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Californians who fled mudslides may start going…

Authorities say they hope to start allowing residents to return by month's end to Southern California neighborhoods devastated by mudslides _ if they can get most utilities restored by then

District attorney bars donations from lawyers…

Manhattan's district attorney says he'll no longer accept campaign contributions from lawyers who represent people investigated or prosecuted by his office

Prison directors push to end inmates use of cell…

A South Carolina corrections director and a medically retired officer are working with Congress and the Federal Communications Commission to change the law that prohibits cell phone jamming technology in state and local correctional facilities.

Dreamer to Schumer: Why did Democrats blink?

Juan Escalante, a Dreamer and activist, wants to ask Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) why the Democrats accepted a commitment to extend a funding bill for 17 days without getting a resolution on immigration or guarantees on some key issues they were fighting for.

Kentucky Sues An Opioid Maker On Claims Of…

Kentucky says it's suing opioid maker McKesson for its alleged excessive distribution of painkillers.

UN blames leadership and inaction for peacekeeper killings

A U.N. report on the increase in peacekeepers killed in violent attacks blames inaction in the field and "a deficit of leadership" from U.N. headquarters to remote locations for many fatalities

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15-year-old girl shot at Texas school; boy, 16…

Authorities say a 15-year-old female student has been airlifted to a hospital after being shot in her high school cafeteria in a small town south of Dallas

Supreme Court rejects appeal of bearded seal listing

The U.S. Supreme Court has left intact a lower court ruling that declared Alaska's bearded seal population a threatened species

Police: Explosion at Florida mall was not…

Objects police mistook for IEDs were marine flares; investigators trying to determine motive in incident but don't suspect terrorism.

Stormy Daniels cashes in on Trump controversy

On the heels of an alleged affair with then-businessman Donald Trump, adult film star Stormy Daniels is making a public appearance at a club in Greenville, South Carolina.

3 USA Gymnastics Executives Resign Amid Sexual…

USA Gymnastics says it supports their "decisions to resign."

Vermont governor signs pot bill with 'mixed…

Republican Gov. Phil Scott has privately signed Vermont's recreational marijuana bill into law "with mixed emotions"

Emergency official: 5 missing after Oklahoma rig…

An emergency official says five people are missing after an explosion at a drilling rig in eastern Oklahoma

Man gets at least 23 years in prison for school stabbings

A man who pleaded guilty to stabbing 20 fellow students and a security guard at his suburban Pittsburgh high school has been sentenced to 23½ to 60 years in prison

Navy’s new warship stuck in ice in Canada

The brand-new U.S. Navy warship USS Little Rock is stuck in Canada. The warship has not moved from Montreal since Christmas Eve and will spend the winter stuck due to cold and ice.

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Megyn Kelly claps back at Jane Fonda criticism

Megyn Kelly and Jane Fonda trade barbs over a September 2017 interview that turned awkward when Kelly asked Fonda about cosmetic surgery.

FDA Initially Backs An E-Tobacco Device But Says…

The Food and Drug Administration said a new e-tobacco device is less harmful than cigarettes, but a panel will still have to review that claim.

Ex-Fiat Chrysler exec pleads guilty in union payoff scheme

A former Fiat Chrysler executive pleaded guilty Monday to showering more than $1.5 million in cash and gifts on high-ranking members of the United Auto Workers

Woman, called inspiration for Rosie the Riveter…

A woman identified by a scholar as the inspiration for Rosie the Riveter, the iconic female World War II factory worker, has died in Washington state

Pennsylvania court throws out congressional…

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has struck down the boundaries of the state's 18 congressional districts, granting a major victory to plaintiffs who had contended the districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered to benefit Republicans

Growing number of companies announce bonuses…

A look at the U.S. economy during President Trump's first year in office.

Grab a Beer on Ice … Literally

There are all sorts of lakeside bars and hotspots, but how about a bar that’s quite literally on a lake? Welcome to Hillbillies Ice Hole, a cozy bar located atop Minnesota’s frozen Lake Lida.

Team USA Gets Special Jackets For Potentially…

The official designer for the U.S. Olympic team added a touch of warmth to this year's uniforms.

Airline workers in Alaska charged with swiping 343 computers

Six former employees of an Alaska commuter airline have been charged in federal court with stealing mail, including 343 computers that were destined for rural schools

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Lawyers: Inmate awaiting execution no longer…

Alabama asks Supreme Court to let it execute 67-year-old inmate who lawyers say has strokes and dementia and can't remember killing a police officer

Inmate's younger brother gets 35 years in Holly…

Younger brother of man serving life in prison for kidnapping and killing Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo pleads guilty in exchange for 35 years.

Veterans speak out on the government shutdown

Panel sounds off on the impact on the military.