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  Democrats argue ‘right matters’ in Trump impeachment trial

  Hundreds of military explosives found in Calif. home

  NFL player Antonio Brown turns himself in at Florida jail

15-year-old Gauff upsets ’19 champ Osaka at Australian Open

  ‘Bogus’ Ukraine theory led to Trump’s abuse, Dems tell trial

  Suspected coronavirus case in Texas; China expands lockdowns to 25M people

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  Mom says 9-year-old suspended for hair color

  Surgical gown shortage leads to postponed surgeries

3 US firefighters die in plane crash while battling Australian wildfires

  WATCH: Police called on student who wouldn’t switch seats

N.C. mom finds her kids’ pictures on stranger’s Facebook page

Ex-pharmaceutical exec gets 5 1/2 years for pushing opioid

Elton John, Erivo, Menzel, Metz among Oscar performers

The singers from five Oscar-nominated songs will perform at this year's ceremony.

Whoopi Goldberg accepts offer to reprise ‘Star Trek’ character

Set phasers to “stun.” Whoopi Goldberg may be headed back to Star Trek.

Alleged rape victim names Lyft, St. Louis driver in lawsuit

Giangarra says she was attacked in June. Larry Donnell Ward is charged with rape and kidnapping.

9 parents separated from families return to children in US

The trip was arranged under the order of a federal judge who found the U.S. government had unlawfully prevented them from seeking asylum.

Minn. church says it never asked older church members to leave

David Duke agrees to pay $5K to man hurt at Virginia rally

Leaders vow to learn from Holocaust, offer competing lessons

Trump removes protections for waterways, aiding developers

  NC animal shelter advertising ‘World’s Worst Cat’ for adoption

PBS NewsHour founder, host Jim Lehrer dies at 85

  Kindergartner left behind in Florida classroom

A 6-year-old daughter girl was left behind inside her kindergarten classroom. Her father noticed she was missing when she didn't get off the school bus.

US imposes visa rules for pregnant women on ‘birth tourism’

The rules printed in the Federal Register on Thursday say applicants will be denied tourist visas if they’re determined by consular officers to be traveling to the U.S. primarily to give birth.

Trump to attend anti-abortion rally in Washington

The White House says President Donald Trump will become the first president to attend the annual anti-abortion gathering in Washington called the March for Life.

Mount Vesuvius eruption turned ancient victim’s brain to glass

Scientists say the ancient blast of Mount Vesuvius turned the brain matter of one victim into glass.

Scam warning: Texts claim to be from FedEx, Amazon

The shipping retailer tweeted an alert Wednesday. The hoax messages tell people that they have a package then give a link.

Next stop, Brexit: Britain’s EU divorce bill becomes law

Britain’s delayed and disputed Brexit bill has become law, removing the last U.K. obstacle to the country leaving the European Union in just over a week.

Annabella Sciorra: Harvey Weinstein held me down, raped me

Actress Annabella Sciorra took the stand Thursday in the first of several face-to-face confrontations between Harvey Weinstein and his accusers at a watershed trial for the #MeToo movement.

  Doomsday Clock: It’s closer to midnight than it’s ever been

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists updated the Doomsday Clock Thursday, moving it to 100 seconds before midnight. It had held at 11:58 since 2018.

Michelle Carter, of texting suicide case, freed from jail

A woman convicted of manslaughter for urging her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself has been released from jail.

  1 dead, 7 wounded in downtown Seattle shooting

Police say based on video from the scene, multiple shooters were involved and that shots rang out after a dispute.

Russian lawmakers OK Putin’s changes expected to keep him in power

Russian lawmakers have given preliminary approval to a slew of constitutional changes seen as an attempt by President Vladimir Putin to remain in charge after his current term ends in 2024.

FedEx is warning customers about a text, email scam

Don’t click on the link! That’s what FedEx is telling consumers dealing with a text and email scam.

  Texas high school student told to cut dreadlocks in order to walk at graduation

Per school dress code, the teenager always kept his hair off his shoulders, above his earlobes and out of his eyes, but now, he isn’t allowed back until his dreadlocks are cut.

Amtrak ends policy that charged passengers with wheelchairs an extra $25,000

Amtrak initially said it would need to charge extra for taking a car out of service to accommodate all five disabled passengers.

  China closes off large city to stop spread of deadly virus

Health officials said Wednesday they are actively monitoring 16 people who came into close contact with the traveler to China who became the first U.S. resident with a new and potentially deadly virus.

Arrest warrant issued for NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown

Authorities say a warrant has been issued for the arrest of NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown following accusations that he and his trainer attacked another man near Brown’s Florida home.

  House impeachment managers appeal for GOP help to convict ‘corrupt’ Trump in opening remarks

The U.S. Senate began hearing opening arguments in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial on Wednesday.

  ‘Gramma In A Box’ uses technology to connect generations

Customers can subscribe for a monthly box. The cookies come baked and few household items are needed. For $20, the box includes three projects.

Ex-Grammys CEO says rape allegation ‘false and outrageous’

Neil Portnow released a statement Wednesday saying the academy conducted a thorough and independent investigation and he was “completely exonerated.”

Aerosmith drummer loses bid to rejoin band for Grammy honors

Aerosmith’s drummer has lost his bid to rejoin the band as its set to perform and be honored at Grammy events this week.

Judge deals blow to woman charged for being topless at home

Judge Kara Pettit sided with prosecutors who argued that lewdness is commonly understood to include women’s breasts in American society.

Shake Shack testing four-day work weeks for managers

Shake Shack says it has been testing out four-day work weeks.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s false account of Ukraine episode

Take a look at some of Trump's claims from the economic forum in Davos, Switzerland, and statements by others in the matter.

Trump: Travel ban expansion coming, nations aren’t yet final

President Donald Trump says the U.S. will soon be adding visa restrictions for more countries - though it’s not clear yet how many nations will be affected by his expansion of the travel ban.

Weinstein rape trial opens, marking milestone for #MeToo

New York prosecutors painted him as a sexual predator who used his movie-magnate stature to abuse women in an opening statement Wednesday, while his lawyers sought to discredit the accusers and argue the encounters were consensual.

  Dog with less than one year to live sworn in as honorary K-9

Eddie has an inoperable tumor that has left him blind in one eye. He has less than a year to life and his foster mother is trying to make sure the time he has left is full of love, so she composed a bucket list for the sick dog.

Illinois prosecutors make plan for their 1st R. Kelly trial

Illinois state prosecutors say the first of the four Chicago sexual abuse cases against R. Kelly that they’ll take to trial involves a hairdresser who alleges that Kelly tried to force himself on her during a 2003 appointment.

  What you need to know about coronavirus

The outbreak originated in China’s Wuhan province but has since spread to other parts of China. Isolated cases have been found in Japan, Thailand, South Korea and the United States.

  Pizza longer than a football field made for fundraiser for Australian firefighters

The owners of Pellegrini’s Italian in Sydney wanted to do something big to help those fighting the fires. They decided to bake a giant pizza.

Wednesday is deadline for claims in 2017 Equifax data breach

Wednesday is the deadline to seek cash payments and claim free services as part of Equifax’s $700 million settlement over a massive data breach.

  Super Bowl commercial: Mr. Peanut is dead

Mr. Peanut died to save the lives of Wesley Snipes and the guy from “Veep.”

  Iguanas tumble from the trees as South Florida gets hit with cold snap

As the temperatures fell into the 30s and 40s, the green critters began tumbling from South Florida trees.

  Watchdog files FEC complaint against pro-Sanders group

Common Cause, a watchdog group, argues that Our Revolution violated a provision by accepting donations in excess of federal limits while engaging in electoral activity.

Monty Python star Terry Jones dies at 77

Terry Jones, one of the founding members of the comedy troupe Monty Python, has died at the age of 77, said his agent Wednesday.

Struggling Minn. church asks older members to leave

The struggling church wants to build a new congregation with young families.

  UN experts: Jeff Bezos phone hack shows link to Saudi prince

United Nations experts have called for an “immediate investigation” by the United States into information they received that suggests that Jeff Bezos’ phone was hacked after receiving a file sent from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s WhatsApp account.

US seeks to tighten rules covering service animals on planes

The Transportation Department on Wednesday announced plans to change the rules regarding service animals.

  DC sues Trump inaugural committee, alleging abuse of funds

A lawsuit announced Wednesday by the city’s attorney general accuses them of abusing nonprofit funds to benefit Trump’s family.

Toyota adds 361K older vehicles to Takata air bag inflator recall

The vehicles date to 1997 and have older inflators that are different from Takata products that use volatile ammonium nitrate to fill air bags in a crash. Those are the devices that led to numerous deaths.

49ers’ Katie Sowers to be first female coach in Super Bowl

The offensive assistant coach for the San Francisco 49ers, Katie Sowers, will be the first female and first openly LQBTQ coach to participate in the big game.

  Police report: Mother admits to smothering her 3 kids in Phoenix home

New details have emerged in the case of a mother charged with killing her three children in Arizona.

  AP FACT CHECK: Trump defense misrepresents Mueller findings

The House Judiciary Committee, which produced the articles of impeachment, invited Trump or his legal team to come. He declined.

  Trump slams impeachment, lauds US economy at Davos forum

Trump called a surprise news conference Wednesday to wrap up what he says was a “tremendous two days" at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

  Utah teen accused of killing a mom and three children expected to be tried as adult

Police said they believe a teenage boy used a handgun to shoot a mother, father and three children. The mother and three kids didn’t survive.

  Good Samaritan rescues 4-year-old girl from Milwaukee school bus after driver allegedly left her

Prosecutors accuse the school bus driver of breaking company policy by not completing a walkthrough to make sure all the children were off the bus before parking it for the day.

  Iranian college student deported by CBP despite judge’s order

The 24-year-old Iranian was deported late Monday night despite being granted a hearing.

  ‘I got shot, Mama’: 9-year-old girl injured when Dallas driver opens fire in road rage incident

Police are still searching for the driver who shot into the family's SUV.

  Dog jumps up on stove, accidentally hits button, sets Utah house on fire

A police sergeant, who had just passed by the house, heard the 911 call and returned with a fire extinguisher to put the flames out.

  Trump impeachment: Senate approves trial rules, rejecting witnesses

Democrats objected strongly to rules proposed by the Republican leader for compressed arguments and a speedy trial.

  Outbreak from new virus rises to 440 in China, with 9 dead; US reports 1st case

China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea and the U.S. have all reported cases of coronavirus, making 440 total cases and 9 deaths.

Grammys CEO says she was ousted after reporting harassment

Deborah Dugan says she was placed on administrative leave after she called out conflicts of interest in the nomination process for music’s most prestigious awards.

  NASA asks for help naming the next Mars rover

NASA asks for votes to help it pick the name for next Mars rover.

Police: ‘Highly addictive’ Girl Scout cookies threaten Wis. Community

Police offer to take the cookies off the streets.

Derek Jeter, Larry Walker elected to baseball Hall of Fame

Derek Jeter came within one vote of being a unanimous pick for the Hall of Fame while Larry Walker also earned baseball’s highest honor on Tuesday.

Honda recalls 2.4M old vehicles to replace air bag inflators

The recall covers certain Honda and Acura vehicles from the 1996 to 2003 model years.

‘Falling iguanas possible tonight,’ National Weather Service warns

It's supposed to get so cold early Tuesday that the National Weather Service has issued this warning: “Falling iguanas possible tonight.”

  Brothers help save officer during a traffic stop in Texas

Two brothers helped a San Antonio police officer during a traffic stop.

  Running a marathon may help you live longer, study says

New research indicates training and running a marathon for the first time could reverse some of the effects of aging in our bodies.