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  Tax scams to watch out for this season

  Trump to pull federal research funding from colleges unless they promise to ‘promote free inquiry’

  Video shows man violently beating woman for blocking his car in parking lot

  Police to reopen investigation into the Atlanta child murders case

Brexit delayed until at least mid-April, as Britain tries to find clear way forward

  Spring into allergy season with these tips to feel better

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5 charged in New Mexico terrorism case because they are Muslims, attorneys say

  Diver shoots video of giant stingray in the Gulf of Mexico

Patriots owner wants prostitution video blocked from public

Mom admits plotting girl’s death: ‘I wanted her to go away’

Bo Dukes found guilty in Wilcox Co. trial in Tara Grinstead case

Boeing to make safety feature standard on troubled Max jets

Ivanka Trump’s recordkeeping comes into question; lawyer disputes she’s not in compliance

Ivanka Trump doesn't preserve official emails she receives in her personal account if she doesn't respond to them, according to Rep. Elijah Cummings.

  59 graves at Jewish cemetery vandalized with anti-Semitic symbols and language

Police are searching for suspects in the mass vandalism of a Jewish cemetery in Massachusetts.

Florida man pleads guilty to mailing bombs to Democrats, CNN

A Florida man pleaded guilty Thursday to sending a wave of pipe bombs to CNN and prominent critics of President Donald Trump.

  Trump says US recognizes Israel’s sovereignty of Golan Heights

President Donald Trump said Thursday that it's time for the United States to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, an announcement that signals a shift in U.S. policy and comes ahead of the Israeli prime minister's planned visit next week to the White House.

  Man brings massive steer into Petco to test ‘all leashed pets are welcome’ policy

  Woman arrested after police find father living with hundreds of rats

  Facebook exposed millions of passwords in plain text

  Residents fret about TX chemical plant fire, despite assurances

Thinking of getting a puppy for National Puppy Day? That could set you back $1,500

Survey: Bankers losing confidence in 10-state farm economy

  Will Trump let up on McCain attacks? GOP senators hope so

A few GOP senators spoke out this week against a new round of Trump's complaints about the Arizona senator, who died in August of brain cancer . One Republican called the president's ongoing commentary "deplorable." Others, such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, pointedly used the word "her

Lawsuit alleges jetBlue pilots drugged, raped female crew members

One of the women suing alleges she was raped by one pilot, while the second woman says she was not assaulted because she threw up.

Dozens of dead animals once again found in woman’s freezer

Animal Control Supervisor Meghan Conti says the dead animals had been stored in freezers or in a plastic container in the garage, where they decomposed beyond recognition.

  Forecasters: ‘Potentially historic’ flooding threatens South

The flood threat in the South will be discussed Thursday, when the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration releases its 2019 spring outlook. Experts plan a briefing on their flood forecast at the National Water Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Company won’t operate duck boats in 2019 after fatal sinking

The company that owns a duck boat that sank on a Missouri lake last year, killing 17 people, won't operate the vessels this year and will instead open a replacement attraction in the tourist town of Branson

Family will pay $52,500 for a Disney princess nanny

In what they admit is a “slightly unusual request,” a UK family is looking for a part-time nanny to care for their twin 5-year-old girls as a different Disney princess every month.

  R. Kelly asks judge if he can fly to Dubai to earn money for child support and legal fees

The motion said Kelly is scrambling to pay child support, legal fees and everyday expenses because of the cancellation of Illinois concerts and a record contract, as well as the removal of his songs from streaming services.

  ‘You’re talking 1,000s’: Poisonous toads invade Florida community

Residents of Palm Beach Gardens have a massive outbreak on their hands. They expect the problem to grow in the coming weeks.

Medical worker sexually assaulted sedated patient, AZ authorities say

Police said in June of 2018, the worker was taking a female sedated patient to a recovery facility.When she woke up, she said he was assaulting her.

  NCAA tournament: Let the games begin - in earnest

What more could you want on the first real day of the dance?

  Feds give employers easier path to dump retiree pensions

That decision reverses Obama-era guidance that banned the practice of offering lump-sum payments to seniors. Pensions provide a guaranteed monthly income for as long as an employee lives in retirement.

  2 Mormons released from Russian detention

They were taken into custody nearly three weeks ago accused of illegally teaching English.

  Owner of Flintstone house plans to fight ‘eyesore’ lawsuit from city

Neighbors say the house can stay, but 15-foot dinosaurs must go.

Gillette launches recycling campaign to keep razors out of landfills

The razor brand is launching the campaign alongside TerraCycle, an international recycling company that specializes in hard-to-recycle materials.

Texas woman sues Olive Garden, claims stuffed mushroom severely burned her

The lawsuit claims the woman took one bite of the mushroom appetizer, and it burned her mouth before lodging in her throat and leaving her unable to breathe.

Hidden cameras livestreamed nearly 2,000 hotel guests in South Korea

Police arrested two men Wednesday in an alleged scheme where secret cameras were placed in 42 hotel rooms in 30 properties.

  ADHD patients on amphetamines like Adderall might be at greater risk of psychosis, research finds

While the overall risk for psychosis is very low, more than twice the amount of patients in an amphetamine group in the study were affected by psychosis compared to those in a methylphenidate group.

Drinking hot tea doubles risk of cancer, study says

According to the University College of London, hot drinks in general are an established risk factor for cancer. (Source: CNN)

  Teacher forced preschoolers to stand naked in closet as punishment, Illinois police say

Two teachers have been placed on administrative leave, one for the alleged discipline and the other as an alleged witness who did not report the actions.

  After mosque attacks, New Zealand quickly bans assault weapons

The government is now working on a large-scale buy-back plan to encourage owners of the banned weapons to surrender them.

  Body of 5-year-old girl with autism recovered days after she fell in CA river

With the recovery of the little girl’s body, there is some closure, amid grief, for her family.

  Powerball jackpot now at $625 million, 4th largest in lottery’s history

With no jackpot winner Wednesday or in the rest of 2019, the Powerball grand prize just keeps on growing.

  Homeowner puts up nude mannequins to get back at neighbor

An anonymous neighbor complained that Jason Windus’ new fence wasn’t at regulation height and caused a visibility issue.

  Real-life ‘Rosie the Riveter’ shares memories of working during WWII

She’s a real-life Rosie the Riveter, who grew up in Webster County and later signed up for the defense workforce while her husband, Lon, went to war.

  Flooded Iowa communities surviving with trucked-in water

The surging waters have damaged hundreds of homes in the Midwest and been blamed for at least three deaths — two in Nebraska and one in Iowa.

  Starbucks going green by testing compostable cups

On the outside, the compostable cup looks just like Starbucks’ current paper cup. But on the inside, Starbucks has replaced the plastic liner with a biodegradable one.

Woman sues Harvard to get photos of slave ancestors she says school has ‘shamelessly’ profited from

Tamara Lanier, of Norwich, Connecticut, is suing the Ivy League school for "wrongful seizure, possession and expropriation" of images she says depict two of her ancestors.

  Trump: Let Mueller report come out, ‘let people see it’

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he believes special counsel Robert Mueller's report should be released to the public, even as he disparaged its very existence as "ridiculous."

Catholic priest accused of groping woman during last rites

A Roman Catholic priest has been arrested on a misdemeanor assault charge after he was accused of groping a woman in home hospice care while giving her last rites.

Christian bookstore LifeWay announces it will close all 170 of its store locations

The company's CEO said LifeWay had hoped to keep some stores open, but that market projections showed it wasn't a viable option.

  Pentagon to probe if acting defense secretary used office to help Boeing

The Pentagon's inspector general has formally opened an investigation into a watchdog group's allegations that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has used his office to promote his former employer, Boeing Co.

  IN mom says teen bullies shaved her son’s head and eyebrows, posted video online

The family of the boy said it’s important to bring awareness about bullying to light. They hope what happened to the child doesn’t happen to any child ever again.

MoviePass brings back ‘uncapped’ subscription plan, with a few catches

MoviePass has brought back its “uncapped subscription plan,” but there are some important caveats in the fine print.

Federal judge blocks another Kentucky abortion law

For the second time in days, a new Kentucky law imposing more restrictions on abortion has been temporarily halted by a federal judge

Facebook to stop ads that target consumers based on ethnicity, gender, and age

Five discrimination lawsuits were filed by U.S. advocacy groups and consumers over the practice.

  La. woman facing murder charge after admitting to giving her toddler drugs daily for several months

A mother is being charged with the murder of her 18-month-old child after toxicology results showed a “fatal range for an adult” of methadone and other drugs in the child’s system.

With Brexit 9 days away, Theresa May asks EU for delay, and possibility of messy no-deal departure looms

EU leaders, exasperated by Britain's Brexit melodrama, will only grant an extension if May can win the U.K. Parliament's approval next week for her already twice-rejected Brexit deal.

  ’Peppa Pig’ is sexist, London Fire Brigade claims

LFB took issue with the shows use of the term “firemen.” They said that type of language contributes to sexism and teaches even the youngest girls they can’t be firefighters.

Betting on March Madness? You’re one of 47 million Americans projected to spend $8.5 billion

Roughly 19 percent of Americans will bet on the annual NCAA basketball tournament, that's about 47 million Americans.

  Wilmington bulldog named Cadbury’s newest bunny

Wilmington’s own Henri the English bulldog has been named the new Cadbury bunny.

  32 dogs saved from freezing waters after ‘hoarding’ house gets flooded

The flooding hit much of the Midwest this week, particularly in Nebraska and Iowa, and morning temperatures in the area plunged into the low 30s.

Kentucky governor says he exposed his children to chickenpox

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says he deliberately exposed his children to chickenpox so they would catch the highly contagious disease and become immune

  EMTs let a man walk away to his eventual death in SC

When Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived to try and grab Paul Tarashuk, 26, they believed he was on drugs. He was not. He was having a schizophrenic episode.

Koala crawls into air conditioned car in Australia

The koala relaxed on leather seats as the car’s owner tried to convince it to leave.

  'Bill & Ted 3′ is a real thing! Excellent!

Bill S. Preston, Esq. (Alex Winters) and Ted “Theodore” Logan (Keanu Reeves) will be making another totally radical movie called “Bill & Ted Face the Music.” It’s slated for release in 2020.

  Low-speed chase ends with suspect breakdancing, arrested

Police had to use a pit maneuver to get the suspect to stop his vehicle.

‘It’s ice cold!’: Full beer fridge found during cleanup from Nebraska flood

The refrigerator door stayed closed through its travels, protecting the Busch Light and Bud Light inside. The duo cracked a couple of cold ones, took some pictures and headed home, not knowing they were about to go viral.

  Blaze extinguished at Texas petrochemicals facility

International Terminals Company said the blaze in Deer Park was extinguished as of 3 a.m. Wednesday. The fire began Sunday at the facility southeast of Houston, sending a huge, dark plume of smoke thousands of feet in the air, though officials said air quality remained safe.

  Source: Patriots owner to turn down plea deal in prostitution case

Robert Kraft has denied taking part in any illegal activity, and that admission is likely the primary reason he will decline the deal.

Zero turn mowers recalled due to fire hazard

The mower’s throttle cable can make contact with internal electric wiring.

  Texas man calls professionals for ‘few’ snakes under house; 45 removed

The homeowner discovered the rattlesnakes when he went into a crawl space to see why his cable service was acting up.

Riding saddles recalled due to fall hazard

Around 1,600 saddles have been recalled.

Someone bought $1M Lottery ticket in Olivette

The Missouri Lottery says someone is holding a Mega Millions ticket worth $1 million after buying a ticket in suburban St. Louis

  Rare yellow cardinal spotted in woman’s garden in AL

A cardinal that's yellow instead of red has been sighted in one woman's garden.

Lawsuit: Vanderbilt hospital operated on wrong kidney

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says wrong-site surgeries are "vivid and terrifying errors" that can signal underlying problems at hospitals.

One-third of uninsured can’t afford to take drugs as prescribed, report says

The Kaiser Family Foundation's February tracking poll revealed that nearly 80 percent of Americans feel the cost of prescription drugs is unreasonable. (Source: CNN)

  Labrador retriever most pup-ular US dog breed for 28th year

Labrador retrievers still reign supreme as the dog everyone wants. But where do the other dogs fall? Where are all those "doodles"?

Baby delivered after mother fatally shot has died

A Kentucky coroner says a newborn girl delivered following the fatal shooting of her pregnant mother has died