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20th Apr 2018 Kansas police officers release Bob the beaver back into the wild
The Junction City Police Department releases Bob the beaver back into a river after he was found walking on city streets. (aggregated by Kaitlyn Alanis) … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 Israeli fire in new Gaza border protest kills 4 Palestinians
Israeli soldiers firing Friday from across a border fence killed four Palestinians, including a 15-year-old boy, and wounded more than 150 others, health officials said, as several thousand people in … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 No surprise: Charles to succeed queen as Commonwealth head
Prince Charles has spent a lifetime waiting to be king, the job he was born to do. On Friday the 69-year-old heir to the British throne got another position to … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 A video of a 7-year-old being bullied on a school bus in Virginia is sparking outrage
A video posted on Facebook showing a 7-year-old Virginia boy being taunted for nearly four minutes by schoolmates on the bus is sparking outrage and calls for the school district … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 Texas 8th-graders told to list 'positive' aspects of slavery for history assignment
The lives of American slaves had both "positives," and "negatives." List them. That's what one San Antonio charter school homework assignment said. It was sent home with eighth-graders on Wednesday. … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 No, mom, the moon won't glow green for the first time in 420 years. It's weed day
Some people may be seeing green on Friday night, but it probably won't be the moon they're looking at. Rumors have been swirling through Facebook and other social media that … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 He said the family that took him in was 'weird' ? and killed them with a pipe wrench, Minnesota cops say
It was April 2016 when William Hillman, then 19 years old, sneaked up on his sleeping mother and "began to punch her and yelled profanities," police say. The woman told … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 'They were her life.' Missouri mom sees her house burn with her four sons inside
The house in the Ozarks was still blazing, swallowed by fire with her four nephews inside, when Lindsey VanPelt sped to the scene. The boys? mother, Tina Brazil, had called … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 'Queers will burn': Gay Kansas teacher quits, moves to California after harassment
A high school teacher from a small town in Kansas posted to Facebook this week three threatening letters he received after he came out as gay last year. "Queers will … Click to Continue »...

19th Apr 2018 'Coward' shot and killed two Florida deputies eating lunch at restaurant, Gilchrist sheriff says
Two Florida deputies were shot and killed Thursday around 3 p.m. at a restaurant in Trenton, Florida. A gunman fired through the window of Ace China, hitting two Gilchrist County … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 Rapper said he'd never 'ride with any drugs,' then flew to Atlanta with 440 lbs of pot, feds say
An Atlanta-based rapper who wrote earlier this year that he would ?never in my life ride with any drugs? was arrested and charged with shuttling hundreds of pounds of weed … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 New ant species goes on a full suicide mission, 'explodes' guts all over attackers
High atop Borneo's canopied jungles, the ants await any enemy daring enough to invade their colonies. These are no ordinary ants. They employ a special defense mechanism that isn't so … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 Don't worry about being 'very unattractive' ? you could be richer for it, study says
If looks aren't your strong suit, then maybe you should aim to be as ugly as possible. That's because "very unattractive" people earn "significantly" more money than their "unattractive" peers, … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 Michigan couple gives 14th son creative middle name
A Michigan couple had a little bit of fun naming their 14th son. Kateri and Jay Schwandt welcomed the birth of their son on Wednesday. Jay Schwandt said they've decided … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 Texas appeals court dismisses 'revenge porn' law
A Texas appeals court has ruled unconstitutional a state law that punishes those who post intimate images from previous or current relationships online without consent. The 12th Court of Appeals … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 Natalie Portman snubs 'Jewish Nobel,' triggers backlash
Actress Natalie Portman has snubbed a prestigious prize known as the "Jewish Nobel" because of "extreme distress" over recent events in Israel, triggering an angry backlash Friday from some in … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 Tech companies help pull stocks lower in afternoon trade
U.S. stocks veered broadly lower in afternoon trading Friday, extending the market's modest losses from a day earlier. Technology stocks accounted for a big slice of the slide. Consumer goods … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 Islamic State group to give up last pocket in Syrian capital
Islamic State militants agreed to give up their last pocket in Damascus on Friday, state media reported, as the government seeks to retake the entire Syrian capital and its surrounding … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 4 plead not guilty in drinking death at Louisiana State
Four young men pleaded not guilty on Friday to criminal charges in the drinking death of a Louisiana State University fraternity pledge. Matthew Alexander Naquin, 20, of Fair Oaks Ranch, … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 Authorities: Teen suspect was in relationship with victim
Investigators have learned there was a romantic relationship between a 16-year-old boy and the 17-year-old boy he is suspected of fatally stabbing in suburban Los Angeles, authorities say. Sheriff's Department … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 The Latest: Students begin walkouts on Columbine anniversary
The Latest on national school walkouts protesting gun violence (all times local): 1:30 p.m. The latest wave of school walkouts has sparked large demonstrations against gun violence in several cities. … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 Baltimore mayor signs bill banning plastic foam containers
Carryout food and drink containers made from plastic foam are no longer welcome in the city of Baltimore. Mayor Catherine Pugh signed a bill Thursday giving businesses 18 months to … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 Investigators look for suspect who spray-painted tortoise
Authorities in Florida are trying to determine who is responsible for spray-painting a tortoise and putting concrete on its legs. The Orlando Sentinel reported Thursday that two people spotted the … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 Authorities say motive in deputy killings may never be known
Investigators in Florida say they may never know why a man - a recluse from a rural farm community who rarely ventured into town - killed two sheriff's deputies while … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 1 wounded in Florida school shooting; suspect in custody
Panic and fear gripped another Florida school Friday when a gunman opened fire, wounding one student before being taken into custody on a day planned for a national classroom walkout … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 The Latest: Cosby accuser's friend to testify
The Latest on Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial (all times local): 1:25 p.m. Bill Cosby's lawyers want jurors to hear from a friend of accuser Andrea Constand who says Constand … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 Mourners lining up to pay final respects to Barbara Bush
A spray of flowers covered the closed silver casket of former first lady Barbara Bush in the sanctuary of a Houston church as hundreds of mourners began arriving Friday to … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 Woman steals ID to get six-figure job, but can't do the work
Prosecutors say a 41-year-old woman used another woman's ID to get a job in Louisiana and was quickly promoted to a senior position with a six-figure salary, but her scheme … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 Judge sets May 24 for next date in Cohen-government showdown
A New York judge has set May 24 for the next court appearance by President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, as he fights to limit what criminal prosecutors can … Click to Continue »...

20th Apr 2018 Kentucky Derby: Big party leads way to 2-minute horse race
There's bourbon-tasting and hot air balloons, fashion shows and fireworks, a belle and a ball, and the event that started it all, the Pegasus Parade. From the time the Kentucky … Click to Continue »...

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