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  Community helps McDonald’s employee after woman taunts him in Facebook post for sleeping at work

Simon Childs, a single father, said he’s been going through a hard time with his mother passing. He said he's received multiple job offers after the photo was shared on Facebook.

A year after newsroom attack, journalists embraced by city

R. Kelly back in court Wednesday on sex-related charges

  GRAPHIC: A grim border drowning underlines peril facing many migrants

  GRAPHIC: 12-year-old mauled by a pit bull in Ohio recovering at home

  ‘I only used my hands,’ man posts on Facebook before police find girlfriend buried in backyard

  Parents fight back as woman allegedly tries to kidnap children at Atlanta airport

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7-month-old girl found safe after Amber alert

  2020 Democrats converge in Miami for 1st night of debates

  Calif. boy, 12, pretending to shoot twin brother accidentally kills him when gun goes off

  Girl’s seat belt failed in middle of roller coaster ride at Penn. theme park, her family says

  13-year-old school bully punches N.J. mother, knocks her unconscious, family says

  House passes emergency funding bill for migrant care crisis

  Mueller to testify publicly before House committees July 17

Special counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to testify publicly before two House committees after Democrats issued subpoenas to compel him to appear, the chairmen of the two committees announced Tuesday.

  Official: Driver in New Hampshire motorcycle wreck should’ve lost license

A driver for a transport company who has a history of traffic arrests pleaded not guilty Tuesday to seven counts of negligent homicide in a collision with a group of motorcyclists on a rural highway in New Hampshire.

  McConnell pledges vote on 9/11 bill after Stewart criticism

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the commitment after meeting Tuesday with a group of first responders.

  Border official resigns amid uproar over migrant children

The conditions at the station in Clint, Texas, included inadequate food, lack of medical care, and older children trying to care for toddlers.

  VIDEO: Police officer dad “pulls over” adorable 10-month-old daughter

  San Francisco is 1st major US city to ban e-cigarettes

Sheriff: Mom abused her children, boiled puppies to death

  Trump awards highest military honor to Iraq veteran

  Feds: Rep. Duncan Hunter used campaign cash for affairs

  Illinois becomes 11th state to allow recreational marijuana

  Teen alcohol use is down, but plenty are still drinking

The 2018 data shows that by the end of 12th grade, 59 percent of students had “consumed more than a few sips” of alcohol.

  GRAPHIC: Video shows moment Ga. deputies rescued newborn baby found in plastic bag in woods

Authorities in Georgia have released footage from the night a newborn baby was found in the woods in the hopes of identifying the girl and finding her mother.

First lady’s spokeswoman to be White House press secretary

Stephanie Grisham, who has been with the Trumps since 2015, will also take on the role of White House communications director.

  ‘I can’t recall anything,’ says man who went missing in Mexico for days

Jessy Pacheco said he’s grateful to be back home in the U.S. His friend, Carlos Alejandro Delgadillo Romero, was found beaten, shot and killed near the bar where the two were last seen, The incident is under investigation.

  Iran says ‘idiotic’ new US sanctions shut doors of diplomacy

President Hassan Rouhani went on to call the sanctions against Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei "outrageous and idiotic," especially since the 80-year-old Shiite cleric has no plans to travel to the United States.

  Police: Man shoots 10-month-old baby in head after mom rejects him

Investigators said the baby’s mom was leaving a birthday party Sunday morning to get away from the suspect when he tracked her down and fired.

  3D mammograms grow in popularity, but are they better than 2D?

The number of 3D mammograms more than tripled between 2015 and 2017.

Health impact from smoke rises with more intense wildfires

That emerging reality is prompting people in cities and rural areas alike to gird themselves for another summer of sooty skies along the West Coast and in the Rocky Mountains — the regions widely expected to suffer most from blazes tied to dryer, warmer conditions.

  HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ propels tourism in nuclear disaster zone

More than three decades after the world’s worst civilian nuclear disaster erupted, visitors from around the world are exploring Chernobyl.

US defeats Spain 2-1 to advance to World Cup quarterfinals

The women's team eked out a win over a tough team from Spain to advance in the tournament.

  Report: Hackers using telecoms like ‘global spy system’

Boston-based Cybereason said the tactic gave hackers sweeping access to VIPs' call records, location data and device information — effectively turning the targets' cellular providers against them.

  'Loved it’: Woman reunited with 1975 Volkswagen she drove in high school

Amanda Dorset was reunited with her beloved vehicle. She’s now working to restore it.

  Police clear Lyft driver in search for missing Utah student

The 23-year-old hasn't been seen or heard from since returning to Utah, from California, on June 17. Lueck, a senior at the university of Utah, vanished without a trace.

  Lithgow, Bening and more stars perform Mueller report

Against the backdrop of the ornate altar of New York City's Riverside Church, a cast of Hollywood A-listers participated in a live reading of portions of the Mueller report Monday night called "The Investigation: A Search for Truth in Ten Acts."

Customer says he was insulted after being described as ‘fat, gay’ on restaurant receipt

The owners of the restaurant explained that the server was trying to identify the customer who placed the order. The customer said that he won't return to the restaurant.

  Parents charged after Texas baby dies with 96 fractures in body, autopsy reveals

Prosecutors allege neither parent was truthful about what happened to the little girl.

  ‘He asked me why he can’t feel his legs’: Boy, 11, may be paralyzed after struck by stray bullet in New York

Police arrested and charged a known gang member with two counts of attempted murder in relation to the shooting.

  Caught on camera: Man takes off shirt, poops in Fla. driveway

Sheriff's deputies are investigating the incident and trying to identify the man responsible.

  Police release more than 1,000 files from Smollett probe

Chicago police on Monday released more than 1,000 files from the investigation into Jussie Smollett's claim he was attacked by two men, including video footage that for the first time shows the "Empire" actor with a thin, white rope wrapped around his neck that he told detectives was a noose.

  Trump signs order that aims to reveal real health care costs

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday that calls for upfront disclosure by hospitals of actual prices for common tests and procedures to help keep costs down.

Sanders, liberals come out with bill to cancel student debt

The result would be a stimulus that allows millennials in particular to invest in homes and cars that they wouldn't otherwise be able to afford.

Government moves migrant kids after poor conditions exposed

The U.S. government has removed most of the children from a remote Border Patrol station in Texas following reports that more than 300 children were detained there, caring for each other with inadequate food, water and sanitation.

  Trump: Woman who accused him of sexual assault not his type

President Donald Trump says a New York-based advice columnist who has accused him of sexually assaulting her in a New York City department store in the mid-1990s is not his “type.”

  Trump signs order imposing sanctions on Iran supreme leader

The sanctions follow Iran's downing of a more than $100 million U.S. surveillance drone over the Strait of Hormuz that has ratcheted up tensions.

White House blocks Conway from House oversight hearing

The White House said Monday it will not allow presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway to appear before a House committee looking into allegations that she repeatedly violated a federal law that limits political activity by government workers.

Treasury’s watchdog to look into Tubman bill delay

The U.S. Treasury’s watchdog says it will look into why the redesign of the $20 bill featuring abolitionist Harriet Tubman was delayed.

  GRAPHIC: Murder suspect in Nebraska cuts his throat during trial

A murder trial in Nebraska took an unexpected turn on Monday when a defendant had an outburst in the middle of the courtroom and cut his throat.

Truck driver charged with 7 homicides in New Hampshire motorcycle crash

The driver of a pickup truck in a fiery collision on a rural New Hampshire highway that killed seven motorcyclists was charged Monday with seven counts of negligent homicide, and records show he was stopped on suspicion of drunken driving last month and in 2013.

Carrie Underwood’s baby loves her singing. Dad’s, not so much

Jacob Bryan, the 5-month-old baby of singer Carrie Underwood and former NHL player Mike Fisher, clearly prefers one parent to the other when it comes to singing.

Student hunts for ‘mystery couple’ she captured in stunning engagement photo at Yosemite

A Notre Dame student snapped the viral photo at Yosemite National Park a few months ago when the couple was having professional engagement photos taken.

Smoking sharply raises young women’s risk of serious type of heart attack

A new study says that women under 50 who smoke may face the highest risk of acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) compared to men.

McConnell to meet 9/11 responders to discuss victims’ fund

The meeting comes as Jon Stewart has blistered Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other congressional leaders for what he calls a lack of urgency to replenish the victims' fund, which was set up after the 2001 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.

  U.S. measles count reaches 1,077

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday reported 1,077 measles cases this year through June 20, up 33 from the last update.

Cat survives full laundry cycle while trapped in owner’s washing machine

The 1-year-old cat remains on oxygen, but he has started eating again and vets expect a full recovery.

Missouri judge allows abortions to continue, for now

St. Louis Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer extended a preliminary injunction he previously issued in order to give a Planned Parenthood affiliate in St. Louis time to take a licensing fight before an administrative panel.

Military member found slain with kids became citizen at White House in 2012

Alla Ausheva, 2-year-old Ivan Walker and 3-year-old Elia Walker were found dead Saturday in their Staten Island home.

Secret Service: Suspicious package near White House cleared

A suspicious package caused the White House and nearby areas to be placed on lockdown at around 11 a.m. Monday.

Puppy found dumped on side of Mississippi road in arm chair

A woman who spotted the truck dumping the furniture and pup on Gaston Trail called animal control to get the dog help.

  Italy’s Milan-Cortina wins vote to host 2026 Winter Olympics

Italy last hosted in Turin in 2006, and the Alpine ski resort Cortina previously hosted the Winter Games in 1956.

Sam’s Club is expanding alcohol delivery

The service is already available in a dozen states and will be added others in the coming months until it’s available at all locations.

  Police: Man shot teen to death after teen shot son over video game sale

After shooting and killing a teenager who was robbing his 15-year-old son during a video game sale.

  10th American dies in Dominican Republic

Family members said Vittorio Caruso died after falling victim to respiratory distress. He may have also had a heart attack.

Florida tortoise ‘detained’ for blocking the road

The gopher tortoise was "detained" by law enforcement for refusing to clear the road. A St. Johns County, Fla., sheriff's deputy spotted it during a routine patrol.

Crater appears in German field, apparently caused by WWII bomb

Residents heard a loud boom in the middle of the night. No one was injured.

More than 2,000 people win lottery with ‘0-0-0-0’ in N.C.

There were 2,014 winning tickets Saturday for the Pick 4 lottery’s $7.8 million jackpot. The winning numbers were 0-0-0-0.

  Missing college student disappears after Lyft ride in Utah

University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck hasn't been seen since returning from a family funeral in California.

  Family tied up, beaten by home invaders who pretended to be police in Georgia

Police are still looking for the three suspects and have notified the public in hopes of getting tips that lead to an arrest.

Medical groups warn climate change is a ‘health emergency’

The new climate change agenda released by the groups, including the American Medical Association and the American Heart Association, comes amid early jostling among Democratic candidates over whose environmental platform is more progressive.

  Woman said she fell asleep during a flight and woke up on dark, parked plane alone

The airline was responding to an incident involving a woman who described waking up "all alone" on a "cold dark" aircraft after a flight to Toronto earlier this month.

  Model burned over 25 percent of body after catching on fire in photo shoot gone wrong

The model plans to sue the shoot's photographer, alleging he used tiki torch fluid on her body, which burst into flames.

  Off-duty cop shot by teen trying to steal his personal vehicle, deputies say

Although wounded and in pain, the off-duty deputy was determined to stay true to the sheriff’s office’s mission to serve and protect the community.

12-foot gator that had been hit by truck captured on Florida interstate

Tallahassee Police and Florida Highway Patrol closed the exit for hours while the gator was safely removed.

‘Devastated’: 11 killed in one of Hawaii’s worst civilian aviation disasters

NTSB investigators arrived Saturday, a day after a skydiving plane crashed on Oahu's North Shore.

Former congressman Joe Sestak launches presidential campaign

The retired Navy admiral who calls himself "Admiral Joe" on his campaign website joins a crowded Democratic field seeking the nomination to challenge President Donald Trump.

  Florida man sports short shorts to teach daughter a lesson

Some people believe the best way to teach is by example. For one father in Florida, the example was about what not to do. He took his message to a whole new level, to convince his daughter not to wear short shorts.

Sentencing looms for deadly Charlottesville attack; man seeks mercy

Lawyers for James Alex Fields Jr., 22, said in a sentencing memo submitted in court documents Friday that the defendant should not spend his entire life in prison because of his age, a traumatic childhood and a history of mental illness.

  Bolton warns Iran not to mistake US ‘prudence’ for weakness

Bolton's tough message seemed to be aimed not only at Tehran, but also at reassuring key U.S. allies that the White House remains committed to maintaining pressure on Iran.

Baby formula sold at Walmart recalled nationwide for potentially containing metal

A baby formula sold exclusively at Walmart is being recalled nationwide “because of the potential presence of metal foreign matter.”