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  Epstein’s death was a ‘perfect storm of screw-ups,’ AG Barr says

Barr said after the FBI and the Justice Department's inspector general continued to investigate, he realized there were a "series" of mistakes made that gave Epstein the chance to take his own life.

  VIDEO: Engine fire forces plane to make emergency landing in Los Angeles

Man found guilty of murdering British tourist in New Zealand

AG Barr to unveil plan on missing, murdered Native Americans

Snowboarding visionary Jake Burton Carpenter dies at 65

First Marvel Comics issue sells in Texas for $1.26 million

  Cashing in on Charity: Donations meant to help sick children, wounded veterans, abused animals instead benefit for-profit fundraisers

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FBI official investigated after allegedly altering Russia probe document, sources say

Lawsuit: Church pressured victims into unfair settlements

Military: 2 airmen killed in crash during Oklahoma training

Trumps signs stopgap spending bill, averting shutdown

Florida man demands less money during bank robbery, deputies say

PG&E restoring power to thousands in California

AP Exclusive: DOJ would take halted executions to high court

Attorney General William Barr told The Associated Press on Thursday that he would take the Trump administration’s bid to restart federal executions after a 16-year hiatus to the Supreme Court if necessary.

  Man shot by police on Vegas airport tarmac didn’t work there

Las Vegas police shot an intruder who fought with officers before dawn Thursday on the tarmac outside a terminal at McCarran International Airport, including an officer who was knocked unconscious, authorities said.

  Israel PM Netanyahu indicted on fraud, bribery charges

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been indicted on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust.

  Aide says ambassador on ‘political errand’ for Trump

In a riveting appearance on Capitol Hill, Fiona Hill also implored Republican lawmakers — and implicitly President Trump himself — to stop peddling a "fictional narrative" at the center of the impeachment probe.

  Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss and others

Massachusetts OKs ban on flavored vaping, tobacco products

‘Game of Thrones’ actor suggests show had an alternate ending

Former Baltimore mayor enters guilty pleas in fraud case

Burglary suspect falls through ceiling, Nashville police say

Bloomberg files campaign paperwork, no decision on bid yet

  Paramedic helps homeless man years ago, and now he’s helping others in their recovery

She thought that he was going to buy drugs when she gave him money at a gas station, but he used it to buy a new life.

California justices reject law requiring Trump tax returns

The court said the law, the first of its kind in the nation and aimed squarely at Trump, was unconstitutional because it required disclosure of tax returns to qualify for the ballot.

Garrett’s suspension for helmet attack upheld after appeal; Rudolph denies racial slur use

Myles Garrett’s season is over after the NFL’s indefinite suspension of the Cleveland Browns star defensive end was upheld Thursday by an appeals officer.

  Teen used ‘ghost gun’ in California high school shooting

The sheriff told media outlets Thursday that the .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol that was used in the school shooting was assembled from gun parts and did not have a serial number.

  Man stumbles upon 6-foot mammoth tusk in the sand

A man found a mammoth tusk worth thousands.

Country star Sam Hunt arrested for DUI in Tennessee

Police said the driver, identified as Sam Hunt, had two empty beer containers next to him and said he had been drinking alcohol "recently."

  Road crews are lining the streets of Omaha with toilet paper, and it actually benefits drivers

There's a lot of toilet paper lining the streets of Omaha, and it is to benefit drivers in the Nebraska city.

  145 coffins discovered under high school in Fla.

Historical records show nearly 270 people were buried in Ridgewood Cemetery, beginning in the 1940s. As many as 77 of them were infants and children.

  Rape and murder suspect posts $1M bond

He had to pay a non-refundable $100,000 to a bail bond company to do it.

GM recalls 640K pickups; seat belts can cause carpet fires

GM says it uses a small explosion to move a piston that tightens the belts before a crash.

Secret Service: 1 person in custody after trying to drive onto White House secure area

Law enforcement officials are searching the Mercedes SUV, parked near Lafayette Park. Roads were temporarily closed.

  Woman ducks just in time to avoid truck ramp smashing through windshield

The driver claims the truck ramp was in the road when a CVS truck hit it, sending it flying into her car.

Salad products sold at Giant Eagle, Walmart and other stores recalled for possible E.coli contamination

A New Jersey company is recalling about 97,271 pounds of salad products sold at Giant Eagle, Walmart, Target and other stores throughout Ohio because they may be contaminated with E. coli, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

Syracuse U. chancellor said students suspended amid racial incidents; ‘white supremacist manifesto’ likely a hoax

There have been a dozen instances of racist and anti-Semitic graffiti appearing on or near campus in recent weeks, according to the chancellor, who said police believe that one to five people connected to the university are responsible for the vandalism.

  Boy, 10, dies of injuries after shooting at NJ high school football game

Hours after learning the boy died, the Pleasantville High football team lost the semi-final game, which was interrupted by gunfire last week.

  Man arrested after camera found in bathroom at Texas elementary school

No children in the footage have been identified because none of their faces were seen.

  Democrats spar at debate over health care, how to beat Trump

The Democratic presidential debate opened Wednesday night with the candidates agreeing that President Donald Trump should be impeached.

AP FACT CHECK: Claims from the Democratic debate in Atlanta

Ten Democrats seeking the presidency vied for advantage Wednesday night in a debate just over two months before the primary voting begins.

  Blackouts hit Northern California again during fire danger

Pacific Gas & Electric turned off electricity Wednesday for about 120,000 people in Northern California to prevent power lines from sparking wildfires during a new bout of windy, warm weather.

  Police: Jewish man brutally beaten, stabbed on his way to synagogue

Authorities said a Jewish man in New York state was stabbed in a possible hate crime and is in critical condition.

Man killed trying to stop theft of sleeping man’s shoes on California train

A man died after being stabbed with his own knife on a California commuter train while trying to stop the attacker from stealing the shoes of a sleeping passenger, authorities said Wednesday.

  Dashcam video shows train hit car, knocking it into police cruiser

A New Jersey police dashcam captured dramatic footage of an Amtrak train hitting a car at full speed, causing it to crash into a police vehicle.

  Hiccups may be crucial to our brain development, study says

In a study led by University College London, researchers monitored 13 newborns. They found hiccuping triggered a large wave of brain signals, which could aid in a child’s development.

Arizona border activist acquitted of harboring immigrants

Scott Warren was acquitted on charges he illegally harbored two Central American immigrants at a camp in southern Arizona.

Jussie Smollett sues Chicago for malicious prosecution

Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett is suing Chicago for malicious prosecution and says the city should not seek payment from him to cover the cost of the investigation into his claim that he was a victim of a racist and homophobic attack because it accepted his $10,000 bail “as payment in full.”

Stay in Japanese hotel for just $1 a night, but people get to watch you sleep

The Asahi Ryokan hotel is offering one of its rooms for just $1 per night to guests willing to be live-streamed during their stay.

DNC chairman blasts Georgia GOP leaders, voter suppression

DNC chairman Tom Perez blasted Georgia's Republican leadership and what he described as restrictive practices at the polls.

SEALs face review following death of Islamic State militant

Attorneys for Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher said the Navy is trying to remove his Trident pin, designating him as a SEAL, in retaliation for President Donald Trump's decision last week to restore his rank.

Homeowner guns down would-be robber with his own weapon, police say

A would-be robber was shot and killed with his own gun by Houston homeowner, police said.

  UAW president steps down as GM sues rival over union bribery

United Auto Workers President Gary Jones abruptly resigned Wednesday, capping a tumultuous day that saw union leaders move to oust him, and General Motors accusing rival Fiat Chrysler in a lawsuit of bribing union officials to get more favorable contract terms from the UAW.

Divided US House committee backs pot decriminalization

The proposal would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level by removing it from the Controlled Substances Act and allow states to set their own marijuana policy.

AP source: FBI has asked for interview with whistleblower

The FBI last month requested an interview with the whistleblower whose complaint fueled the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump and Ukraine, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday.

  ‘We need the public to back off’: Animal control says well-intentioned people are making it difficult to catch stray dog

Animal control officers are asking people to stop feeding a dog that's been on the loose for months.

  Trump directed Ukraine quid pro quo, key witness says

In often-stunning testimony, Sondland painted a picture of a Ukraine pressure campaign that was prompted by President Trump himself, orchestrated by Rudy Giuliani and well-known to other senior officials, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Amid turmoil, Prince Andrew to step back from royal duties

Britain’s Prince Andrew said Wednesday he is stepping back from public duties with the queen’s permission.

‘Unicorn’ meteor shower could produce rare storm Thursday night

Thursday night's meteor shower could produce a meteor outburst, meaning multiple shooting stars per second.

  Ex-Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh faces fraud, tax charges

An 11-count federal indictment accuses Catherine Pugh of using her "Healthy Holly" books to enrich herself, promote her political career and fund her run for mayor.

More than 1,000 patients affected by surgical tool sanitation issue, Indiana hospital says

The hospital is reporting that some patients could be at an “extremely low” risk of contracting viruses such as Hepatitis C, Hepatitis B and HIV.

Hollywood executive wanted Julia Roberts to play Harriet Tubman, report says

Tubman is an iconic African-American activist who escaped slavery and then helped hundreds of other slaves find freedom.

Emilia Clarke talks about pressure to appear nude after ‘Game of Thrones’

Emilia Clarke, who rose to fame as Daenerys Targaryen in "Game of Thrones," says the show’s legacy is coloring expectations of her in new roles.

  Father and son arrested for illegally hunting deer on college campus, police say

The two set up a deer blind on a nature trail and sprinkled deer corn nearby, police said.

  In rare move, N. Carolina county removes Confederate statue

News outlets reported that a subdued crowd of several dozen people watched as the statue of a soldier was taken down overnight outside the historic Chatham County courthouse, where it had stood since 1907.

New acts rule Grammys as Lizzo, Lil Nas X, Eilish lead in noms

Overall, female acts out-performed their male counterparts in the top four categories.

  Mother charged, may have to register as sex offender after being topless in her home

She and her husband were hanging drywall when they took off their shirts to keep from getting dusty.

  Victim’s daughter calls 911 to ‘order a pizza’ to signal domestic violence

The victim's daughter said she used this tactic to keep the person who was hitting her mom in the dark that she was calling for help. That way, he wouldn't run away before police got there.

Alabama man charged in killing of LSU fan

One is accused of fatally shooting the other during a fight on Nov. 9. The victim died after a week on life support.

  ‘I just started screaming’: Mother recalls terrifying moment thief stole car with daughter inside

The mother and other witnesses began to run after the vehicle, as the thief drove into a nearby grocery store parking lot and took the 4-year-old out of the car.

  Teacher adopts student with Down syndrome after his mom dies of cancer

After talking to her family, the Massachusetts teacher made an offer, mom-to-mom, to take care of the teenager, should it be needed.

2 US service members killed in chopper crash in Afghanistan

The crash brought the number of U.S. deaths in Afghanistan this year to 19. There have also been three non-combat deaths this year.

  Dog crushed by heavy package FedEx driver threw over fence, family says

FedEx says it is investigating the incident and, based on the outcome, will take “appropriate action.”

  Pirates pitcher Vazquez faces more child sex-related charges

Suspended Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Felipe Vázquez is facing additional charges stemming from an alleged illegal sexual relationship with an underage girl.

  Viral video shows woman rescuing koala from Australia wildfire

A cute little koala was rushed to the hospital after being rescued from a brush fire in Australia.

  Police: White teen girl aimed to attack black Georgia church

A white 16-year-old girl is accused of plotting to attack a mostly black church in a north Georgia city, where police say she planned to kill worshippers because of their race.

  Tom Hanks finds out he’s related to Mr. Rogers

Hanks is portraying Rogers in the upcoming film, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.” He said he didn’t know they were related when he took the role.

Social Security Administration announces new online reporting form for scam calls

The Social Security Administration has launched an online reporting form to combat the recent wave of social security scams and increased amount of robocalls across the nation.

  WATCH: Trooper saves woman on roadside from runaway truck

Bud and Peggy Vaught were being assisted by troopers on the side of the road when a box truck came barreling their way.

  Police: Teens storm Ga. school bus, attack children

Police in Georgia said a group of teens attacked elementary students on a school bus.

  Dog credited with detecting owner’s cancer three times

She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer not once, but three times. Every time, Stephanie Herfel says her dog Sierra sniffed it out.