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Police: 2 IEDs detonated at a Florida mall, no injuries

Police say two improvised explosive devices ignited inside a mall in central Florida.

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Man accused of killing teen in 1980 set to go on trial

A man accused of killing a teenager in Maine in 1980 in a cold case that vexed authorities for years is set to go on trial.

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Ohio man accused of plotting US attacks to be sentenced

An Ohio man who admitted he plotted to kill military members in the U.S. after receiving training in Syria is again set to be sentenced after a short delay.

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Explosive device triggers fire at Florida mall, forcing evacuation

An improvised explosive device caused a fire at a central Florida mall Sunday evening and forced the building to be evacuated.

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3 men shot in midtown Manhattan near Macy's, no arrests made

Three men have been shot and wounded in midtown Manhattan in an area that is traditionally buzzing with tourists near the Empire State Building and Macy's.

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No Texas probes involving California torture suspects

An official in Texas says authorities there had no reports involving the couple charged in California with shackling and starving 12 of their 13 children.

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'Horror house' mom wanted to be a reality TV star: brother

California mom from hell Louise Turpin wanted to add a 14th child to her brood — so she could land a TV reality show and make money, according to a new report.

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California highway swamped by deadly mudslides reopens

California transportation officials say a key coastal highway swamped by deadly mudslides has reopened after a nearly two-week closure that caused traffic headaches across the region.

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Cops may bring in cadaver dogs to search for possible remains of other children at Calif. 'house of horrors'

Homicide detectives could use cadaver dogs to sniff for the remains of other children in the suburban California "house of horrors," according to a report.

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Same-sex active-duty couple marries at West Point

Two Army captains who met at West Point have returned there to be married, in what is believed to be the first same-sex marriage of active-duty personnel at the storied New York military academy.

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AP PHOTOS: Talented young dancers compete in Chicago

Hundreds of ballet dancers between the ages of 9 and 19 have been auditioning in Chicago at the Youth America Grand Prix regional semifinals.

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Mom, wife with secret online life found slain

Kathleen Dawn West described herself as a full-time wife and mom on Facebook but lived another life on other social media platforms, calling herself an exhibitionist and posting risque photos with a chance for subscribers to see sexier images for $15.99 a

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Appeals court to hear arguments on DC sniper's sentence

A federal appeals court will hear arguments this week about the life sentences being served by Lee Boyd Malvo, who was 17 when he was arrested in the sniper shootings that killed 10 people and wounded three others in and around the nation's capital.

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Man dies while diving in treacherous network of underwater caves in Florida

A man died while diving in a popular underwater network of caves in Florida on Saturday known for being treacherous after experiencing a "medical episode," officials said.

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UMass gets Chan Zuckerberg grant for scientific project

The University of Massachusetts has received a $5.5 million grant from a philanthropy founded by the man behind Facebook and his wife to create a way to search millions of scientific research articles.

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Sheriff: Florida man slain by deputies carried assault rifle

Authorities say a Florida man with an assault rifle was fatally shot by officers after he attacked his wife and daughter.

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Lawyers: Firing squad must be option for condemned killer

Attorneys for a condemned killer whose execution was stopped after 25 minutes of unsuccessful needle sticks are once again recommending the firing squad as an alternative.

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Government shutdown to prevent US troops overseas from watching NFL playoff games

U.S. troops stationed overseas found out Saturday that the government shutdown might have an unexpected impact on them: It might block them from seeing telecasts of Sunday’s NFL conference championship games.

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California mudslides death toll rises after woman's body is found

The body of a Montecito woman was found Saturday, authorities said, raising the death toll of the Southern California mudslides to 21.

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Second day of global female empowerment marches scheduled

Demonstrations in support of female empowerment are scheduled in cities across the country a day after hundreds of thousands of people across the globe marched, chanted and protested.

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Government shutdown to prevent U.S. troops overseas from watching NFL playoff games

U.S. troops stationed overseas slammed the government shutdown on Saturday after finding out that it might cause them to miss Sunday’s NFL conference championship games.

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National parks open or closed? In shutdown, it's hit or miss

New York's governor has said he'll try to find state funding to open the Statue of Liberty to visitors in spite of the shutdown, just part of the parks drama arising from the stalemate in D.C.

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Military chopper crash in Calif. leaves 2 dead

A routine training mission at Fort Irwin turns deadly.

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Police: Murder suspect may be tied to old slaying

Authorities in Florida say a woman arrested for killing and dismembering her ex-boyfriend may be linked to another, 10-year-old case.

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Trump travel ban to get day in Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has agreed to decide the legality of the latest version of President Donald Trump's ban on travel to the United States by residents of six majority-Muslim countries.

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US competitive warfighting edge has slipped, says Mattis

Countering China's rapidly expanding military and an increasingly aggressive Russia are now the U.S. military's top national security priorities.

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California Dems propose surcharge on businesses to fund social programs

Lawmakers from California have proposed a bill that would compel companies making more than $1 million to turn over half their tax-cut savings to the state in order to fund programs that support low-income and middle-class families.

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