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Armed civilian border group member arrested in New Mexico

Authorities say a New Mexico man belonging to an armed group that has detained Central American families near the U.S.-Mexico border was arrested Saturday on a criminal complaint accusing him …

UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 8:41 p.m.

Columbine honors 13 lost with community service, ceremony

People who were most directly affected by the Columbine High School shooting in suburban Denver spoke openly and emotionally Saturday about their struggles and advances since 12 students and a …

UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 6:33 p.m.

Texas cancer center ousts 3 over Chinese data theft concerns

A prominent cancer center in Houston says it has ousted three scientists whom federal authorities suggested are involved in Chinese efforts to steal American research. Peter Pisters, the president of …

UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 8:47 p.m.

Quest for food stamp data lands newspaper at Supreme Court

In the summer of 2010, reporters at South Dakota’s Argus Leader newspaper came up with the idea of requesting data about the government’s food assistance program. They sent a stream …

UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 4:27 p.m.

United Methodists edge toward breakup over LGBT policies

United Methodist Church is on a path toward likely breakup over differences on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT pastors.

UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 9:11 p.m.

Tiger attack sends keeper to the hospital, zoo pledges ‘nothing will happen to the tiger’

City officials say a tiger mauled a zookeeper at the Topeka Zoo in northeastern Kansas.

Quest for food stamp data lands newspaper at Supreme Court

In the summer of 2010, reporters at South Dakota’s Argus Leader newspaper decided to request data about the government’s food assistance program, previously known as food stamps. Eight years they …

UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 10:45 p.m.

Democrats seek Mueller’s final full report, now decried by Trump

President Donald Trump blasted special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s final report on Friday as “total bullshit,” while the Democratic leader of the House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena for …

Cardi B rejects plea deal in strip club melee case

Cardi B has rejected a plea deal in a case stemming from a New York strip club melee last fall

Rep: Adele, husband Simon Konecki have separated

Adele and her husband Simon Konecki have separated.

UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 7:25 p.m.

Heiress pleads guilty in NXIVM sex slave case

An heiress has pleaded guilty to charges implicating her in a sex-trafficking conspiracy case against an upstate New York self-help group

UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 7:39 p.m.

Family detention space goes unused as Trump warns of crisis

The federal government says it’s running out of space to hold migrants, but Donald Trump’s administration is letting a lot of detention space for families go unused

Michelle Williams, Phil Elverum split after wedding in July

Michelle Williams and musician Phil Elverum have separated less than a year after marrying

FDA OKs 1st generic nasal spray of overdose reversal drug

U.S. regulators have approved the first generic nasal spray version of Narcan, a drug that reverses opioid overdoses. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday OK’d naloxone spray from Israel’s …

UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 9:22 p.m.

Storms in South kill girl in Florida, bring tornado threat

A strong storm system barreling through the South on Friday killed an 8-year-old girl in Florida and threatened to bring tornadoes to large parts of the Carolinas and southern Virginia.

UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 7:59 p.m.

Oklahoma City bombing ‘Survivor Tree’ DNA to live on

Science and technology are helping Oklahoma City to sustain the DNA – and the spirit – of a tree that has symbolized hope in the 24 years since the deadliest …

US authorities issue warning after group stops migrants

U.S. authorities are warning citizens not to take the law into their own hands after a group patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border stopped hundreds of migrants when they crossed into southern …

UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 12:59 p.m.

Ancestry pulls slavery-era ad after backlash on Friday apologized for an ad that showed a mixed-race couple discussing escaping to the North during the Civil War era.

Road crew misspells ‘school’ in school crossing

A road crew in Florida should get an “F” for spelling.

Two-wave US flu season is now the longest in a decade

Health officials on Friday said this flu season has been officially going for 21 weeks. That makes it the longest U.S. flu season in 10 years, and among the longest …

Parents who tortured children get life after hearing victims

A California couple who inflicted years of torture and abuse on 12 of their 13 children and were only discovered when one of their daughters fled their home and pleaded …

UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 6:03 p.m.

Deregulation effort could slice rules for frozen cherry pies

Federal officials are preparing to get rid of decades-old rules for labeling frozen cherry pies.

UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 10:51 a.m.

Biden expected to launch presidential campaign next week

Former Vice President Joe Biden, 76, would be the oldest and most experienced politician in the race.

UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 10:47 a.m.

Hurricane Michael gets an upgrade to rare Category 5 status

Weather forecasters have upgraded last fall’s Hurricane Michael from a Category 4 storm to a Category 5.

Trump blasts ex-advisers who say he tried to stop Mueller

A defiant President Donald Trump is unleashing tweets targeting former members of his administration who told special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators he tried numerous times to try to stop or …

UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 5:20 p.m.

U.S. claims for unemployment aid hit lowest level since 1969

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped to the lowest level in nearly half a century.

UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 4:11 p.m.

Time releases its 100 most influential people issue

Taylor Swift, TV journalist Gayle King and soccer star Mohamed Saleh are among the six famous faces featured on the covers of Time’s annual “100 Most Influential People in the …

UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 10:09 p.m.

Key takeaways from Robert Mueller’s Russia report

President Donald Trump may not have obstructed justice, but it wasn’t for lack of trying.

Canadian sentenced to life in prison for US airport attack

A Canadian man convicted of terrorism for nearly killing a Michigan police officer while yelling “God is great” in Arabic was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday, after boldly …

Police: NYC cathedral suspect had booked a flight to Italy

A college philosophy teacher arrested after entering St. Patrick’s Cathedral carrying two cans of gasoline, lighter fluid and butane lighters had also been arrested at a New Jersey cathedral this …