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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

  Idaho mother whose 2 children mysteriously disappeared to appear in court on Kauai

  4 days after giving birth, new mom risks life saving trucker from tanker explosion in Ind.

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

  US flu outbreak eases, deaths hit 16K

  Why are scientists so concerned about new coronavirus?

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Weinstein rape trial jurors keep focus on ‘Sopranos’ actress

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

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

  Democrats try to blunt strong California showing for Sanders

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

  Intel officials say Russia boosting Trump candidacy

Remembering Rev. Billy Graham: A look back at the life of ‘America’s Pastor’

Reverend William Franklin “Billy” Graham Jr was laid to rest on February 21, 2018 next to his beloved wife, Ruth Graham, in Charlotte.

  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.

Teens accused of cyberbullying girl with special needs now facing criminal charges

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

Trump savoring scrambled Dem race, Bloomberg’s debate debut

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

Tennessee man gets electric chair for killing fellow inmate

  New Jersey restaurant only hires special needs adults

  Artist who created age progression photo of missing Asha Degree explains process

A forensic artist with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is the person who envisions what a missing child would look like today by creating age-progression photos.

Another man accuses late U. of Michigan doctor of sex abuse

Several former students said a late doctor molested them during medical exams at the school.

Weinstein jurors focus on Sciorra as deliberations drag on

Jurors are continuing to focus a lot of attention on actress Annabella Sciorra’s linchpin allegations that the once-heralded Hollywood mogul raped and sexually assaulted her in the mid-1990s.

Kia recalls SUVs, vans; electrical problem can cause fires

Kia is joining its affiliate Hyundai in recalling thousands of vehicles in the U.S. because water can get into a brake computer, cause an electrical short and possibly a fire.

Woman fatally struck by NYX float identified

The accident happened around 8 p.m. on Feb. 19 near the intersection of Magazine Street and Valence Street.

‘I want to die, right now’: Mom posts aftermath of son’s bullying

The boy has a type of dwarfism called achondroplasia, a condition that creates shortened limbs.

  Jail fail: Woman caught on camera falling through ceiling during escape attempt

An Ohio woman tried to escape from a jail waiting area with cameras, inmates and officers watching, but she didn’t make it very far.

Airbnb host finds drugs, knives, blood stains

An Airbnb host said his Kansas home was trashed after a couple rented a room from him for two days.

German gunman calling for genocide kills 9 people

German media reports that an online video linked to the suspect indicated he may have had a far-right motive for the attacks.

New Mexico sues Google over collection of children’s data

New Mexico is suing Google over allegations the tech company is illegally collecting personal data generated by children in violation of federal and state laws.

Computer scientist who pioneered ‘copy’ and ‘paste’ has died

The Silicon Valley pioneer who created computer concepts such as “cut,” “copy” and “paste” has died. Larry Tesler was 74.

  Man found in freezer left note exonerating wife of death, police say

Authorities said a Utah man whose body was found in a freezer left a typed, notarized letter saying his wife was not responsible for his death.

  Study: Common antibiotic linked to birth defects

The study, published in the medical journal BMJ, suggests women who were prescribed macrolides during the first three months of pregnancy had an increased risk of birth defects compared to those who were prescribed penicillin.

KFC goes national with its chicken and donuts sandwich

You can order the items as a sandwich or in a basket with the chicken and donuts separate from each other.

Free University of Southern California tuition to students with $80K or less family income

USC President Carol L. Folt announced the initiative Thursday as a part of an effort to make an undergraduate education possible to students from all walks of life.

  Trump ally Roger Stone sentenced to 40 months in prison

Roger Stone, a staunch ally of President Donald Trump, has been sentenced to 40 months in prison on his convictions for witness tampering and lying to Congress.

  Parent upset after teacher corrects student on ‘proper’ usage of N-word

A letter of reprimand in the teacher’s permanent file came after a week’s investigation and a recommendation by a school lawyer.

  Bloomberg, Sanders attacked by rivals at Democrats’ Nevada debate

Sanders is the only Democratic candidate who thinks the candidate with the most delegates should win the party’s presidential nomination even if he or she doesn’t have a majority. It sets up a clash should the primary season end without a clear winner.

Contigo recalls 5.7 million kids water bottles for second time over choking hazard

The water bottles were originally recalled in August, but there have been new incidents with the replacement lids.

  No casket, no cost: Tennesseans go back to ‘natural’ burial

An east Tennessee burial preserve goes back to the basics by offering a “simpler, more natural” way of burying the dead -- no casket, no embalming and no cost.

  Knife-wielding carjacking suspect shot by Texas deputy, off-duty police commander

A carjacking suspect was shot multiple times by a deputy and an off-duty Houston police commander.

Hair Club for Men founder - and client - Sy Sperling dies

Sperling became famous in the 1980s for his ubiquitous commercials featuring before and after photos of his clients, ending with him proclaiming “I’m not only the Hair Club president but I’m also a client” as he showed a photo of his previously bald self.

NFL free agent Greg Robinson jailed in Texas on pot charge; police say he had 157 pounds of weed

A federal criminal complaint accuses the 27-year-old Greg Robinson and 27-year-old Jaquan Bray of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana and possession intent to distribute.

Toddler dies after falling into septic tank in Texas

Two-year-old Charleigh Nicole Nelson was standing on the tank’s lid at the Paradise Lagoons RV Resort Park when it collapsed beneath her. She fell 15 feet.

TBI issues Amber Alert for east Tennessee infant last seen in December

TBI said 15-month-old Evelyn Mae Boswell was last seen Dec. 26, 2019. She was not reported missing until Feb. 18.

  Man charged in murder, beheading of step-grandmother

A 45-year-old Michigan man is accused of the murder and mutilation of his 79-year-old step-grandmother earlier this week.

  Police: Texas driver who hit pedestrian left body in car, went to bar

Police said the driver struck someone trying to cross the street with a shopping cart.

Trump taps loyalist Grenell as nation’s top intel official

President Donald Trump has named Richard Grenell, the U.S. ambassador to Germany, as acting director of national intelligence.

  2 firefighters killed after teens allegedly set fire to Calif. library

More than 50 city, county and state firefighters battled the blaze at the California public library for hours.

  2 women die after car falls off Florida ferry, sinks into water

Safety measures took place on board the ferries the next day, as workers placed tire chocks in front of vehicles and asked drivers to engage their parking brakes.

  Mother accused of sex trafficking 15-year-old daughter to wealthy yacht owner

The mother’s case is being turned over to federal authorities while she remains in jail, accused of prostituting her 15-year-old daughter.

RESCUED | Pot belly pig tortured, spray painted blue in Grayson, KY

A resident said on Facebook the pig was left by its former owner and was then tortured by locals in the area.

  China’s new virus cases, deaths rise but increase is lower

Authorities on Wednesday announced 79 new cases, bringing the total on the ship to 621, by far the largest number outside mainland China.

  WATCH: Calif. police officer saves man from fiery crash

A California police officer pulled a man out of a burning car with just moments to spare last week.

  More than 100 animals rescued from alleged puppy mill in New Jersey

Officials say the home was an illegal puppy mill run by Dominick Ciabattari.

  Man breaks Galaga world record in his kitchen

An Iowa man is making a name for himself in competitive video gaming.

Oil and gas production contributing to more climate change than previously estimated, study says

The research, published in the scientific journal Nature, indicates methane emissions from fossil fuel sources are between 25% and 40% higher than previously estimated.

  GRAPHIC: Woman plays violin during brain surgery

A concert violinist played while undergoing brain surgery in London.

  Married, off-duty officers thwart armed robbery attempt during dinner date

Louisville Metro Police released video Tuesday of the moments after an armed man entered the Raising Cane’s restaurant on Bardstown Road and allegedly demanded cash from the register.

Democrats won’t commit to same-day release of Nevada results

Democrats won’t commit to releasing the unofficial results of Saturday’s Nevada caucuses on the day as the vote, as they emphasize accuracy over speed in the aftermath of the chaos surrounding the Iowa caucuses.

Search underway for toddler, 1, in Tennessee last seen by family two months ago

Evelyn Boswell is 2 feet tall and weighs 28 pounds. She has blue eyes.

Coming in ‘Hot’: 2 Ga. correctional officers arrested for smuggling drugs in Hot Pocket

A metal detector found the drugs and tobacco inside a Hot Pocket.

3 charged after 11-year-old gives birth in Missouri bathtub

Three relatives of an 11-year-old girl who gave birth in the bathtub of her suburban St. Louis home are facing criminal charges, including incest and statutory rape.

US judge sides with migrants in case against Border Patrol

US judge sides with migrants in lawsuit against conditions at some Border Patrol facilities in Arizona.

  Blagojevich praises Trump from Chicago home after release

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is out of prison hours after his sentence for political corruption was commuted by President Donald Trump.

George Zimmerman suing Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren for alleged defamation

George Zimmerman says Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren defamed him in tweets on what would have been Martin’s 25th birthday on Feb. 5.

Newman released from hospital; Chastain to race Las Vegas

Roush Fenway Racing tweeted a photo of Newman walking out of Halifax Medical Center hand in hand with his daughters.

  Rapper Pop Smoke killed in Hollywood Hills home invasion

Los Angeles police said they responded to a home invasion call where masked gunmen had entered the house where Pop Smoke was staying.

Possible tuberculosis cases at UNC Charlotte under investigation

Health officials are investigating two possible cases of tuberculosis (TB) at UNC Charlotte.

  Miami federal agents arrest man accused of acting as Russian spy

Mexican biologist Hector Alejandra Cabrera Fuentes was charged with conspiracy to act within the U.S. as an agent of foreign power.

Lawyer: Assange was offered US pardon if he cleared Russia

A lawyer for Julian Assange says the WikiLeaks founder plans to claim during his extradition hearing that the Trump administration offered to pardon him if he agreed to say Russia wasn’t involved in leaking Democratic National Committee emails.

  US ranks 39th on measurements of children’s survival, report says

The report ranked 180 countries based on data that used various factors to measure the extent of which a child was given the opportunity to fulfill their potential.

‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’ debuted 52 years ago

The very first episode of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” aired on Feb. 19, 1968.

Driver gets wish to be laid to rest in school bus casket

A lifelong Minnesota resident and beloved school bus driver will be laid to rest in a school bus casket.

University of Michigan investigates doctor sex abuse claims

The Ann Arbor school said Wednesday that it’s set up a hotline for others to come forward with information about Robert E. Anderson, the former director of University Health Service and athletic team physician, who worked at the school from 1968 to 2003. He died in 2008.

  Burger King breaks the mold with new advertising campaign

Burger King is removing artificial preservatives from the Whopper.

Duke and Duchess of Sussex to begin new life on March 31

The couple’s office released an update Wednesday on the plans of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Trump ousts top defense official who certified Ukraine aid

The Pentagon’s top policy official who had certified last year that the Defense Department had seen enough anti-corruption progress in Ukraine to justify releasing congressionally authorized aid has resigned at President Donald Trump’s request.