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One dead, one injured after wanted Missouri couple gets into shootout with authorities in Florida More

Florida authorities shot and killed at least one-half of the Missouri couple wanted in a four-state crime spree early Friday. More

Theme Parks

Pa. amusement park will rehire special needs worker after outcry

A Pennsylvania amusement park has offered to rehire a special needs employee after his co-worker took to social media to lambaste the company for firing him.


How Super Bowl footballs are made

From a piece of leather to being in biggest game of the year


Are you spending money your spouse doesn't know about?

Shopper's Market: New report reveals some surprising results


Kids at one NYC public school embrace healthy lunches

First all-vegetarian school lunch program in America


Widow of slain American missionary headed back to Africa

The widow of an American missionary killed by al-Qaida fighters in Africa last month says she has no hesitation about returning.


Business Highlights

___ Many see cause for optimism despite slower US job growth WASHINGTON (AP) — Consider looking past January's so-so job growth.


The Latest: Judge met with 'affluenza' teen's attorneys

The Latest on the case of "affluenza" teenager Ethan Couch (all times local): 4:20 p.m.


Astronaut Edgar Mitchell, 6th man on moon, dies in Florida

Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who became the sixth man on the moon when he and Alan Shepard helped NASA recover from Apollo 13's "successful failure" and later devoted his life to ...

President says U.S. economy is strongest in the world President says U.S. economy is strongest in the world


Opinion: Forget what Obama says, our economy needs an injection of growth steroids

Obama bashed Republicans in Congress today for the rut the economy is in. ‎

New York

NY man who said sleep aid made him kill girlfriend sentenced

A New York man who said a sleeping aid caused him to fatally strangle his girlfriend has been sentenced to serve between 20 years and life in prison.

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No debate: New Mexico home schoolers left out of state competition

A debate team made up of New Mexico home-schooled students is arguing for a chance to participate in the statewide debate championship. ...


Pentagon releases photos of alleged detainee abuse

The Pentagon is releasing nearly 200 photographs of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, taken mostly between 2004 and 2006, involving 56 cases of alleged abuse by U.S. forces.

New Mexico

The Latest: Man apologizes to families of slain homeless men

The latest on the sentencing of a man convicted of beating two homeless men to death (all times local): 2:50 p.m.


Texas authorities move 'affluenza' teen to adult jail

The Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck has been transferred to an adult jail.


The Latest: Amid lead concerns, bottled water urged for some

The Latest on concerns about lead in residents' tap water around Ohio (all times local): 3 p.m.

Prosecutors: Teen was stabbed to death Prosecutors: Teen was stabbed to death


How I transcended the pain of being bullied to find success

In my experience, bullies can’t be reasoned with or forced to change—one cannot mandate morality and kindness.

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Presidential Primaries

Republicans push for Fiorina to be included in ABC debate

Republicans are calling on ABC News to change its criteria for Saturday’s GOP debate in New Hampshire, complaining that rules announced before the Iowa caucuses are set to block Carly Fiorina from the ...


Onlookers witness deadly crane collapse in NYC

1 dead, 2 seriously hurt by 565-foot-long crawler


Super Bowl 50: How devoted are sports fans?

There’s never been a scale to specifically measure a fan’s emotional attachment to a sport team until now.


Marine wins 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days race

Captain Daniel Cartica breaks record race time for World Marathon Challenge


Twitter moves to actively seek out terrorist supporters

Twitter says it's now using spam-fighting technology to seek out and automatically flag accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity.


Lawyer: 'Serial' defense crippled by omission of witness

An attorney told a Maryland judge Friday that a witness who could have provided an alibi for the convicted killer at the center of the popular "Serial" podcast would have been "critical&...


Man convicted in jewelry store worker kidnap gets 30 years

One of three men convicted of kidnapping and torturing a Philadelphia jewelry store worker before dumping her in a cemetery in an attempt to get the shop's security codes has been sentenced to more ...


Life in prison for man who shot wife, put photo on Facebook

A Florida man was sentenced to life in prison Friday for fatally shooting his wife eight times during an argument, a slaying that gained international notoriety after he post a photo of her bloody ...


Sickly sea lion pup found sleeping in California restaurant

Maybe she had come for the hazelnut coated wild prawns or the stunning sea views.


2 children, 2 women, 2 men found dead in Chicago home

Chicago police are investigating what led to the deaths of two children, two women and two men whose bodies were found with signs of trauma inside a home on the city's South Side.