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  Waitress fired after refusing to serve Wis. patrons who disparaged trans woman

The bar and grill's co-owner says they are there to serve customers, regardless of what people talk about.

  AP FACT CHECK: Dems debate on guns, Syria, health care

  Fort Worth police chief: ‘Absolutely no excuse’ for officer fatally shooting woman

Climate change raises risk of more Ebola outbreaks, study finds

Yahoo could owe you up to $358 for data breach

NASA unveils new spacesuit for Mars, moon missions

School suspends girls, says rape-awareness note was bullying

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Bomb scare at Montana school turns out to be false alarm

  Vivid details emerge on Ukraine as impeachment quickens

Brazen thief steals $20,000 Dali artwork in San Francisco

Shooting kills 6 in Puerto Rico, leads to emergency meeting

Man believes roommate is vampire, attacks him with metal rod, police say

Florida man raped 10-year-old he met on Snapchat, deputies say

  Nursing home staff encouraged, filmed fight between dementia patients, NC police say

Three former workers at a North Carolina assisted living facility are accused of encouraging residents to fight each other, and of recording the fight.

  Rage yoga lets participants yell, cuss and point their middle fingers

The instructor called it "yoga with an attitude."

Deputies ask Florida man to quit calling about his stolen marijuana

A deputy for the Pasco County Sheriff's Office posted a Twitter response to the man's calls Saturday night: Stop calling.

  GRAPHIC: Man cuts through leg with chainsaw; dog saves his life

He began yelling for help and his 1-year-old pup ran to the rescue.

Judge blocks Michigan’s ban on flavored e-cigarettes

  Group of people gets dangerously close to bear in the Smokies

  Fearing US abandonment, Kurds kept back channels wide open

  Panera worker fired for revealing secret of mac and cheese

Felicity Huffman starts serving prison time in college scam

Appeal filed for ‘Making a Murderer’ figure Steven Avery

  Country artist dedicates concert to girl battling cancer

Texas musician Aaron Watson played his heart out for a 6-year-old with terminal brain cancer.

  Hunter Biden denies doing anything wrong in Ukraine, China

Hunter Biden also says he failed to take into account potential implications for his father's political career. The former vice president is a front-runner in the 2020 Democratic presidential contest.

Google debuts Pixel 4 phone, wireless earbuds with AI

The Pixel 4 phone promises to respond to AI queries even faster than before, while a home Wi-Fi system is getting the AI features for the first time.

  Boy’s pacemaker fails and his heart stops, SRO and nurse bring him back

The resource officer and nurse are credited with saving his life.

Underage man carried fake McLovin ID in bar, police say

Police say an underage man was in a bar while carrying a fake driver's license featuring the likeness of a movie character.

  Exhausted dog rescued after lying down, refusing to move on Utah trail

The rescue team carried the 190-pound mastiff back down the trail on a stretcher.

More victims, more damage found in Japan typhoon aftermath

More than 200 rivers overflowed as a result of Hagibis, leaving thousands of homes flooded, damaged or without power.

  Calif. man drives to police station with body, admits to 4 murders

Police took the suspect into custody. It’s believed he and the victims knew each other.

  GRAPHIC: Hit-and-run driver plows into 4 kids in Massachusetts

The four children, ages 12 and 13, sustained no more than minor injuries in the crash.

  HOA complained about his pumpkin man’s mooning, so he censored it

An Atlanta-area resident put up a sign censoring his own Halloween decoration because some of his neighbors said it goes too far.

Taco Bell seasoned beef recalled due to possible metal shavings

An Ohio company is recalling an undetermined amount of seasoned beef used for taco and burrito filling at Taco Bell locations nationwide that may contain metal shavings.

  AMBER Alert remains active as search for 3-year-old girl kidnapped in Birmingham, Ala. continues

A person of interest is in custody while Birmingham police continue searching for a 3-year-old girl who was kidnapped Saturday night.

  Giant pumpkin weighing nearly 1 ton sets California record

Leonardo Urena of Napa won $15,000 Monday when his pumpkin logged 2,175 pounds (986 kilograms).

Security guard handcuffs himself because he was bored

A security guard told police he became so bored during his overnight shift, he handcuffed himself without realizing he left his keys at home.

Target workers say hours were cut after wages raised, leaving them struggling

Two years ago, Target announced it was raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour, but some store workers say the wage increases are not helping because their schedules have been cut.

Study links ‘silent miscarriages’ to pollution exposure

There could be a significant link between pollution and miscarriages.

Burglary suspect told cops they’d never find him; Then they looked in his attic

Jason San Miguel told police they'd never find him, but they did just that the next morning after looking in his attic, police said.

  Mom reunites with child she thought was dead

The baby she was told had died at birth is now an adult and wants to get to know her.

  Texas officer charged with murder, resigns after shooting

A white former Fort Worth police officer has been booked in jail on a murder charge for the shooting of a black woman through a window in her home.

  Trump orders Turkey sanctions; US scrambles for Syria exit

The Turks began attacks in Syria against the Kurds, longtime U.S. battlefield allies against ISIS, after President Donald Trump declared U.S. troops would stay out of the fight.

  Officer who shot naked man in Georgia found not guilty of murder

Robert Olsen had been charged with felony murder, aggravated assault, violation of oath of office and making a false statement in connection to the 2015 killing.

  Ex-National Security Council official testifying to Congress

Fiona Hill wouldn't comment as she arrived on Capitol Hill, but her attorney said she had received a congressional subpoena and would "comply and answer questions" from lawmakers. She resigned from the White House National Security Council over the summer.

  Viral beer money sign helps college football fan raise $3 million for Iowa children’s hospital

King became the man who held up a beer sign and traded it in for a check for $3 million.

  Pregnant mom says mall security tackled her following brawl incident

She said security tackled her and put her pregnancy at risk.

Census Bureau seeks state data, including citizenship info

President Donald Trump signed an executive order in July requiring the U.S. Commerce Department, which oversees the Census Bureau, to compile citizenship information through state and federal administrative records.

  Fake Filters? Made-up addresses, strange receipts and copycat websites reveal knock-offs on the market

After several strange clues, a Michigan father questions whether his water filters are authentic. Experts say counterfeit filters are a growing problem in the United States.

Some states honoring indigenous people instead of Columbus

From Minnesota to Vermont, at least five states and Washington, D.C., have done away with Columbus Day celebrations in deference to Native Americans, though the federal Columbus Day remains in place.

Japan looks for missing after typhoon kills dozens

The typhoon left dozens dead and caused serious damage in central and northern Japan.

NY Times: Violent meme showing Trump shooting media, political opponents shown at Trump resort

In the video, Trump's critics and media members are portrayed as parishioners fleeing his gruesome rampage. The fake Trump strikes the late Sen. John McCain in the neck, hits and stabs TV personality Rosie O'Donnell in the face and lights Sen. Bernie Sanders' head on fire.

  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’

The 66-year-old's children say hospital officials told them their father had not been admitted, even though police and ambulance services said otherwise.

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

The company that operates rides at the festival said it is fully cooperating in the police investigation.

  Japan looks for missing after typhoon, warns of mudslides

Typhoon Hagibis made landfall south of Tokyo on Saturday evening and battered central and northern Japan with torrents of rain and powerful gusts of wind.

Plane propeller severs Florida woman’s arm, deputies say

Paramedics airlifted her to a hospital in Miami where her condition remains unknown.

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

One person remains unaccounted for

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

Police say a person with a gunshot wound has been located but there's no active shooter at a Boca Raton mall that had been placed on a lockdown after reports of shots fired.

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

The R-rated comic book villain origin story had a phenomenal second weekend at the box office, topping the charts once more over newcomers such as the animated "The Addams Family" and the Will Smith action pic "Gemini Man."

Hunter Biden to step down from Chinese board

Hunter Biden, the 49-year-old son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, revealed his plan in an internet post written by his attorney who outlined a defense of the younger Biden's work in Ukraine and China.

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

The officer was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation.

Simone Biles sets all-time medal record at gymnastics worlds

Winning her 24th and 25th world championship medals in beam and floor Sunday put the United States gymnast top of the all-time medal charts for the championships.

  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

Surveillance video shows a female suspect grab the 24-year-old victim's purse, cash and cell phone.

  Fifth victim in Chicago apartment shooting dies

Neighbors say the 67-year-old suspect has anger management issues, and most of them have had problems with him in the past.

  Gunman opens fire at church wedding ceremony, 2 people shot

A gunman opened fire at a wedding ceremony inside a New Hampshire church Saturday, shooting two people before guests tackled the shooter and held him until police arrived, authorities said.

California governor signs fur sale, circus animal bans

California will be the first state to ban the sale and manufacture of new fur products and the third to bar most animals from circus performances under a pair of bills signed Saturday by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

  Senior home asks for candy to give out on Halloween

Halloween is on the way, and residents of a Houston-area assisted living center want to be part of it.

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.