Allies worry as US ponders cutting military…

As extremist violence grows across Africa, the United States is considering reducing its military presence on the continent

Lawyer: Dulos Attempted Suicide After…

Connecticut murder suspect Fotis Dulos is in critical condition after an apparent suicide attempt came extremely close to succeeding. Police say the 52-year-old is being treated for carbon monoxide poisoning after officers who conducted a welfare check Tuesday found hum unresponsive in the garage of his Farmington home, the AP...

Not the best time for a swim

In Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, an earthquake rocked the island on Jan. 28, and created large waves in this pool.

Crash-warning device might not have saved Bryant…

A crash-warning device wasn't required on the helicopter that crashed and killed Kobe Bryant and eight others but experts say it's unclear whether the instrument would have saved their lives

Teen Raised $10K to Install Baby Box. It Paid Off…

Less than a year after an Indiana teen raised $10,000 to install a Safe Haven Baby Box in his town, a newborn was left inside the box. It took Hunter Wart, 19, more than a year to raise the funds; he mowed lawns and collected scrap metal, which he...

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Here's the latest for Wednesday January 29th: Americans return from Chinese city at center of virus outbreak; Senate to question House managers, impeachment defense team; Trump to sign USMCA; Pentagon says Iran missile strike injured 50 service members.

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World shares mostly higher after rebound on Wall…

Shares are mostly higher in Europe and Asia after a rebound on Wall Street that reversed most losses from a sell-off the day before

After Trooper's Murder, Message Found on…

Police in Illinois say a woman who shot a retired state trooper in the head before turning the gun on herself had written the man's name on the wall of her condo along with the words, "I hate you" and "hope you ... die." Lisa McMullan, 51, was a regular at...

Using weather forecasts to predict flu activity

Researchers at the University of Virginia Biocomplexity Institute use AccuWeather high-resolution, 45-day weather forecasts to help predict influenza activity.

Georgia man set to be executed for killings of 2…

A Georgia man convicted of killing his ex-wife and her boyfriend more than two decades ago is scheduled to be executed Wednesday

McConnell: We Don't Yet Have the Votes to Block…

The arguments in President Trump's impeachment trial are over, even as the debate on whether John Bolton should be called as a witness rages on. Trump's defense team wrapped up its three days of arguments Tuesday; next up, senators will be allowed to ask the House managers and Trump's legal...

DiCaprio, Pitt, more pose for Oscar nominee class…

The 2020 Oscar nominees pose for a class photo at the annual luncheon, ahead of the ceremony on February 10. (Jan. 29)

Pastor's fight against KKK becomes movie that may…

A pastor in South Carolina wants to make a shrine of reconciliation out of a store that once sold racist merchandise and had a museum to the Ku Klux Klan

Reports: Husband Accused of Murder Attempts…

A Connecticut man accused of murdering his wife has attempted suicide, reports CNN . Fotis Dulos was "en route to the hospital with a faint pulse," his attorney said in the immediate aftermath of the incident. Authorities conducted a welfare check at Dulos' home after he did not show up for...

Buildings in Miami evacuated after earthquake…

Businesses in Miami, Florida, have been evacuated on Jan. 28, in wake of an earthquake that shook off the coast of Jamaica triggering concerns of a tsunami.

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Two more accusers set to testify against Harvey…

Two one-time aspiring actresses are next up as witnesses at the New York City sex assault trial of Harvey Weinstein

Kobe's Pilot Asked Controllers to Track Him. He…

The pilot of Kobe Bryant's helicopter told air traffic control he was climbing higher to avoid a layer of clouds. It was the last communication from Ara Zobayan before the chopper crashed into a hillside in Calabasas, Calif., says Jennifer Homendy of the National Transportation Safety Board, per CNN . When...

AP source: Americans return from China virus zone

An airplane that a federal official said was evacuating as many as 240 Americans from a Chinese city at the center of a virus outbreak landed in Anchorage, Alaska late Tuesday. The passengers are going through multiple medical screenings. (Jan. 29)

GOP wins closely watched Texas special election

Republicans in Texas have won the first big special election of 2020

Wienermobile Doesn't Move Over, Gets Pulled Over

The Wienermobile is not exempt from the law. A Waukesha County sheriff's deputy pulled the 27-foot-long hot dog-shaped vehicle Sunday in Wisconsin, CNN reports. The problem? The Oscar Mayer-branded vehicle failed to abide by the state's "Move Over Law," which requires drivers to change lanes in order to get more...

Investigation into helicopter crash underway

On Jan. 27, the National Transportation Safety Board began investigating why the chopper carrying Kobe Bryant and eight others crashed in Calabasas, California.

Bob Shane, founding member of Kingston Trio, dead…

The last surviving member of the popular folk group the Kingston Trio has died

Praising Hitler Ends Badly for Football Coach

"The way he was able to lead was second-to-none," a college football coach in Michigan said of Hitler. Now, his new job is in jeopardy. Days after he was announced as the offensive coordinator for the Grand Valley State Lakers Division II football team, Morris Berger was interviewed by the...

Stuck inside, Chinese get creative to beat boredom

Chinese people confined to their homes either by choice or by order are making the best of the situation as cities remained in lockdown in a desperate bid to contain a new, dangerous virus. (Jan. 29)

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Trump rally rouses New Jersey shore town to life

Winter typically leaves many parts of New Jersey’s shore deserted, but President Donald Trump’s rally for Rep. Jeff Van Drew jolted Wildwood to life on Tuesday as rally-goers flocked to the seaside resort

Barr Denies Latest Bolton Accusation

The New York Times is out with more leaked details from John Bolton's upcoming memoir , and the latest involve his concerns about President Trump's dealings with the leaders of China and Turkey. What's more, Bolton alleges that Attorney General William Barr seemed to share those concerns. Bolton writes that he...

How to stay safe in an avalanche

If you're not prepared, these walls of snow can be deadly. Here are some tips to help you survive an avalanche.