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Lawsuit: Kansas City school let violent felon take girl

A lawsuit alleges a Kansas City school allowed a violent felon to pick up a 14-year-old student who was taken to a motel and raped

Stop Blaming Social Media For Feeling Lonely

Researchers found social media isn't causing social displacement, so critics can stop bashing it. Buzz60's Sean Dowling has more.

The Winter Olympics Are Here!

Catch live coverage of the Winter Olympics on NBCUniversal Networks. Watch now!

Stylish Queen Elizabeth II makes first Fashion…

Queen Elizabeth II has made her first visit to London Fashion Week to present an award design recognizing British excellence

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Preventive treatment for peanut allergies…

The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way

Storm system brings flooding, freezing rain, snow…

A storm system stretching from Texas to the Great Lakes states with risks of flooding, freezing rain and snow is causing fatal accidents and forcing schools to close

Carbs, fat, DNA? Weight loss is finicky, new…

A precision nutrition approach to weight loss didn't hold up in a study testing low fat versus low carb depending on dieters' DNA profiles

GOP candidate defends campaign's AR-15 giveaway

Kansas congressional candidate Tyler Tannahill defends continuing his campaign's AR-15 giveaway in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting, saying, "I do support the Second Amendment in the hard times and the bad."

Insiders: Russia troll farm even zanier than…

Insiders say the U.S. indictment against the St. Petersburg troll farm only scratches the surface of the agency's zany, ambitious operations _ and glosses over just how unconvincing some of its stunts could be

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Makes Headway in DC

Elon Musk's dream of building a hyperloop that can move people between Washington, DC, and New York City in 29 minutes may be a small step closer to becoming a distant reality. A Nov. 29 permit issued by DC's Department of Transportation allows Musk's Boring Company to dig at an...

India arrests 11 suspects in $1.8 billion bank…

India's federal investigating agency says it has arrested 11 people in an alleged $1.8 billion bank fraud that continued for six years

Lawsuit: Louisiana prison brutally punishes suicidal inmates

A federal lawsuit claims a Louisiana prison brutally punishes suicidal and mentally ill inmates by isolating them for months or even years, chaining them to chairs and exposing them to extreme cold

Man: Defending son from 'hoodlums' outside led to…

A white man who shot an unarmed black man after reporting "hoodlums" said he thought the loud, armed people in a street were friends of his own drug-taking son until he expressed fear about the unfamiliar crowd

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Duchess Of Cambridge Reveals Prince George Bonds…

The Duchess of Cambridge says Prince William and 4-year-old Prince George use movies as a "father-son thing."

'Black Panther' scores highest Monday ever with…

With largest Monday ever, 'Black Panther' zooms higher in the record books with $242 million gross in four days

Trump plan: Less-comprehensive health plans at…

Trump administration backs less-comprehensive, lower cost health plans in proposed rules

New dinosaurs are being discovered in record…

Every kid grows up loving dinosaurs. As we grow older we listen to science teachers explain how dinosaurs lived and died, we watch documentaries about the age when reptiles ruled the land, and by the time we reach adulthood most of us like to think we have a pretty good handle on what things were like millions and millions of years ago. A new study focusing on the frequency of fresh dinosaur discoveries suggests we might have it all wrong, and that our understanding of the hundreds of millions of years that preceded humanity's takeover of the planet could change dramatically over the next decade or two. All we know about the history of the dinosaurs is what we're able to piece together from the remains they left behind. We have bones and tracks and that's about it. Working with that sparse evidence has always been a challenge for paleontologists, but the frequency with which new dinosaurs are being discovered has spiked dramatically in just the past twenty years or so. Those new discoveries are constantly changing what we thought we knew about prehistoric life, and it won't be long before we look back on previous assumptions and find how misguided those guesses were. "It’s a nice little paper that shows that in the last 20 years, the number of dinosaur genera named, as well as the number of specimens of those genera, has increased greatly," Jonathan P. Tennant, co-author of the work, explains. "This has profound impacts on our understanding of dinosaur diversity, especially as these discoveries are unevenly spread over time and space. There are still huge gaps in our knowledge of the fossil record, and areas in space and geological time where the rapid pace of discovery is changing much of what we thought we knew about dinosaurs." You don't have to look far to find examples of how an increase in dinosaur discoveries has shifted our knowledge. A few decades ago, the idea that some land-dwelling dinosaur species were covered in feathers was laughable at best. Crafty hunters like the velociraptors in Jurassic Park are depicted as leathery beasts, but we now know that the creatures were largely covered in plumage. Likewise, the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex was long thought to be the ultimate predator, but more recent discoveries have suggested it may have also been a scavenger, feasting on already-dead carcasses rather than hunting for a fresh feast when it was hungry. There's no telling what discoveries lie under the next rock, but scientists are painting a prehistoric picture faster and with more detail than ever before, and it's quite exciting.

A Rod, a Shadow, and a Theory for Egypt's Almost…

Scientists have long puzzled over how the ancient Egyptians built the Great Pyramid of Giza (aka the Pyramid of Khufu) with such "extreme precision," per Live Science . This Wonder of the World is lined up with the compass points "with an accuracy of better than four minutes of arc, or...

Late-Night Uber Eats Delivery Ends With Dead…

An Uber Eats driver claims he was acting in self-defense when he killed a customer during his first week on the job. Robert Bivines, 36, arrived at the Atlanta condominium of 30-year-old Ryan Thornton around 11:30pm Saturday after a $27 food order was placed at Tin Lizzy's through the...

After School Shootings, Russian Bots Hijacked Gun…

For Russia-linked Twitter accounts and bots linked to Russian propaganda campaigns, last week's horrific school shooting in Florida was just another opportunity to sow division among Americans, security researchers say. Within an hour of the shooting, hundreds of automated Twitter accounts with suspected Russian links began sending out tweets with...

Walmart takes bruises from Amazon battle in…

Walmart misses 4Q profit expectations, tops revenue forecasts

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Florida school shooting survivors begin 400-mile trip to state capital to pressure lawmakers to act on gun control laws

Florida school shooting survivors begin 400-mile trip to state capital to pressure lawmakers to act on gun control laws

Character witnesses testify for embattled Allentown mayor

Religious, community and business leaders in Pennsylvania's third-largest city have taken the witness stand in defense of the embattled mayor

Do Tremors Under Yellowstone Signify World-Ending…

Yellowstone has experienced at least 200 earthquakes in the past ten days. Tony Spitz has the details.