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  Coaches accused of body-shaming WI cheerleaders with awards for big breasts, buttocks

The ACLU claims investigations by the principal and school district determined the cheerleading coaches did nothing wrong because the awards were “meant to be funny” and “just joking around.”

Iowa mom gets life for death of baby son found in maggot-infested diaper

Man dies twice but lives to tell story, thanks to strangers

82-year-old crossing guard pushes kids to safety before being hit by SUV

Southwest Airlines cancels hundreds of flights amid mechanical problems

Trump chooses Jeffrey Rosen for deputy attorney general

Trump says he has ‘absolute right’ to declare emergency

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  Police dismiss tip Smollett, 2 brothers together in elevator

Walmart’s new corporate policy may cost man with cerebral palsy his job

‘Alarming’ number of people received restricted fentanyl, study says

7 Syrian refugee children die in Canadian house fire

4-year-old boy loves to ‘jump’ on trampoline in his wheelchair

Robert E. Lee statue vandalized in Charlottesville

  Trump denies report saying he asked Whitaker to interfere in Michael Cohen investigation

President Donald Trump on Tuesday denied a New York Times report that he tried to interfere with the investigation of his former personal attorney Michael Cohen.

Trump orders creation of Space Force, but within Air Force

President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Pentagon to develop plans to create a new Space Force within the Air Force, accepting less than the full-fledged department he'd wanted.

  Screen time for children under 2 more than doubles since 1997, study finds

Time in front of the TV for kids under 2 jumped from 30 minutes to more than 2.5 hours.

Man leads police chase in stolen Pepsi truck after fight with girlfriend

Police were able to arrest the driver once the truck was trapped in grid-lock, but then it rolled forward and hit a school bus.

  Hiker rescued in Utah after being stuck in quicksand for 10 hours during snow storm

Payless ShoeSource files for bankruptcy, closing North American stores

‘Golden Girls’ cruise to set sail in 2020

Roger Stone to appear in court after Instagram post featuring judge

Students push to lower minimum voting age in Oregon to 16

Men who can do 40 push-ups have lower risk of heart disease, study says

  Almost all West Virginia public schools closed as teachers strike for 2nd time in 2 years

Unions have called a statewide walkout over complicated education legislation that they view as lacking their input and as retaliation for last year's strike.

Ginsburg returns to Supreme Court bench in public session

The 85-year-old justice walked unassisted to her seat beside Chief Justice John Roberts when the court began its public session Tuesday. She returned to the bench eight weeks after surgery for lung cancer.

New attorney general’s son-in-law gets White House gig, reports say

Tyler McGaughey will work separately from the legal team that defends the president in the Russia investigation.

New Jersey police officer leaves pregnant waitress $100 tip with handwritten note

The officer left the generous tip after learning the waitress was pregnant.

Vatican admits secret rules for priests who have kids, report says

Vincent Doyle, a man whose father was a Catholic priest, told the Times he was shown a document containing the guidelines when he traveled to Rome. The Vatican confirms the document exists, but says it is "internal."

Police: Off-duty ICE officer kills man outside Georgia Walmart

News outlets report no charges have yet been filed in the Sunday death of 45-year-old Johnathan Liddell, who Douglasville police say was found dead in his vehicle from an apparent gunshot wound.

  Chanel: Iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies at 85

Karl Lagerfeld, a fixture for decades in the world of fashion, has died in Paris, multiple news outlets reported. He was 85 years old.

Video: Police rescue 2 kids from carjacking suspect in Oklahoma

Two kids, aged 4 and 5, were in the car when it was taken.

Bernie Sanders announces 2020 presidential run

The independent senator from Vermont has made a lasting impact on American politics.

Boy raises money for border wall with hot chocolate stand

The 7-year-old’s parents say the mixed reaction to the stand has only “fired him up,” and despite criticism, he’s glad his efforts have made some people happy.

Man arrested for slapping 12-year-old stepdaughter’s bully, police say

Police said the suspect shouted at and slapped his stepdaughter’s 12-year-old classmate for allegedly calling her names and throwing rocks at her.

16 people rescued after spending hours trapped on SeaWorld ride

The gondolas stopped functioning Monday night after a big gust of wind tripped a circuit breaker on “Bayside Skyride.”

Official: Deputy AG Rosenstein expected to depart in March

Rosenstein is second in command at the Justice Department, and had been the top official for the Russia investigation from its outset.

Man who ‘hated Muslims’ threw hot coffee in 7-Eleven employee’s face, police say

The victim told police he confronted the suspect as he was trying to walk out of the store without paying for his coffee.

Baby, babysitter hospitalized after man accidentally fires gun at WA house party

While the 1-year-old was in her babysitter’s care, deputies say the suspect accidentally fired another man’s gun, hitting the little girl in the leg and her babysitter in the pelvis.

No plan for Smollett to do follow-up police interview Monday

The trajectory of the investigation "shifted" after detectives questioned two brothers about the attack and released them late Friday without charges, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Saturday. He said police also reached out to Smollett's attorney to request another interview with him.

Alabama newspaper editor calls for KKK to lynch Democrats in DC

Sutton confirmed with the Montgomery Advertiser that he penned the editorial, in which he claimed that after the Civil War, former slaves would borrow robes and horses from their former masters and ride to scare off evil-doers.

Roger Stone apologizes for Instagram post of judge in his case pictured with crosshairs

Stone had posted a photo of U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson with what appeared to be crosshairs near her head.

4 people, including 3 children, found shot to death in Michigan

The local sheriff said the children were elementary school-aged and younger.

Experimental gene therapy treatment used to try to stop most common cause of blindness in aging people

The gene therapy aims to halt vision loss for people with age-related macular degeneration.

16 states sue Trump over emergency wall declaration

California and 15 other states have filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

‘Get off my dog,’ owner yells as bird of prey grabs her Yorkie puppy

Surveillance video from family’s home shows their 2-pound Yorkie in the talons of a large bird of prey.

  Powerlifter moves overturned Jeep as medics rescue man trapped underneath

No fatalities were reported, but the Tinsley suffered serious injuries and Belcher remembered seeing the face of the other driver covered with blood.

Discarded fetus found in bloody bag in New York City

Police said the remains were found near a street corner in Brooklyn on Monday morning.

The super snow moon is coming; it’s the biggest supermoon of the year

Snow moon is the traditional name for the second full moon of the year 'due to the typically heavy snowfall of February,' according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac.

Iraq war veteran and teen next door partner up to remove neighborhood snow

A teenager next door helped Iraq veteran and amputee Justin Anderson make shoveling a half-foot of snow in a Nebraska town this weekend a team sport.

Man’s discarded napkin, genealogy site leads to arrest in 1993 stabbing death

Investigators ran DNA evidence from the murder scene through a genealogy website and obtained his DNA from a discarded napkin.

USPS investigates after mail carrier runs over family dog, reports say

The Howertons say they understand carriers can be worried about animals, but her actions don't suggest she was scared. (Source: KSNW, HOMEOWNER SURVEILLANCE, FAMILY PHOTOS, CNN)

Michigan State Police trooper accused of assaulting female partner on duty

Trooper Adam Mullin faces six charges and could spend up to 10 years in prison if convicted of the most serious charge.

Ex-FBI official McCabe: ‘Crime may have been committed’ by Trump

Andrew McCabe also said in the interview with "60 Minutes" that the FBI had good reason to open a counterintelligence investigation into whether Trump was in league with Russia, and therefore a possible national security threat, following the May 2017 firing of then-FBI Director James Comey.

Reports: Grand jury to examine alleged R. Kelly sex crimes

Last week, attorney Michael Avenatti announced he had given prosecutors a video that allegedly shows Kelly sexually abusing an underage girl.

Sailor in iconic World War II kiss photo dies at 95

George Mendonsa was immortalized in a photograph of him kissing Greta Zimmer Friedman, a dental assistant in a nurse's uniform, on Aug. 14, 1945, the day Japan surrendered in World War II.

Woman finds 2 kids ditched in cold by carjacker

Thanks in large part to the good Samaritan’s actions, the kids were reunited with their family with no serious injuries.

Mother, son found bludgeoned to death in New York

Both victims were bludgeoned with an exercise weight, police officials said

Woman meets brother given up for adoption nearly 80 years ago

Betty Housseal, 87, never got to know her brother, who was put up for adoption at just 3 months old. She was always curious to meet him but unsure if he felt the same way.

Woman’s body found in trash can in PA

Authorities said they found a female body inside the trash can in a bag, covered by a blanket.

24-year-old becomes first-known person with autism to practice law at Florida firm

The young woman, who is also an advocate for individuals with special needs, encourages employers to look beyond a potential employee’s disability to their strengths and talents.

Denny Hamlin cruises to 2nd Daytona 500 victory in 4 years

Hamlin last year suffered through his first winless season in the Cup Series and made a crew chief change during the offseason.

  Man killed when 3 portable bathrooms catch fire in Baltimore

While the investigation is ongoing, police say the man’s death will likely be ruled accidental.

Airlines to offer new gender options on passengers’ tickets

With multiple local and state governments offering identification with nontraditional gender choices, a trade group for numerous U.S. carriers says the change will make things easier for travelers and airlines.

Good Samaritan rushes into icy creek to rescue stranger’s dog

Breaking ice along the way, the man waded through waist-deep water to rescue the small black pup.

Team LeBron rallies back, defeats Team Giannis 178-164 in 2019 NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte

Team LeBron rallied back from a double-digit deficit and defeated Team Giannis 178-164 as the NBA’s best and most famous stars played in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte at the Spectrum Center Sunday night.

Petitioners want to sell Montana to Canada for $1 trillion

Montana, also known as The Treasure State, achieved statehood on Nov. 8, 1889, and is home to 1.05 million people, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Mom irate son was kicked out of class, arrested after not saying Pledge of Allegiance

An 11-year-old in Florida boy refused to recite the pledge of allegiance and ended up getting arrested over it. His mother is demanding the charges be dropped.

White House indicates Trump to veto disapproval of emergency declaration

Trump declared the emergency Friday in an effort to go around Congress to fund his border wall. It would allow him to move federal dollars earmarked for military construction to the border. (Source: Image Bank)

Transgender bathroom ban may end, but transcript irks teen

A court order legally made Gavin Grimm a man. And he is listed as male on his birth certificate, passport and a state-issued identification card in California

R.E.M. blasts Trump for retweeting video using song ‘Everybody Hurts’ to mock Democrats

The Athens, Ga-based foursome was one of the country's top rock bands through the 1980s and '90s

Burglar arrested after mistaking police car for getaway Lyft

As officers responded, the suspect thought the Lyft he'd ordered to take him away from the scene had arrived and climbed into a police cruiser.

Aurora shooting victims ranged from intern to plant manager

Right after learning that he was being fired from his job of 15 years, police say the suspect pulled out a gun and began shooting, killing five coworkers.

Teenager who fired shot in NM school planned to kill ex-girlfriend, others, police say

The 16-year-old was arrested and faces multiple charges. He allegedly told police he had been hearing voices that told him to kill his ex-girlfriend.

Parents arrested after 3-year-old’s body found in container of acid, police say

The girl's parents are accused of attempting to dispose of their daughter's remains using acid after she allegedly drowned while unsupervised.

Teacher cuts waist-length hair to support 5-year-old girl bullied for short haircut

After a 5-year-old in Texas got her hair cut, her friends started calling her a boy, and she began wearing a hat to school. But her teacher’s kind gesture changed everything.

Evidence suggests Jussie Smollett orchestrated attack, police sources reportedly say

The “Empire” star said he was attacked early Jan. 29 by two men who were yelling out racial and homophobic slurs.

Dashcam video shows SUV going airborne and crashing into police cruiser

Shocking video shows the moment an SUV hits a rockslide, goes airborne and crashes into a police car in Tennessee.

Heather Nauert withdraws bid to be UN ambassador, State Department says

Heather Nauert, picked by President Donald Trump to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations but never officially nominated, has withdrawn from consideration, the State Department said.

Police: Aurora attacker used gun he shouldn’t have owned

The man who opened fire and killed five co-workers including the plant manager, human resources manager and an intern working his first day at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse, took a gun he wasn't supposed to have to a job he was about to lose.

Saturday is World Pangolin Day, a time to celebrate one delightfully strange mammal

The scaly mammal from Africa and Asia has its own day of celebration, which falls on Feb. 16 this year.

Go nuts: It’s National Almond Day

The cherished nut is celebrated every Feb. 16.