House Judiciary Committee to hold hearing on rise of white nationalism, committee source says

The news follows last week’s deadly shootings at two mosques in New Zealand that left 50 people dead.

Court rules middle finger protected by the Constitution

A federal appeals court says a Michigan woman's constitutional rights were violated when she was handed a speeding ticket after giving the finger to a suburban Detroit officer in 2017.

  Walmart ending Savings Catcher price-matching program

The company said "the program's intent has been met, which was to provide you upfront with everyday low prices so that you and your family can save money and live better.”

Cow seeks sanctuary from police at Chick-fil-A

It seems rather appropriate. Chick-fil-A doesn’t sell beef and uses a cow to encourage the masses to “eat mor chickin.”

  More evacuations in Midwest as floodwaters breach levees

Levees are breaking in Nebraska and Iowa - and it's not even the wet season when river levels are high.

Texas firefighter carries elderly woman up stairs after she struggled to walk

Harwell is a senior captain with the Hardin Volunteer Fire Department which is about 50 miles from Houston.

  Watching Your Wallet: Thousands of consumer complaints hidden in federal watchdog database

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau provides information about financial institutions, including complaints. But NerdWallet and InvestigateTV have found examples of complaints that don't show up in the database.

  Crews work to control fire at Texas petrochemicals plant

The fire will likely burn for two more days. Officials are telling residents to stay inside.

  Police: Airman killed trying to stop armed robbery in Arkansas

Senior Airman Shawn McKeough, 23, was from Westbrook, Maine, and stationed at Little Rock Air Force Base.

Kansas hopes to resurrect proof-of-citizenship voting law

Kansas argued in court filings that it has a compelling interest in preventing voter fraud. It contended its proof-of-citizenship requirement protects the integrity of elections and the accuracy of voter rolls.

Supreme Court to hear resentencing case for deadly DC sniper shootings

The appeals court judges said a resentencing would determine whether Malvo qualifies as "one of the rare juvenile offenders" who can be sentenced to life without the possibility of parole because his "crimes reflect permanent incorrigibility."

Indianapolis children’s museum pulls Michael Jackson display items

A rep says they removed the objects in an “excess of caution" over allegations of child molestation raised in "Leaving Neverland."

  Dead whale found in Philippines with 88 pounds of plastic in stomach

In a social media post, the museum said they uncovered “40 kilos of plastic bags, including 16 rice sacks. 4 banana plantation style bags and multiple shopping bags.”

  Police officer dragged by ATV as 100 off-road drivers illegally take over Nashville streets

Police say around 100 drivers on off-road vehicles wove in and out of moving and parked vehicles on busy Nashville streets, injuring several officers and costing taxpayers thousands.

  Drunken driver nearly drowns after crashing into fire hydrant, FL deputies say

Emergency crews rescued the woman and a good Samaritan from a sinkhole created by the hydrant's gushing water.

Memphis man says he was brutally beaten by security guard in case of mistaken identity

A Memphis man says it was a case of mistaken identity that led to him being brutally beaten and struck in the head with a gun by a security guard.

  Ethiopia minister: ‘Clear similarities’ in Boeing crashes

The crash of Ethiopian Flight 302 on March 10 and that of a Lion Air plane in Indonesia in October — both of them Boeing 737 Max 8 jetliners — have prompted the United States and other countries to ground the aircraft.

  Daily aspirin no longer recommended as heart attack preventative for healthy older adults

Daily low-dose aspirin is no longer recommended as a preventative for older adults who don’t have a high risk of heart disease or existing heart disease.

Dick Dale, King of Surf Guitar, ‘Miserlou’ composer, dies at 81

Dale liked to say it was he and not the Beach Boys who invented surf music. Some critics have said he was right.

Selection Sunday: Duke gets top billing; NC, Virginia, Zags also 1s

Looming at the top of this year’s March Madness bracket: Duke and its freshman force of nature, Zion Williamson.

Creator of Jelly Belly releases CBD-infused jelly beans

David Klein, the creator of the Jelly Belly brand, is now venturing into marijuana edibles.

2 dead, 2 missing in Midwestern flooding

Residents in parts of southwestern Iowa were forced out of their homes Sunday as a torrent of Missouri River water flowed over and through levees, putting them in a situation similar to hundreds of people in neighboring Nebraska who have been displaced by the late-winter flood.

Tanker catches fire and triggers explosions in Los Angeles, injuring 2 people

A 9,000-gallon fuel tanker truck caught fire and caused multiple explosions in Los Angeles on Sunday, sending two people to the hospital.

Growing movement calls on media to avoid naming shooters

In the decades since Columbine, a growing movement has urged news organizations to refrain from naming the shooters in mass slayings and to cease the steady drumbeat of biographical information about them.

  Gillibrand in 2020 Democratic race as full-fledged candidate

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s announcement came in a nearly three-minute video produced by her campaign and released early Sunday morning.

  Families of Christchurch dead in agonizing wait for burials

Families of the 50 people killed in the Christchurch mosque shootings are enduring an increasingly agonizing wait for the bodies of victims to be released as New Zealand reels from the unprecedented tragedy.

  Florida boy, 6, fatally shoots himself while playing with unsecured gun

Police have not specified whether the child’s parents or the adults who were supervising him at the time of the incident will face charges.

  Homeowner beats suspected burglar with baseball bat, leaves him in critical condition

Investigators say a fight unfolded between the suspect and the homeowner, which left the suspect bloodied and bruised.

  Missing 2-year-old found dead in Minnesota; father in custody

An off-duty public works employee found what is believed to be the toddler's body inside a blanket off the shoulder of the highway.

  With no winner, Powerball jackpot soars to $550 million

The jackpot is the eighth-largest in the game's history and largest this year.

Suspect dies in shootout after trying to rob Bellagio casino in Las Vegas

Police said the suspect robbed the packed casino Friday night and was confronted by four officers as he tried to carjack a vehicle in the valet lot.

  Possible Google attack in California thwarted by trooper’s instinct in Iowa

Iowa trooper Ryan Zenor felt a man who left his car in a ditch offered some suspicious reasoning for why he was traveling to California from Maine without any luggage. It turned out he'd been threatening Google employees.

Black editor who stepped in after Alabama paper ran pro-KKK editorial quitting over interference

Elecia R. Dexter told The New York Times on Friday that she stepped down because of continuing interference from the newspaper's owner who had published the KKK editorial.

Apple Watch might be able to detect aFib, study shows

Researchers looked at pulse data collected by the watch's heart rate monitor from 400,000 participants, and about a third of them turned out to have atrial fibrillation.

  Suspect arrested in assassination of Gambino crime boss

Anthony Comello was arrested in New Jersey in the death of Frank Cali on Wednesday in front of his Staten Island home.

  Massive flooding in Nebraska, other parts of Midwest left in bomb cyclone’s wake

More than 10 million people are under flood warnings, as rivers overflow their banks in several other states besides Nebraska, including Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa and South Dakota.

  Death toll rises to 50, as stricken New Zealanders reach out to Muslims after shooting

The massacre during Friday prayers prompted a heartfelt response from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who pronounced it "one of New Zealand's darkest days" and said the shooter, an Australian native, had chosen to strike in New Zealand "because we represent diversity, kindness, compassion."

  Oh, boy! April the giraffe gives birth to another boy calf

Animal Adventure Park announced the new calf is a boy, and he's is standing and already has taken a few steps.

  Watch: Teenager smashes egg on Australian senator, who blamed NZ massacre on immigration policies

The senator was speaking at an event Melbourne when video shows the boy raised his phone, clearly recording video, then smashed an egg on the back of Anning’s head.

300-lb Florida woman gets life in prison after sitting on girl, resulting in her death

Veronica Posey was sentenced Friday in the death of 9-year-old Dericka Lindsay. Posey weighs about 300 pounds.

Paris investigators start studying Ethiopian jet’s recorder

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said regulators had new data from satellite-based tracking that showed the movements of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 were similar to those of Lion Air Flight 610, which crashed off Indonesia in October, killing 189 people.

  Accused Jayme Closs kidnapper calls reporter, says he loves 13-year-old victim

Jake Patterson called a Minneapolis reporter to explain his situation. He said he had regrets.

  ‘I thought it was like a person’: Adult moose crashes into bedroom with sleeping toddler

Geneve Nguyen was on the phone in a basement bedroom when the unexpected occurred.

Trump downplays white nationalism threat after New Zealand massacre

The president expressed sympathy for victims but did not express concern when asked about white nationalism.

  Couple turns up the tunes after crashing car into yard, getting stuck

The uninvited guests decided to hold an impromptu party after getting their car stuck in a stranger's yard.