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3 dead, 4 injured in California bowling alley shooting

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Police say three people were killed and four people were injured in a shooting late Friday night at a bowling alley in Torrance, California. Read More

TSA screeners, working without pay, are calling out sick

Transportation Security Administration workers at several major airports around the country, working without pay since the partial government shutdown began Dec. 22, have been calling in sick in heightened numbers, according to union and airport management officials. Read More
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5 children heading to Disney World die in fiery Florida crash

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The two semis, the van, and the car slammed into each other, diesel fuel leaked and the mass erupted in a fireball. Read More

Federal employees feel financial pinch as shutdown drags on

Some are stressed about the unfinished work piling up in their absence while President Donald Trump and Congress clash over a plan for reopening the government. Read More

Charles Manson follower, murderer recommended for parole

A California parole panel today recommended for the first time that Charles Manson follower Robert Beausoleil be freed after serving nearly a half-century in prison for murder. Read More
 

Dartmouth College announces plan to fight sexual misconduct

In the wake of a sexual misconduct scandal involving professors, Dartmouth College announced plans today for an outside review of all academic departments, a revisal of its sexual misconduct policy and other measures meant to create an environment free from “the abuse of power.” Read More

3 bullet-riddled bodies hidden near Washington state home

Authorities on Wednesday were investigating the deaths of a man, his son and the son’s girlfriend whose bullet-riddled bodies were found concealed on a property known for hosting transients in Washington state. Read More
 
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Russia gives U.S. access to American held on espionage charges

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U.S. consular officials were granted access to Michigan resident Paul Whelan for the first time since his arrest during a visit to the country, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said. Read More

Memorable news satellite photos of 2018

From Russian war games to lava flows on Hawaii to raging fires in California, images gathered from high above Earth by satellites in 2018 delivered a unique perspective on humanity, geopolitics and the forces of nature that have upended lives and landscape. Read More

Security guards kill armed man at Las Vegas casino-resort

Security guards shot and killed an armed man in a casino-resort Sunday in suburban Las Vegas during a confrontation, police said. Read More
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U.S. fires tear gas across Mexico border to stop migrants

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U.S. authorities fired tear gas into Mexico during the first hours of the new year to repel about 150 migrants who tried to breach the border fence in Tijuana. Read More

Washington bans anyone under 21 from buying assault rifles

Washington today joined a handful of other states that ban anyone under 21 from buying a semi-automatic assault rifle after voters passed a sweeping firearms measure in November that has drawn a court challenge from gun-rights advocates. Read More
 
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130th Rose Parade boasts floral floats, singer Chaka Khan

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Floral floats and marching bands took to the streets under a sunny California sky as the 130th Rose Parade drew hundreds of thousands of spectators on New Year’s Day and millions more watched on TV. Read More
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American arrested in Russia as spy was there for a wedding

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Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine arrested in Russia on espionage charges, was visiting Moscow over the holidays to attend a wedding when he suddenly disappeared, his brother said today. Read More
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Low carb? Low fat? What the latest dieting studies tell us

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If you’re planning to try to lose weight in 2019, you’re sure to find a fierce debate online and among friends and family about how best to do it. It seems like everyone has an opinion, and new fads emerge every year. Read More
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NASA spacecraft opens new year 4 billion miles from Earth

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NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has survived the most distant exploration of another world, a tiny, icy object 4 billion miles away that looks to be shaped like a peanut or bowling pin. Read More

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