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  White House readying emergency coronavirus budget request

Despite showing signs of stabilizing in China, where fewer new infections are being reported, worries are growing elsewhere.

Girl, 11, brings AR-15 to Idaho hearing on gun legislation

Dow drops more than 1,000 as outbreak threatens the economy

  Los Angeles honors Kobe, Gianna Bryant with public memorial

  Harvey Weinstein found guilty in landmark #MeToo moment

Ex-coach gets 6 months in college scam, runs from courthouse

Crackdown on immigrants who use public benefits takes effect

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Woman, 84, sinks putt across basketball court to win new car

Trial date set for man charged last year in 1993 killing

Independence police shoot, wound suspect at golf course

  Biden predicts SC win as Democrats grapple with Sanders

Auschwitz Museum upset at scene in Amazon series ‘Hunters’

Childproof packaging removed in most accidental poisonings in children, study says

German man drives car into Carnival crowd, injures 30

German police say a man intentionally drove a car into a crowd of people watching a Carnival procession in a small central town, injuring around 30 including children.

Justices to hear Philly dispute over same-sex foster parents

The justices will review an appeals court ruling that upheld the city’s decision to stop placing children with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s agency because it would not permit same-sex couples to serve as foster parents.

US appeals court upholds Trump rules involving abortions

A U.S. appeals court has upheld Trump administration rules imposing more hurdles for women seeking abortions.

  Kobe Bryant’s widow sues helicopter operator for deaths

Kobe Bryant’s widow is suing the helicopter company, saying the pilot killed in the crash was negligent and careless.

Actor Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to restored charges

  Suspect sought in 6 Detroit-area slayings

  Trump’s India visit prioritizes pageantry over policy

Hero or criminal? Court hears 2 views of WikiLeaks’ Assange

  Dog shocked by manhole cover in Chicago

  Reliability of pricey new voting machines questioned as elections loom

Krispy Kreme launching nationwide doughnut delivery

But you have to be near one of the 350 U.S. locations, and in most cases, you have to be 10 miles from a shop.

Groundbreaking NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson dies at 101

Johnson was portrayed in the movie "Hidden Figures."

Alcohol ads encouraging youth to drink, study says

They said there is persuasive evidence that exposure to alcohol marketing is one cause of teens drinking and one cause of binge drinking.

  Sanders’ 2016 movement now has political machine to push it

Sanders has become the clear front-runner in the Democrats’ presidential nomination fight. And his Democratic critics are only now beginning to realize they’re running out of time to stop him.

  GRAPHIC: Runner breaks leg, crawls 10 hours before rescue from Wash. trail

A runner from Washington had to fight to survive when he slipped on ice and broke his leg while 12 miles into a run on a remote trail.

  ‘It was just fate’: Couple discovers same NICU nurse cared for father, son 34 years apart

The new parents don't know how much longer their baby will have to stay in the hospital, but they say knowing the same nurse is watching over him gives them comfort.

  Teen brings back stolen service dog after blind owner pleads for return

The neighborhood teen brought the service dog back to his rightful owner, saying his friends had taken the dog, and he knew it was wrong.

1 shot, 6 others hit by ricochet when gun goes off at Houston flea market

The suspect claims he had the weapon in his pocket before it slipped, causing it to misfire, but deputies say that statement does not appear to line up with the evidence.

  Virginia 2-year-old walks again after being shot in the head

A little boy is taking his first steps after getting shot in the head during a drive-by shooting in December.

  Cuomo: Jewish center evacuated; threats sent around country

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the Albany Jewish Community Center was evacuated and searched Sunday morning after it and several other centers around the country received anonymous emailed threats.

  S. Korea reports 161 new virus cases, bringing total to 763

The South Korean president says the outbreak has reached “a crucial watershed” and that “the next few days will be a very important critical moment.”

Haiti police exchange fire with troops near national palace

The violence Sunday was a dangerous escalation of protests over police pay and working conditions.

  Hikers lost in Calif. forest for a week found alive

A California couple is expected to be released from the hospital following an amazing rescue.

  Skeptic of world being round dies in California rocket crash

“Mad" Mike Hughes was killed on Saturday after his rocket crashed near Barstow, California.

Clint Eastwood expresses support for Bloomberg, criticism of Trump

Actor and director Clint Eastwood expressed support for Michael Bloomberg and criticized President Donald Trump's behavior in an interview with The Wall Street Journal.

  Sanders wins Nevada caucuses, takes national Democratic lead

Saturday’s caucuses are the third contest in a 2020 primary season that has so far been marred by chaos and uncertainty in overwhelmingly white, rural states.

Passage to India: Trump ready for warm embrace, adulation

The trip will feature a rally at one of the world’s largest stadiums with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a stop at the Taj Mahal.

FBI involved in investigation for missing 15-month-old infant

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is now working with TBI and SCSD to find Evelyn Mae Boswell, the infant that was last seen back in December but wasn’t reported missing until Feb. 18.

Newman confirms he suffered head injury in Daytona 500 crash

Roush team president Steve Newmark opened a news conference before Sunday’s race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway by reading a lengthy statement from Newman, who apologized at the start for not being at the track.

  Blind, deaf dog survives being snatched by hawk, owner says

A Pennsylvania pet owner said her toy poodle was taken by a hawk, but was found 28 hours later.

  Security adviser: I’ve seen no intel of Moscow helping Trump

Robert O’Brien was asked about claims that an intelligence professional told the House intelligence committee that Russia’s aim was to favor Trump in the election.

  Student sues Wis. high school over dress code that bars him from wearing shirt with gun image

The sophomore says he is a gun rights supporter, and his T-shirt, which had an image of a firearm, supported gun rights organizations.

B. Smith, model turned lifestyle guru, dead at 70

Model, restaurateur and lifestyle guru Barbara “B.” Smith has died at her Long Island home, her family said.

Sunday marks 75 years since US Marines raised American flag over Iwo Jima

It’s been 75 years since U.S. forces raised the American flag over Iwo Jima.

Kentucky mother feels daughter’s heartbeat in organ recipient

A Kentucky family got an opportunity to meet the man who received their daughters heart.

  Man dies when car he was allegedly trying to steal from falls on top of him

The victim was allegedly trying to steal the Toyota Prius' catalytic converter, which contains valuable metals.

  Pregnant woman fatally shot in Philadelphia; baby dies after emergency C-section

No arrests have been made, but a weapon was recovered.

Heat rout Cavs 124-105 as Wade is honored at halftime

The jersey retirement ceremony was part of a three-day celebration of Dwyane Wade’s 16-year NBA career, which included three championship seasons with Miami.

Self-styled daredevil who believed Earth is flat dies after Calif. rocket crash

A freelance journalist who witnessed the crash said the rocket appeared to rub against the launch apparatus, which might have torn the parachutes attached to it.

New Jersey governor reveals likely cancerous kidney tumor

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says he has what is probably a cancerous tumor on his kidney and will undergo surgery next month to remove it.

  Couple who vanished during California getaway found alive

An academic couple who vanished during a getaway in the woods of Northern California coastline has been found by search-and-rescue workers who spent almost a week looking for them and gave up hopes of finding them alive.

  Charter bus rollover kills 3, injures 18 outside San Diego

A charter bus has rolled down an embankment off a Southern California highway, killing three people and injuring 18 others.

2 arrested in N.C., found driving stolen vehicle connected to Tennessee Amber Alert, deputies say

A man and woman were arrested in connection to an Amber Alert Friday after being found driving a stolen vehicle connected to the investigation in Wilkes County.

  Slaying of family of 4 leaves neighbors stunned in Fla.

Investigators haven't said why they believe this happened or exactly why they believe Ezequiel Almodovar killed his wife, Marielis Soto, and their two kids, Ezequiel, 16, and Gabriel,12.

  Infections climb in South Korea as world fights virus

South Korea reported an eight-fold jump in viral infections Saturday with more than 400 cases mostly linked to a church and a hospital, and the death toll in Iran climbed to five from a new virus that started in China but has spread globally.

It’s National Margarita Day

There are plenty of ways to make a margarita, but everyone knows the classic formula of blanco tequila, triple sec, lime juice and salt for garnish.

  Va. woman forced to end home-based e-commerce business after zoning dispute

A woman’s fight to keep her home-based business came to a disappointing end after a zoning dispute.

  Coronavirus may cause wedding dress shortage

The American Bridal and Prom Industry Association said 80 percent of the world’s western-style gowns are produced in China, and many factories there had to temporarily shut down because of the virus.

Opioid settlement still elusive as some lawyers criticize it

Four months after a handful of states agreed to a structure for a deal, it’s proving to be a tough sell to their counterparts across the country.

  Afghan deal will be hard to assess, fraught with pitfalls

In a country that has been wracked by violence for more than 18 years, determining if the agreement has been violated will be a tough task.

  Teen creates bow ties for shelter animals

Thirteen-year-old Darius Brown has a passion for animals, a heart of gold and a booming business called Beaux and Paws. He makes adorable, unique bow ties to help shelter cats and dogs get adopted.

Senate Bill 8: Beshear to require schools to arm resource officers

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced Friday that he’ll sign Senate Bill 8 into law, meaning schools across the state will be required to arm their resource officers.

40 years ago, the US beat the Soviets in the ‘Miracle on Ice’

One of the greatest moments in American sports history happened Feb. 22, 1980 when the U.S. men’s hockey team defeated the heavily-favored Soviet Union in the medal round of the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York.

  After arrest on Kauai, judge confirms bail for Idaho mother of 2 missing kids at $5M

An extradition hearing for Lori Vallow has been set for March 2.

  Virus cases jump in S Korea to 346, China daily count drops

Many of the new cases represented the first infections in Italy acquired through secondary contagion and brought the country’s total to 17.

Baby born in Birmingham on 02/20/20 at 2:20!

Harrison was born at Grandview Hospital in Birmingham on 02/20/20 at 2:20 p.m. But that’s not all.

Unscripted ‘Friends’ reunion special to launch with HBO Max

A reunion has been long-sought by fans of the NBC series, which ended its 236-episode run in 2004.

Player reps not voting on NFL labor deal; more talks Tuesday

The NFL players’ union executive committee voted 6-5 Friday to recommend rejecting the terms of a labor deal approved by NFL owners the previous day.

  Sanders condemns Russian influence in election

His response was a sharp contrast from that of President Donald Trump, who has pushed back at the assessment of U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia has interfered in elections on his behalf.

  Soldier dad added to family pictures, overlooks infant son born after his death

The chief warrant officer is superimposed in two pictures, proudly looking over this wife’s shoulder at his newborn son and his toddler daughter.

Wells Fargo to pay $3B to resolve probes into fake accounts

Wells Fargo has agreed to pay $3 billion to settle criminal and civil investigations into a long-running practice whereby company employees opened millions of unauthorized bank accounts in order to meet unrealistic sales goals.

Bloomberg says 3 women can be released from nondisclosure agreements

Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg says he’s willing to release at least three women from nondisclosure agreements that prevented them from speaking publicly about sexual harassment or discrimination suits.

  Protecting yourself from carbon monoxide poisoning

Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas and every year, over 400 people die in the United States from accidental CO poisoning.

  Bullied Australian boy sees support pour in from all over the world

Celebrities have voiced their support for Quaden Bayles and a GoFundMe page has raised more than $300,000 to send the boy and his mom to Disneyland.

Weinstein jury indicates it is split on most serious counts, adjourns for weekend

The jury deliberating in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial indicated Friday that it is deadlocked on the most serious charges.

US, Taliban agree to terms for peace deal, troop withdrawal

The United States and the Taliban have agreed to sign a peace deal next week aimed at ending 18 years of war in Afghanistan and bringing U.S. troops home.

Appeals court keeps block on Mississippi 6-week abortion ban

A federal appeals court is keeping a block on a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions as early as six weeks - when many women may not even know they are pregnant.

  4 days after giving birth, new mom risks life saving trucker from tanker explosion in Ind.

A massive fire shutting down two interstates could be seen from miles away, but Holly McNally had a much closer view.