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  Police: California suspect lights mom on fire, surrenders

A 54-year-old man lit his mother on fire and then locked himself inside a Southern California home for five hours before surrendering to authorities Monday, officials said.

Records: Epstein signed will 2 days before jailhouse suicide

  Fake back-to-school ads show kids in bulletproof vests

Daytime sleepiness could be sign of Alzheimer’s disease, study says

  Florida man attacks jogger with sword after dispute over trash

  Mich. woman fights to get her father’s name on Vietnam Memorial Wall

  Trucker recognized for traveling 9 million miles accident free

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Study claims fluoride exposure during pregnancy tied to low IQ scores in children

  Locked Down: Inside the prison where inmates set each other on fire and gangs have more power than guards

Thieves steal nearly everything, grandfather’s ashes, from Colorado Springs family

Planned Parenthood leaves federal family planning program

  Danish PM: Trump’s idea of buying Greenland is ‘absurd’

  Run! Alligators can climb fences

  NYPD fires officer for 2014 death of Eric Garner

Police Commissioner James O'Neill's announced at a midday news conference that he had fired Officer Daniel Pantaleo based on a recent recommendation of a department disciplinary judge.

US prisons chief removed after Epstein’s death

Attorney General William Barr announced Hugh Hurwitz's reassignment Monday. Hurwitz had served as the agency's acting director since May 2018.

  Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson marries long-time girlfriend

Johnson wed Lauren Hashian on Sunday in Hawaii.

Adorable photo shows group of service dogs attending ‘Billy Elliot’ theater production in Canada

The service dogs were in training to help their handlers navigate a theater.

GRAPHIC: Alaska’s record heat a killer for some salmon, researchers say

  New Weight Watchers diet app is aimed at kids as young as 8 years old

  Man gets first haircut in 15 years to join Army

  Trump dismisses worries of recession, says economy is strong

  Long-lost siblings meet for the first time in nearly 53 years

A man found a message in a bottle in Russian more than 50 years after it was sent. Russian media found the author.

  4 teenagers shot after fight breaks out in Missouri hotel room

Police believe the shooter left the hotel following the incident.

  Three men jailed, accused of threatening mass shootings

The Volusia County Sheriff's Office says 25-year-old Tristan Scott Wix of Daytona Beach sent several text messages stating he wanted to "break a world record for longest confirmed kill ever."

  Day after wife’s funeral, El Paso shooting widower has car stolen, wrecked

The tow truck driver returned the SUV for free, after recognizing the widower's name from media coverage of the shooting.

7th grade boy donates $15,000 earnings from Huron County Fair to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Western Reserve Schools is commending one of their seventh grade students for an act of kindness that is helping other kids his age in need.

  Fire in Bangladesh leaves 10,000 homeless

The flames destroyed about 80 percent of the district. It left an enormous field of ash and debris.

Man charged after his daughter, 12, kills another man, his dog with SUV

Authorities ended up arresting her father Tomas Mejia Tol for criminally negligent homicide and endangering a child.

  Florida woman caught on camera calling black woman the n-word

A woman was caught on video using a racial slur against shopper at a grocery store in Miami.

A Florida man used a tractor to dump dirt on a car, police said. His girlfriend was inside.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office says 20-year-old Hunter Mills was charged with felony criminal mischief. The girlfriend was not hurt.

Former Longhorns, NFL RB Benson dies in motorcycle accident

Benson's attorney, Sam Bassett, said Austin law enforcement told him that Benson was killed in the wreck Saturday night. Bassett said he did not have details of the accident.

Sheriff: Kentucky woman assaulted store clerk after being charged for cup of water

The woman was charged 25 cents for a cup of water, police said.

  Small plane crashes into house near Poughkeepsie, N.Y., killing 2

State police spokesman Steven Nevel said three men were on the plane; one died and two were injured. Of three people in the home, one died, another was seriously hurt and the third is missing.

  Houston Snapchat party argument turns into gun battle; 7 shot

Houston Police detectives said seven people ranging from teens to young adults ended up being shot after an argument at a house party.

  Doctors say new rule will mean sicker immigrants

Doctors and public health experts warn of poor health and rising costs they say will come from sweeping Trump administration changes that would deny green cards to many immigrants who use Medicaid, as well as food stamps and other forms of public assistance.

  Epstein’s purported madam now a focus in sex abuse cases

Ghislaine Maxwell, the daughter of a British publishing magnate who died under mysterious circumstances, is one of the most prominent figures left from the Epstein orbit after his suicide in jail while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

  Suburban voters are pressuring Republicans to act on guns

GOP candidates looking ahead at tough races increasingly are eyeing new ways to address anxieties about gun violence, and to do that without crossing the party's base, which sees gun restrictions as an infringement on the constitutional right to bear arms.

  WATCH: Good Samaritans rush to rescue woman in wheelchair who fell off pier

The good Samaritans worked together with several people on the dock, who used a rope to pull the woman to safety.

  Hours old baby found naked and abandoned in Md. wooded area

Maryland has a Safe Haven Law that guarantees anonymous and safe locations at which to give up a child within 10 days of birth.

  13-year-old dies after collapsing during football practice in Pittsburgh

The medical examiner will determine the 13-year-old’s cause of death, according to officials.

3-year-old girl found alone on boat in Texas; father’s body recovered nearby

A young girl was found alone on a boat the day after she and her father took it out on Lake Granbury. Hours later, her father's body was recovered, not far from where the boat was found.

  Portland ‘ground zero’ for protests between right, left-wing

Police arrested at least 13 people and seized metal poles, bear spray and other weapons Saturday as hundreds of far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators swarmed downtown Portland, Oregon.

  Family finds live frog in carton of organic salad greens

One Wisconsin family found a living frog in the packaged organic salad greens they bought from a grocery store.

  Philadelphia standoff suspect charged with attempted murder

A man suspected of shooting six police officers during an hourslong standoff that ended when tear gas caused the man to surrender was charged with attempted murder.

  New York City subway scare suspect taken into police custody

A homeless man from West Virginia faced charges Saturday for allegedly placing two devices that looked like pressure cookers in a New York City subway station, forcing an evacuation and snarling the morning commute, police said.

Welsh town to install anti-sex toilets

According to reports, the public toilets have weight sensors that can determine if more than one person has entered. Additional sensors are designed to pick up activity described as "violent."

  Owner of ‘Heist Jewelry’ hit with sledgehammer, still fights off robbers

Security camera footage shows the owner of ironically named Heist Jewelry tending to his inventory at 2:40 p.m. A masked suspect runs into the store and smashes a display case with a sledgehammer.

Kim expresses ‘great satisfaction’ over NKorea weapons tests

The launches were North Korea's sixth round of tests since late July that revealed developments of a new rocket artillery system and two separate short-range mobile ballistic missile systems. Experts say it would expand the ability to strike targets in South Korea, including U.S. bases there.

Heather Locklear pleads no contest to fighting with deputies

Heather Locklear has pleaded no contest to charges that she fought with first responders during two visits to her Southern California home last year.

Florida neighborhood overrun by vultures

Summertime is perfect for enjoying the pool, which is especially true for homeowners lucky enough to have one on their property.

  Fugitive hid in solar-powered bunker in woods for years, Wis. police say

Standing 20 feet away from the bunker, swatting at a cloud of mosquitoes undoubtedly breeding in the swamp nearby, you’d never know it was there.

Crews reopen Denali park road; stranded tourists leave

The tourists became stranded Friday after heavy rains triggered mudslides and caused excess water from a culvert to damage the only road inside the vast park.

Study: 8 in 10 people have cried at work

Eight out of 10 people have cried at work, according to a new study from job search company Monster.

  Hundreds arrive to honor El Paso victim after public invited

When 63-year-old Margie Reckard was killed by a gunman who opened fire at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, earlier this month, Antonio Basco lost his entire world. So, as the man who felt so alone planned her funeral, he invited the world to join him in remembering his companion of 22 years.

  Medical examiner rules Epstein death a suicide by hanging

New York City's medical examiner ruled Jeffrey Epstein's death a suicide Friday, confirming after nearly a week of speculation that the financier faced with sex trafficking charges hanged himself in his jail cell.

‘Easy Rider’ star and writer Peter Fonda dies at age 79

Actor Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right after both writing and starring in the counter-culture classic "Easy Rider," has died.

FOX 8 journalist Nancy Parker killed in New Orleans East plane crash

Nancy Parker, a journalist at FOX 8 for 23 years, was killed in a small plane crash in New Orleans East on Friday afternoon.

  Man auctioning comic book collection to pay for cancer treatment

Robert Letscher spent most of his life collecting comic books. Now he’s selling off his prized possessions to cover growing medical costs.

Claims: Migrant children molested in US-funded foster care

The foster care programs are aimed at providing migrant children with care while authorities work to connect them with parents, relatives or other sponsors. But instead the boy told a counselor he was repeatedly sexually molested by other boys in the foster home.

Customs and Border Protection outage snarls major airports

A CBP spokeswoman said the systems were running again by early evening on the East Coast.

  S. Dakota woman thought she had kidney stones, but gave birth to triplets

Blaze, Gypsy, and Nikki were born early, and the Giltz family hope to bring them home soon.

  Police seek to question man in NYC rice cooker bomb scare

Police were looking to talk to a man seen on surveillance video taking two of the devices, which they identified as rice cookers, out of a shopping cart and placing them in the subway station.

Court: US can reject asylum along parts of Mexico border

A federal appeals court on Friday cleared the way for the U.S. government to forbid Central American immigrants from seeking asylum at the two busiest stretches of the southern border in a partial legal victory for the Trump administration.

Deputies in Sarasota County identify alleged burglar by cheese dip splattered on him and vehicle

A deputy came out to the scene and made contact with 23-year-old Joseph Valderramma, noticing yellow stains on his shirt as Valderramma told him that he had gotten his vehicle stuck in the woman’s yard.

  Caught in the act: Raccoon gets trapped while raiding Florida high school vending machine

The raccoon got stuck inside the vending in its search for potato chips and fruit snacks.

  James Bond’s Aston Martin goes for $6 million at auction

Sleek, sophisticated, and fit for a spy, the Aston Martin DB5 is inextricably linked to Secret Agent 007.

Nearly half of Americans don’t change underwear daily, study says

According to the survey, 45 percent of Americans said they have worn the same pair of undies for two days or longer. About 13 percent said they had worn the same pair for a week or more.

  Lawsuit filed in Legionnaires’ outbreak at Atlanta hotel cites negligence

There have been 12 lab-confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease, including one person who died, and 63 probable cases, according to Georgia health officials.

  Greenland to Trump: Thanks, but we’re not for sale

Following reports that Trump had spoken about the notion of buying Greenland, the semiautonomous Danish territory between the Atlantic and Arctic oceans issued a short statement to clarify it wasn't on the market.

  Rep. Tlaib declines to visit West Bank, citing Israeli conditions

Israel's interior minister says he has received and granted a request by Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib to enter the Israeli-occupied West Bank on humanitarian grounds.

  ‘You ugly!’ note gets airport security worker fired

A traveler at an airport says an airport security employee called him ugly. Security video shows Neal Strassner walking through the security check in July when the woman hands him a note.

Tyson recalling nearly 40,000 lbs. of chicken patties due to foreign matter contamination

The USDA classifies the health risk as "high."

  'A living legacy’: Charlotte woman celebrates 115th birthday

Hester McCardell Ford of Charlotte celebrated her 115th birthday Thursday!

UK judge sentences ‘Friends’ Schwimmer lookalike to 9 months in jail

Abdulah Husseni's image became famous after Blackpool police published surveillance-camera footage of a man carrying a carton of cans from a restaurant in Blackpool. Social media users noted a strong similarity to Schwimmer's character Ross Geller on "Friends."

  Body cam video: Calif. police officers save choking child

Dramatic body cam video released by police in Culver City, California, shows two officers racing into an apartment last month to save a boy who was choking.

El Paso police seek identity of hero in Walmart attack

El Paso police are searching for a man who helped save lives in the Walmart mass shooting.

  Pennsylvania couple accused of faking birth, death of baby

A young couple in Pennsylvania faces criminal charges after police say they faked a pregnancy, birth and death of a child in exchange for gifts and money.

AP sources: Trump has talked about buying Greenland for US

Aiming to put his mark on the world map, President Donald Trump has talked to aides and allies about buying Greenland for the U.S.

UA researcher studies why heatwaves are strengthening across the United States

Heatwaves are getting bigger and more severe according to Dr. David Keelling, a University of Alabama assistant professor of geography.

Coroner: Dayton gunman had drugs in system during firefight

The gunman in Dayton who killed nine people had cocaine, an antidepressant and alcohol in his system during the mass shooting, and was cut down by a barrage of at least two dozen police bullets that penetrated gaps in his body armor, a coroner said Thursday.