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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.

  Kobe Bryant’s widow sues helicopter operator for deaths

  Suspect sought in 6 Detroit-area slayings

  Harvey Weinstein found guilty of sexual misconduct

Car hits crowd at Carnival in German town; dozens injured

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

Actor Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to restored charges

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  Dog shocked by manhole cover in Chicago

  Reliability of pricey new voting machines questioned as elections loom

Global markets fall sharply as virus cases spread past Asia

Krispy Kreme launching nationwide doughnut delivery

Groundbreaking NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson dies at 101

Alcohol ads encouraging youth to drink, study says

  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.

  Virus pushes beyond Asia, taking aim at Europe, Mideast

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

  India pours on the pageantry with colorful welcome for Trump

President Donald Trump has opened a whirlwind 36-hour visit to India by basking in the adulation of a massive, colorful crowd at a cricket stadium in the western city of Ahmedabad.

  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

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

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

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

  Cuomo: Jewish center evacuated; threats sent around country

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

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.

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.

  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.

  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.

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.

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.

1 killed, suspect dead in shooting at Idaho senior complex; 3 injured

Caldwell Police Chief Frank Wyant said the report of an active shooter at the Portstewart Apartments in southwestern Idaho came late Thursday afternoon and that responding officers found multiple victims.

  US flu outbreak eases, deaths hit 16K

Rates among children and young adults remain higher than in recent flu seasons.

  Why are scientists so concerned about new coronavirus?

For health care officials, it’s the fear of the unknown. Scientists don’t know what they’re dealing with yet.

TBI releases new information on vehicle possibly connected to Amber Alert for missing toddler

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has uncovered new information regarding an Amber Alert that was issued Wednesday for a 15-month-old girl out of Sullivan County.

  Former Wis. nurse sentenced to 13 years in prison for abusing NICU infants

The 44-year-old faced a maximum sentence of 148 years in prison as well as thousands of dollars in fines.

  Democrats try to blunt strong California showing for Sanders

Bernie Sanders and Mike Bloomberg are locked in an intense competition of resources.

Customs officer allegedly killed his wife and boys before ending his life

The bodies of a woman, two children and the suspect himself were discovered Thursday inside their Orange County home.

  Intel officials say Russia boosting Trump candidacy

The disclosure raises questions about the integrity of the presidential campaign and whether Trump’s administration is taking the proper steps to combat the kind of interference that the U.S. saw in 2016.

  Illegally owned tiger rescued by California zoo

Neil, a 400 pound Bengal tiger is now a permanent resident at Moorpark College’s America’s Teaching Zoo.

Infant sleeper recalled due to suffocation risk

The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced an infant sleeper recall.

IATA: Virus may slash $29 billion from airlines’ revenue

The trade group for global airlines said Thursday the virus causing COVID-19 has the potential to cause a 13% decline in demand for Asian carriers this year.

  Rate Discrimination: Some insurance companies give better rates for customers with certain jobs, education

Drivers with less education or jobs that typically pay less may face higher car insurance rates, according to an industry insider.

Trump savoring scrambled Dem race, Bloomberg’s debate debut

President Donald Trump is offering stinging criticism of his rivals after Democratic presidential candidates’ rancorous debate. As Bloomberg campaigns for the presidency, the 78-year-old billionaire is struggling to adjust.

  16 cruise ship evacuees being moved to US hospitals after tests for new virus

The latest front in the widening global fight against COVID-19 emerged in Daegu, South Korea, whose 2.5 million residents were urged to stay inside, wearing masks even indoors to stem further infection after 35 new cases were reported in the city and surrounding areas.

Tennessee man gets electric chair for killing fellow inmate

A Tennessee inmate has become the fifth person executed in the state’s electric chair in a span of 16 months.

  New Jersey restaurant only hires special needs adults

A New Jersey restaurant employs adults with intellectual disabilities, among many things to give them a sense of purpose and independence.