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Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy (25) runs with the ball during a preseason NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, Friday, August 14, 2015 in Orchard Park, NY. The Panthers won the game 25-24. (AP Photo/Paul Jasienski)

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NFL star eyed in assault of off-duty cops in Philadelphia More

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is the focus of an investigation after several off-duty police officers were assaulted at a nightclub in Philadelphia early Sunday morning, according to ... More

VIDEO

Watters' World: MLK quote controversy edition

Jesse Watters talks to students of the University of Oregon about the Martin Luther King Jr. quote campus controversy on 'The O'Reilly Factor'

DISASTERS

Firefighters battling grass fires across central Oklahoma

Firefighters are battling wind-blown grass fires across central Oklahoma, including a fire that has forced partial closure of a busy turnpike.

EDUCATION

Reality star named Florida's 1st female football head coach

A reality TV star has been hired as the first female high school football head coach in Florida history.

MILITARY

Stronger regional coordination can counter Africa extremism

Violent extremist groups and their affiliates are collaborating more in northern Africa, and regional forces must be built up and supported with deeper intelligence sharing to counter the increasing ...

Tennessee

Police: Off-duty Memphis officer shoots intruder at home

Police in Memphis, Tennessee, say one of their off-duty officers has shot a person at his home in the nearby Mississippi city of Southaven.

In this May 30, 2013, photo, Kayla Mueller is shown after speaking to a group in Prescott, Ariz. A statement that appeared on a militant website commonly used by the Islamic State group claimed that Mueller was killed in a Jordanian airstrike on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, on the outskirts of the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, the militant group's main stronghold. The IS statement could not be independently verified. (AP Photo/The Daily Courier, Matt Hinshaw) MANDATORY CREDIT In this May 30, 2013, photo, Kayla Mueller is shown after speaking to a group in Prescott, Ariz. A statement that appeared on a militant website commonly used by the Islamic State group claimed that Mueller was killed in a Jordanian airstrike on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, on the outskirts of the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, the militant group's main stronghold. The IS statement could not be independently verified. (AP Photo/The Daily Courier, Matt Hinshaw) MANDATORY CREDIT

CRIME

Wife of ISIS leader charged in US in death of American hostage Kayla Mueller

The wife of a senior Islamic State leader killed in a U.S. raid last year has been charged in federal court with contributing to the death of American hostage Kayla Mueller, the Justice Department ...

RELIGION

Iraqi woman charged with role in Kayla Mueller's death

The wife of a former senior leader of the Islamic State has been charged in federal court with contributing to the death of American hostage Kayla Mueller.

Arizona

Cabin smoke forces flight back to Arizona; passengers unhurt

A commercial flight headed to Los Angeles filled with smoke, turned around and made an emergency landing in Tucson, Arizona, where some passengers had to jump from the airplane to the runway.

But aren't trips around the city exciting for horses? But aren't trips around the city exciting for horses?

New York

Despite defeat, NYC mayor vows to revive horse carriage deal

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is insisting that he will try to revive a plan to limit carriage horses.

US

The Latest: Bundy urges officials to visit standoff suspects

The Latest on an armed group that took over buildings at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local): 2:30 p.m.

MILITARY

What We Know: US looking for more help in fight against IS

Defense Secretary Ash Carter heads to Brussels this week to try to persuade partners in the 66-nation coalition against the Islamic State group to take on a bigger share of the load.

Tennessee

Prosecutors to seek death in Memphis officer's shooting

Prosecutors will be seeking the death penalty in the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer earlier this year.

Vermont

Vermont attorney general drops probe of environmentalist

The Vermont attorney general's office has dropped its criminal investigation into whether an environmental activist has operated as a lawyer without a law license in her advocacy for critics of large-...

CRIME

Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic to reopen next week

The Planned Parenthood clinic where three people were killed in November will reopen next week even though repairs aren't finished yet.

New York

Man on trial for chain-reaction crash that left officer dead

A prosecutor urged a jury Monday to convict a suburban New York man of vehicular manslaughter, drunken driving and other charges in the death of a police officer, despite the fact that another driver ...

Jonathan Serrie reports from Athens, Georgia Jonathan Serrie reports from Athens, Georgia

Family

Help Kids Lose the Wrath for Math

Children can love numbers, really, with some key direction.

Experts saying teaching kids about money starts at the age of four Experts saying teaching kids about money starts at the age of four

Family

Big Payoff for the Smallest Acts of Gratitude

Teaching our kids by a strong example and a dedicated effort.

If signed into law, the measure would take effect Jan. 1, 2016, and make Texas the 45th state to allow open carrying of handguns. (AP) If signed into law, the measure would take effect Jan. 1, 2016, and make Texas the 45th state to allow open carrying of handguns. (AP)

Second Amendment

Open carry in Texas 'much ado about nothing,' despite doomsayers' predictions

The New Year started off in Texas not with a bang, but a whimper.

VIDEO

Milestone looms for Baby Boomers: Are their finances ready?

Some 2.5 million Boomers will turn 70 this year

Values

From the Gridiron to Good Works

A former pro-football player wins big by helping adolescents and families.

RELIGION

No new trial for priest convicted of sex tourism with boys

A priest who was convicted of having sex with poor street children during missionary trips to Honduras and said federal prosecutors wrongly withheld evidence in his case won't get a new trial, a judge ...

Outbreaks

CDC discovers new bacteria species that causes Lyme disease

Researchers have discovered a second type of bacteria that causes Lyme disease that is carried by the same deer tick, but that veers from the condition’s typical symptom of a “bull’s eye” rash.

Florida

Casey Anthony launches her own photography business

Casey Anthony, the Florida mom acquitted of murder charges after her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, turned up dead, is apparently ready to start a new career as a shutterbug.

Connecticut

Bus bound for casino crashes on I-95 in Connecticut, dozens reported hurt

At least 30 people were hurt, some of them seriously, after a bus headed to a casino rolled over on Interstate 95 in Connecticut during a blizzard Monday afternoon.

Police and Law Enforcement

Texas police officer shoots, kills naked man in street

Police say a man has died after being shot by an Austin officer responding to a call of a suspicious person acting aggressively in a neighborhood.

Values

Pro-choice group cries foul over Doritos commercial 'Ultrasound'

A pro-choice group kicked off a corn chip controversy Sunday night when it mocked a Doritos commercial as being “antichoice” for using the “tactic of humanizing fetuses.”

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