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Detectives laugh with serial killer to close cases

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Keep him talking, don't interrupt him and, no matter what, don't ask why he killed his victims. Those were the instructions Texas Ranger James Holland gave to the dozens of homicide detectives around the country when they … more

Climbers find skeleton on California peak; identity of remains sought

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The climbers were closing in on the top of California's second-highest peak when they came upon the grisly discovery of what looked like a bone buried in a boulder field. Closer inspection revealed a fractured human skull. … more

Juul halts sales of fruit, dessert flavors

WASHINGTON (AP) - Juul Labs stopped selling fruit and dessert flavors Thursday, acknowledging the public's "lack of trust" in the vaping industry. The voluntary step is the company's latest attempt to weather a growing political backlash blaming … more

U.S., Turkey agree on a cease-fire with Kurds

ANKARA, Turkey - The U.S. and Turkey agreed Thursday to a cease-fire in the Turks' deadly attacks on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, requiring the Kurds to vacate the area in an arrangement that largely solidifies Turkey's position and aims in … more

Chinese snooping tech spreads to nations vulnerable to abuse

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) - When hundreds of video cameras with the power to identify and track individuals started appearing in the streets of Belgrade as part of a major surveillance project, some protesters began having second thoughts about joining … more

Egypt says archaeologists uncovered 20 ancient wooden coffins

CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's Antiquities Ministry says archaeologists have uncovered at least 20 ancient wooden coffins in the southern city of Luxor. A brief statement from the ministry Tuesday says archaeologists found the coffins in the Asasif … more

Special Forces course changes draw scrutiny

CAMP MACKALL, N.C. (AP) - Deep in the dark North Carolina woods, a small white light flickers in the heavy underbrush. It's after midnight, and a soldier is taking a risk by turning on his headlamp to find his way. The overnight land navigation … more

New study: Opioid crisis cost U.S. economy $631B over 4 years

The opioid crisis cost the U.S. economy $631 billion from 2015 through last year - and it may keep getting more expensive, according to a study released Tuesday by the Society of Actuaries. The biggest driver of the cost over the four-year period … more

Trump rule may mean 1 million kids lose automatic free lunch

NEW YORK (AP) - Nearly a million children could lose their automatic eligibility for free school lunches under a Trump administration proposal that would reduce the number of people who get food stamps. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has … more

5 takeaways from Tuesday's Democratic debate

A dozen Democratic presidential candidates participated in a spirited debate about health care, taxes, gun control and impeachment. Takeaways from the three-hour forum in Westerville, Ohio: WARREN'S RISE ATTRACTS ATTACKS Sen. Elizabeth Warren … more

Trump says U.S. has no stake in Turkey's fight in north Syria

WASHINGTON - Washing his hands of Syria, President Donald Trump declared Wednesday the U.S. has no stake in defending the Kurdish fighters who died by the thousands as America's partners against IS extremists. Hours later, House Speaker … more

Huffman starts prison time in college scam

DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) - "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman reported Tuesday to a U.S. prison in California to serve a two-week sentence in a college admissions scandal, a representative said. A brief statement Tuesday from Huffman's … more

Fort Worth chief: 'Absolutely no excuse' for woman's killing

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Fort Worth's police chief reiterated Tuesday that a white officer's killing of a black woman in her home was inexcusable, as an arrest warrant was released quoting the victim's 8-year-old nephew as saying she pointed a gun … more

Russia moves to fill void left by U.S. in northern Syria

CEYLANPINAR, Turkey - Russia moved to fill the void left by the United States in northern Syria on Tuesday, deploying troops to keep apart advancing Syrian government forces and Turkish troops. At the same time, tensions grew within NATO as Turkey … more

Who says you can't eat red meat? Food advice questioned

NEW YORK - So is red meat good or bad for you? If the answer were only that simple. A team of international researchers recently rattled the nutrition world by saying there isn't enough evidence to tell people to cut back on red or processed … more

Supreme Court lets U.S. stop work on S.C. $8B nuclear fuel plant

COLUMBIA (AP) - The federal government does not have to restart construction on a nuclear fuel facility in South Carolina that it abandoned after spending nearly $8 billion, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. The justices refused without … more

Increase of STDs in Hawaii linked to online dating; national rates up

HONOLULU (AP) - An increase in sexually transmitted diseases in Hawaii to the highest numbers reported in decades can be linked to the prevalence of online dating, officials said. Cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis have increased … more

White Fort Worth officer resigns after killing black woman

FORT WORTH, Texas - A white Fort Worth police officer who shot and killed a black woman through a back window of her home while responding to a call about an open front door acted without justification and resigned Monday before he could be … more

U.S. pullout leaves major prize for the region's foes

The U.S. decision to withdraw from northeastern Syria after paving the way for a Turkish invasion has placed the oil-rich region back in play, heralding a new phase in the long civil war in which America's adversaries are set to make major … more

U.S. troops prep to leave Syria

WASHINGTON - U.S. troops are scrambling for Syria's exits while the Trump administration threatens economic penalties on Turkey for an invasion that opened the door to a resurgence of the Islamic State group - the fighters who were the reason U.S. … more
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