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Easter Bunny breaks up Easter night brawl in Orlando

Six people died in Texas small plane crash, officials say

Warren unveils $640 billion college debt forgiveness plan

Social Media influencer plotted to take internet domain at gunpoint

Man catches 170-pound ‘prehistoric’ fish from Oklahoma lake

Medicare, Social Security face shaky fiscal futures

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  'Hiding in plain sight’: Investigators release new sketch, video in case of 2 Indiana girls killed in 2017

Trump says Herman Cain withdraws from consideration for Fed seat

  Philippine quake knocks over building, at least 3 dead

  New York outbreaks drive US measles count up to 626

Florida man pretending to be a deputy tried to pull over undercover detective, then got arrested

  Trump, business organization sue Democratic House chairman to block subpoena of financial records

Two die in motorcycle crash after vulture strike in Kansas

The Kansas Highway Patrol said a man and a woman were riding on a motorcycle when a vulture came out of the north ditch and struck the driver in the head.

Approved ADHD device sends electrical pulse to child’s brain

A small adhesive patch is placed on the child's forehead, and the pocket-sized device delivers a low-level electrical pulse to the parts of the brain responsible for ADHD symptoms.

  Giuliani: Nothing wrong with Trump campaign taking Russian help

A June 2016 meeting in which the Trump campaign was seeking harmful information on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton raised questions about violations of the federal ban on foreign contributions to American political campaigns.

  More than a dozen passengers taken to hospital after falling ill on flight to Boston

Boston Emergency Medical Services' Twitter page says 13 of the ill passengers were taken to the hospital Sunday morning after the plane landed.

  Rep. Moulton is latest to enter 2020 presidential race

Man arrested after shooting 2 children in NC road rage incident, deputies say

  Official: Sri Lanka failed to heed warnings of attacks

  'Snap, crackle and pop’: CA homeowner goes ‘Rice Krispie,’ chases off porch pirate

Woman carrying gun, infant tackled by parishioners after threatening to blow up San Diego church

  Video shows elderly woman being dragged by train

5-year-old Michigan boy calls 911 to ask for McDonalds

Wyoming police officer Dan Patterson says the April 14 request made him laugh, so he stopped at McDonald's on his way to check on Iziah's home in the western Michigan city.

  Easter Sunday bomb blasts kill more than 200 in Sri Lanka

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the Easter Sunday blasts.

Why Easter is called Easter, and other little-known facts about the holiday

The naming of the celebration as “Easter” seems to go back to the name of a pre-Christian goddess in England, Eostre, who was celebrated at beginning of spring, scholars say.

  Novelist charged with killing husband had ‘10 Ways to Cover Up a Murder’ bookmarked on iTunes, records allege

Investigators say the 68-year-old bought an untraceable gun and took out more than $350,000 in life insurance policies before her husband’s death.

Woman accused of throwing 7 puppies in plastic bag into CA dumpster

Authorities with animal services say the woman’s alleged actions are “despicable,” and the case is being investigated as animal cruelty.

  Washington state senator faces backlash after saying nurses ‘probably play cards’ most of the day

A Washington State Nurses Association blog post about the comments drew so many readers Friday that the site crashed. The group called the comment disrespectful and patronizing.

  Trump’s legal team breathes a sigh, takes a victory lap

The legal threat to President Donald Trump that seemed so dangerous upon Mueller's appointment in May 2017 has waned. The aftershocks from the Mueller report released Thursday will help shape the next two years of Trump's administration.

  Armed civilian border group member arrested in New Mexico

The videos posted over the last several days show members of United Constitutional Patriots ordering family groups as small as seven and as large as several hundred to sit on the dirt with their children, some toddlers, waiting until Border Patrol agents arrive.

  1 woman killed, another critically injured in NY ax attack

Police said at a press conference Saturday they believe the victims knew their attacker.

  How not to kill your pets this Easter

A lot of things associated with the holiday are potentially hazardous to our pets.

  Topeka Zoo tiger will not be euthanized after attack; keeper in stable condition

According to Zoo Director Brendan Wiley, the keeper suffered injuries to lacerations and puncture wounds to the back of her head, neck, and one arm.

  Officer praised after saving skunk stuck in cup

Officer Ron Kaszas never expected this kind of recognition for saving the animal.

  Hurricane Michael upgraded to a Category 5 at time of landfall in Florida

Michael is the first hurricane to make landfall in the United States as a category 5 since Hurricane Andrew in 1992, and only the fourth on record.

Ex-Texas swimmer sues company over alleged tainted vitamins

Madisyn Cox filed the suit Monday. The company said it is “saddened and disappointed.”

  Man arrested after demanding ride, hijacking bus

Police said Anthony Lybeck indicated he had a gun when he got on the bus. No one was hurt in the incident.

  Puppy recovering, looking for new home after being stabbed and thrown in dumpster

Donations have been pouring in to help cover the puppy's medical expenses, and many have shown interest in adopting him.

Woman accused of killing husband reportedly sets house on fire when police come to arrest her

Texas authorities said a Houston woman set her home on fire, burning herself in the process, when police showed up to serve an arrest warrant.

  20 years after school attack, Columbine remembers 13 lost

A Colorado community will mark the 20th anniversary of the attack on Columbine High School on Saturday with community service projects and a ceremony remembering the 13 people killed by teenage gunmen.

Undersheriff: Teen’s death likely preceded Colorado manhunt

A Colorado undersheriff who led the search for a Florida teenager whose actions prompted tightened security at Columbine High School ahead of the 20th anniversary of an attack there that killed 13 people said she likely killed herself before police launched a massive manhunt.

  GRAPHIC: Florida deputies were videoed pepper-spraying and punching teen; Sheriff’s office investigating

A violent encounter between a Florida teenager and Broward County law enforcement was caught on camera.

  4 men were trapped in burning vehicles until officers, civilians showed up

Along with civilian motorists, the officers worked to free those trapped inside the vehicles.

Do you have your Bob Ross cereal yet? Yes, that Bob Ross

The one-time PBS TV show host and art instructor has transitioned into a 21st-century internet celebrity in the nearly 25 years since his death.

  7 hospitalized after police chase ends in crash with school bus

Seven people were hospitalized after a police chase in Milwaukee, WI, ended in a crash with a school bus.

Storms in South kill girl in Florida, bring tornado threat up the East Coast

Torrential downpours, large hail and a few tornadoes were among the hazards, the National Weather Service reported along the East Coast on Friday.

  Gowns and baseball gloves: Woman’s photos inspire girls to ‘do it all’

She decided to show her daughter and other girls could be both with a special photo shoot - crowns and gowns mixed with balls, bats and gloves. The pictures and their message went viral.

  Stay off the road: Drowsy driving more dangerous than previously reported, study finds

Drowsy driving is responsible for about 86,000 crashes each year. The CDC said an estimated 1 in 25 adult drivers reported having fallen asleep while driving in the previous 30 days.

  Rob Gronkowski dents New England’s Super Bowl trophy

Retired Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski used the Vince Lombardi Trophy as a bat and now it has a big ding in it.

  Dingo grabs toddler, dad fights pack to save him

The father ran outside and fought off several dingoes to rescue his son.

  SC 5th grader died of natural causes, no criminal charges to be filed, investigators say

No criminal charges will be filed in the March death of a 10-year-old Colleton County girl who died after a fight in her classroom, the solicitor says.

Two-wave US flu season is now the longest in a decade

This flu season has been officially going for 21 weeks, according to reports collected through last week and released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  Welder builds Iron Throne replica from ‘Game of Thrones’ for his wedding

Michael Hayes wanted the “Game of Thrones” piece for his wedding. With assistance from his welding instructor, he made it happen.

  Bees living on Notre Dame roof survive fire

Notre Dame has housed three beehives just beneath the rose window since 2013.

  Democrats subpoena Mueller report amid calls for impeachment

"It now falls to Congress to determine the full scope of that alleged misconduct and to decide what steps we must take going forward," said Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y. He expects the Justice Department to comply by May 1.

Biden expected to launch presidential campaign next week

The announcement is expected as early as Wednesday and would cap months of deliberation over his political future.

In old blog post, Facebook updates ‘millions’ of Instagram passwords compromised

Facebook announced a security flaw affecting millions of Instagram users under the cover of one of the year's biggest news days.

  Utah charter school teacher fired after altercation with student, official says

Anthony Chidester, a charter school physical education teacher, was fired Thursday. Police issued him a citation.

Ancestry.com apologizes, pulls slavery-themed ad

Critics say the commercial romanticized slavery. The DNA company said it is committed to telling important stories from history.

Columbine focuses on healing as questions loom after manhunt

The days surrounding the April 20 anniversary of the attack are always emotional for school alumni, their families and the suburban community of Littleton surrounding Columbine. Some survivors describe the experience as an "April fog."

  Brands roll with stoner ‘holiday’ as pot legalization grows

Many other businesses inside and outside the multibillion-dollar cannabis industry are using April 20, or 4/20, to roll out marketing and social media messaging aimed at connecting with consumers driving the booming market.

UNC’s Hatchell resigns after findings from program review

Sylvia Hatchell coached the Tar Heels for more than 30 years. The school won a national championship in 1994 under her tenure. Hatchell is the ACC’s all-time winningest coach.

  Pilot dead after twin-engine plane crashes, bursts into flames at CA airport

As the six-seat plane climbed to 50 feet, going 80 miles per hour, the pilot inexplicably banked left, and the plane took a nosedive with a full tank of fuel.

Target recalling wooden toys due to choking hazard

No injuries have been reported.

Losartan recall expands for fourth time, targeting dozens more products

The recall has targeted losartan potassium tablets and losartan potassium/hydrochlorothiazide tablets. The pills have been flagged for containing an impurity known as NMBA.

  ‘Swastika Acres’ neighborhood gets a new name

The area near Denver, CO, had once been home to a company with the word “swastika” in the name, but that name was chosen long before Germany’s Nazi Party adopted the symbol.

  Parents who starved and shackled children sentenced to life

The conditions inside David and Louise Turpin's home in suburban Los Angeles came to light only after one of their daughters fled and pleaded for help to a 911 operator.

  GRAPHIC: 6 suspects arrested in brutal beating of teenager in CA restaurant

Video of 16-year-old Paul Martin’s attack surfaced last Friday, sparking outrage in his community.

  ‘School’ misspelled at Florida crosswalk

This spelling mishap quickly went viral and left officials in Florida scrambling to correct their elementary mistake.

  Storms batter South, kill 2 in Mississippi, 1 in Alabama

Strong storms again roared across the South on Thursday, killing two Mississippi drivers and a woman in Alabama while leaving more than 100,000 people without power across Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.

  Cute bear cub makes friends with snowboarders - here’s why it’s a bad thing

If you do encounter a bear in the wild, experts say the best plan of action is to leave it alone.

  Man suffered racing heartbeat until his ambulance hit a pothole

The squad had a 20-minute drive to the emergency room, and at one point, the patient’s heart was beating at a rate of 200 beats per minute.

Machete-wielding Florida man attacks driver trying to merge in front of him, deputies say

As soon as the deputies approached, three of the men began yelling, “He’s got a knife! He’s got a machete,” while pointing at 38-year-old Michael Cittadino.

  Sewer project unearths bones on family farm that have stayed hidden for 12,000 years

One week ago, Joe Schepman and his family members, Sue and Tony Nehrt, got a call. The crew out working on a sewer line project on their family’s farm had found bones.

  Pregnant mom who was cited for toddler urinating in parking lot could go to trial after case isn’t dropped

The incident began when Brooke Johns’ son, Cohen, had to go to the restroom when she pulled over at a convenience store earlier this month.

  Kodak Black arrested on drug, gun charge at Canadian border

Black, whose legal name is Bill Kapri, was driving two other people in a Cadillac Escalade with temporary California registration across the Lewiston-Queenston International Bridge at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday, according to New York state police.

  Liquid blood, urine found inside 42,000-year-old foal scientist hope to clone

The foal was discovered in Siberia last summer. Researchers are now working to cultivate the animal’s cells.

Airline employee pleads guilty to working as agent for Chinese government

The Department of Justice alleges that Lin shipped packages for Chinese military officers.

  Woman has baby days after having a stroke

The day she was born was far from easy. It started when Vivian Santos told her husband she had a headache. Her husband called 911 after she passed out in bed.

  Two months after the funeral, family still waiting for mother to be buried

Dorthy Johnson couldn't be interred on the day of her funeral because of bad weather.