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  NASA names Mars rock after the Rolling Stones

When the InSight Mars lander touched down back in November, its landing thrusters blew the rock about 3 feet - the farthest a stone has ever rolled during a landing on another planet.

Supreme Court: Ginsburg treated for tumor on pancreas

Son charged in death of ex-NFL lineman Bennett, wife

Markets tumble on growing tariffs rift between US, China

Illinois patient’s death may be first in US tied to vaping

  Sad-eyed, 26-pound cat at Philadelphia shelter looking for new home

Little Debbie ranked all their snacks and some people are not happy

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  Want a healthy heart? Get a dog

Rep. Seth Moulton ends Democratic presidential primary bid

Authorities probe Sacramento light rail crash, 27 injured

  Doctors pull brown recluse out of woman’s ear in Mo.

  France threatens economic retaliation over Amazon rainforest fires

  Hawaiian Air: Engine problem caused smoke to fill plane, forcing emergency landing

Billionaire conservative donor David Koch dies at age 79

Billionaire and conservative activist David Koch has died at the age of 79. The Koch brothers founded the anti-tax, small government group Americans for Prosperity.

  WATCH: Woman steals stroller from N.J. store, leaves child behind

It wasn't hard for police to catch a suspected thief when she left her child behind at the scene.

France opens Epstein-linked rape investigation

France's investigation involves information regarding minors 15 years old and older, a statement said.

  Special prosecutor named to look into Jussie Smollett case

Cook County Judge Michael Toomin's appointment of former U.S. attorney Dan Webb raises the possibility that the special prosecutor could bring new charges against the former "Empire" actor.

Volkswagen recalls 679K cars to fix potential rollaway problem

Putin orders ‘symmetric’ measures after US missile test

Peppa Pig to get new owner: GI Joe maker Hasbro

  Arrest warrant issued in ice cream-licking incident in Texas

Serial killer who preyed on gay men executed in Florida

  Caught on camera: Philadelphia police search for piggy bank bandit

Florida man hits McDonald’s worker for taking too long, police say

A Florida man didn’t get his fast food fast enough, so he punched a restaurant employee in the face, police say.

Planned Parenthood sees swift fallout from quitting family planning program

Planned Parenthood and several other providers withdrew from the Title X program rather than comply with a newly implemented rule prohibiting participating clinics from referring women for abortions.

  Amazon fires stir bitter dispute over who is to blame

The World Meteorological Organization said this week that satellite images show smoke from Amazon fires is reaching the Atlantic coast and Sao Paulo.

  Elevator passenger dies, trapped between car and shaft

Authorities say an elevator accident in a New York city high-rise has killed a man who was apparently pinned between the elevator car and the shaft.

Apple wants people to know how to clean its new credit card

Apple describes a two-step cleaning process involving microfiber cloths and isopropyl alcohol and includes a list of inappropriate cleaners.

  Walmart to revamp, reopen El Paso store after mass shooting

The renovated store will include an on-site memorial honoring the victims of the shooting, many of whom were Latino, and recognizing the "binational relationship between El Paso and Ciudad Juarez" just across the border in Mexico.

  Suspect in California campus killing was co-worker

Chuyen Vo, 51, was arrested Wednesday night at his home in Huntington Beach, officials announced at a news conference near the killing scene in a campus parking lot.

Weinstein to be rearraigned as DA seeks actress’s testimony

Prosecutors are bringing a new indictment against Harvey Weinstein in an attempt to bolster their case with testimony from an actress who says he raped her in 1993.

Gunman at large after Los Angeles deputy shot at sheriff’s station

A shooter remained at large after wounding a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy in a sheriff's station parking lot in the Mojave Desert city of Lancaster, authorities said.

Kodak Black pleads guilty in federal weapons case

Rapper Kodak Black pleaded guilty on Thursday to federal weapons charges stemming from his arrest just before a scheduled concert performance in May.

WWII veteran earns high school diploma

John Wapienik was presented with his high school diploma Thursday, 77 years after being drafted.

Dozens of Nigerian scammers indicted in email, romance schemes targeting elderly people

U.S. authorities on Thursday unsealed a 252-count grand jury indictment charging 80 people in a major conspiracy to steal millions of dollars through fraud schemes and launder the money through a Los Angeles-based network.

Half a million fewer jobs created last year than previously thought

The economy added fewer jobs last year than previously thought, but unemployment remains low, according to the Department of Labor.

  No camping at Phish shows near Denver over plague concerns

Thousands of people who planned to camp during three days of Phish concerts at a stadium outside Denver will no longer be able to because of concerns that fleas in and around nearby prairie dog burrows could spread the plague.

Major carriers, state AGs will work to combat robocalls

According to the agreement, the companies will offer call-blocking tools for free to customers, with the exception of those who still use old copper landline phones (where it's more difficult from a technical standpoint).

More than $1 million in cocaine found in banana shipments sent to Wash. grocery stores

Authorities found bricks of cocaine in shipments of bananas sent to three grocery stores in Washington state.

  Man tried to rob woman in Chicago; he didn’t know she was a boxer

Right now in Chicago, there's a man who's got to be sorry he ever tried to rob one woman. She's a boxer, and when he tried to snag her phone, she unleashed on him in the place where no man wants to be hit.

  Is it bird? Or a bunny? The internet is confused

Remember that old optical illusion about a duck or rabbit? Here it is in real life.

Want a little bit of that Christmas feeling? A new study suggests going to a park

Looking at 4,700 different users in San Francisco, researchers found that when people were at the city’s 160 parks, they used more positive language than they did before the visit.

Epstein may have gamed the system from beyond the grave

The discovery of Epstein's will, with its newly created trust, instantly raised suspicions he did it to hide money from the many women who say he sexually abused them when they were teenagers.

Driver blames GPS after dump truck falls through parking deck in Boston

At least one car was damaged.

81-year-old woman, daughter die after car rolls into Michigan pond

The Ford Escape was being driven by an 83-year-old man who was the spouse and father of the victims.

  Caught on camera: Strong winds send restaurant workers flying into the air

Howling winds and strong rain battered Clemson on Monday evening as Esso Club employees fought the storm to try and hold down their event tent.

  Trump flip-flops on tax cuts, saying US has ‘strong economy’

Trump's consideration of cutting payroll taxes appeared short-lived. He also knocked down the idea of indexing the capital gains tax, which applies when investors sell assets, to inflation.

GRAPHIC: A coyote took the family’s dog, but the family isn’t allowed to build a high fence

A homeowner was horrified when his little dog went missing from his backyard and killed. But the fences aren't high enough to keep coyotes out.

  Jurors find N.H. man guilty of helping roommate commit suicide

Police say the suspect directed his friend and roommate where to point the gun and gave him a stick to pull the trigger.

  Danish ex-PM attacks Trump for comments on defense spending

Lars Loekke Rasmussen's comment is the latest in an escalating spat between the U.S. and Denmark after Trump scrapped a visit to the country, saying current Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen was "nasty" when she rejected his idea of buying Greenland as an absurdity.

  Nearly 30 arrested for mass shooting threats in weeks after El Paso, Dayton

Experts say unusual behaviors and direct threats are some of the red flags to look for in someone who may be planning a mass shooting.

  Boy, 11, bitten in foot by shark while swimming at Florida beach

The 11-year-old needed 17 stitches, but he is expected to be OK.

  Locked Down: Inside the prison where inmates set each other on fire and gangs have more power than guards

Widespread concern about understaffing in Mississippi's prisons has people calling for a change. They say inmates, correctional officers and surrounding communities are in danger.

  Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says he’s ending presidential bid

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who made fighting climate change the central theme of his presidential campaign, announced Wednesday night that he is ending his bid for the 2020 Democratic nomination.

MoviePass reports data breach, customers’ credit card numbers possibly exposed

MoviePass says some customers' records may have been compromised during a recent data breach.

Report shows US deficit to exceed $1 trillion next year

The federal budget deficit is expected to balloon to more than $1 trillion in the next fiscal year under the first projections taking into account the big budget deal that President Donald Trump and Congress reached this summer, the Congressional Budget Office reported Wednesday.

  Trump: Any Jew voting Democratic is uninformed or disloyal

Trump's claim triggered a quick uproar from critics who said the president was trading in anti-Semitic stereotypes.

  Greenland fallout: Trump scolds Denmark over rejection

Escalating an international spat, President Donald Trump said Wednesday he scrapped his trip to Denmark because the prime minister made a “nasty” statement when she rejected his idea to buy Greenland as an absurdity.

Jet catches fire in Northern California; 10 aboard unhurt

All 10 people aboard a small jet escaped injury Wednesday after the aircraft aborted its takeoff at a small Northern California airport, went off the runway and burst into flames, officials said.

Taylor Swift says she plans to re-record her old songs

Swift said she plans to re-record her songs after her catalog was purchased by popular music manager Scooter Braun.

  After school Nazi salute video, more racist videos emerge

The Los Angeles Times reported that since Monday officials said several other videos showing students engaged in hate speech have surfaced. Those videos will be examined as part of the district's reopened investigation.

  Skunk sprays Mass. police officer who freed it from yogurt cup

A Massachusetts police officer tried to help a skunk with a yogurt cup stuck on its face without getting sprayed. He got the cup off, but he ended up getting sprayed.

Toyota recalls SUVs due to faulty back-up cameras

The carmaker says certain 2019 RAV4 and RAV4 hybrids have back-up cameras that can malfunction.

  Texas teen’s lung collapses due to vaping

Machines kept him alive and tests confirmed he hadn’t picked up a bug, but had been vaping.

Brazil’s president suggests NGOs setting Amazon fires, gives no proof

Brazil's National Institute for Space Research, a federal agency monitoring deforestation and wildfires, said the country has seen a record number of wildfires this year, counting 74,155 as of Tuesday, an 84 percent increase compared to the same period last year.

  Trump says he’s again open to strengthening gun background checks

President Donald Trump on Wednesday once again backed tighter background checks for gun purchases after backing off of them a day earlier.

California police arrest man trying to fix flat tires with bandages

Police in Southern California arrested a 26-year-old man on drug charges after finding him trying to fix flat tires with bandages.

  Scooters gone wild: 3 men accidentally end up on interstate riding their 2-wheeled chariots

Police ticketed three men for riding dockless scooters on the interstate.

Missouri police: Topless doll mistaken for unconscious woman

Missouri authorities say a shirtless man reportedly dragging a topless, unconscious woman through downtown Kansas City was actually lugging around a life-size doll.

Tropical Storm Chantal weakens in north Atlantic

Chantal is currently not forecast to impact the United States.

  Trump administration moves to end limits on detention of migrant children

The move is almost certain to spark a new court fight over the government's ability to hold families until their cases are decided.

Hurricanes make spiders angry

Researchers have found that spiders that live in storm-prone areas, like the Gulf of Mexico and the East Coast, can become far less docile after a major storm event.

  Scenic photo shoot from plane becomes on-camera crash, rescue

The pilot lost all power and couldn't get the engine back up and running. Video captured the plane hitting water five miles outside the California harbor.

‘Very fortunate’: LSU responds to false alarm security scare

LSU officials gave the all clear on campus just minutes before 5 p.m. after reports came in hours earlier of an armed intruder on campus at Coates Hall.

  Sign language interpreter steals show from rapper Twista

Amber Galloway Gallego has some lightning-fast moves to go along with the rapper’s high-speed lyrics.

  A mom said two fake child protective services agents tried to take her son

Two impostors showed up to her home, a woman followed by a man, the mom said.

  Raccoons and hot coffee are a perfect pair at this Ukrainian cafe

What could possibly go wrong?

Report: Former University of Tennessee professor who was accused of sexual misconduct created ‘toxic’ environment

The report identifies several incidents in which the professor allegedly behaved inappropriately, including one in which he “licked a female student’s face from chin to forehead,” engaged in wrestling with a female student while wearing underwear and dozens of others.

  Man made more than $1 million in scam using fake bar codes at big-box retailers, police said

Court documents said the suspect targeted places like Walmart and Target, then sold the stolen items online. The scheme may have been going on for nearly 10 years.

  Woman accused of fleeing N.H. police, leaving injured boy after car crash

Police say the incident began when officers tried to pull the suspect over for using her cell phone while driving.

  N.J. transit officers reunite homeless man with daughters after 24 years

A moment more than two decades in the making, the family reunion was emotional for everyone.