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  Amid shutdown, Pelosi suggests State of the Union address be delayed

In a call with reporters, White House Council of Economic Advisers chairman Kevin Hassett said Tuesday the shutdown is reducing economic growth more than predicted.

  Driver escapes seconds before train crashes into car

US military says American troops killed in Syria blast

Because of government shutdown, man who wants to start new job is stuck in IRS limbo

Convicted Colorado killer Chris Watts’ home up for auction

Sears staves off liquidation; stores to stay open, reports say

Attorney general nominee Barr seeks to assure senators he won’t be a Trump loyalist

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Ford unveils most powerful Mustang yet

After a young man, 23, died in a car accident, his kidney donation saved his father’s life

Woman fights ticket for honking at officer

UK government faces no-confidence vote after Brexit defeat

Young man, 18, feared dead after being swept into ocean following 15-foot fall

‘Superhero’ boy alerts RI firefighters to blaze at children’s hospital

  China might have just grown the first plant on the moon

A Chinese probe on the moon has sprouted cotton seeds, according to Chinese state media.

Hit-and-run driver kills gas station manager over $22, police say

Surveillance video shows a driver who police say ran over a gas station manager to avoid paying $22 for gas.

  Nike unveils shoes that can lace using an app

Nike unveiled its newest self-lacing technology Tuesday called Nike Adapt BB. The self-lacing basketball show is controlled by an app.

‘The Situation’ begins prison sentence for tax fraud

Mike Sorrentino, who starred on “Jersey Shore” from 2009-12, began an eight-month sentence on Tuesday in New York.

Jailed man says he tried to revive teen after police say he gave her drugs

6 men lured teen boy and held him as sex slave for a year, Florida authorities charge

Acting AG Whitaker to testify as Democrats ramp up oversight

UK Parliament overwhelmingly rejects May’s Brexit deal

'I am going to run’: Kirsten Gillibrand latest Democrat in 2020 field

‘McJesus’ sculpture sparks outrage among Israel’s Christians

WV lawmakers propose putting $10 million of the state’s money toward border wall

One of the lawmakers, a 19-year-old college student considered the youngest black legislator in the U.S., linked his support for the proposal to the opioid crisis, which has hit West Virginia particularly hard.

11-year-old girl punched in face outside NC mall; Man charged with assault

A 51-year-old man has been charged with assaulting an 11-year-old girl and two 13-year-old girls outside a mall in Asheville, NC.

Upset by playoff loss, Eagles fan attacks girlfriend and puts dog in microwave, police say

Police in Hanover Township told The Morning Call that 31-year-old Kirsten J. Gaskins was so upset by the Eagles’ playoff loss to the New Orleans Saints, she attacked her girlfriend and put her girlfriend’s dog inside a microwave.

The IRS is recalling 46,000 workers to handle tax returns

The IRS workforce is being recalled to handle tax returns and pay out refunds.

Florida police K-9 given Narcan after overdosing on the job

Jake accidentally snorted up the narcotic ecstasy while screening passengers at Port Canaveral as they boarded the Norwegian Epic

Trump’s AG nominee Barr backs Mueller probe, supports border ‘barrier’

Nominee William Barr is expected to be confirmed, unless there is a major surprise during the hearing. It would be his second stint as attorney general.

Let the streaming wars begin; new services are everywhere

TV streaming services are multiplying like rabbits. At least three major players debut in 2019 with more on the way.

Millennial women participate more in job market, says Bloomberg report

Women between the ages of 25 and 34 accounted for more than 76 percent of people either working or actively looking for work

‘David versus Goliath’: McDonald’s loses ‘Big Mac’ trademark dispute to small Irish chain Supermac’s

The U.S. fast food chain had won a prior battle in European courts.

Confederate ‘Silent Sam’ base removed from UNC campus

In August of 2018 about 250 protesters on UNC’s campus knocked over the Silent Sam Confederate statue leaving only the base behind

Gymboree preparing to file for bankruptcy and close all its stores

Bankruptcy means possibly shuttering all 900 stores the company operates under the Gymboree, Janie and Jack and Crazy 8 brands in the United States and Canada.

Shutdown standoff: Dems rebuff Trump invite, thwarting effort to bypass Pelosi

The administration is trying to peel off Democratic support for Trump's demand for border wall money and negotiate directly with centrist lawmakers and some newly elected freshmen, including those in districts where Trump is popular.

Mass overdose possibly fueled by fentanyl kills 1, sickens about a dozen

Having so many lives on the line strained city resources, officials said. It was like nothing they'd ever experienced.

Facility where vegetative woman gave birth launches internal review

Hacienda Healthcare picked a former prosecutor to lead the review into the incident. The facility is also being investigated by the state regulatory and law enforcement agencies.

Democrats consider subpoena for interpreter of Trump-Putin meeting

The official said Trump even confiscated his interpreter’s notes after talks with Putin in Germany in 2017 and reportedly told the interpreter to keep quiet about what was said in the room.

Lack of sleep linked to cardiovascular disease, study says

Plaque buildup increases risk of heart disease, Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Judge orders Trump administration to remove citizenship question from 2020 census

The administration is expected to quickly file an appeal.

3 deputies shot while serving warrant in TX

The deputies were serving the warrant at about 9:30 p.m. Monday when a suspect inside opened fire. All three deputies were listed in fair condition.

Netflix to raise prices on all its subscription plans

Its most popular plan will see the largest hike, to $13 per month from $11. That option offers high-definition streaming on up to two different internet-connected devices simultaneously. Even at the higher price, that plan is still a few dollars cheaper than HBO, whose streaming service charges $15

‘Is this the best a man can get?’: New Gillette ad challenges men to ‘be better’

Company officials say they have no plans to pull the ad in the face of some negative reaction.

‘He was my best friend’: Teen’s service dog shot, killed outside home

Journey, a golden retriever was Hannah Westmoreland’s sidekick for four years. Authorities are investigating the incident.

Broadway legend Carol Channing dies at age 97

Known for her smile and raspy voice, actress Carol Channing spent most of her career on stage in such musicals as "Hello, Dolly!" and "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes."

  Truck carrying $10 million worth of liquid meth seized by investigators in Georgia

Authorities arrested the owner of the auto repair shop where the truck was found on accusations of smuggling the drugs from Mexico.

Toddler froze to death overnight after letting herself out of NH home, police say

The police chief says neighbors found the 2-year-old unresponsive, wearing only pajamas and no shoes, in the morning outside her apartment building.

Wife and lover, both soldiers, accused of murder plot in death of her sergeant husband

Kemia Hassel and Jeremy Cuellar were charged in a murder plot in the death of Sgt. Tyrone Hassel III, in order to collect on his life insurance policy.

R. Kelly accused of threatening and intimidating alleged victim

An alleged sexual assault victim of R. Kelly's claims he tried to threaten and intimidate her for filing a lawsuit against him.

10 years later, lives changed and better lived are legacy of ‘Miracle on the Hudson’

Survivors recount how that day led to big life changes and small everyday choices, and to feeling joy more readily.

3 siblings struck by car at PA bus stop; 1 killed

It happened when an approaching car stopped at a nearby stop sign, then turned right onto the street where the children were.

River of liquid chocolate spills near AZ highway after truck crash

Forty-thousand pounds of liquid chocolate spilled out after a truck transporting it rolled over.

GOP Rep. King loses committee posts over racial remarks

Veteran Republican Rep. Steve King will be blocked from committee assignments for the next two years after lamenting that white supremacy and white nationalism have become offensive terms.

Silicon Valley apartment rented to cats for $1,500 a month

A landlord in San Jose, CA, is renting a studio apartment to two cats.

Woman’s 90 birthday candles set off fire alarm

Firefighters responded to the “emergency” and stayed for the party.

Person got gun through airport security in Atlanta, flew with it to Tokyo

The gun went through a checkpoint in the carry-on of a passenger who had forgotten it was in there on Jan. 2.

Picture of egg becomes most-liked Instagram post ever

The mysterious egg post has racked up more than 35 million likes, breaking the previous record of 18 million.

Los Angeles teachers are striking but schools are still open

Members of United Teachers Los Angeles voted last year to walk off the job for the first time in 30 years if a deal wasn't reached.

Florida man threatens to kill someone with ‘Kindness’ – the name of his machete

Deputies told the Pensacola News Journal that 30-year-old Bryan Stewart threatened to kill someone with “Kindness,” which happens to be the name of his machete.

Jayme Closs' alleged kidnapper charged, has bail set at $5 million

Investigators say Jake Patterson went to great lengths to conceal any evidence from police, including disengaging the dome light of his car and shaving his head.

Sooners QB, A’s pick Kyler Murray declares for NFL draft

Murray announced his decision in a tweet , ending his brief and storied college career.

  Restaurant gives furloughed workers free dinners

Government contractors, who have been placed indefinitely on unpaid leave, don't get compensated for lost hours.

Police remove coyote from bathroom of Nashville convention center

Police removed a scared, confused coyote after it wandered into Music City Center in Nashville on Sunday night.

11-year-old boy falls through ice; police and fire rescue him in minutes

The boy had fallen through the ice and his feet were stuck in the mud at the bottom of the pond.

Man who took 2 women hostage at UPS facility is dead

An armed man who entered a UPS processing facility Monday morning and held two women hostage for several hours was shot and killed by police as he left the building with the women, authorities said.

3 children die after getting trapped in freezer in north Florida

The kids climbed into a chest freezer when the lid apparently shut and trapped them inside.

As shutdown grinds on, TSA workers struggle

Hundreds of TSA employees at major airports nationwide have called out sick since this shutdown began.

Homeless man helps Chiefs player make it to playoff game

"After I got done helping him, he told me he was a Chiefs player. I didn't look at him as no Chiefs player. I just looked at him as a normal person and would hope that he would do the same for me as if I did for him." said Good Samaritan, Dave Cochran.

Trump rejects suggested short-term government shutdown fix

Leaving the White House for a trip to New Orleans, Trump said he had dismissed the proposal from Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham to reopen for several weeks and continue dealing with Democrats over Trump's long-promised wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Trump denies ever working for Russia, blasts investigators

Speaking from the South Lawn before departing the White House for New Orleans, Trump called former FBI and Justice Department officials "known scoundrels" and "dirty cops."

‘Game of Thrones’ teaser released, official premiere date set

The finale of the seventh season broke a record with 16.5 million people tuned in, according to Nielsen.

Judge halts scheduled weakening of Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate

In his ruling, Judge Haywood Gilliam, Jr., said the states "face potentially dire public health and fiscal consequences from the implementation of the Final Rules."

Convicted child killer murdered by cellmate in OK prison, officials say

The man was sentenced to life without parole after a jury found him guilty in the murder of an 8-year-old girl who went missing from her home in 1997.

2020 Democratic primary set to intensify

While plans may change, the announcements are expected to come in waves, the first featuring a group of ambitious Senate Democrats including New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, California Sen. Kamala Harris and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, who face pressure to join the race.

4 foster children killed as WV home burns to the ground

The cause of the fire has not been determined, but authorities don't suspect criminal activity.

It’s official: Maroon 5 will headline the Super Bowl halftime show

The show is being billed as “the broadest range of musical genres ever seen” at the Super Bowl.

Storm punishes swath of US with snow, ice and freezing rain

A winter storm that contributed to at least five deaths in the Midwest pummeled the mid-Atlantic region for a second day Sunday, bringing with it an icy mix that knocked out power, cancelled flights and contributed to hundreds of car accidents.

Saints rally past Eagles 20-14, will host NFC title game

Using a dominant ball-control offense and a few gambles that paid off, the Saints got two touchdown passes from Drew Brees and two interceptions from Marcus Lattimore in a 20-14 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Thousands sign petition to merge Dakotas into ‘MegaKota’

Stewart started a Change.org petition to President Donald Trump last week asking that the states join together to form “MegaKota.”

Michel scores 3 TDs, Patriots roll past Chargers 41-28

New England (12-5) will play at Kansas City in next week's AFC title game. The Patriots beat the Chiefs 43-40 in Foxborough in Week 6. The Patriots finished 9-0 at home this season.

Woman banned from Walmart after driving cart, drinking wine from Pringles can, police say

Officers were notified of the woman’s actions at 9: 30 Friday morning. Store employees said she had been at it since 6:30 a.m.