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Skydiver dies after falling onto California home's roof, officials say

A skydiver plummeted to his death Monday after making a hard landing on a California home’s roof, just seconds after his emergency parachute deployed, officials and witnesses said.

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Kentucky high school shooting leaves at least one dead and multiple wounded, officials say

At least one person was killed and several others were injured when a shooter opened fire at Marshall County High School in Benton, Ky., officials said.

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Officer, suspect wounded in shootout in Georgia neighborhood

Police in coastal Georgia say a police officer and a slaying suspect were wounded in a shootout.

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2 12-year-olds charged with cyberstalking in girl's suicide

Two 12-year-olds in Florida have been charged with cyberstalking in connection with the death of a middle school student who killed herself two weeks ago.

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Superintendent of Cleveland juvenile jail retires after riot

The superintendent of a juvenile jail in Cleveland has retired after fighting and rioting by teenagers caused an estimated $200,000 in damage.

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Michigan man arrested after phone threats to CNN in Atlanta

A Michigan man has been arrested after authorities say he threatened to travel to Atlanta and kill people at CNN headquarters.

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Death penalty decision expected in Florida serial killings

Authorities are expected to announce a decision on whether prosecutors will seek the death penalty against a 24-year-old man suspected of randomly killing four people and terrorizing a Florida neighborhood for several months.

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Alaska earthquake prompts tsunami warning

A magnitude 8.2 earthquake off Alaska's Kodiak Island prompted a tsunami warning for a large swath of coastal Alaska and Canada's British Columbia while the remainder of the U.S. West Coast was under a watch.

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The Latest: Official: Seek high ground amid tsunami warning

The Latest on an Alaska earthquake that prompted a tsunami warning for coastal Alaska, Canada's British Columbia and the West Coast of the U.S. (all times local): 2 a.m.

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Australian refugee advocates say 40 refugees bound for US

Refugee advocates say a group of 40 refugees denied entry to Australia has left an immigration camp on Papua New Guinea bound for resettlement in the United States.

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Massive earthquake strikes off Alaska, prompting tsunami warning

A 7.9 magnitude earthquake was recorded early Tuesday about 155 miles off of Chiniak, Alaska, prompting a tsunami warning, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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Woman mad at US actions abroad set campus fires, prosecutors say

A woman charged Friday with setting several fires at a Minnesota university over U.S. military actions abroad told investigators people were lucky she did not know “how to build a bomb because I would have done that.”

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Video appears to show California police officer slamming high school student to the ground

Hundreds of students at a California high school staged a walk-out on Monday in protest of an on-campus police officer was seen forcefully throwing another student to the ground last week, FOX 5 reported.

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US Navy says it received Iran broadcast about naval exercise

The U.S. Navy says it only received a radio message from Iranian naval vessels about an ongoing Iranian exercise in the Strait of Hormuz, countering Tehran claims of a tense encounter between the two fleets.

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Purple Heart recipient, daughter killed in double-homicide, police say

A Purple Heart recipient and his daughter were the victims of a double-homicide in Aurora, Indiana last week according to a Monday report.

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Husband says he threw wife's body into river after she died on Graceland trip

The Hartville Police Department is investigating the bizarre circumstances surrounding the disappearance of a 70-year-old woman.

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Californians who fled mudslides may start going home Jan. 31

Authorities say they hope to start allowing residents to return by month's end to Southern California neighborhoods devastated by mudslides — if they can get most utilities restored by then.

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Airline workers charged with swiping 343 computers from mail

Six former employees of an Alaska commuter airline have been charged in federal court with stealing mail, including 343 computers that were destined for rural schools.

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Man who says wife died on Graceland trip changes story

An Ohio man who told authorities that his wife died on a trip to Elvis Presley's Graceland and he turned her body over to EMS workers, now says he put her body in the Tennessee River after she died of natural causes.

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Senate closer to vote on ambassadorship for Kansas governor

The U.S. Senate is moving toward a vote on Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's nomination for an ambassador's post.

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Recent school shootings in the US

A shooting at a Texas high school on Monday left a 15-year-old female student injured.

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NYPD officers help wheelchair-bound veteran, 85, left shivering in front of steps

When two NYPD officers spotted an 85-year-old man shivering outside his front steps in the cold, they knew they had to pull over.

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Family of woman who disappeared 12 years ago hopes for new answers

Twelve years after the disappearance of an Orlando woman, the family of Jennifer Keese is holding on to hope that the investigation can be solved.

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Inmate's brother gets 35 years in Holly Bobo death

The younger brother of a man serving life in prison for the murder of a Tennessee nursing student pleaded guilty Monday to facilitating her kidnapping and killing.

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Doctor who came to US as child jailed by immigration agents

A Michigan doctor who came to the U.S. from Poland as a young child has been jailed after being taken from his home by immigration agents.

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Woman, called inspiration for Rosie the Riveter, dies at 96

A woman identified by a scholar as the inspiration for Rosie the Riveter, the iconic female World War II factory worker, has died in Washington state.

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Yale fraternities delay rush events amid push to allow women

Several fraternity chapters at Yale University have postponed recruiting events amid a push by student activists to make the social organizations open to both men and women.

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Mexican Uber driver in US illegally charged with four rapes

A California Uber driver living in the country illegally has been charged with raping, assaulting and robbing at least four young women.

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Oklahoma rig explosion leaves 5 missing, emergency official says

Five people were missing Monday after an explosion at an Oklahoma drilling rig sent plumes of black smoke into the sky, emergency officials said.

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Deputies move to clear big California homeless encampment

Southern California authorities on Monday went tent to tent telling the homeless living in a 2-mile-long (3.2-kilometer-long) encampment that the large riverbed encampment some have called home for years is being closed down.

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Life sentence for killing stemming from Devils hat comment

A man convicted of stabbing another man to death near a popular Philadelphia park because of a comment about the killer's New Jersey Devils hat has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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Jury convicts Michigan man who had body parts business

A jury has convicted a Detroit-area man who was charged with selling infected body parts for research.

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