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  Americans who left cruise trade one quarantine for another

A group of Americans are cutting short a 14-day quarantine on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in the port of Yokohama, near Tokyo, to be whisked back to America.

2 missing girls, mom found dead after Amber Alert in Wisconsin

Daytona 500 starts following Trump’s parade lap, rain delay

  GRAPHIC: Robbery suspects hit employee with truck in Oregon

  80-year-old mother, daughter attacked at Ga. store by man who thought they cut in checkout line

Police: 1 dead, 4 wounded in Connecticut club shooting

Man accused of raping 11-year-old girl in New York arrested

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Amber Alert canceled after child found safely

Mississippi braces for near-record flooding

  Boy, 5, helps little sister escape Ga. house fire, alerts rest of sleeping family

Rockets strike near US Embassy in Baghdad; no injuries

  Girl, 6, with special needs taken to mental health facility after reported tantrum at Fla. school

  Florida man told he can’t bring life-size Trump cutout to dialysis center

Class ring lost in Maine found in Finland 47 years later

A class ring that vanished in 1973 is now back with its owner more than four decades later.

  US Embassy: Americans aboard quarantined ship to fly home

About 380 Americans are aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which has docked at Yokohama, a port city southwest of Tokyo.

Grandmother accused of kidnapping granddaughter from hospital at gunpoint arrested

Evelyn Miller, 66, was located in Bogalusa by the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Virginia teen accused of killing mother, brother arrested in N.C.

Authorities say a 17-year-old boy suspected of fatally shooting his mother and his 6-year-old brother in their Virginia home has been arrested in North Carolina.

  Mississippi braces for flooding amid cresting river

  Candy, cheese soar to space station to satisfy crew cravings

Police: 14-year-old charged with Barnard College student death in NY

Third student-runner dies after struck by speeding truck in Okla.

  Woman posed as a baby photographer in attempt to take a newborn, authorities say

Shift to digital census raises fear of Iowa-like breakdown

  ‘But I Know I Love You’: Michigan man writes book to help wife who lost memory

Camre Curto doesn’t remember giving birth or even her wedding day. However, her husband is now working to keep those memories alive

Investigators link death of 30-year-old neighbor to homicide of 6-year-old Faye Swetlik

Investigators were able to find Faye's body after discovering a key piece of evidence in the trash can of one of her neighbors.

  Her husband died in December; She still got Valentine’s flowers from him this year

Even during his last days, Ray Tenney found a way to show his wife just how much her loved her.

  Diversity test: 2020 Democrats seek their fortunes in Nevada

Democratic presidential candidates in the still-crowded 2020 field are facing their first test in the racially diverse state of Nevada with solid union muscle and shaky plans for a presidential caucus.

Americans lost $201 million in online romance scams in 2019

According to the FTC, consumers lost $201 million to scammers preying on people looking for love last year.

3 shot at eatery owned by Kandi Burruss of ‘Real Housewives’

East Point police tell news outlets that a man entered the Old Lady Gang restaurant just outside Atlanta on Friday night and targeted another man. Two bystanders were also wounded.

  Apple Watch helps save teen’s life after notification about heart rate

Skylar was in class when he got a notification on his Apple Watch and immediately knew something was wrong.

Susan B. Anthony was born on this day 200 years ago

On this day 200 years ago, a vital leader in the movement for women’s rights was born.

‘Cinderella’ premiered in theaters on this day in 1950

70 years ago, the only film known for having a lost glass slipper, a pumpkin turning into a carriage and having a fairy godmother premiered!

  Maryland teacher accused of giving students lap dances

Laura Glover says her 10-year-old daughter was in that classroom of fourth graders Tuesday when school officials say the female substitute teacher was removed from class because of “inappropriate behavior” with students.

70,000 ceiling fans recalled due to faulty blades

Approximately 70,000 ceiling fans sold at Lowe’s stores nationwide have been recalled because of blades that can break and fly off.

  US and Taliban agree to truce, way forward in Afghanistan

The official said Friday the agreement for a seven-day “reduction in violence” to be followed by the start of all-Afghan peace talks within 10 days is “very specific” and covers the entire country including Afghan forces.

  US announces 15th virus case, this one in Texas evacuee

U.S. officials have announced the country’s 15th confirmed case of the new coronavirus — an evacuee from China who had been under quarantine in Texas.

  Bald eagles dying from lead in hunters’ bullets

Hatteras Island Wildlife Rehabilitation says 70 to 80 percent of the eagles they treat have high levels of lead in their system, and the effects are devastating.

N.C. man accused of cutting off girlfriend’s arm with machete

A North Carolina man is in jail, accused of cutting off his girlfriend's arm with a machete.

Uber testing toll-free number for those without smartphones

The ride-hailing company is testing using a toll-free phone number to book one of its cars.

Fla. doctor indicted for more than $23M in healthcare fraud

Prosecutors also contend that Moses deGraft-Johnson has stated his ultimate long-term professional goal is “to be the President of Ghana.”

  Amid coronavirus fears, a second wave of flu hits US kids

Health officials Friday said 92 flu-related deaths have already been reported in children.

145M Valentine’s Day cards expected to be exchanged this year

According to the Greeting Card Association and Hallmark, roughly 145 million Valentine's Day cards are exchanged each year.

  Trump ignores AG Barr’s request to stop tweeting about DOJ

Top Democrats plan to investigate what they call Attorney General William Barr’s efforts to politicize federal law enforcement.

Michael Avenatti is convicted of trying to extort Nike

Michael Avenatti, who represented a porn star in lawsuits against President Donald Trump, is convicted of trying to extort Nike.

Prosecutor: Weinstein saw victims as ‘complete disposables’

The defense contends that the two women he is charged with attacking were opportunists who willingly latched on to Weinstein and acquiesced to sex with him because they thought it would help their careers.

  ‘The Batman’: Robert Pattinson suits up in teaser video

The teaser video from "The Batman" director Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. Pictures shows Robert Pattinson in the Batman suit.

  Rick Moranis returns to movies in ‘Shrunk’

Josh Gad stars as the son of Moranis’ character, trying to be a scientist like his father, with about as much success.

  Man offers $25K if someone finds him a girlfriend

If someone finds Jeff Gebhart a girlfriend, he'll pay them $25,000.

  6-year-old Faye Swetlik found dead after disappearing from front yard in Cayce, S.C.

Her body was found in the neighborhood where she lived. It's also where she was last seen.

  Rep. Jim Jordan accused of telling OSU wrestler’s brother to deny abuse claims

Jordan, a former assistant coach of the team for eight years, is accused of knowing about the abuse athletes suffered at the hands of a former team doctor and turning a blind eye.

Michelle Obama will have second California school named after her

The West Contra Costa Unified School District board in northern California has voted to rename one of its elementary schools after the former first lady.

2 years after Parkland, Fla., school shooting: Florida ‘red flag’ law removes hundreds of guns

Supporters say the measure is needed because the shooter who killed 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School two years ago was able to buy guns despite a history of psychotic behavior.

  2020 Democrats step up attacks to blunt Bloomberg’s rise

They are accusing their billionaire rival of trying to buy his way into the White House and raising questions about his commitment to racial equality.

  After 63 years apart, high school sweethearts reconnect and marry

It all started at a high school dance in 1956.

  US says it’s ready to help North Korea combat virus

North Korea has banned foreign tourists, intensified screening at points of entry and mobilized some 30,000 health workers to prevent the spread of the virus.

  Tesla voluntarily recalls some Model X vehicles

Tesla says it is not aware of any injuries or collisions.

  Patriot Penalty: Deployed service members come home to find higher auto insurance rates

Service members who cancel their car insurance to serve overseas may come back to find higher rate quotes after telling companies they didn't have coverage because of deployment.

  Intense video: Car crashes into Calif. roundabout, going airborne

Intense video from California shows a car going about 100 miles an hour and crashing into a roundabout before flying through the air and slamming into another car 50 feet away.

  Wheelchair-bound athlete pursues powerlifting dream

Despite personal tragedy, Garrison Redd has only let it encourage his powerlifting career.

Weight loss drug Belviq pulled from market over cancer risk

The weight loss drug Belviq is being pulled from the market because of an increased risk of cancer.

  Caught on camera: Man rescues driver from burning truck in Miami

The daring rescue was captured on a phone video. It shows the man being freed from vehicle.

  Sticking to script: Bregman, Astros discuss sign stealing

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred disciplined the Astros after he found the team broke rules by using electronics to steal signs during its run to the 2017 World Series championship and again in the 2018 season.

  Limbaugh draws bipartisan condemnation for Buttigieg remarks

Rush Limbaugh is a Trump ally and made the remarks Wednesday on his nationally syndicated radio show.

Barr: Trump tweets on cases make it ‘impossible’ to do job

Attorney General William Barr took a public swipe at President Donald Trump, saying that the president’s tweets about Justice Department prosecutors and cases “make it impossible for me to do my job.”

Scientists discover evidence of new ancient human species

Scientists say they have found evidence of a new population of humans that lived about half a million years ago.

Trump Fed nominee Shelton faces skepticism at Senate hearing

One of President Donald Trump’s nominees for the Federal Reserve came under sharp questioning from senators over her unorthodox economic views, including from two Republicans whose doubts about her nomination could imperil it.

  NASA’s space snowman reveals secrets: few craters, no water

More than a year after its close encounter with the snowman-shaped object, the New Horizons spacecraft is still sending back observations from more than 4 billion miles away.

2 Ohio State football players plead not guilty to rape

Two former Ohio State football players have pleaded not guilty to holding a woman against her will and raping her.

January was warmest on record

In 141 years of recordkeeping, there’s never been warmer January globally than last month.

Senate acts to restrain Trump’s military powers against Iran

The Senate has approved a bipartisan measure limiting President Donald Trump’s authority to launch military operations against Iran.

Education Department probes foreign gifts to Yale, Harvard

The U.S. Education Department is investigating foreign gifts made to Harvard and Yale as part of a broader review of international money flowing to American universities.

  WATCH: Bear spotted in tree outside home in Nevada neighborhood

A young bear spotted in a Nevada neighborhood caught the attention of people living nearby.

  2-year-old nearly drowns in hotel pool with dozens around him

The boy was underwater for about four minutes before someone notices him.

Weinstein lawyer: Prosecutors have a ‘tale,’ not a case

Attorney Donna Rotunno said in a closing argument Thursday that Weinstein is innocent.

Ford recalls over 240K vehicles to fix suspension problem

Ford says if the suspension moves a lot on the vehicles, the rear toe links can fracture.

FDA recalls MiniMed 600 series insulin pumps following malfunction death

The recall includes over 322,000 devices.

  Georgia man caught on video stopping shoplifting suspect with shopping cart

A shopper at a Georgia Walmart was able to use his shopping cart to stop a suspect being chased by police.

Trump bringing back trusted aide Hope Hicks to White House

Hope Hicks will be serving as counselor to the president, working with presidential son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner.

John Kelly rebukes Trump on Ukraine, defends ousted impeachment witness

John Kelly, President Donald Trump’s former White House chief of staff, publicly criticized Trump on Ukraine, North Korea and immigration policy, among other topics.

  With impeachment over, critics see Trump ‘retribution tour’

President Trump is pushing his Justice Department to ease up on friends while exacting payback on real and perceived foes.

  Judge allows teen held by ICE to post bond in Ill.

She and her father were taken into custody in October for allegedly missing an immigration court date. She's been detained downstate all alone.