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Florida Senate backs sheriff’s ouster over Parkland shooting

The Florida Senate handed a political victory to Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday, as the chamber backed the suspension of a county sheriff who the Republican governor said bungled the response to last year's mass shooting in Parkland that killed 17 people.

FDA wants stronger warning on breast implants about risks

  Retired Army lieutenant, off-duty firefighter take down robbery suspect in bar

  Research finds lack of sleep leads to junk food cravings

Man stole Santa Claus suit from church, police say

Former Longaberger Basket building to become luxury hotel

Bones may be those of Japanese American from internment camp

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  GRAPHIC: Video shows McDonald’s customer hit in the face with a blender

  Birmingham Police find the body of kidnapped 3-year-old Kamille McKinney in landfill

  Texas’ longest married couple celebrates 82nd anniversary

  ‘3rd Floor Sam’ has people buying him beer at work

  Spooky season never ends for the Halloween capital of the world

2 Giuliani associates plead not guilty in campaign-cash case

Photos show conditions in home where 2 Texas children were found dead

Photographs obtained by KWTX show the conditions inside a home without electricity or running water where Temple police found two local children dead, their mother unresponsive and two older girls with virtually nothing to eat or drink.

  Good gourd! Farmer turns massive pumpkin into a boat

If you ever wondered what farmers do with their huge produce, here's one example.

  Trump lifts sanctions on Turkey, says cease-fire permanent

The president, who campaigned on a promise to cease American involvement in "endless wars," took a victory lap as he lopped the American presence inside Syria in less than a year from about 2,000 troops to a contingency force in southern Syria of 200 to 300.

  ‘No, you got to get out of my Dunkin'!’ Worker battles robbery suspect armed with large knife

He was washing dishes. The next minute, a guy walks in with a large knife to rob the place.

Ukrainian leader felt Trump pressure before taking office

  Chaotic scene as Republicans disrupt impeachment deposition

  Grim find: 39 dead in one of UK’s worst trafficking cases

  At 90, Claude Yeager is West Virginia’s oldest gas station attendant

Guy at Tool concert asks Eddie Van Halen to take his picture; he has no idea who it is

‘Always’ products removing female symbol from hygiene products to be more inclusive

  Man struck, killed by car seconds after pushing fiancée to safety

Deputies say the driver showed no signs of impairment at the scene, but a full investigation is underway.

  Rescue dog inspires children’s book, proceeds help other pups in need

The dog's owner said she never thought she'd be an author, but changed her mind after she met DD.

  2 being charged in death of missing girl found in trash

Police say they will charge two people in the death of a 3-year-old Alabama girl whose body was found amid trash 10 days after she was kidnapped from a birthday party

Disneyland issues measles warning after guest with virus visits park

Measles can spread through coughing and sneezing. It can live for up to two hours in the air.

  Ghost or optical illusion? Spooky photo captured above restaurant

Whether you believe in ghosts or not, the photo may creep you out.

  Watch: A choking toddler stopped breathing. Officers worked together to save his life.

The 18-month-old child, who had choked on a cracker, had stopped breathing, and an officer happened to be driving by at that very moment.

  Iraq official: US troops from Syria to leave Iraq in 4 weeks

Iraq's military said Tuesday that American troops leaving northeastern Syria don't have permission to stay in Iraq in a statement that appeared to contradict Esper, who has said that all U.S. troops leaving Syria would continue to conduct operations against the Islamic State group from Iraq to preve

2 arrested after 12-year-old girl beaten with baseball bats outside Texas school

Both women are charged with injury to a child.

  US diplomat: Trump linked Ukraine aid to demand for probe

William Taylor described Trump's demand that "everything" President Volodymyr Zelenskiy wanted, including vital aid to counter Russia, hinged on making a public vow that Ukraine would investigate Democrats going back to the 2016 U.S. election as well as a company linked to Hunter Biden.

  Officer fired over video showing family held at gunpoint after 4-year-old took doll from store

A disciplinary review board had recommended the Phoenix officer receive a six-week suspension.

  Teen shot in foot when Uber driver’s gun goes off in Florida

The Uber driver was given a citation and faces a misdemeanor charge of negligence. It is against Uber policy for drivers to carry guns.

Nationals’ Trea Turner stole a base, so Taco Bell will give us a free taco

Participating Taco Bells will give fans a free taco between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Oct. 30.

  Trump likens House impeachment inquiry to ‘a lynching’

The highest-ranking African American in Congress warned Trump about making the comparison.

Pa. man makes fake bomb threats at 2 schools to distract police during bank robbery

Police arrested a man Tuesday who called in bomb threats at two high schools in North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, that were supposed to be a distraction while he robbed a bank.

  Body of missing 5-year-old Nevaeh Adams found in SC landfill months after her mother’s murder

Investigators have been searching one landfill for Nevaeh’s body off and on for months.

U.S. House passes bill making animal cruelty a federal felony

The so-called “PACT Act” specifically bans crushing, burning, drowning and impaling animals, among other things.

‘I’ll stab you, I have AIDS!’: Man armed with needle robs Dollar General

A robber took drastic steps to steal a cart full of laundry detergent from a Cleveland Dollar General, going so far as to threaten a clerk with a dirty hypodermic needle.

Tupac A. Shakur arrested for meth possession in Tennessee

Police charged Tupac A. Shakur with simple possession of meth, resisting arrest, aggravated assault and unlawful drug paraphernalia.

Staff fired, season canceled when suspended player suits up disguised as new player

A school in St. Louis has forfeited the 2019 season and fired all of its football coaches after a scandal involved a suspended player participating while disguised as a non-existent one.

  Va. joins other states to investigate Facebook

Virginia has joined 47 other attorneys general to investigate Facebook’s business practices for possible antitrust violations.

  GRAPHIC: Woman found dead in dumpster was mother of suspect, police say

Police say a man murdered his mother, stuffed her body into a suitcase and threw the suitcase into a dumpster.

Verizon to offer free Disney+ for 1 year

The promotion beginning Nov. 12 will provide access to Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and other content.

Anonymous Trump official writing ‘unprecedented’ inside take

The Trump administration official who wrote an anonymous essay about resistance from the inside has a book deal.

  Mural contains expletive toward Trump, city leaders say there’s nothing they can do

The F-word is part of the mural's design.

Loughlin, 10 other parents charged anew in college scandal

Federal prosecutors announced Tuesday that the parents were indicted on charges of conspiracy to commit federal program bribery.

Charges: Church shooting suspect badly beats public defender

Court documents allege that he assaulted the public defender during a jailhouse meeting Monday.

  Instead of writing a ticket, an officer bought car seats for a mother in Wisconsin

Zimmermann, who has been with the Milwaukee Police Dept. for about 12 years, took the oath to protect and serve to another level this weekend when he noticed on a routine traffic stop that three kids weren’t in car seats.

Henry Thomas, star of ‘E.T.’, arrested for DUI in Oregon

Thomas played Elliott, the young boy who befriends an alien in the classic 1982 movie. He has also appeared in "Gangs of New York" and "Legends of the Fall."

Shooting at California high school wounds 1; suspects caught

Witnesses told police that the shooter fired three to four rounds with a handgun just outside Ridgway High School in Santa Rosa before running away, police Sgt. Summer Gloeckner said.

  Russia, Turkey to share control of NE Syria

Russian and Turkish leaders have made a deal to share control of Syria’s northeast that requires Kurdish fighters to clear the entire length of the Syria-Turkey border.

More choices and stable premiums for ‘Obamacare’ next year

The administration is simultaneously asking a federal appeals court in New Orleans to overturn the entire Affordable Care Act as unconstitutional, an overhang of uncertainty that looms over the program.

  Diplomat provides House with ‘disturbing’ account on Ukraine

Lawmakers emerging from the room after the early hours of the private deposition said Taylor had given a lengthy opening statement, with a recall of events that filled in gaps from the testimony of other witnesses.

Norway police shoot to stop man driving stolen ambulance on sidewalk, 3 injured

Inside the stolen ambulance, police found an Uzi submachine gun, a shotgun and what they said were "large amounts" of narcotics.

Identities released of 3 soldiers killed in training accident at Fort Stewart

Three 3rd ID soldiers are dead and three more were injured after a Sunday morning training accident on Fort Stewart.

  Mother gives birth in laundry room by candlelight during tornado

When it came time for delivery, they got an alert about a tornado nearby.

Mother and her then-boyfriend sentenced to 4 years for fatal overdose of 2-year-old boy

A mother whose 2-year-old son died from a drug overdose faced a judge for sentencing on Tuesday.

Mom’s warning to parents of white teen boys: White supremacists are recruiting through video games, social media

She said the recruitment process starts with memes and jokes.

Who’s listening? Amazon, Google smart speakers were vulnerable to hackers, experts say

Security Research Labs says it found third-party app developers had access to customize user voice commands, which could allow eavesdropping or password phishing.

Former President Jimmy Carter hospitalized after fall at Georgia home

A statement from The Carter Center says Jimmy suffered "a minor pelvic fracture" on Monday, but remains in good spirits and looks forward to recovering at home.

Canada’s Trudeau wins second term, loses the majority

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadians rejected division and negativity and elected a progressive agenda.

  Searching for Kamille McKinney: No evidence for missing B’ham toddler found in multiple searches

Kamille McKinney was last seen around 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Police say she was kidnapped from the front yard of a residence in Tom Brown Village during a birthday party.

  School resource officer resigns after roughly restraining 11-year-old girl in N.M.

The former officer claimed he witnessed the 11-year-old assault the school principal, but the police chief says body cam footage revealed that to be untrue.

  Caught on video: Handcuffed man leaps out of police car’s window in NY

The man climbed out of the open window and, still handcuffed, bolted.

  Mom accused of lying about daughter’s terminal illness, charged in her death

The 41-year-old suspect is charged with 13 criminal counts that include child abuse, theft and charitable fraud in the 2017 death of her 7-year-old daughter.

  Woman playing Pokemon Go fatally shot after witnessing robbery in N.M.

Police have not yet named a suspect in the case.

  Gun violence leaves 2-year-old dead, baby fighting for life in Philadelphia

Police believe both shootings were targeted, but it’s unclear who the intended targets were.

  School security guard fired for using n-word gets job back

According to a release from the union Madison Teachers Inc.. on Monday, the Madison Metropolitan School District decided to rescind the termination of Marlon Anderson, a security guard at Madison West High School who was fired last week

  Final ‘Star Wars’ trailer premieres on Monday Night Football

The third and final trailer for “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” premiered during Monday Night’s game between the New England Patriots and New York Jets.

Woman caught trying to bathe 2-year-old; police say he wasn’t her son

Law enforcement arrested 22-year-old Elizabeth Hixon and charged her with burglary.

Russian trolls are back: Facebook ramps up election security efforts ahead of 2020

Facebook is stepping up its efforts to ensure it is not used as a tool to interfere in politics and democracies around the world.

  Tornado slams Dallas; 4 killed in Arkansas, Oklahoma

The late-night storms spawned tornadoes in several states, killing at least four people in Arkansas and Oklahoma.

  Single punch leaves Alabama teen in critical condition

An Elmore County teenager is in critical condition after being punched after Holtville High School’s football game last week.

Quiet Riot drummer reveals stage 4 cancer diagnosis

Frankie Banali made the announcement on the Facebook page of radio personality and podcaster Mitch Lafon.

Hiker dies after falling at NC waterfall

A hiker was killed after falling at Big Bradley Falls in North Carolina on Sunday.

Dunkin’ Donuts launching meatless breakfast sandwich nationwide in November

More than 9,000 Dunkin’ locations will start serving the new sandwich starting Nov. 6.

Sexy Popeyes chicken sandwich is another Halloween costume no one asked for

This year has so far brought us bizarre getups like sexy Mr. Rogers and Bob Ross.

  Vinyl records expected to outsell CDs in 2019 for the first time since 1980s

The co-owner of Roundabout Music Company said many people from various generations visit her store to buy old records.

Study points to virus as culprit in kids’ paralyzing illness

Nailing down a suspect is key to better diagnosis and eventually finding a way to prevent or treat the illness.